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Outward Hound Kyjen 2523 Dog Life Jacket Quick Release Easy-Fit Adjustable Dog Life Preserver, Small, Pink

4.2 out of 5 stars 64 customer reviews

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  • Top grab handle for easy rescue
  • Front floats keeps your pup's head above water
  • Reflective accents and bright colors for high visibility
  • Adjustable straps and neoprene belly band for comfortable and secure fit

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Product Description

Outward Hound PupSaver Life Jackets sport high visibility colors, multiple reflective strips, easy-grab handles, quick release buckles & outstanding flotation. Our unique, multi-handle design is constructed to add strength and durability for pulling dogs out of the water. Explore new ground with Outward Hound Gear! Our high-quality performance gear will keep your pup safely equipped for every new adventure!

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  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 13.2 x 8 inches ; 7.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0081XIL4K
  • Item model number: 2523
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,106 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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This life jacket fits my mini dachshund, Embers, very well. I have a very hard time finding life jackets (or any apparel for that matter) that fits her long body and protruding ribcage. Embers is scared to swim, but with this life jacket, she is now starting to come around and attempt a doggie paddle close to shore! I've tried other brands, but this is my favorite because it is made extremely well and is priced nicely.

My favorite part of the vest is the handle. I take her out paddle boarding with me, and one day while we were in the middle of the lake where the water is smooth like glass, she decided to jump in (thinking it was land, and not water!). I panicked, because she was scared of swimming at that time. I leaped off the paddle board after her and easily pulled her out of the water and on the board with the handle. It's also very easy to pick her up and put her back where I need her on the board when she starts to fidget too much.

My least favorite part that could use some improvement is the flotation device under the chin. I wish it was a little more flexible so I could wrap it around a little easier, and I wish it was softer. It just seems to firm to be that close to her throat.

Overall, it's a fantastic life vest, and I'd recommend it to anyone!
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I'll preface this with I just ordered my vests and they haven't arrived, so...

If you look at different sizes and colors you find there are different pictures and three sizing charts or pictures depending on which size color combo you pick. One pic shows a tape measure around the dogs neck and chest. Another pic shows a chart with height and weight and the third pic, the best pic, shows the vest laid out flat with measurements. I found that all three sizing pics match each other and the one laid out flat really cleared things up for me.

So for example I thought I'd need an XS based upon the two sizing charts. They show a chest size of 15"-19". However a look at the laid out pic shows the max width to be about 20". That means there won't be any overlap for the Velcro to secure and the chest straps will likely not snap on dogs with a 19" chest, like mine. The pic makes it obvious that that you'll need about 3-4" of overlap. That pretty much means add 3-4" to your dogs chest measurements and then pick a size based upon that number. Of course the larger the dog the larger the amount of overlap could be.

If you also look at the laid out flat pic you can get a feel for the length of the vest from collar to tail and with some effort guesstimate the diameter of the neck floats. For example I guesstimated the small size to have a neck opening of 10-14", perfect for my dogs.

My dogs fell at the upper limit of the XS size so I took everyone's advice and firmed up my decision after looking the pics and ordered size Small for my 16lb Havanese. I'll update soon with how they fit.
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My dogs are really good swimmers but we were going canoeing and the water was high due to rain so I bought these. I am so glad I did.
First, our dogs had a blast swimming between the two canoes and the handle made it easy to lift them up out of the water without tipping over. They are a little bulky but I would expect that from a good life jacket. I follow the measurements and actually measured the dogs. They fit perfectly. Our dogs had no problem swimming with them and actually got used to it. They would just sit there and float lol.
At one point, we got caught in some fast water, hit a log and turned over. One dog jumps and was able to get to land but my wiener dog was stuff under the overturned canoe in rushing water. It took us a few tried to flip the canoe due to the water depth. It was horrifying. It felt like an internity. However, when we got the canoe turned over, she was just fine. Her head wasn't even wet. The life jacket kept her at the top of the canoe where the air pocket was. She did not inhale any water. Just a little stunned.
We could have easily lost her that day and I am convienced that the life jacket is what saved her!
(The handle did tear a little but from yanking her out of the canoe but I quickly replaced it. I won't go without one again!!)
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The harness on the back isn't securely sown into the lifejacket. I got mine fresh out the box and on my first kayaking trip out with my westie the tugging on the handheld in th back cause fabric to rip at the seams. This is an issue easily repaired by sowing a little additional support for the handle. Ive sence repaired and reconfigured the lifejacket.
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Small fits our big 18 lb Havanese great and XS fits the small 9 lb Havanese. We like how these seem like they float (vs neoprene versions) and our dogs seem comfortable in them. The handle is nice and the extra flap/pad under their chin/on their chest helps to keep their heads up. The neoprene belly band helps distribute the weight better than just single straps.
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Very nice life vest for our little fuzzy one. The sizes do run small. Order up 2 sizes. By the chart and the package our little 7 lb poodle mix should need the xx small, but I read other reviews and ordered the small and it fits her perfectly.
She is put on the water often with us when we are paddling boarding or SUPing so it is nice to have her she and secure and an easy handle to grab onto if she jumps in.
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