Outward Hound Kyjen Front Carrier
- Can clip to pet's collar
- Adjustable straps
- For pets up to 10lbs
- The ultimate way to carry your small pet
- Available in 4 different colors
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Size: Small | Color: Black
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First, you should note that the product description stays almost the same no matter what size you choose--and ALL SIZES make the claim that the product will hold up to 20 pounds. (as of this writing, anyways.) I read many reviews before deciding my best bet was to save myself both heartache and ten bucks by ordering a size medium--when more than likely I only needed a size small.
My dog is a Chihuahua and weighs in at eight pounds. I'm sure the small would have worked as she has plenty of room in the size medium, and really, the product is a little too "TALL" for her when she sits with all fours on the bottom of the product. But it works fine and was worth this non-perfection in order to save ten bucks.
So here are the ACTUAL MEASUREMENTS of this product: SIZE MEDIUM, BLACK--bottom that your dog will sit and/or lay in measures 9X11. That means it measures ELEVEN INCHES LONG (the length of your pet???) by NINE inches wide (how wide is your pet?) And it is 9.5 inches HIGH. (how tall is your pet when SITTING?????) My little girl's chin does NOT reach 9.5 inches when she is sitting, so I sort of pull down gently on the canvas and help her peek over it. More often than not she rides with her front paws hanging over the edge and cushions herself.
One last thought--the bottom of this product bends/bows with the weight of the dog. I personally couldn't imagine it carrying a 20 pound dog. If you're dog weighs more than 15 pounds--even if she/he would fit, I don't think you'd be happy toting your dog very far in this.
The first time he was put in it, he was a bit apprehensive and wouldn't sit down, so of course he was sticking out of it too far for my comfort. I just walked him around outside and he started relaxing. The second time we used it, he was eager to get in it and sat down right away. Within a couple of minutes he was curled up in it. It's a bit of a tight sqeeze to do much more than sit or curl up, but he seemed to be content. I did like the hands-free aspect of this carrier and I can see me using it when we go shopping or walking around town. The mesh pockets will also be useful to hold his leash and snacks.
I felt that the carrier was pretty secure once I tightened the straps across my back and snapped the belt. We had a different version of this carrier previously and even though it was very small, I used it when bike riding. This one should be much better - and much safer. Heed everyone's warning about how small this runs and get one size bigger than you think you need. Overall, this is just what I was looking for, so my dog and I are happy with my purchase.
The interior (useable) space in front 8.5" high, 8" across and 4" side width (depth). My Chi is 13" long, 5" wide and 7" high not counting her head and gigantic ears so you see the dilemma.
The other issue I found was the way it fits, if you are a large busted person there is no way the strap will cross in the back so its just kind of hooked over the shoulders, not comfortable and won't stay on (especially with weight in it) unless you hold it which defeats the purpose. To sum it up I would say the size small carrier is absolutely perfect for a flat chested person with a guinea pig.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was smaller than I expected.
My 10 pound dog cannot use it.
it would be good for up to 6 pounds in my opinion.
Bought this for my uncle to carry his Yorkie around in. Works well!Published 11 months ago by Marie Wolinski
The pull string at the top broke on the first use. Was too late to return it to by the time I used it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by RFG
Not only do I like this, but so does the dog! Will only work for a very small dog. Used it for a Yorkie puppy, who is now 5 months old, and she has almost outgrown it.Published 18 months ago by Barbara G