Despite being only two years old, Fibo, the world’s strongest dog has tested a great amount of equipment. No wonder he’s Julius-K9’s test dog. It’s his job to test new products in the long run and, ruin them if he can. With his strength and perseverance, he simply has no competitors.
A few years ago, while researching smart dog equipment, it emerged at Julius-K9® that a truly sophisticated system for load-bearing capacity testing was needed. The goal was to make a machine that could well be used to model the processes that take place during a walk, that is, primarily to have the dog pull the leash. This is how a computer-controlled compressed air puller came into being, with which you can adjust how much force and how many times you pull.
A copy of the Hungarian Vizsla was created with 3D printing, also called Fibo. In addition to Fibo, 11 other dogs have been scanned and a separate test dog is planned for each harness size.
The pulling model tests every finished product and all the raw materials, be it a new harness, a hoop or the strength of a seam. The goal is for the product to withstand thousands of pulls, plus with much more force than average everyday use. For example, if a harness designed for a 30-pound dog can withstand tens of thousands of pulls with a force of 60 kilograms, it means double insurance.
Fibo regularly tests not only new products, but also old ones, and works to ensure that all of the company’s products are the perfect quality for flesh-and-blood dogs. At Julius-K9®, his work is a guarantee that the products are truly durable and can withstand the challenges of everyday life.