Basket Muzzles Sizing

GENERAL FIT/SIZING INFORMATION:

  1. Nose & Snout Clearance – The muzzle should rest approximately ½” to 1” under the eyes on the snout. The end of the nose clearance should be greater than ½” between the nose and muzzle. (The nose muzzle clearance can be as much as 1.5” longer, in certain sizing situations) The sides between the muzzle and snout should average ½” - 1” on each side of the mouth. The under the mouth clearance will be greater in size due to the shape of the muzzle. (The under mouth muzzle clearance provides for panting while exercising and drinking liquids)
  2. Circumference (mouth/snout) – This is the measurement around the snout (Outside Diameter) below the eyes where the muzzle will rest. Compare this measurement with each specific muzzle selection.
  3. Headstall Strap (loop) – Run a “tape measure” starting at one eye and follow around the ears to the other eye.  Compare this measurement with the “Headstall loop” specific selection.
  4. Correct Fit – Muzzles are adjusted for final fit with the “buckle” or “quick-snap” attachment. Be certain the muzzle does not touch either the eyes or nose when fitted. The muzzle can be attached or removed by simply pulling the headstall loop on or off around the ears. If the dog tends to remove the muzzle by scraping against objects, or with paws; it may require a tighter fit. If the dog persists in removing the muzzle; a “security strap” can be ordered for attaching the muzzle to the collar.

 

BASKET MUZZLE SELECTION:

Muzzle Size
Muzzle Inside
 Length
Circumference Inside Diameter
Removal of Inner Basket
 Head Stall Strap Length
Size 2
2”
6-1/2”
No Inner Basket
11”
Size 3
2-1/4”
7-1/2”
No Inner Basket
11-1/2”
Size 4
2-1/8”
8-1/2”
Add 1/2”
12"
Size 5
2-3/8”
9-1/2”
Add 1/2”
14"
Size 6
2-5/8"
10-1/2”
Add 1/2”
15"
Size 7
2-7/8”
11-1/2”
Add 1/2"
16"
Size 8
3”
12-1/2”
Add 1/2"
18"
Size 9
3-1/4”
13-1/2”
Add 1/2”
19"
Size 10
4”
14-1/2”
Add 3/4”
21”

 

MUZZLE EXAMPLES: (Confirm your measurement process before you order)

Example 1 – Saluki, Female, 50 lbs

  1. Nose Length – 4-1/2” long from base of eyes to end of nose. Deduct 1” from the 5” length needed below the eyes and allow at least ½” clearance at the end of the nose. (Needs muzzle length of approximately 3”)
  2. Circumference – 9-1/2” measured around the nose below the eyes.
  3. Headstall Loop Length – 14” measured from eye to eye.

The comparison of measurements will size this dog for a “small” Greyhound Muzzle or #7 or #8 Basket Muzzle.

Example 2 – Dachshund, Male, 26 lbs.

  1. Nose Length – 2-1/2” long from base of eyes to end of nose. Deduct 1/2"” from the 2-1/2 nose length needed below the eyes and allow at least ½” clearance at the end of the nose. (Needs muzzle length of approx. 1-1/2”)
  2. Circumference – 6-1/2” measured around the nose below the eyes. (Needs at clearance of 7-1/2”)
  3. Headstall Strap Length – 9” measured from eye to eye.

The comparison of measurements will size this dog for a “number 3” Basket Muzzle. You will note that the dog only needs a 1-1/2” long muzzle. However, he has a 6-1/2” circumference snout and will need a #3 muzzle for adequate muzzle/snout side clearance.

Basket Muzzle Pet Sizing guide - This is a recommendation for a variety of pets that may or may not size/fit with the measurements of your pet.

Dog Breed
Muzzle Size
Airedale
8
Basenji
5
Basset Hound
9
Beagle
6
Bichon
3
Border Collie
6
Border Terrier
4
Brittany
6
Chow Chow
8
Cocker
5
Dachshund
3
English Setter
8
Fox Terrier
5
German Shepherd
7 or 9
Irish Setter
8
Jack Russell
4
Labrador
8
Papillion
1 or 2
Pointers
7
Poodle Toy
2
Poodle Miniature
4
Poodle Standard
6
Rhodesian
8
Saluki
6
Schnauzer Miniature
4
Schnauzer Standard
6
Springer Spaniel
7
Weimaraner
9
Welsh Corgi
5
Whippet
4

 

MUZZLE RETURN POLICY: If the muzzle ordered does not fit correctly and not used; we will allow a one (1) time exchange at no charge. We request you  pay all incurred shipping costs.  The return muzzle must be in new re-saleable condition.  An exchange request must be made within 5 days after receipt of the original muzzle order.  Please email us with our original order number and pertinent information regarding the request for an exchange.  We will issue a RMA (return material authorization) number with complete return instructions.  We will not honor an exchange without an RMA number and returns must be shipped back to us within 5 days after authorization for return.