Bow Sizing Information


As far as size goes, casual dog bows really have no set rule; it is a matter of personal taste. That being said, here are some general guidelines you can follow. Many breeds range in size so rather than list bows for specific breeds, I have based the following general guidelines on weight.


If your dog is Your dog can wear How


0-5 lbs

5/8" Small Dog Bow

As a topknot



6-10 lbs
5/8" Small Dog Bow
7/8 Adult Dog Bow
As a topknot
As a topknot



Over 10 lbs
5/8" Small Dog Bow
5/8" Small Dog Bow
7/8 Adult Dog Bow
7/8 Adult Dog Bow
As ear bows
As a topknot
As a topknot
As ear bows


Naturally, it is completely up to you what style & size of bow you like and what type of bow works best
for your dog. Feel free to experiment!

5/8" Small Dog Bow
7/8" Adult Dog Bow



Helpful Tips and Things to Consider:

Topknot size: If your dog has a thin topknot, a smaller, lighter bow would work best.

Head size: From breed to breed, and even within the same breed, dogs have differently sized heads. It is best to experiment with what you feel looks best. Bear in mind, you do not want the bow to overpower the dog but rather compliment its appearance. It is always better to err on the side of being too small rather than too large.

Weight of the Bow: If your dog is new to wearing bows, it may be best to begin with a lighter bow so the dog is less aware of it. Avoid heavier or larger embellishments until your dog is accustomed to having something on its head.



Bowcci Dog Bow Details (information on safety, construction, quality, etc) can be found HERE.



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