Italian Greyhound Harness - Choosing The Right One

Italian Greyhound Harness - Choosing The Right One


As a Iggy owner, you want nothing but the best for your Italian Greyhound. One essential accessory that every dog owner should invest in is a high-quality iggy harness. Harnesses provide a safe and comfortable way to walk and control your furry friend, and when it comes to Italian Greyhounds, finding the right fit is crucial. In this article, we will explore the benefits of using a harness specifically designed for Italian Greyhounds and guide you on how to choose the perfect one.

The Importance of a Proper Fit

Italian Greyhounds are a unique breed with a slender build and delicate necks. This makes them more prone to tracheal injuries if they pull too much on a collar or have pressure applied to their throats. That's why using a harness is highly recommended for Italian Greyhounds. Harnesses provide support and even distribution of pressure across their bodies, reducing the risk of injury and ensuring their well-being.

When selecting an Italian Greyhound harness, it's essential to find one specifically designed for the Italian Greyhound body shape. These harnesses are crafted to fit their unique proportions, providing optimal comfort and control. The correct fit ensures that your dog can enjoy their walks without experiencing any discomfort or restriction of movement.

Choosing the Best Italian Greyhound Harness

When shopping for an Italian Greyhound harness, keep the following factors in mind:

1. Size and Adjustability

An Italian Greyhound harness should have adjustable straps to ensure a snug and secure fit. Look for harnesses that provide a range of adjustability, enabling you to customise the fit as your dog grows. A harness that fits properly will prevent any chance of your Italian Greyhound slipping out and ensure their safety during walks.

2. Comfort

Italian Greyhound harnesses with soft padding prevent chafing and irritation, ensuring your dog's comfort during walks. Look for harnesses that have padding around the chest piece, chest strap and belly strap if choosing a 3 strap harness. These are the areas that require the most support.

You also want a harness with a slim chest piece with a Y-shaped design like below:

padded chest on harness for greyhounds and whippets

This allows plenty of room around the pits where many other harnesses will often rub and caused discomfort and chafing.

3. Safety and Security

We recommend a 3 strap escape proof Italian Greyhound harness as this will stop your Iggy from being able to slip out. This can happen with traditional harnesses which aren't designed for the unique shape of a sighthound, the houdinis of the dog world. The last thing you want is your Iggy to slip their harness when you're walking by the road, or anywhere else for that matter.

Additionally, consider harnesses with reflective strips or bright colors to enhance visibility during low light conditions, prioritising your pet's safety.

What is the best harness for Italian Greyhounds?

Introducing the Snootiful Hound Italian Greyhound Harness

sighthound harness features

Our harness has been designed just for sighthound breeds, like Italian Greyhounds, so it has taken all of their unique needs discussed above into account. In fact, every feature has been designed with your dog in mind, as it was inspired by my own sighthound, Blondie, a saluki mix.

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Investing in an Italian Greyhound harness is a decision that will benefit both you and your beloved companion. With the right harness, you can ensure your dog's safety, comfort, and happiness during every outing. Remember to prioritise proper fit, adjustability, durability, comfort, and style when selecting a harness. By doing so, you'll be providing your Italian Greyhound with the perfect accessory for their daily adventures, and showing them just how much you care.

At Snootiful Hound, we have a harness designed just for sighthound breeds, which will be perfect for your Iggy! Check it out here.

Black Italian Greyhound Harness

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

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