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Tim DoedijnsByTim Doedijns

How to properly measure your dog’s harness

A harness is much more comfortable and is more reliable than a normal collar. But at first glance a harness seems more complicated. For example, how do you ensure that the harness is not too big or too small? The following also applies here: to measure is to know.

Make sure it is comfortable
The most important thing is of course that the harness fits comfortably. You naturally want to prevent your dog from not getting enough air because the harness is too tight. At the same time, you also want the harness to not be too big and to get in the way if the dog wants to run and jump nicely. It must all be about comfort and sufficient freedom of movement. For that you have to measure the neck and chest circumference to find the perfect size harness.

This is how you determine the right size
To ensure that a harness fits properly, you need to measure the size of the chest (girth). To do this, take the widest part of the chest, just behind the dog’s shoulders. To be sure, put 2 fingers between the chest and the measuring tape. Then you know for sure that the harness is not too tight. With some harnesses you also have to measure the neck circumference. Because the harness in the neck is lower than a collar, you start measuring at the top of the chest bone and go up again along the shoulder blades.

Found the right size What’s next?
The quality brands properly explain with what dimensions which size harness is perfect for your dog. DOG Copenhagen is known for its ergonomically designed harnesses, which minimally strain the back and neck of the dog. The brand uses the following size chart for its harnesses:

In between sizes, choose the largest size!

Ordering & trying
Want to see the DOG Copenhagen harnesses yourself and try them on your dog? Give us a call at +31(0)6 109 104 63 or send us a mail at

The harnesses of DOG Copenhagen will, especially if you measure the dog right, fit like a glove.
Tim DoedijnsByTim Doedijns

The French Connection

At the beginning of this year we already announced that we were asked to conquer the French market for DOG Copenhagen. We have received so much positive feedback about our assortment that we will now also include EQDOG, EQuest 4dogs and Owney Outdoor. While preparing for this new area we came across the 3 most important rules for four-legged friends in France – handy for customers with holiday plans and if you yourself have a romantic weekend planned in Paris (of course with your dog).

  1. Identify your dog
    As of July 3rd, 2004, certain rules apply within the European Union if you travel with your dog. For example, you must have a European pet passport. Since the 29th of April 2014, there is a new EU Pet Passport that only a veterinarian can provide for you, only after entering the correct data and laminating the relevant pages. Old passports issued and completed before that date will remain valid. In addition, you must also ensure that your dog is ‘chipped’. This way your dog can always be identified.
  2. Proper vaccination
    When traveling through Europe, your dog must also have a valid rabies vaccination. You should also get a dog-tag for that on the collar/harness. You must obtain the rabies vaccination up to 21 days before departure and this may not be older than one year if you cross EU borders. Dogs that are less than 3 months old cannot be vaccinated against rabies yet, so they are not allowed to enter France.
  3. Leave the tough dog at home
    France prefers fighting and guard dogs to leave rather than enter their country. That is why they apply strict rules for taking these “tough” dogs with you. This concerns certain crossbreeds that are not registered in a pedigree that is recognized by the French Ministry of Agriculture. In appearance they resemble:
  • Pitbulls and crossbreeds with American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Boerbulls and crossbreeds with the Mastiff
  • Crossbreeds with the Tosa

Do you want to take these dogs with you? Then you must comply with all kinds of rules. For example, with a special French course where you must prove that you have your dog under control and get a positive result on a bite test that your dog undergo in France.

You can find more information and links to all the rules in France on this Dutch website by the central government.O

Taking the dog to France? Make sure to check the rules!