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Power to the pup.

Suit up your all-terrain pup with the Ruffwear Bark'n Boots Grip Trex. Vibram outsoles protect your pup's paws against abrasion in rough terrain and iceballs on snowy trails. The adjustable closure ensures the Grip Trex stays put, even if your pup won't. 3M reflective detailing improves visibility for low-light adventures, and tightly-woven mesh allows breathability without sacrificing durability.

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3 5

they are ok not great

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have two goldens and have found that they adjust to the boots quickly . Our one dog Riley loves them in the house because he can corner on the hardwood floors.
My issue with these boots is that they don't stay on. They tend to spin around on their feet. I'm constantly readjusting the strap or replacing the boot.
First time that I used them the dogs were running across the driveway and just chasing each other. Both dogs had boots spin around and the tops became shredded from the driveway.
If ruff wear designed a better way to tighten the boot instead of the cheap velcro strap, I'm sure they would be great

5 5

Paw Protection

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got these for my handsome pup due to an injury he underwent last year. I do field work down in southern Utah and he tags along. Last summer he followed while I was taking bedding measurements in volcanic strata. Not only did he rip up his little paws on the harsh rock, he also managed to walk straight through every cacti patch we passed. He's a good sport, but he took a month to heal. Though he looks like a total dork in them, these boots are the answer to our problems. He's a little confused each time I shod him, but after a few awkward prances he is ready to hike all day long. I got the smalls for his cattle dog paws, and they were a little loose. I purchased some sock liners and now the boots never slide off. I am very pleased with this purchase, though I do feel like a crazy dog lady now... I also love that they have Vibram soles, we match.

4 5

booties that fit my lifestyle

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Maya drags her back foot until it bleeds during our runs. These booties keep her nails covered and protected, making it more enjoyable for everyone. The boots don't bother her at all.

Psyched Pooch

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Apologies for the shrill voice, but too cute not to post.

Pampered Pooch

Pampered Pooch

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Oliver says: "I love my new booties! Sometimes I try and chew them off, but I sure look handsome!"

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What a handsome guy!

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lol indeed! nice dog! Hey just wondering do you know what size is the boot?

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Hi William, the booties on my pup (ausi-cattle/border) are size small and they are still a little loose. To rectify this, I ordered the socks Ruffwear makes and now they fit like a glove. Hope that helps!

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thank you cory! Im trying to figure out what size to buy for my puppy as well. I was thinking of buying a size S-L thinking in the future maybe her paws will grow bigger. Lol going to try to figure this out.

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Best of luck William! I am sure your pup will love them!

4 5

My dog has nicer boots than I do

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I cannot believe I purchased Vibram soled shoes for my dog but they've made a huge difference on winter hikes and walks. No more ice chunks between his pads or in his fur. Once he got used to them and I strapped them on tight enough, they seem to stay on fairly well.

5 5

Great boots

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are tough boots, with killer vibram soles and durable material. My dog got used to them very quick and they don't bug him when running/playing. Here is my only complaint, but it really has nothing to do with the boots. We first got them for a 89 mile backpacking trip that we planning on doing during the week. My dog had worn these a lot before the trip to get used to them. Lesson learned day 3. These will rub very bad when putting in long days. The day we did 20 miles wore his hair down to the point where it looked REALLY raw. We still had several days left so we ended up using our extra socks to line the boots. Long story short, if you're planning on doing long trips, and want these so your dog doesn't kill his pads, make sure to buy liners or bring socks. We ended up doing day on with them (and socks), then day with them off. Great boots though!!!

Water testing, check

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I am pretty convinced after observation of the booties after they were first put on and after they got completely wet on Roxy's paws. That they were more secure on her paws after they got wet. Which was not my hypothesis at all.

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excellent video!

4 5

Strap em' tight and keep an eye on them

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

We got the XS size for Roxy the blue healer, very tiny paws. They fit, and are secure but only after the strap is completely tightened. Suggestion of medical tape around the velcro strap would probably help the loosening of the boot.

