MushGO is different and you know it.
We're not just an "order-pay-ship" business; did you know that you often leave with something completely different than what you had in mind? Why do we make it so complicated?
Historically, humans have only harnessed a handful of breeds in the northern regions where it made it possible for them to survive. Snowy Canada, Greenland, Russia, and later the Klondike (oh yes, the Gold Rush) are the cradle of today's dog sport equipment, which for many decades evolved to basically only cater to a very limited range of canine characters and mentalities (Malamute, Husky, Samoyed, Greenland Dog). The first major competitions in Europe were held in 1972 and since then mushing has become essentially a mainstream activity. Entirely new types of dogs are being bred for sprint disciplines - Alaskan Huskies, Eurohounds, ... and today, at the hobby level, it is common to harness dogs of all shapes and builds, even though not everyone takes to the pull like a Malamute or Eurohound. The equipment has evolved from harnesses made of leather and later rigging and tarp to high tech materials and webbing, harnesses are mass produced and we can choose from dozens of types and hundreds of sizes.
A Border Collie or Labrador can pull as well as the Northern breeds, the same as special crossbreeds and all the rest can spend active time with their humans on hikes or treks, for sure. But each individual needs a different shape, type or length of harness to be able to give that 100% performance. And believe me, you can't get by with just one harness - dogs change over time just as we do- in figure, working style or fitness.
And that's what's most important for us – that the equipment you leave with fits perfectly. Not only so that the dog doesn't chafe, so that your back doesn't hurt from a poorly chosen belt, but so that the dog can pull comfortably, to the fullest, and most importantly, so that even after years of training, racing or trekking, the dog is healthy and keen on working again in the future!