My pup's chest and belly got tore up by greenbrier while training in a creek bottom this weekend. She was running wide open when she could and I was wondering if she will figure out to slow down as she gets older and wiser or should I invest in a skid plate or some type of dog vest for her when hunting stubble fields or heavy cover?
We purchased the Browning Chest protector from Cabela's for a quail hunt at Chaparral WMA for our GSP, Whiskey. It did the job and Whiskey did not seem to be bothered wearing it, but when it comes to hunting you could probably strap a lead weight behind her and see would not be phased. Another nice feature is that is have reflective material built into it, so spotting her at camp during the nice was very easy.
Loc: North Texas
Some places like in sage it is a must. I also use one when hunting public areas shared with hog hunters. From a distance seen moving through the deep woods without it a Vizsla could look like a hog. Mine I think is just the Cabelas house brand. Dog could care less with it on or not.