Our Defender Harness, which is an exclusive K9 Tactical Gear design, has been our top selling harness for years. This harness was created to be a minimal and effective approach to be your go-to harness without impeding mobility or comfort. It is manufactured to withstand years of use from daily wear, long hikes, police patrol work, military applications, and all types of working dog training. The harness comes standard with a rigid and functional handle, loop attachment (velcro) for personalization on each side of the neck, two leash attachment points, and a padded front chest piece for extra comfort.
The use of our 1.75” rigid Mil-Spec webbing is one of the multiple specs that set this harness apart from the others. We believe this is the perfect firmness and width for both strength and comfort. A minimal profile harness with this material allows your canine to stay cool in tempermental climates and withstand any challenging working conditions you might find yourself in. K9 Tactical Gear only uses the highest quality hardware on the market. The AustriAlpin buckle is constructed of aluminum to be lightweight with a high tensile break strength. You will find two forged V-rings, front and rear, for control exactly where you want it. The harness is constructed with a high strength bar-tac stitch pattern commonly used in skydiving and rock-climbing equipment.
Like all front yoke designed harnesses with a single buckle, this requires you to lift one of your dogs front legs through the girth strap for a correct wear and secure fit.
The Defender Harness has different accessories you can attach at any point. The detachable mesh is one of the most popular accessories. This product allows for even more personalization of patches, ID cards, or plain mesh. You can read more about this accessory on the Attachable Mesh Product.
If your dog is sensitive to legs being picked up while putting on a harness, take a look at our Double Buckle Defender Harness.
Elite (patterned) Option: The construction is slightly different but has all the same benefits as our traditional (solid), only slightly thicker! By choosing an elite pattern the cordura front yolk of the harness will be in the pattern of choice as will the top, handle and girth strap.
UPDATE of 2023: The front straps (both sides of the neck and strap between the front legs) are no longer lined with the patterned webbing. The cordura will still be in the patterned choice.
PLEASE NOTE: The X-Small Defender is only available in the color black at this time.