BowBiz Bow Sizing

As far as size goes, casual dog bows really have no set rule; it is a matter of personal taste. I have a customer with a
4 lb Maltese that wears two 5/8" bows as ear bows, a customer with a 6 lb Maltese that wears the 7/8" bow as a single topknot bow, a customer with a 2 1/2 lb Yorkie that wears 5/8" bows. It really depends on what type of look you prefer and, of course, the personality of your furbaby.

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 3/8" Tiny Dog Bow
3/8" Tiny Dog Bow
5/8" Small Dog Bow
As a topknot
As ear bows
As a topknot bow

6-10 lbs 3/8" Tiny Dog Bow
3/8" Tiny Dog Bow
5/8" Small Dog Bow
7/8” Adult Dog Bow
As ear bows
As a topknot bow
As a topknot bow
As a topknot bow

Over 10 lbs 3/8" Tiny Dog Bow
5/8" Small Dog Bow
5/8" Small Dog Bow
7/8” Adult Dog Bow
7/8” Adult Dog Bow
As tiny ear bows
As ear bows
As a topknot bow
As a topknot bow
As ear bows

You can also see some BowBiz bows being modelled in the Doggie Spotlight. This will give you some idea of how various sizes look on different sized furbabies.

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!

Note: Bow illustrations are not 'actual size' and are intended to illustrate numerical dimensions only.

Other Bow Styles & Approximate Sizes:

Boutique Dog Bows: 2" x 1 3/4"
Mini Boutique Dog Bows: 1" x 1 3/4"
Petite Boutique Dog Bows 3/4" x 1"
Baby Boutique Dog Bows 3/4" x 1"
Velvet Mini Dog Bows 1" x 1"
Korker Dog Bows 2" x 2"
Mini Korker Dog Bows 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
These and other items on the website have the sizing listed in the product description.

Helpful Tips and Things to Consider:

Topknot size: If your dog has a thin topknot, a smaller, lighter bow might 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.

New to wearing bows? A suggestion to get your dog comfortable with wearing bows is to use a grooming band (elastic) to make a topknot (without attaching a bow). This allows your dog to get used to having a topknot. You can then add a small, lightweight bow once your dog is used to having its hair tied up. Visit our "Bow Training Tips" page for more helpful information.

How to Place a Casual Dog Bow? See the BowBiz Photo Tutorial or watch the BowBiz Video Tutorial on how to put in casual dog bows.




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