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    ok I ended up getting a "pawrino" 100% wool coat Canine Spirit : Pawrino Merino Dog Coat
    and will go for a polar fleece as a back up.

    I have always thought dog coats looked silly but now we have a dog and its getting cold...
    1 last question. Do you think putting a coat on a dog would stop its natural fur coat building up to the heavy winter layer it would naturally get to? Or in the wild dogs slept in packs so help keep each other warm?

    re the arthritis- he in 7 this year- and just got back from a 10km run... he is having Sachas blend each day but fingers crossed- so far he seems ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetboy View Post
    ok I ended up getting a "pawrino" 100% wool coat Canine Spirit : Pawrino Merino Dog Coat
    and will go for a polar fleece as a back up.

    I have always thought dog coats looked silly but now we have a dog and its getting cold...
    1 last question. Do you think putting a coat on a dog would stop its natural fur coat building up to the heavy winter layer it would naturally get to? Or in the wild dogs slept in packs so help keep each other warm?

    re the arthritis- he in 7 this year- and just got back from a 10km run... he is having Sachas blend each day but fingers crossed- so far he seems ok.
    Good choice.

    No, I don't think so. As far as I'm concerned the coat is designed to keep the dog warm, nothing else.

    I am sure it doesn't affect their fur coat.

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    I think humans have selectively bred dogs to grow coats that suit us, not necessarily the conditions they are living in.

    I love polar fleece as I can make up coats out of it quickly, it's cheap and dries fast when you need to wash it. But it's easily torn if you have more than one dog. I've just put a weatherbeeta one on one of my dogs tonight which is nce and tough. It's good to go over the top of other coats if it's really cold and you're dressing them in layers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    I love polar fleece as I can make up coats out of it quickly, it's cheap and dries fast when you need to wash it. But it's easily torn if you have more than one dog. I've just put a weatherbeeta one on one of my dogs tonight which is nce and tough. It's good to go over the top of other coats if it's really cold and you're dressing them in layers.
    yeh we are the same here. We make em
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetboy View Post
    Hi- we have a 7 yr old dalmatian who is sleeping outside in a dog kennel (although he has free access during the day to indoors). Will a dalmatian get a thick enough coat during the real chill of winter? We are in a cool mountian region....It was 5 degrees here last night! I want to get a warm comfy coat for him to sleep in, will not need to be waterproof or windproof, but nice and snuggly. Am I crazy? Can anyone recommend anything?
    Thanks in advance.
    Your not crazy! My dogs get coats on in winter and they sleep inside!

    But when your shopping for one(if you havent already bought one) definantly get one you can throw in the washing machine.
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    ahh thanks for making this thread, now I wont have to

    this is pretty much perfect for mine as well, because every blanket I get him lasts 1 night and I spend ten minutes the next morning picking up all the little pieces of blanket left all over the yard!

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    I would go for a waterproof coat even though he does have a good kennel.

    Midnight toilet trips or the kennel springing a leak is a great way for him to get a chill.
    Mine have waterproof ones lined with (fake) sheepskin.

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