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    Default taking measurements

    I dont know if this is the right place to ask BUT I wanted to know the proper way to measure a dog. For example, neck, height, length, and head. What is a hat size or wirth? People measure their dogs in soo many ways, but no one seems to know the proper way around here. They say you measure height from the front shoulder-blades to the ground, other say its mid-back to the ground. Its different what people consider the right way to measure. So anyone that really knows what their talking about, please share.

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    Default Re: taking measurements

    I do believe the UKC measures their dogs at the Withers... unless stated otherwise by the breed standard. that is the only question from your post i know. It is my understanding that the other measurements, (hat, wirth, neck, head) are primarilly used by BYB to advertize their over sized, over fed, over breed, mixed breed golliath's. Most people just use ratios and slightly vague descriptive words when talking about size of head and neck. for example...
    The length of muzzle is shorter than the length of skull, with a ratio of approximately 2:3.
    was quoted from the Official UKC Website

    FYI: the only reason i use the UKC website as a reference is i was already on it... but i show ADBA.

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    Default Re: taking measurements

    THANKS! Thats what I was thinking! I was looking around the web to find out and it seemed like everyone was using different methods to measure their pits. It seemed pretty wierd and I figured it was just a way to advertise SIZE. I wanted to know cause I was looking into buying a shirt or two for my pup and I couldnt figure out how to measure her. I usually buy stuff that I can try on first. Stuff on the web are harder to buy since I dont know her exact measurements.

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    Default Re: taking measurements

    Quote Originally Posted by jenniipoo
    ...Thats what I was thinking! I was looking around the web to find out and it seemed like everyone was using different methods to measure their pits. It seemed pretty wierd and I figured it was just a way to advertise SIZE. I wanted to know cause I was looking into buying a shirt or two for my pup and I couldnt figure out how to measure her. I usually buy stuff that I can try on first. Stuff on the web are harder to buy since I dont know her exact measurements.
    Hello,
    If you go to this link:
    http://www.angelfire.com/mi/pitbulldogs/stuff.html

    It has measuring on there..

    Yours in the fancy
    steinlin

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    Default Re: taking measurements

    Thanks Steinlin!!! That Was Perfect!!!! *hugs*

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