Thursday, February 4, 2016

Ultimate Warmer Dog Coat by Hurtta Review!

Hurtta, Hurtta Ultimate Warmer Dog Coat

Phoenix is the sort of dog who loves warmth. She loves warm sunny days! She loves running in the sun, sunning herself in sun spots and heat does not bother her. What does bother her is the cold. Phoenix hates the cold more than she dislikes other dogs and that's saying a lot! She would definitely rather wear her coat and be too warm than too cold. Unfortunately for Phoenix, we live in Oregon and it's more cold and rainy here than it is sunny. We were all really excited when Hurtta asked us to test out their Ultimate Warmer Dog Coat. We were sent our Ultimate Warmers in exchange for an honest review.

Ultimate Warmer Dog Coat

The Ultimate Warmer Coat is the warmest coat in the Hurtta line! This is a great coat because it has so much coverage. The coat features a high neck cover, a protective front and coverage of the back end. There is also a chest flap that keeps the dog's chest warm and protected. It comes in three colors: Raspberry (pink), Granite (black) and Birch (green).


This coat has been specifically designed for active or working dogs but I think it would be a great coat for any dog who needs protection from the cold. The Houndtex material used in the Ultimate Warmer is waterproof yet breathable and it is designed to keep your pup dry and warm.


Ultimate Warmer Dog Coat

The Ultimate Warmer features two openings, one on the back so you can attach your leash to a harness and one right in the neckline for attaching a leash to a collar. The neckline attachment is not shown since I don't walk my dogs on their collars.  I like that this coat offers both openings, though! 


Ultimate Warmer Dog Coat
Phoenix plays at the seasonal pond.
Ultimate Warmer Dog Coat
Phoenix climbs a tree!

The coat is made from smooth and noise-free material and allows for complete freedom of movement. My dogs have been testing these coats out since the middle of December and we've found that they are definitely able to move well while wearing their Ultimate Warmers. We've had many games of fetch and freezing treks along the river and they run and play like normal. 


Ultimate Warmer Dog Coat
Back End Covering with it buttoned under the tail.
Ultimate Warmer Dog Coat
Back End Covering buttoned up and under the coat.
Ultimate Warmer Dog Coat
Back End Covering unbuttoned.

The Ultimate Warmer offers a "back end" covering that buttons under the tail for added protection from the cold. Now I know many of you are wondering how does a dog go potty with a back end covering? Well the answer is that I don't button it under the tail until after they've gone poop. They can pee just fine with it buttoned. The back end covering can either be buttoned under the tail, buttoned up into the jacket so that the back end is free or it can be left unbuttoned and loose. (Shown in the three pictures above.) We've tested these coats thoroughly and the dogs have not soiled their coats. The coat also has back leg elastic straps that help to keep the coat in place. Those are shown in the second photo in this series above.

Ultimate Warmer Dog Coat

The dogs and I both really love the neck covering. It's definitely a high neck covering and when left loose and not bungied down it can come over part of their heads like a hoodie. When it rains, the dogs are able to tuck their ears back under it themselves without my help. Their heads and ears stay much more dry when they wear their Ultimate Warmers.

Ultimate Warmer Dog Coat

The belly strap clasps underneath the coat between layers about half way up the coat. This is the only thing I would change about this coat. I really wish the belly strap was like the Summit Parka. The Summit Parka's belly strap comes up and over the back and clasps across the back. The Summit Parka is more adjustable and fits my dogs better in the chest/belly. My dogs have long backs but skinny chests so the belly strap on the Ultimate Warmer is looser than I would prefer. This is not really Hurtta's fault. My dogs are definitely hard to fit with clothes and because the most important part of this coat is the back measurement, Zoe in particular had to go with a bigger coat and it doesn't fit as well in the chest/belly. With the way the Summit Parka is designed, it is more versatile and fits better, in my opinion. So if your dogs have really long backs but skinny chests, I would recommend buying the Summit Parka instead.


