General Harness Information

Padding Types

Padding-Harness padding does two things; it keeps the webbing from cutting or chafing your dog, and it provides some cushion to prevent bruising.
TYPE N: Super Plush-synthetic pile is furry nap with woven backing, good cushion, wears well, doesn’t pill, machine washable.
TYPE F: Polar Fleece – PolarTec 300®, quick-drying Dacron polyester synthetic, good insulator because it holds a lot of air, resists water absorbtion, Machine washable.
TYPE P: Neoprene-closed-cell foam, with nylon sheathing, virtually indestructible padding that provides extra cushion for heavy pulling. Resists water absorbtion, resists freezing to approximately -30 even if wet. Machine washable.
TYPE R: Ripstop over Closed Cell-closed-cell foam, enclased in ripstop nylon, Resists water absorption, resists freezing. Lighter than neoprene Machine washable.
TYPE S: Sheepskin padding offers extra cushion and protection—particularly when the temperature drops below zero. While not guaranteed machine-washable, the thick sheepskin wool retains enough lanolin and other oils to protect it, and to cause it to age by curling around the edge of the webbing. It wears extremely well. Particularly suitable for short-coated dogs. SHEEPSKIN PADDED HARNESSES ARE NOT RETURNABLE

Harness Information

Neck Design—The padded neck fits snugly around the dogs shoulders, distributing the force evenly. The basic design is hundreds of years old, but improved by modern materials. Harness neck size must fit correctly. Too large, and the harness will slip, rub, or interfere with movement; too small, and it will cut, bruise, or choke.  This design is referred to as a “Siwash Neck”.

Harness Care

Do not store where continually wet. Try to prevent freezing. Do not dry over a fire or stove; they will shrink up to 10% or more. Wash in lukewarm or cold water and hang to drip dry. DO NOT USE A CLOTHES DRYER!


We want our products to fit properly. If you need help determining a correct fit, call us and we will try to help you check the fit. If any Nordkyn standard size product isn’t right, send it back to us in NEW  (clean and free of hair) condition within ten days. Please do not write on the equipment before trying it on your dog. We’ll gladly exchange the product. Exchanges of new products are free of charge, but you must include payment for return shipping. PLEASE CALL US AND TELL US YOU ARE RETURNING AN ITEM PRIOR TO SENDING IT BACK