What is the Best Dog Harness For Chow Chows?

Closeup of a fluffy Chow Chow dog sleeping on the floor

Chow Chows: they’re fluffy as heck! What harness can fit all the floof of a Chow? First, there’s the fluff bringing sizing concerns into play, and then you’ve got to factor in how much exercise Chows need. 

Diving into the internet, a quick search reveals this fluffy dog breed needs several 15-minute walks each day. Alternatively, Chow Chows can have one long walk to satisfy their daily walking requirement. In general, most Chows will need 45-60 minutes of exercise a day. 

Should You Walk Your Chow Chow on a Harness or Collar? 

So, what kind of walker is your Chow Chow? Are they going for the one long walk? Or are they going for those 15-minute intervals? 

However you decide to exercise your Chow, you also need to consider which tools will be best for walking them. You can go with a traditional collar, but that wouldn’t be the best idea if your dog is a heavy puller. 

Chow Chows can be stubborn and are independent by nature. They can be harder to train, which means that despite your best intentions, your Chow may not want to follow your lead (literally). If your chow is a heavy puller and your leash is attached to their collar, that can add a lot of stress and pressure to their throat. This can actually cause damage such as tracheal collapse

This is why we recommend walking your Chow Chow on a harness. 

Why Joyride is the Best Harness for Chow Chows

When looking for the best harness for your Chow, look for one that is strong enough to handle your dog. If you choose a harness made of cheap materials, it might fall apart during your walk. You also want a harness that is completely adjustable to accommodate your Chow at its fluffiest, as well as after a grooming session. If your Chow loses some of its fluff due to shedding, you still want your harness to fit! 

The Joyride Harness has it all.

Benefits to the Joyride Harness: 

  • Durable quality that is machine-wash safe
  • No pressure around the dog's neck, minimizing the risks of tracheal collapse
  • Secure buckle
  • Better control of pullers (no-pull dog harness)
  • Works great with 2-in-1 Leash & Seatbelt Combo for car rides
  • Three rings for different leash and seat belt attachment points
  • Can still be worn with a dog collar
  • Lightweight but with plenty of padding
  • Breathable mesh for long walks
  • Reflective straps and stitching for night visibility

Getting the most efficient walking experience with Joyride Harness is all in the fit! Properly-fitted harnesses are safer because they prevent your dog from escaping (too loose) and won’t chafe or make your dog uncomfortable (too tight). 

How To Get The Right Fit 

You can use our "By Weight" size chart, or you can use our "By Girth" size chart on the harness size chart page. When you receive your harness in the mail, the first thing you'll do is put it on your Chow, buckling one strap behind their front legs (under their chest) and using the velcro strap across the front of the dog's chest. You'll then turn your focus to the adjustment straps. The durable mesh design of the harness allows you to tighten the straps at the adjustable points to mold to a perfect fit for your Chow. 

If you got the wrong size harness for your Chow Chow, exchanges are FREE (for U.S./domestic only). You can find more information on exchanges at this link

This dog harness is perfect for all sorts of Chows: rescue dogs, agility dogs, guide dogs, watchdogs, and Chows that might run after a squirrel, and you need a handle to hold them back. The design of the dog harness relies on a proper fit or barely snug fit to ensure the dog's comfort and restrict them from making a great escape.

What Owners Say About this Chow Chow Harness

Don’t just take our word for why we believe we carry the best harness for Chow Chows. Here are real Joyride Harness customer testimonials explaining why this is the best harness for Chows. Chow puppy owners and adult Chow owners, take a look at these!

Jasmina R. -  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

“I have two 50 plus Chows. I first got this product for my female chow and then loved it so much I bought it for my male rescue. The harness is durable and strong and I highly recommend it.” 

Two cream-colored Chow Chows hiking in the woods wearing pink and green harnesses

Jasmina’s Chows are wearing the Joyride Harness in pink and green plaid.


Dede A. -  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

“This is the best product ever!! We have tried so many different harnesses, but this one actually fits our Chow perfectly. She doesn’t pull anymore. It’s a joy to walk her now!”

Dede’s Chow is wearing a star pink Joyride harness


a cream Chow Chow walking down the street wearing a pink star harness with pink leash

Susie S. -  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

“Love the Joyride for my ChowChow Moses!  Moses can be stubborn and the Joyride works great in changing his mind in a comfortable gentle way....I live my Moe and I love Joyride!”

Susie’s Chow is wearing a blue Joyride Harness

a blue Chow Chow walking in the snow wearing a blue harness and orange leash

Julie B. -  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

“I was worried about the fit for my 11 yr old chow. This harness was easy to put on him which is important since he has arthritis. The fit was perfect even with his all of his fur 🦁”

Julie’s Chow is wearing a solid blue Joyride harness


a cinnamon-colored Chow Chow standing on the grass wearing a Joyride Harness


Julie B. -  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

“This is a perfect harness for my chow puppy! I am very happy with how easy it is to put on her.”

Julie’s Chow is wearing the purple Joyride Harness


a red Chow outside in the snow wearing a purple Joyride Harness


Shop Joyride Harnesses for Chow Chows 

These are just a few of our customers’ submitted reviews. You can view all customer testimonials on our review page. You’ll find a healthy combination of honest reviews! Bonus? You can search by breed with our updated review features! 

We also have more blog posts that round-up reviews based on different dog types for your convenience.

Joyride Harness Reviews For Small Dogs

Joyride Harness Reviews For Big Dogs

Additionally, if you have sizing questions, you can always reach our team through the contact form on our website if the sizing charts do not suffice! You can also check out our blog for useful information, such as a detailed post on how to find the right size harness for your dog

Want more? Feel free to follow us on Instagram at @joyrideharness and take a look at more furbaby photos! We love to share photos of our canine customers repping their Joyride gear


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