BUDDY BELTS  

Toronto,  ON 
Canada
https://buddy-belts.com
  • Booth: 6141

BUDDY BELTS
THE BEST HARNESS FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND

"Traditional neck collars can cause unnecessary strain and discomfort for pets.
In many cases this strain results in damage to your pet’s trachea (windpipe) and/or spine.
Form affects function and function affects HEALTH!
BUDDY BELT enhances proper function and health."

– Dr. Leo K. Rosenberg –
Certified Animal Chiropractor


The unique, low-cut design of a Buddy Belt cradles and moulds to your dog’s chest, minimizing pressure on the neck and spine to prevent damage to the trachea. This comfortable harness fits around the front legs and fastens over the back with just one buckle. Each harness is hand-crafted from top quality leather to form a sleek, streamlined, and durable product.

Buddy Belts are available in a rainbow of colours and come in a variety of sizes to fit all dogs, from teacup & toy to standard. All Buddy Belt harnesses should be worn with a snug fit for maximum comfort and mobility, with optional soft leather liners available for sensitive dogs. Other Buddy Belt products include: ID collars, leashes, and couplers.


The original Buddy Belt dog harness was designed and prototyped in Toronto, Canada in 1997 by company founder and CEO, Roxanne Pettipas. Inspired by and named after Pettipas’ miniature dachshund, Buddy, the Buddy Belt officially launched in 2001 at Toronto’s annual PET Expo.

Buddy Belts are handmade by a dedicated, dog-loving team of craftspeople. Because none of our products are sold through distributors, we maintain personal relationships with our clients and retailers, to be found at hundreds of locations across the globe. At Buddy Belts, we are committed to creating a quality product that will have your pet feeling safe, comfortable, and stylish!


 Videos

Buddy's Story
Interview with CEO & Founder Roxanne Pettipas

 Press Releases

  •  TORONTO, Ont. – On March 10 of this year, Canadian pet company Buddy Belts – most famously known for their vet-recommended leather dog harness by the same name – unveiled the new look of their much-loved harness and harness accessory line. The update to these products features a full transition from the usage of smooth leather to that of a pillowy, textured pebble grain. This update has currently been applied to all five colours in the Premium collection (Black, Red, Caramel, Blue, and Pink) and three colours from the Luxury collection, however the change will be rolled out to all new colour releases going forward. While the texture of the leather has changed, the main design and features of the harness remain the same, maintaining the classic low-cut shape and single buckle design that Buddy Belt fans know and love.

    The Buddy Belt harness has been a fan favourite, consistently growing in popularity since its official launch in 2001 at the Canadian PET Expo. The unique, low-cut design completely avoids the dog’s neck and throat area, which not only stops adverse reactions to traditional methods of dog-walking such as coughing, choking, and gagging, but also prevents permanent tracheal (windpipe) damage. Dr. Leo K. Rosenberg, Certified Animal Chiropractor explains, “Traditional neck collars can cause unnecessary strain and discomfort in pets. In many cases, this strain results in damage to your pet’s trachea and/or spine. Form affects function and function affects health. Buddy Belts enhance proper function and health.”

    According to Roxanne Pettipas, CEO & Founder of Buddy Belts, their goal is to provide “functional fashion” for dogs. On the motivation behind switching over from smooth to pebble grain leather, she says, “It wasn’t only about the look of the product but also the feel. The pebbled leather is not only a bit more visually compelling, but also more soft and supple, and therefore more pliable, than the smoother leather we previously used.”

    The new Pebble Grain colours are currently available for both wholesale and retail purchase. To find out more information about the Buddy Belt brand or to check out their current product line, visit www.buddy-belts.com.

    About Buddy Belts

    Buddy Belts are handmade by a dedicated, dog-loving team of craftspeople. Because none of their products are sold through distributors, they maintain personal relationships with their clients and retailers, to be found at hundreds of locations across the globe. At Buddy Belts, they are committed to creating a quality product that will have your pet feeling safe, comfortable, and stylish! Other products include leashes, liners, collars, and couplers. For more information, please visit www.buddy-belts.com.

