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    So now that it is getting cooler I have noticed Max shivering on occasion. For kicks I put one of the kids sweaters on him, seemed to go well and stop the shakes.

    So any to avoid? Any to check out ? He will probably out grow it by mid winter. If in good condition i will offer it up here free.

    Not interested in cute or high fashion. Just functional / easy to put on.
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    LOL! My Labs will lie down and nap in the snow sans clothing, so I can't recommend any brands here. They are not, as a breed, dogs that typically need outerwear.

    Dogs yours have a thin fur coat?
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    Yes, my pups fur is thin. He shivers while on the couch. Sharing a blanket with him stops the shakes. I am a cheap miser, house is heated only to 62 F.

    As a kid I had a doberman malamute mix. She would nap in the snow as well.
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    Most people here don't put coats on their dogs. I do to help Erns hips on cold nights in winter. He used to wander around a lot and after I got them he slept all night.

    I have many varieties and the one I like best.
    This is hard to see. It has a front panel that goes under his legs and velcros on his back behind his neck and tied around his waist.


    The one he is wearing in my siggy had velcro under the neck, but I sewed it together, and velcro peices half way down. This thing slips and slides and some mornings he waks up with the whole thing around his neck like a crazy scarf.
    Silly boy let Gemma chew holes in it when they were on the couch one night.



    This is a weatherbeater. It has fluffy linning and water proof outer. It is great and has good bits that velcro on the back.

    As I took it he counter surfed.
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    Thanks for the tips. I was looking at a few jackets from a hunting supply store that look similar to the counter surf picture.

    Max has been 40 to 45 pounds for the past 3 months. Being 9 months old now I am assuming he won't be much more than 50 pounds. Very small for a lab it seems. No idea what his breed mix is. To be honest I don't care. He is my pup no matter what.
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    The one that slips and the blue one are called Barn coats I think. They are one piece with the velcro on the side.I think if you get one with a thicker strap that velcros on top it will stay on better and should last if he gets bigger.
    I forgot to tell you even with the weather beeta which is expensive the velcro on the neck comes off. I ended up sewing all the ones with vecro necks and pull it over his head. Some are too big and I had to move them over making them look messy. Not sure why they think some dogs necks are so huge. Erns has a large neck and still too big. Another reason why I like the front panel one.
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    Mine would die if I put a sweater/coat on them. I always get a giggle when I see labs in sweaters,etc in catalogs. But, if your dog needs one, I would try to get an actual "clothing type" that doesn't have velcro - I see them in pet catalogs all the time.

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    Long, gone Travis, had kidney disease when he was older and needed a coat for the shivers. Horse outlets have ones that are built like the weatherbeater one shown but it just fleece for inside. They aren't too expensive either. Check out Smart Pak. They have a dog and horse store. Good Luck

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    Abbey has really thin fur (not like a Labrador's coat) and will shiver if we are outside for a long time in the winter. Kolby couldn't care less. I have a Fido fleece sweater that velcros along the back. It seems to keep her warm and it wasn't very expensive.

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    Only put a sweater on him if you want the other dogs in the neighborhood to laugh at him.

    These are Labs, not some foo-foo dog. My dogs will go out and play in the snow for hours.











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