This harness is specifically designed for use in dog drafting work, for pulling carts or four wheeled wagons.
Popular competitively in the US, drafting is ideally suited to large breeds such as the Bernese Mountain Dog and Newfoundland dogs who can move substantial loads in competition.
This dog harness, developed by Consie and Roger Powell, is for use primarily with a wagon, cart or travois, but can also be used with a dog sled or toboggan. This harness features the same neck design as our sledding harnesses to allow the dog free movement. The extremely adjustable forward cinch (girth) has loops for shafts. The rear cinch (girth) (use optional) helps hold the D-rings and side straps in place as well as keeping the harness in place when the cart pushes up against it. Both cinches (girths) fasten with Delrin side release snaps. Adjustable traces are included. Side release snaps on shaft loops to allow dog to be quickly disconnected from cart.
Please read our guide on measuring your dog for a harness.
Please note, these harnesses are made to order and there is a delivery time of approximately 3-4 weeks. Please be sure that this is the style harness you want and the size you order is the correct size. These harnesses are custom and may NOT be returned.