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Joanne M
22nd November 2006, 06:02 PM
Do most of you use the small size? The size index I saw was
xsm, sm, med. At thirteen pounds, I am guessing sm is the correct size. Because I never paid attention in math, I won't be measuring tuckers chest size and all that other stuff. Similarly I can't say how many kilograms he weighs, cuz I didn't pay any attention when they tried to teach us the metric system either. (It's a wonder I can do anything!)

moniechris
22nd November 2006, 06:27 PM
I don't know if this helps or not, but Wesley is 22 pounds and the large fits him perfectly. Cody is 16.6 pounds and the large is a bit big on him. For a thirteen pound dog, I would go with a medium and adjust it down, just in case the small doesn't fit over the head. This is a great website where I bought one half price for Cody. The shipping is super fast and I got it in two days!

http://www.ipetconnection.com/Orion_Harness_p/orh01.htm

duncans_ma
22nd November 2006, 06:30 PM
Duncan wears the Medium and he is about 18 lbs. If he were too much bigger we would need the large

Arthur has a medium becasue I expected him to grow into it...which at 10.5 lbs he isn't very growing into it very fast. It stays on him but is big on the smallest setting

I don't know how old tucker his but if he still has growing to do I would get a medium.

Darby's Mom
22nd November 2006, 07:04 PM
I concur - I would get a medium. I use a medium on Darby, and she is 15 lbs & it fits her perfectly. I absolutely love it! I have had her in a medium since she was probably 9 or 10 lbs.

When I first got it, it was a little big on her, as you can see below.
But with Tucker at 13 lbs, it should be absolutely perfect!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a245/cdmoe/darby/Goofball-medium.jpg

By the way, to calculate kilograms from pounds, simply divide by 2.2.
So, if Tucker weighs 13 lbs, he is 5.9 kgs. Hope this helps! ;)

Coco's mom
22nd November 2006, 09:02 PM
HI there!
i think it really depends on the dog. Coco is about 8.8 pounds now and is still wearing her Small puppia that she has had since she came home. She still has room to grow in it too. She is 5.5 months old.

I just ordered another one for her so I went through what you are going through. Make sure you order it from a place that allows exchanges just incase! :flwr:

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Linda
22nd November 2006, 09:08 PM
Dudley wears a medium and all his Puppia's are mediums they fit him perfectly. Although the Camo one is made a bit smaller, Darby has a small that he has now outgrown. He is now stealing one from Dudley's collection to wear.
Dudley is 17.8 lbs and they still fit him, although he needs to loose a few lbs.
Darby is 13.8 lbs and the medium is fine on the smallest setting.

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Joanne M
22nd November 2006, 09:17 PM
But thanks a bunch, a medium it is.

Lisa_T
22nd November 2006, 10:01 PM
It depends more on the head size rather than the girth size- a medium fits my older girl easily, while Amber is still on the small. However, I would probably expect Amber to eventually need a large- then again, I could be totally wrong! for your own peace of mind, I'd measure. I hate maths too, but I hate getting ill fitting goods more- and then having to return them! Too much bother especially when it's online.

Linda
22nd November 2006, 10:46 PM
If you are planning on ordering a Puppia, this coming wkd would be a good time. Tia Bellas is having a 15% discount on everything in the store which includes Puppia's.
:D :D :D :D

Kingofthehouse86
23rd November 2006, 03:28 AM
King is 18.5 lbs and he wears a large..but its adjusted to the smallest setting on the large... So I beleive the Meduim would have just fit...and I don't wanna squish him in a Medium

judy
23rd November 2006, 05:21 AM
when zack was 12 pounds i got him a small on ebay. it would not go on him, much too small. At 15-16 pounds, medium has been perfect. I got Belle a medium, she was a bit over 13 pounds and the medium is loose on her, but a small would be too small. my mistake was not measuring Zack before i bought the small. I don't think there's anything mathmatical about using a tape measure. You just hold the tape in one spot and wrap it around their neck or chest and see what the number is when it gets all the way around. the result won't be exact. if you pull tighter it will be a smaller number, if you wrap it more loosely, it will be a bigger number. but they'll be close. i never knew how tight to pull it but as long as it's all the way round, it should be close enough. i failed algebra several times (ok, 4 times) and never did pass it, and i never took geometry (my nonmathmatician credentials).

Lucy's mum
23rd November 2006, 11:15 AM
Without any doubt get a MEDIUM. It may seem a little bit loose but the chest band should probably tighten enough for safety.

Henry has had a small size since he was 12 weeks old. He is now 5 months and is 12 lbs and he needs to move into medium very soon.

There is quite a big difference between small and medium.

To get the small off him now I gently push his ears through first and then it slids easily off his head. So the part that goes over his head is the limiting part. When he actually has the small on it still fits him comfortably. I reckon that when he has put another pound on - that will make him 13 lbs - I won't be able to slip it off him easily, so I've ordered a medium for him 10 days ago - wish it would arrive!

