Rated 5 out of 5 by Abby6 King brand products.
We ordered this for my Abby because she has a torn ACL and swimming is the best exercise. She is a big girl and not a water dog. She has gotten so much better about going swimming since she knows this helps her stay afloat. We are very happy with the quality and price.
July 16, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by TDog Nice try but needs help
Bought this jacket because it has under belly flotation. I thought this would help the dog float higher in the water. The two securing straps allow the padding to move around and it then fits poorly. Maybe in the smaller sizes or if you could add a loop for the straps or velcro. Trying something else.
May 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by joeybagobagels Well Made Sized right based on research of many reviews probably best one at best price put there
I searched n searched them all back forth good reviews n bad and sizing and pricing not wanting to go for the 70$ ones that claim they are the best made real jacket yet read reviews on them that weren't good and hard to size right. Those still may be great jackets but didn't want to spend that much and get something no better than the outward hound brands which on sales are 14-25$ and couldn't decide on one o those wishing I had spent more because I want one made as a real life vest quality just like my whitewater jacket. Again for some needs those jackets may be just fine too but I was date away by bad reviews and for what I was willing to spend for a good jacket.
This one for the bill for both. $42 and well made.
On the construction and design everything is fine and as durable as my professional whitewater pfd . very happy about that.
Yes the plastic ring is not that strong but I will probably replace it w a metal key ring.
Ad one review stated it's fine except for where the straps are at the under belly the flap slips loose to rub the dog. Unless you are easily at the bottom adjustment of fit on your dog it does slip out and I'm not sure why strap guides weren't sewn on that side of the flap in the middle. Would prevent this all together without hampering full adjustment for the fit. and in the case of my dog it is a problem. I am going to sew on my own guides. I still give 5 stars because for the price and build quality you can't beat it.
On fit. it is true fit to size but watch for between small and medium. Even outside of measurements the names used at each size are more correct. I got the small and I have what would be called a small dog..but he's not tiny small. Jack Russell sized Rat Terrier so barrel chested for his size and weighs 20 lbs.
So basically he measured 19 inches around the chest, well within the limits for small and under the range for medium. Most other brands ran under sized but again another helpful review said they ran right on size. Also there were no mediums available.
Basically I believe my dog could have fit into either one and when wet you want a jacket snug.
He fits into this one fine while still having room to tighten down even more but not alot. because it's designed for small but his shape, it makes it a little snug fit as it wraps and then tightening it right makes him a little uncomfortable while he is used to wearing a harness so, that detail combined w fact that floatation on the small is a little under for his weight, I kinda wish I had a medium which starts at a 20 " measurement and tighten it down I think it would be overall better if he chunks up at all but once I sew on the strap guide onto the flap underbelly I think it will hold and tighten right when wet in water.
Excellent jacket. Happy.
May 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by wyzgirl perfect fit
this life jacket is perfect for our dogs! it fits well and is not heavy or bulky and yet strong and well made.
April 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dwhite Awsome product Awsome Delivery Awsome Customer Service
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Customer Service is Great
April 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joyce0127 It fits and it's good looking product
I wasn't sure exactly what I was supposed to measure so I called. You measure around the chest area and the xsmall fits perfectly. My cairn terrier doesn't seem to mind it at all. I haven't tested it yet in the water since it's too cold in Virginia, however, I am much more relaxed around the river behind our cabin when she has it on. She likes to walk along the river, even in the cold weather and occasionally walk in. Now I don't have to worry. It has a easy grip handle to pull her out if necessary.
April 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Melissa Perfect fit!
This life vest fits my English bulldog beautifully! I would give it 5 stars but we haven't been swimming it yet (it's only April, we just got rid of the last of our snow!) can't wait to try it out, Dexter loves to swim & he can move very well with the best in place. Great quality, worth the money:)
April 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by GoldenDoggies This product seemed to be made well.
My Golden Retriever seems to be an in-between size. I measured her according to the size chart and her length was 32". This would have been the Large size. However, when it arrived, it wouldn't snap properly around her stomach (she's not overweight). I ended up returning it. Overall, it seemed to be stitched well. My recommendation would be to order a size larger than the chart says.
September 30, 2014