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Sizing Coats

I'm trying to figure out what size coats to buy for winter. The boys don't necessarily fit into the same size for each measurement, so I'm trying to figure out which is the most important. For instance, for most of the coats I'm interested in, Nico would be right in between small and medium in girth, small in length and x-small in neck size. Desi is medium for both girth and length, but x-small in neck size. It makes me think I'm measuring the neck wrong. Is it more important to buy for girth or for length? Should I just go for the size where they have the biggest measurement? Of course they're not finished growing so I'll probably buy up anyway, but I am curious to know which measurement is most critical.
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Rufus wore his new winter coat today! His is a "Casual Canine" brand and a size medium. It seems like different makers size things very differently! The med. fits him really well... He's 10.2 pounds at 5 1/2 months.

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I always buy small and they fit perfect for my guys. I never found a medium that wasn't too big. Fred is 13 lbs, Scudder 12.4 lbs and Bella 6 lbs and small fits fine in length and girth. I don't buy anything with sleeves because they get their arms caught.





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Christy--Rufus looks adorable!

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twould order by girth not length as havs are so long. i would rather something is too short than hang to the ground. any med i have ordered has been too large and needed alteration. coco is 11 mo, 10.5 lbs. 8X13, i order small, of course each label varies. i hope this helps. judith
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Gucci is about 8 lbs and wears a M..or sometimes L (but I buy for the length and take in)

If they are between sizes, I would definately go up, especially if you think they are still growing. But the neck is usuallly adjustable, but if it is barely hanging on and tight, they can weasle out of it. lol, So better to get the bigger one and strap it all the way down.

With 1/2 of her coats, I've gotten large (just for the LENGTH), and a few fit perfect, a few others are too big...so it really varies on the manufacturer.

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With 1/2 of her coats, I've gotten large (just for the girth), and a few fit perfect, a few others are too big...so it really varies on the manufacturer.

Kara
That's what I've found! The Casual Canine brand seems to work for Rufus in the Medium--he also got a bathrobe and some shirts and they all fit. I got him a raincoat too by Guardian Gear. It's a Medium and waaaaay too big! I don't even see a way to alter it!
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