Winter coat
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  • Does anyone use a winter coat or sweater for their B? I am curious because Zahra's coat is so thin and I thought I have read somewhere that receommended they should where a sweater or something in the winter.

    If so, where did you get your sweater or coat? :D

    Thanks!

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    Abbey has a fleece jacket for cool weather and she loves it. I ordered it from dog.com. I have seen some sweaters and jackets at WalMart but they're always such tacky colors like brown and blue stripes or purple and yellow! You can also find tshirts at WalMart but they say things like I'm a Beach Bum and Diva on them. Abbey is a diva but we don't advertise it!

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  • dayna has a winter coat and she likes it. I bought it last winter from Target, and it has a AKC label on it. it is suede looking and thick. she was pregnant last winter and she needed something extra. the coat is really cute, I think I like it more than she does:)

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  • LOL.. Jazzy doesn't need a coat.
    Once the cool weather hits she is only outside for EXACTLY as long as it takes her to potty, and then she is back in her basket by the pellet stove.
    Definitely a hearth princess.

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  • My B is very cold natured, I got her last year in March and it was still nippy here in NC at night when I would take her out to potty. She would shiver, she was so cold. At that time I could not find anything b/c the season was almost up, so I made her one from an old pair of thermal underwear. I cut off the sleeve of the top and put holes for her feet and out we went. She was happy and warm then, although being a young puppy it was a struggle to just get the darn thing on,. haha!! This year I got smart and bought her one during the summer at a pet shop and got 75% off of a nice thick sweater. I am on the look out for another one, maybe not so thick for the fall nights. Pet Smart pet stores have some coming in now, check them out. I read that B's are usually cold natured.:D

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  • Has anyone noticed that more shedding than usual this time of year? Sahara does not shed that much but lately she has been doing alot, I have to get hair off of my clothes more these days. Since this is my first year with a B I was wondering if they shed their summer coats for a more dense coat for winter.

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    Our 6 yr old is also shedding a lot. Almost appears to be a fawn tri-color. Similar thing happened late last winter or earlier this spring. Vet found nothing wrong like dry skin, disease or whatever. We got our young lady when she was 8 weeks old and this year is the first major shedding we have noticed.

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  • My dog has quite a few coats - one with reflectors (for night walks), a bright cordaroy one, a rain coat, a flannel… I buy him coats all the time - he loves to be outside with us, but in our area the weather in fall, winter & spring can be anything from crisp & cool to downright frigid & raw. So, to make our outside playtime & walks enjoyable, I provide many coats to choose from (much to my bf's dismay). but hey, our dog is happy, healthy, warm, and even fashion forward. I get alot of my dog's clothes at Old Navy for a very reasonable price.

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  • @jessi76:

    My dog has quite a few coats - one with reflectors (for night walks), a bright cordaroy one, a rain coat, a flannel… I buy him coats all the time - he loves to be outside with us, but in our area the weather in fall, winter & spring can be anything from crisp & cool to downright frigid & raw. So, to make our outside playtime & walks enjoyable, I provide many coats to choose from (much to my bf's dismay). but hey, our dog is happy, healthy, warm, and even fashion forward. I get alot of my dog's clothes at Old Navy for a very reasonable price.

    I think it would be great if you took pictures of the different coats he wears. It could be a Basenji fashon show. :D
    I never knew old navy had doggie sweaters! I love the fleece jackets they carry. So cozy!

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  • I only have one on hand… This is his ruff-dog coat. (has reflectors on it, lined w/ fleece, is waterproof & heavy duty)

    I'm not sure if Old navy has sweaters… I only buy the velcro-on coats (less hassle putting them on/taking off).

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  • He looks nice and warm :)
    How cute he is

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  • What about booties? Any experience on which ones stay on best?

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  • I've heard muttluks are one of the best brands, however, I haven't tried any booties on my dog.

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  • That's a nice coat. I buy my two from various places on the internet. Talker has a rain coat that he doesn't really like. When I put it on him he hangs his head low. Sometimes he even walks away from me when he sees me pulling it out for him to wear on his walk. Savannah loves her sweaters and coats and never seems to mind them at all. You can find lots of things on the internet.

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  • I just wanted to let you guys know that I went to two Old Navy stores yesterday so that I could find coats for Zahra, some of their dog coats are on sale for $6.99. I got her two, one is a bright green and the other is a blue plaid. I also bought Chase (Puggle) a green one too so that they can match! I can't wait for cold weather now!

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    Good price! What size did you buy Zahra? I bought Duke a bumble bee holloween costume, size large at Target. It's snug around the chest, but it doesn't give like a sweater will stretch. He looks so funny in it. He doesn't seem to mind it once it's on. Getting it on is a bit of a struggle because he fusses with me. I bet the XL would be too big tho.

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  • I bought Zahra a Large sweater at the military exchange. I don't remember the brand.

    Her two coats from Old Navy are both small, the Medium looks HUGE (I bought that for Chase). Funny how the sizes are so different every where, almost like women's clothes!

    I looked at the Bumble Bee costume today for Zahra at Target, how funny! You have to post a picture of it. They do look like they run small.

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  • A Bumble Bee costume sounds fantastic!
    Love to see pics please.
    Angee

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  • Hi…This is my girl (pre-invisible fence). I hope it works...
    She now has matching boots (LOL) for those really cold, especially icy days here in Vermont. I'm trying to find pictures of her all "suited up" so you can all have a laugh. The first time we put them on my husband kind of dragged or slid her up the driveway! I nearly wet my pants watching it!

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  • Here are a few of her debut in boots. The reflectors are shining from the flash. She pranced around on the porch and then when he took her into the driveway, she woudn't move. My poor sweetie. I'll see what happens this winter, maybe I'll get some better pictures…

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  • Love these pictures, your B is so good to wear what we stick on them. I bought my B 2 coats today for winter from Old Navy. I couldn't believe that Old Navy sold dog items, they have other stuff also. Sahara doesn't like to wear them, but they are a new thing for her, and I hope she will get use to them. I figure when winter gets here and we go out she will like them more. Hope to see more pics of your baby soon.

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