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JAFCO Plastic Forehead / 3 Strap Muzzle
Based on 4 reviews
$38.25 - $46.80

JAFCO Plastic Forehead / 3 Strap Muzzle

Based on 4 reviews
$38.25 - $46.80
  • 3-strap muzzle
  • Weighs approximately 6.5 ounces
  • Designed to be worn for extended periods; NOT for muzzle fighting training
  • Prevents wound licking
  • Prevents eating rocks, garbage, poison, etc.
  • Helps with dominant and aggressive dog training
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How to size a muzzle


The JAFCO Muzzles are a tried and true plastic basket muzzle that offers a great deal of security, and this version comes with a third strap. Many K9 departments around the world use this muzzle for training protection dogs in muzzle work. They are easy to put on and easy to take off, even easier than most muzzles. If you are looking for a good utility muzzle that will last for years and years, this is your best choice.

All are made with polyethylene plastic with three reinforced rubber straps. The clear plastic muzzle is softer and more flexible than the white or black style plastic muzzles. These muzzles are not designed for muzzle fighting training.

Design & Uses

  • Can be worn for extended periods without inhibiting the dog’s breathing, barking, and panting
  • Dogs can drink with the muzzle on, using a water bowl or bucket. It is best to "teach" your dog that it is ok to put the muzzle into the water before leaving the dog unattended for any period of time.
  • Prevents wound licking, and eating rocks, garbage, poison, etc.
  • Prevents injuries from dog fights
  • Allows dogs to use some modes of transportation when properly muzzled, which some transportation companies require

If at some point the muzzle comes off, it’s either too loose or too big. The muzzle should fit comfortably and allow the dog to pant and bark.

Fitting a Muzzle for your dog

When wearing a muzzle the vinyl nose piece should ride 1/2 inch below a line drawn between the lowest points on both eyes. In our opinion the front of the muzzle should extend 1/2 inch past the end of the dogs nose.

When muzzles are too large (to long) the dog can push its nose into the front of the muzzle which results in the muzzle being moved back up on the face of the dog and coving its eyes.

With that in mind, if the muzzle is is fit to ride 1/2 inch below the eyes and its sized to be 1/2 inch longer than the snout - when the dog pushes into the muzzle it can not be pushed back over the eyes of the dog.

When on the dog:

  1. pull the muzzle out and down
  2. pull the muzzle out and up

If at some point the muzzle comes off, it’s either too loose or too big around. The muzzle should fit comfortably and allow the dog to pant and bark.

If you are still unsure of the size to choose, measure your dog then call our office at (715) 235-6502 and we will do our best to help you decide the best style and size of muzzle for your dog.

Sizing Tips & Chart

There are a few things you need to know about sizing a muzzle for your dog:

  1. The muzzle's circumference must be larger around than your dog's "actual nose circumference." On large breed dogs we recommend between two and three inches larger than your dog's actual measurement.
  2. When a muzzle is the exact same size (circumference) as the dog's nose, the dog will have trouble opening its mouth to pant or drink.
  3. Jafco muzzles have a hole in the front nose that food rewards can be passed to the dog. If a customer wants they can decide to make that whole bigger. Our advice is to go slow when cutting larger holes. Take your tome to do it correctly.
  4. When conditioning a dog to wear a muzzle we drop food rewards in the muzzle and encourage the dog to stick its nose in the muzzle and take the food out. We use marker training to teach a dog to be comfortable wearing the muzzle (see the video we have on the subject). One thing that helps in this process is to tape over the hole during this training so the food reward stays in the muzzle. Then when we reach the stage of training where we stop dropping food in we move on to passing food through the opening in the front of the muzzle, at that point the tape comes off. We have a detailed video on how to condition a dog to wearing a muzzle.

Size 33.25"11.5"
Size 3X3.75"13"
Size 44.5"13"
Size 54.25"16.5"

Additional Resources

For help in learning how to size your dog for a JAFCO plastic muzzle, we have an instructional video here and a written article here that go into greater detail.

Bought this product?
Verified Customer Review

Great muzzle! Needed some protection because my area has tons of stray dogs, making a lot of necessary activities risky or dangerous. This Jafco Muzzle has helped so much! My only recommendation is to buy a size up if you want pant room, thought the 3x would be way to big according to measurements, but after receiving the 3 I had to exchange for a 3x which fits him perfectly! (And btw their returns are super easy and simple, great customer service)

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Leerburg and staff especially Cindy was amazing helping me get the right muzzle for my dog and my dogs needs. I was going to get the big agitation muzzle but since he wasn’t going to do muzzle protection work he didn’t need that. I needEd a muzzle for the vet and grooming so she referred me to the Jafco muzzle. I highly recommend Leerburg products and videos. I followed the video in training of your dog for the muzzle and in my video review you can see he actually likes his muzzle since it was made to be positive. Thanks Cindy and Leerburg for helping with this process

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I can not get over how much I love this muzzle!

I initially bought another popular brand and after not having enough pant room in it I purchased this jafco.

This muzzle allows for as much panting room as my girl needs during our vet visits. The straps and muzzle are both very good quality and there's no way my dog could bite through it.

Highly recommend this muzzle for anyone in the market.

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Sizing is very accurate. Our dog's nose length and circumference were EXACTLY the size for the muzzle selected. Had to reshape foam and plastic with Dremel sanding drum at areas that otherwise would press on dog's eyelids. Used hole punch to create 2 additional holes more in line with dog's nostrils to ease breathing. Also beveled the plastic's sharp edges on the underside to prevent chaffing. Appears to be made from quality materials which should be easy to clean and anticipate reasonably long life of product. Purchased to prevent chewing on dog's front feet. Our dog has a robust muscular head shape yet this product fits well, touching his nose and allowing him to pant and drink as needed. Would buy again.

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