Ballerina show dog snood that will keep those ears tidy once groomed and off the wet ground and out of food and out of water buckets at the show. Snoods are ideal for long-eared dogs, keeping the ears tucked away and preventing injurywhen dragging e.g the basset hound. 

Snoods keep hair and ears out of their food and water bowls. Snoods are an essential part of your show dog kit, and the easiest way to keep your show dog's ear clean and tidy, stop ear chewing and reduce grooming time on show day. But there are also for long-eared dogs, keeping the ears tucked away and preventing injury e.g. the basset hound, or when liquid medication is required in the ears a snood will stop liquid being spread around the house when they sake or rub their head.

Snood Fabric Choices:

  • Show Snoods - light weight or satin type fabric
  • Everyday Snoods- Still suitable for show days, these are a medium weight fabric e.g. cotton for harder wearing for everyday use.

All sNoodZ have a reinforced elasticated finish at both ends, and are slightly looser at the neck for added comfort. The elastic will not twist or break. This is a permanent method therefore sNoodZ are not adjustable, please check the size guide before ordering. This is the standard method used by sNoodZ unless an alternative options is requested (e.g. casing or dart is available for an additional $5 per item).

Snood Size: Where to measure your dog?

The snood fits over the head and neck. The head elastic sits just in front of the dogs ears, at the back of the skull and the neck end should sit about ¾ down the neck or about where a standard flat collar would – depending on the snood type and purpose. Make sure it’s not too tight. It should fit snugly without causing any pressure on your dog's head or neck. The neck elastic is approx 2-5cm more than the neck, to allow for comfort. Never use a snood smaller than your dog’s head - it will be too tight and cause discomfort to your dog

5 Sizes Based On Head Circumference taken just front of the ears (these are approx) Fabric width is generally twice the head elastic size and the length is generally 2-5cm longer.

  • Xtra Small: 20cm (8”) un-stretched elastic e.g. toy breeds, Maltese, Miniature Dachshund, Lhasa Apso, Toy Poodle, Yorkshire Terrier
  • Small: 25cm (10”) un-stretched elastic e.g. Cavaliers King Charles, Mini Poodles, Shih Tzu
  • Medium: 30cm (12”) un-stretched elastic e.g American Cocker, Beagle, English Cocker Spaniel, Gordon Setter (puppy)*
  • Large: 35cm (14”) un-stretched elastic e.g. Afghan Hounds, Basset Hounds*, Briard, English Setter*, English Springer Spaniel, Gordon Setter*, Irish Setter, Irish Water Spaniel, Lagotto Romagnolo Welsh Springer Spaniel, Standard Poodle
  • Xtra Large: 40cm (16”) un-stretched elastic e.g. Basset Hounds*, Bracco Italiano English Setter*, Golden Retriever, Gordon Setter*, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Saint Bernard,

Examples are based on past orders and are for your information only – please measure your dog.

* = more than one size has been ordered for this breed

Wearing A Snood:

While most show dog's start wearing snoods from a young age pet often need a little encouragement to keep it on. Simply scrunch the snood up in your hands and place over your dog’s head, tucking the ears in. The head elastic sits just in front of the ears, at the back of the skull and the neck elastic should sit about where a standard flat collar would go. Make sure it’s not too tight. It should fit snugly without causing any pressure on your dog's head or neck

If they need a little more encouragement to keep the snood on, the easiest way to get your dog used to wearing a snood is to offer positive reward. Dogs are smart, it won't take long to work out they get rewards for doing nothing. With a treat in your hand, put the snood on your arm, as your dog takes the treat move the snood onto his head and reward again or place his dinner in front of him. It won’t take long before you can slip the snood on right before meals without any fuss as they associate the snood with dinner time. And of course no more food stuck in his ears, means less grooming for you.

The sNoodZ range is not only practical but adds a touch of colour to your day, and let’s face it some days it’s just nice to have something a little bit bright and cheerful. And for those who like things to match we offer a discount when ordering 3 or more of the same sNoodZ. On ordering online at NZ Show Dogs


NB This is a hand made item and as such may have some imperfections. Actual product photos are taken and colour may be slightly different due to individual computer settings

 sNoodZ order online at NZShowDogs

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