Canicross Starter Kit

Are you looking to purchase a starter kit but not too sure what brand to go for?  We recommend Non Stop and in our opinion they are the best brand to purchase.  Have a look at the videos below from Non Stop on all the items you get in a starter kit and then we will go into further detail.

Canicross Harness

Canicross Running Belt

Canicross Running Line

Non Stop Full Harness

The Non Stop Full Length Harness is a versatile harness designed by the best in the world in Sled Dog Sports.  It is fitted by your dogs neck size, with a length and width that is fully adjustable.  This harness is best suited to dogs that pull consistently, ensuring a smooth and safe run for your dog.  The spine and the shoulders are free to move and ensures your dog pulls from its strongest and safest points.

There is also the Non Stop Half Harness that has multiple uses from light Canicross and simply going out on a hike.  It is fitted by your dogs neck size, and is adjustable around the ribcage. This harness provides a higher attachment point to your dog and is best suited to dogs who prefer to trot out in front, rather than pull vigorously.  The perfect harness for a hike up mountains.

Designed by the best in the sport, non stop harnesses will ensure a comfortable, safe and fun run for your dog.

Non Stop Running Belt

This belt is super comfortable.  It is designed so you are pulled from the hips and bum which is exactly where you want the pull to drive from as these are some of the strongest muscles in your body.  Getting belts that sit up higher on the lower back is not recommended as the lower back is not an efficient place to be pulled from. 

You can adjust the belt at the waist, legs and how high the bum part sits for the drive of your dog.  It is one size fit all,  there is a generous amount of sizing that can be adjusted depending on your dimensions.  

It also has a pocket on the bum section, however it is quite small.  We recommend to also get a bum bag so you can store your valuables such as car keys and phone. 

Bungee/Running Line

Just like all of Non Stops products the bungee line is of high quality.  They come in 2m and 2.8m lines.  The shorter 2m line is for Canicross and the 2.8m is for Bikejoring.  The reason the line is made of bungee is to absorb the shock for both your dog and yourself. 

There is also a handle on the line if you want to hold onto the line without it attached to your running belt or just simply want to use it as a leash for walkies.


Non Stop is more expensive than other brands, however they are the best on the market and quality is more important, especially if you plan to make the sport a permanent fixture in you and your dog’s life.

Non Stop Canicross Harness Sizing Charts

If you need any fitting advice please do not hesitate to contact us through our facebook page.

Non Stop Full Harness

SizeMax Neck OpeningNeck CircumferenceBreed Examples
232cm26-31cmJack Russell Terrier
335cm28-33cmParson Russell Terrier
440cm33-36cmEnglish Cocker Spaniel
544cm36-40cmBorder Collie
648cm40-44cmHungarian Vizsla
752cm44-48cmGerman Shorthaired Pointer
856cm48-52cmGerman Shepherd

Non Stop Half Harness

SizeHarness neck opening