Float Doggy - Dog Floatation Vest


The Float Doggy by D-Fa is not only a flotation coat for your dog but also has a fully enclosed lifting harness!  So the Float Doggy will not only help your dog swim safely but is also great for assisting / lifting your dog out of the water on your board or boat.   For a video showing you the fabulous features of the Float Doggy - click here.  


Please note, the Float Doggy dispatches from New Zealand so can not be sent Express Post - only Regular Delivery and normally arriving in Australia in 8-15 days.  Exchanges/Returns you will need to send NZ so please email us before you order if you have any questions.


Available in 5 sizes, the Float Doggy is sized by weight.  Because the jacket is has generous adjustment in the chest & shoulders, don't worry much about deep chests/narrow waists.  If your dog has a very thick neck, you can double confirm the neck measure.  If you are still uncertain, send us an email on info@caninespirit.com.au with your dog's breed, weight and chest measure.

 Size Fits Dogs Weighing Typical Breeds Max Neck
Mini 1-3kg Chihuahua, Mini Yorkie 29cm
Petite 3-6kg Mini Poodle, Mini Dachshund 33cm
Small 6-10kg Fox Terrier, Westie, Cocker Spaniel 36cm
Medium 11-25kg Boxer, Vizsla, Collie, Blue Heeler 42cm
Large 25-55kg
Labrador, GSD, Pointer, Weimaraner 56cm

Key Features

  • Harness construction cradles your dog in the jacket and removes pressure points
  • Hinged foam segments allow free movement and a better fit
  • Variable density foam complements natural buoyancy
  • Chest panel keeps the head above water without pressuring the throat
  • Tapered panels give a better fit on a range of doggy shapes
  • Double strapping secures the jacket evenly and firmly
  • Full length lifting handle and leash attachment for doggy overboard situations
  • Harness construction for secure lifting, minimizes throat and elbow pressure
  • Durable construction using Cordura® Nylon and waterproof reflective tapes
  • No Velcro or awkward fastenings!

*NOTE: This item will dispatch from New Zealand so if you are in Australia please allow extra days on the shipping - typically arriving in 8-15 days.  If you have ordered other items, the Float Doggy may arrive separately.  We cannot dispatch Float Doggy's via EXPRESS.

D-Fa provided us with some information on "Why Dogs Need A Float Doggy"

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.

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