What’s the Best Beagle Harness? An Introduction
The Star Trek Enterprise captain’s loyal friend, the hugely popular Peanuts character and the sixth most popular breed in the USA – the Beagle is a distinct and wonderful dog. Originally bred for hunting this scent hound is renowned for its sense of smell and tracking instinct. With these instincts comes the owners issue of control when out and about.
Whether your Beagle is off exploring whilst ignoring your recall or trying to pull on the lead – keeping them in line can take effort and patience. Part of Beagle training and control requires a good harness. But with so many out there, how do you know what the best harness is for your Beagle?
Our curated collection of the top six dog harnesses for Beagles are:
A Collar or Harness for a Beagle?
Because of their heightened sense of smell Beagles have a tendency to pull which makes life for both your dog and yourself difficult. When a dog pulls excessively it can cause throat injury and pain for your dog. Some owners consider either a Martingale collar or head collar, but many find that it’s not for their dog so opt for a harness. Though not a substitute for proper training, a harness can help teach your Beagle to stop pulling and allow you better control when out and about.
With all this in mind, let us now move on to our curated top six best Beagle harness collection.
🏆 Julius-K9 162P0 K9 PowerHarness
|Julius-K9 162P0 K9 PowerHarness for Dogs, Size 0, Black||1,919 Reviews||Buy on Amazon|
Okay, at first glance you may be thinking we’ve chosen this based on the police dog look – but beyond the cool exterior – the Julius-K9 is a really great harness overall. The harness is designed as a no-pull harness to reduce pulling behaviour from your Beagle.
The harness comes in a choice nineteen colours to choose from, with black being the most popular choice amongst dog walkers, trainers and owners. To put the Julius-K9 on your Beagle simply place it on the back and clip it underneath.
The Julius-K9 is very robust with a scratch-resistant outer layer. The inner layer comprises a breathable skin for comfort and a solid fit for your dog.
The harness comes with a single lead attachment at the back. This is unlike many front range harnesses which has two lead attachment points for control – so this may not be for you if you’re used to that setup. What the harness does have is a strong handle at the top for holding and, where required, aiding in the lifting of your dog.
The strap on the underside has a heavy-duty plastic buckle and the chest strap has an adjustable hook and loop fastening. The harness has reflected trimming across the outer layer for reflective visibility in the dark.
This is an extremely popular harness which gets recommended time and time again. Because of the emphasis on the front strap – we view this as the best Beagle harness above even our often recommended Ruffwear range of harnesses. It’s a good fit, and can really assist in reducing the pulling and darting behaviour common with the breed.
Rabbitgoo No Pull Dog Harness
|Rabbitgoo No Pull Dog Harness Small, Front Clip Pet Vest Harness with Handle Adjustable Padded...||860 Reviews||Buy on Amazon|
The Rabbitgoo No-Pull harness is a hugely popular harness type, particularly in the UK. This is a well made harness and it’s easy to see why it’s such a big seller – it’s an Amazon Choice on their website. The Rabbitgoo is both stylish and is constructed from quality materials.
Made from breathable nylon, the harnesses mesh lining with soft padding underneath is designed for comfort. The harness is put on over your Beagle’s head and then clipped on at the side. Once fitted there are two adjustable side straps. The first strap is located on neck and second on the front.
Embark Active Dog Harness
|Embark Adventure Dog Harness, Easy On and Off with Front and Back Leash Attachments & Control Handle...||455 Reviews||Buy on Amazon|
This is a good but sometimes flawed front range harness for your Beagle. The lead attachment at the back and front can be used with a double ended training lead like the Halti. Like the other front ranges, the lead can be attached to the back for normal walking. The additional front attachment can then be clipped for better control of your dog. The harness is secured using a buckle on either side.
The Embark harness interior is soft padded with a high visibility reflective trim on the outside.
The downside we’ve often found with this harness is that some breeds tend to slip out, which can be particularly problematic with a breed like a Beagle. This issue isn’t universal – but best to keep an eye on their escape attempts if you have invested in this harness.
Ruffwear All Day Adventure Dog Harness, Small Breeds
|Ruffwear All Day Adventure Dog Harness, Small Breeds, Adjustable Fit, Size: Small, Twilight Grey,...||279 Reviews||Buy on Amazon|
We adore the Ruffwear range on this site, and with many breeds it often takes the number one spot. Although this is still a great choice for a Beagle, we felt that it wasn’t quite as suited as the Julius-K9.
The Ruffwear harness is another example of a front range harness – lead attachments located at the back and front of the harness. The robust aluminium V-ring is located at the back and is used for normal walking. A reinforced webbing loop at the front of the harness is for the second lead attachment point. When using a double ended training lead like the HALTI, the second clip would attach to this loop. This can then be used for greater control of your dog, to reduce pulling and to help with training.
The harness inner lining has padded chest and belly panels. The harness is made of a sturdy and lightweight nylon material. Straps are woven from mountaineering technology for a stronger hold.
Straps are adjustable for a more customised fit at the shoulder, chest and belly. The outer layer of the Ruffwear has reflective strips for better night visibility.
Overall this is a great harness, perfect for standard walking but also as a no-pull and training harness.
TrueLove Dog Harness
|TrueLove Dog Harness TLH5651 No-pull Reflective Stitching Ensure Night Visibility, Outdoor Adventure...||224 Reviews||Buy on Amazon|
Although not perfect, the TrueLove is a popular choice at a reasonable price with dog owners in general. The TrueLove harness is durable, strong and is the best mid-budget harness for features.
The harness inner layer is made of soft mesh with sponge padding in the belly and chest. The nylon webbing on the outside of the harness is reflecting which helps you see your beagle at night or in dark conditions.
Like many of the other no-pull harnesses it has two side buckles and two lead clips (back and chest).
Puppia Soft Harness
The final on the list of the best Beagle harnesses is the Puppia. We always like to add a low priced harness to our collections for those on a tight budget or who are experimenting with harnesses on their Beagle for the first time. Although very basic, the Puppia Soft Harness is a well made harness that is a popular option for many.
Best Beagle Harness – A Summary
When introducing this article we highlighted the darting tendencies of a Beagle. Considering this we primarily focussed this article on a no pull dog harness. This not only offers a better piece of mind to stop your Beagle from escaping, but should they pull it stops unintended discomfort as well as trains your dog to extinguish the pulling behaviour.
With any non-pull dog harness it is important that it fits well and is comfortable, so always check the sizing before you order. For a complete guide to this – check out our handy guide for measuring and fitting a dog harness.
That’s it for our curated collection of the best harness for a Beagle. We hope you enjoyed the read and it helped with your selection. If you have any experience with these six harnesses or have other recommendations don’t forget to comment below or start a discussion on our Facebook page.