Size Comparisons Using 3 Liter, 16" Circumference


 

The photo above shows a comparison
between a ladies size 6 hand and a size 9 hand.
 
Circumference of 3 liter bottle 16”



Size 6 ladies hand spans 3 liter 16” circumference bottle. Note: middle fingers touch as they would underneath a dog’s chest, thumbs miss by approximately 3 inches.


Size 9 ladies hand spans 3 liter 16” circumference bottle. Note: middle fingers touch as they would underneath a dog’s chest, thumbs almost but not quite touch.


The visual comparison of a span is whether thumbs touch, do not touch or by the amount of overlap of thumbs. This is the only method of spanning that allows for the visual comparison of one terrier’s chest to another.


Note: Size 6 hands miss by approximately 3 inches being able to span a 16 inch circumference. Size 9 hands can almost but not quite a 16 inch circumference.


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Many thanks to Donna Motter for her help with photos and her support in putting this spanning guide together. Donna was a true terrier woman, worked her terriers in the hunt field and encouraged others to do the same.