Doggie clothes…

I've posted this before and ended up with one link that helped a little, but perhaps the folks who already have clothes for their dog can add some more input here…

I heard someone say sweaters for their dogs... Where in the heck do you find sweaters that FIT a B? Everything I find is either too tight or too loose... Someone must have found special B clothes somewhere...

I tried to get Tuck into a quilted jacket thingy this past weekend (it has leg and arm holes with small sleeves) and it seemed to fit until I tried to get his last leg in it. I almost got bit for my troubles and I almost had to cut the damn thing off of him - obviously too tight. It was a medium. Tuck measures 14" from base of neck to start of tail and the size chart said it would fit. Right! A large swallows him, of course, but would make a good 'homeless basenji' Halloween costume...

I did find a 'coat', the type that velcro across the chest (in front of the front legs) and velcros under his chest (between front and back legs) but this seems to be quite open underneath and doesn't seem like it would do the job totally in keeping Tuck warm... Furthermore, the velcro 'straps' are too long and I'm going to have to get it altered. I can't wait to see their faces when I come in to get alterations done for my dog... :rolleyes:

Please help! It's getting into the 30's here in the DC area and it won't be too long before little Tuck is shivering while he's pooping...

Standard PetSmart and PetCo clothes just don't seem to fit basenjis because of their lithe build... 😞

I have some websites for you that sell Coats, and sweaters, the websites are: www.ruffwear.com/K-9overcoat, www.thecompanyofdogs.com, www.sitstay.com. I love the K-9 overcoat and will be ordering one myself for my B, Sahara. I got her some jackets and sweaters from Old Navy also, alot cheaper than the websites, for everyday wear. If I were you I would get the K-9 coat b/c it snows so much where you live, and the fact that you measure your dog from neck to base of tail for a nice fit. Good Luck, Gotta keep our furbabies warm. haha!!!!! For you check out the website www.Amazon.com for Basenji clothes for you. They are so cute!!!!!! I plan on ordering some for myself and hubby!!!!

The only clothes Hollie has are her bomber jackets (given to us by my sis-in-law – they use to fit her ex's whippets [hollie's b & whippet mix]) and her M & M sweater from M&M World in Las Vegas. My mom brought back the sweater… guess we were lucky it fit!!

Good luck!!

We found some good down coats at old navy. The detachable hood lasted about 30 seconds, but they don't mind the coats at all.

Dan

I usually have pretty good luck with the dog clothes sold at Target… especially the knit sweaters. they seem to fit my b's well.... I have also made them some clothes in the past... out of fleece... they're not pretty, but they keep them warm!

@youngandtired:

I have some websites for you that sell Coats, and sweaters, the websites are:

Ruffware K-9 Overcoat: www.amazon.com/Ruffwear-Overcoat-Abrasion-Resistant-Insulated-Jacket/dp/B00LHWLUSG/r,

www.thecompanyofdogs.com, www.sitstay.com I love the K-9 overcoat and will be ordering one myself for my B, Sahara. I got her some jackets and sweaters from Old Navy also, alot cheaper than the websites, for everyday wear. If I were you I would get the K-9 coat b/c it snows so much where you live, and the fact that you measure your dog from neck to base of tail for a nice fit. Good Luck, Gotta keep our furbabies warm. haha!!!!! For you check out the website www.Amazon.com for Basenji clothes for you. They are so cute!!!!!! I plan on ordering some for myself and hubby!!!!

I'm with I love the ruffwear jackets. They are great!!

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@youngandtired:

I have some websites for you that sell Coats, and sweaters, the websites are: www.thecompanyofdogs.com,

Missed one word I think
www.inthecompanyofdogs.com

Thanks everyone! I like the ruffwear coat and think it is an essential. I can take the one's I bought at PetFart back which makes me happy happy happy! I hate that place…

I think that basenjis would wear an extra small (ruffwear), my boxer wears a medium (the chest piece doesn't meet the sides all the way about on inch on each side, but the large was way to big for him in length and adjusting the sides it didn't fit snug). I am about to order Tiggy a ruff wear coat and a fido fleece, all from sitstay, they are cheaper for the ruffwear coats. They are a little more expensive for the fido fleece but their shipping is cheaper than the fido fleece web site (and I can get both from one place.

The fido fleece, I'm going with a 14 for Tiggy right now, I'm pretty sure it'll start a little big, but he'll grow into.

I also really like ruffwears cloud chaser jacket but they are way to expensive right now for me. I'd rather pay about 70 for two coats than just one 🙂

I was going to ask the sizing question next… Those who actually HAVE a coat, what size did you get? I measured Tucker this morning and his girth is 24" and from neck to tail is 14". This means he's in the XS range on the site but I fear that since that is the uppermost limit of the XS range, that it might be snug. The next size is S, which is for 23"-30" girth and 18" long. Anyone know the size of thw one they have and what size their dog is? I was planning on getthing both the Overcoat and the Cloud Chaser and one wants these to fit when one is spending this much. 🙂

I am positive the XS will fit just fun, as an added bonus the straps that have the buckles are adjustable and elastic (sp?).

If you want you can go to http://www.ruffwear.com/store_finder;jsessionid=0a0002491f43071cdd6deea54adc867cf6fe7be50a23.e3eTaxmKbNaNe34Pa38Ta38Pch10 and see if there is a store near you and try on the jackets. I have noticed they are more exspeinsive in the store, me, I'm bad and will go somewhere to try it on and then buy it online :o

And like I mentioned before about my boxer, I had bought the large for him and it was WAY to big and his girth is 33" (right above the edge of measurment for a meduim) and it fits him like he was wearing a dress. Even though the length difference between the meduim and large is only 2 inches the jacket actually fit our neighbors Great Dane and still had adjustment room. So I gave them the large and went and got Reggie a medium.

I'm an idiot. I found a store that allegedly carries then that is MAYBE 2 miles from my house in Alexandria. Duh! 😃

LOL, it's okay I meant to mention it in an earlier post but forgot. I just ordered one for Tiggy last night. Check to see if there are any other stores also, sometimes they might not have it in stock, or they might not carry the jackets, or better yet call first.

I'm back to NOT being an idiot. None of the stores near me carry them in the XS. So I ordered them anyway. I'll just send them back if they don't work for me. Got both the Cloud Chaser and the Overcoat II. Tuck is going to be STYLIN! (in 5-7 business days)…

You get them from Ruff Wear direct or sitstay? Just curious, I know sitstay as a pretty decent return policy (I've had to return something before)

I got them from SitStay. They were about $10 cheaper.

😃 I'll let you know how mine fits Tiggy if you let me know how yours fits Tucker, especially the Cloud Chaser since I'm putting off buying that.

You said he's 14 inches long? how tall is he?

Tiggy is 14 inches from base of neck to tail, and 14 inches from toes to shoulder, and his girth is 18 inches (at the best I could from many measurements, he was very wiggly for that part)

Check out this site
http://www.zandebasenjis.com/warmth.htm
My 2 b's love these sweaters…they are easy to clean and put on.
She also send the $$ you mail to her to rescue.

I think it just depends on the manufacturer of the clothes. We have found that Cammie is 16 inches long and a girth of 19-20. We tend to buy her a Large. The mediums seem to be to tight when trying to get her legs in.

Take a look at these beauties …

http://www.chillydogs.ca/productGreatWhiteNorthAllBreed.html

Not very cheap 😞 but WOW !!!:)

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