How to measure your dog for a harness
To adjust the velcro chest strap developed by Julius-K9® in 1997, open it and loop it through the oval ring which is on the front side of the harness.
Close it on the inner side so the hooks and loops are facing each other. Set between the minimum and maximum length settings. The chest strap can support several times the dog's weight.
TAKING YOUR DOG'S MEASUREMENTS CORRECTLY
Taking accurate measurements of your dog is essential for choosing the right harness size. About 2-3 inches (4 fingers) behind the front legs where the chest is the widest, measure the girth (chest circumference) for the harness. Compare the measurement on our size guide under the product description of your chosen harness.
PUTTING THE HARNESS ON YOUR DOG
It is very important to adjust the front chest strap and the lower strap correctly. If the straps are too loose, the dog might be able to back out of the harness. When the lower strap under the chest is too tight, it can be uncomfortable for the dog.
When the chest strap is too tight, the buckle rubs against the dog's skin in the armpit area, which can cause chafing. If the lower strap under the chest is adjusted correctly, there should be enough room for you to fit your fingers between the dog's back and the harness.
SECURING THE HANDLE
The handle on the IDC® Powerharness can be secured as follows: clipped down with or without the INOX® ring folded underneath on sizes 0 and up. On the smaller IDC® and K9® Powerhanesses the handle can be secured with velcro. This is to minimize the risk of the dog getting caught on something by the handle while running off lead/leash.
WHAT TO DO IF THE DOG BACKS OUT OF THE HARNESS?
In case your dog attempts to slip out of the harness by backing out of it, or tries to pull its head out of the collar, avoid pulling the leash.
CHOOSING THE CORRECT HARNESS SIZE IS ESSENTIAL FOR A SAFE AND COMFORTABLE USE
Choosing the wrong harness size, as well as incorrect harness adjustment and collar use may result in the dog slipping out of the harness or the collar. If the harness is too small, the chest strap puts pressure on the dog's neck instead of distributing it over the chest area. Choosing the wrong harness size may result in injury.
The right harness size should leave the dog with enough room in the shoulder area and it should be able to move its legs freely. If the harness is too big, the dog might step over the chest strap with its front legs. JULIUS-K9® holds no responsibility for any injuries resulting from choosing the wrong harness size or incorrect harness adjustment.
Do not Machine wash! Hand wash. Maximum temperature 40°C or 105°F. Wash separately!
EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE REGISTRATION NUMBERS
U09 00241, U10 00002, 001632258-0001 402010004256-0003, 402010005060-0006, 402010005060-0007, 402010005060-0008 402010005060-0012, 012040382 402010005060-0012
|Harness size||Chest circumference||Weight of the dog|
|Baby1||29 - 36 cm / 11.5 - 14 in||0,8 - 3 kg / 2 - 6,5 lbs|
|Baby2||33 - 45 cm / 13 - 17.5 in||2 - 5 kg / 4,5 - 11 lbs|
|Mini-Mini||40 - 53 cm / 15.5 - 20.5 in||4 - 7 kg / 9 - 15,5 lbs|
|Mini||49 - 67 cm / 20 - 26.5 in||7 - 15 kg / 15,5 - 33 lbs|
|Size 0||58 - 76 cm / 23 - 30 in||14 - 25 kg / 31 - 55 lbs|
|Size 1||63 - 85 cm / 26 - 33.5 in||23 - 30 kg / 50,5 - 66 lbs|
|Size 2||71 - 96 cm / 28 - 37.5 in||28 - 40 kg / 61,5 - 88 lbs|
|Size 3||82 - 115 cm / 32.5 - 46.5 in||40 - 70 kg / 88 - 154 lbs|
|Size 4||96 - 138 cm / 38 - 54.5 in||70 - 90 kg / 154 - 198 lbs|