Anti-Coyote Vests For Dogs Are More Punk Rock Than You’d Expect

If you don’t live in an area populated by coyotes, you might be a tad confused when you first see a dog sporting an ensemble like this one:

What at first glance appears to be a very odd Halloween costume is actually a Coyote Vest—a special coat of armor designed to protect your dog from this wild predator. The vest is made from Kevlar, the same puncture-resistant material used by law enforcement, and fitted with spikes on the neck and sides to prevent bites. But its most unique feature, perhaps, is the “coyote whiskers”—bright nylon bristles attached to the back which make the dog appear larger and more threatening to animals looking for their next meal. Continue reading »