UPDATE: Posted my dilemma on several other sites. This site seems to have many unwritten rules, so as not to violate any i won't be including any links. Astatic to announce that because i caught the issue with the harness early, before any permanant damage was done to the dogs skin, the faded fur will in no time return to normal and can already see the dogs natural color returning. And was advised that if i wish to continue using a harness, to find one that fits more better or have one custom made. For now im going to go back to using a traditional collar. Will post many pictures once i figure out how.