The chest/belly covering is very soft and did not cause any chaffing or irritation in either of my dog's armpits, even after running for several miles in the coats. The Ultimate Warmer is very comfortable for the dogs to wear.

Ultimate Warmer Dog Coat
Camera Flashed her so you can see how bright the reflectors are!

The Ultimate Warmer comes with high visibility 3M reflectors so that your pup will be visible and safe when you walk them in the dark. This is a wonderful feature since I do like going on late night walks and it's often dark and gloomy in Oregon. The coat has reflectors on the front and also running along the back of the coat, too. The pink color we chose is also very bright and visible when they run in the fields and provides them with protection from hunters.

Ultimate Warmer Dog Coat
Phoenix loves playing at the river, especially when she's warm!

The girls don't like running around in the cold without their jackets. They really love their Ultimate Warmers and despite the belly strap being a little loose, I really like them a lot, too! They are very stylish and they keep the dogs super warm, dry and comfortable. The difference in their attitudes about being out in the cold was noticeable. They were happy to go for their walks and didn't mind running along the river, even though it was freezing. The coat has excellent coverage and comes in a range of sizes. It's also machine washable but I would recommend either air drying it or drying it on low heat so the elastic leg straps don't get ruined.

I would recommend checking the Ultimate Warmer out! We love ours!

You can find retailers in North America by going here: Hurtta247 Stockists.

I would also highly recommend checking Hurtta out on Facebook and liking their page. They often look for product testers and run their own giveaways. The best way of finding out all the Hurtta news is by liking their page. 


ZoePhee received our Ultimate Warmers in exchange for an honest review. We were not monetarily compensated and all opinions are our own. Hurtta is not responsible for the content of this blog post.

Giveaway CLOSED.

109 comments:

  1. Bailie and I love to sun ourselves and bake until we can't take it anymore, but we love the cold too. We sweat just thinking about wearing a coat! These do look super warm, comfy, and classy for dogs that do need to wear a coat. Very stylish!

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  2. Those look like such well-made coats! Boca hates being cold, too, which makes sense with her tropical background. Ruby is pretty hardy and loves the snow.

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    1. The girls are so with Boca and they are not even from the Bahamas! LOL! I bet she was shocked when it started snowing for the first time!

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  3. What a great little poser she is. What a great giveaway too.

    Have a fabulous day Lauren. Tons of scritches to the babies. ☺

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  4. I have considered the Ultimate warmer for my little dog. She is a bit of a tough fit for most coats...long back skinny but deep chest...her body type looks like the cross between a Rat Terrier and an Italian Greyhound. But the nice thing about the Hurtta coats is the variety in their sizing. We entered the giveaway and hope we get chosen! I think my little Danee would look awesome in the black and raspberry coat :)

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  5. I should have also said how much my little Danee HATES being cold and snow...which is tough for her living in Montana ;) She refuses to leave the house, yard or car to do anything without wearing something warm. It sounds like she would find Hurtta's ultimate warmer very warm indeed.

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  6. It does look like a great coat but I prefer to be nekkid. Otherwise I will turn into a statue.

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  7. The collies don't need jackets, but these would be great for families with grey hounds/whippets.

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  8. YES! Our dog Bruce Wayne is big and long, and it is so hard to find a coat that will cover him properly. I love that they have connections/straps in the right places, and look so fab. I love the pink. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin

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  9. I'd pick the pink if I were getting it for Delilah and probably the green if I were getting it for Sampson. They both definitely need coats but so far I just haven't done it.

    They look like pretty good coats to me.

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  10. My senior Coonhound girl, Suki, has really deteriorated and is very thin - with almost no body fat. She gets cold really easy, and while our winter so far has been pretty mild, we have predictions of another cold snap next week. She could really use this. I'd go with the color you have on in the photos in this post. While my Suki's "signature" color is red, I think I would have her share this with my other Coonhound girl, Kyoko, who's signature color is pink/fuchsia. My two Coonhound boys are better able to handle the cold.

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  11. My pup really needs a nice, winter coat. I really love the Granite one.

