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Elite KIG (Garmin Tracking Collar Protector)

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Introducing the All New Elite KIG (Garmin Tracking Collar Protector). 

The Elite KIG is the ultimate in Garmin Tracking Collar protection. Composed of 1050 Ballistics, Double Layered Kevlar, Impact Gel and 1000D Cordura. The Elite KIG offers an extremely high level of protection along with flexibility and comfort. Unlike hard aluminum or plastic boxes which can be extremely uncomfortable and hinder a dogs movement; the Elite KIG's flexible materials and low profile offer the maximum in protection without compromising your dogs mobility and comfort. The Impact Gel also greatly reduces the jarring of a tracking units internal components. Compatible with TT15, T5 and DC50 Garmin tracking collars. TT15 and T5 Mini options are also available upon request.

Cut Gear Customer Review

Posted on August 16, 2019 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Thank you to Rodolfo of Texas for this awesome unboxing and cut gear review video of his new custom Dogo Argentino Catch vest.


#SouthernCrossCutGear #DogoArgentino #CustomCutGear #UltraFlexCatch

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Southern Cross Elite Catch Vest

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)


ELITE Catch Vest- $249.99

The Southern Cross Elite Catch Vest is the first vest in our all new Elite Line of gear. Fitting to its name, this vest is the most advanced design we have ever created. Incorporating all of the technology from our highly popular SPEC-OPS and Ultra Flex Lines and then taking it to the next level. This is truly the most advanced catch dog vest ever created. Extreme protection, coverage, flexibility, and unmatched form fit make the Elite Catch Vest an unbeatable addition to the Southern Cross line up.



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Dog Bloom Supplements

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Along with providing your pack with the best possible protection, Southern Cross Cut Gear, your canine athletes need a premier nutrional supplement. Hog hunting takes a lot out of a working dog, in order to be at their absolute best in the woods they need endurance mentally and physically. Dog Bloom Supplements will make sure your dog is performing at his or her highest ability in the woods, in the bay pen, or at any other sport in which your dog may compete. We, at Southern Cross Cut Gear, have been utilzing Dog Bloom products for years to insure our canine athletes are given every nutrional advantage possible. 

Dog Bloom VM Supreme: the most well rounded canine vitamin supplement on the market!



The highest level vitamin-mineral supplement for dogs especially formulated for high stress conditions. Nothing like it anywhere! Contains all 16 recognized vitamins at highly effective levels for heavy stress: Racing and heavy training. Hunting dogs. During pregnancy and lactation. Stud dogs. Heavy show schedules and exposure. Hyperactive dogs. During periods of illness, worm infestations, and worming. Puppies and growing dogs. Allergic Dogs Dry flaky skin & Poor Coat. This product can be safely used on any dogs or pups whether under stress or not! 96% success rate in relieving skin allergy symptoms and dry flaky skin!

Dog Bloom Xtrabloom Wate: From the woods to the welping box, Dog Bloom Xtrabloom Wate will keep your dogs looking and performing at their absolute best!


Excellent Source of essential fatty acids for: Underweight or finicky eaters, Improving skin and coat condition, Energy boost during times of illness or convalescing, A MUST IN EVERY BREEDING PROGRAM! Given during last week of pregnancy maintains bitches energy levels and increases liveliness of newborns for more vigorous live born. PROVEN! Bitches produce higher quality and quantity of milk maintains peak condition of bitches for quicker recycling and rebreeding.


Impact Zone Enhanced Southern Cross Line

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (1)

As one of the oldest cut gear companies around, we have had the benefit of seeing nearly 20 years of wear and tear on our gear. For the past three years we have been taking in old gear on trade. Many have asked us why we do this and now we can give you that answer. Aside from helping out our loyal customers, we have been creating a log of literally thousands of hog hits on these vests. All scrapes and tears that we believe to be a characteristic of a hog cut, have been recorded and then entered into a digital representation of our vests. This data has allowed us to precisely pinpoint the areas on our gear that are most likely to receive a blow from a hog. We have already taken the results of this data and implemented them in our Southern Cross line of vests. For the past year all new production Southern Cross “Full”, “Catch” and “Strike” vests have been beefed up with “Impact Zone Technology”. What this means is that in addition to the already tough layer of coated military grade Kevlar and water resistant polyfelt that is sandwiched between two layers of true 1000D mil-spec Cordura, we have added a second bi-layer of Kevlar to the high impact areas. This means double the protection where it counts, while adding little more than an ounce to the overall weight. While other companies would surely charge extra for this added protection, we have been providing it the past year at no increased cost and will continue to do so. This project has been all about how can we make our products better and keep dogs safer all while passing on absolutely no price increase to our customers. We have achieved this by reinforcing one of the most trusted lines of cut gear around by creating the “Impact Zone Enhanced Bi-Layered Southern Cross Line”. Keep your pack out of the vet and by wearing the best… Southern Cross Cut Gear

