Our secure wire basket muzzle works well for biters and junk eaters.
The cage like bars will let water in so the dog can drink.
The wire basket is made out crome wire and the leather nose pad is lined with felt.
To get the correct size you will need to measure your dogs snout.
The basket should be big enough so the dog can breath, pant and drink water.
How to measure your dogs snout for our muzzle:
- measure your dog from the inside corner of one eye to the tip of their nose.
- measure approximately (small dogs & short snout dogs 1/2 inch below their eyes) (big dogs 1 inch below their eyes) go all the way around the snout.
This should be the widest part of the snout just below the eyes
For small dogs add approximately 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch to the dogs exact circumference of his snout.
For medium dogs add approximately 1 inch to 1-1/2 inches to the dogs exact circumference of his snout.
For big and large dogs add approximately 1-1/2 inches to 2 inches
to the dogs exact circumference of his snout.
Once you get the dogs measurements compare them to the basket measurements that are listed.
For example a German Shepherd is usually about 4 to 4-1/2 inches long and 11-1/2 to 12 inches around.
This German shepherd would wear a German Shepherd size Medium #5.
A lab will usually wear a medium breed dog size large #4.
A chow will usually wear a Boxer/Pit Bull size Medium #31 or Large #32 depending on the dogs snout circumference.
Most Pit Bulls will wear the Boxer/Pit Bull size Large #32.
Most Dobermans will wear the Doberman size Large #12 unless they are very narrow, then they would wear the #11.
The wire basket muzzles have a head strap that runs between the eyes except the size 0, size 2 and size 2/4, these 3 small muzzles do not have a head strap.
Here are the sizes available.
Small Breed Dog
Length 2-1/2 inches --Circumference 8 inches
Length 3-1/4 inches -- Circumference 9-1/2 inches
Small Breed Dog Long Snout
Dachshund or similar size dogs.
Length 3-3/4 inches --Circumference 10 inches
Medium Breed Dog
Length 3-1/2 inches -- Circumference 11 inches
Length 4 inches -- Circumference 12-1/2 inches
German Shepherd or similar size snout.
Length 4-1/2 inches -- Circumference 13-1/2 inches
Length 5 inches -- Circumference 15 inches
Boxer/Pit Bull or similar size snout.
With forehead strap
Length 3-1/4 inches -- Circumference 13 inches
Length 3-1/2 inches -- Circumference 14 inches
Doberman or similar size snout.
Length 5 inches -- Circumference 11-1/2 inches
Length 5-1/4 inches -- Circumference 12-1/2 inches
Length 5-1/4 inches--Circumference 15 inches
Rottweiler or similar size snout.
With forehead strap
Length 4-1/2 inches -- Circumference 15 inches
Length 5 inches -- Circumference 16-1/2 inches
Big Dog or large size dogs. $39.99
Size Small #6/2
Length 5-1/2 inches--Circumference 16 inches
Size Medium #6/3
Length 5-1/2 inches--Circumference 17 inches
Size Large #6/4
Length 5-1/2 inches--Circumference 18 inches
Please use common sense when using any dog muzzle.
How long the dog is left unsupervised while muzzled is up to you, the dog owner.