Choose the correct height for an elevated dog feeder.

1 – The simplest way to pick the correct height for an elevated dog feeder (or dog bowl) is to measure your dog from the floor to his/her lower chest level while standing with his/her front feet directly under him/her (see photo). That measurement is how high your dog feeder should be.

2 – The top of the dog feeder should be at a comfortable level so your dog does not need to reach up or bend down.

How to choose an elevated dog feeder height
3 – When selecting an elevated dog feeder height, keep in mind that it is better to choose a raised dog feeder that is a little too low than too high.
If a dog is not comfortable with the height of an elevated feeder, he/she will have a difficult time eating and will not enjoy that special time. In some cases, some dogs will even stop eating altogether.

So if you have been asking yourself what is the best height of a raised dog feeder for your dog, hopefully these simple steps will help.

Dog Bowl Size by Breed.

Below are lists of popular dog breeds with specific dog feeder heights, from small to extra large breeds. (Simply click on each box to view the dog breeds).

  • American Eskimo (Mini & Toy)
  • Cavalier King Charles
  • Chihuahua
  • Corgi
  • Dachshund
  • French Bulldog
  • Maltese
  • Papillion
  • Pomeranian
  • Poodle (Mini & Toy)
  • Pug
  • Shih Tzu
  • Yorkie

Feeders: 4″ to 6″ high

  • American Eskimo (Standard)
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Basset Hound
  • Beagle
  • Border Collie
  • Brittany
  • Bulldog
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • English Spaniel
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Wippet

Feeders: 7″ high

  • Airedale Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Chow Chow
  • Dalmatian
  • English Setter
  • German Shepherd
  • Golden Retriever
  • Irish Setter
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Pointer
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Siberian Husky
  • Vizsla
  • Weimaraner

Feeders: 8″ to 13″ high

  • Akita
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • Bullmastiff
  • Cane Corso
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • Great Dane
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Leonberger
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Mastiff
  • Newfoundland
  • Saint Bernard

Feeders: 14″ to 27″ high

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large dog bowls

8″ to 13″ high

extra large dog bowls

14″ to 27″ high

All products are made-to-order. Please allow 4-5 weeks for shipping after the date of your order.

What Customers Are Saying.

Liefie absolutely loves her new feeder and so do we! I’m from NY and was thrilled to see the wine distributors’ crate from my home state.

The blue wash is fantastic and the feeding bowls are adorable with their paw prints.

This is a wonderful addition to our home and to Liefie’s new world in Stowe, VT. Many thanks!!

Shari & Liefie V. Stowe, VT