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  12. Mr. N gets super cold especially when it rains. Which as you know is pretty much all the time. I think the juniper would look cute on him.

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    1. Yeah, it's always cold and rainy here. LOL!

      Unfortunately we are not getting the Juniper here in the US. Sorry!!

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  13. My Dane could really use a winter coat so he can enjoy being outside a little longer in the colder months. I think he'd look good in the Granite.

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  14. Ziva is ALWAYS cold...she'd love this jacket in pink!

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  15. Elizabeth SandovalFebruary 4, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    Love these coats! My old girl Marbles could really use one- she loves to play at the park but gets chilled too easy in the winter. She'd look great in pink.

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  16. Oh my, this jacket is soo cool. Since I'm Swedish so many of my friends are using this jacket for their dogs and I've always been jealous. It looks amazing. Now living in the mountains of California, I found that we do need jackets here in the winter too! I have my frozen greyhound mix Lacey and my not so hairy border collie Lumos who would love to share this jacket, they have the same size, very convenient for me :) We love the classic Granite color.

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    1. I think Lacey or Lumos would both look adorable in an Ultimate Warmer! :D

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  17. yes, all 3 of my girls need winter coats, they are mini schnauzers. the oldest especially since she is almost 15. she wears a light sweat jacket in the house now. she get chilled easily. i would pick raspberry

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  18. That looks like a fantastic coat! Nola is like Phoenix - HATES being cold, and it doesn't take much to make her chilly. Anything below 65 leaves her shivering! I like the green or the granite!

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  19. Your girls look great in these coats!

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  20. This coat looks super cute!

    My Baby fears no weather (especially not the cold, pah!) but I feel better when she's well protected from the elements.

    Right now our only coats are hand-me-downs from a Great Dane puppy, and while the fit's not ideal, they work.

    I'll get around to ordering cool ones like this eventually! : )

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  21. Wow - this looks really cosy, and warm. I am from NZ so won't enter your giveaway but I will share it for you!

    Marjorie and the cats at Team Dash Kitten

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  22. My dog really needs a warm coat! He loves to play in the snow in the winter! I would love to get the black or green coat.

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  23. I am entering for my grandson's dog,and I think I would pick the green for Smudge( his dogs name)

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  24. My dog could definitely use a winter coat! I'd pick the raspberry color.

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  25. Sounds like an awesome coat! Stylish AND practical!

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  26. Phoenix looks adorable in this pink coat. I would love a pink one for my husky mix. She may be a husky but she gets cold!

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  27. Buster gets super cold in the winter and just wants to hide in the blankets, a jacket in granite might coax him out of bed.

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  28. I love this! My dog definitely needs a warm winter coat because she LOVES to play in the snow! She's about 15 lbs and during our last snowstorm, she ran through the snow like she was 50 lbs! I would choose the pink coat for her - so adorable!

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  29. My dogs don't need coats (they have double coats already:) but my sister has PBT mix with very short, sparse hair, and he's always cold in the winter! I know he would love this coat as it would let him enjoy the outdoors even in mid-winter. My sister would want the birch color for him, I think.

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  30. Layla is cold when Mom is cold as I say BOL, would love a pink for the Madam

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  31. The Goldens don't really need coats but sometimes it's nice to not get their double coat soaking wet!

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  32. my dog needs a coat i would get her the pink one

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  33. We need this! My dog, Pokie is always cold! She has a sweater but she needs a coat. I like the pink. ♡

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  34. We get super cold weather from November to March so the Ultimate Warmer in green, I think, would help a lot.

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  35. I have a 10 lb chihuahua mix and she definitely needs a coat in the winter months! I would choose the Raspberry, so cute!

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  36. My pup could definitely use a coat like this! He's a little guy and his fur doesn't come in very thick in the winter, he's always cold on our walks. I would pick that awesome green color if we won!

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  37. I would like the granie coat for my male lab because I like to take him out.

