Just got back from Maine. This dog is a pup I gave to my friend Troy Fields of Traditions Guide Service in Maine. She will be 2 in Feb. Temp was 1 deg at launch time with a 15 mph wind. This is Troy's first retriever( he posted some pics on here last yr of her first season) and I was impressed. Jumping off the boat into the ocean at those temps, this dog has guts. Both days we called it quits as soon as she looked a little cold and she gets to spend the rest of the day streached out in front of the wood stove. Great house dog as well.