Getting ready for colder weather
Border collies generally have long coats, with a fluffy undercoat and a silky top coat, so they should not need to have any additional clothing. However, in my view, any dog who lives in a lovely warm, centrally heated house, is going to appreciate a little extra comfort on a chilly day.
In addition, dogs moult at different times of year and to varying degrees. Busy has just lost all her coat having had puppies. She has gone from this:
Another consideration is if you are taking more than one dog to training, or to a show, and they are running around for a bit, followed by a period in the car, they will definitely feel the cold. Of course short-haired breeds definitely benefit from a bit of extra warmth.
So if it gets frosty soon, I will be popping on their Equafleece Tankies! You can see here that they are warm and comfortable, without affecting the dogs’ movement in any way.
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