What's a Bun-Gee Pup-ee?


As we continue our search for the perfect leash, Chloe and I have been trying out the stretchy leash known as “Bun-Gee Pup-ee” (www.bungeepupee.com). This morning we hooked up the dual braided bungee chord leash and set out for the trail.

My first impression is that using the medium size version of the Bun-Gee Pup-ee leash in combination with Chloe’s demure 22 pound weight, it’s a little on the heavy side. The medium is designed to handle dogs that have a weight range of 26 to 45 pounds in which their literature places the Cocker Spaniel breed. Dropping down to their small size leash, the manufacturers' specs indicate it’s capable for dogs up to 25 pounds. The small size also reduces the dual bungee design to a single bungee chord, and advertises a 24-inch stretch distance from 6 feet to 8 feet, which sounds like that rubber band feeling that I dislike, where it can stretch quickly for too long of a length. Obviously I took all of this into consideration and ordered the medium sized version from Amazon.com.

Overall, the construction quality of the leash is quite good. The metal hardware is strong and sturdy with a unique clasping mechanism that opens up, in lieu of the more familiar sliding clasp design. The black nylon padded hand grip attaches separately to the bungee chords with heavy duty dual metal rings. Shrink-wrapped black rubber nicely protects the bungee points of connection with the hardware.

The stretch distance of this leash appears to be 3 to 4 inches, with a well-balanced amount of tension necessary to actually produce the expansion of the dual bungee chords. If you had a very strong pulling dog, I would image the stretch could be even greater. The whole point of an expanding style leash is to ease the sudden strain on your dog, and your arm, in their moments of pulling, or sudden leaps forward during a walk. I have to say that the dual chord Bun-Gee Pup-ee is very well balanced with its controlled tension when compared to our review of the Spindrift “Max Walker” leash, it quickly stretched 2 feet without a lot of pulling force.

So is the Bun-Gee Pup-ee the perfect expansion type leash? The short answer is it’s a very nice leash with good construction and the proper amount of expansion without the rubber band feeling. However, it is a little on the heavy side for Chloe’s physical size with its dual bungees and it feels like your dog should certainly be heavier to use this leash. Chloe’s size and weight falls right in the middle of the manufacturer’s small and medium size range, making for a not so perfect feel and fit.

On a whole however, I like the leash, so we will probably keep it for now, not to mention I like saying the word, “Bun-Gee Pup-ee!”

The "Bun-Gee Pup-ee" leash.
Unique clasping hardware.
Walking with the "Bun-Gee Pup-ee" leash.

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