Ted Nugent and his Southern Cross Gear

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Had the pleasant surprise last week of a phone call from Ted Nugent. His beloved dog Happy had been injured on a hunt in South Florida and Ted wanted to get him suited up and well protected. Mr. Nugent does a lot to fight for our rights as gun owners and hunters, so it was truly a honor to be able to gear up Happy. Thank you for choosing Southern Cross Cut Gear Mr. Nugent and we all wish Happy a quick road to recovery, so he can get back in the woods doing what he loves!

Too Tight Bay Oct. 2014

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Had a great time this past weekend at TooTight Bay Pen with some wonderful people. I would like to thank everyone that came by the Southern Cross booth to hang out with us and all the folks that worked hard all weekend to put on another great bay! Can't wait for the next one!


Garmin Announces T5 and TT15 GPS Dog Tracking Collars

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Garmin® Introduces New Collars for Astro® and Alpha® Dog Tracking and Training Systems

12 JUNE 2014 @ 6:00 AM / OUTDOOR/FITNESS /


OLATHE, Kan. /June 12, 2014/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced two new GPS-enabled collars, the TT 15 and T 5, for its industry-leading Astro and Alpha dog tracking and training systems.


“These new collars give sporting dog owners what they’ve been asking for – things like better satellite reception and optional vibration in a rugged design,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “These new devices demonstrate the commitment by Garmin and Tri-Tronics to continue innovating in the sporting dog market.”


The new TT 15 dog device allows you to track and train sporting dogs up to nine miles away. New in this unit is the addition of GLONASS satellite technology. When using GPS and GLONASS satellites together, sporting dog owners will spend less time waiting for the collar to acquire satellites before the hunt, and the collar will better maintain its location even in heavy cover and deep canyons during the hunt.


The TT 15 also adds a vibration stimulation option, to match individual dogs’ temperament. Incorporating vibration into a training plan is also an ideal way to silently issue a command to a dog. Like previous models, the TT 15 has 18 levels of continuous or momentary stimulation, as well as tone. Battery life varies from 24 to 48 hours, depending on the user-specified update rate.


For hunters who want a dog’s perspective of the hunt (third-party mounting harness sold separately), they can pair the Garmin VIRB™ high-definition action camera with the TT 15 and control it remotely from the Alpha 100 handheld.


The T 5 is a tracking-only version of the TT 15. The T 5 has the same GLONASS compatibility, without any stimulation capability. Both the TT 15 and the T5 are compatible with the Alpha 100 or the Astro 320 handhelds. Tracking, but no stimulation, is possible when pairing the Astro 320 with the TT 15.


These collars are sold in two new bundles. The Astro bundle contains an Astro 320 and T 5, while the Alpha bundle contains an Alpha 100 and a TT 15. New to the Alpha bundle is an included one-year subscription to high-resolution BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, which depicts aerial views of trees and man-made structures. The new collars are also sold separately as an upgrade to existing Astro and Alpha systems, but users must download a free software update to their handheld before pairing the new collar by visiting The new devices are expected to be available in July 2014.


The TT 15 and T 5 are the latest innovations in Garmin’s growing outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies to enhance users’ outdoor experiences and their relationships with their canine companions. Whether it’s hiking, hunting, golfing, geocaching, dog training, or capturing it all on video, Garmin devices are essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to, and


About Garmin International Inc.

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin, Tri-Tronics, Astro, and Alpha are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.


Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:


This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2013, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


FCC Notice:


The T 5 and TT 15 GPS-enabled collars have not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. These devices are not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.