HOW TO MEASURE YOUR PET
Measuring dogs can be a bit tricky, and often times it’s easier to have your pet stand against a wall and reference the point on the wall rather than attempting the tape measure with your dog. You can then go back and measure the mark on the wall with the measuring tape.
A- FROM THE TIP OF THE NOSE TO THE BASE OF THE TAIL (TAIL IS NOT INCLUDED)
B- FROM THE ELBOW TO THE GROUND
D- FROM THE FLOOR TO THE TIP OF THE EARS OR TOP OF THE HEAD (WHICHEVER IS HIGHER). EARS MUST NOT TOUCH THE TOP OF THE KENNEL)
With your dog standing in a natural position, facing forward, hold their head level and make a mark with a pen or pencil where the tip of their nose ends – make sure they have not arched their body as this can artificially shorten the measurement. Please also note that you must NOT include the tail in the measurement.
Again, holding their head level, make a mark with a pen or pencil level with the top of their head. If they have erect pointed ears like a German Shepherd for example, measure to the top of the ears
The great news is that your dog can run off and play while you only have to measure the marks on the wall… which won’t wriggle nearly as much!
These measurements need to be as accurate as possible as this information is used to determine the proper size crate for your dog to ensure that they meet the airline requirements.
We want to ensure that your dog has a suitable crate and a safe and comfortable journey.
If a crate is too small, your pet will not only be uncomfortable but it is also against the very strict airline rules. Pets must have a certain minimum size of crate to comply with the airlines. At check-in, the airlines thoroughly check the size of crate compared to the pet inside and they will not hesitate to refuse your pet to travel in the crate if they deem it too small. This can cause delay in travel and additional expenses.
The length of the crate must be A plus 1/2 B
*Some airlines such a BA will require the length to be A plus B
The height of the crate must allow the pet to stand without touching.