Float Doggy - Dog Floatation Vest

Stunt Puppy


The Stunt Puppy Float Doggy dog life jacket wraps your dog in a unique way for comfortable, secure, safe and balanced flotation.  Plus it has a back handle to allow you to assist your dog out of the water.

The Float Doggy by Stunt Puppy 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 6 sizes, the Float Doggy is sized by weight and shape. 

It has generous adjustment in the chest & shoulders, so deep chests/narrow waists aren't a problem.  

If your dog has a very thick neck (e.g., bulldog), you can double confirm the neck measure. Hold the tape measure to the maximum neck opening (listed below) and slide this over your dog's head)

If you are still uncertain, send us an email on info@caninespirit.com.au with your dog's breed, weight, and chest & neck measure.

 Size Fits Dogs Weighing Typical Breeds Max Neck
Mini 1-3kg Chihuahua, Mini Yorkie 25cm
3-5kg Toy Breeds e.g., Mini Poodle, Maltese, Mini Dachshund 36cm
Small 6-9kg Small Terriers e.g., Fox Terrier, Westie, Cocker Spaniel, Whippets
Medium 9-25kg Small Pointers, Collie, Aussie, Blue Heeler, Large Whippet
Large 25-55kg
Labrador, GSD, Pointer, Weimaraner, Boxer
XLarge 55-80kg Mastiff, Great Dane, Pyrenee 66cm

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.

Stunt Puppy/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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Mel S.
Float Coat XS

I’m using this product for kayaking with my cavoodle, she is only 5kg and this life jackets has been working very well. The handle is sturdy and it’s very easy to pull her back in the kayak. The yellow makes her very visible. Very good quality and happy with this product. Would recommend and buy again.

Terrific fit and utility

Thor is an ageing Borzoi rescue (afraid of thunder) with degenerative myelopathy. He DOES NOT enjoy ocean visits except to wade in to his hocks then roll in dead fish and seabirds. To assist with preserving his functional movement however ocean paddling is now part of his routine. Previously he wore a harness as he swam in place; read "panicked, thrashing and waterlogged sinking". Now with the flotation vest he is calmer, secure and comfortable, and easily held in situ with the handle or a lead on the vest. Really terrific outcome. Great customer service too.

Deborah M.
Float Doggy

Brilliant safety product. Cheerful bright colours make the Float Doggy easy to see. Comfy for our dogs to wear in the water and on land while easy to fit and carry for their human companions. Thanks Canine Spirit for making this product available.

Amy C.
Great Product

Fantastic quality and very happy with the product.
What sets your company apart is your attention to detail in your approach to customer service. You went the extra mile to ensure the product I was purchasing was suitable for my dog.
Can't wait to use the product for years to come and won't hesitate to recommend.

Jordan F.
Great Product and fits my very broad amstaff

The D-fa Float doggy does a great job. The padded chest section keeps my boy more buoyant than the other products designs and even fits around his massive staffy neck. The low cut neck section also mean that it doesn't put pressure on his neck when hes in the water

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