Hindquarters harnesses suit a wide range of dogs from Jack Russells to Boxers and most in between. There are two key measurements when choosing the right size: lower neck and girth. Here are more details - and a diagram - on how to measure for a Hindquarters harness:
1 - measure the circumference of your dog's lower neck, at the top of the shoulders, where a harness would naturally sit
2 - measure the circumference of your dog's girth, a couple of centimetres behind their front legs
3 - please let us know if your dog has a particularly large or long chest, represented by the blue line below, and we'll make your harness to your dog's specific measurements
Hindquarters harnesses are designed for maximum comfort and are fully adjustable for a perfect fit. We have 3 core sizes:
- SIZE S: fits a girth between 36cm and 46cm and lower neck between 26cm and 36cmgood for a JRT or other small Terriers
- SIZE M: fits a girth between 40cm and 65cm and lower neck between 30cm and 45cm good for a Corgi or Spaniel
- SIZE L: fits a girth between 65cm and 90cm and lower neck between 40cm and 60cm good for a Lab and large chested dogs
We usually make harnesses to order which takes 3-5 days. If you are in doubt with regard to which size would be best, please email us with your dog's measurements.
Designed to support your dog in all the right places, Hindquarters harnesses allow full shoulder movement, and give good control. For maximum comfort we use cotton webbing which is soft-to-the-touch with flex and give. Natural materials also avoid chaffing, and are kinder to the environment.
The dog lead is attached at the nape of the neck and the supportive design gently discourages pulling, any pressure is borne equally and shocks or sharp pulls are absorbed by the webbing weave.
As well as being comfy, cotton is strong and durable. The metalwork is made from marine grade steel so strong and reliable and even sea swim proof. Available in a race of sizes and colours, Hindquarters harnesses are easy to use and look after, just machine wash at 40 when mucky.
Barry demonstrating the flexibility and comfort of a Hindquarters harness: