Dog Handlers, help required

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  1. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Now not knowing where the old RAVC sits under the current system I thought I'd post this here.
    I'm looking for a tracking harness for a search dog. I could buy ones of the internet but as I seem to recall all of them are expensive and too big. I'm looking for the one we used to see the search dogs in Ulster use and I would like one on loan or I'll buy (condition isnt vital) so I can create a pattern for my harness maker.
    There isnt a modern one for sale that comes close to being as good as the issue tissue in my opinion and I need to be able to make it for small spaniels.
    Most commercial harnessess are for HPR types and I want to market one for smaller breeds and I'm sure the issue one is a great starting point!
  2. Get a dog safety harness for use in a car, most petshops sell them and use a long nylon rope lead or a horse lead rein, my mate uses them for Husky racing
  3. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Sorry Tropper but thats a shit solution, I want an army issue harness as the civvy ones are crap even the really well designed and made ones arent a patch on the issue tissue!
  4. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Oh and nylon rope sucks or at least the burns do and horse leads stretch and are too heavy!
  5. Hi Ugly

    I may well have an old AES harness at home, failing that I 'm sure I've got a civie issue one to the same pattern and of good quality I used on my drugs dog which was a small springer. I'm off at two and will have a look when I get home. If I can hunt one down I'll drop you a PM.

  6. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Wag tail that would be brilliant thanks
  7. Ugly

    Managed to find my old police harness, PM sent.

  8. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Brill I have replied, the pm system is pants on a phone so next pm will have my email adress on it!