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Julius K9 Harness or Brilliant K9 Harness?

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Barked: Sat Feb 15, '14 6:56pm PST 
I wasn't sure what area to post this in, but I notice that these two harnesses seems to be very popular with agility people. I really want to order one for Rylee, but I'm not sure which one would be better. Does anyone have any experience with either one of these? Any suggestions? Thanks! (I think this is the newest harness Julius has come out with) ml (I'm leaning toward this one)

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Edited by author Sat Feb 15, '14 7:00pm PST


Anna's Dark- Angel
Barked: Sun Feb 16, '14 7:26pm PST 
All of mine with the exception of one has a Julius K9(the two bigger dogs have the IDC and the smaller one has the original powerhouse harness). I personally haven't tried the brilliant K9 so can't compare the two, but I know a couple people who have and like theirs.

There's also the comfortflex which is another popular one(I also have and love mine). It's a great harness and lighter weight than the JK9, but I find it to be not as easy an on/off harness as the JK9
Ember FDX

Go Go Devil- Bunnies!
Barked: Mon Feb 17, '14 6:21am PST 
I don't like the Julius or Comfortflex. Popular =/= good. The chest strap seems to restrict movement, particularly in extending the front legs. There is very little handler control with either harness.

I haven't seen or used the Brilliant K9, but it doesn't interest me. It seems like a better fit than the Julius and Comfortflex, but still very similar in design.

Personally, I don't understand the point of a harness for agility. It's very hands-off. I mostly ran my dogs naked. When my old man starting having physical problems and I dropped heights and obstacles, I also bought him a Ruffwear harness so I could walk beside him and use the handle if needed. I just bought a sledding/-joring harness for Ember in flyball, because she refuses to run naked.

Edited by author Mon Feb 17, '14 6:29am PST