A dog harness is an essential piece of equipment, not only for training purposes, but for the general safety of your dog. When thinking about a durable and robust harness, people tend to imagine a German Shepherd or a Saint Bernard that would otherwise be impossible to control without it.
However, it’s not uncommon to get surprised by an excited or scared pup that slips out of their harness, possibly wrapping the leash around your legs and making a run for the hills. In other words, the best dog harnesses should provide extra security for both the dog and you.
About this Product
Developed by Austrian police and fire services, the Julius-K9 Powerharness has been used by multiple emergency services in emergencies such as earthquakes, finding drugs and other such circumstances.
Made using water-resistant and scratch-proof polyester, this product is excellent for dogs that love to go through wilderness and shrubs and get easily excited by walks in the park. Padded with Ökotex, which is breathable cotton that is gentle on the skin and does not cause rashes or irritation, the product is comfortable and soft. Additionally, the adjustable belly and chest straps ensure that you will be able to offer your canine friend the perfect fitting – giving you complete peace of mind.
In fact, you might be impressed knowing that these harnesses are used on both working dogs and athlete dogs across Europe and North America. Developed and tested since 1997, the Hungarian manufacturing company experienced substantial growth in size and revenue due to the quality of the used materials and the excellent fit for both casual and emergency use.
Slightly trendy but ultimately safe, there is no stress or even contact with your dog’s neck, which makes it ideal for training, as well as for ensuring the safety of your pooch.
- Heavy-duty buckle
- Withholds 300 kilograms of weight
- Reflective chest strap
- Padded with Ökotex
- Adjustable straps
Minimal care is of particular importance for families or people who don’t like to spend copious amounts of time cleaning. When it comes to the Julius-K9, one significant advantage is that it’s scratch proof – meaning that even if your dog goes through bushes, the harness will look less dirty than your now leafy dog.
Additionally, the top layer of the harness is waterproof, allowing the rain to just fall right off instead of sticking to your pooch and making him or her uncomfortable or itchy. Due to this feature, it’s also easier to clean. In fact, most of the time, you’ll only need a wet washcloth and some scrubbing abilities and you should be done – just like that.
The primary downside that we’ve seen is that the underside of the harness is prone to having shed fur attached to it, which is to be expected anyway.
The sizes for the Julius-K9 differ per age and weight. More specifically, pups weighing between 2 and 6.5 lbs. with a circumference of 11 to 14 inches are suited for size “baby 1.” “Baby 2,” on the other hand, is excellent for dogs with a circumference of 13 to 17.5 inches and a weight of 11 lbs. Lastly, the “mini-mini” is suitable for dogs with a circumference of 15.5 to 21 inches and a weight of 15.5 lbs.
Once your fluffy friend has grown up and is slowly becoming an adult dog, there are even more choices. These choices are: Size 0 (girth 23-30 inches and weight 31-55 lbs.), Size 1 (girth 25-33.5 inches and weight 50.5-66 lbs.), Size 2 (girth 28-38 inches and weight 61.5-88 lbs.), Size 3 (girth 32.5-45.5 inches and weight 88-154 lbs.) and Size 4 (girth 38-54 inches and weight 154-198 lbs.).
- The color of this harness is interchangeable by using a selectable button
- More durable than other harnesses on the market
- Multi-color lightening system allows for easy detection of your pooch – even from a distance
- Reflective strap protects during nighttime
- Price is not accessible to everyone
- Fur gets stuck on the underside of the harness
Finding the right harness for your dog can be daunting, especially considering the dangers involved should your dog run away or get injured during an otherwise innocent and calming walk. That being said, the Julius-K9 Powerharness is one excellent choice to prevent that from happening.
With its many features such as the heavy-duty buckle, adjustable straps and padded Ökotex, your pup will surely be both comfortable and safe during your long or short walks. Moreover, with this harness, you will no longer have to worry about your dog slipping and running away, as there are multiple sizes to choose from that will fit your dog snugly.