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  38. We also live in the Pacific Northwest and deal with a lot of damp cold days. We have a Standard Poodle, Earl who gets clipped on a regular basis.Sometimes they clip him quite short and he could use a nice warm coat for our walks. I think the best color for him would be either the Granite (black) and Birch (green). Your dog is so photogenic Wow !! Thank you for this Great giveaway :)

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  39. They really do make some very nice and quality coats. I love all of the coverage they provide. That's especially good for muddy weather too.

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    1. I totally agree! That's one of my favorite features of the coats, too! I can pop the coat in the washing machine a lot easier than giving the dogs baths! :D

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  40. Our mini schnauzer could definitely use a warmer winter coat. I would choose birch for our girl.

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  41. Rocky for sure needs a warm winter coatI prefer blue.
    gloriawalshver@yahoo.com

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  42. These are seriously warm jackets! That is a lot of protection from the winter weather. I love that it is reflective. It can be dangerous walking around in the city without reflective materials.

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  43. My little dog could really use a warmer coat, I like the pink & black one that's showen

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  44. My shepards wear coats in the very cold winter I like the pink and black one

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  45. My puppy absolutely needs a warm coat Shes a chiweenie and a baby in the cold . I would love pink

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  46. Looking good in the new jacket, it looks well designed and a great protection from the colder weather.

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  47. My little guy hates the winter - he'll stand at the front door, and look at me like I'm a mean mommy for making him go out. I'd pick the granite, so that we would have matching winter coats!

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    1. Your little one sounds a lot like my girls! They don't like it either!

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  48. I have a lab with a thick coat but I would still love a jacket for him. It would be great for those snowy rainy days when I don't want his whole back wet and then have to dry him off. I also love the reflectors too because he loves to go outside at nighttime. I love the green!

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  49. My lemon beagle, Patchy needs a coat for the cold Colorado winters. I think he would look good in the green.

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  50. I have an Irish Wolfhound Greyhound cross and he gets wet & cold pretty quickly. We live in Canada so he could certainly use a coat. I'd pick the birch for him.

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  51. What a fancy dog coat. Would love to win this for my favourite pooch!

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  52. These coats are so gorgeous as well as functional! My dog Phoebe loves to be warm too, she hates the cold.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  53. Koira could always use a winter coat. Even though she has a few coats, she is so short haired that she pretty much always needs one in the winter, and that means washing lots and lots of coats. So much easier if we have multiple.

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    1. We are the same way and I totally agree it's much easier to have multiple ones!

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  54. This would be great for my dog who loves snow but gets so cold. I love the granite one!

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  55. These coats are fabulous - and these pictures are amazing!! One of the best product informational blog posts I've ever seen, nice job!

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  56. Phoenix seems very happy in that coat and it looks good too.

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  57. Yes, and would choose the pink one , its my fave color

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  58. One of my dogs keeps a pretty thin coat year round. I do like to put jackets on her when it's snowy and windy. I would pick the same color you have!

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  59. Those are such beautiful coats. We have coats and it doesn't get super cold here so we will wish everyone luck in your great contest! ☺

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  60. That coat looks on par with some high end PEOPLE coats I've seen. :) LOVE the pics!

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    1. I totally agree! Their coats are actually better quality than any coat that I own for ME! LOL!

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  61. I think I would pick the Birch colour,Pud would love to stay a little warmer in our Canadian winters.

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  62. This dog coat looks AMAZING! My dog Bentley needs a nice heavy coat for those days in PA that are single digits and he's stuck in the barn taking care of the horses with me. I would love the Birch color!

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  63. My Victor always wears a coat in the winter. But if anything (like a leash) touches him under the tail, he won't move.

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  64. Yes my dog could definitely use a winter coat. I like the raspberry color.

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  65. Wow, this is a gorgeous coat. I love the colours and in particular, the length! Reese is quite long,and it's hard to find clothes that fit her well. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

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  66. Sounds like a great coat! Nelly has a fleece coat that she loves, Theo has a different coat, but he doesn't like it. I think the noise is part of it. If I won, I would go with green.

