The Best Dog Harnesses for Cocker Spaniels

The Best Dog Harness for Cocker Spaniels

Cocker Spaniels are a popular breed of dog in Australia, renowned for their friendly demeanour, boundless energy, and quite pretty faces. As a proud owner of this delightful breed, you want the best for your furry friend, and that includes finding the perfect walking accessory to ensure safety and comfort on walks. A well-fitted and comfortable harness not only ensures your Cocker Spaniel's safety but also enhances your walking experience, and hence your special bond with your furry pal. In this blog post, we'll explore the features and benefits of the best dog harness for Cocker Spaniels.

Features to Look for in a Dog Harness


To ensure your cocker spaniel is comfortable, an adjustable harness is your best bet. This will allow the harness to ‘grow with your pooch’, especially if you have purchased for a growing pup! Check out our sizing guide for specific measurements and sizing information for your Cocker Spaniel.

No-pull function

A no-pull harness refers to vests that have a front clip attachment point. This means that when your pooch is pulling, they are flipped around to face you instead. Great for training puppies.

Soft Material

Cocker Spaniel’s are a fairly sturdy breed, however it’s always important to select an accessory that will be comfortable and not cause your Cocker to have any skin discomfort. For this reason, ensure your dog’s harness is made from a soft material.

How to size your Cocker Spaniel for a dog harness

Step 1: Take your Cocker’s chest measurement

Not sure how? Take a tape measure around the widest point of your dog’s chest (usually behind the front two legs). Check out our dog harness size guide.

Step 2: Ensure the fit is right

Place two fingers in between the chest and the tape measure to ensure a snug but comfortable fit.

Step 3: Size accordingly

Check the manufacturer’s size guide for reference. You’ll notice that we recommend going by the chest measurement over the neck measurement. This is the most important measurement for sizing your dog for a harness.

💡Pro Tip: As a general rule, we recommend the ST ARGO harness in size ‘S’ for puppies and adolescents, and the ‘M’ for full grown Cockers.

Choosing the Best Colour for your Cocker

Don’t overlook this step!

Cocker Spaniels come in a range of sizes, sure, but they also come in a range of colour-ways. Choose a colour that will suit your Cocker’s unique colouring for that added touch of style.

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Cocker Spaniel Harnesses: Our Top Five Picks

ST ARGO Vegan Leather Harness:  Luxury Redefined

When it comes to luxury, the ST ARGO Harness stands out as an excellent choice for Cocker Spaniels. Crafted from our very own blend of man-made leather, this harness provides optimal comfort, making it ideal for long walks or outdoor adventures. Its adjustable chest strap ensures a snug fit for your Cocker Spaniel, preventing any discomfort or chafing. It comes in a stunning range of 9 colour-ways, from soft shades, perfect for puppies such as pale pink and soft blue, to brighter and more vibrant colours like peach and ruby red.

Ruffwear Front Range Harness: Durability and Versatility

The Ruffwear Front Range Harness is designed with durability and versatility in mind. Featuring two leash attachment points – one on the back for everyday walks and one on the chest for training purposes – this harness accommodates various activities. Its padded chest and belly panels add an extra layer of comfort, making it suitable for your active and playful Cocker Spaniel.

Blueberry Pet No-Pull Harness: Training Made Easy

If you're in the midst of training your Cocker Spaniel, the Blueberry Pet No-Pull Harness could be your go-to choice. Engineered with a front D-ring to discourage pulling, this harness provides better control during walks. The vibrant and stylish design options allow you to showcase your Cocker Spaniel's personality while instilling good leash manners.

Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Harness: Safety First

When safety is your top priority, the Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Harness comes to the rescue. This crash-tested harness is not only suitable for car rides but also doubles as a reliable walking harness. The five adjustment points ensure a secure fit, and the padded chest plate adds an extra layer of protection, making it an excellent choice for both daily strolls and road trips.

Julius-K9 IDC Powerharness: Customisable and Sturdy

The Julius-K9 IDC Powerharness is renowned for its sturdiness and customisable features. With a robust design and an ergonomic structure, this harness ensures durability without compromising your Cocker Spaniel's comfort. The interchangeable hook and loop patches allow you to add a personal touch, making your furry friend stand out during your walks.

Choosing the right harness for your Cocker Spaniel involves considering factors such as comfort, durability, safety, and style. Each of the mentioned harnesses caters to different needs, ensuring that you can find the perfect fit for your beloved furry companion. Investing in a high-quality harness not only enhances your Cocker Spaniel's well-being but also strengthens the bond between you and your four-legged friend during your daily adventures.

Want to check out the ST ARGO harness range for your Cocker? Shop here.

FAQs for Choosing the Best Harness for Your Cocker Spaniel

What features should I look for in a harness for my Cocker Spaniel?

Look for features such as adjustability for a snug fit, a no-pull function for training, and soft materials to prevent skin discomfort. Ensuring these features will help provide comfort and safety for your Cocker Spaniel.

How do I measure my Cocker Spaniel for a harness?

To measure your Cocker Spaniel, take a tape measure and wrap it around the widest point of your dog's chest, usually just behind the front legs. Ensure the fit is snug but comfortable by allowing two fingers to fit between the tape measure and your dog's chest.

What size harness should I get for my Cocker Spaniel?

Cocker Spaniels can vary a lot in size. For puppies and adolescent Cocker Spaniels, a size 'S' harness is typically recommended. For full-grown Cocker Spaniels, a size 'M' harness usually provides the best fit. Always check the manufacturer's size guide for precise measurements.

Why is an adjustable harness important for my Cocker Spaniel?

An adjustable harness is important because it allows the harness to grow with your dog, especially useful for puppies. It also ensures a snug fit, preventing discomfort during walks with your Cocker.

How do I choose the best colour for my Cocker Spaniel's harness?

Consider your Cocker Spaniel's coat colour and choose a harness colour that contrasts their coat.

What is a no-pull harness, and why is it beneficial?

A no-pull harness has a front clip attachment that helps redirect your dog towards you when they pull on the leash. This feature is ideal for puppy training and helps prevent pulling, making walkie much more enjoyable for both you and your cocker.

Why is material softness important in a harness for Cocker Spaniels?

Cocker Spaniels are active and playful, and a soft material harness prevents skin irritation and discomfort during their energetic activities.

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