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    Default My MiniSchnauzer is Cold in Winter

    She is shivering and trembling easily. Esp. in the morning, despite the fact that she has a companion and sleeps in the house.
    Do I have to have a coat for her during the night?

    She has a rain coat, because in low temps she gets really cold.

    Pls share yr experiences.
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    Its funny my roomies dog is like that, he will have a coat on and all but shivers like crazy if he goes out for a piddle and for like 15 mins after it.

    His the little fluffyish one.
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    My old sighthound had a short, thin coat and it can get down to -8 here and I don't use heating at night. So she definitely needed a coat during winter. Also got her a heated pet bed, but I cannot imagine it getting cold enough in Kempsey to need one. Nor a coat I would've thought? I could be wrong. I always thinking that anywhere North of Sydney is warm all year round.

    If you think the dog is really cold, I would just get her a coat. Dogs in the wild usually have lots of bodies to keep them warm and have a different natural coat too.

    I can highly recommend the ones with a zip on the back. The others I've tried - and I tried quite a few - all ended up shifting to one side or coming off.

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    My minis does not like cold weather but hates any jacket. Even trainings at night in the middle of winter he really refuses to wear any. He puts up with rain coat when rains though....
    I personally think they do not need any jacket in Aussie winter....just do not clip too close.

    Perhaps a bit more exercise can help?
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    Never had this with my dog, mind you she is a swiss shepherd and has a fairly thick coat. Still suprised that she doesn't shiver, most of her blood seems to be in her ears haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by hachna View Post
    I personally think they do not need any jacket in Aussie winter....
    You obviously haven't visited Canberra in winter! Most dogs are ok here during the day, but at night and early morning: brrrrr!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    You obviously haven't visited Canberra in winter! Most dogs are ok here during the day, but at night and early morning: brrrrr!
    I did my under at ANU....yes cold

    I looked after my friend's two dogs (kelpie x & staffy x),,,they survived without coats, too.
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    My Pugs all wear coats night and day during Winter. I will take them off during the day if it is a nice day though.
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    My young dog is ok too on our freezing mornings (mind you, the coldest we've had since I've had her was about 0 degrees). But I know for humans, the older you get, the more you seem to feel the cold and I believe this is the same for dogs.

    Don't know how old your Mini is, Marley?

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    Marley is 1 yr old.
    I fear she might play a game with me.

    She has a coat, which she likes to wear.
    But still shivers, when out in some wet weather

    Thanks for all your help.
    What is the one with the zip on the back?
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