Bergan Dog Car Harness Review
The Bergan dog car harness is one of the few safety tested dog seat belt systems currently sold in the UK.
Bergan have successfully tested the following sizes:
- Small dog car harness
- Medium dog car harness
- Large dog car harness
- Extra large dog car harness
Until we found out about the Bergan dog car harness (back in 2010), we, like many just assumed that manufacturers of dog seat belt/harness systems would by law have to have their products undergo some measure of safety testing, especially given that all other car safety products have to pass rigorous testing. Shockingly, any one can make/sell a dog car safety harness without any testing whatsoever and claim it will keep your dog safe in the car. The truth is most of the flimsy nylon dog car harnesses that are sold, may give your dog a little protection, with some products being far better than others, but there is the likelihood of harness straps giving way, and certainly no guarantee of your dog staying safe in a car accident. The untested dog car harnesses at best will keep your dog in one place but not necessarily if there’s an accident. The bigger the dog, the more strain is put on a harness, given some dogs weigh as much as humans.
There is no point whatsoever in equipping your dog with a car harness unless, like the Bergan harness, it has qualified for crash testing, being of a robust, secure design.