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    I had purchased a coat for George the Basset at PetSmart (yeah, I know I know). His kennel buddy, Abbie, appears to like removing it. This morning she was shaking it when I went to let them out. They both are in an insulated outside building, have a crate packed with cedar shavings, hay, big dog pillow, all covered with a old comforter, but I really want George to have a waterproof horse-style blanket.
    Abbie looks like one of those sheep in the Bugs Bunny cartoons, so I'm not too worried about her.
    Last edited by ManyDogs; Jan. 12, 2011, 11:32 AM. Reason: sp

  • #2
    I like my Foggy Mountain Dog Coat: http://dogcoat.com/. The nylon turn-out one. My pup likes to crawl/scrape under doors and such and his still looks perfect. I believe Weatherbeeta makes some high denier ones too.
    "Last time I picked your feet, you broke my toe!"


    • #3
      Schneiders! (sstack.com) They have great horse style dog coats for VERY reasonable prices ($18 for doberman sized).


      • #4
        I love my Smarpak thinsulate dog blankets that I got for my Schnoodle and WonderMutt. The Schnoodle's was a bit too big, but he's between sizes, so now I know to order the lower one. The other fits beautifully. They are well-made, gorgeous and waterproof as well as warm. With the free shipping code, they came to $19 each.

        I have a Schneider's unlined turn out for the Schnood, as well, but I like the Smartpak one better.

        He also has a Weatherbeeta fleece sheet I can put under either one to add warmth.

        Geez--I'm one of those people. Really, he is clipped, and a house dog, who really, really loves to go to the barn each day.
        Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


        • #5
          My only qualm about the Schneider's one is the placement of the belly band ... it can interfere with the male dog's anatomy.

          Otherwise I like them just fine, and they're great value for money.

          I have a Smartpak thinsulate dog blanket for the hound—it's not terribly thick, but he usually isn't wearing his for warmth so much as to keep him dry. The Everest dog blanket for the lab/terrier mix is thicker and is actually for warmth, though it also does a good job of keeping the dog dry. Both blankets pop up a little in the back if the dogs put their heads down, and both have velcro at the chest and a velcro strap around the belly.

          Centaur makes dog blankets too, though I don't know much about them and have never seen one in person. I do very much like their horse turnouts though—very good value.
          Full-time bargain hunter.


          • #6
            I just bought a mini foal blanket for a pit bull mix and it fits him like a glove. Stays put while he runs like a wild man across the fields and through the woods and when he is all curled up in his dog house.

            I bought it used at a tack sale.


            • #7
              my Basset wears this one:


              Its water proof and fleece lined.