In addition to a slender body, sighthounds also have a quite deep chest, which means that they can easily slip from a normal harness. Harness, created just for them, has extended last part and one extra tape that fastenes on the narrowest part where the rib cage ends. Such model is considered very safe, because sighthound can not escape from it.
Comfort sighthound harness is made of a number of straps that are fully wrapped in soft and lightweight softshell. Two straps, that embrace the chest, are adjustable and are closing with strong plastic buckles. Oblique strap that runs over the back is equipped with the ring for leash attaching and can also be used as a handle.
Harness is comfortable, follows the movement and does not rotate, however the front part runs across the shoulder joint. This model is useful for dogs, who do not tolerate underbelly strap or side tilting of the harness.
Softshell is a soft and somehow stiff material with a slightly cushioned feel. It’s durable, water repelent and easy to maintain but it’s not UV stable so colors can fade.
We can make a harness for sighthound breeds with at least 8-10 kg weight.
Link to the comparison of both harness models (Basic and Comfort).
Straps of the Comfort harness can be made in two different widths:
- 2,5 cm
- 3,3 cm (shown on the photos)
Every Basic sighthound harness is made individualy to fit your sighthound, so you need to measure him before ordering. Ask your dog to stand in a relaxed and upright manner while taking measurement and do not hurry. If you’re having troubles measuring your hound, take more measurements (at least 3) and then take the average.
When ordering a Comfort harness, please include:
- harness type: Comfort harness
- width of the straps
- sighthound breed
A – Length around the ribcage: measure the horizontal length from the last rib on one body side, across the chest and sternum, to the last rib on the other body side. The easiest way to measure is by stepping with each foot on one side of the dog while facing the same side as the dog.
B – Length of the front part of the chest with shoulders: measure the horizontal length from the groove behind the muscles of the front leg, across the chest and sternum, to the groove behind the muscles of the other front leg. Try to find the groove on the imaginary vertical line from the withers to the elbow.
C – Maximum chest circumference: measure the chest circumference behind the front legs, where the chest is the deepest.
D – Minimum chest circumference: measure the circumference of the narrowest part of the ribcage – over both last ribs. Don’t measure the waist.
E – Back length: measure the length over the spine starting from the base of the neck (just in front of the shoulder blades, lift your dog’s head to find the starting point) to the base of the tail (lift your dog’s tail to set the ending point).
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