BrilliantK9 Custom Fabric Harness, Backpack Etc BrilliantK9 Custom Fabric Harness, Backpack Etc

BrilliantK9 Custom Fabric Harness, Backpack Etc

Regular price $79.99

Because we can, and we love to show off how special our dogs are :)

We make our BrilliantK9 harnesses, backpacks, etc. from custom prints/fabric.  If you have questions don't worry, be happy, we are here to help with the selection of fabric and harness size.  Our products are made in Lucas, Ohio so you'll get your harness while you still remember ordering it.

I hate instructions too - but reading the below will help you to get the perfect harness for you dog.

1. If you already have a fabric - We recommend the fabric be a Cordura, or Pack Cloth or Canvas (Not Cotton).  We can make a harness from an old uniform or other type of durable fabric.  

If you don't have the fabric see 3 below.

2. A small print will be best as only a small amount of the fabric will actually show on the harness. The 4 green prints give the best example of size that will work best. The Dragon print will be more of a challenge.  In the second picture I put a picture of a finished Lucy Petite over the Dragon print so you can see how it would look.  In the 3rd picture I put a picture of a size Dixie and a Lucy Petite over the fabric.

 3. You can also purchase a printed fabric on;

A. once you decide on which print is your favorite (good luck on that I get lost for hours - to help choose the right print for your dog use the rulers when you are looking at the prints, harness dimensions at the bottom of this) select the Fabric Type as Recycled Canvas (Recycled Canvas is under the Woven Section in the Choose Fabric dropdown).  In the Choose amount section select from the options. the amount needed for harness sizes is at the bottom of this description,

If you want us to purchase the fabric from Spoonflower click here


B. Camo Fabric Depot select Shop Camo Fabric then Hunting & Outdoor Fabric choose a minimum of a 500D Nylon or 600D Poly.  The minimum you can order is 1 yard.    

4. Have the fabric shipped to Attn: Teri Jaymes BrilliantK9 3524 Sylvan Drive, Lucas, OH 44843.  Please put an order note with the BrilliantK9 order number on the Spoonflower or Camo Fabric Depot or other vendor order # so we know who it’s for when the fabric comes in to the shop.   In the BrilliantK9 Order note please state the name of the fabric and designer you chose.  We will ship the remainder of the fabric back to you along with the harness/backpack/toys etc.

5. 1st you'll need to select the harness size for your dog, if you are not sure please contact us and we are happy to help. Or check your dogs size using the Sizing Calculator click here

A. In the drop down select the harness size and/or other products you want made from the custom fabric.

B. In the drop down on the buckle type select the buckle style you want.

Standard Buckle or Speed Buckle (Speed Buckle - MAGNET WARNING - The strong magnetic fields near a neodymium magnet can affect pacemakers, ICDs and other implanted medical devices.  Many of these devices are made with a feature that deactivates it with a magnetic field.  Therefore, care must be taken to avoid inadvertently deactivating such devices)

C. Put the Harness, Backpack, Treat Bag Pouch, Poo Bag Holder, etc. in the cart.

D. In the Order Notes please put that it is for a custom fabric and where the fabric is coming from.  If there are special instructions such as you want the stripes vertical or etc, make sure they are in the order notes.  I seriously can't stress this enough we can't read minds, so be very clear on what you want.

6.  We will let you know when we receive the fabric.

7. There are no returns or refunds on this Item.

You can email me at and she will make it easy and ensure everything is done right.  Because she keeps us in line.

Harness cut dimensions - please remember the measurements are given in a rectangle however we cut within those dimensions for the actual shape.  So for example the Teacup measurement below is 6 inches from head to tail and the 8 inches is from shoulder to shoulder.  Each pattern is slightly different within that rectangle.

Teacup - Toy - Lucy Toy (6 in x 8 in) - A Test swatch of 8 in x 8 in will work for this size.

Oliver - (7 in x 10 in) - A quarter yard will work for this size 21 in x 18 in

Petite - Lucy Petite - Callie (7 in x 11 in) - A quarter yard will work for this size 21 in x 18 in

Stripper - Small - Lucy Small (7 in x 13 in) - A quarter yard will work for this size 21 in x 18 in

Tweener - Garmin - Medium - Ares (8 in x 16 in) - A quarter yard will work for this size 21 in x 18 in 

Lucy Medium (9 in x 16 in) - A quarter yard will work for this size 21 in x 18 in

Large (10 in x 17 in) - A quarter yard will work for this size 21 in x 18 in

Lucy Large - Dixie (11 in x 18 in) - I recommend a yard for this size

XLarge (11 in x 19 in)  - I recommend a yard for this size.



