Best Dog Strollers for Large Dogs, 5 Reasons You Need One

The days of strollers with only human babies in them are long gone. Dog strollers have become increasingly popular. The double takes some dog owners get when strolling along particularly with their large hound is comical. I say "who gives a fudge what other people think?" Certainly not the dogs with big grins on their faces enjoying the attention and the ride. 
Yes, dogs should exercise, walk, run and play and there seems to be a misconception that a dog buggy stroller replaces that activity which is simply not the case. Responsible dog owners and lovers nurture their pet's health and well being. There are situations when a dog stroller is convenient and practical. 

1) Traveling distances or for long periods of time is easier with a dog stroller 

Taking a road trip, negotiating urban walking traffic or spending a whole day running errands with your dog can be stressful for everyone. Ease your dogs anxiety by keeping them safe while inside their stroller. They get to enjoy more activities and spend quality time with their human. It builds trust and is an opportunity to train your dog in different environments. Places that are not particularly dog friendly are more likely to allow you to enter if your dog is in a stroller. You may get access to places you previously could not have gone to like theme parks or malls.

2) You have 2 dogs, one can't keep up or is injured or older

Dogs do well with routine and love walking. If for whatever reason one of your dogs can no longer participate in their usual activity with you, it can be heartbreaking to leave them behind. A dog stroller solves that problem, no one gets left behind. Business as usual.


3) Outdoor Events & Dog Shows

Attending large events with your dog can be lots of fun and a little overwhelming. A stroller lets your dog enjoy the festivities and keeps them safe from the crowds and general mayhem. Most strollers have lots of storage space for your goodies, toys, treats and picnic blankets. Plus if you are a regular dog show goer, an off road all terrain buggy is useful to easily gain access and negotiate your way around off road tracks at the venue. 

4) Dogs activity change as they get older so does ours

As dogs age they may not be able to walk as far or as long as they used to. Weight gain, arthritis, medical conditions, post surgery recovery would cause them to be less active. Joint and spinal issues are common in large breeds. Once they are used to their stroller, they love it! It give them a new lease on life. Dog strollers let you both get some fresh air and exercise. The same applies to humans of course, a dog stroller is easier to handle and support the senior walker than a dog on a leash. 


5) Rain or Shine, your covered

Dog strollers come with some great features. You no longer needs to worry about your dogs paws getting too hot on burning cement or long coats soaked to the bone in the rain. They have storage space for poop bags, collapsible water bowls, treats or for your shopping bags. They are comfortable with built in mattress and mesh zip up windows for your pooches viewing pleasure. Be prepared for the attention a dog stroller will attract and let your dog enjoy the lime light! When looking into investing in a dog strollers you will likely need to do some research to ensure you get the right one for your needs. Here are some tips to consider before purchasing a dog stroller.  

Comparison of the best dog stroller for large dogs or 2 small best buddies 

Stroller Model

Dog Weight

Carriage Size (cm)

Wheels

Terrain | Use

Hercules Heavy Duty 



£375

50KG

L78 W60 H68 cm  

3 Wheels

Front 8.5”

Back 20” AIR Tyres

 

Terrain: Urban | Gravel | Dirt Tracks

 Use: Stroller | Jogger

 

Sporty Dog Buggy



£234

30KG 

 L71 W44 H63cm 

 

3 Wheels

Front 8”

Back 16” EFA Tyres

Terrain: Urban/ Gravel | Dirt Tracks | Off Road

 Use: Stroller | Jogger | Bike Trailer

 

The Pet Roadster 
 Pet Roadster by Togfit

 £169

32KG

L107 W60 H107 cm 

3 Wheels

Front 9”

Back 12” EFA Tyres

Terrain: Urban/ Gravel | Dirt Tracks | Off Road

 Use: Stroller | Jogger

EFA Dog Buggy



£186

 25KG

L66 x W36 x H50cm 

3 Wheels

12" EFA Tyres 

Terrain: Urban/ Gravel | Dirt Tracks | Off Road

 Use: Stroller | Jogger

 

Luxury Urban Blue



£295

28KG 

 L66 W39 H53cm

 

4 Wheels

Front 8"| 
Back 10"

EFA Tyres

Terrain: Urban| Gravel | Dirt Tracks

 Use: Stroller | Jogger

 

 Retro Dog Buggy



£284

 35KG

L62 W32 H60cm

4 Wheels

Front 6"| 
Back 7.9"

EFA Tyres

  

Terrain: Urban| Gravel | Dirt Tracks

 Use: Stroller | Jogger

 


4 comments

  • Hi Caroline,

    Thank you for your comment. Yes, we are expecting stock of all of the Sporty Dog Stroller & Trailer at the end of September 2018.

    Please let us know if you have any further questions.

    Andrea
  • Hi Are there any plans to get more of the “ sporty dog buggy “ design in stock ?
    It looks perfect for my dog’s needs
    Regards
    Caroline

    Caroline Clark
  • Hi Kathleen,

    Thank you for your message.

    If you are going to using the dog stroller on off road trails and dirt paths mostly I would recommend the Hercules Heavy Duty stroller. It can manage a dog weight of up to 50kg, allowing plenty of room for your dogs comfort. It is a wide dog stroller, so you may not be able to get through some entrances. Its folded dimensions are L95cm x W78cm x H50cm. The Hercules Heavy Duty weighs 15kg. You will not feel this weight when you are pushing it. It features a one handed folding system, that is very simple, however you would need to pick it up and put it in your car.

    The lighter stroller suitable for a big dog (35kg) is the Retro Buggy. The Retro would be fine on dirt paths, gravel and in urban areas. The Retro dog stroller weighs 11kg and it’s folded dimensions are L95cm x W59cm x H96cm. It is narrower than the Hercules Heavy Duty but higher. Both stroller would fit into the boot of a regular sedan. The Retro is available in 3 colours.

    Please let us know if you have any further questions.

    Andrea
  • Need a dog stroller, do weight 35kg and folds up for medium car and light weight
    Hope you can help 🐶🐶🐶

    Kathleen kelly

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