Charter - Step 3 - Choose the Z'Hoodie size


Size Sleeve
F (S) E
Chest Back
0 25 (30) 32 34 to 42 25 to 29
1 32 (35) 38 40 to 46 29 to 35
2 36 (41) 46 46 to 56 35 to 40
3 42 (49) 54 55 to 62 40 to 46
4 46 (54) 60 60 to 68 45 to 51
5 51 (60) 65 66 to 80 50 to 59
6 56 (65) 75 76 to 92 55 to 64
7 62 (74) 85 84 to 110 65 to 72

Sleeve legend
F: Folded sleeve. Once equivalent to the width of the wrist
(S): Standard sleeve. Represents the “flat” length of the coat 
E: Stretched sleeve. Acceptable limit if your dog has long legs. Could be a little short.

STEP 1 - Choose the sleeve length.   We recommend using (R)regular sleeve length to begin with. The other lengths give the acceptable limits. Choose the size with a sleeve length closest to that of your dog. Generally doodles wear the sleeves (R)folded if they have more “Golden” genetics. Poodles (or doodle with “poodle”), on the other hand, generally wear the (S)tandard sleeve.  Keep in mind that the thickness of your dog's coat will impact how high the sleeves sit but should not determine the size. 

2ND STEP - Check the chest. Check if your dog's chest measurement is within the chest size gap marked in step 1. If so, go to step 3.

Note that the bottom (left) measurement represents that of the coat "flat" so if your dog's chest is below this size, the coat may be too baggy. The top (right) measurement represents the chest stretched to its maximum. If your dog's chest is above this size, he/she risks looking like a sausage. So it is best to go up to the next size. 

Going larger will have the effect of lengthening the sleeves. Check that your dog's sleeve length is not less than the folded length of the chart. If so, the difference will be how much the sleeves are too long.  

STEP 3 - Confirm the size with the back.   Measuring the back is often difficult to take and can sometimes be misleading. This should not change depending on the position of your dog's head. A good point of reference for the position of the wither is that it aligns with back of the front paw. 

The length of your dog's back should preferably lie within the chart gap. If the back is shorter than the lower value (left), this will have the effect of lengthening the back sleeves because the coat will fall towards the back ("Yo" style) and may not hold up in the snow. If so, check if sizing down would be acceptable.

Another way to validate the back length is to transfer the back measurements of the chart (lower and upper) to your dog's back starting from the raised tail. If you arrive more or less in line with the back of the front leg, that's a good indicator that the size is right. 

Note: If after these steps you are not able to identify a size, it is possible that your dog has proportions that do not fit our current models. Particularly if you have a dog that does not have a size suitable for our models. See step - Validate if our coats are suitable for your dog

To help you, as a general rule (there are always exceptions), a doodle or poodle:

35-42lbs will probably be a Z'Hoodie - size 4
43-49lbs will probably be a Z'Hoodie - size 4 or 5
of 50-55lbs will probably be a Z'Hoodie - size 5 but possible also size 6
of 60-80lbs (even up to 100lbs) will be in size 6 for the Z'Hoodie