Archive for the ‘K9’ Category

USCG Canine Explosive Detection Team Explains The Equipment Their K-9s Wear During A Vertical Delivery Hoist

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Video by PO3 Loumania Stewart.

Velocity Systems Introduces The New Guardian Point By Velocity Systems K9 Line

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Velocity Systems is excited to announce that they have expanded their current selection of K9 protective gear with the new Guardian Point by Velocity Systems K9 Line. The new K9 line includes harnesses, gauntlets, handler’s kit bags, leads, medical muzzle and more. To see the product line please visit

The safety and training of the K9s helping to protect us at home and abroad is important to Velocity Systems and Guardian Point. As the number of K9s protecting our country grows, so does the need for high quality gear and training equipment. Velocity Systems has always been dedicated to producing high quality gear and protective armor for K9s. When the decision was made to add to Velocity Systems existing K9 line, a partnership was formed with Guardian Point. The owners of Guardian Point have over 40 years of combined K9 experience. By combining Velocity Systems’ and Guardian Point’s knowledge and experience a new line of K9 products was produced that provides clients with a broad range of innovative K9 capabilities to meet the security and detection needs of the modern world.

Sneak Peek – Guardian Point K9 Line by Velocity Systems

Friday, October 14th, 2016

London Dog

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

London Dog is a new line of K9 coats made in England and available from from Arktis USA.

The outer shell is 50/50 NYCO Ripstop, water Repellent treated with Granger’s Water Repel. Nylon-edged with synthetic fleece and held in place by Velcro. Elastic straps attach to rear legs for comfort and coverage. Machine Washable. This is a Medium. Sizing is measured from shoulders to tail for length, 18″ Length, and 20″ waist .

Available through their eBay store.

Protech Tactical Debuts the New Bark-9 Carrier for Today’s Canine Officer

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The refined carrier enhances protection and maneuverability for canine officers

Jacksonville, Fla. – Safariland today announced the all-new Protech® Tactical Bark-9™ carrier, the next generation of protection in canine tactical carriers. As the industry’s best-in-class canine armor, the Bark-9 carrier is the first to meet the needs of police dogs for coverage, flexibility and maneuverability. Its contoured design allows for high-speed application and assaults vital for outperforming an assailant in high-threat situations.

The load-bearing carrier was redesigned to address the changing tactics of today’s canine units to be compact and lighter weight. In recent years, some departments have transitioned from large dog breeds to smaller, athletic canines whose speed and physical techniques are critical for the challenges of the job.

“With the demand for canine officers increasing and threat levels at an all-time high, this top-of-the line carrier delivers the necessary protection with maneuverability,” said Brian Santimauro, Category Director, Tactical Armor. “The Bark-9 tactical carrier was designed with the same passion and innovation as our products for the human officer.”

The interior of the Bark-9 tactical carrier features 420-denier Cordura® diamond ripstop nylon for breathability and a comfortable fit. Reinforced stitching on the exterior of the 1000-denier Cordura® nylon carrier resists mission wear and tear, prolonging the life of the carrier.

Notable features include a high-profile hook, loop and buckle closure system, a restraint handle with D-rings for adjustable leash attachment and a modular webbing platform along the spine of the carrier for attaching video equipment. A detachable spine can be added to the back of the carrier to provide ballistic overlap with lengthened ballistic protection.

Integral to the company’s product development process, the Bark-9 was distributed to several U.S. law enforcement agencies for wear-testing. This field input facilitated discoveries and design innovations to make this the next generation of tactical carriers for today’s canine officers. The Bark-9’s product testing, along with all Safariland gear, ensures that the company delivers the best performance possible.

The Bark-9 carrier is currently offered with four ballistic packages to accommodate various mission requirements and is available now with MSRPs ranging from $1,410.00 to $2,050.00, based on ballistics selection. The standard color offering is black, and other colors are available upon request. For more information, please visit

Safariland – Bark-9 Armor

Monday, June 20th, 2016

The Bark-9 is an armor carrier from Safarilamd’s Protech line. In addition to MR01 protection, this adjustable carrier offers a restraint handle with two D-rings for leash attachment, two plate pockets and two ID attachment platforms for identification.  The carrier is made from 1000d Cordura exterior with 420D Diamond lining for comfort and offers a spine extension insert.

The carrier is offered in four sizes (S-XL) and has Protech Tactical NIJ-06 MR01 and XT03 Type II & IIIA armor inserts available.

Ruffwear – Highlands Sleeping Bag

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

The Highlands Sleeping Bag from Ruffwear is designed to keep your dog warm during cold nights on the trail.

The circular bag with full zip fits the way your pooch sleeps and allows for ventilation.  Additionally, it features a sleeve to accept their accordion fold, closed cell Highland sleeping mat.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – FS and K2 Solutions Announce Canine Tactical Gear Line

Friday, May 20th, 2016

This week’s Friday Focus is an exciting announcement regarding FirstSpear’s work on a new line of K9 products.

K2 Solutions & FirstSpear Announce Canine Products Collaboration to Benefit Military and Law Enforcement Canines and Handlers

May 19, 2016, FirstSpear and K2 Solutions today announced a new collaboration to jointly develop, produce, and bring to market products that enhance the capabilities of military and law enforcement canines and their handlers. The agreement brings together one of the leading canine services and training providers with one of the most recognized names for innovation in military and tactical law enforcement individual equipment.

The partnership between FirstSpear and K2 leverages decades of tactical experience to enhance the efficiency of the modern American warfighter. This team will be rolling out a unique line of tactical canine gear in the summer of 2016, with special previews at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida, on May 24, 2016.

“I was excited when K2 approached us about working together. We have been looking at the canine market for some time, but to do it right, the dog has to be viewed as the Operator. K2’s ability to bring forward canine product requirements through their numerous trainers and their ability to test canine performance in realistic situations has provided the missing part to solving the problems associated with the current products in this space,” said Scott Carver, FirstSpear CEO. “Additionally, we think this is the first time that the development process included a true look at the dog’s anatomy, resulting in more ergonomic systems that reduce fatigue as well as the long and short term stress placed on the canine’s body.”

“We are very excited about our partnership and the resulting products we are bringing to the warfighter and canine handler. Our requirements are driven by our military and police forces, and our gear is designed, manufactured and distributed in America.” says Dr. Heidi Alvey, R&D Scientist at K2.