Sports Style Guide Dog Harness
This harness is designed with comfort and function in mind. It is lightweight, washable, flexes with the dog’s movements and is nonrestrictive of the front legs. It can be used as the primary harness or as a secondary harness for camping, hiking, or wet conditions.
There are 2 shoulder straps which are attached high up on the girth strap. These straps angle over the shoulders, meeting at the front over the dog’s breast bone. Coming down from the meeting of the shoulder straps is a martingale strap. The martingale goes between the dog’s front legs, threading over the girth strap.
Sport Style Harnesses are made of 1.5 inch wide straps with padding in the shoulders and back. The handles attach with side release buckles. The girth strap also snaps into place with a side release buckle. Handles have a metal core, covered with black webbing. The hand area has a rubber grip for added comfort. There is very little play in the harness and handle connection.
Harnesses can be hand washed with mild detergent. They should be squeezed to remove as much water as possible and hung to drip dry. Handles should be wiped off with a damp cloth. No other care is necessary. Avoid bringing the harness or handle into contact with Velcro. Also avoid contact with extremely hot temperatures like clothes dryers or irons, as they may melt the webbing.
There are a variety of colors and sizes available. However not all colors are available for immediate shipment in all sizes. You are welcome to choose another color or wait for me to create a custom harness for you in your desired color.
After ordering, I will need to contact you regarding your dog’s measurements to ensure a correct fit. I will need your dog’s height, weight, breed and girth measurement, which is the widest part behind the front legs, around the rib cage. Handles are also available in a variety of lengths. I will need to know your preferred length. Due to the handle attachment points a 1 to 2 inch shorter handle than what is used on the American style harness is usually preferred. I am happy to help you choose and to exchange handles later if needed.
I can add handle stabilizer loops to the Sport style harness. I can also do a standard American style guide harness. Other styles and variations are also available. I am not able to provide weight bearing harnesses at this time. Go to Harness Customizations for more information about adding handle loops, reflective strips, additional handles and other options.
All handles are made from metal. The metal for the core of the handle is 1/8″ thick by 1/2″ wide. The metal core is covered with webbing. The webbing is also how the clips will be
attached to the handle. The hand grip area has a contoured, very comfortable, rubber cover.
Ready to ship harness colors include: red, royal blue, black, burgundy and purple. Availability is constantly changing. Please inquire for the most current selection.
All the available colors for custom orders include: black, brown, dark red, forest green, hot green, hot orange, hot pink, hot yellow, kacky, light red, navy blue, olive drab, pacific blue,
pink, powder blue, pumpkin, purple, raspberry, royal blue, silver-gray, tan, white and yellow.
All ready to ship harnesses are a single solid color. Custom made harnesses can be a single color or I can use two complementary colors.
The hardware is black or silver colored. I’ll match the thread as
close as I can, but may not be able to make an exact match. Padding is also black. All handles are black. Reflective material can be sewn on to custom orders for added visibility in low light conditions.
The handle should be removed before washing. I recommend hand washing in a sink and hanging the harness to drip dry. A mild soap can be used. Do not use bleach or harsh detergents. The handle should be wiped off with a damp cloth. Do not use any abrasive brush or scratch pad to wash the harness.
The price for a ready to ship harness and handle is $169.99. Custom orders are welcome! The price will depend on material cost and additional labor. I will get you an exact price so you can make your final decision before I purchase the supplies and get started. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for custom orders.
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