HOW BIG DOES A MUZZLE HAVE TO BE?
// THE RIGHT SIZE OF MUZZLE FACILITATES ACCEPTANCE, TRAINING EFFORT AND WELL-BEING OF YOUR DOG
Whether my dog needs a muzzle or not is always a very controversial topic among dog owners. A muzzle is unfamiliar to the dog at first, but with a little training the dog quickly gets used to it.
However, it is important that basically every dog should have a muzzle and also be used to it. There are always situations when the dog can not avoid wearing a muzzle.
On the one hand, there are regulations that owners must follow, whether on public transportation or on vacation. Before you set out, you should find out about it – not that you will be embarrassed or, in the worst case, have to pay a fine.
On the other hand, it does not hurt that the dog wears a muzzle, as it provides protection from poison baits. A muzzle is also advisable for tense dogs.
If you, as a responsible mistress or master, have now decided to pay attention to a muzzle, it is a matter of choosing the right size.
It is important that the dog has a muzzle that fits him and is anatomically adapted to his breed.
Correct depth of the muzzle
It is especially important that a muzzle should not restrict the dog. It is not about tightening the dog’s muzzle as tightly as possible. The muzzle should be deep enough at the point where the dog can open its muzzle the widest, i.e. at the front, so that the dog can still pant in a relaxed manner. The ideal depth would be one at which the dog can yawn while only lightly touching the muzzle at the bottom. Unfortunately, many muzzle models are narrower at the front, where the depth would be needed, than at the rest of the muzzle.
Correct length of the muzzle
So that the dog can wear the muzzle relaxed, it should be very precisely centered on the nose. The distance to the tip of the nose should be such that the dog does not touch the basket during normal carrying. A distance of about one centimeter from the tip of the nose is sufficient. Many muzzles have a throat strap or lower bar that sits near the dog’s neck. This should be as close to the neck as possible, but not permanently press on the larynx.
The correct width of the muzzle
When the muzzle rests on the dog’s nose, there should still be an inch of space to the left and right of the dog’s muzzle. Then the dog does not feel that something is constantly rubbing his lips. The muzzle should be well adapted to the shape of the dog’s head to the rear and without much pressure on the cheeks to the closure.
If mistress and master take these criteria to heart when choosing, the dog will quickly accept the muzzle and accept it well.
Limuzz has taken these guidelines very much to heart when designing the muzzle and has developed a lightweight, flexible muzzle that meets these requirements perfectly. Read here how to measure the Maulkrob correctly and order your Limuzz in the perfect size here!