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  67. Amy Fisher
    my dog as a knit sweater i made for her but its not warm enough here with all the snow. she loves to lay outside but cant stay out very long as she has very short fur and shivers and shakes. she would love the pink one

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  68. What an awesome coat! My Kilo, being a Chihuahua is always cold in the winter and could use one of these.

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  69. This looks like an absolutely fabulous coat. It is actually very much like a horse blanket. My best friends dog would love these, especially when we have snow. The raspberry looks like it would have great visibility.

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  70. What beautiful photos! The coat looks amazing. Such a pretty coat! We have one Siberian Husky who jokingly refer to as the "tropical Husky." Chloe's undercoat never really grows in and she rather be inside on a bed where it's warm than outside with the others! Guess she never received the "snowdog" memo! Thanks for the great review and for hosting the giveaway!

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  71. we live in northwestern ontario - so our dog REALLY NEEDS a coat lol - blue would look nice :)

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  72. What an amazing and great review! This coat looks wonderful! I normally don't need a coat, but sometimes I get shaved and with Minnesota's cold winters I sometimes need a warm coat to make up for my missing fur! Need to show Mom this post! :)

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  73. Some lucky dog is going to be very lucky to win this coat.

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  74. My friend has a tiny little toy poodle who would rock the cherry color!

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  75. Your pups look warm, comfortable and stylin' in their Hurtta dog coats!

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  76. That's a perfect coat for below zero weather with that butt cover ;) Thanks for the thorough review -- well done#

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  77. we take doggies for a walk at the rescue... can keep a couple of them warm :)

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  78. Tilly would love a coat because she's always shivering outside. This is her first winter and we have been looking for the perfect coat. We choose either raspberry or birch but they all look beautiful

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  79. We are huge fans of Hurtta. Dex is fashionable and functional in his snow suit. I'd love to win this one and keep my baby warm and dry!

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  80. The dog I use to have, had a thick coat and didn't need an extra coat ;) I would pick the cherry colour one.

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  81. Kronos definitely needs winter coats to stay warm when it's cold. We'd get the coat in the green for him.

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  82. We get out every day, including bitterly cold below zero temperatures...for lots of outdoor activities. Our boy would probably like graniteor birch ( certainly not pink!)

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  83. My dogs definitely need a winter coat. They love to play in the snow but not for too long as it's so cold for them with their short hair.

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  84. We live in a temperate climate, so we dont get very cold winters, but it does get wet and when it does the cold feels even colder! All our girls just love pink!

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  85. Yes she could definitely use a new warm winter coat because her other ones are getting a little snug on her. She gained a little weight that we need to try to lose now. I would definitely pick the raspberry color for her.

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  86. My little baby definitely needs a warm coat.I feel so bad for her when she shivers. she'd look cool in that pink and black one.

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  87. I think either granite or raspberry would look best on Comet

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  88. I have a cocker spaniel mix who is experiencing his first winter and he hardly has any meat on his bones! He'd love the 'birch green' coat! So gorgeous!

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  89. This sounds like an awesome coat! My cocker spaniel Sam would love one. Our Ottawa winters are terribly cold but he loves being outside. I think the green would be perfect for him since he is a Black and Tan cocker.

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  90. My daughter's dog would be stylish in this coat.

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  91. -47 here welcome to canada its freezing here

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  92. I would love to have a coat for Shasta. She is more petite than Shiloh and the cold seems to bother her more - she is more like a sophisticated lady at times. That coat sounds and looks very comfy and cozy.
    Kim

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  93. My Shunta has really long and thick hair but my daughter's new pup Mazy has short hair and living up here in the hills with the snow and cold she could use a coat like this. The one with pink on it would look cute on her.

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  94. It is freezing here in NJ, so Ralphie needs a warm coat. I would choose the granite color.

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  95. These are great O love the picture of Bailey. My doberman sure needs a coat this winter when it went down to 3degreese he was not happy.

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  96. In NY, and would love to win this for my Jack Russell, Deuce! He loves wearing clothes and is always trying to get warm! :)

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