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I know I live in south Georgia, but it can still get pretty cold. This morning my car said it was 35 which is darn cold for us southern whimps :p My question is, I know dobes are pretty intolerant of extreme cold and extreme heat. He's never left outside obviously, but for potty breaks, playtime, and our park walks, I think a coat may be needed. He was out for about 20 minutes this morning going potty (he takes FOREVER to poop) and came in shivering. I also want to continue our morning walks so assume that he would appreciate a coat then too. We don't get snow so what kind of coat would you guys suggest? Also, how do I determine what size since he's growing so darn fast?
 

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Considering his age I"d get him something cheaper because he is quickly going to outgrow it. My boy grew like a weed until 9 months and thats when it started to slow down.
 

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Both my girls have Chilly Dogs fleece coats. They're easy to get on/off and machine washable and work well enough for milder winters. Chilly Dogs has some nice coats and rain slickers, too.
 
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Fido Fleece is a good affordable brand - and they have really cute patterns :)
 
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LL Beans-

Levi has an LL Bean's Barn Coat type. Not because it's Bean,s but because it has a lightweight canvas outer shell. And of course, Levi loves nothing more than diving through the burrs and dried up goldenrod and briars. Not much sticks to it or tears it.

I don't put it on him unless is gets below 25 or so when we're out running in the fields or in the yard, but might when walking him on leash where he can't run and heat up.
 

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Thanks everyone! Wow, so many choices! I never really had to worry about dog coats since my previous dogs have been long coated and very weather tolerant. I'm leaning towards finding him a cheaper coat for this year, and then investing in a super nice one next winter when he'll be full grown. I don't mind paying for a good one, but at the rate he's growing, I know it won't last long.
 

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I have two Chillydogs coats. They are great....and seriously when it's -30 C....they are warm in them. Totally happy with this product. Wind and rain proof....fleece lining with outer shell...and EASY to take on and off.
Chilly Dogs - Outdoor gear for Active Dogs - Dog Coats
 

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We LOVE Hurtta coats (and everything else, of course). Waterproof, fits great (the best fit for a dobie is the Fleece PRO jacket). I have a girl, and she wears size 551 if that helps.:)
 

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I buy heavy coats for our winter months for Ziva, but for chilly days (35 degrees) when she just needs something to help hold in some body heat, I make her polar fleece blanket-style jackets. Very simple and easy to make, quick on-and-off, and they are not restraining at all when she takes off in a full gallop across the fields after a bird or a rabbit.

 

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Has anyone tried Hurtta's fleece jacket? They look pretty nice, but I can' decide to spend that on a dog coat without finding some reviews first!

Hurtta Collection Waterproof fleece jacket
The "warm winter coat" by Hurrta is awesome!! It's lined with fleece and fur around the dogs neck, and the neck is also adjustable with a draw string. Since I have a pup who's still growing I got her the size she will be when full grown. And for now I just adjust the neck, which pulls it up a bit and makes it fit perfect above her lil nub.

And Im in Canada eh? with my igloo and what not haha, this coat is really warm for Scarlet ;) Depends where you are though and how cold it gets, if you need this warm of a winter coat or the fleece will be fine.

ps. the red coat would look smashing on miss Liberty :)

Warm winter dog coat






 

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I posted Gino and Asha pictures "Hurtta coats in action"
http://www.dobermantalk.com/doberma...ta-rain-coats-action-gino-asha-love-them.html

...and my dogs modeling rain and winter coats
http://www.dobermantalk.com/doberman-related-chat/59391-gino-asha-modeling-coats-hurtta.html

If Hurtta coats survived Asha and Gino non-stop wrestling they are good :)
The coats are ideal for active dogs. Comfortable and well made.

I bought Hurtta coats from Katja. She has them in the stock right now.
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We dont have so cold a winter here, occasionally we have snow, but more likely we have wind and rain. (my boy hates going out in the rain) I was wondering, do any of you know a good raincoat for Dobes but one that is preferrably hi-viz. Last but not least, I appreciate you guys are mostly in the US but do you know if the companys you buy from ship overseas. Honestly the only coats you can get here are for poodles and shi-tzu's with mottos on the back like 'mommy's little babykins'.

Can't you just see a Dobe in one of those, not.
 

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We dont have so cold a winter here, occasionally we have snow, but more likely we have wind and rain. (my boy hates going out in the rain) I was wondering, do any of you know a good raincoat for Dobes but one that is preferrably hi-viz. Last but not least, I appreciate you guys are mostly in the US but do you know if the companys you buy from ship overseas. Honestly the only coats you can get here are for poodles and shi-tzu's with mottos on the back like 'mommy's little babykins'.

Can't you just see a Dobe in one of those, not.

Hey Toby'shuman, you could try Barbour Waxed Cotton Dog Coat - Barbour By Mail Online Store my boys have got these; they're cheap, good quality, look nice and waterproof. The wax isnt very nice to touch though :)
 
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