Dog Harness Guide for Poodles

The Best Dog Harness for a Poodle

The Poodle is one of Australia’s most popular breeds, and one of our most popular customers! With 5 years of experience designing, styling and sizing Poodles, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know when choosing the right harness for your pooch.

Choosing the right harness for your Poodle can significantly enhance both comfort and safety during walks or outings. 

The Poodle’s unique coat and body structure, requires a harness that not only fits snugly but also provides adequate support without restricting their movement on walks or whilst running around the local dog park. 

Here’s our guide to selecting the best harness tailored specifically for your Poodle!

A Poodle’s Unique Physique

Poodles are known for their elegant physique and distinctive curly coat, which requires special consideration when selecting a harness. Their chest depth and neck size vary depending on whether they are a Toy, Miniature, or Standard Poodle. Check out our full dog harness size guide.

💡Our quick guide to help you select the right sized harness for your Poodle.
Toy: Extra-Small ST ARGO Harness
Miniature: Small ST ARGO Harness
Standard: Large ST ARGO Harness

Key Features to Look For in a Harness for a Poodle


A harness with adjustable straps allows you to customise the fit to your Poodle’s unique body shape. This is especially crucial for Poodles, as a proper fit

ensures they are comfortable and secure without any risk of slipping out.

Security and Safety

Opt for harnesses that have sturdy buckles and reinforced stitching to withstand the energy of a Poodle, particularly during walks when they may be excited. The ST ARGO harness has a traditional buckle closure that won’t come undone without the owner manually removing. All harnesses are double-lined and feature mesh backing inside, meaning maximum security.

Ease of Use

Harnesses that are easy to put on and take off save time and reduce stress for both you and your Poodle. The ST ARGO over-head harness is perfect for slipping on quickly, with a traditional buckle closure for security.

Leash Attachment Points

Consider whether you prefer a harness with a front clip (chest) or back clip (between the shoulder blades). Front-clip harnesses can help with leash training and discourage pulling, while back-clip harnesses may offer more control during casual walks. The ST ARGO harness has both attachment points, so you can choose.

Finding the best harness for your Poodle involves considering their size, activity level, and individual preferences. 

Whether you prioritise comfort, safety, or ease of use, there are plenty of options available to cater to your Poodle’s needs. 

By choosing a well-fitted harness, you can ensure enjoyable and stress-free walks for both you and your furry companion.

FAQs for Choosing the Right Harness for Your Poodle

Why is choosing the right harness for my Poodle important?

A well-fitted harness enhances your Poodle’s comfort and safety during walks, ensuring they are secure and comfortable without restricting movement.

How does a Poodle’s body affect harness selection?

Poodles have unique physiques with varying chest and neck sizes, requiring a harness that fits snugly without causing discomfort.

What features should I look for in a Poodle harness?

Look for adjustability, sturdy buckles, ease of use, and both front and back leash attachment points.

How do adjustable straps benefit my Poodle?

Adjustable straps ensure a custom fit, enhancing comfort and security.

Should I choose a front-clip or back-clip harness?

Front-Clip: Helps with leash training and reduces pulling.

Back-Clip: Provides more control during walks. The ST ARGO harness offers both options for flexibility.

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