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Old 11-22-2019, 07:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, been quite a while since I posted. Was wondering if anyone had recommendations for light to medium duty dog coats that fit a boxer shape. Tried a couple on Amazon and they fit horrible. Right length = too small around the middle. He's about 22" shoulders to tail and about 70lbs. I saw k9 Voyager on a random Google search instead of Amazon and they claim to have breed specific stuff but they're more expensive than the other stuff we were trying so want to get some recommendations for stuff.

We seem to have the odd size dog. Found a really nice product on Amazon but the 24" one was way too big couldn't even close it and the next size down is 20 and way too small. Could barely close the Velcro and the first time he shook it just popped open.


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Old 11-22-2019, 04:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah they can be "tricky" to buy clothes for? But if you think the coat's are hard to find?? Waite to you try and feet boot's ie "Tiny Feet."

But Boxer's tend to have Big Chest and tiny waist, it makes buying coat's tricky?? But for right now and first coat. Just go to Pet's Market, and you can fit a coat "eye's" on. And that will give you a good guide as to work sizing works!

And with that info ... you'll have a better idea of what size works if you want to get something better online.
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Well we already had bought a couple of cheaper items online before this last round and neither fit very well. One fit but was a bit baggy, but used snaps to hold it on and really is just like an indoor thing. The other was a smaller size and while it "fit" it was too tight. We used the size info from the bigger one in trying this latest round where the velcro was either too long and had nothing to attach to or was too short completely in the straps. I think we're gonna end up having to look at the couple of breed specific things I found.


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Breed specific, may work?? But a lot of variable even there?? What dog did they use for one?? Cuz a coat for a Euro Boxer, most likely would be to big for an American Line Boxer (much slimier) and then there are a lot more Euro/American Boxer's around these day's.

That is kinda why your having issues finding a size that fit's. My Struddell was 65 lbs but she looked tiny compared to every Male Boxer I saw??
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Breed specific, may work?? But a lot of variable even there?? What dog did they use for one?? Cuz a coat for a Euro Boxer, most likely would be to big for an American Line Boxer (much slimier) and then there are a lot more Euro/American Boxer's around these day's.

That is kinda why your having issues finding a size that fit's. My Struddell was 65 lbs but she looked tiny compared to every Male Boxer I saw??


Well the ones I'm looking at still have sizes. It sounds like they're just cut for the breed shape so a boxer it would take into account deep chest narrow waist. Still have to measure him to see if they have something that might work though.


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Hi, this is the company we got Satchel's coat from. The fit is great.
https://chillydogs.ca/
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I have had great luck with dog coats that are styled like horse blankets, with straps that criss cross under the chest/belly or with a strap that goes under the chest.

The straps that criss cross are ideal because they are very adjustable and you don't have to worry about males urinating on the straps. They also hold the coat securely in position.

Blankets with a belly strap can be challenging in that it seems like only the blankets with the belly strap positioned a little further forward than most (under the chest rather than the belly) fit boxers well & stay in position while they play.
I have actually cut off the belly straps on a few XXL dog coats I picked up on clearance and then sewed the straps back on in a position that is further forward, under the chest, and now they fit Higgins really well.

Most of the dog coats I have seen that are styled after horse blankets have an adjustable chest as well, which helps with getting a better fit too.

I attached 2 photos to this post showing examples of the styles I described. The first one is by Bluemax (under $10 on some sites, more on others). The 2nd one is from Country Pride (under $20) at Big Dee's Tack (they have a lot more dog coats as well).

That being said, there really IS a lot of variation in boxer body sizes. My previous boxer was 87 lbs most of his life, my current boxer was 75 pounds last time he was weighed (still maturing). Yet all of the coats that fit my previous boxer are way too small for my current boxer.

I agree with the advice above, to take your boxer to a pet store and try on a few different styles to see what has a good fit, see what styles you like as far as how they go on/off, and then base your search on that style and sizing.

Finding a coat that works for your boxer is worth all the effort you are going to. My boxer, Higgins, absolutely loves his blankets when the temperatures are low outside. When I hold them up, he walks up to them and puts his head into the neck hole. My previous boxer did the same thing.

Good luck on your search. Let us know when you find something with a good fit.
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Breed specific, may work?? But a lot of variable even there?? What dog did they use for one?? Cuz a coat for a Euro Boxer, most likely would be to big for an American Line Boxer (much slimier) and then there are a lot more Euro/American Boxer's around these day's.
That sure is the truth! My previous boxer weighed more than Higgins currently does (he is still maturing)
But my previous (American lines) boxer's blankets are all WAY too small on my current (full European lines) boxer.
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Old 11-23-2019, 07:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I use regular dog coats from Foggy Mountain dog coats they are around 50. they have belly straps that cross underneath and no matter how crazy my dogs get they stay put when they are running. They have a special boxer coat that's like 95 dollars but I don't think that is necessary I love the nylon coats they have fleece inside of them and I have washed them a lot and hang to dry. I have had these coats now thru two dogs they block the wind well and don't get caught or snagged on branches. I have tried many other coats on amazon but they just don't fit right. Hope this helps. A 22 inch should fit your dog but measure him from the back of his neck near his body and to where the top of the nub is. They are a little pricey but they last and I had spent much more on coats that did not fit right. They do have a website its Foggy Mountain dog coats. My boy is 9 months old and 70lbs and the 22 he wears fits him well. I had to play with the chest straps to get it just right but what I do is leave the chest adjusted where I want it and just slip it over their heads.
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Old 11-23-2019, 01:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Luvmiboxers, those Foggy Mountain coats look great!

The adjustable straps that criss cross are my favorite for getting a good fit AND they keep the coat in place.
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