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The Heelan' Hound

Custom made authentic tartan dog coats, kilts collars and leashes

Measure a Lab
Measure a Lab
Measure Across Chest from Right Shoulder Joint to Left Shoulder Joint

How to Measure Your Dog
for Authentic Tartan Dog Apparel

COLLAR - measure around dog’s neck where collar fits. Then add the width of two fingers so that the collar will not be too tight.

BASE OF NECK TO BASE OF TAIL - Measure from the base of the neck to the base of the tail.

GIRTH - Measure ALL the way around the girth of the dog at the widest point behind the dog's front legs.

CHEST - Standing in front of the dog, start at the side of the dog’s right shoulder (where the top joint of the dog’s leg meets the shoulder). Measure from the MIDDLE of the leg joint all the way under the dog’s chin, ACROSS the chest, to the MIDDLE of the leg joint at the dog’s left shoulder. DO NOT measure over the back (neck) of the dog. It is very important that this measurement be accurate, because the chest measure determines the correct fit for the front closure and proper fit of the garment.


It is the owner’s responsibility to provide The Heelan’ Hound with accurate measurements of their dog. Otherwise, your dog’s coat will not fit properly. We are sorry, but we cannot do alterations due to incorrect measurements. If you have questions on how to measure please call us. We will be happy to talk you through the process.

How to Place An Order with The Heelan’ Hound

We have access to over 500 authentic Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Canadian and military tartans. The 30 tartan swatches shown below are the favorites of our Heelan’ Hound customers. However, if your family tartan is not shown, ask us if it is possible to Special Order for you.

Please remember that these are digital images of authentic tartans. The actual colors may vary slightly from what you see. Sometimes dark blues and greens may appear black. There are also color variations between the modern and ancient versions of the same tartan. If you have any questions as to the exact colors in a particular tartan, please contact us.

Custom coats in over 500 tartans. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. If your desired tartan has to be ordered from the mill in Scotland, it can be affected by mill runs, the Royal Mail and U.S. Customs. Delivery in less than 4 weeks will incur a “rush” surcharge.

International orders will only be shipped by First Class Mail, and are only trackable as far as Customs. Customs duties are the responsibility of the customer. Delivery times and costs can vary, and it is not unusual for an order to be held up in Customs. You should plan accordingly when you place an order for your dog’s garment.

Payment in Full is Due with All Orders. Please DO NOT send credit card numbers over this website. Your VISA. MasterCard, or Discover debit or credit card is welcome, but for your protection, call us with that information because this is NOT a credit secure site. Because of the many various combinations of tartans and dog sizes, we do not have a shopping cart system.

Phone your orders to: (704) 463-5745

Mail orders to:
The Heelan' Hound
PO Box 305
Richfield, NC 28137

Email your orders to:

The Heelan’ Hound · PO Box 305 · Richfield, NC 28137 Phone 704-463-5745

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