Family-Owned-and-Operated Since 1986

Bill and Susan got married in 1986 with a mutual love for dogs. Soon, after they were married, Bill was diagnosed with an unfortunate disease in his spine. For years, this disease kept him out of work and forced him to sit at home alone all day. Susan bought him a dog to keep him company, and he fell more in love with dogs than he knew possible.

His dog trainer inspired him to make his own equipment and before he knew it, Susan came home with his very first sewing machine. This is where it all began. Bill started to teach himself to sew one day at a time. Bill is still considered to be permanently partially disabled, but he has never let his disability get in the way of his passion for design and his dream to have a family business.

"Ruff-Life" was established in 1986 with the intent to provide quality nylon dog accessories to local vet clinics and pet stores. Over the years, having a passion for working dogs, we evolved into a new brand and business named "Fullgripgear" thus providing sport and working dog products.

After a period of time, we came to the conclusion that law enforcement and military had more specific needs in their equipment. This now brings forth "K9 Tactical Gear". Our goal and our vision is to create and improve new and innovative equipment. We work closely with trainers, handlers, and officers so that we know how to best meet our customers' needs.

Thank you for visiting our website and we hope we can service you with all of your K9 needs. If you don't find what you're looking for on our site, give us a call or send us an email and we will do our best to meet your needs.