We have been asked to review the Doodlebone Airmesh Snappy Harness along with the matching Padded Lead. The Snappy Harness is an easy fit dog harness specially designed to wrap around your dog rather than go over their head. It comes in 10 different colours and 6 different sizes from XS to XXL.
We were very lucky to be sent a harness and lead each, blue for Rodney and pink for Mabel. I absolutely love the colours, they are bright and bold and exactly what I would have chosen for them. I was asked to supply their neck and chest measurements to determine the size they would need and based on that they have been sent a Large harness each. I must admit I was very surprised that they would require a large as they are quite small dogs, only weighing around 5.5kg each.
The harnesses are made from a breathable airmesh fabric which feels nicely padded making them soft and comfortable for the dog. They are clearly well made and of excellent quality. They also have a reflective piping strip around the edge which will provide added safety as the darker evenings draw in. They certainly live up to the design idea of being an easy fit harness as I found it super easy to put them on Rodney and Mabel, by just slotting their front legs into the large holes and then literally wrapping it around their body. There is a large piece of Velcro to secure it with as well as a plastic clip. There are also 2 D-rings to connect the lead to, so this gives added security and peace of mind that they won’t be able to get the harness off.
Size-wise they are a little big on them and having checked the Doodlebone size guide it seems they are on the cusp of the medium and large and I would think probably could have got away with wearing the medium but that said they are still wearable and Rodney and Mabel were quite happy wearingthem and were not affected in any way.
The Padded lead comes in 10 matching colours to the harnesses and 3 different sizes S, M & L. We have been sent the Large in the corresponding colours to the harnesses. I do love accessories that match. The lead is made from tough nylon and is double stitched for extra strength. The handle is lined with soft neo-prene fabric which really does make it comfortable to hold. It is 25mm wide and 1.3m long, which I found to be a really nice length both to give them a bit of freedom whilst also still feeling in control.
Overall I’d say the Snappy Harness and Padded lead make a really lovely set, not only do they look smart and comfortable to wear they are extremely practical too. Super easy to get on and off which really helps when trying to get out of the door quickly with 2 excited dogs. They are also both machine washable which makes life a lot easier as winter approaches and walks are going to get a lot muddier! They are definitely a welcome addition to Rodney & Mabel’s wardrobe. Thank You Doodlebone.
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Review by Karen, Rodney & Mabel