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Pet Cremation Prices: Classification of Pet Sizes for pricing

Different dog breed classification for cremation

Although the different crematoria do vary we would like to thank Paws to Rest Crematorium in Carlisle who have a really helpful classification of breed sizes in their literature which I have used with a few small tweaks to help you understand the difference in pet cremation prices that are used. This will also help when choosing the correct size urn or casket for your pets ashes.

Small PetsHamsters, Birds, Guinea Pigs.


ToysChihuahua, Toy Poodle, Yorkshire Terrier, Pekinese.



SmallTerriers, Jack Russell, Cairn, Fox, Scottish, West Highland, Border, Lakeland, Cavalier, King Charles, Dachshund, Pug, Shih Tzu, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer.



MediumBeagle, Bassett, Bulldog, Cocker Spaniel, Border Collie, Springer Spaniel, Irish Setter, Shetland Sheepdog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, English Bull Terrier, Whippet, English Setter, Poodle, Samoyed, Corgi.


Med/LargeAiredale, Boxer, Dalmatian, Retrievers (i.e. Labs), Foxhound, Rough Collie, Greyhound, Husky, Irish Water Spaniel, Otter Hound, Pointers, Standard Poodle, Schnauzer, Border Collie.


LargeAlsatian, Doberman, Old English Sheepdog, Akita, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler.


GiantBull Mastiff, Great Dane, Irish Wolfhound, Bern Mount Dog, New Foundland, Pyrenean Mount, St Bernard.


Obviously I haven’t been able to include everything but it should give you some idea for size and it is always best to check with your chosen crematorium before going ahead.

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