Roxy putting them to the test

Roxy putting them to the test

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We summited Neff Canyon today and Roxy the blue healer tested out her new booties !

Deso's boots

Deso's boots

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Deso is 31 inches to the shoulders, 85lbs and his paws are roughly 2.5-3 inches wide and the Large booties fit him great.

5 5

These are great!

These are a must in ice, snow and shale. I've yet to see a dog not do the duck walk the first time they wear them but they stop and don't do it again. Deso doesn't mind them and gets excited when they come out of the closet. They haven't come off yet when on correctly but hiking up a steep snowy hill the back ones did flip upside down on Deso (he was jumping around and we've never had them do that since then). My parents dog will run and slide on gravel trails when wearing her boots. My parents tried the high top version and said these stay on much better.

The socks are a must with these if using them for a long trip to prevent hotspots on top of the dog's feet.

Princess Booties

Princess Booties

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They work amazing in the summertime as well!

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Hi Camber!

5 5

Size typo

I would just like to point out that if your dog is in fact in possession of a 22.5 inch wide paw that the small will most likely not be one to fit.. Haha I believe it should be 2.5in but an extra 2 got tossed in before the decimal.

Anyway I look forward to being able to afford these for my 14mo Siberian husky she runs by my side while I ride trails on my bike I have noticed a bit of wear on her pads that has me concerned for her because of the fact that she LOVES to run and I don't want to have to keep her from doing so!

She seemed to love my new Merrrell trail gloves as much as I do!

-Quen Wallace

Size typo
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did you end up buying it for your husky? im trying to figure out the size for my husky as well. Her paw is measured at 2.5inch but sometimes when she spreads it out it goes to 3 inch.

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Hey William! I saw your questions on sizing and wondering if you decided to make the purchase? I'm happy to help you with any sizing questions! Shoot me an email at jraynes@backcountry.com if ya'd like!! :)

Nerf dog in the Unita backcountry!

Nerf dog in the Unita backcountry!

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Do the boots stay on in deep snow? I take my boy ski touring a lot and I'm not sure the boots will stay on when he's running down the hill in 2 ft of pow.

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Hey there! Yes, they do stay on in deeper snow, you just need the correct size for your dog's paw. If you have too big of a boot then they will slip off. My dog didn't have a trouble following us in 13 new inches of powder, he didn't lose a boot either!

5 5

Pretty Dang Cool

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If I were a dog, I would be stoked on these! I picked up a pair for our 11mo old newf, and I'm positive that there is nothing else out there that would work any better.
I originally got these because our pup has these 'furry feathers' on the bottom of her paws, which means that she gets ice balls in her pads way too easily. With these booties, not only does she not build up the ice balls, but she also gets pretty good traction too! The only issue with them in the snow was when she was running at full speed, and they would either flip upside down or fly off. This could have also been due to the fact that she has gigantic paws and skinny ankles, so they were harder to crank down super tight...
The first time out on snow, they did work VERY well, and she didn't mind them at all. I'll definitely be using them more often out on hikes as well as around the house (as she has troubles getting up on slippery floors and the grip on these is perfect to help fix that).
When you first put them on, I recommend immediately distracting them- treats, toys, a walk- that way they'll associate the booties with good things. Also, measure your dogs paws exactly as Ruffwear instructs, or else you're going to end up with boots that don't fit correctly- and that is no fun.
Overall, these are a great purchase for anyone looking to help protect their pooches paws!

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I am back to say how much I absolutely LOVE these booties- they are essential in all of our trips/outings now. We went out on a camping trip recently, and our pooch had rubbed her pads raw from running on asphalt prior to the trip. As soon as we put on her boots, she was totally fine- they protected her already sore paws, and kept burrs and pine needles out too. She ran around the mountains for a couple of days, and these things are not in the least worn out at all. These are a must-have for any outdoorsy dog!

Great boots for my lab

Great boots for my lab

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I usually throw these on my dog when his pads start to get tender. He's always finding the water so his pads start to tear after a whole day in water and running the trails. I have not had a problem with the boots coming off and I have used them several times.

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