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 Post subject: Please recommend a coat for our 1st "REAL" winter
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:06 pm 
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We will be living in New Jersey 'til February. We've never seen a "real" winter with real live snow. They have spent most of their lives in California :lol What type of winter coat can you recommend for a New Jersey winter? Anything else we might need? Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Please recommend a coat for our 1st "REAL" winter
PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:48 am 
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Crystal, I would recommend a Foggy Mountain Turnout Coat.
These coats are exceptionally well made and will keep your cocker warm and dry even on the worst weather days. They can be purchased at cleanrun.com


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 Post subject: Re: Please recommend a coat for our 1st "REAL" winter
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Hi Crystal

I am a lifelong New Englander, living in Mass and NH where we get lots of cold weather and lots of snow-although not as much as Minnesnowta has right now! NJ does not get nearly as much snow or cold as us, but to you it will be chilly. Sometimes I put coats on my dogs when we go out to play, and I have smooth material coats that I got at Old Navy to repel the snow. But for you, where you want a little warmth, I would suggest these fleece coats-they are custom made for dogs, easy to put on, and help cocker rescue! You may have to figure out the proper size for your dogs.

http://www.lifeslittlepawsauction.com/a ... _id=103546

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 Post subject: Re: Please recommend a coat for our 1st "REAL" winter
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Sandy H wrote:
Hi Crystal

I am a lifelong New Englander, living in Mass and NH where we get lots of cold weather and lots of snow-although not as much as Minnesnowta has right now! NJ does not get nearly as much snow or cold as us, but to you it will be chilly. Sometimes I put coats on my dogs when we go out to play, and I have smooth material coats that I got at Old Navy to repel the snow. But for you, where you want a little warmth, I would suggest these fleece coats-they are custom made for dogs, easy to put on, and help cocker rescue! You may have to figure out the proper size for your dogs.

http://www.lifeslittlepawsauction.com/a ... _id=103546


I just responded to Tracy about winter coats, and forgot about the wonderful fleece coats LLP's had last winter. They were fantastic -- I don't know how they do it, but they were charging about the same for a finished coat as you could expect to pay for the supplies alone!

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My favorite winter coat I purchased at Lands End. It is lined with fleece but water proofed on the outside, very practical for active dogs it also has a reflective stripe that makes it easier to see them at night. Star now has several of these.

http://www.landsend.com/pp/DogSquallJac ... igin=index

On edit... it is on sale today, 30 percent off plus free shipping. That is a very good deal.

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 Post subject: Re: Please recommend a coat for our 1st "REAL" winter
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:48 pm 
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Thanks everyone! I'll check these out.

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 Post subject: Re: Please recommend a coat for our 1st "REAL" winter
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I will also check those out, I was thinking of getting a coat for Charlie, it does get cold here too and we love to go for long walks in the winter.

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 Post subject: Re: Please recommend a coat for our 1st "REAL" winter
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Sylvia M C wrote:
My favorite winter coat I purchased at Lands End. It is lined with fleece but water proofed on the outside, very practical for active dogs it also has a reflective stripe that makes it easier to see them at night. Star now has several of these.

http://www.landsend.com/pp/DogSquallJac ... igin=index



Sylvia...thanks for the info on these coats. I ordered them and they arrived today. Pink for Paisley and blue for my boy Bentley. They looked so cute in them :love . Of course it is still 70 here with the high 30's for lows but we do have some very cold days and we go on very long walks even then :wink .

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 Post subject: Re: Please recommend a coat for our 1st "REAL" winter
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I'm glad you liked them, Lee. I love Star in them as well. She has the red and the raspberry ones. Last year we gave Sailor the blue one for Christmas and he looked very handsome in it. It is my favorite practical coat. Here she is in one of their coats.



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 Post subject: Re: Please recommend a coat for our 1st "REAL" winter
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Sylvia M C wrote:
My favorite winter coat I purchased at Lands End. It is lined with fleece but water proofed on the outside, very practical for active dogs it also has a reflective stripe that makes it easier to see them at night. Star now has several of these.

http://www.landsend.com/pp/DogSquallJac ... igin=index

On edit... it is on sale today, 30 percent off plus free shipping. That is a very good deal.


Thanks, Sylvia, for the info on the Lands End coats. I ordered the red one for Reese (size medium) with her name monogramed on it. It fits her perfectly and is so easy to get on and off. Just what we needed! :Clap


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