The AKC (American Kennel Club) currently recognizes 189 breeds of dogs, that does not include the number of non recognized breeds or mix breeds.  We offer 25 fully adjustable sizes to ensure each dog gets the perfect fit.  Other Harnesses are offered in 5 or 6 sizes, and no matter how adjustable, they do not fit the range of height, width, and length combinations.  Poor sizing leaves dogs uncomfortable, causing rub spots or dogs backing out. 

Tons of information below in both written format and video to help you with fitting a dog harness and understand how to properly use them.    

Section 1 is How to Measure.

Section 2 is How to Get the Perfect Fit on a BrilliantK9 Harness.


How to Measure

1) Front Measurement - from the breastbone to the middle of the back.
2) Girth Measurement - the circumference of the dog at the middle of the back.
How to Measure





If you're still not sure how to measure a dog for a harness, you can message us through Facebook Message on the upper right corner or use the Chat Feature on the bottom right of this page. Or you can email us at with your dogs measurements, age, weight and a picture if you need any help with fitting a dog harness.

If your dog is a trim active dog, narrow bodied, or longer than tall, the Lucy Fit is the right option. If you have a bully breed with a shorter ribcage or a heavy bodied dog, then the Original Fit will work best. Please remember the harness is designed to fit looser on the dog, if the harness is too tight it will not work properly and it will cause the dog to be uncomfortable. Take into account the dogs coat - for heavy coated dogs measure over the top of the coat, the harness will need to float on top of the coat. If you are at the end of a size range then go up to the next size. If you are not sure what size to buy you can always chat or message us. Send a picture of your dog from the side with height, weight and age, and we will be happy to help you with fitting a dog harness properly.


Low Riders aka long body and short legs Click Here Breed Type: Dachshund, Havanese, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Pekingese, Shi Tzu, Norfolk Terrier, Norwich Terrier, Scottish Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Petite Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Scottish Terrier, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Swedish Vallhund, Dandie Dinmont, Skye Terrier, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (PBGV), Standard Dachshund, Sussex Spaniel, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Basset Hound, Glen of Imaal, Skye, etc.

Finn: #1 Front, 5" to 6.5" - #2 Girth 11" to 15" (if you need the girth adjusted smaller put a note in the comments) - Breed Type: The tiniest of toys (with bigger chest) - Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terriers, Toy Fox Terrier, Miniature Dachshund, Also great for small breed Puppies - Order Here

Teacup: #1 Front, 5 in. to 6 in. - #2 Girth 9 in. to 13 in. - Breed Type: The tiniest of toys (built narrow) - Papillons, Toy Poodles - Order Here

Toy - Lucy Fit: #1 Front 7 in. to 9 in. #2 Girth: 11 in. to 16 in. - Breed Type: Papillons, Italian Greyhounds, Miniature Pinscher, Griffon, Poodle, Toy Fox Terrier, Miniature Dachshund - Order Here

Toy - Regular Fit: #1 Front 6 in. to 7 in. - #2 Girth 12 in. to 17 in. - Breed Type: Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terrrier, Toy Spaniel - Order Here

Oliver - #1 Front 7 in. to 8 in. - #2 Girth 13 in. to 19 in. - Breed Type: Papillons, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested - Order Here

Petite - Lucy Fit: #1 Front 8 in. to 10 in. - #2 Girth: 14 in. to 18 in. - Breed Type: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Border Terrier, Toy Spaniel, Maltese, Manchester Terrier, Poodle - Order Here

Petite - Regular Fit: #1 Front 7 in. to 9 in. - #2 Girth 15 in. to 19 in. - Breed Type: Boston Terrier, Pug - Order Here

Callie - #1 Front 8 in. to 11 in. - #2 Girth 15 in. to 19 in. - Breed Type: King Charles Cavalier, etc.  - Order Here

Stripper - #1 Front 8 in. to 10 in. - #2 Girth 15 in. to 21 in. - Breed Type: Sheltie, Mini Aussie - Order Here

Small - Lucy Fit: #1 Front 9 in. to 11 in. - #2 Girth 17 in. to 24 in. - Breed Type: Border Terrier, Shetland Sheepdog, Cocker Spaniel Basenji, Swedish Vallhund, Corgi, Miniature American Shepherd, Russell Terrier, Rat Terrier, Beagle - Order Here

Zeke -  #1 Front 11 in. to 14 in.  - #2 Girth 19 in. to 27 in. - Breed Type: This is great for the long, low Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Scottish Terrier, Swedish Vallhund, Dandie Dinmont, Skye Terrier, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (PBGV), Dachshund - Order Here

Small - Regular Fit: #1 Front 8 in. to 10 in. - #2 Girth 19 in. to 27 in. - Breed Type: Boston Terrier, French Bull Dog, Pug, Bichon, Miniature Bull Terrier - Order Here

