Our dog flotation vest (dog life-jacket) uses a unique and patented enclosed design that wraps your dog in an ergonomic, balanced, comfortable and secure flotation jacket.
See the bottom of this page for why our enclosed harness is better than non-enclosed dog life jackets and four excellent reasons your dog needs a life jacket when on adventures with you.
Click on the sizing chart image on this page to size yourself up for a Float Doggy.
If you are unsure or confused, contact us and we'll do our best to help out. If you can give us an idea of your dog's size relative to the breeds listed on our sizing chart and an estimation of its weight that is most useful. There is no need to go wild measuring necks and girths and spines and inside legs.
D-fa Dogs has recently partnered with the fabulous Stunt Puppy™ so from 2019 our gear will be available to you as Stunt Puppy rather than D-fa Dogs. It's great news for us and for you. Same great designs, same great quality and a wider selection of gear for your hound including stink free collars, beautiful patterned leashes and collars as well as harnesses, hands-free running leashes and customisation options that will have you spinning excited circles of delight. So, if we're out of your size here or you just a curious type then head to www.stuntpuppy.com to see the full range.
Getting a good fit in any life jacket, human or canine, is important to its effectiveness. To help in this the D-fa Float Doggy has some important differences to other dog life jackets.
The main difference is that this harness is enclosed all around your dog's body rather than having an opening under the front legs. It's a small difference, but an important one.
The enclosed harness supports your dog better in the water, balances out their natural buoyancy by supporting the heavier chest and shoulder areas from beneath, and makes for safer, more comfortable lifting in dog overboard situations.
In fact the Float Doggy shares the same harness construction as our HeliDog harness used for lifting dogs underneath helicopters. We don't expect you'll be dropping onto your SUP or your kayak from a helicopter (or maybe you will to your super-yacht), but if you did then you'd be just fine in the Float Doggy.