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    Defaulthow cold is too cold??

    We live on the beach in MA. Lola ( 3 months old) is always wanting to romp in the water, but I think it is too cold so I don't let her. My question is...is it too cold to let her walk in the water. I didn't worry about this with Gracie because she liked the beach but never wanted to get her feet wet. Thanks for the help on this won.

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    Sammi will go swimming in the river in the dead of winter, even when we are over in Central Oregon where it can get much colder then here. I don't let her go for a long time, but I do let her go.

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    My Bess was somewhat similar to dipete's Sammi. When Bess was near water and if the ice was thin enough to break through, Bess wanted to -- was determined -- to swim.

    For much of her lfe we lived next to a park within walking distance of a pond; we went there 4 seasons of the year.

    I handled her swimming in winter by taking along a couple bath towels to dry her off as much as possible after she finished swimming so she wouldn't get too cold after that or on the walk home.

    Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]

    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
    http://forum.justlabradors.com/showt...?p=748#post748

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    I agree with letting an older dog swim, but I think 3 months old is a bit too young to be in water this time of year. Your pup doesn't have full coat yet to protect her from the cold.
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