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Why Hunting Dogs are using Rex Specs this season

Bitter cold, dusty and dry, successful or not - there is one thing that remains unwavering after a day in the field with your dog - the bond. But, keeping your dog healthy throughout hunting season can be tough when drive outweighs self preservation. We caught up with a few of our ambassadors to discuss the bond they have with their hunting dog, and why they are keeping them safe with Rex Specs dog goggles this season.

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BEN – OTIS, HARLI & ASPEN

Meet Ben Webster and his team from Big Kansas Outdoors. 

Black lab retrieves mallard waterfowl hunting.


What type of birds do you primarily hunt?

Ducks, geese, cranes, pheasants, and quail. 

 

What are your dog’s names and their breeds?

Otis– Black American Labrador

Harli– Yellow American Labrador

Aspen– German Short Haired Pointer

 

What is your favorite part about the hunt?

My favorite part about hunting is seeing smiles on people’s faces and watching the dogs work.


Why do you use eye protection with your dog?

I use eye protection for my dogs because Otis has had multiple eye injuries.  Since he’s wore them he hasn’t had another problem...no seeds in the eye, no abrasions.  


How do you and your dog bond outside of hunting?

My dogs go everywhere with me. Vacation, work, and even to bed lol. They are my buddies. Wouldn’t be the same without them. 


Follow along the Hunt with Ben, Otis, Harli, Aspen and friends at www.bigkansasoutdoors.com and www.prairielimitsoutfitters.com.


 


HUNTER – EAZY-E

Meet Hunter Pickett and his Black Lab, Eazy-E.  

Black lab squares off to a Sandhill Crane in the field.

 

What type of birds do you primarily hunt?

Sandhill Cranes and Lesser Canadas.

Why do you use eye protection with your dog?

I use eye protection for my dog because cranes can be aggressive when wounded and extract and poke at the dog’s eyes. I couldn’t forgive myself if my dog got his vision ruined because I didn’t protect his eyes while knowing what could happen.

How do you and your dog bond outside of hunting?

We spend literally every single day together. He is by my side no matter what I’m doing or where I go. He is my best friend and buddy first then my hunting dog. 


Follow along with Hunter and Eazy-E this season on Instagram @hpickett17.  

 

AUSTIN – ROXIE

Meet Austin Kaufman and his Black Lab, Roxie. 

Black lab patiently waits while on the hunt.

What type of birds do you primarily hunt?

I primarily hunt Waterfowl and Sandhill Cranes

What is your favorite part about the hunt?

I like to watch Roxie retrieve during the hunts. 

Why do you use eye protection with your dog?

I use Rex specs for Roxie because the protection of my dog is key. When crane hunting the wounded cranes will scratch and peck at the dogs eyes. Without this product I would not feel safe letting Roxie retrieve cranes. 

How do you and your dog bond outside of hunting?

Roxie is my little sidekick. She is with me everyday no matter if I am hunting or working on the farm we are always together. 


Follow Roxie and Austin this season on Instagram @austinkaufman12

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Lens Guide

Lens

UV Rating

VLT*

Durability

Recommended Use

Red Mirror

Blocks 99% of UVA and UVB Rays.

Allows 20% of light to pass. Very similar to sunglasses.

Impact Resistant. Mirrored lenses show more scratches than clear or smoke.

Giddy up! The Red Mirror lens is great for most dogs and is very similar to the smoke lens with a bit more style.

Clear

Blocks 99% of UVA and UVB

Allows 92% of light to pass

Impact Resistant. Offers best visibility when scratched.

For Everything except protection from brightness. Great for working, hunting or adventure dogs. Blocks UV is impact resistant and often is preferred by dogs. Great training lens, and when it gets scratched the scratches are not as visible to the dog as with other lens options.

Blue Mirror

Blocks 99% of UVA and UVB

Allows 15% of light to pass. Slightly darker than smoke and red mirror.

Impact Resistant. Mirrored lenses show more scratches than clear or smoke

DM's are rolling in! The Blue Mirror lens adds a touch of flare and is one of our darker lenses for dogs who have sensitivity to light. Perfect for use in sunny areas and for those who love that blue mirror look.

Silver Mirror

Blocks 99% of UVA and UVB

Allows 13% of light to pass. Our darkest lens.

Impact Resistant. Mirrored lenses show more scratches than clear or smoke.

STYLE! Add some flavor to the daily grind with our darkest lens, allowing only 13% of visual light to pass through, making it the best option if your dog has light sensitivity.

Smoke

Blocks 99% of UVA and UVB

Allows 20% of light to pass. Very similar to sunglasses.

Impact Resistant. Offers excellent visibility when scratched.

For everything! Overall the most versatile lens. Great for dogs that are rough on their equipment as it continues to offer good visibility when scratched.F

Green Mirror

Blocks 99% of UVA and UVB

Allows 15% of light to pass. Slightly darker than smoke and red mirror.

Impact Resistant. Mirrored lenses show more scratches than clear or smoke.

The Green Mirror lens adds a touch of flare and is one of our darker lenses for dogs that need some reprieve from the suns brightness.

*VLT = Visual Light Transmission

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Measure the circumference of your dog's head at it's largest point (just in front of the ears and under the chin).

SIZE

HEAD MEASUREMENT

2 13" - 15" SHOP Size 2
3 15" - 17.5" SHOP Size 3
4 17.5" - 21" SHOP Size 4
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SIZE

NECK MEASUREMENT

1 12"-14" SHOP Size 1
2 14"-16.5" SHOP Size 2
3 16.5"-19.5" SHOP Size 3
4 19.5"-24" SHOP Size 4

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