I purchased this hunting vest for my hunting dog - a golden retriever. He has long hair which tends to attract briars, burrs, and anything else that will stick to long hair. It does help but after each outing, I still need to pick a lot of burrs off his tail and under his armpits. His chest and stomach does stay clean which is great. Another feature of this item is that it is blaze orange which makes it very easy to spot my dog while hunting tall grass or cattails. It also makes me feel a little safer while pheasant hunting during the deer season.