Small dogs are always threatened by the big ones, or birds of prey. Small dogs know how to act tough, but still they need some additional protection sometime. One family-owned business in San Diego designed some really cool vests for them to help in these moments of need. Paul Mott, Pamela Mott, and Nicole Mellom (of CoyoteVest) design “pet body armor,” a line of harnesses and vests that feature tall bristles and spikes.
These awesome vests keep the predators away, and make the dogs look really cool in it as well. This idea came from a personal experience they had. Unfortunately, they lost their dog to tragical fight with a coyote. In order to prevent this accident from happening to other families they created the CoyoteWhiskers vest.
This pet body armor that protects small dogs from coyotes, aggressive dogs, and birds of prey.
Something cool about the vests is that they come paired with brightly colored, lightweight nylon bristles attach to the top of it and harnesses with Velcro, acting as a hedgehog spike-like shield. Even thought the whiskers look quite sharp, they can’t harm predators. The main purpose is to irritate the eyes and mouth of an attacker.
CoyoteVest sells the whiskers, vest, harness and spiked collar in different colors. On their collection you can find “Hawkeyes” as well. They are a printed visual that makes your pet look like they have eyes on their back.
Scroll down below to check out more of their designs, and if you own a small dog make sure to check out their website to purchase yours.