Tweener - #1 Front 10 in. to 12 in. - #2 Girth 20 in. to 26 in. - Breed Type: French Bull Dog, Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier - Order Here

Snugg -  #1 Front 13 in. to 16 in. - #2 Girth 21 in. to 29 in. - Breed Type: This is great for the long, low, wide Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Basset Hound, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Dandi Dinmont, etc. - Order Here

Garminn -  #1 Front: 11 in. to 14 in. - #2 Girth: 18 in. to 24 in. - Between the Lucy Small and the Lucy Medium.  Perfect for the petite Border Collie, Large Rat Terrier, Large Sheltie, Whippet - Order Here

Medium - Lucy Fit: #1 Front: 11 in. to 14 in. - #2 Girth: 21 in. to  29 in. - Breed Type: Border Collie, Belgian Malinois, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Shetland Sheepdog, Greyhound - Order Here

Medium - Regular Fit: #1 Front 11 in. to 13 in. - #2 Girth 22 in. to 30 in. - Breed Type: Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, English Bulldog, Australian Cattle Dog - Order Here

Ares -  #1 Front 12 in. to 15 in. - #2 Girth 22 in. to 30 in. - Breed Type: Perfect for the long round bodied Staffie, Pitbull, Australian Cattle Dog, or the larger all legs Border Collie - Order Here

Dixie - #1 Front 12 in. to 15 in. - #2 - Girth: 23 in. to 31 in. - Breed Type: Australian Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Belgian Malinois, Dalmation, Golden Retriever, Labrador, Standard Poodle - Order Here

Large - Lucy Fit: #1 Front 13 in. to 16 in. - #2 Girth 25 in. to 34 in. - Breed Type: Boxer, Doberman Pinscher, Portugese Water Dog, Giant Schnauzer, Standard Poodle - Order Here

Large - Regular Fit: #1 Front 12 in. to 14 in. - #2 Girth 27 in. to 37 in. - Breed Type: English Bulldog, American Bulldog, American Staffordshire Terrier - Order Here

XLarge - #1 Front 13 in. to 17 in. - #2 Girth 28 in. to 39 in. - Breed Type: Great Dane, Bernese Mountain Dog, American Bulldog - Order Here

King - Special Order Only

Giant - Special Order Only

Contact for special orders or if you have any questions.


How to Get the Perfect Fit on a BrilliantK9 Harness





The BrilliantK9 Ergonomic Dog Harness is designed differently than the majority of walking tools, such as collars, head collars and other harnesses. The BrilliantK9 Ergonomic Dog Harness keeps pressure off the neck, and allows freedom of front-end movement while limiting the dog’s effectiveness at pulling.
Collars are a common device used to walk dogs. The point at which the collar hits not only strains the spinal cord, but can also strain the vessels that connect to the nose, eyes and ears, which, in turn, will compromise a dog’s five natural senses. In addition, the pressure from a collar could irritate or damage the thyroid glands, which are also located on the anterior portion of the dog’s neck.
Other common devices used to walk the dog are head halters and harnesses. While head halters may be effective, they are not always the best option for a dog with anxiety issues or a previous neck injury. The majority of harnesses are designed based on a Schutzhund style, having the main points of the harness focus on the dog’s rib cage, shoulders, and upper body. When a dog pulls in a Shutzhund style harness, the dog drops its’ hind end in order to shift the majority of their body weight into their front end for more power. This hind end drop will stress the dog’s knees and hips, as well as its’ lower back. When all of their body weight has been shifted forward, the harness will put direct pressure on or around the shoulder blades, which will restrict movement, causing wear and tear on the muscles and ligaments in that area.

The BrilliantK9 Ergonomic Dog Harness derived its’ ergonomic design with the help of veterinarians, canine sports trainers, chiropractors, acupuncturists, along with agility World Team members and coaches. The harness was designed to allow freedom of movement while taking advantage of a dog’s natural pivot point. The saddle portion of the harness was designed to swaddle a dog’s back, keeping them calm and comfortable, making it great for the anxious or nervous dog. The non-water absorbent material will not retain water, making it useful for swimming and under water treadmill work. The chest strap of the harness is seated above the dog’s shoulder blades, but below the trachea, allowing free range of motion while keeping the neck free of pressure. The girth strap is seated just behind the last few ribs of the rib cage, and over the sternum, which is the natural pivot point of a dog. Thus, when the dog pulls, the girth lifts them upwards at their pivot point, limiting their effectiveness at pulling. When a dog is ineffective at pulling, it is apt to decrease or discontinue pulling.

The BrilliantK9 Ergonomic Dog Harness was designed with the dog’s best interest in mind, but the owners were not forgotten. The 15 sizes and 22 colors and patterns were created to keep both ends of the leash wagging.



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