K-9 Float Coat - Top Selling Ruffwear Dog Lifejacket


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Unfortunately we have limited stock and Ruffwear, the supplier, are now sold out until their new design is released in early 2021. 

We have only XS and XL left

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
XXS 33-43cm (13-17") 27-32.5cm  18.5cm
XS 43-56cm (17-22") 31-41cm 26cm
S 56-69cm (22-27") 38-50cm 30cm
M 69-81cm (27-32") 45-59cm 38cm
L 81-91cm (32-36") 53-68cm 41.5cm
XL 91-107cm (36-42") 58-75cm 49cm

Key Features:

  • A strong, low profile back handle that allows you to help your dog out of the water
  • Telescoping neck closure that is adjustable yet permanently attached and secure
  • Reflective trim to enhance visibility
  • Sheltered, easy to clip buckles that allow easy, one-handed clipping
  • Foam panels are strategically placed to aid a natural swimming position
  • Made from time-proven abrasion-resistant materials

How to Measure Your Dog's Girth

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!)

Washing Instructions

Secure fasteners.  Hand wash with mild detergent. Air dry.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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Saved the marriage!

My wife was always unhappy with the treat pouch she had been using (& our dog wasn't all that impressed either) so a hunting I did go...found your Treat Trader, ordered on line (we live in Australia) & all is well in love, treats & marriage!

Great product!

My dog came unclipped and ran off a few times using the normal lead. No more! The lockable carabiner gives me so much peace of mind. Thanks

excellent product

quality build, functional utility, highly recommended

Charlie's one happy dog.

I have an active 13 year old Kelpie x. Charlie sometimes hurts her shoulder (going too crazy after a ball or after coming for a run with me). This harness has allowed me to control how she jumps out of the car, ensuring a supported landing for her shoulder. The harness is now our go to - and unlike other harnesses it doesn't ride up or fall off to the side. I also bought the brush guard, but like some other reviews there's a bit bunching on the middle velcro, but not enough to worry about.

Gold standard for Whippets!

Love this harness! It fits my whippet like it’s tailor made. I purchased a S size for my 17kg whippet. The adjustable straps stay put and don’t slide loose with time. It’s very light, flexible and not bulky so my boy has full movement to run in it, no rubbing spots in armpits, and not too hot to wear in summer. Using the front chest attachment my boy no longer pulls on the lead - which is like magic - I would have paid double for this benefit alone. Highly recommend for whippets with all those glorious curves to fit right!