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    Sorry to hijack but...

    Do puppies feel the cold more than adult dogs?

    Poppy has a longer coat (I don't think its as long as a pure cav) and this week I have been working early shifts. Usually that means I have to put her out at 6am. I would normally give her her breaky outside before I go.

    But it has been quite cold this week and OH has been on days off/working lates. So I have been taking her out for a toilet break at 6am then putting her back in her crate with her breaky and going to work. She has been having a sleep in with OH and then getting up at 8.30am/9am.

    Last night we got out a huge mink blanket for while we were on the couch watching T.V and she snuggled in with us! It was too cute!

    Anyway, my Q is, do you think a coat would be good for Pop's?

    And if so, which type are better? The type that Liza had in her pics os the type where their little legs go through "arm" holes?

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    Sam just has one of those ones that sits along the back .i gave sam his jacket over-night the other week. the one in my av....i found it lying on the ground in morning with a hole and some fluff pulled out

    my puppy hasn't got one yet she is 4 months, i was worried about size as shes constantly growing but she goes out at 6 in the morning when its all frosty and plays with the chooks and cats ...... and late t night she always goes out for a play before bed - she never shivers - doesnt have much of a coat yet but she seems fine with the cold.

    Both border collies dont seem to mind the cold too much....

    I think the arm ones look warmer - less drafty round the belly but I know of some dogs who dont like them- too clingy etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liza View Post
    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:
    This jacket is exactly the same as Jack's (only his is bigger lol). Molly has the Landa from WeatherBeeta, and I am still to get one for Mia, but it will also be a Weatherbeeta one. I can't really help with day to day wear, as our guys only wear theirs at night when we are camping. They're inside a big proportion of the time as I am home, so they don't need jackets or kennels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Sorry to hijack but...

    Do puppies feel the cold more than adult dogs?

    Anyway, my Q is, do you think a coat would be good for Pop's?

    And if so, which type are better? The type that Liza had in her pics os the type where their little legs go through "arm" holes?

    IMO any dog facing a new temperature is going to feel the cold be this an older dog that has moved to a colder reigon or a pup facing its first winter.
    As for a coat for pop I think you should watch her, when she is outside is she shivering? Does she seem overly reluctant to go out when it is cold outside? when she comes back in does she run to the walmest place she can find? Just ask yourself a few questions like that and if you answer yes then maybe you could look into a coat for her.
    I believe that coated outside dogs aclimatise just fine to the temp changes so they do not need coats except for the really cold times, but dogs that live inside are used to the walmth, as you keep the house confortable for you, and so they need a little extra when they go out, just like you do

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    I got a WeatherBeeta for Cyrus... unfortunately those coats are no good for small dogs.
    They are amazingly warm if he is standing still but as soon as he put his head down the whole back of the coat lifts up and the air goes straight up his back!

    They were nice enough to give me a refund on it at Horse Land

    I put coats on the poodles in the middle of winter when they go outside, even though they have thick wooly coats themselves.
    Going from a nice 25 degree house to -2 outside can be a real shock to the system, so I pop their coats on before they go for either walks, or just out for wees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashaari View Post
    IMO any dog facing a new temperature is going to feel the cold be this an older dog that has moved to a colder reigon or a pup facing its first winter.
    As for a coat for pop I think you should watch her, when she is outside is she shivering? Does she seem overly reluctant to go out when it is cold outside? when she comes back in does she run to the walmest place she can find? Just ask yourself a few questions like that and if you answer yes then maybe you could look into a coat for her.
    I believe that coated outside dogs aclimatise just fine to the temp changes so they do not need coats except for the really cold times, but dogs that live inside are used to the walmth, as you keep the house confortable for you, and so they need a little extra when they go out, just like you do
    Thanks Ash! I have never seen her shivering but the past few mornings when I have taken her out for her toilet break at 6am she has either bolted out, wee'd and then back in again or just sat at the open door looking at me like, what, you want ME to go out there! Lol!

    Tonight I went to close the back door (we usually leave it open for her) as it was cold and she is sleeping with me on the couch so I know she isn't off wee'ing in the house. But I went outside first hoping she would follow and do her business. I stood out there and he sat about 5 metres away INSIDE just looking at me. When I called her a few times she eventually came out, circled my feet and then went to her outside bed and curled up! Haha!

    So we came back in! Might look into a polar fleece coat/jumper for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Thanks Ash! I have never seen her shivering but the past few mornings when I have taken her out for her toilet break at 6am she has either bolted out, wee'd and then back in again or just sat at the open door looking at me like, what, you want ME to go out there! Lol!

    Tonight I went to close the back door (we usually leave it open for her) as it was cold and she is sleeping with me on the couch so I know she isn't off wee'ing in the house. But I went outside first hoping she would follow and do her business. I stood out there and he sat about 5 metres away INSIDE just looking at me. When I called her a few times she eventually came out, circled my feet and then went to her outside bed and curled up! Haha!

    So we came back in! Might look into a polar fleece coat/jumper for her.
    lol yep get that look from the iggy when it is cold or wet outside She will not go out without her jimmyjams lol
    Glad I could help

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Also a good kennel with a flap.
    Anyone have any ideas how to improvise this? Was thinking maybe a blanket nailed over the entrance but want to be sure the dogguns can still get in and out.

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    In the run I've nailed a hessian bag to the front of the large kennel, I've left a slit at one end so that they can see an opening and will push into the kennel. I don't really need to do that now as my lot love kennels and will bust thru anything.

    The nails are only half in so I just push a hessian bag onto the nails, then come winter take the bag away and bin it. If however your kennel is out in the weather (our run has a roof) then I think a cut down tarp or something waterproof would be better as the hessian bags get wet and smelly otherwise.

    There's a cat flat in our glass door (previous owners) how many times I've had visitors with little kids that unlock the flap and the dogs stick their heads thru I'd hate to count. Wish I could fit a big dog door there but the panels not big enough.

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    Thanks! OH thinks I'm crazy but his dog sleeps inside - on the bed, no less! - so he loses all credibility :P

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