Choosing the right harness for your dog can be a struggle as our latest reviewer, Yvonne Haines, discovered while searching for a harness small enough for her 9 month old Miniature Schnoodle, Angus, who weighs 3.5kg and has a small frame.

When the opportunity arose for Angus to test the ‘Ruffwear Front Range Harness‘, their best-seller of 2014, Yvonne said ‘yes, please!’ and set out to see if it lived up to it’s reputation.

Who are Ruffwear?

Possibly best known for their active and outdoors dog gear, Ruffwear aim to deliver innovative products for dogs everywhere.

What is the Ruffwear Front Range Harness?

Labelled as an ‘all day adventure harness’, the Front Range™ Harness is an everyday harness that is designed to be easy to fit and put on and comfortable for your dog to wear. Featuring two dog lead attachment points: an aluminum V-ring centered on the dog’s back for everyday walks, and reinforced webbing at the dog’s chest, it’s designed to help give you additional control whether walking or training.

Ruffwear Front Range harness in Pacific Blue

With an RRP of £39.99, the harness is available in four colour options – Pacific Blue (as above) – Twilight Grey – Orange – Alpenglow Pink, with size options from XX-small to Large/X-Large.

Ruffwear Front Range harness size guide

How did it fair in reality?

Yvonne says…

The harness is very well made and washable, which is great for us because weekends are often spent out walking and we try to take Angus on as many adventures as possible. We’ve found it durable when needed but when it gets muddy from our treks it’s easily solved.

We chose a Pacific Blue XX-Small size for Angus and it’s a much better fit than any other harness we’ve tried but even when adjusted to it’s tightest fit it’s still loose on him, but he is still only 9 months old.

The harness features fluorescent strips which we’ve found really helpful since Angus is mainly black and grey with a white bib. Being padded it is very comfortable to wear, he has never objected to having it put on nor to the length of time he is wearing it. He always seems comfortable when wearing.

Angus is my travelling companion and spends many hours a week as my co-pilot driving up and down the country wearing his harness. It clips into his carrier easily before his carrier is then secured in the car seat.

Angus will sleep happily in his carrier wearing the harness. I was always concerned at the safety of him wearing a collar when clipped inside his carrier and was so relieved when at last we found a comfortable/safe harness for him to wear.

The harness also works well when Angus goes for a walk on his extending lead or either of the other leads he has, such as the Ruffwear Flat Out Leash (£28.99).

The verdict

In every way Angus and I are very happy with this harness and would highly recommend it. See our gallery below to see him wearing while out and about meeting and greeting friends.

Many thanks Ruffwear for sending Angus a harness to review! Find out if the Ruffwear Front Range Harness is for you by visiting


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