Some of you my have noticed in the photos of our glamping adventure in Lancashire that our little Rhapsody has amassed rather a collection of jumpers and coats recently. This is not simply because I like to accessorize her (which of course I do) but because as a small dog with very low body fat, and a fairly short clip, she is pretty susceptible to the cold. Last winter she was ill for a number of weeks following a particularly chilly beach trip so this year I am not taking any chance with her health. Lots of you have been asking about her various outfits so I thought I would take you through our favourites! Of course, Colin also features, his love for all things wet and muddy is usually why he wears jumpers/coats as he likes to get absolutely soaked and then act like he’s got hypothermia.
Ruffwear Climate Changer Fleece – Rhapsody wears size XXS and Colin wears size XS, RRP £64.95
This is the most expensive item in the dogs’ wardrobe and worth every penny. These fleeces are design to maintain body heat in even the coldest conditions with their tight fit and high quality fleece material. They are not waterproof but dry very quickly and also have reflective piping for those late night strolls.
Dryhound Water Repellent Fleece Tank – Rhapsody wears size 16/21″, RRP £16
We bought these fleeces last winter for a winter trip to the coast and continue to be impressed by the fact that they are actually waterproof! Colin actually swims in his and still comes out dry underneath. Perfect for beach trips and they offer a made to measure service for no extra cost which is a bonus when you have long skinny dogs like mine! For the price, you will not find a better fleece jumper.
Watts in the Box Knitted Jumper – size small, RRP £15.00
Rhapsody’s favourite chillaxing outfit, this hand knitted jumper is perfect for hanging out at home and for the occasional, not too muddy, walk. WITB? have loads of different colours available and they are more than happy to adjust their sizes for funny shaped dogs! I’m convinced there is nothing cuter than Rhapsody in this jumper!
Barbour Wax Coat – Rhaps wears size S and Colin wears size M, RRP £39.95
For the fashion-conscious pooch it does not come any more stylish than Barbour’s wax dog coats. Made from the same high quality waxed cotton as their human coats, these babies are made to last. Although they cannot be machine washed, they do clean remarkably well with us a sponge and warm water. They are highly adjustable to suit dogs of all builds and have an awesome tartan lining.
Danish Design Ultimate 2-in-1 Dog Coat – size 14″, RRP £13.49
This is our favourite all-weather coat, with a removable polar fleece lining it can be either a super warm winter jacket or a light summer raincoat. It has chest protection to prevent low-riding dogs from collecting too much muck and a reflective strap for late night walks. Only downside for us is that the straps only just go tight enough for my two. We also had to go down a size for both size, Rhapsody is 16″ long but wears a 14″ in this coat. Thanks go to the talented humans behind @cockapoomarley for the pictures below.
So there you have it, a complete guide to Rhapsody’s glamping wardrobe. I think you’ll agree she has a outfit for all occasion but watch this space as there is definitely room for expansion!