I had no idea the harness was fashioned for a real dog. I’m on my 3rd one for Auggy, my English Bull Guy. Each one is slightly different in construction . I had tried many combinations of halters and harnesses but Buddy’s works great. Auggy is a little over. 80lbs ., no fat just solid muscle. I’m 63 and arthritic with two hip replacements. He’s a handful and I can’t take chances on something inferior. The craftsmanship and leather are top notch. Thanks for a great product.