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    Please tell me where I can get a chest protector for the dog. Prefer one with leg hind leg protection too.
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    I'm unaware of any that cover the legs too, but that doesn't mean they don't exist.

    I'm in the process of changing over all my dogs from Browning skid plates to CUGA Vests. Near as I can figure, they afford the most protection this side of a kevlar boar dog vest. This is Harley modeling his CUGA Vest...
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    Thank you guys!
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    Lots of choices here: https://www.flushandpoint.com/C/16/D...acketsLegTubes

    They have the Sylmar "leg tubes" but I'm not sure those are meant for general hunting use. From the blurb it seems like they are more for protecting the leg after a cut or such.

    Good luck!

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    From the picture, it appears the Cuga vest utilizes Velcro in lieu buckles to secure the vest. Is this correct?

    From the picture, I like the fact the Cuga vest protects the spine area as well. I have had a couple dogs cut themselves when they walked/crawled under barb wire. My current vest only protects the chest and underbelly. No protection along the spine area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brimar1991 View Post
    From the picture, it appears the Cuga vest utilizes Velcro in lieu buckles to secure the vest. Is this correct?

    From the picture, I like the fact the Cuga vest protects the spine area as well. I have had a couple dogs cut themselves when they walked/crawled under barb wire. My current vest only protects the chest and underbelly. No protection along the spine area.
    Yes, it uses velcro down the back like most neoprene waterfowl hunting vests. Has a good 6"width so there is a lot of adjustment. Harley weighs 60-63 lbs and a medium fits him great.

    Harley needs all the protection I can get him as he hunts balls to the wall hard. A couple weeks ago he encountered a quill pig and got a muzzle full of quills. we never saw the porky and he never made a peep, he hunted a good 5-10 minutes more before we noticed he looked like a pin cushion. Never made a peep when I pulled over a dozen quills out, then went back into rooster overdrive w/o missing a beat...

    Couple days later he misjudged a fence and hit it chest high at full speed, then over the top of the wire, raking it down his belly. His skid plate was shredded and he suffered one minor cut under his armpit where that particular vest didn't cover. I have no idea how he didn't damage his wedding tackle...

    Just took delivery of a CUGA for my second hardest hunting lab, a member of the Butt Sisters, Warrior Princess Born To Boogie, call name Boogie...
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    I just ordered two from Sylmar at www.sylmardogwear.com. After trying them on the GSP's, I can pin them and send them back and have them custom fitted for free not counting postage. I'll keep you posted.
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    My vest from Sylmar saved my Springer last week as she danced with the Barbed wire devil. Got a 1 1/2" cut on her leg and a few rips on her vest in the chest. Without the vest we would had a VERY different outcome. I'll most likely never hunt without a vest again. I know some dogs are more methodical in their hunt style. Springers are full throttle all the time.
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMc View Post
    I just ordered two from Sylmar at www.sylmardogwear.com. After trying them on the GSP's, I can pin them and send them back and have them custom fitted for free not counting postage. I'll keep you posted.
    JMc
    thank you!
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