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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of vest/jacket for our Vizsla in cold weather?

We have an 11 month old male Vizsla named Peanut and he does not like the cold. If he is out running he does fine, but as soon as he stops he gets cold very quickly and his teeth even chatter! We are going to be moving to an area that is even colder and I was trying to figure out what kind of vest to get him. We will be getting him a neoprene vest for hunting, but for everyday use around the yard I wanted to get something else. So, a puffy nylon vest, fleece vest, fleece lined nylon vest? There are so many to choose from! The average temperature where we are moving in the winter is anywhere between 20-40 degrees F. It can get a lot colder than that as well. It doesn't rain a lot, but does snow. I don't want to waste money on something that doesn't keep him warm enough or protect him from rain/snow, and I also don't want to go overboard and get something that keeps him too warm. Any suggestions? I've been looking on ebay and amazon and almost bought the Casual Canine north paw puffy dog vest. But i thought that might be too warm. Then I almost bought just a fleece vest, but figured it would get wet and not keep him warm enough.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 08:29 AM
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Re: What kind of vest/jacket for our Vizsla in cold weather?

http://www.chillydogs.ca/index.php/product/index/30

These are really well made.
Our girl gets cold quicker than most, but she'll run happily in temps well below freezing with her coat on.
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Re: What kind of vest/jacket for our Vizsla in cold weather?

Another vote for the link Mischa posted. Great product.



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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 03:06 PM
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Re: What kind of vest/jacket for our Vizsla in cold weather?

I like the chilly dogs for on leash walks and hikes at the cottage.

However, my favourite fit and product for Coco is
http://www.ruffwear.com/dog_coats

The two that we use regularly are:

Cloud Chase
storm-ready soft shell jacket
She wears this jacket when it is snowing or damp cold for serious activity (Snowshoeing, Cross country skiing?skate skiing, Backcountry skiing.

The jacket she wears the most is the [b]Climate Change[/b]rô (sunny, dry winter days) insulation from the cold. She wears this jacket trail running, Hiking, In-town excursions on a cold dry day or ice fishing..
It provides Coco additional warmth and insulation from the elements

Winters in NWO are cold and long - and I got kinda crazy with jackets and collars. All three jackets fit perfectly, however the ruff wear is really fantastic for activity.

The picture is of Coco posing for you wearing her Climate Changer.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 04:35 PM
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Re: What kind of vest/jacket for our Vizsla in cold weather?

Chilli dogs all the way.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 06:45 PM
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Re: What kind of vest/jacket for our Vizsla in cold weather?

I vote for Fountain dog jackets.well made, insulated and waterproof It even has a terrycloth lining.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 09:30 PM
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Re: What kind of vest/jacket for our Vizsla in cold weather?

I really like the fleece vest from Rivers West. we use the blaze orange one during hunting season but also on our walks on those cold winter days. www.riverswest.com/pointer_vest_solid.html
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 09:49 PM
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Re: What kind of vest/jacket for our Vizsla in cold weather?

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http://www.chillydogs.ca/index.php/product/index/30

These are really well made.
Our girl gets cold quicker than most, but she'll run happily in temps well below freezing with her coat on.
I hadn't seen these before!! Sammy had a coat, but it was a "this'll do" coat for this winter. I want to get him something better for next winter. What a great product!
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 11:16 PM
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Re: What kind of vest/jacket for our Vizsla in cold weather?

For those of you with the ChillyDog jackets... do you have the "all breed" or "long & lean" size?

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 02:11 PM
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Re: What kind of vest/jacket for our Vizsla in cold weather?

Lui has the "all breed" jacket.

Hasnt needed it lately, as it has been hovering above 20 degrees celcius for hte last week or so.

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