Pitbulls aren’t exactly known for their restraint. While their reputation is in large part undeserved, they’re certainly assertive, energetic dogs with a hell of a lot of strength to throw around. That’s why it’s so important to keep them secure and safe on the end of your leash. The best pitbull harnesses keep your pooches comfortable without choking or tightening uncomfortably. They give you peace of mind without breaking the bank or your back!
Which harnesses are the best for pitbulls, though? We’ve put lots of time and effort into reviewing the options so that you can spend less time shopping and more time having adventures with your pooch. Below, you’ll find our most recent reviews of our favorite harnesses for pitbulls, along with helpful buying advice to make your decision easy.
Read on to see all our recommendations and to find out why these harnesses made our cut!
|Picture||Product Name||Size Options||Color Options||Cost|
|Copatchy No-Pull Reflective Adjustable Dog Harness With Handle||X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large||Black, Blue, Pink, Red||$|
|Rabbitgoo No-Pull Dog Harness||X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large||Black, Green, Orange||$|
|Ruffwear Front Range All-Day Adventure Harness For Dogs||XX-Small, X-Small, Small, Medium, L-XL, Large/X-Large, LG/XL||Blue Dusk, Meadow Green, Orange Poppy, Tillandsia Purple, Twilight Grey, Twilight Grey, Wild Berry||$$|
Best Pitbull Harness Reviews (2018)
This Copatchy harness is an affordable generic import that covers all the basics for a ludicrously low price. It’s certainly not as rugged or as comfortable as our pricier picks, but it’s the best you can do under $20.
The neck opening on this one is disproportionately large. While we’ve seen some buyer reviews complaining about that, we think it’s actually a big advantage when you’re kitting-out a pittie! There’s plenty of room for a girthy upper body in the Copatchy.
It follows the same basic format as more expensive harnesses. It wraps around your pittie’s front and belly, with buckles in both places to make it super easy to get on and off. It won’t choke or catch uncomfortably like a collar, and it keeps your pooch much more secure on the end of your leash.
As with anything this inexpensive, there are some obvious downsides to the Copatchy. It looks and feels very cheap, even if it’s less so than others at the same price. It’s pretty tacky and won’t last very long. You’ll get a longer working life and greater peace of mind from the Rabbitgoo or the Ruffwear in particular.
Rabbitgoo is another generic importer of cheap dog gear. Their harness is a bit better than the Copatchy, while still coming in at half the price of the premium, top-notch Ruffwear below. We suggest it as a compromise between the ultra-cheap options and the $40+ Ruffwear.
While it’s slightly more rugged and comfortable than the Copatchy, it’s still significantly less expensive than the Ruffwear. The Rabbitgoo is an excellent compromise option for folks who want something better than average without having to shell out.
The biggest difference between this and the Copatchy is that the Rabbitgoo ought to last noticeably longer. It’s still not as rugged or long-lasting as the Ruffwear, but you can get quite a few months of use from it before it wears out.
It’s very adjustable. You can tweak all the straps, and there are two buckles for easy on-off just like the Copatchy.
Despite the fact that it’s better than the Copatchy, it’s still pretty cheap. It feels tackier than the Ruffwear and probably won’t last nearly as long. The D-rings in particular are a weak point compared to the more expensive model.
Like the Copatchy, there’s no warranty to speak of on this one.
This Ruffwear harness is our favorite for pitbulls (and any other breed, for that matter) at the moment. Not only is it the most resilient, but it’s the most comfortable and best-looking! You’ll pay twice as much for it as most other harnesses, but we think that the peace of mind it provides justifies the cost easily.
It’s the most rugged on the market, as far as we’re concerned. You can easily get a year or more out of one of these, while anything cheaper is pretty much guaranteed to wear out in a few months.
It’s as comfortable and adjustable as you could want. The best thing about it is that the adjustments you make stay in place, which isn’t usually the case with cheaper options.
It’s not all that expensive, for being a premium piece of pet gear. This is still well under $50.
It comes with warranty coverage! Not only ought this to last significantly longer than less expensive options, but it’s guaranteed to.
It’s not foolproof. While the Ruffwear will last you significantly longer than the Copatchy or the Rabbitgoo, its metal loops have squared-off edges.
Which of these harnesses should you buy for you and your pitbull?
The Copatchy is the obvious choice if you’re on a very tight budget. It’s reasonably comfortable and has the same basic design as the pricier options. However, we recommending spending more unless you’re absolutely not able to. This won’t last a terribly long time, and it’s not great at keeping the adjustments in place on the straps.
The Rabbitgoo is a good compromise between the ultra-cheap Copatchy and the premium Ruffwear for buyers who want something above average without making a bigger investment. It’s more secure and lasts a bit longer. Still, we think the extra $20 or so for the Ruffwear is a better way to go if you can make it work.
The Ruffwear is our recommendation to anyone who can afford it. We realize it’s significantly more expensive than the other two, but the peace of mind and long working life it’ll give you make it more than worth the increase in price. Consider it an investment in your dog’s safety and comfort.
Now that you’ve reached the end of this guide, you should have at least one harness in mind that seems to be a good fit for your pitbull. Learn more about any of the models we’ve recommended by clicking on the links in our reviews. You’ll also enjoy having a look at our other helpful buying guides, including our look at the best brushes for pitbulls. Find links to all our latest content on our homepage, at bestdoggear.reviews.