it isn't often that we get to pull out the rain gear around here in San Diego! One of my pet peeves are finding sweaters or coats for large Dogs!
The coat Weslia is wearing says X-Large but we can clearly see this 70 lb Shepard needs something else! To get a proper fit measure from the top of the shoulder to the tail. Once you do that and look through the many sites with #petraingear you are going to blink at what is referred to as X-Lrg! 19-24 inches is normal for a Shepard. By the time you secure the body fasteners of the coat or poncho the length required is now 3 " longer making her proper size a XX-XXX Lrg.
Make sure you get a coat that has wide adjustable Velcro fasteners around the girth as well as adjustable front and back adjustable leg straps so it stays in place all down the back and doesn't slide around the neck.
The samples I've found are made in other countries and the quality isn't very good. My favorite shopping site for Large Dog Coats is http://www.BaxterBoo.com. The prices and sizes are true to breed sizing and secure comfortably without knotting up in the under belly area. The prices and styles vary from Reflective Ponchos to Blanket style. These range from $20-$50.00 and are made in America.
Help keep your big breed dry and comfortable this winter with the proper fit. It can mean the difference between a pleasant walk in the rain or a wet one!
If you got value out of this blog post please leave me a comment, I would like to hear about your experiences buying large rain coats, or any size really for your pups.
Woofs & Wags, Kate
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