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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old 09-13-2012, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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The great coat debate.

So I know people have made some mentions about what coat they use for their pups in winter but as the cold is coming in the mornings it is reminding me that we need a new one for Mac.

So with that in mind let us now test the power of the is forum. What coat should I get. I would like one that has a weather proof outer lining that is warm too.

I await your suggestions...oh by the way we are in the UK.

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post #2 of 72 (permalink) Old 09-14-2012, 04:19 AM
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Grab a good old Aussie Drizabone!!! ;D A quick Google should dig up a reseller somewhere.......

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Re: The great coat debate.

Right I want to open this one to all those in the US too as I am now going to be traveling to the US in a week so I can get him a coat while there.

So now I am open to suggestions from the UK and the US.
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I won't be much help because I don't put coats on my dogs when running them. We very seldom get temps lower than the teens. As long as the dogs are running they never get cold. I use neoprene vests and mushers secret for duck/goose hunting. Love Filson products if they need protection from cactus,wild rose or mesquite tree thorns.

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We use wool sweaters from Wag Wear. They seem to be more comfortable than any coat we've tried They won't work when it's raining though. Also, it doesn't cover much of the under-belly, but I think they would be too hot it it did. We only use them on REALLY cold days.

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Re: The great coat debate.

Last year I bought coats from a company called Chilly Dogs, based in Canada. Have a look at their website - it gives lots of info on the various types available. They also make them breed-specific. I got a light raincoat, a fleece, and a raincoat-fleece combo, all of which I have used frequently depending on the weather. They wash well too, and deliver to the UK. Happy shopping!
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You can actually buy them in the UK. I was thinking I might try the new waterproof one for Boris. As he is a wirehaired boy don't think he needs to keep warm, more of a" I don't want wet muddy dog in the house"??? Would the new Trail Blazer waterproof be too warm for him? Has anybody tried them?

My other problem is he is nearly 9 months and weighs 26 Kilos how do I judge how much more he is going to grow so that I get one big enough for him to grow into?
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I am sorry but why would you want a coat for your dog in the UK, the weather is never that bad and in reality these are hardy gundogs. When Darcy is wet I towel dry her down, I never let her lie in her bed wet.

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Darcy I would agree with you, but my dogs get a walk in the afternoon and then they hang around while I feed and do evening stable for my horse - sometimes in the Jeep other times pottering around the yard. This is when they get cold.

Yes I towel them down when we get home, but sometimes if I am rushing off to work and it is pouring with rain it is easier to keep them dry in the first place. Also when Boris was swimming in the spring - he would be shivering all over by the time we got home - so an equifleece was ideal for this as if I put this on him before putting him in the car it wicked the wet away from his coat and kept him warm. Maybe this year being older he will have more body fat and won't need one.
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I respect your use a coat on your dog,hotmischief and this is what makes this such a great forum. We can all chat polity and come up with different opinions all of which are great, in the end we all have one good thing in common and that's the love and welfare of our dogs.
This is a photo of Darcy in her towelling dog bag, it's great for sticking her in when she is cold and wet,then putting her in the car for her journey home.It keeps the car clean and the body heat produced while she is in the bag keeps her cosy...
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