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19th March 2007, 01:34 PM
Izzie is 8 months, just shy of 16 lbs, and blenheim in color. She had the nerve to outgrow her medium dear dog harness and so now I'm looking to buy a new one. I'm hoping that she will top out at 18lbs (please advise if my hopes are in vain) and am looking at medium puppias (going from a 10 inch neck on the dear dog to an 11.5 inch neck on the puppia).

First, do you think that this would be the right size. Next, does anyone have a picture of their blenheim in a soft purple puppia or a pink puppia?

Choosing colors is harder than picking sizes for me!


19th March 2007, 02:12 PM
My 18.5 lb. (12 mo.) blen wears a medium puppia--her neck is about 12.5 inches (wears a 14" collar), and she wears a 16" long coat (the measurement from the neck to just above the tail). (When she was a week or so shy of 8 months she weighed 15 pounds, btw.)

She and her brother have matching navy medium Puppias, so I'm sorry I don't have the right photo for you, but I feel as if I've seen an avatar here with a blen in a pink Puppia...but maybe I'm making that up!

19th March 2007, 02:23 PM
Not a good photo but this is Cody in her medium sized pink puppia, Cody is about 23/24 lbs.


19th March 2007, 02:24 PM
Here is Lily in a medium pink. She is 7 mos and weighs 13.4 lbs. She still has plenty of room in the medium in the body and chest, but the hole for the head could not be any smaller. Depending on how big your dog's head is, she may need a large. You could order both and send back the one that doesn't fit.



Cathy T
19th March 2007, 03:44 PM
Shelby at 18 lbs and Jake at 20 lbs both wear a large harness. It has more to do with their head size though icon_whistling I couldn't get a medium over their big old heads so a large fits perfect.

19th March 2007, 05:06 PM
How do you measure their heads? lol- its skinney except for those big floppy ears

19th March 2007, 05:28 PM
I would think across the dome from ear to ear, which is the biggest part.

19th March 2007, 05:36 PM
I just measured the opening in the med and it is a little over 6 inches pulled taunt. Lily's head measured about 5" and probably add another inch for her ears. So you can see there is not much room fro it to go over her head. The medium just fits over her head and I have to pull it over her ears. Hope this helps.

19th March 2007, 06:50 PM
The dear dog harnesses run a lot smaller than the puppias. A medium should be fine ;)

19th March 2007, 08:39 PM
I agree about the head issue being something to watch out for. Both of mine wear the medium, but it's more of a job to get Pepper's off over his head/ears than it is Milly's, even though once it's on it fits him perfectly. I've actually been debating whether I should move him up a size, but then I'm worried that it'll be too loose otherwise.

19th March 2007, 08:58 PM
OMG! Shay, Lilly is soooo sweet! What a looker---love her pink puppias!

I purchased a medium bright green and another medium pink for Katydid.....put the green one on her for St. Pat's Day....she still can't wear it-TOO BIG!
She is in her pink puppia ....same one since I brought her home at 11 weeks and 4 plus pounds!
She is now over 9 months old....
I would guess that she weighs about 10 plus pounds now....
I'd like her in the medium size puppias so that she and Teddy can 'share' and I can buy one in every color ;) !

Teddy and sweet, little Katydid

19th March 2007, 09:51 PM
Oh Thanks so much Nancy, we love the little wiggle butt. I think Lily is probably going to be about 16 or 17 lbs when she's grown. She grew really fast and then stopped. She doesn't seem to be growing at all now. My Hubby doesn't think she is going to get any bigger, but I know they grow until a year old. I think she has been about the 13.4 lbs for a couple of months now. She is long and skinny to me. My Mother thinks she is too skinny...LOL. The medium puppia is really big on her body, but she needs it for her head. BYW...I just love the name Katydid, where did you find that name? Your babies are just precious too!! :flwr:

19th March 2007, 10:17 PM
Hi Shay!
I teach kindergarten and every spring we study insects...I feel like I could be an entomologist by now ...we've done it for sooo long!
There is a beautiful green insect called the Katydid....I also think
Steely-Dan had a Katydid on one of their albums...Katy Lied. Yeah, I am OUT there!
So....she is named after an insect but I like to say "KATY DID WHAT???"

Enjoy your sweet Lilly! She is beautiful!
Are these dogs not the best???? ;)

Teddy and sweet, little Katydid

19th March 2007, 10:46 PM
That is what I thought. Being raised in the south, when we were little and being outside at night in the summer, we would hear them. My Mother would always say, oh, there go the Katydids. I have never really seen one, just heard them....LOL. I have always liked the way it rolls off the tongue. What a great name :thmbsup:

And to answer your question, I have never known the love of a dog the way I love this little girl and she loves us. I have loved all of my dogs, but there is just something special about these little things. Almost a human quality.

Joanne M
19th March 2007, 11:10 PM
Puppia sizes, Tucker wears a medium but I cannot imagine the neck opening fitting him if he gains any weight. He only weighs about 14 - 15 pounds. I didn't think his head was that large but as it is when I take the puppia off, his ears are pulled forward over his face, lol it's kinda funny. (I'm gentle.)

Shay, I love those pictures of Lily. How come you haven't posted them in the gallery, or have you and I missed them? She's adorable.

19th March 2007, 11:49 PM
Hi Jo....I know what you mean about the ears. Poor little Lily's ears are pulled straight up over her head when I take it off. Thanks for the compliment on Lily. Hubby is always taking pics of her. I've got so many, I guess I need to post some new ones in the gallery.