// Why even small dogs need a muzzle.

My dog doesn’t need a muzzle. This is often heard when it comes to the topic of muzzle or bite basket for the small dog. But is it really so?

What is the most important thing about a muzzle?

  • It’s meant to protect your dog.
  • It’s supposed to protect his conspecifics
  • It is intended to protect other people and children.
  • It should be suitable for everyday use and not restrict your dog.
  • It should, if necessary, prevent the eating of unwanted food and poisonous baits
  • The dog should get enough air to breathe with the muzzle.
  • The dog should be able to pant enough with the muzzle to be able to regulate its body temperature.

What should you look for when buying a muzzle for a small dog?

  • The fit
  • The weight
  • Food protection or feeding brake if your dog tends to absorb everything that is lying around.

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What should be considered with my small dog breed?

// Muzzle for Zwergspitz / Pomeranian

The Zwergspitz or Pomeranian is a lively and affectionate dog breed from Germany, which enjoys great popularity worldwide.

A muzzle for a dwarf spitz should be very light in weight. It is important that the muzzle on the nose of the dwarf spitz sits well in the middle and the muzzle has the right width. Decisive for the wearing comfort of the Zwergspitz is that the muzzle is light. For the very active dogs, a slightly more stable version is recommended so that the muzzle lasts a long time. A feeding protection is a good idea here, as poisonous baits have serious consequences in such small dogs even in small quantities.

// Muzzle for Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is a smart, open-minded dog originally from Tibet. He is always friendly to his people. Often a little reserved towards strangers. But the basic attitude is pride.
Depending on the current hairstyle of the dog, a muzzle that he can wear trimmed or long-haired is not so easy to find.
The curvy nose and the long hair hanging downwards require a certain depth of the muzzle without the dog being able to remove it himself. Individually made and precisely matched to the measured values of the respective dog, is often the means of choice here. We at the Limuzz team are happy to offer you our help so that the measured values really fit. Send us measurement photos (dog with ruler/measuring tape) to

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// Muzzle for Maltese

The Maltese is a cheerful and affectionate family dog who likes to go on discovery tours.
He is a bright and self-confident contemporary.
With a muzzle, as with all small dog breeds, the weight must be given special consideration. The shape of the head and especially the many hairs on the catch do not make it easy to find something suitable. It is important that the muzzle fits well and is wide enough to accommodate the hair. An Limuzz can be made exactly to the individual width and length that the dog needs.

// Muzzle for Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier, despite its small size, is a very brave and confident dog. As a typical terrier, he is bright and certainly not always just a cute lap dog. The Yorki also has no lack of self-confidence.
Especially with such breeds, it makes sense to get him used to a muzzle early on, so that it can be used without stress for the dog if necessary. Especially in situations with other dogs or with children, it makes sense to protect the Yorkshire Terrier from himself by protecting others from him.
The short catch and the hair are a challenge for the muzzle. The bite basket should be stable and light but not restrict the dog. Especially with the activity level of a terrier, the space for panting is enormously important. And last but not least, the muzzle should be very light.

// Muzzle for dwarf pinchers

The dwarf pinscher has a pronounced urge to move. Otherwise, he is curious, clever and open-minded. He is not the tallest but a very persistent guard dog with a low stimulus threshold.
When it comes to a muzzle, the shape of the head is crucial. The relatively long, narrow nose requires a muzzle that allows the active dog to open the catch deep enough. At the same time, the dwarf pincher has a rather narrow nose. The muzzle should not fit too tightly here, otherwise it can lead to pressure points. Depending on how pronounced the waking behavior is, we recommend a Limuzz PRO with food protection. This is flexible and prevents someone from being injured in case of friction.

// Muzzle for Havanese

The Havanese is a friendly family dog. This makes him also well suited as a “beginner dog”.
The good-natured nature leads to the fact that often a suitable muzzle is dispensed with.
As protection against poison baits or simply because the muzzle is prescribed in transport or in public spaces, a muzzle should always be present.
A low weight of the muzzle is important. The short but wide hairy snout of this breed often makes the search for a suitable muzzle a challenge. Individually adapted, and well seated, the Limuzz is a perfect solution here.

// Muzzle for West Highland Terrier

This breed is always known from television advertising. As a typical terrier, the Westi is bright and has a penchant for independence. There is also a strong hunting instinct in him.
In the case of a muzzle, in addition to the ideal size, safety is crucial. On the one hand, the question is what the Highlander finds while he is in hunting mode. Here, a stable feeding protection may be necessary so that the dog is protected. And above all, in a dog that may also be in the forest, the muzzle should have a striking color. (We recommend orange here) This shows that the dog is secured and can not harm any animal and he can be seen from a distance when a signal color shines from the undergrowth.

// Muzzle for Maltipoo

The Maltipoo is a cross between Maltese and poodle. The reason for this mix was to breed an “alergic friendly” dog. The Maltipoo is an uncomplicated and robust dog breed.
A muzzle is supposed to protect the dog here. To consider here is the PRO version of the Limuzz with food protection. The muzzle should enclose the many hairs on the dog’s muzzle well. However, this should not restrict the dog. It may well be that the muzzle here is a bit wider. The necessary depth so that the good companion dog gets enough air when he is on the road with his mistress must be taken into account.


For the following dog breeds often the same applies as above

// Small Poodle

// Papillion

// Bolonka Tsvetna

// Japan Chin

// Shiba Inu

// Pomsky

// Russkiy Toy

// Cavalier King Charls Spaniel

// Affenpinscher

// Lion

// Dachshund

// Bichon Frisé

// Chinese Crested Dog

// Prague Rattler

// Italian wind chime


// Advantages of LiMuZZ muzzle for small dogs


Every small dog breed is different. Surely your dog is also a very special animal. That’s why each LiMUZZ bite basket is made individually for your dog.

Easy to clean


Our muzzle is easy to clean due to its surface and can be easily cleaned with warm water if required. So everything stays clean with you and your dog is protected.

Safety for you and your dog


Limuzz is the muzzle for your little dog – on request with food protection. So we prevent your little darling from eating things that can’t get him well.

Designed for your dog


The special design of our LiMuZZ allows the dog always to breathe enought, no matter how active he ist. This is important so that your dog gets enough cooling even in warm temperatures.

The light Limuzz for your dog


LiMUZZ is the first muzzle from the 3D printer. The selected materials and the production without heavy rivets or screws, allow a weight that is up to 2/3 lighter than comparable products on the market.

Designed for your dog

Easy handling

The LiMUZZ is attached to the neck with a simple click closure. Because of the well designed muzzle no further fixings are needed. Limuzz holds it that way!


The individual muzzle for your dog. Each Limuzz is bespoke and fits your dog perfect.


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