Harness sizing and growth help! - Poodle Forum - Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle Forum ALL Poodle owners too!

Go Back   Poodle Forum - Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle Forum ALL Poodle owners too! > Poodle Forums > Poodle Talk

Poodle Talk General Poodle Talk! Ask questions, meet new people.

PoodleForum.com is the premier Poodle Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-12-2019, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Points: 255, Level: 5 Points: 255, Level: 5 Points: 255, Level: 5
Activity: 1.9% Activity: 1.9% Activity: 1.9%
Last Achievements
Kalin's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 11
Thanks: 8
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default Harness sizing and growth help!

Hello all

Iím trying to size a Y front harness for alterations, since I screwed up his measurements when I ordered it. If I cut the strap that goes from the front to behind his shoulders (10Ē if it fits him now), there is about 2.5Ē left for growth. He just turned one a couple weeks ago and all his measurements are the same as when he was 10 months. Iím scared to cut it since thereís no going back, but how much bigger can his shoulders really get? I really donít know much about where and when standards fill out, though.

Advice greatly appreciated!!

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Kalin is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Kalin For This Useful Post:
Michigan Gal (10-12-2019)
Sponsored Links
Old 10-12-2019, 06:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 1,068, Level: 18 Points: 1,068, Level: 18 Points: 1,068, Level: 18
Activity: 28.6% Activity: 28.6% Activity: 28.6%
Last Achievements
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Michigan
Posts: 161
Thanks: 144
Thanked 136 Times in 88 Posts

I would leave the harness alone and pick up a smaller one. Go to a store that sells dog harnesses and bring the dog inside with you. Get a perfect fit. He will grow into the one you want to cut up soon enough. If he doesn't fit the harness you have by 2 years of age, then think of cutting it.
Michigan Gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2019, 04:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 17,366, Level: 91 Points: 17,366, Level: 91 Points: 17,366, Level: 91
Activity: 99.2% Activity: 99.2% Activity: 99.2%
Last Achievements
Mufar42's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 2,799
Thanks: 846
Thanked 2,589 Times in 1,700 Posts

I wouldn't alter it either, just get another one. I don't use a harness but did on our boxer, we ordered it from 2 hounds,(freedom harness) https://www.2houndsdesign.com
If you contact them with all your measurements they will help size it for you. Ours came and fit perfectly, even though there was room to alter it if the need arose.
My standard will be 2 in Dec. he is filling out still but not a big change.
Mufar42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
All (C) PoodleForum.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum