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Temperature for sweaters and coats?

Hi All - The weather is getting chilly and I'm wondering when you all put the sweaters and coats on. Eli has a short puppy cut. Even though it's never dropped below the 40s the wind can be brutal. I'm wondering if there's a rule of thumb for when to start putting layers on them. Thanks!
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Hi All - The weather is getting chilly and I'm wondering when you all put the sweaters and coats on. Eli has a short puppy cut. Even though it's never dropped below the 40s the wind can be brutal. I'm wondering if there's a rule of thumb for when to start putting layers on them. Thanks!
Kodi is in full coat, but isn't happy when it is either really windy (along with the cold) or wet and cold. He lets me know when he needs a coat!<g>

This year, though, he hasn't needed one for warmth yet. He has needed his raincoat a few days. I seem to remember that it needed to be below freezing and windy before he needed a coat last winter. Pretty much when I wanted a hat and gloves.


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I will put a coat on her when I can see my breath or if I need hat and gloves.

If it's too cold she lets me know by refusing to move(sometimes even when she is wearing a coat)

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Mine are in full coat also and seem to have enough hair to not need clothes. They have clothes but maybe because we live in Canada they are more accustomed to harsh temperatures. Usually the one freezing is me in the winter, fully dressed, waiting for them to finish romping around. Sometimes when it's - 40ish with a nasty wind adding a wind chill they are more than happy to go out and do their business and come right back in, those are usually nights my teeth are chattering in seconds in my skidoo suit, big mittens and scarves. I call them nights not fit for woman nor beasts.


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Stella is used to the cold living in North Dakota. She stays out and plays in the snow without a coat or sweater unless the wind chill is 25 below zero or more. When it gets that cold, she runs out, does her business and runs back in

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I do put a coat on Gucci when it gets really cold, or her fur harness (friend of ours made it from scraps and sewed it on to this harness/coat thing I bought) It really keeps her warm and we get so many compliments or looks! lol

It is kinda funny, but gucci loves it, she'll sleep on top of it if I leave it on the floor..

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I broke down and got an ugly orange rain/wind vest thing at Petsmart. He looked so miserable this morning. I now see what everyone was talking about. It is HARD to find something that is long enough but narrow through the chest.

meh... The one I got was on sale so I don't mind that it isn't a perfect fit. The goal is to keep more parts of him dry.

I will order one of those custom ones when he stops growing. I liked this one because it had arms. Jack's legs are always soaked.

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I broke down and got an ugly orange rain/wind vest thing at Petsmart. He looked so miserable this morning. I now see what everyone was talking about. It is HARD to find something that is long enough but narrow through the chest.

meh... The one I got was on sale so I don't mind that it isn't a perfect fit. The goal is to keep more parts of him dry.

I will order one of those custom ones when he stops growing. I liked this one because it had arms. Jack's legs are always soaked.

http://www.royalfifi.net/index.php?p...mid=71&lang=en
For raincoats I also like the Hurtta Raincoats. I bought Hurtta winter coats for the boys and they fit great. The only downside is, you have to get them shipped from Europe. I must have measured my boys a dozen times to make sure the fit would be just right. For your viewing pleasure, here's Scudder modeling one of the coats
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Scudder looks thrilled......

I am going to wait until next year before I splurge on an expensive one. I have no idea how big Jack is going to get. Who knows maybe he will be fine with the cold, unlike his wimpy owner.

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For raincoats I also like the Hurtta Raincoats. I bought Hurtta winter coats for the boys and they fit great. The only downside is, you have to get them shipped from Europe. I must have measured my boys a dozen times to make sure the fit would be just right. For your viewing pleasure, here's Scudder modeling one of the coats
The Hurtta winter coat is gorgeous! With Eli being only 5 months old he's not done growing so I hesitate to spend too much money on a custom coat. However, i've been looking in pet store boutiques and their coats are pretty pricey so custom starts to make more sense. After his last cut DH and I decided we'd grow his hair out some for added warmth. Thanks for the lead on Hurtta!
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