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View Poll Results: How do you feel about winter coats for dogs?
100% Necessary - Don't leave home without it 27 58.70%
A Too Cute Accessory 2 4.35%
Makes the owner feel better 4 8.70%
Unnecessary, they have fur coats to keep them warm 4 8.70%
Take it or leave it 9 19.57%
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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-03-2014, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Winter Coats for Dogs

I'm going to attempt to create my first poll. Dana and I had been discussing whether or not to get Gibbs a winter coat and she finally decided to get one. She puts it on him when she takes him out, and I don't. To me, he seems plenty content to frolick in the snow.

I'm wondering if there's a general consensus regarding buying dogs winter coats. The poll options will not necessarily be mutually exclusive, so please select the option that best approximates your feelings.

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I bought a coat for Millie a few weeks ago because she is only 15 weeks and actually shivers in the snow. I don't know which category that falls under. When she is full grown, if she doesn't act like she is cold, I'm not sure I will put one on her. They are cute though.
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I bought a coat for Millie a few weeks ago because she is only 15 weeks and actually shivers in the snow. I don't know which category that falls under. When she is full grown, if she doesn't act like she is cold, I'm not sure I will put one on her. They are cute though.
Based upon your reply, you purchased it for her because she shivers in the snow. I consider that a necessity and would vote as such.

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Based upon your reply, you purchased it for her because she shivers in the snow. I consider that a necessity and would vote as such.
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Need a catagory that says "Depends on weather conditions". Leo wears his Hurtta Slush Combat suit when we get really cold rains which are much more common in NC than snow. Additionally, he has a coat that I will put on him if the temps are below freezing and the wind is blowing a lot because the wind separates his fur in such a way as to expose his skin.


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Need a catagory that says "Depends on weather conditions". Leo wears his Hurtta Slush Combat suit when we get really cold rains which are much more common in NC than snow. Additionally, he has a coat that I will put on him if the temps are below freezing and the wind is blowing a lot because the wind separates his fur in such a way as to expose his skin.
So you use the coat when you feel it's necessary.

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It depends on the temperature. Today the high is 17F later this week the high is 13F. My guys NEED coats today. They do shiver if outside for more than 5 min. Even when we hike I put their coats on. They are not hot while hiking either. When we stop if it wet or snowing out without the coat they would shiver. So I will say its a necessity in colder temperatures if outside for extended periods of time. My hikes are an hour and the car ride is 15 min each way.





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Need a catagory that says "Depends on weather conditions". Leo wears his Hurtta Slush Combat suit when we get really cold rains which are much more common in NC than snow. Additionally, he has a coat that I will put on him if the temps are below freezing and the wind is blowing a lot because the wind separates his fur in such a way as to expose his skin.
I agree. On cold rainy days a coat is necessary. Their paws, legs and head get wet and in the car they shiver.





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Colbie does much better with dry/cold weather then wet/cold or even wet/cool weather. I think she likes the coat when it's cold, she just doesn't like to put it on

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Very dependent on where one resides. Here in So. Cal. I would consider it just a cute accessory.


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