Ammo the Dachshund wearing a 13" Glowdoggie Mini.
Choosing the right size BEFORE you order your Glowdoggie™ is essential so please follow the instructions below or contact us for help.
The Glowdoggie™ is an LED safety ring which has to slide over the dog’s head in one piece, similar to a bangle bracelet. What’s important is therefore not the neck or collar size, but the circumference of the widest part of the dog’s head, in front of the dog’s ears.
Of course, if your dog has a particularly large neck (and small head) the ring will have to sit comfortably on the neck too, so keep this in mind when measuring.
The Glowdoggie comes with a nylon strap that can be clipped-on to the dog’s existing collar or harness to make sure the product doesn’t slip off in the woods or whilst swimming. Nonetheless, we always recommend taking the time for a accurate measurement of your dog’s head.
The Glowdoggie is divided into two primary ranges:
The MINI Glowdoggie: for small dogs, and very narrow-headed dogs, with head sizes of between 10” and 13” maximum. (There is no upwards tolerance on the Mini range, so your dog’s head must be under the Glowdoggie size for it to fit comfortably.)
- The Standard Glowdoggie: this includes the Glowdoggie Classic+ and Ultra models. The standard range is for dogs with a head circumference upwards of 13.4”, all the way up to 29” (if your dog is the size of a small pony ;-))
Please see our sizing reference photos on the bottom of the page for guidance.
Measuring your Glowdoggie size:
The most precise way to measure is with a soft tape measure or piece of string. Wrap the measure snugly around the widest part of the dog’s head, just in front of the ears. Don’t leave any slack, but don’t pull too tightly so that you hurt the dog.
If you measure up to 1/2 inch over a Glowdoggie size, for instance 18.5”, then you can generally choose the Glowdoggie size down (or 18” in this example). The circular shape of the standard Glowdoggie™ (Classic+/Ultra) allows for a .5” tolerance (no dog’s heads are perfect circles).
Keep in mind your dog’s neck size (where the glowdoggie sits) is also something to factor in. If your dog has a thicker neck than head, then factor that in by all accounts. Really round-headed dogs, such as pitbulls or boxers, will have a tolerance up to about .3” over the Glowdoggie size.
Please note that the Mini Glowdoggie does not show so much tolerance, so choose the next size up, rather than down if you measure over .3” Mini Glowdoggie size. So a 12.3” snug measurement would need a 13” Mini, for example.
In this particular example we’ve measured close to 19”, which is normal for most female english labs or smaller male American Labs. In this case we would recommend 19” Glowdoggie Classic+ or Ultra Glowdoggie.
Have a question or need more help regarding the right size? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we’ll be happy to assist you.
Picture references for sizing:
Many additional and up-to-date sizing examples can be found on our Facebook page. Click here.
11” on this very small Yorkie.
12” on this male Dachshund.
12”, on this very small female pug. Most small pugs will need a 13”, normal pugs a 14” regular Glowdoggie.
12”, on this normal-sized female Yorkie.
13”, on this larger male Yorkie in white.
12” on the smaller female Yorkie in red.
13” on this small Boston Terrier. Larger bostons will need a 14” - though very large ones possibly even a 16”.
16” on this male wheaten poodle mix
18” Classic on our 65lbs female labradors, or the 19” Classic+.
20” or 21” for most big male labs & goldens and german shepherds.
18” or 19” on this large male labradoodle with shorn hair. Most standard poodles will be 16 or 18”.
20” on this Siberian Husky male.
20” for large German Shepherds.
16” on this narrow-headed lab/hound mix. 16” for most Border Collies, Spaniels, and smaller pointer breeds.
16” on this male Vizsla hunting dog with a particularly wide head.
18” on this male boxer.
16” on this big American Cocker Spaniel. Smaller Cockers will need the 14”.
14” on this female Brittany Spaniel.
Most spaniel breeds will be between 14” -16”. Larger Setters will likely need an 18”.
14” on this female greyhound
24” on this male American Bulldog
22” on this male Pitbull.
24” on this male Great Dane. Mastiffs might need the 26”.