Dog Life Jackets


Dog Life Jackets

Dog Life jackets made by floatation experts for ultimate water safety. A reinforced lifting harness encloses around your dog's body rather than having an opening under the front to provide maximum head lifting floatation and easy water retrieval. Dog Life jackets for ultimate safety for active water loving dogs.

The main difference is that this harness is enclosed all around your dog's body rather than having an opening under the front legs. It's a small difference, but an important one. And can prevent your dog slipping or falling back into the water.

We only have a few small, medium and XL sizes in stock right now... all other on pre-order...These Lifejackets come in from the USA (Stunt Puppy USA) and are going to be in very short supply this year. All International imports are being sea shipped with enormous delays at shipping terminals as they transit through customs. If you do not receive we will of course refund you.

SOME SIZES AND COLOURS OUT OF STOCK. We are due to have a shipment late November, please pre-order (if not available the preorder message will appear below the drop down menus) and we will allocate stock when it arrives If we are unable to supply you we will of course refund you. We will keep you updated. As soon as your order is ready for despatch we will send a notification of the tracking number.

Dog safety is serious business.. so many people have bought 2 or 3 useless cheap jackets before they end up here.. wasting their money and putting their dogs at risk. Please read all the information to understand what makes a good life jacket... it certainly is not about strapping a bit of foam to your dogs back.

These jackets were originally designed in New Zealand by a kayaker whose dog fell in the water and he could not pull him out. Originally made by D’Fa in New Zealand who have now joined forces with Stunt Puppy in the USA. 

One of the most important ways of keeping your dog safe in water is to make sure you are able to safely lift him quickly out of the water without him slipping from your grip. The other is to provide chest support to lift your dogs head above the water. Inspired by kayaking and wake boarding vests our dog life jacket uses a unique and patented enclosed design that wraps your dog in an ergonomic, balanced, comfortable and secure flotation jacket. Unlike any other dog life jacket available the it places buoyancy between the front legs to support the head and balance the body in the water and most importantly minimises the pressure on soft tissues of the throat and belly when being lifted. 


  • Harness construction cradles your dog in the jacket -minimises pressure points
  • Hinged foam segments allow free movement and a better fit
  • Variable density foam complements natural buoyancy
  • Chest panel keeps the head above water without pressuring the throat - no flapping neck panel to impede swimming and vision
  • Tapered panels give a better fit on a range of doggy shapes
  • Double strapping secures the jacket evenly and firmly
  • Full length lifting handle and leash attachment for doggy overboard situations
  • Harness construction minimises throat and elbow pressure
  • Harness construction secures dogs inside the harness so they cannot wriggle or slip out when being lifted
  • Durable construction using Cordura® Nylon and waterproof reflective tapes
  • No Velcro or awkward fastenings!

Why you will Love this Dog LifeJacket

The enclosed harness is safer and more comfortable than other canine life jackets. Most jackets add the handle as an after thought by sewing to the fabric, which is rarely strong enough to take the weight of a dog. We start with the harness first then build the floatation around it.

The enclosed harness supports your dog better in the water, balances out their natural buoyancy by supporting the heavier chest and shoulder areas from beneath, and makes for safer, more comfortable lifting in dog overboard situations.

In fact the Float Doggy shares the same harness construction as our HeliDog harness used for lifting dogs underneath helicopters. We don't expect you'll be dropping onto your SUP or your kayak from a helicopter (or maybe you will to your super-yacht), but if you did then you'd be just fine in the Float Doggy.  

Chest Panel

This jacket has full chest support, meaning it covers your dog's chest completely, going between his legs and lifting his head out of the water and supporting the full front half of his body. This is the only jacket you can get with this feature, most have a collar like strip which tends to flap in your dogs face and can impede movement and vision. Without support under the chest, under body floatation is very limited and if you have to lift your dog with a handle all pressure will go on his rib cage and the soft tissue of his neck.

Dog Life jackets with a reinforced lifting harness enclosed around your dog to provide maximum head lifting floatation and easy water retrieval. Dog Life jackets made by floatation experts approved by Surfdog Australia for ultimate safety in water.


Jackets have adjustment in chest and shoulders so work with weight first.
Back length is not so important as the vital thing is to have support at the front to keep your dogs head above water. 
Use the approximate weight and breed type to select your jacket..  Make sure the the neck size will fit your dog... it is just a guide as the jacket sits below the neck go back about 10 cm from his collar if your dog's neck is larger than the neck size given go up a size.
XS     3-6 max 35 small terriers, Mini poodle, Daschund, Yorkie
S     6-12 max 40 Fox terrier, Jack Russell, Westie, Bichon
M    13-25 max 46 Kelpie, Cocker Spaniel, Small Pointer
L    25-55  max 50 German Shepherd, Retriever, Staffy, Labrador
XL    50-75 max 70 Leonberger, Newfie, Mastiff




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