Use a soft tape. If you don’t have one, use a piece of string or similar, and hold the resultant measurement against a builder’s metal tape.

Measure only when the hound is standing upright on all four legs – never while lying down.

Measure the contours of your hound’s back, starting from the neck/back ‘join’Point A

Take the tape to the start of the tail – the ‘join’ between the back and tail

Note – the neck measurement (A) is the imaginary seam of neck as if it were on the dog. Hence NOT tight to the neck, but lower. Any problems at all with measurement, just email us at

Greyhound and Whippet Measurement Guide for Lily Peeps Coats