Recommended Gear for Pugs and Frenchies

Pugs and French Bulldogs have a cute but very unique body shape, and because of this, it can be challenging to find walking gear and clothes that fit well.

For walking gear, we recommend using a harness rather than a collar for your pug or Frenchie, as both breeds are brachycephalic, or dogs with shortened snouts that appear almost flat-faced, and harnesses are less restrictive to airways than collars may be.

Further, we like to use adjustable harnesses as these allow pup parents to adjust the harness to your specific dog’s size. In addition, they allow for growth of your puppy so that you may need to purchase fewer sizes, and the adjustments also allow for the addition of warm layers during winter months, while bringing the harness down to a perfect fit without those layers during spring and summer months.

Keeping all of this in mind, a few of our NWPug alumni started Sprinkle Pups, a small online dog boutique that offers custom designed adjustable harness and leash sets made specifically for the pug and French bulldog body shapes. All harnesses feature a 3-point adjustment system to achieve a perfect fit, and they are made of a comfortable, but durable neoprene material with a mesh backing for better breathability.

You can check out their full line of cute harness and leash sets at SprinklePups.com and use the special discount code FRIENDSOFNWPUGS to save 20% off your entire order.