Plain and simple, winter coats over harnesses or harnesses over coats.... it's all a pain. More gear to put on your dog and what a pain for both of you. And whatever coat I bought, there was always some reason I didn't like it, or my dog didn't like it. Dressing dogs is no easier than dressing kids.
I make custom coats with the harness built in for my dogs. Simple and straight forward, fleece snuggies I can walk my dog in, run out to the shop, go feed the goats, etc. My smooth coats can wear them all day and night. I know each of my dogs what they like and what they don't, male and female each have different requirements. This will enable the coat to truly fit the dog, The measurement instructions are below.
These are the same quality as you've come to expect from our harnesses, durable, high quality, and comfortable fit.
Measuring Notes: These coats are custom made to the measurements you provide to us. When measuring be patient, I recommend taking the measurements 3 or 4 times. The measurements from the first two times throw out. They wiggle and twist which can change the measurements dramatically. I've done a How to Measure Video, that will provide what we've found to be a consistent way to measure. Click Here to watch
The prints and colors of our supply of No Pill Fleece is constantly changing so give us 1st and 2nd choice. The same choices may not be available across all sizes, some prints are large and won't work on a small dog. If you have some fleece you want us to use you can send it in, and we will discount the price for our fleece cost. If you send us Fleece please make sure you put a copy of the Order in the package so we can match it up to your order.
Custom size each with belly strap, ensuring the perfect fit
* Reduced pulling keeps both dogs and handlers comfortable and safe
* Uncomplicated design allows harnesses to be easily put on and removed with one hand
*Lightweight and manufactured in the the USA for durability, long lasting performance
*Machine Wash and Hang Dry
**No dangerous or toxic materials used to manufacture this harness
Note: Printed Fabrics create a unique harness print, there is no way to ensure that prints will look exactly like the harness pictured.
Please remember that our harness for small dogs is designed to fit further back and looser on the dog. If the harness is too far forward or tight, it will not work properly and it will cause the dog to be uncomfortable. 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 email us at email@example.com send a picture of your dog from the side with height, weight and age, and we will be happy to help you out. Or you can check out the helpful videos below.
This BrilliantK9 small breed harness is a unique and innovative alternative to traditional dog collars and harnesses. Their ergonomic construction reduces strain on the dog`s neck, shoulders, hips and knees, while allowing easy and comfortable movement.
Have a dog that pulls? Unlike traditional leashes, our harnesses don`t engage a dog`s natural opposition reflex, thus pulling is minimized. The belly strap sits behind the rib cage, preventing the dog from dropping its chest to lean in and pull.
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Coat Harness for Small Dogs
BRILLIANTK9 ERGONOMIC DOG HARNESS DETAILED FITTING GUIDE
FOR THE QUICK BRILLIANTK9 HARNESS SIZING GUIDE CLICK HERE
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.
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.
ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR MEASUREMENTS, SEE DOG HARNESS SIZE CHART (further below) TO FIND YOUR FIT
Please check out the About Us Page for more information on fitting a dog harness. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
DOG HARNESS SIZE CHART
Low Riders aka long body and short legs - Click Here Breed Type: Dacshund, 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.
Teacup: #1 Front, 5 in. to 6 in. - #2 Girth 9 in. to 13 in. - Breed Type: The tiniest of toys - Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terrier, Papillons - 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 - New Size: #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 - New Size: #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 - New Size: #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 email@example.com for special orders or if you have any questions.
Section 2 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.