This classic X-Back dog harness is 100% polypropylene. The neck padding is TEBOX, a material that is incredibly durable and gentle on your dogs coat, whilst at the same time being abrasion and ice resistant and almost non water absorbing.
This is the mainstay product of the majority of professional and recreational mushers.
Most commonly seen on pictures of sled dogs around the globe, this harness is the traditional style of capturing a dogs pulling power. It is important the harness fits snugly but not tightly around the neck and extends along the back stopping just short of the tail.
As well as sledding and dryland mushing, this harness can be used for skijoring, bikejoring, canicross and dog scootering. The X-Back harness when used correctly captures the complete power of the dog from the shoulders through to the back legs.
Available in Red, Blue and Reflective Blue.
We require two measurements for the X-Back Harness: the Neck Measurement and the Tail Measurement.
Neck - Measure from just ahead of the withers at the base of the neck to the top of the breastbone, then double this measurement. Work the tape under the fur; pull it snug, but not stretched. Measure the dog, not the fur!
Measure only one side of the dog, and then double the measurement. Wrapping the tape measure all the way around the neck may distort the measurement.
Do not measure where the collar sits, but lower - please see the heavy black line on the above diagram.
Tail - Start tape at top of breastbone in the centre of the chest. Pass the tape between the front legs, then up around rib cage on one side of the body to base of tail. Lift tail to feel join. This measurement does NOT need to be doubled.
Check fit of tail length by pulling on webbing to see if the webbing will come to the base of the tail. Webbing should not come to the base of the tail unless there is tension against it. The more coat the dog has, the more tension is required.