It took us a year to prototype, test and refine our harness design, even going to the extent of importing the slide clips from the USA. Our final pattern was tested for several months by two wonderfully energetic Staffies and they emerged with thumbs up. See the comments below from Carol, owner of Rosie (pictured above)
"Rosie is a lively 2 year old blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier so when I was given a pristine pink and orange hand made beautiful leather harness I was concerned that she would trash it instantly! However, she has been wearing it over the the last 3 months constantly. She finds it very comfortable and it certainly doesn’t “cramp her style”. I was impressed that it hasn’t stretched despite the huge amount of strain she can apply when she is on the lead. The pink buckles have been rolled on, scraped along walls and pavements yet have stood up very well. We always get positive comments when out and about in the new harness and I would recommend them highly. The workmanship and attention to detail is fantastic, yet it is also an effective harness. If they can withstand the “Rosie” test they can withstand anything!"
Individually made to order by our craftsman (delivery 6-8 weeks) our harnesses come in Small/medium, Medium and Large. Please click on small size guide pictures above and they will enlarge. ("Small(er)' sizes coming soon) The main body is calf leather with a softly padded chest 'plate'. You can select a full piped chest plate - or a piped heart motif on the chest plate and on the dog's back, giving a perfect match to a Holly&Lil piped lead. All the dogs in the pictures have piped hearts on their harnesses.
Because our harnesses can be made in any Holly&Lil style/ colourway, they can be anything from girly to butch! For instance Charlie the Cocker looks adorable in pink calf with Pink Thistle tweed hearts, whilst American Bulldog/mastiff cross, Bailey looks super-manly in his brown harness with Red Cowskin heart detailing.
The calf leather straps are all adjustable, allowing you to get a perfect fit. This is helped by the connecting rings which allow the harness to move very comfortably with your dog. We suggest 3/4" straps for the medium dogs and 1" for the larger but you can of course select what you prefer.
We also offer 4 buckle colours - Silver metal is standard, but you can also choose Pink, Red or Orange, (all powder coated metal). All other fittings on the harness are silver.
To order select your body CALF colour (a) . Then select the "fill" for your piped heart (b). (The easiest way to choose your harness may be to look through the collars on our website to see the colourways you like best - then find that colourway on the drop down menus below.)
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on the best collar for your dog do see our
(wear &) Care Guide.
To confirm your dog's collar size,
Choosing Bespoke Options