Greyhound Harness - Choosing A Harness For Your Greyhound

Greyhound Harness - Choosing A Harness For Your Greyhound

Introduction

Welcome to Snootiful Hound, where we deeply care about the well-being of greyhounds and their owners. When it comes to choosing a harness for your greyhound, it's crucial to consider their unique body shape and requirements. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the process of selecting the perfect greyhound harness to ensure their comfort, safety, and style.

Why Choose a Harness?

Greyhounds possess a sleek and slender build, with delicate necks and deep chests. Unlike collars, harnesses distribute the pressure evenly across their body, significantly reducing any strain on their sensitive necks and preventing potential injuries. Additionally, a well-fitted harness provides you with better control during walks or outdoor activities, minimizing the risk of your greyhound escaping and ensuring their safety.

The Perfect Fit

When it comes to harnesses, achieving a proper fit is paramount. Opt for a harness specifically designed for sighthounds, like our highly recommended Greyhound Harness. These harnesses are meticulously tailored to fit the unique body shape of greyhounds, providing ultimate comfort and security during their adventures. It also features a third strap which makes the harness escape proof, a common problem with greyhounds.

Black Greyhound Harness

Measurements

Before purchasing a harness, you need to accurately measure your greyhound's essential areas using a flexible measuring tape. Take note of the following measurements:

  • Chest: Measure the deepest part of the chest, often found right behind the front legs. Note - when ordering from us, this is the only measurement you need. Because our harnesses are made just for sighthounds, our neck & belly measurements are designed to fit the corresponding chest measurement. It's also incredibly adjustable to get the fit right.
  • Neck: Measure the circumference at the widest part of the neck, just above the shoulders
  • Belly - If ordering a 3 strap escape proof harness, you may also need to measure the belly, just behind the chest.

Once you have obtained these measurements, make sure you order the corresponding size harness for your greyhound. An ill-fitting harness can cause discomfort, compromise their mobility and risk making it easier for them to slip out.

Material and Design

When choosing a harness, consider both the material and design to provide optimal comfort and durability for your greyhound. Look for harnesses crafted from soft, padded materials to prevent any rubbing or chafing, particularly around the neck and chest areas. It's also common for harnesses to rub around the pits (front legs) so it's better to order a Y shaped harness with a slim chest piece as this will allow lots of room around this sensitive area.

Fortunately this has all be taken into consideration with the design of our harness.

Security Features

As responsible greyhound owners, we understand the significance of prioritizing safety. Not all greyhounds are escape artists, but many have been known to slip out so we would always recommend a 3 strap escape proof harness like ours.

You will also need adjustable chest and belly straps to help you achieve a snug fit, preventing any chance of escape, while a sturdy D-ring serves as a reliable attachment point for leashes. Our Sighthound No Escape Harness incorporates these essential features, offering you peace of mind during every outing.

Conclusion

Choosing the right greyhound harness is vital for their comfort, safety, and your own peace of mind. At Snootiful Hound, we highly recommend our Sighthound Escape Proof Harness, specifically designed to cater to the unique needs of greyhounds. With its perfect fit, top-notch security features, and stylish design, it is the ideal choice for your beloved greyhound. 

 

For further reading, you may like these breeds specific guides on a whippet harness, lurcher harness, sighthound harness or italian greyhound harness.

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