The saddle bags on the backpack are where you can load all the gear that your dog is going to be carrying. Bags have at least one big compartment on either side of the bag, and many feature other exterior pockets, smaller compartments and mesh bags. Every pack is going to be different in this regard, and you have to decide how you are going to pack up your dog, and what you want them to carry.
Big Dog Saddle Backpack - Hefty Hounds
Fantastic dog pack with removable saddle bags and two 1L collapsible water bottles... Biggest issue on hikes is making sure Jack Dog has enough water!
This saddle bag boast many compartments for long walks
The includes added features that are ideal for multi-day backpacking, such as removable saddlebags, water bladders, and an internal compression system. On extended trips into the backcountry, being able to quickly and easily remove the saddlebags from your dog while leaving the harness in place can make a big difference for water crossings and rest breaks, and the internal compression system helps keep the load stable and comfortable for efficient movement on the trail. Two collapsible 1-liter hydration bladders fit securely inside the pack, while stash pockets and external loops help you keep your dog’s gear organized. The Palisades Pack holds a larger capacity than the Approach Pack, ranging from 10 L-19 L, depending on the pack size. The Palisades Pack is available in size S-X/XL.
Big Dog Saddlebag (Adopt Me) - Hefty Hounds