Hindquarters harnesses suit a wide range of dogs from Jack Russells to Boxers and most in between. The are a number of things to consider when buying a harness for your dog, not least size and fit.
There are two key measurements when choosing the right size: lower neck and girth just behind the front legs.
Here below are more details and a diagram on how to measure your dog for a Hindquarters harness:
1 - measure the circumference of your dog's lower neck, at the top of their 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 make 4 core sizes:
- SIZE S: we use a 2.5cm wide webbing which fits a chest girth between 36cm and 46cm and lower neck between 26cm and 36cmgood for small Terriers and Spaniels
- SIZE M SLIM: we use a 2.5cm wide webbing which fits a girth between 40cm and 65cm and lower neck between 30cm and 45cm good for a Corgi, Spaniel or chunky JRT : Travis (below) wears the Medium Slim harness
- SIZE M: we use a 3cm wide webbing which fits a girth between 40cm and 65cm and lower neck between 30cm and 45cm good for a Labradoodle or larger Cocker Spaniel
- SIZE L: we use a 3cm wide webbing which fits a girth between 65cm and 90cm and lower neck between 40cm and 60cm good for a Lab and large chested dogs like Boxers
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. 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.
A medium size harness made from a sky blue comfy cotton weave:
It is straightforward to put a Hindquarters harness on: place over the head and fasten either side at the girth. 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 comfy, the cotton weave we use is strong, durable and washable. The metalwork is made from marine grade steel so strong, reliable and sea trip proof.
Available in a range 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 his Hindquarters harness:
If you are unsure about how to measure your dog for a harness or have any questions, please get in touch.