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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-11-2019, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking for a light jacket for my V. Any suggestions? TIA
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-11-2019, 07:55 PM
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for what purpose? ie hunting, Hi=Viz road walking etc etc

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-12-2019, 12:11 AM
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Goldpaw makes stretchy fleece pullover jackets that is lightweight, and they are very reasonably priced and available in many colors.

www.goldpawseries.com
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I purchased one last year for my male V and they make quality products. I tad speedy, but worth it IMHO. https://ruffwear.com/

Also, Chewy.com has a good overall basic selection.

FWIW. I would get the wraparound (Velcro or clip in) ones. My male V HATES his paws touched and the form fitted ones did not work for me. Plus V's are a tad restless when they're ready to go on a walk and installing jackets, from my experience, can be frustrating. My female V is a bit more conforming installing apparel.
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"Light jacket"? What purpose and what's the climate?

B/C of their high energy, they don't need "Light".....their exercise will keep them warm. Except in the middle of winter when there's a lot of snow and you're out ll day, in which case, you need at least medium to heavy weight, and one that wraps around their chests..those top covers with the belly straps are useless.

For Vermont winters, we like: Weatherbeeta.com
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I agree with gingerling. We start using jackets, here in the northeast, when temps get below 55F-ish.

And should have mentioned in the earlier post, we got this specific one and works very well. It's amazing the heat that is generated when you take off the coat after exercising them. https://ruffwear.com/collections/win...quinzee-jacket
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I've been wondering the same thing. I live in Seattle and I have my first Vizsla, a girl named Juno! I bought a medium sized puffer jacket from Petsmart hoping she'd grow into it by winter time. In seattle, we don't get a whole lot of snow, but it can still be really chilly in the winter time. The jacket has fleece lined straps about four inches wide that go over the sternum and brisket. Will this do anything for her? We also get a lot of rain, wind, and have much colder outlier days. Assuming she does nothing but medium to hard workouts in this weather, what kind of clothes would she need?

Seattle Weather Averages:
October (High) 61° (Low) 47°
November (High) 52° (Low) 41°
December (High) 47° (Low) 36°
January (High) 49° (Low) 37°
February (High) 51° (Low) 37°
March (High) 55° (Low) 40°
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I've been wondering the same thing. I live in Seattle and I have my first Vizsla, a girl named Juno! I bought a medium sized puffer jacket from Petsmart hoping she'd grow into it by winter time. In seattle, we don't get a whole lot of snow, but it can still be really chilly in the winter time. The jacket has fleece lined straps about four inches wide that go over the sternum and brisket. Will this do anything for her? We also get a lot of rain, wind, and have much colder outlier days. Assuming she does nothing but medium to hard workouts in this weather, what kind of clothes would she need?

Seattle Weather Averages:
October (High) 61° (Low) 47°
November (High) 52° (Low) 41°
December (High) 47° (Low) 36°
January (High) 49° (Low) 37°
February (High) 51° (Low) 37°
March (High) 55° (Low) 40°
Brisket, huh?

Every Vizsla responds differently to the weather, so it's best to see how she does...she'll clearly let you know if she's cold by trembling and tucking her tail. Otherwise assume she's OK.

A note about coats and other specialty items: Use the internet to source high quality, high performance stuff, what you get in Petsmart isn't typically up to their needs. So, if she needs a coat, for now, a cheap one that has a full wrap under her chest (no straps!) is fine, she'll out grow it anyways..but when she's fully grown, if she needs a coat, get her a really high quality one like some recs in this thread.
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Thanks Gingerling! I know Petsmart doesn't carry the highest quality items, and it was mainly to get her used to wearing clothes in the first place. I checked out some of the links already posted on the thread and they look great. We've used Weatherbeeta for the horses I ride and they're a really well made line of blankets! I didn't even know they made stuff for dogs. I'll look into more of the things they offer there. Will I really have to worry about her overheating at all? I know Vermont and Seattle aren't exactly the same climate, we're much more moderate in the west! Would you suggest I just experiment with different things they offer? Or do you have a favorite for when the temperatures there are closer to Seattle's climate? Thank you so much!

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We use heavy duty stuff up here, especially b/c we're out all day. It's just too cold not to.

In Seattle, though, I would see how she does. Don't assume she needs anything, she'll really let you know if she does, all that activity tends to keep them warm. If she begins to shiver, you want to get something that keeps her warm but doesn't over heat her. I have a few coats with varying levels of insulation depending on the conditions and the work out, so you can add to her wardrobe as necessary.

You can start with this: https://www.weatherbeeta.com/weather...-lite-dog-coat, the one I got a couple years back had a really warm fleece lining and a nylon water repellent shell, which worked great in "moderate" cold, which is probably colder than Seattle.

Don't forget to give plenty of water in the winter, btw...they can get as dehydrated (With or without a coat) as the summer.
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