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Hurtta Pro Winter Jacket

I just have to say that I'm completely against dressing up animals in clothing, unless it's a garment necessary for keeping the animal warm due to the lack of a proper coat. It upsets me to see people dress up their animals in all kind of crap, and I cannot for the life of me understand why. Now, Theo was wearing a knitted sweater last winter because his coat was still too thin to keep him warm, and we had a cold winter. He didn't wear it when he was going outside for a quick pee, only when going for a longer walk to avoid freezing up.

Yes. I co-own two Chihuahuas. No. We don't treat them as babies, dolls or stuffed animals. They are live animals, and just as much dogs as a Siberian Malamute or Great Dane. They have four legs which they love to use for playing, walking and running, and we would never dream of depriving them of that joy. Theo has now developed a very nice coat, even though it's not full yet. Even so we've decided to buy him a Hurtta Pro Winter Jacket for situations where a little extra protection against the wind, rain and cold is needed. It protects the major muscle groups and tender abdomen area, and it's wind- and waterproof at the same time. I think it's really important to remember that a little cold actually help their coat thicken.

Hurtta Pro Winter Jacket

I was talking to my mom the other day, and we were discussing these winter jackets from Hurtta Pro. She told me that she got one of these winter jackets with my sister's dog Dennis, and she kept telling me how fantastic it was. I had actually been planning to buy one ever since Theo was a pup, but I was told to wait until he was fully grown to avoid having to buy another one as he grew. They're not exactly cheap! Then today, while visiting the Chihuahua forum, I found an ad for a jacket like this. It was the right size, the color I wanted, still wrapped in plastic - and the girl selling it was asking 550,- NOK, which would be about $94 with today's exchange rate. I decided to jump on it since the store I was planning on ordering from were asking $111 plus shipping for the exact same garment.

I like it!

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Posted by Shamini on October 13, 2010 – 12:26 PM

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  1. I think that’s a great buy. Smile And – when Cuda is fully grown, perhaps he can use it as well?

  2. Kari:
    Thanks! Seems like it was a wise choice if we’re to believe the prophecies of the approacing winter.. If this jacket turns out to be as good as I hope, Cuda will get his very own. Smile

  3. I like your politics regarding dogs Smile I do the same with mine. She has a raincoat and a wool sweater for longer walks, but we rarely use them. Typically the seldom time she does wear them at least one person will say something degrading to us, accusing us of playing dress-up and so on. Our dogs fur makes snow clump in it too, so suddenly she looks like a little snow monster and can’t move and gets very cold.

  4. Oooo. Den der måmå du skrive litt mer om når du har fått prøvd. Har selv en pingle dessverre. Frown Så tynn pels at huden skinner igjennom enkelte steder, så når det dinger 30 minus blir det nok dekken.. uansett om jeg ikke liker det. *fnis*

  5. Maja:
    Theo har prøvd den på, men det er foreløpig ikke kaldt nok til at han trenger den når han skal ut på tur. Jeg skjønner problemet om din har så tynn pels som du sier, og jeg tror et slikt Hurtta dekken vil være en god investering for dere – særlig med tanke på at det er både vind- og vannavstøtende, som bidrar veldig til at de blir kalde. Det finnes også et dekken som heter Hurtta Pro Regndekken, men jeg klarer dessverre ikke å finne ut hva som egentlig er forskjellen mellom disse to variantene.

    Den var veldig enkel å få på, sitter godt på kroppen hans, og han så ut til å like å ha den på seg. Helt med en gang beveget han seg litt stivt, men det tror jeg bare er vanesak. Den hemmer ikke bruk av skuldrene, og virker generelt veldig bra. Angrer ikke på kjøpet, og er ganske sikker på at vi kommer til å få bruk for den når vinteren virkelig setter inn for fullt i Trondheim by.

    De billigste Hurtta dekkenene jeg har funnet kan du få kjøpt hos Petworld – hvis andre vet hvor man kan få disse billigere, legg inn en kommentar! Smile

  6. Pinch:
    I’m sorry to hear that. Theo didn’t have very long coat last winter, so I don’t know if he’ll have a problem with clumping snow – but my mom has the same problem with her two Dachshunds. Frown At least now he has a jacket to prevent problems with the cold, and Cuda (who’s bare underneath for several more months) will have the wool sweaters Theo used last winter.


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