I love Sophie's long coat but it mats sooo easy. I did a horse photo shoot this weekend and took her into the indoor arena before the shoot to let her race and play with Rita the Parson Russell. She had the time of her life! But came home with huge mats most under her, with the arena dirt caked in them. No way I could comb them out so have been cutting big hunks of hair off of her for 2 days now.
She's going to be bald soon!
So tried these tonight for the first time, they are called Muddy Mutts and covers her undercarriage. The top of her is not covered which is nice since she gets hot easily but you can put a coat on over it if you want.
Seem to be comfortable for her. After the initial few duck walk steps she seemed to forget about it being on and ran as usual on her walk, albeit a little "higher" than usual.
Was very pleased though how well she did and it stayed on. She had no trouble peeing (it's fitted for boy dogs too)
It does cover up the majority of her problem areas underneath which I am hoping will help a lot with the mats (that come with her being wet and dirty when she goes goofy in the rain).
I also like the reflective strips on the legs. You can tighten around the bottom of each sleeve with a velcro strap.
I had a bugger of a time getting it on her. She was thinking "NEW TOY" and was hard for me to get her front paws especially, through the opening being careful not to hurt her. (I am a proponent of as little scolding as possible while learning new, somewhat unpleasant things like this so in the long run she won't hate to see the muddy mutt come out). Back legs were easier to put in.
Having had my sweet Hallie doxie and Jessie before her, I worry a lot about their backs, knees, etc and I worried a little that the muddy mutts straps across the back may put pressure or throw her gait off enough to do some damage. There was absolutely nothing that told me that, just something I worry about and after a while I didn't worry nearly as much. It seems to give her plenty of range of motion and be comfortable.
So far it's 4 paws up! I would have gotten video but it was dark when we went out but here are a couple pics.
And the web site
Muddy Mutts Underbody Dog Apparel | Muddy Mutts