OutFox Field Guard Canine Foxtail Protection Hood


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The patented OutFox® Field Guard Canine Foxtail Protection Hood is designed to help protect your dog’s eyes, ears and nose from foxtail penetration while walking or running over trails or through grasses, and while engaging in casual sniffing. Additionally, the Field Guard can be used to prevent dogs from scavenging and eating harmful items and to protect their faces from insects such as flies and mosquitoes.

The OutFox® Field Guard has been optimized for fit, function, and flexibility. Users can save hundreds of dollars in vet bills and avoid painful recovery for their dogs!

Features -

  • Dogs are comfortable with the Field Guard and can play, drink water, and even carry balls or sticks while wearing the Field Guard.

  • The glare reducing, black mesh keeps foxtails out. Yet it is porous enough to easily see, breathe, and drink through.

  • The attachment straps help keep the field guard on, yet are designed to safely break away if caught on an immobile object.

  • OutFox Field Guards are made with an environmentally and health-conscious mesh that is free from harmful phthalates, lead, and other banned heavy metals, making them safe for dogs to breathe through and if chewed on.

  • The Field Guard is made in the USA from primarily domestic materials.

If the elastic around the opening of the Field Guard is too tight, the dog will be uncomfortable, and very likely to take off the Field Guard. Contrary to belief, the elastic is not designed to secure the Field Guard on the dog; instead, its function is to create the pouf shape that “cups” the back of the dog’s head. The elastic around the opening of the Field Guard should not be tight. It should be the same circumference as the dog’s upper neck - no looser, no tighter. Once adjusted, you will simply stretch the elastic opening to slip the Field Guard on and off.

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These sizes are intended for dogs with regular head shapes or short snouts, as noted.

Head guard should sit at the top of the neck, directly behind the ears, so that it moves with your dog's head.

To Measure (see attached diagram picture): Dog should be looking, generally, straight ahead. Use a piece of string or yarn, to measure from the base of the skull, straight, to the end of the snout. Then measure against a ruler (best for wiggly dogs or puppies).

Choose from Size -

Size Head Measurement Breeds
XSmall 7.0 - 8.25 Inches Cairn Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Norwich Terrier
Small 8.25 - 9.5 Inches Beagle, Brittany Spaniel, Jack Russell Terrier, Shetland Sheepdog
Medium 9.5 - 11.5 Inches Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, Vizsla, Labrador, Greyhound
Large 11.5 - 13.5 Inches Doberman, German Shepherd, Weimaraner


Wash the Field Guard with warm soapy water, rinse, and hang to dry. Remove foxtails and other debris from the mesh and replace when overly worn or ripped.


Foxtail penetration may result from misuse, including but not limited to a dog’s rough play and excessive behavior. Supervise your dog while using this product.

The Field Guard may not function properly on dogs that exert excessive pressure when sniffing or rubbing. Dogs that carry or chew on objects or engage in rough play may penetrate the Field Guard with their teeth, leaving the dog vulnerable to foxtails. The Field Guard is not indestructible or chew-proof. This product is NOT a muzzle and should never be used as one. For general safety, do not leave a dog unattended while it is wearing the Field Guard Be aware of the possibility of overheating: Take precautions to prevent it, with or without the Field Guard.


While the OutFox Field Guard effectively helps to protect against foxtail penetration to a dog’s face, it is not 100% failproof. Because the product is made of a mesh (a material with a large number of closely spaced holes), there is always a possibility for foxtail seeds to penetrate the mesh.

NOTE: Please check size carefully before use. Returns will not be taken on used, hairy or soiled items.