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2XS - Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, Yorkshire, Toy Fox Terriers
XS - Bichon, Pekingese, Toy Poodle, Silky Terriers
S - Boston/Border Terriers, Dachshunds, Jack Russell Terriers, Miniature Poodles, Scottish/Welsh Terriers
M - Cocker Spaniels, Beagles, Border Collies, Welsh Corgies
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Q:Is it possible that my 4 pound chepup can fit in a 2xs?Asked on 8/2/2012 by palin the tiny
A:You will need to measure your dog to know for sure.Answered on 11/7/2012 by Justin M. from Overton's
Q:I am looking at this and the Overtons Dog Life Jacket. Is the main difference just manufactures? I was also wondering about the size of the mesh on the underbelly, with the possibility of getting a nail caught when scratching. How large are the holes? Also is it better to have the underpart made of floatation material to add to the buoyancy? I have a small 7lb Chihuahua mix.Asked on 4/12/2010 by Debbie from Rolling Hills, CA
A:I think that flotation on the dog's underside would cause the dog to roll in the water. With flotation only on the top, it supports the dog right side up and keep it's head out of the water.Answered on 6/29/2011 by Al from Talmoon, MN
A:I don't believe the dog's nails will get caught in the mesh.
the floatation under the dog's chin keeps the head above the water. If there was a float under the dog, it could make the dog work harder to keep in the proper position - in my opinion.Answered on 5/4/2010 by DJA from Marquette, Mi
Q:I have a long-haired Chihuahua that weighs 6lbs. Which size should I purchase?Asked on 3/27/2010 by Bobby from Pleasant Garden, NC
Q:how can I get a life vest for my 200 lb english mastiff???Asked on 8/18/2009 by Crystal from Dayton, Ohio
A:You would probably have to get one custom made for a dog of that size. Nothing we carry will support a dog of that weight.Answered on 9/11/2009 by Matt from Overton's Tech.
Q:what size do I order for my 11 pound maltese?Asked on 8/4/2009 by Anonymous
A:XS(7-12 lbs./15"-19" body girth)Answered on 9/22/2009 by Bryant C from Tech Department
Q:I have a male shih tzu who weighs 11.6 pounds and has almost a 17 inch girth. Should I go with the bigger size since he is right on the edge of both?Asked on 7/11/2009 by Anonymous
A:You should purchase the X-tra small size or XS.Answered on 1/25/2010 by Justin from Overton's
Q:We have a Boston Terrier that weighs approximately 24 lbs. and measures about 23 girth. I am thinking I need the medium. What is the length of the jacket? Boston's are quite "chesty". I saw this jacket on another Boston but she was more slender and weighed less. Thanks!Asked on 7/1/2009 by Susan from Derby, IN
A:Yes, I would have to recommend the medium.Answered on 1/21/2010 by Bryant from Tech
Q:I purchased a yellow "aqua dog" life jacket for our mini dachsund a few years back but have missplaced it. My question is about size to order for my mini dachsund that weighs 12 pounds in the Paws Aboard life jacket?Asked on 6/15/2009 by Lovin the lake from Table Rock Lake
A:This will come down to your dog's body girth. When measured around his chest, if the length is 15"-19", go with the XS. If it measures 17"-22", go with a Small.Answered on 6/16/2009 by Matt from Overtons
Q:What size would you recommend for a French bull dog? She is around 22 pounds, but very compact and thick through the chest.
thanksAsked on 6/8/2009 by Anonymous
A:The best thing to do is to also measure the chest/girth of the dog and we should be able to assist you and make sure we get you the proper fitting vest for your dog. If you have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us here Overton's and any of our representatives will be glad to assist you.Answered on 6/16/2009 by Brooks, Marine Buyer from Overtons