Sizing Chart

Watch how to put on the Shed Defender

Our sizing runs much different than other pet products because we have a larger variety of sizes. We highly recommend referencing the sizing chart below as well as our Product Sizing Gallery. You can also email support@sheddefender.com if you have any questions or would like to send us a picture of your dog and we can help pick out the correct size.
 
Quick Tips:
  • Length: Measure from the back lower part of the head (right above where the collar sits) to the start of the tail.
  • Measure your dog when he/she is standing up, not laying down.
  • When trying it on your dog for the first time we recommend supervising the dog while he/she is wearing the Shed Defender to ensure it's a proper fit.
  • The suit is designed to have a tight, snug fit that conforms to the body.
  • If the suit is too long and baggy in the back, then the back legs could slip out of the sleeves and potentially cause issues. If that is the case, then please remove the suit and start an exchange here: https://bit.ly/2rGiObD

Size

Length

Weight(lbs)

Mini
8"-12"
4-8
XXS
12"-14"
8-12
XS
14"-17"
12-18
S
17"-20"
18-28
M
20"-24"
28- 45
L
24"-27"
45-65
XL
27"-33"
65-90
XXL
33"+
90-150
Giant
150+ lb
150+


Please note: There are some breeds that are more difficult to size including bulldogs, corgis, basset hounds and dachshunds. If the dog is shorter and the legs are too long, you can simply cut (fabric won't run), hem or roll up the legs, but please note that the product cannot be returned if altered. We are developing breed-specific sizes, so stay tuned for more information.

If you are not satisfied with the fit don't worry, we offer FREE EXCHANGES and returns for all U.S. orders with prepaid postage - click here to start your exchange or return.

Please note that not every dog fits perfectly, there are so many shapes and sizes and breeds that not every dog will fit, so feel free to let us know how yours fits and we can keep improving our product!

For more information please visit our FAQ and Disclaimer pages.


How to Put it On and Take it Off

The Shed Defender is simple to put on and take off. To put on, just put the head through the designated hole, making sure the zipper is on the belly side. Insert the front legs, the back legs, and then zip it up. The zipper should run from the chest to the tail, and the dog should be fully covered except for the head, tail and paws. It’s meant to fit snug, so just take care when zipping up! 
To take it off, start by unzipping and then take the back legs out. Next, just pull over the head and take the front legs out. We recommend taking it off outside so you can shake out the loose hair. To clean it, just throw it the washing machine or in the dryer for 10 minutes and the hair will collect in the lint filter.

Quick Tips

Fits Snug
The suit is designed to have a fairly tight and snug fit. It is a lightweight, stretchy material that is meant to be form-fitting including in the groin area. You may have to stretch the suit quite a bit to get it on, but this is normal because it is a four-way stretch fabric.
Be Careful When Zipping
Be careful when zipping and unzipping – remember it’s a stretchy fabric so you can pull down when zipping to ensure no hair gets caught in the zipper’s teeth.
We’re Here to Help
If you have questions or need help just email us with the breed, weight and pictures of your pup and we can help choose the right size for you!
Easy Exchange
If the suit is too long and baggy in the back, then the back legs could slip out of the sleeves. If that is the case, then please remove the suit and you can start an exchange here.
Alter to Your Needs
For dogs with short legs, you can simply cut (fabric won't run), hem or roll up the legs (but please note that the product cannot be returned if altered).
Provide Encouragement
It’s not uncommon for dogs to take a few times wearing it to get used to it. Positive reinforcement and encouraging them to walk around helps and soon they won’t even know they are wearing it.

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