We all know Bulldogs require specially designed items to meet their specific needs. There's no "one size fits all" with an English Bulldog. They're the only dogs with such large heads and short legs all squeezed into one child-like personality. Or should I have said, "dog-ality?"
Best English Bulldog Harness/Collar
I usually recommend Bulldog owners invest in a harness, not a collar. Why? Has this happened to you? Getting ready for a walk, you slapped on a brand new, beautiful diamond studded collar on your girl.
One step onto the road and she decides she doesn't want to go any further with you. Suddenly she realizes, "wait a minute, I practically have no neck. If I hold my head low and do a little shake I can get this collar to shimmy right off the same way it went on." Smart dog!
I know how embarrassing that is; it's happened to me. It's not only embarrassing, but dangerous. I'm not going to spend any time discussing the many Bulldogs that have been hurt or even died after being strangled by their own collar.
So over the years we've tried our fair share of Bulldog harnesses. We've tried them from Target, Petco, and Amazon. They come in every material and color and with just about any design you can fathom.
For us, the most important factor to consider is craftsmanship and durability, then design and originality. We like our Bulldogs to look good when we go out in public, but we also want a harness that's easy to use and won't need replacing for at least a few years.
We named the Julius-K9 IDC Powerharness#1 Harness for Bulldogs!See Why Below!
Julius K-9 Harness For Bulldogs
Our top pick for a Bulldog harness is one we use here at home. The Julius K-9 Power Harness is light-years ahead of other harnesses in terms of functionality, design and toughness.
Do I need to mention how incredibly cool they look on our Bulldogs? I think they speak for themselves, but just in case, I'll brag on them a bit.
These harnesses are actually designed all over the world for working dogs. They're made with a high quality, tactical grade buckle, nylon straps and a steel d-ring. The stitches are triple stitched and will not come apart should your bully decides to thrash through a field of brush.
The Power Harness is available in a ton of cool colors and even camouflage. They come with a loop on top for a mini flashlight, great for those nighttime walks. A huge priority for most of us is ease of use. This thing slides right on! Check out the video below to see it in use.
The Velcro name-tag is customize-able and glows in the dark!
Get the Personalized Velcro Name-TagThe 2 inch x 6 inch tags fit perfect on the harness and you can pick any name or phrase you like.
Hands down, the most note-worthy attribute on the Power Harness is it's rugged, but stylish design and ease of use. Once you've slid the harness over your Bulldog's head there's literally one buckle; click it and get walking!
Here's a sizing Chart For the Four Most Common Sizes Used For Bulldog Puppies + Adults.
Puppia Harness for Bulldog Puppies
Have you heard of this one? Without a doubt you've seen knock-offs of the Puppia Rite Fit Harness because of it's thoughtful and economical design. The Puppia Harness is made of a super soft, but strong, breathable, mesh material which proves comfortable and attractive on any Bulldog that's just learning to walk with their human(that'd be you).
Bulldogs can be stubborn, everyone knows, especially when first learning to walk on a guided leash. Check out the picture at right. That's our Indy's first time on a leash and collar. She was still being trained -or was she training me? Either way, we just don't use collars anymore. I'm not going to say collars are evil or something, they have their use, but for us and our pups, it's this Puppia Harness.
This one's great because it'll get your Bulldog through puppy-hood and on to adult-hood without breaking the bank. It's like 20 bucks.
The Puppia Harness, I believe, creates an enjoyable and welcoming experience to Bulldog puppies while not discouraging them from the exciting experience of taking a stroll down the road with their best friend(you again). I mentioned you twice now. Bet you never dreamed you'd read an article that mentions you specifically!
Seriously, is your Bulldog a "puller?" Pulling is a problem of incomplete, improper or insufficient training, and we'll get that fixed, but in the meantime, this harness will prevent your little bully from restricting his breathing. Oh and they look swell too! Click Here to read Reviews on The Puppia Harness.
An article on Leash Training for Bulldogs is in the works!