If you have a small dog, you know the struggle is real for small dog breed products. As someone who once had both a Yorkie and Chihuahua, I know that the average dog harness is not meant for a small dog's chest.
Getting the right pet supplies before you take your dog home is very important, but imagine getting your dog and noticing that his collar or harness is too big. A small dog's neck and chest are usually too "wittle" for most dog collars and dog harnesses.
Average chest size of small dogs
A Pomeranian, Pug, or Yorkie may have a chest girth of 8-16 inches.
Best Small Dog Harnesses
Kurgo is a popular brand for small dogs. There are over 227 reviews! Kurgo's tru-fit smart harness has 4.4 out of 5 stars. Many customer reviews are positive with pictures of their small dogs in their harnesses.
Get it here for $22.21.
If you're on a budget, this is a 5-star rated no-pull harness for under $10. This step in harness has adjustable straps and comes with D-rings for an easy leash attachment. This high-quality small dog harness will fit dogs with a chest girth of 8-14 inches. Perfect for Pug moms!
Get it here for $5.93.
This harness comes in sizes x-small and small. Dog owners, If your small breed dog is itty bitty, I would try to get an extra small pet harness. It has 4.8 out of 5 stars. It's an easy to put on and take off small dog harness.
Get it here for $19.99.
Some of the best dog harnesses are soft mesh. Mesh dog harnesses are popular because they're comfortable for pets. Breathable mesh in pet apparel can be important based on where you live. A perk on this harness is the quick release buckle. Also, keep in mind this harness is marketed towards cats, so I think this would be a perfect fit for adorable small dog breeds.
Reviews did say this vest runs small, but if you aren't having luck with most small vests, this might be the best harness for your tiny dog.
Get it here for $5.19.
The Puppia soft dog harness and leash combo is under $22. It comes in nine sizes and has a 5-star review.
Get it here for $21.99.
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Large dogs are great, but if you are a dog parent to a tiny doggie, you know most small breeds are not in mind when products are designed. If you're looking for a matching leash, collar, or even boots, you can't go wrong going with a neutral color like black, gray, or white.
Small Dog Leash
Small Dog Collar
Small Dog Shoes
This post was orignally published on August 23, 2019.