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    I think short of having a wet suit company making you a custom fit vest, proper fit is mostly luck, finding the manufactured vest that fits your individual dog best. The dog in my avatar is wearing a vest that O'Neill wetsuit company made for our dog back around 1995. Unfortunately they won't do that anymore. At the time they would do a minimum order of five vest at $75.00 per vest. We ordered two, one for each of our dogs along with vest for three other friend's dogs. That vest is still usable today, but it doesn't fit either of my two current dogs.

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    OK look...Keep the chest core temperature warm and don't worry about the extremities. If the vest is tight against the chest, then you are OK with regards to the dog. You can trim excess of the stomach area and around the legs, but the main idea is to keep the main organ warm to circulate to the other areas. Food for thought.

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    Should dog vests be used in very cold temperatures on land/fields, even though the dogs are not in water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dooley View Post
    Should dog vests be used in very cold temperatures on land/fields, even though the dogs are not in water?
    Not necessarily. The only time I have used a vest on land was in very cold weather and high stubble that I was worried would rub my dog's stomach raw.

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    Nice picture John. Go to love it.......Doesn't get better than that.

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    I will run my dog with a vest during field goose hunts, the ground is pretty cold for laying on especially when snow gets in the mutt hut, and it will help protect against the corn stalks.
    Daren Galloway

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Robinson View Post
    I think short of having a wet suit company making you a custom fit vest, proper fit is mostly luck, finding the manufactured vest that fits your individual dog best. The dog in my avatar is wearing a vest that O'Neill wetsuit company made for our dog back around 1995. Unfortunately they won't do that anymore. At the time they would do a minimum order of five vest at $75.00 per vest. We ordered two, one for each of our dogs along with vest for three other friend's dogs. That vest is still usable today, but it doesn't fit either of my two current dogs.

    John
    Somebody posted a couple of years ago about a company that would make them to spec but their main area was neoprene type braces. I just can't remember their name.
    The problems of today cannot be solved the with same of thinking that created them.

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    I got a RiversWest waterfowl vest to test. Works great. Waterproof fleece is their trade. It seems to wick water from her coat after a swim. Highly impressed. Zipper works easy and fits far Bette than any of the two Avery vests I have. Also have a smaller cabelas somewhere in a puppy size.

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    I looked at the Rivers West and liked it. My question is can it be modified if need be without compromising the vest. It looks like the seems are rolled and sewed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjrice View Post
    Somebody posted a couple of years ago about a company that would make them to spec but their main area was neoprene type braces. I just can't remember their name.
    Had an early morning case of of remembering....http://www.benik.com/
    The problems of today cannot be solved the with same of thinking that created them.

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