IDC® Powerharness, USA flag, Size: 1
Chest circumference: 63 - 85 cm / 25 - 33.5 in
For dogs: 23 - 30 kg / 50.5 - 66 lbs
Reflective strip on chest belt
Handle on back
JULIUS-K9® - Inventor of the dog harness with interchangeable patches and hook & loop system on the chest.
Thanks to a major development in the IDC Powerharness the chest strap forwards the power lines of the leash.
Breathable, skin friendly inner linerNormally we don't pay enough attention to these great properties. The OECO-TEX material is manufactured to the highest standards in human clothing manufacturing.
Heavy duty buckles
The high-quality buckles of an IDC-Powerharness are rigorously tested and checked. This is especially vital in the winter, these buckles work perfectly and don't break even in the coldest weather.
Reflective edges and chest strap
One of the most important functions of an IDC-Powerharness is that it works well also as a visibility vest. The grey line of the chest strap and the edges of the harness are made of reflective materials, so the walking dog is visible in the dark from an even greater distance.
Sidebag fixing option
Sidebags are available in 3L and 4L versions for the bigger Powerharnesses. sizes from 0 to 4. A smaller IDC-Universal sidebag has also been available since 2013. With a 250 ccm capacity it's ideal to carry personal documents, vaccination papers, a cell-phone and dog treats.
The torch holder is made of rigid elastic, so it is very stable, the torch can not slip out of the holder. It's useful for night walks to follow your dog. Thanks to the ergonomic design you don't have to worry that your dog could be blocked because of the loops. The torch holder is made of high quality German materials. It also allows the use of sidebags simultaneously.
It's essential for search and rescue dogs and for every service dog that works in the dark.
Removable interchangeable patches
There are about 1000 different interchangeable patches in various languages in stock, but you can also order a customized one especially for your dog. The IDC-Powerharness comes complete with a pair of fluorescent JULIUS-K9 series labels which glow in the dark.
Handle lock with new snap
The new handle fixing option on the IDC-harness allows for 4 different variations. You can fix only the steel ring, only the handle, both of them or neither of them. With these options you can minimize the dog's chances of being blocked. It's really important especially for hunting dogs along with search and rescue dogs.
Note: If the dog is blocked by bushes in a place that is not visible, the IDC-Powerharness allows for free movement backwards, so that the dog can escape.
Available with safety lock in the color black
Highest quality certified by independent crash test. The buckle of the product has opened at 300 kg, but the harness itself did not break.
The first dog harness with interchangeable patches from the inventor! Since 1997!
|Chest circumference||25" - 33.5"|
Adjustment & Sizing
K9® is a European Trademark owned by Julius-K9®
This harness is exceptional, sturdy and looks fantastic. However, it is much harder for me to control my dog than I expected. She now has more control than I do. I have a 65 lb. Labmaraner (Lab/Weimaraner mix) who is all muscle. I have been using a no pull harness with the leash clip attachment at the chest. When she pulled, my resistance on the leash pulled her off-balance. The negative aspect of this type of leash is that it rubs the dog under the front legs and is uncomfortable to them. I saw several dogs wearing the Julius K-9 harness at the recent Pet Expo in my area so I decided to purchase one. My dog loves it! The fit is perfect and there is no rubbing behind the front legs because the strap under her belly is "four fingers" away from her legs.
My problem with this harness is not her pulling but rather if she tries to advance to another dog. When I am behind her, a short jerk on the leash will usually stop her from pulling.. However, when she encounters another dog that appears to be aggressive, she goes into protect mode and her strength against this harness usually results in me having to literally pull her front paws off the ground rather than off-balance as with the no-pull.
Initially I thought I would be able to manage these unexpected encounters but I end up being the one who suffers after the fact. I am 75 years old and consider myself in excellent condition except in these circumstances, which you never know when they will happen. In the meantime, I am mostly walking her on the no-pull harness for the meantime for my own sake. On other days I don her in her Julius K-9 Powerharness and we proudly strut the neighborhood and get lots of comments on how nice the harness looks!
This is not a negative review for the harness. Quite the opposite. But it is a bit of information to others who might experience the same issues with control that I have had.
WOW!!! Our English Bulldog was impossible to find a harness for due to his weird body shape. I had to custom make him harnesses to fit him. He has always been a huge “pulled” and would almost drag me along on walks due to his strength. We tried training and it really didn’t do much for his pulling. We tried everything. We recently got this harness and he has completely stopped pulling. He walks right next to us and is so respectful. I know this sounds crazy, but this harness makes our dog feel more secure and he no longer pulls. Best purchase ever!