Measuring your Sighthound's foot for V3 Authentic Hunnyboots®
One of the hardest things to do in the world of online shopping is to buy a product without trying it on. Hunnyboots are designed to fit your Sighthound like a human training shoe or sneaker fits you – a snug and comfy fit.
You can see in this cut-away image that a perfect fit is achieved when the measurements you take (from arrow to arrow) match the inner curve of the heel of the boot. A correctly sized boot means the strap will sit where it is designed to go and clear the dew claw on the front.
But first things first, let's understand your sighthound's foot anatomy and how best to measure it. What we're looking to measure is the length between the tip of nail to just past the back of the metacarpal pad on the fore leg, and the tip of nail to just past the back of the metatarsal pad on the hind leg.
It's important to measure both front and back as there will probably be a difference in size. As you can see in this photo, Hunny's back feet (75mm) are significantly smaller than her front (89mm).
The easiest method is to take advantage of your sighthound's natural desire to spend all day laying down. Grab a ruler or tape measure and while their feet are extended and flat. Measure from the tip of the longest nail, to the back of the 'meta' pad. In this photo, Hunny's front paw measures 89mm, a size LARGE. Her rear paw measures 75mm, in-between a SMALL and a MEDIUM. A little bigger is always better than too tight, so she wears a MEDIUM on her rear paws.
Once you have your measurements front and back, you're ready to choose your size.
Up to 55mm - WEENY
Up to 70mm - SMALL (Above 73mm choose Medium)
Up to 80mm - MEDIUM (Above 83mm choose Large)
Up to 90mm - LARGE (Above 93mm choose X Large)
Up to 100mm - X LARGE