The K-9 Float Coat by Ruffwear is a premium life jacket designed for dogs that love to SUP, surf, kayak, raft or boat. It is the ultimate in canine floation and water safety with great details such as a strong, centrally placed handle on the back that allows you to help your pup out of the water and reflective trim that gives enhanced visibility.
The K-9 Float Coat is available in 6 sizes - to choose the best size, measure around your dog's girth/chest.
If your dog is in-between sizes or a unique shape, you can also consider the neck size (around the neck) and the coat length (from the base of the neck towards the tail). Note: the dog coat should only cover the ribcage and not go the full length of the body - otherwise it can interfere with the rear legs in swimming.
Check out the video further down this page on fitting the K9 Float Coat.
|Size||Chest/Girth Measure||Neck Measure||Back Length|
Here are what a couple of our customers say about the K-9 Float Coat:
'We're so proud of Marley and her new jacket. She is now my paddle board buddy (and everyone else's…she will hijack a board on approach!). It's wonderful to see her happy again after we lost our old girl of 14 years (her best friend). I especially love the hand on the back of the K-9 Float Coat". Mel
"Best day ever trailing out my new jacket. I have never swum so confidently - mum and dad were very impressed! Swam out to Dad about 30-40m offshore to get my ball and then back again - all by myself!" (Sprocket says he's feeling awesome!)
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The Float Doggy by D-Fa is a dog lifejacket that uses an unique and Patented enclosed design that wraps your dog in the most ergonomic, balanced, comfortable and secure dog flotation harness. For a video showing you the fabulous features of the Float Doggy - click here.
Available in 5 sizes, the Float Doggy is sized by weight. Because the jacket is adjustable beneath the chest, don't worry much about deep chests/narrow waists. If your dog has a very thick neck, you can double confirm the neck measure:
|Size||Fits Dogs Weighing||Typical Breeds||Max Neck|
|Mini||1-2kg (2-5lb)||Chihuahua, Mini Yorkie||29cm|
|Petite||2-6kg (6-13lb)||Tiny Terrier, Jack Russell||33cm|
|Small||6-10kg (13-26lb)||Large Terrier, Westie, Aussie||36cm|
|Medium||11-25kg (26-55lb)||Boxer, Vizsla, BorderCollie||42cm|
|Large||25-55kg (55-110lb)||Labrador, GSD, Ridgeback||56cm|
*NOTE: This item will dispatch from New Zealand so if you are in Australia please allow 2-5 extra days on the shipping. If you have ordered other items, the Float Doggy may arrive separately.
Some dogs swim like torpedos, others more like rocks but whatever your dog's swimming style if you're taking them out from the shore or into moving or cold water, they need a dog life jacket for their safety and yours. We designed the Float-Doggy based on how dogs swim and how we change that when we take them out on our board, boat or favourite waterway. Here's four good reasons why your dog needs a Float Doggy Dog Life Vest:
Dogs are sprinters, not stayers in the water. They go in and out of the water, fetching or chasing, with short rest periods where they put their paws down and rest. If they have to swim even a modest distance they will exhaust quickly and once that happens, they sink.
Moving or cold water is extra tiring. Swimming even modest distances in cold, moving or deep water is challenging for even the most capable doggy paddler. Exhaustion and hypothermia both limit your dog’s natural swimming ability.
We Are Changing The Behaviour Of Our Dog To Suit Our Adventures. The on-water environment has some new challenges for your dog. Balancing on a SUP or kayak, different smells and sounds, the changing energy of the people around them as adrenalin rises and falls all affect your dog. Fitting a comfortable, well-designed and well-fitted dog flotation vest will help him swim more comfortably for longer, and give you a secure harness in which to lift him if he struggles.
Dog Overboard Rescues Are Easier.Rescuing a struggling dog from the water can be difficult. Having some kind of secure, well-fitted lifting harness around your dog in the water makes it easier to hold and lift your dog. It reduces the risk of them swamping you, and makes the whole experience more comfortable for them.