Dogs cant get enough of playing in the snow. There is something funny & endearing about watching your dog experience snow for the first time. Some jump back in surprise, and others dive right in and roll around in it. Our Wire Fox Terrier gets the snow zoomies and runs around us in circles at top speed.
Keeping your dog warm in the winter is an important factor in their enjoyment of the season. If you are cold, they can be also. Some dogs like greyhounds can hardly manage a few minutes in the cold, while huskies and other northern breeds revel in it. Make sure you have the proper gear to keep your dog warm in the winter, and don't leave them outside in the cold for long periods of time. Dogs like Dobermans and whippets who do not have a lot of body fat can suffer from frostbite on their ears and body.
What to look for when searching for canine winter attire? I always hunt for quality products. While they may be more expensive they will outlast the cheap stuff every time. Dogs are hard on their gear...you need products that will stand up.
Winter Gear Guide
The Horseware Ireland brand of Rambo Dog coats are both affordable, stylish, and fit very well! This has been my go- to dog coat for many seasons. The Striped Polar Fleece coat is great for brief jaunts outside, it doesn't pill and is machine washable. It is best under the winter coat, or on a day where it is not rainy or very snowy. I adore this blanket but it is not waterproof and can get quite dirty if they roll. The green winter blanket is made of the same rip-stop material as the horse blankets, it is waterproof and breathable. With the velcro closure and belly band they are super easy to get on and off. I give both 5 star ratings!
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