Dog coat recommendations please
@epicyclo yes Ridgebacks. Even have a coat for hot weather, waste of money in thiis weather/country, if there isn’t a lot of shade that you wet and the evaporation keeps them cool. They are a little bit of hard work to look after if you are out in heat, cold wet for extended periods of time but does give me peace of mind.
Only really use the rain jacket as nothing worse than a dog that’s soaked. Bought the lined coats about 3 years ago when it was dropping to -10.Posted 4 years agoernie_lynchMember
The OP didn’t ask people’s opinions on whether a dog coat is a good idea. Personally I think it’s a daft idea but that doesn’t help them in their quest to find the best available dog coat. And they are not going to change their mind because of what I think. Therefore I don’t see the point of unsolicited opinions.Posted 4 years ago
its a lab for Christ sake, poor a bucket of water on it and see what happens, it rolls off like from a duck!
Not entirely true!
I scoffed when the mrs suggested a coat but sticking it on when its peeing down saves a lot of towelling off when you get home. For that reason alone we have onePosted 4 years agorolymoMember
Probably depends on the breed, but having bought two different coats for a short haired Patterdale I’ve come to the conclusion that in spite of two wet summers and a hard winter in the lakes on the fells he prefers to go without. More to do with our expectations than their ability to cope.Posted 4 years agosweepyMember
We put a coat on our collie particularly on canoe trips. He can’t move around to generate his own heat when in the boat and he sometimes shivers without. Three peaks one is good and not too hot.Posted 4 years ago
We are often out for a week and we want him to enjoy himself as much as we do.epicycloSubscriber
crikey – Member
Get a hyena, stop messin’ abaaaat!
Had a hyena when I was a kid in the bush in Africa. Didn’t last long though – took a chunk out of a neighbour’s thigh so it got the lead pill. They’re not good pets btw – they stink.
The Ridgebacks I see these days look more like Labs than what I remember. They were very large rangy muscular dogs, and all sorts of colours.Posted 4 years ago
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