|Welcome to BrownDog Design Harnesses, my name is Missy Villines. My husband and I have been actively
showing & pulling dogs since the late 80’s. We have been pulling competitively for over 20yrs now and
making my own harnesses since 1991, I am very picky about my dogs' proper harness fit. Can other
makers say the same?
A Harness is a Harness Right?
WRONG!! Seems like there are new harness makers out there everyday. You might think that once you
have seen a harness, you have seen them all. This is not the case, you must be an educated buyer.
When performance counts...BrownDog Design Harnesses are chosen by more APA & ADBA National
Champions than any other maker. The reason = Competitive experience and proven performance DO
make a difference.
|There are alot of harness makers out there but most of them don't pull competitively if at all. A lot of the
harnesses that I see from other makers pull the dog up higher and higher in the front end the heavier the
weight gets. Or the back straps are flapping in the wind or in the totally wrong position. The folks that I
make competition harnesses for tend to be the pickiest of the picky when it comes to harness fit. My
harnesses are also designed to keep the dog's head position low when pulling and evenly distribute the weight
across their body to prevent injury and undue stress.
All of my harnesses are custom made to have a proper fit for your dog. When you order a harness and I call
the size that I think your dog needs, I will guarantee the harness fits properly. If the harness does not fit
properly, I will remake the harness. I have about a 97-98% success rate, using strictly the weight of the dog
(this was with the APBT). In the last few years, I have started making harnesses for other breeds.
Everything from a 6lb Chihuahua &10lb Italian Greyhound, Boston Terriers, Shorty Bulls, Dutch Sheppards,
Rottweilers & Presa's to 140lb African Boerboels & Alsakan Malmutes & a 200+ lb Mastiff. I have a long list
of very satisfied customers over the years if you would like references.
I haven't had much of a problem so far in fitting any of the common or uncommon pulling breeds. Some
dogs are unusually long bodied, tall, or short bodied and wide, and may require a special fitting. For example,
the neck of the harness might be one size and the body of the harness might be a different size. Some may
need extra length in the back of the harness. The guarantee of the proper fit still stands.
My harness sizes will differ from other harness makers. If the customer orders a certain size of harness,
they will receive that size of harness. But I will not guarantee proper harness fit. So if you are unfamiliar
with my harnesses, please allow me call the size I believe your dog will need. If I'm wrong, I'll remake the
harness…If you're wrong, you will be stuck with that harness!
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