Best Harness Boxers

Why it's Important to Choose the Right Harness for a Boxer

Boxers are an energetic and powerful breed known for their playful and outgoing nature. They originated in Germany during the 19th century for bull-baiting, hunting, and guarding tasks. Initially, Boxers were utilized as hunting dogs, tracking game, and holding it at bay until the hunter arrived. Over time, the breed’s purpose shifted, and today they are popular family companions known for their playful, friendly, and protective nature.

A Boxer running in a grass field

Today, Boxers are a very versatile breed with a distinct appearance. They are a medium-sized breed with a muscular build, square-shaped head, and expressive eyes. Their short coat comes in various colors, including fawn, brindle, and white. Their distinctive looks often catch the eye of dog lovers and contribute to their popularity.

Due to their muscular build and strong pulling tendencies, walks can be challenging if not properly managed. A well-fitted harness can distribute the force evenly across their body, reducing strain on their neck and throat; this is especially important for Boxers, as their short snouts and respiratory system make them prone to breathing difficulties. By choosing a harness that stops pulling without adding excessive pressure on your dog's throat, like the Joyride Harness, you can enjoy more comfortable and enjoyable walks with your Boxer.

Understanding a Boxer's Energy and Exercise Needs

Understanding their energy and exercise requirements is important to provide a happy and healthy life for your Boxer. Boxers are an active breed with a high energy level, and they thrive on regular physical activity and mental stimulation. Engaging them in appropriate exercise not only helps them burn off excess energy but also promotes their overall well-being and mental health.

Boxers require daily exercise to prevent restlessness, boredom, and potentially destructive behaviors. Aim for at least an hour of exercise daily, including brisk walks, jogging, running, playing fetch, or participating in dog sports like agility or obedience training. These activities provide not only physical exercise but also mental stimulation, as Boxers love to learn and engage in activities that challenge their problem-solving skills.

The Importance of Training a Boxer

Training is crucial for Boxers to become well-behaved, obedient, and socially adept companions. Boxers are intelligent and eager to please, making them highly trainable. By providing them with proper training, you can establish clear communication, build a strong bond, and ensure they develop good behavior and manners.

Training also plays a vital role in managing a Boxer's energy and preventing unwanted behaviors. With their exuberant nature and strength, it is important to teach them basic commands such as sit, stay, come, and leash manners. A well-fitted harness, like the Joyride Harness, can be a valuable tool during training sessions, providing better control over your Boxer's movements and discouraging pulling.

What is the Best Boxer Harness?

Boxers are energetic and muscular dogs with a unique body shape. They have a deep chest and narrower waist, which can make it difficult to find a harness that fits them properly. The best Boxer harness is one that is comfortable, secure, and helps to prevent pulling.

If you are looking for a comfortable, secure, and stylish harness for your Boxer, the Joyride Harness is a great option. It is made with high-quality materials that can withstand even the most active dogs, including Boxers. For Boxers that pull, Joyride is a great choice thanks to our three-ring design that can help eliminate pulling. If your Boxer pulls forward, the side rings will spin them around to face you.   

The Joyride Harness was developed with unique breeds like Boxers in mind. Our harnesses have two adjustable straps that ensure a snug fit, no matter your Boxer’s body proportions. Due to their short coat, some harnesses can irritate a Boxer’s sensitive skiing. To combat this, our harness is padded and fleece-lined to prevent chafing. 

The other perk of Joyride Harness for Boxer owners is our durable built-in handle. This lets you quickly grab your dog and keep them close, even if they are strong pullers! It adds an extra level of security for every adventure with your best friend.

What Size Harness Should I Buy for a Boxer?

Boxers can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. While Boxers are considered a medium-sized breed of dog, when it comes to a Joyride Harness, most adult Boxers fit best in an XL harness, which is suitable for dogs 60-85 pounds. Smaller females may fit better in a large, which is suitable for dogs between 40 and 60 pounds. For growing puppies, we recommend using our size chart to find the best fit.

Joyride Harness for Boxers: Reviews

Looking for the best Boxer harness? Here are some reviews from real pet parents who love Joyride Harness for their Boxers!


⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Luisa P. 

Best harness ever!

1st walk for my boxer mix Willis with his new Joyride harness, and just WOW!!! What a difference in just the first walk!! He finally made it to the end of a pretty long street in my neighborhood with NO pulling !! I was so proud!! He did so well!! I couldn’t be happier!! I’m definitely getting more for my other babies!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Shannon H.

Fits my 72# boxer perfect

Easy to fit and also easy to put it on. Works well.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Melanie E.

Tough Enough for a Strong Boxer Pup, And Stylish to Boot!


Bruce has had his Joyride harness for a few months, and I am not sure if we could have trained him to walk well without it. He's a very strong, determined boxer pup - 7 months in this picture and nearly eight right now - who would break off a standard leash with ease. He wriggled his way out of the harness we tried before - not a good thing - but despite his best efforts initially has never managed it with his Joyride harness. Without this harness I would not feel safe letting him walk the woods, beaches and fields where we live, so this was an amazing buy.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Pearl E.

Love it! 

This harness fits perfect on my boxer babies. The female is 11 months and the male is 1 year 4 months and about 60 lbs each. The XL fit perfect with plenty of room to grow. They love it and so do I!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Jane W.


Absolutely wonderful. My boxers, 98 lbs and 65 lbs, have not been on a walk for 6 years. Took both at the same time with their new harnesses