Glad i paid extra for quality product rather than cheap version. My jack russell slipped his harnesses off so quick you didnt always realise until too late. He hasn't slipped this one. Was sceptical about buying the extra small size that the size chart suggested as he is usually a small in other brands but these harness sizes are larger than other brands and the extra small fits on tightest setting. My dog doesn't mind wearing this harness and i found the handle useful for extra control when a large uncontrolled dog was stressing him out so much i had to intervene. My only criticism is that the straps tend to slightly irritate my dogs skin near front upper leg joints but all harnesses seem to do that to him anyway and could just be his shape.
Harness fits well:):)
My Jack Russell was able to extract himself from five harnesses and countless collars before I finally found the Ruffwear web master harness. We can now safely walk near chickens and wallabies without fear that he will suddenly materialise in their midst.
The handle is a great benefit for getting him in the car or out of harm’s way quickly. I’m not sure whether it would be better to have a stiff weight distributing plate along the belly to avoid the harness potentially cutting into the belly when lifting but he doesn’t seem to mind being lifted momentarily. The handle is also a great benefit for helping to hold him still when he gets overexcited.
The harness is very easy to put on and to adjust. The materials are very hard wearing and the lead attachment ring is solidly attached. The red colour is attractive but also good for picking your pet out against various backgrounds when off leash.
The only negative is that my dog pulls more in this harness, which he didn’t do in other harnesses (possibly because it’s more comfortable even when under pressure) so a front attachment point on the chest would have been an added bonus but is by no means a deal breaker when compared to all the other benefits.
For sizing, my 8kg Jack Russell who has a 30cm neck and 45.5cm girth has a Extra Small sized harness which fits perfectly.
Can not recommend this harness enough.
Loved this harness, easy to adjust to fit my dog, well made and looked good on my Basenji, easy to put on him and the blue colour very nice, comfortable for him when walking and helped curb his pulling, love this harness so much will be ordering one for the other basenji.