Julius K9 IDC Powerharness - Real vs Fake

Recognising a Counterfeit Julius K9 Product

Real Julius K9 Harnesses are designed, manufactured and tested in Europe to ensure you receive an industry standard product ideal for everyday use or working environments. Original Julius K9 Harnesses are made with the highest-quality materials and are thoroughly tested for durability and comfortability.

Fake Julius K9 Harnesses are poorly manufactured with cheap materials. These imitation harnesses have not been tested and do not have the same design features as original Julius K9 harnesses. These harnesses are increasing in the online market, typically found on online auction/trading website such as Ebay and Amazon. It's important to understand that even though the harness may have the Julius K9 branding on it, this does NOT mean they are manufactured by the original Julius K9 company.

So what is the difference between an original or counterfeit Julius K9 Powerharness?

 

The Julius K9 Logo

Real

Original Julius K9 Harnesses have the Julius K9 Logo stitched to the harness. "Julius K-9" is in white writing on a black rubber background. These logos can be found:

  • Behind the D-Ring for sizes Baby 1, Baby 2, Mini-Mini and Mini.
  • Directly on the loop and clip button that secures the handle for sizes 0, 1, 2 and 3.

 

Fake

Fake Julius K9 harnesses are missing the Julius K9 rubber logo, alternatively, the independent imitation manufacturer has stitched their logo to the harness instead.

 

The Julius K9 Buckle

Real

Original Julius K9 harnesses are made with self-manufactured harnesses that are tensile-tested up to 350kg. These buckles are moulded with the Julius K-9 Brand and website.

 

Fake

Fake harnesses do not have the embossed Julius K9 buckles. Other buckles may have other symbols or brands on them. These buckles are not tested and are often made with cheap materials that wear out after a few uses.

Please note: Harness sizes Baby 1, Baby 2, Mini-mini, Mini and 0 have been introduced to the embossed buckles in 2017 - if you receive one of these harness sizes without the buckle logo but the rest of the harness' quality is fantastic, rest assured, you've received a genuine Julius K9 harness.

 

Harness Quality

Real

Real Julius K9 harnesses and products are renowned for their production quality. Genuine Julius K9 harnesses are made from the highest-quality European materials and feel strong and durable. Every part of the harness is stitched together to the finest details and looks flawless in images.

Fake

Fake Julius K9 harnesses are made with cheap materials. Although it is challenging to identify the material quality from an image, fake harnesses can be identified with the following:

  • Wavy edging and stitching - highlights extremely thin material
  • Uneven stitching - poor production quality
  • Frayed edges and/or parts - cheap materials

Julius K9 Logo above the Julius K9 Label

Real

Real Julius K9 Harnesses have a black rubber tag with "Julius-K9" in white writing stitched above the side label or near the D-ring

  • Sizes Baby 1 and Baby 2 - Logo is near the D-Ring
  • All sizes above Baby - Stitched to the side of the harness above the side label.

 

Fake

Fake Julius K9 Harnesses are missing this "IDC by Julius-K9" logo from the side of the harness.

 

Real Julius K9 IDC Powerharness Summary

  • Real Julius K9 Harnesses are made with attachments that allow you to close the handle.
    • The handle on sizes Mini-mini and Mini can be secured down with velcro.
    • The handle on sizes 0, 1, 2 and 3 can be secured with a rubber strap and clip button.
  • Real Julius K9 Harnesses have a small Julius K9 rubber tag stitched to either above the side label area or near the harnesses D-ring (depending on size).
  • Real Julius K9 Harnesses are made with high-quality materials and are stitched together flawlessly.
  • Real Julius K9 Harnesses come with a pair of Julius K9 labels that fit perfectly to the side label velcro attachment on the side of the harness.
  • Real Julius K9 Harnesses are made with embossed Julius K9 buckles (excluding harness sizes, Baby 1, Baby 2, Mini-Mini, Mini and 0 made prior to 2017).

Fake Julius K9 Harness Summary

  • Fake harnesses do not have an option to close the harness handle.
  • Fake harnesses are missing the small Julius K9 logo labels that should be near the D-Ring or above the side label.
  • Fake harnesses are made of cheap materials and are clearly stitched together poorly,
  • Fake harnesses are made with plain buckles without the Julius K9 logo on it or buckles with other symbols on it.
  • Fake harnesses come with a pair of Julius K9 labels that do not fit perfectly to the harness velcro attachment.