How to Recognise a Fake Julius K9 Harness

Real Julius K9 Harnesses have been manufactured with the highest quality materials and are thoroughly tested to ensure your dog receives a perfectly fitting harness ideal for all activities.

Fake Julius K9 harnesses are made of cheap materials that have not been tested. These harnesses are increasing in the market and are found on online auction/trading websites such as Ebay and Amazon. It's important to understand that even though these products display the Julius K9 Brand name, they are NOT manufactured by the original company in Europe.

So, how do you tell the difference?


The Julius K9 Logo


Behind the handle, fake Julius K9 products can be found with either no logo or the independent manufacturer's logo.




Original Julius K9 Dog Harnesses have a rubber Julius K9 logo (black background, white writing) stitched to the harness. The location of this logo differs depending on the size of the harness:

  • Sizes Baby 1, Baby 2, Mini-Mini and Mini - Logo is stitched directly on the material near the D-ring.
  • Sizes 0, 1, 2, and 3 - The Julius K9 Logo is attached directly to the loop and push button attachment that closes the harness handle.




The Julius K9 Buckle


Counterfeit harnesses have no logo on the buckle or buckles with different symbols. These buckles are often made from cheap plastic and are not tested for durability.



Original Julius K9 Harnesses use self-manufactured buckles that have been tensile tested up to 350kg. You will find "JULIUS K-9" embossed on the buckles, along with the website underneath.

Please note: If you order a harness of the following sizes, they may not have the Julius K9 logo on their buckle. This is because the embossed logo was only introduced in 2017 for these sizes.

  • Baby 1
  • Baby 2
  • Mini-Mini
  • Mini
  • 0



Harness Quality 


The most significant difference between genuine Julius K9 Products and imitation products is the materials used. Although it is hard to tell from only an image, keep an eye out for the following:

  • Wavy edging and stitching - extremely thin material
  • Uneven sewn edge
  • Frayed parts/edges



Real Julius K9 harnesses look impeccable in images. These harnesses are made to perfection in the smallest details made from strong, durable materials.


Julius K9 Logo above Julius K9 Label


The "IDC by JULIUS-K9" logo missing from above the Julius K9 Velcro label.


The small "IDC by JULIUS-K9" logo can be found in the following areas:

  • Size Baby 1 and Baby 2 - Directly above the central ring
  • All sizes above Baby - Above the velcro side label

This small logo is embossed in white on a black rubber base.

Fake Summary

  1. Fake harnesses have a handle, but you're not able to close it.
  2. Fake harnesses are missing the Julius K9 logo near the D-ring or above the side label.
  3. Fake harnesses may have a different company's logo in place instead.
  4. Fake harnesses have velcro "JULIUS-K9 Glowing in the dark" that do not fit perfectly to the side label velcro area.
  5. Fake harnesses are made of cheap material and are stitched together poorly.
  6. Fake harnesses are missing the Julius K9 logo from the buckle.
    1. Please note: The embossed logo has been introduced on harness sizes Baby 1, Baby 2, Mini-mini, Mini and 0 in 2017. You may receive a harness without this logo but if the rest of the harness looks and feels like good quality - you've purchased a real Julius K9 harness.



Real Summary

  • Real Julius K9 Harnesses allow you to close the handle.
    • Sizes Mini-mini and Mini - Velcro closing
    • Sizes 0, 1, 2 and 3 - Clip button
  • Real Julius K9 Harnesses have a small rubber tag with the Julius K9 logo placed near the D-ring and/or above the Julius K9 side label.
  • Real Julius K9 Harnesses come with velcro side labels that fit perfectly to the side label velcro area.
  • Real Julius K9 Harnesses have the Julius K-9 logo embossed to the buckle. (excluding harness sizes Baby 1, Baby 2, Mini-mini, Mini and 0 made prior to 2017).

The JULIUS K9 development process, technological solutions, composition and quality of materials are kept confidential. The Julius K9 brand also has multiple parts that are self-manufactured to make counterfeiting their products almost impossible.

Here at Bark Control, we only sell original Julius K9 products imported directly from Europe.


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