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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Winter Gear

I know that lots of places aren't worried about winter yet, but here it is COLD!

I am not much for doggie clothes, boots, etc. but I do have a winter coat and boots for Brody.

For much of the winter he's fine without either. His threshold for the boots seems to be around the -20C/-4F range. Up until that point he'll happily run around outside without any on. When it gets into the -20C range then he'll only run around for a few seconds before he stops in his tracks and starts trying to lift his feet off the ground. Poor guy.

This week is cold. I had to dig out his boots on Monday (as much as I'd like to deny it's winter already) as it's going to be in the -20s all week. This morning it is -23C and much colder with the wind chill (darn north wind). Brrrrrr. It only took him less than a minute to get over the funny walking in the boots this year and he'll happily tromp around outside with them on his feet. He definitely lasts longer out there than I do!

I don't need his coat yet, it seems that -30C or so is the threshold for when he appreciates that.

No pictures. It's too darn cold to try and operate a camera out there. I'm such a wimp. ha ha

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this California girls says Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....

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Burr I'm going to have to look up Fort Saint John to see where in BC you live. I bet you have expensive heating bills! Here in Oregon we have lots of rain I don't know what I would rather live with way to cold or way to wet?

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I grew up and spent most of my life in North Vancouver so I'm much more used to rain. I only came up here for work! The cold is really killing my asthma this year for some reason.

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Only -18C here Tracy. Feels colder. Not sure where wind chill would put that temp.
Lol. I bet Brody appreciated the boots once he got used to them. Must be hilarious watching him at first.
Bucky's very woolly, and he's really been putting on a winter coat this year (that's his shih tzu side). I have a sweater I've put on him a couple times this year, but nothing warmer yet. Fia's so tiny and not used to the cold, so she's got a little coat. She's not fully trained yet, so getting her to go outside at times is a challenge. This morning, she just turned around and went right back to the door.
I used to have a malamute/husky (she went over the rainbow bridge) and I would be able to tell what a winter was going to be like depending on how her winter coat came in.
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Yeah, I considered the cold when I got Brody so I deliberately got him in the spring so he'd be as old as possible when his first real winter hit. I'm sure it would have been fine, but I worried about it. LOL

For him, the boots make a huge difference. He just stops and starts trying to lift his feet off the ground when it gets too cold and he won't go and with boots on he his normal ole self.

At home, it's no problem because we have an indoor system, but at work he needs to go outside!

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What kind of coat does your little one wear in BC winters ? I have thought about getting Rico a snowsuit... but wonder if he really needs one ! In the Colorado plains it occassionally can get below zero.. but not on a daily basis... Karen
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Brody has a Hurrta winter coat. http://www.hurttacollection.com/en/p...winter-jacket/

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I like that jacket and should get one for Rosie because my DH is going to refuse to walk her in this new harness that I bought for her yesterday.

http://www.baxterboo.com/dog/supplie...ket-leash-pink
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I like that jacket and should get one for Rosie because my DH is going to refuse to walk her in this new harness that I bought for her yesterday.

http://www.baxterboo.com/dog/supplie...ket-leash-pink
I think its funny that men get embarrassed about having a girl dog that has pink or cute outfits. My friend wont use the pink leash I like the jacket you got. I tried making some and I like that design.

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