how do you keep your daschund warm in the winter when going outside ?

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

DiamondnLovey:  Oh, a weenie! Pics please!

My dachshund gets very cold too, even just in the air conditioning! But we live in Florida, so a sweater is usually enough for him. When he was in Maine he wore a little puffer coat, but no booties. A warmer coat is a good idea and if you’re walking her outside for a while on salted sidewalks, you may want those booties. She may not like walking in them though, so you’ll have to test them out. Maybe you can test a pair out in the pet store to see if she can walk properly in them. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I used to have a puffier type coat for mine, but hes since gotten too fat for it so he only wears sweaters now (since they’re stretchier) 

I would definitely recommend booties though. I have booties for my large dog as well. Bare skin against the freezing/snowy/icy ground? No thanks!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

DiamondnLovey:  I don’t have a daschund but I do have a very small shivery dog who doesn’t like the cold lol.

He won’t wear booties (he tries to shake them off) but he wears his big coat!! It’s lined with fleece and seems to keep him warm 🙂

For the first couple times it snows he hates to walk in it but he gets used to it. Their feet are pretty tough.

Though through some harsh winters I’ve ending up carrying him back to the house because he “just can’t” anymore and will just stand there picking up his feet lol. He’s a drama queen.

Booties would be good if he’ll wear them, if not the coat should be plenty 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC

DiamondnLovey:  I don’t have a daschund, or a small dog, but I just wanted to suggest looking at Dover Saddlery! Their dog blankets are made by companies who make winer blankets for horses, so they’re pretty well designed for warmth, and they’re actually pretty nice looking! I have a plain fleece sheet for my dog, and it’s really nicely made but wasn’t really all too expensive. As far as booties, I’m not sure that Dover would have them, but I’ve seen plenty around on the internet that might work for your dog! Good luck! 

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My small pups have the same fur type as dachshunds. Mine have fleece lined coats and booties. It took a while for them to get used to the booties but now they wait patiently for me to put them on when it’s really cold. The pups were getting snow caught in their pads and it was causing some issues so we bought the boots and took the time to train them to wear them. It was worth the effort for us.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

There better be some photos in this thread, or there’ll be a riot! 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

My little booger and his assorted sweaters. He’s a big boy now, but these are from when he was a little puppy.

MsGolightly:  

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

DiamondnLovey:  She has the coolest coloring! She looks like a mini bluetick!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have a greyhound and they are very thin skinned and have short coats and have practically no fat on them. He has a fleece jacket that he wears in the spring and fall and in the winter he has a fleece lined thicker jacket. We tried booties but they didn’t really work and he wasn’t a fan of them. Despite how cold he can get, he LOVES to play in the snow!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I entered this thread with the expectation of seeing photos of dachshunds in sweaters.

Did not disappoint.

10/10 would read again.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC

DiamondnLovey:  They really are! They’re also quite long lasting and durable, and many are (or can be) waterproofed. If you have questions about how to “read” the blanket information and sizes, feel free to ask! 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m jealous of people who can get their dachshund to willinging go outside in the winter!  We have to fight tooth and nail to get our little girl to even go potty outside in the winter….and that’s with boots and a jacket.  There have been times where she takes a few minutes too long so she just curls up into a ball and cries bloody murder until one of us carries her back in. (Granted, Canadian winters sometimes make me want to curl up in a ball and cry so I guess I can’t judge!)  So walks are out of the question….she just gets her exercise running around the house or at daycare. 

 

 

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