Our Bulldog in an Outward hound life jacket, consumer review.

my bulldog is now becoming a more confident swimmer with her life jacket on.
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Could you recommend a PFD for a 75-pound intact male pit bull?
I purchased a store brand one for $40 but am returning it because when I tried it on my dog the wide padded velcro-and-buckle belly band fit OVER his manhood (for lack of a more genteel term).
My dog loves to go kayaking with me but his experience, so far, has been limited to inland lakes. We will be hitting the river (and rapids) soon so he needs a life jacket that will hold his HEAVY pit bull head and chest above water in the event our kayak overturns.
Thank you for your help!
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Certainly not all dog breeds are made to be Olympic-level swimmers, but if you put a Bulldog without a doggie life jacket, he will be in some trouble. Even though he is only 16 inches tall, he can weigh 50 pounds. His short legs and small hindquarters aren't equipped to keep his dense body afloat and his large head above the water. bulldog in a life jacket
Photo provided by FlickrThis adorable bulldog, Basil, loves going out on the water on the boat with her humans, but really HATES wearing her life jacket!
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Life jackets are so important for those dogs not used to water or those being introduced to it for the first time. For chest heavy breeds like English Bulldogs, life jackets are a must have. Their bodies simply aren’t made for the water.For example, if you have a French Bulldog, which is about 22 lbs, people suggest the medium size. Another customer with a 60 pound Lab/Shepherd mix got the large size and was completely happy. One more customer had an American Bull Dog that weighed 87 lbs. and they said they got a XL size life jacket and it worked out great.For example, if you have a French Bulldog, which is about 22 lbs, people suggest the medium size. Another customer with a 60 pound Lab/Shepherd mix got the large size and was completely happy. One more customer had an American Bull Dog that weighed 87 lbs. and they said they got a XL size life jacket and it worked out great.If you’re going to take your frenchie near water (of any kind), you must purchase them a fitting . without a life jacket. French bulldogs are top heavy and sink like rocks. Even while watching your french bulldog, they can drown in seconds. So, we’re running the best french bulldog life jacket options for your fur baby. Below, we’ll provide links, images, and information about the . This is our #1 pick for a life jacket for your frenchie. We have chosen this specific brand after testing more than 10 different life jackets on our french bulldog, Auggie. We determined the RuffWear Float Coat to be the absolute best based on fit, materials, and overall performance to suspend Auggie’s 30lbs tubbiness in the water.Out of all things, this bulldog hates life jackets.

His owner puts a life jacket on him. Immediately, he starts jumping up-and-down uncontrollably, rolls to his side and starts flailing.

WATCH this video for yourself and SHARE it with everyone you know! They won't be able to stop laughing, and you won't, either.

Enjoy!
If you’re worried the fit of your french bulldog life jacket, jump down below the list to see the sizing chart. After that, make your decision based on those measurements. We use a tailors measuring tape for our frenchies.