Lucy started with Puppias when she was 14 lbs and she went straight into a medium - still fits her beautifully at 17.5 lbs.

inca
23rd November 2006, 12:13 PM
those look great haven't seen them before

might have to get one for cara ;)

merlinsmum
23rd November 2006, 12:38 PM
Inca, if you plan on purchasing - the cheapest i have found on line that deliver UK is www.pawsdelight.co.uk and you get the matching lead all for £20 :D

Vickie
23rd November 2006, 12:55 PM
Thanks for that link Kirsty I've just ordered the boys one each for christmas! At the moment they're the only ones getting anything this year!! :lol:

merlinsmum
23rd November 2006, 01:01 PM
I ordered mine a while ago for Christmas - they have been put away for Christmas.... I got the camo ones - This is Merlin checking out the large size

http://static.flickr.com/110/304173272_e389fe6e35.jpg

Vickie
23rd November 2006, 01:50 PM
Wow what a smart boy! :lotsaluv:

Lucy's mum
23rd November 2006, 03:30 PM
Inca, I ordered my next one from www.tiabellas.com which is based in USA.
For the harness alone it cost me £14 approx ($27.94) .....that's for the harness + shipping to the UK. Pretty good!

inca
23rd November 2006, 04:04 PM
thankyou for those links.....who thinks cara will look pretty in pink ???

Vickie
23rd November 2006, 06:20 PM
thankyou for those links.....who thinks cara will look pretty in pink ???

oh yes most definately Cara in pink gets my vote :D

Lucy's mum
23rd November 2006, 08:38 PM
Cara is a sweetheart - she will look adorable in pink. How old is she?

Inca ... love your saying about the chocolate/cavaliers. How very very true!!!

Merlin, you are one real cool boy in that puppia! Lucy is besotted with you.

Lucy's mum
23rd November 2006, 08:49 PM
For anyone who has a young pup and is wanting a puppia ......this is Henry at 13 weeks nearly 10 lbs wearing his big sister Lucy's medium puppia. More than just a bit on the baggy baggy side - and quite unsafe for him. But it all depends on the body shape/size. They all vary. Thin, fat, big or small head.

I had no choice but to get him a small harness and am now upgrading to the medium size at about 12 - 13 lbs 5 months.

http://static.flickr.com/108/304436508_818f7a3e6c.jpg

Henry is a bit embarrassed about this not very complimentary photo of him!!!!!

arasara
23rd November 2006, 08:54 PM
Please measure your dogs before ordering - Kosmo and Linda's Darby weigh the EXACT same weight and they are both different sizes. Kos has a bigger ribcage than darby and to pick both of them up - their weight is in different areas.. it's weird.!

Darby's Mom
23rd November 2006, 10:29 PM
Ooooooo!!! Definitely pink for Cara!!!

Now, the really hard question:

Pink? http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a245/cdmoe/PuppiaSoftHarnessPinkSmallImage.jpg Pink with Stripes?http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a245/cdmoe/pink_striped.jpg
Pink with Flowers?http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a245/cdmoe/pink_flower.jpg

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Linda
24th November 2006, 12:16 AM
Ooooooo!!! Definitely pink for Cara!!!

Now, the really hard question:

Pink? http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a245/cdmoe/PuppiaSoftHarnessPinkSmallImage.jpg Pink with Stripes?http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a245/cdmoe/pink_striped.jpg
Pink with Flowers?http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a245/cdmoe/pink_flower.jpg

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Christine

You are such a tease, any wonder why your Darby is always teasing the boys. icon_whistling icon_whistling icon_whistling ;) ;) ;) :yikes :yikes :yikes

Nisha
24th November 2006, 11:01 AM
i still dont understand this puppia business...might sound stupid but what is the difference between a puppia harness and a normal one??? because i still havent gotten around to buying a puppia yet because before i found this forum i had already bought harnesses for my 2 and they seemed to work out great! so could someone please tell me whats better about the puppia harness so that i have an excuse 2 chuck out the other ones and buy 2 puppia's now!! ;)

inca
24th November 2006, 11:18 AM
cara is 13 weeks and around 8lb ...she says if she has a pink one she will be kicknamed barbie .............urm barbie it could be be

wait till she meets KEN .... :jump:

Claire
24th November 2006, 02:05 PM
Puppia is the make, they just seem to be a nicer material, ie. soft and easy to put on and off. Other harnesses some to be heavier and harder material and seem to be straps round chest and legs - Puppia seem to be more comfortable.

Linda
24th November 2006, 03:39 PM
cara is 13 weeks and around 8lb ...she says if she has a pink one she will be kicknamed barbie .............urm barbie it could be be

wait till she meets KEN .... :jump:

Or maybe Darby. :shock: :shock: :shock: :yikes :yikes :yikes

inca
24th November 2006, 03:48 PM
could darby be KEN is disguse ...urm :flwr:

Linda
24th November 2006, 03:53 PM
could darby be KEN is disguse ...urm :flwr:

As hot as Cara is Darby will do his best to look like Ken. ;) ;) ;) ;) :D :D :D :D

Lisa_T
24th November 2006, 11:19 PM
I'm dismayed to find that I'm going to need a medium for Amber already- she's only four and a half months- and it seems to be her head shape. The small will still go ON easily, and there's plenty of expansion room in the chest- but getting it off has become a bit of a drama and the poor baby squeaked a bit last night when I was trying to get it off. Managed eventually. Course it doesn't help that she's pulling at it in one direction while I try to get it off in the other!

She's spent most of today in the medium and it's alright. It's loose- it looks like a t shirt rather than a harness from the front lol- but not to the point where she can climb out of it. The neck is a bit baggy, but she'll grow, and at least putting it on and off is pain free! So... that's a small blue orion harness up for grabs, folks. Small dogs or pups of four/five months and less should be able to wear it. PM me if anyone's interested.

...and as for which pink, I like the flower (pink orion) but also stripes. Now the big question is which pattern to get for Amber?! :badgrin:

Roxanne
24th November 2006, 11:37 PM
I like all of the pinks ! But the flower and the solid pinks are my favorite !

They do grow so fast !