Pug Life Harness: Which size chart should I use?

Pug Life Harness: Which size chart should I use?

In a world where we can order products from the comfort of our own homes, we’re often faced with needing to closely identify how sizes vary across different sites. We experience it typically for clothing. A size medium may be your standard order for a shirt, but on different sites that may translate to a size large. 

It can be frustrating, but that’s where size charts prove to be the most helpful. 

When we created the Pug Life Harness, we discovered the most accurate fits for dogs can be based on their weight and girth measurements with how the harness is distributed and proportioned to the body and shape of a dog. 

However, there is more involved depending on your dog. 

Let’s take a look at the two size charts we have available. 


Size By Weight

Pug Life Harness sizes range from extra small (XS) to XX-Large (2XL). You’ll see that each size has a recommended weight group with a great range for room for growth. You can have your dog weighed in at vet clinics or you may find scales available for use at your local pet store, but if you don’t have a dog scale on you, no worries! Here’s what we recommend:

If you don’t have a weight for your dog locked into your mind, go ahead and pull out a standard, at-home scale. If your doggo doesn’t fit on the scale, an alternative solution is to step on the scale while holding them. Deduct your own weight from the total weight that appears on the scale.

We don’t recommend relying solely on the weight chart, especially when it comes to uniquely shaped breeds. The weight chart is more suited for larger dogs such as Golden Retrievers, Huskies, etc. For small to medium dogs on the other hand, we recommend referring to the girth measurement size chart.




The girth refers to the part of the dog behind the front legs. In more simplistic terms, the girth is the chest measurement. Despite the chart only displaying sizes small (S) through XX-Large (2XL), rest assured we do offer extra small (XS) harnesses for the little ones. 

To get the best, most accurate fit, compare the girth measurement of your dog with the weight chart. Here’s how you can get a measurement of your dog’s girth:

Using a soft measuring tape…

  1. Place the end of the measuring tape between the dog’s shoulder blades
  2. Wrap the measuring tape around the largest portion of the dog’s chest
  3. Read the girth measurement and match to the sizing chart below

If you don’t have a measuring tape on hand, here’s what you can do…

  1. Take your dog’s leash and carry out the steps above
  2. Use a piece of tape to make necessary marks
  3. Measure the leash using a regular ruler or mobile device ruler

The girth measurement chart comes in handy for dogs with unique body shapes such as Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, and more. 



Now that you have that information out of the way, what do you think about becoming a part of the Pug Life Harness family? If you’re still on the fence about making the switch from collar to harness, check out our recent blog post comparing the two walking accessories here: CLICK HERE

If you’re looking for candid reviews from customers who have been using the Pug Life Harness with their dog, feel free to hop on over to the reviews page here. All reviews are submitted by customers and include quick recaps of their experience (i.e. ‘Better than Expected’). 

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