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The Ruffwear Brush Guard™ is an add-on to Ruffwear harnesses and packs, offering three distinct purposes: it provides chest and belly protection from abrasion, adds additional support when lifting and assisting dogs, and further stabilizes packs and harnesses.

The Brush Guard easily attaches to existing Ruffwear harnesses and packs, using hook-and-loop sleeve attachments:

Select Size

Use this fit guide to select the appropriate size for your dog. Measurement is around the widest part of the rib cage.

17-22 in (43-56 cm)
22-27 in (56-69 cm)
27-32 in (69-81 cm)
32-42 in (81-107 cm)

Key Features

Additional Features

  • Three-layer construction provides protection, load dispersion and stability for all-season use
  • Nylon exterior is resistant to foxtails, stickers, snow and ice build up
  • Made in Vietnam

Washing Instructions

  • Secure fasteners
  • Hand wash
  • Mild detergent
  • Air dry

Trail Tested Promise

All of our products are rigorously field tested and we proudly guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.

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  • weather
  • coat
  • underbrush
  • debris
  • snow gear
Katharina Z.
United States


Good support and I’m not as worried about harness rubbing on my dog’s nipples and cause irritation

Ellen S.
United States

Brush guard helps us help our amputee

Our 12 year old border collie had his right front leg amputated, and is learning to maneuver on three legs. We added the Brush Guard to our Border Collie’s Ruff Wear harness so we could stabilize him as he went up and down stairs and got up into the car. It distributes his weight so we aren’t lifting his 40 pounds with just the two straps on the Ruff Wear harness. It’s been a huge help, although we expect it might be too warm to keep on him during the summer heat.

Esmée D.
United States

Great protection

I got this for extra protection for my day pack. I love the guard and I think it really helps with straps rubbing and for comfort. The only downside is that it isn’t adjustable so it doesn’t fit perfectly.

Jared K.
United States

Performs as promised!

I decided to throw this in with some snow gear and it works well in colder weather (below freezing) and also keeps the chest of our collie free from most debris he would otherwise snag with his coat when he romps in the underbrush.

Rebecca C.
United States


Using on a dog with new amputation of front left leg with webmaster harness. Nice for extra padding and protection

Rebecca C. verified customer review of Brush Guard™
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