I recently posted a picture of Bailey wearing a red coat. We got so many responses asking about the coat. The dog coats were a gift from my sister, but I was able to do some research and here are all the details.
The company that makes the coats is named Is Pet Designer Petwear. The jacket is 100% polyester and it’s a light, super soft, sleeveless jacket.
The jacket fits TeKeela lengthwise but it’s a bit big around her chest (like most of the regular dog sweaters). It might work a bit better with a sweater underneath. So I really recommend you double check the size chart if you are considering it for a dachshund.
For us, living in Alaska, these are light winter/fall jackets. This is because the Snowieners are short and the snap buttons closure in the front might allow water/snow in, causing them to get cold.
Overall, we love the coats, they are stylish and colorful.
We were not paid for this review. This is entirely my point of view.
Here is TeKeela in her new little back pack. Sometimes, she would need a little break when we go hiking. I know she needs a break when she starts slowing down. I normally check her paws for ice balls and give her a treat for some energy. Unfortunately, if we just stop to rest, Bailey would get cold and then I would need to hold two little ones!
Here are some pictures of TeKeela during her breaks in some of our hikes. She is so fortunate that everyone wants to hold her.
What do you do when your dog gets tired during a hike?
Finding a coat/sweater that fits the short and long can be a challenging task. We do not have any dachshund dedicated retailers here in town. Even though there are some online stores, I would like to be able to try the coat on the pups before spending $50+ dollars in a non-refundable dog item!
So I decided to put my handcrafting skills to use and started making my own dog coats. After several tries I had managed to make one or two that are functional and not too bad looking. The most important thing, T&B are now ready to play in the snow and last longer in the freezing temperatures we have been experiencing lately.
Early design: Easy to put on/ take off
Full cover up: To protect their chest
This is the newest design with home made quilted fabric. Fleece in the inside, water resistant fabric on the outside to protect from snow/water, light weighted polyester batting in the inside.