Sizing Your Dog's Muzzle

What size should your dog muzzle be? If you're not sure, we have plenty of information regarding the size of your dog's muzzle. You can use the steps below to figure out the measurement of your dog's nose as well as look through our charts of muzzles and their sizes.

Measuring Your Dog's Nose

STEP ONE

You need to measure your dog's nose length using tape measure. The image measures from the top of the nose to the 0.5 inches below the eyes.


The dog in this photo has a 4-inch nose length.


STEP TWO

Next, you will need to measure the circumference of the nose. This will be the same 0.5 inches below the eyes as mentioned in step one. You will need to measure all the way around with the dog's mouth closed.


In this photo, the circumerence around his nose is approximately 11.5 inches.



Plastic Jafco Muzzles


Sizes Muzzle Length Muzzle Circumference *
0 2 ¼" 7"
1 2 ¾" 9"
2 3" 10"
3 3 ¼" 11 ½"
4 4 ½" 13"
5 4 ¼" 16 ½"
Rott    
4S 3 ½" 12 ¾"
4R 3 ¼" 14 ½"

* You NEED to give your dog enough room to pant while they wear the muzzle. The measurements above are the actual measurements of the muzzle itself. To determine the correct muzzle size for your dog, you need to be sure of two things:

  1. Your dog's "nose length" CANNOT be shorter than the actual "muzzle length." If the muzzle is longer than your dog's nose length, the dog will see the muzzle in his line of vision.
  2. The circumference of the muzzle needs to be larger than your dog's "nose circumference." From 1 to 3 inches is what we recommend. If you get a muzzle that is the same circumference as your dog's nose, then the dong will not be able to pant. You need to give your dog room to open his mouth.

Still a little unsure of the size to choose? Measure your dog and let us know via the contact form. We'll help you choose the best style and size of muzzle for your dog.


Wire Muzzles


Sizes Muzzle Length Muzzle
Circumference *
Boxer Muzzle #700-2 2 ½" 14 ½"
Cocker Spanial Muzzle #700-3 4" 12"
Doberman Muzzle #700-4 4" ¼" 12"
Malinois Muzzle #700-5 5" 10 ½"
German Shepherd Med #704A 3 ½" 14 ½"
German Shepherd Lg #704A-1 4 ¼" 14 ¼"
Bull Terrier Muzzle #700-6 4" 11"
Rott Muzzle Med #704R 3" 17"
Rott Muzzle Lg #704R-1 4" 17"
Female Pitbull Muzzle #700-7 3 ¼" 13"
Male Pitbull Muzzle #700-8 4 ¼" 13"
Giant Schnauzer #700-9 5" 16"
Great Dane #700-10 6" 18"

* You NEED to give your dog enough room to pant while they wear the muzzle. The measurements above are the actual measurements of the muzzle itself. To determine the correct muzzle size for your dog, you need to be sure of two things:

  1. Your dog's "nose length" CANNOT be shorter than the actual "muzzle length." If the muzzle is longer than your dog's nose length, the dog will see the muzzle in his line of vision.
  2. The circumference of the muzzle needs to be larger than your dog's "nose circumference." From 1 to 3 inches is what we recommend. If you get a muzzle that is the same circumference as your dog's nose, then the dong will not be able to pant. You need to give your dog room to open his mouth.

Still a little unsure of the size to choose? Measure your dog and let us know via the contact form. We'll help you choose the best style and size of muzzle for your dog.


Leather Police-Style Muzzles


Sizes Muzzle Length Muzzle
Circumference *
708B (Small) 3" 11"
708B (Med) 4" 12"
708B (Large) 4" ¾" 13"

* You NEED to give your dog enough room to pant while they wear the muzzle. The measurements above are the actual measurements of the muzzle itself. To determine the correct muzzle size for your dog, you need to be sure of two things:

  1. Your dog's "nose length" CANNOT be shorter than the actual "muzzle length." If the muzzle is longer than your dog's nose length, the dog will see the muzzle in his line of vision.
  2. The circumference of the muzzle needs to be larger than your dog's "nose circumference." From 1 to 3 inches is what we recommend. If you get a muzzle that is the same circumference as your dog's nose, then the dong will not be able to pant. You need to give your dog room to open his mouth.

Still a little unsure of the size to choose? Measure your dog and let us know via the contact form. We'll help you choose the best style and size of muzzle for your dog.


We have a large variety of cloth muzzles. If you need more information, you can check out our Cloth Muzzle page.

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