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    Default Neoprene dog vest

    I wa curious how to determine the correct size for my dog to wear?

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    The manufactures have instructions on how to measure the dog for size. Check out there websites for details or go to a retail store where they are sold and look at the instructions on the vests. Also, many of them can be cut to better fit each dog, once you get a proper size for your dog.

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    One more thing about vest sizing is that different brands have different measurements in the same size, ie. a large in one brand may not be the same as a large in another brand.

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    None of them are oging to fit "right" You are going to have to cut on it to make it fit your dog properly.... So if your dog is barely a Medium Id get a Large
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    Ok cool one other question which brand do y'all prefer

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    I have Cabela's. They have sizing instructions on their website. Rowdy is a small dog, 61 lbs. But you measure for the largest dimension which is his chest. So he got an XL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_willie12 View Post
    None of them are oging to fit "right" You are going to have to cut on it to make it fit your dog properly.... So if your dog is barely a Medium Id get a Large
    This ^^^ have used Avery and Cabelas and they fit our female dogs but never the males. Only use them in the snow. Don't like the thought of them getting hung up on something in the water. YMMV
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    I'll say that my experience is that most people use vests that are much too large for their dog to the point that they're almost useless. I like the Cabela's vests. No disrespect to Wayne, but a 61 pound dog probably needs a Cabela's medium, but most certainly nothing more than a large.

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    I like the way the Avery fits my female . I can just barely slide my hand in between her coat and the vest. (her coat is generally dry at her core ) I cut the D ring off of it in fear of her getting it caught on brush or something . I didn't have to do any trimming on the Avery.

    I think if you read the measuring instructiond in the actual sales magazines they recommend using the neck measurement as the main measurement for the best fit.
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    My 50 pound shorthair had to go with an XL in the cabelas vest. That said, I had to spend an hour with scissors and sewing machine to make it fit. Deep chest, skinny neck.

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