What it means when a harness is too heavy

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What it means when a harness is too heavy

Many dogs’ owners purchase a harness without thinking about the weight. Most of the harnesses for small dogs are far too heavy. The models displayed in the shops weight 280g in average.
For a small dog that weights between 3 to 4kg, this represents 8% of its total bodyweight. That’s a serious load.

8% of the bodyweight is too much for wearing a harness constantly.

Comparing this percentage to 89kg average human male weight means that this person would carry a load of 7.12kg. Literally wearing a coat of more than 7kg.

Would you want to wear a 7.12kg coat all day long?!

No one would go for a walk with such a heavy coat; better to consider a light one, isn’t it?

Then let’s calculate further: an average coat weights around 1.7kg. Which approximately corresponds to 1.9% of the bodyweight. Transferring this to a small dog, the weight result is 66.85g; slightly more than the half of a chocolate bar. This leads to an acceptable weight for a dog harness.

An appropriate harness
for a Terrier
shouldn’t be heavier
than 70gr.

That’s why curli offers the optimal solution with the Vest Air-Mesh harness of 54g only (size S) and 67g (size M).
Considering that the dog’s spine is horizontal, on the contrary of the human being, this induces even more pressure.
Taking all this into consideration, you can free your dog from a heavy daily weight. He will surely be grateful.

We, at curli, will keep working on future developments in order to reduce even more the weight of our products, without impacting on the quality and security.

Have a look at our Vest Harness Air Mesh

We wish you a wonderful day

your curli team

With the dog's safety and comfort in mind

+41 41 510 80 80


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