Pet Door Installation Measurements

Dog door installation requires measurements to ensure the door is comfortable for your pet to use. The pet door installed should be at least two inches above the pet�??s back, considering the pet will be stepping up and through the dog door. The suggested pet measurements are a guide only.


What Pet Door Size do I Need?

  • Small Pet Doors- For pets up weighing up to 9 lbs for a dog and 24 lbs for a cat. Breed size examples include Cats, Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, Papillons, Yorkies, Maltese and Japanese Chins.
  • Medium Pet Doors- For cats and dogs weighing up to 40 lbs. Breed size samples include Poodles, Corgis, Dachshunds, Beagles, Pekingese, Shelties, Schnauzers, Cocker Spaniels and most Terriers.
  • Large Pet Doors- For cats and dogs weighing up to 100 lbs. Breed size examples include Labradors, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Boxers, Collies, Setters, Bulldogs, Pointers and Dobermans.
  • Extra Large Pet Doors- For cats and dogs weighing up to 220 lbs. Breed size examples include Great Danes, St. Bernards, Rottweiler, Old English Sheepdogs, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfhounds and Great Pyrenees.

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Measure your Pet

Measure the width of your pet's chest and the hips, which are the widest parts of their body. Then measure their height, from the bottom of the chest or belly (whichever one is the tallest measurement) to the top of the shoulders. Add one or two inches to both dimensions to ensure your pet will be able to comfortably fit through the door.

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