Dog's clothing General Chat

Discussion in 'Bichon Frise' started by Erde, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Erde

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    Dog's clothing

    Have you any experience with dog clothing?
    The dog has a fur, so why to get any clothing but some fur is difficult to maintain after the rain. Maybe clothes increase matting?
    I am tempted to knit some for my Bichon Frese but, well, not sure. Would like to hear your opinions.
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    My dog is a giant tub of lard... Clothes no longer fit him, but they never bothered him when he was younger. He truly never needed them though. I guess some small breeds get cold or something. I don't really see a point other than the dogs look cute lol
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    Rosie wears coats in winter. She has a lighter weight one and a heavier one for when the weather is really cold.

    She hates the cold and the coat helps her.

    I'm not into what other people think. I know my dog and I know when she is and isn't comfortable :)
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    Merry has a moss green softshell. It was bought for extreme weather, but I keep it in her show bag in case of rain. I also got her one of those Danish Design two layer coats. Apart from trying it on for size, she hasn't needed to wear it - yet.
    Eddie point blank refuses to wear a coat - he will tear it to get out of one. From being 5 months old he had to spend long periods in a cold car while I was working Tweed, but would not wear a jacket or jersey. Fortunately he does have a good undercoat, and Beagles are a working breed.
    I must admit that I never used coats for any of my previous breeds though.
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    Georgina never wears a coat because she doesn't feel the cold. Gwylim however, really needs to wear something to keep him warm after his trips to the groomer which leaves him looking like a plucked chicken!

    He's got a couple of fleecy coats like this one ....

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    And 3 or 4 polo necked sweaters.

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    He looks really cute in that ski sweater.
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    As Tikva was was so small, being very short-coated I bought some polo-neck sweaters for her, worrying that she would be cold.

    IIRC it took me at least half an hour [and two badly scratched arms] to get it over her head, let alone get her legs into the armholes - and she had it off in seconds. Just after I had managed to take a photograph of her!

    I also tried those padded step-in jackets that zip up the back...

    ... Ram went away with all of them to give to new clients!

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