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I am looking into getting Tucker a coat for cold weather/snow here, and I only want to get one, not half a dozen. Anyone got advise on good ones?

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I have two I really like for Panda and Kodi. (Pixel has a whole wardrobe she inherited from a friend whose Papillon passed away, but those clothes don't fit the other two!!! LOL) But I'm in bed now. If I forget, give me a poke tomorrow, and I'll get the brand for you.
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I have the Hurtta Summit for Migo, and I love how it's designed. It seems quite warm, but I will probably get the extreme for when we go to the mountains this winter.

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Do they actually need a winter coat with all of that hair? I had one for my Dalmatian when she was in the US in the winter, but didn't think with how furry Perry is, even in a puppy cut, that he needed one.
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Do they actually need a winter coat with all of that hair? I had one for my Dalmatian when she was in the US in the winter, but didn't think with how furry Perry is, even in a puppy cut, that he needed one.
Their coats are pretty useless when it comes to weather proofing. They don't have the thick, insulating undercoat that "outdoor dogs" have, and their hair wicks up water like a sponge. They are also small enough that they don't have the body mass to keep warm out in the cold for longer periods.

Mine run out to potty without coats, but any time they will be outdoors for any period of time, (on a walk or in the car) they wear coats.
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Sheri, the coats I like best are Petrageous brand, Kodiak model: https://www.chewy.com/petrageous-kod...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

The way these are constructed, there is a wide band that goes between the front legs to cover the belly. Then two wide straps that velcro together on top of the coat on the dog's back. these are the only coats that aren't a pain in the neck for me to put on my long coated dogs without getting all their hair caught in the velcro. They are cordura nylon, so water resistant on the outside. Kodi's is older than Panda's, and his is MUCH puffier, with a lot of insulation and a smooth nylon interior that doesn't mat him at all. The ones they make now are not as puffy, but for a dog with a lot of coat, it still seems to be enough. It really keeps the wind off them, which seems to be the biggest thing. Panda's has a flannel lining, and I was a little worried about matting when I first got it. but it does seem to be OK.

I wish they were still as good as Kodi's old one, but I still like them better than anything else I've seen.

Both Kodi and Panda wear the small... it's a teeny bit short in the back for Kodi, and a teeny bit big for Panda. It would swim on Pixel, but I think Tucker is sort of between Kodi and Panda, isn't he? (Kodi is 11 1/2", 17 lbs, Panda is just over 10", and 13 1/2 lbs)
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Thank you, Karen! Yes, Tucker is close to Kodi's size, but not quite. I'll be looking that up.

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My breeder recommended either the Petrageous or the Foggy Mountain ones, which are pricier but I like how they look and the fact that they held down by criss cross straps. Plus they make a longer version which she said works well with Havanese.

Since Henry will be growing this winter I'll probably do a couple of inexpensive ones until he reaches his full size.
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I ordered a Small Aqua Petrageous Kodiak model. Thanks!

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Layla has the small red Petrageous Kodiak coat. We ordered it for her last winter. It worked great and we had a very cold winter here in Eastern Washington. I'm sure since you live in a similar climate, Tucker's gonna be toasty warm!
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