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    An FYI for those that don't think a vest will keep a dog warm: during bitter-cold weather I will keep my hands warm by placing them inside my dog's vest. A well-fitted neoprene vest will keep a dog warmer than most other practicable alternatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tzappia View Post
    An FYI for those that don't think a vest will keep a dog warm: during bitter-cold weather I will keep my hands warm by placing them inside my dog's vest. A well-fitted neoprene vest will keep a dog warmer than most other practicable alternatives.
    So why not 'Leg warmers'?...I would have thought there was less body fat on the legs to keep the dog warm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by polmaise View Post
    So why not 'Leg warmers'?...I would have thought there was less body fat on the legs to keep the dog warm?
    It all has to do with core temperature. When the body core is warm there is ample circulation to the extremities. Warm blood is delivered to keep legs warm. Shivering comes when the body is trying to create warmth in the core. That's when less warm blood is delivered to the legs and leg warmers wouldn't be of much help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnie View Post
    It all has to do with core temperature. When the body core is warm there is ample circulation to the extremities. Warm blood is delivered to keep legs warm. Shivering comes when the body is trying to create warmth in the core. That's when less warm blood is delivered to the legs and leg warmers wouldn't be of much help.
    So why did all them dancers wear them fluffy things on their ankles?.....Was it just a fashion thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by polmaise View Post
    So why did all them dancers wear them fluffy things on their ankles?.....Was it just a fashion thing?
    Well I've never been very close to a tutu but I'd guess that they're keeping warmed up muscles from cooling down and tightening up. Probably not in any danger of hypothermia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polmaise View Post
    So why not 'Leg warmers'?...I would have thought there was less body fat on the legs to keep the dog warm?
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    It's just a thought?....But if vests are used for protection against underwater hazards?.....Why do they not come with protection for the 'LEGS'? and 'FEET'?
    They would surely come in contact with anything underwater 'First'? .....And, if standing on the frozen tundra just waiting, Surely the they are in contact with it from the ground up?
    There are booties for pointers to protect their pads and a bright orange vest for safety reasons.
    As to dancers:
    I’m thinking the legging for dancers is to keep their legs warm so that they don’t cramp up and/or keep limber to prevent injury.

    Keeping the core temp at check is the right answer.
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    This one is for Cass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polmaise View Post
    This one is for Cass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polmaise View Post
    This one is for Cass.
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    LOL. It's good that you have a sense of humor....It does go a long way....
    Thanks for the pic...It made my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polmaise View Post
    So why not 'Leg warmers'?...I would have thought there was less body fat on the legs to keep the dog warm?
    The twenty minute workout from the early 80's has lots of youtubes, and a semi cult following. They always wore legwarmers. Why do you think? Maybe a hardcore hunter thing.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnM-H7QmWGo

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