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    Default New Winter Coats - Help Please

    Hi


    Its that time of the year and Daisy and Lily have been telling me they need new winter coats so
    I have been browsing and looking at coats by Ruff Wear and Hurrta but cant decide ,so help please.

    I do like the colur red .


    Ruff Wear

    http://www.k9active.co.uk/epages/es1...R01000RCC-0001

    and Hurrta


    http://www.k9active.co.uk/epages/es1...H01000WFJ-0001
    Brian M

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    The only time my two ever wear coats (cheap and cheerful quilted ones from the local pet shop, which they've had for years) is when the temperature drops sharply at night while we're camping, or when they are in their crate out of doors on a cold day at an obedience show - ie both times when they are lying still. Out walking - in any weather - I reckon they already have an extremely efficient coat always with them. It's called dog's hair. Even in wet weather they're OK - I carry a towel to dry them off if we have to wait for a bus, as they can get chilled standing around wet or in a cold wind, but as long as they're moving they'll keep themselves warm. Cavaliers are toy breeds - but they're also spaniels. But your teenage girls know how to twist Dad round their little paws!

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    I'm afraid I'm a terrible "Dogmother" too Kate.
    I'm firmly of the opinion that they can grow their own coat.
    If I were to buy them coats like that they'd be shredded in no time at all,fashion is always the victim in my house.
    However,I will admit to liking the red Hurrta jacket.
    I'd prefer that to the other one as it looks neat and stylish. I always think a splash of colour in winter is lovely.

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    The red Hurrta coat does look very nice. I also must be a bad dog mother as poor Jasper has had the same coat since he was a young dog and is now 11 and half years old, I used to only put it on him when it rained to save him coming in and rubbing his whole body across the carpets, but must admit in the last couple of years I have put it on him more often when it`s cold, he is not that long haired and I worry that he will get cold in his old age. I have bought Ollie a couple of cheap coats, I made the mistake of getting him one last year, but unfortunately he is long in the body and I had to get a longer one, I will put it on him when it rains, he is so long haired, we call him the local road sweeper and he goes along the ground and gets so very dirty, even going out in the garden he comes in black, I dread this time of year.
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    I like the red one.
    Don't worry! I buy coats for Kokoda. But he is a sook when it comes to the cold. Thats what happens when you live in Australia! Plus he hasn't grown much of his own coat as of yet.
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    True, in our weather they shouldn't generally need coats unless they get cold and wet or if the temp drops down around freezing (or when puppies, as they cannot generate enough heat themselves and have little natural coat, or as noted for elderly/ill dogs who will appreciate extra warmth).

    Mine (Leo and Jaspar who have lightweight coats of their own eg fur) wore lycra undersuits (used as drying coats usually) plus a coat back in Dec/Jan when the temp was below zero and there was snow! I often bring along a coat if Leo is likely to get wet as he gets chilled.

    But other than that -- my main use of coats is for rain on city walks. Try bringing in 4 soggy cavaliers several times a day after walks and you quickly opt for a waterproof coat to minimise sogginess...

    But many like them as a fashion statement. one caution -- I'd not put coats on dogs that are active on a normal winter day in the UK/Ireland - eg if they are running and playing. Easy for them to overheat.
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