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    I just got Keeda a jacket today - the brand is WeatherBeeta and it's the "Kennel" jacket (they have various types). As she's an outside dog due to the bf's allergies I'm in the process of getting us ready for the colder weather until we can find some anti allergy meds that work (on that note sorry to go off topic but if anyone here's also badly allergic to dogs and asthmatic on top of it and can recommend a anything, please let me know! We're trying to find something that'll help both the sneezing/itchiness/welting and the asthma he gets from being around shedding dogs at the same time as opposed to loading him on a bunch of different drugs).

    Anyway, she seems to be totally fine with the jacket even though she's never had one before. It reminds me of the covers we used on horses at the farm I used to work at back in Alabama - water resistant on the outside, fleece lining on the inside, goes onto the back and sides and is secured by velcro straps across the chest and under the ribcage. Actually, here's what it looks like:
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    I had a WeatherBeeta for my horse back in Canberra. They make the best horse rugs. Was the most durable one he had. And the warmest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashaari View Post
    yeh email me the stuff you want... you can link through my profile page happy to help Measure neck, chest, whither to tail etc
    Thanks ever so much, running round like a headless chook today and over the weekend so will email you everything Monday. Thanks again!!

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    I was also going by the coat that Banjo has. But whatever makes the dog comfortable.

    Anything below 22 with a breeze is cold for a whippet and we got down to 3 last night.

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    Thanks guys!
    He has longish hair (in places) but it quite thin thats what has me a bit worried. The other morning we put him out and he was shivering
    yeah he has a wool mat its like a skin you know? its really nice and warm.. that is on top of a foam mat in a hesian bag.. haha he does try and get it out but doesnt get far, i just push it back in every morning.

    Yeah I think I will just moniter the situation.. im not sure how much colder its going to get here (hopefuly not much i am freezing!) but will look at a velcro or button jacket so he can get out of it if he gets caught ot doesnt want to wear it. Or maybe a jumper?

    thanks for the info about the hot water bottle- i didnt know that it could end up doing the oppisite.. We do have a wheatpack though so will try that out this weekend and if he doesnt rip it to shreads then will use that

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    My two dogs have different types of hair, Chloe's hair is very fine and very very short and Amy's hair it thick and about the length of a short haired Collie's coat.

    We bought a Weatherbeeta for Chloe and she loves it. The velcro is a fantastic idea because it means the dog can also take the jacket of them selves. We have left the jacket on her when going to work, only to come home and she has taken it off and is running around in the sun. But if we put it on her at night she very really takes it off and tends to sleep the whole night comfortably in it.

    Amy has a jacket made of thinner material, almost like polar fleece but maybe a bit lighter. This jacket you have to slip the dogs front legs into and it does up at the back by a large black zip that runs the length of the jacket. We tend to only leave the coat on her at night for sleeping. Because of the thicker hair we find she is fine during the day and just stretches in the sun if she gets to cold.
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    Iv'e gone through 2 jackets with lex 1st one was an ebay one and i wasnt to worried about him absolutly demolishing it, the second one i got from petbarn and it was a 'drizabone' brand so it was expensive expecially for lex's size, its a waterproof canvas outer layer and a wool inner layer ( it even had pockets on it for some reason ) that lastest about 3 days and it was in small peices every where, so no more for him untill he grows out of the puppy age of tearing everything to shreads.. for the time being he has a large metal kennel, which theres no point placing it any where because he can move the whole thing...

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    Also a good kennel with a flap. The puppies are currently sleeping in a cardboard box on it's side in the kitchen with the back door cracked, as the breeze always comes from the back I've put a blanket over the box and down half the front and tucked it under so that they only have a small entry.

    Cate, Whippet Wear make nice coats just for Whippets, not the cheapest but a very good fit. I think there is a photo on somewhere of Kelsey in a blue one. www.whippetwear.com.au

    Ashaari, I might also send the measurements of my boy so you could give us a price?? I like the pj type that I remember your CrestyX was wearing but without the back legs??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz & Banjo View Post
    yeah he has a wool mat its like a skin you know? its really nice and warm.. that is on top of a foam mat in a hesian bag.. haha he does try and get it out but doesnt get far, i just push it back in every morning.
    Ooooh sounds warm....my kids have demolished 2 hessian beds and a fabric-covered foam bed so not sure how they would go with a sheepskin. But a bale of straw only cost me $7 and gives them some insulation, plus even if it gets scattered around the yard a bit it's not as bad as tiny pieces of foam! I thought about jackets but reckon they'd get torn and muddy on my dogs within a day or 2

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    OT - my friends have a Weimeraner who catches roos on their property and keeps them in her kennel overnight for warmth before she eats them in the morning!

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