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Old 12-24-2012, 01:07 AM
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Another vote for the split hood coat. We have it in brown. BUT we moved here from the Rockies, and it wouldn't be enough for mountain or prairie winters.

As for boots, we found the UltraPaws brand to fit best and stay on. Muttluks are okay, but bulky. They are cute, but UltraPaws are much better all around. The dogs agree. Still not good enough for Rockies winter.

My honest suggestion for winter fun is a good coat and booties... And a backpack or saddlebag with warm bedding for when the pup has had enough. You know yourself and your horses best in terms of safety, though.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:23 AM
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I tried out some socks on Douglas to see how he would do with stuff on his feet...he was not pleased.

Right now I am looking at just a coat and some Vaseline on his toes I think.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:24 AM
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More on Ultra Paws:

- We have the "Durable" boots for our big & small dogs. They're great for all conditions. The Petite size should probably fit your dog. They don't come smaller than to fit a 1.25" wide paw. But they can fit a little tighter and still be okay. The company is overly conservative with their sizing and all our dogs are in 1 size smaller than the chart/measurements recommend.

- For Epic only, we have the "TrAction" boots. They're basically polar fleece with a pad on the bottom. These are flexible, comfy, and her fabourite over all other boots. They are GREAT for snow & cold weather, but NOT wet weather or for mud/slush/salt at all. These are good for running on a ski trail, as long as it is cold enough and the trail is completely snow covered. They're like polar fleece mittens.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:26 AM
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Oh, they'll get used to it! Trust me. If Epic can, anyone can. Stick 'em on and get moving. Don't let him hang around and think about it. Socks are guaranteed to fail. Not sure whos dog ever keeps those things on.

(Sorry I posted about the boots before I saw your reply... i will leave it up for you just in case)
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