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Cotton Dog Snoods & Dog Snoods for Healing Purposes
Canadian Customers: After talking with Paypal customer service, I have been informed that all international orders are grouped together as one category and cannot be separated per individual country.
If you would like to place an order with Linden Line Designs, please contact me and I will gladly open the international order option for you.
Fabric ChoicesAll fabric is pre-washed!
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You may be wondering: What in the world is a snood anyway?
Snoods are usually worn by long-earned dogs such as Cavaliers, Basset Hounds, Cocker Spaniels, and many other breeds to keep their ears from getting harmed. Snoods can be worn during meals to prevent accidental chewing or dipping in food and water. They are also used for healing purposes to protect the affected area so that this area doesn't reopen so quickly after the initial healing.
Snoods can keep ears from being harmed during shaking, but will not protect ears during vigorous scratching. Snoods gently hold back the ears and allow ears time to heal without irritating the dog.
With the assistance of a Cavalier owner, my snoods were designed specifically to fit Cavaliers. Spaniel owners tell me that my size X-Large snood fits the springer spaniel, as well as the Irish water spaniel, very well.
I sew these snoods with flat fell seams for extra strength and durability. The elastic is enclosed in a casing so that the fabric is what touches your family pet's fur and not the elastic, which tends to pull. I also stitch the elastic in place to prevent rolling. My snoods are made from 100% cotton or cotton blends and available in many sizes.
Photos courtesy of Stanislaw the Cocker Spaniel
Dog Snood Size & Price Chart
Our Snoods Are Available in Seven Sizes:
- Small Dog Snoodfits a 9"-11" neck size and is 7" tall $1400
- Medium Dog Snoodfits a 10"-14" neck size and is 8" tall $1600
- Large (Type 1) Dog Snoodfits a 14"-18" neck size and is 8" tall $1800
- Large (Type 2) Dog Snoodfits a 14"-18" neck size and is 10" tall $2000
- X-Large (Type 1) Dog Snood *fits a 16"-20" neck size and is 9" tall $2200
- X-Large (Type 2) Dog Snood *fits a 16"-20" neck size and is 10" tall $2400
- X-Large Tall Dog Snood *fits a 16"-20" neck size and is 14" tall $2800
* The X-Large (any type) is recommended for Rhodesian Ridgebacks to accommodate larger neck measurements, brow measurements, and ear lengths.
How to Measure Your Dog for a Snood
Before you purchase a snood, measure your dog to see what size snood will fit best. Measure your dog's:
1. Neck length, which corresponds to how tall the snood is
2. Neck circumference near the head
3. Neck circumference near the shoulders
Both neck circumference measurements correspond to the neck size of the snood.
If your dog is in-between sizes (i.e. an 11" neck size) it's usually best to get the larger size; in this case, you would order a Medium (fits a 10"-14" neck) instead of a Small (fits a 9"-11" neck) snood.
If you are uncertain which size to order, contact me and I can advise you.
From Andrea and Tucker of Seattle, WA
This is Tucker of Seattle, WA wearing a snood for healing purposes. He had bloody ear tips due to vasculitis and needed a snood quickly to help with the healing. When his owner notified me of this situation, I immediately made this snood and shipped it ASAP. So, if you have a dog with vasculitis or need a dog snood for healing purposes like Sydney of Brighton, MI, I would be more than happy to help with these concerns.
I would like to share with everyone the feedback I received on Tucker's snood:
"You are amazing! We received Tucker's snood today (boy you are fast!) and what a life saver. It is working perfectly to keep him from shaking those ears and of course he is quite handsome in it too. It's a beautifully made snood and it seems to be a perfect fit. Hopefully it will keep his ears put so they can heal up soon. Thank you so much for all of your help and speedy delivery. We really appreciate it!"
From George and Jack of Arroyo Grande, CA
"We received Jack's Snood last week. I found it to be a very well made product that more importantly fit perfectly. It is obvious he is now much more comfortable and happier with the Snood than he was with the homemade nylon hood we had been using to keep his ear 'less mobile' while it healed.
A little background - Jack is a young, active dog and everything he does is with great energy. He has long ears and has had a sore near the tip of one of this ears off and on since August. It has been really slow healing and a head shake (which causes his ears to almost pop like a whip) would set back many hours, if not days of healing. Jack's veterinarian suggested a cone or tape, but I really couldn't see him with a cone and I knew he would work on the tape. I made a bonnet with nylons that worked, but you could see he really didn't like it, and then I found the snood.
Thank you again for expediting the handling and shipping of Jack's snood."
From Kay, Bob, and Nicky of Northport, AL
"We received the snood you made for our poodle Nicky. We all love it. We were using the alligator style hair clips and Nicky would back away and cringe when he saw the clip. When we went to take the clip off he would duck his head and try to get out of reach. They worked fairly well as long as he did not shake his head, which would cause the clip to fly away.
Now, all we have to say is "let's put your snood on" and he stands and eats his meal like nothing is on him. After he finishes his meal, we tell him "snood" and have him sit and then we catch the snood on both sides in front and he backs out of it.
All three of us love it and will never be without one or more.
Thank you again for your help in picking the right size."
From Jake and his family of Colorado Springs, CO
"The Snoods fit perfectly. We have a Boxer that has very dry skin (especially on his ears); his ears frequently dry and crack and eventually bleed from the cracks. So, we have to keep ointment on his ears to keep them lubricated and we cover them to keep them warm (which increases blood circulation) and keeps him from shaking his head vigorously. We typically covered his head with cut up girls tights (the upper leg portion); however, the tights slide down and we were constantly adjusting them."
"The snood works perfectly. It is comfortable for him and it keeps his ears warm and protected. Thanks again!"