  • TORONTO, Ont. – Scheduled for release this summer, Canadian pet company Buddy Belts – most famously known for their vet-recommended leather dog harness by the same name – follows the launch of their new Pebble Grain leather earlier this year with two new additions to their Elite Collection. The new colours, ‘Blue Jean’ and ‘Coral Dream’ showcase some exciting new cosmetic upgrades, such as gold and antique brass hardware rather than silver, while maintaining the classic, low-cut shape and single buckle design that Buddy Belt fans know and love. The nylon accent leashes are made with eye-catching gold webbing, an exciting step up from the standard black nylon used throughout the other collections. Despite its name, ‘Blue Jean’ is made from 100 per cent genuine leather, akin to the rest of the Buddy Belt product line.

    The Buddy Belt harness has been a fan favourite, consistently growing in popularity since its official launch in 2001 at the Canadian PET Expo. Customers swear by the harness’ unique, low-cut design, which claims to cradle the dog’s chest to reduce stress and strain on its neck and spine, preventing damage to the trachea. Testimonials found on the company’s website include messages of thanks from customers who assert that the Buddy Belt has been essential in the treatment of their pet’s medical condition, from minor issues such as skin sensitivity, to moderate diagnoses like asthma, to more serious conditions such as intervertebral disc disease (IVDD).

    Roxanne Pettipas, CEO & Founder of Buddy Belts says, “At Buddy Belts, our mission is to create functional fashion. Rather than stopping at one line of staple colours, we like to frequently release limited collections inspired by times of the year, events around the world, different holidays, and special milestones. Collecting new colours has become sort of an addiction for Buddy Belt fans - they collect and showcase them with pride. Blue Jean and Coral Dream are an extra special colour release because they include some never-before-seen elements that we think people are going to be really excited about.”

    The new additions to the Elite collection are set to be officially released this summer. To find out more information about the Buddy Belt brand or to check out their current product line, visit www.buddy-belts.com.

    About Buddy Belts

    Buddy Belts are handmade by a dedicated, dog-loving team of craftspeople. Because none of their products are sold through distributors, they maintain personal relationships with their clients and retailers, to be found at hundreds of locations across the globe. At Buddy Belts, they are committed to creating a quality product that will have your pet feeling safe, comfortable, and stylish! Other products include leashes, liners, collars, and couplers. For more information, please visit www.buddy-belts.com.


 Products

  • BB Harness
    The harness that hugs your dog!...

  • Handcrafted from genuine leather

    Double-layered, glued, and stitched for maximum durability

    Assembled using solid metal hardware 

    Easy-to-use single buckle

    Unique design sits low on the chest to reduce choking and  pressure on the neck and spine

    Available in 12 sizes, with five size settings on each harness to ensure a perfect fit

    Floating O-ring moves with the leash while the harness stays firmly in place 

  • BB Leash: All-Leather & Leather Accent
    BB Leashes are available in All-Leather or Nylon & Accent Leather. Leashes are available for purchase in all colour collections, made to match your BB Harness....

  • All-Leather: Reinforced leather handle, leash body, and clasp-end

    Nylon & Accent Leather: Reinforced leather handle and clasp-end, quality webbing leash body

    Leather parts are double-layered, glued and stitched for maximum durability

    Handcrafted with welded metal hardware

    Available in 4’ length

    Available in 1/2” width to be worn with BB harness sizes 1 – 4, and 3/4” width for sizes 5 – 10

  • BB ID Collar
    Leather ID Collars made to match your BB Harness. Allow you to remove your dog's Buddy Belt without removing their ID tags....

  • Double-layered, glued, and stitched leather with welded hardware for increased durability

  • BB Liners
    Extra-soft leather pads that Velcro onto the BB Harness leg loops to offer extra comfort for sensitive dogs or simply to be used as added comfort until the BB Harness softens and forms itself to your dog’s shape....

  • Individual BB Liners sizes are designed to fit its corresponding BB Harness size 
  • Colour Collections
    Buddy Belts' wide selection of colours are sorted into 7 collections...

  • PREMIUM: Solid colour pebble grain leather collections that are available year-round
    LUXURY: Limited edition leather collections that are available seasonally
    ELITE: Custom-made, trend-setting leather collections
    NATURAL: A lower environmental impact product made from single-layer, raw, veg tanned leather that has no colour dyes, no stitching, and a branded logo   
    SPECIAL EDITION: Theme-based limited edition collections with unique price points
    BOUTIQUE EXCLUSIVE: Limited edition collections with varying price points, released initially on Buddy’s Boutique at retail, then available at wholesale
    PAW PICK: Very unique limited collections that are sold at retail exclusively on Buddy’s Boutique


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