Are you concerned for the safety of your small dog? It's a dangerous world where coyotes, aggressive dogs, and even birds of prey can injure or kill your small dog in the blink of an eye. We know because it happened to us, and that's why we developed our patented CoyoteVest. Its purpose is to help slow down or prevent a surprise attack and give you enough time to react before serious injury occurs. The CoyoteVest gives us peace of mind knowing that our dogs are not utterly defenseless.
The CoyoteVest is made in the USA with high quality workmanship, durable materials, and reinforced with genuine stab-resistant Kevlar® that can withstand sharp canine teeth. The CoyoteVest is really tough - watch our K9 testing video to see for yourself.
We designed the CoyoteVest to help protect the areas that are usually targeted during an attack and be comfortable for your dog and be easy for you to put on and take off. We made sure the CoyoteVest is easy to use so that you can get in the habit of putting it on your dog every time you go out - just like we do.
The CoyoteVest also comes with a full set of removable chrome spikes*. The spikes are made from very hard plastic and they're not dangerous to handle, but with enough pressure they're sharp enough to hurt. The spikes provide an important line of defense but Velcro makes them easy to remove whenever you want. (If you want black chrome spikes instead of the standard silver chrome spikes just let us know in your order notes.)
The CoyoteVest utilizes an adjustable waist belt and adjustable collar and it can accommodate a variety of dog shapes and sizes. There's a D-ring where you can connect your leash and reflective features that make your dog more visible at night. The vest is water-proof, there are no metal parts that can rust, and it's hand-washable with a mild detergent.
Choosing a Size
Choosing the correct size vest is easy -- the most important thing is the length of your dog's back. The collar and the waist are very adjustable but if you order a vest that is longer or shorter than the length of your dogs back it will not fit properly and you will need to exchange it. If your purchasing as a gift we do offer gift cards that can help keep your secret.
All you have to do is measure the length of the back from the base of the neck to the start of the tail -- make sure the dog is standing up and not sitting.
Once you know the length choose the correct size vest from this chart:
Imagine this chart held above your dog. The orange lines represent where the vest ends - for example the small vest ends at 12". Depending on where your dogs back ends their tail would stick up through one of the green bars. You typically want the vest to end before your dogs tail, however the end of the vest can be rolled up a little bit if it's touching the tail.
If your dog's back length falls right on the boundary between two sizes:
- Choose the smaller size if your dog is thin.
- Choose the larger size if your dog is heavier or has a thick neck.
If your still not quite sure we recommend choosing the smaller size because almost all of the exchanges we get were because the vest was too big. You definitely won't be happy if the vest is sticking out way past the end of your dog.
CoyoteVest Size Guide
|Mini||8.5 - 9.75"||9" - 14"||6" - 11"|
|X-Small||9.75" - 11.5"||10" - 17"||7.5" - 14"|
|Small||11.5" - 14.0"||10" - 17"||7.5" - 14"|
|Medium||14.0" - 18.0"||14" - 24"||10" - 16"|
|Large||18.0" - 24.0"||20" - 28"||12" - 22"|
*XS, XXS vests have 1 row of collar spikes.