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12-05-2013 05:19 PM
Saphire
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Originally Posted by ShenzisMom View Post
Oo Orillia is not far at all! My inlaws lived in Barrie and it was soooo cold compared to here, I always blamed it on the lack of buildings to break the wind
Sidenote, would love to meet up if you ever find yourself at woofstock or a dog show. I'm still miffed they cancelled winter woofstock lol
I don't show Gus but expect to be travelling alot all over for training. I will keep you in mind for the next time I am in the area.
12-05-2013 04:58 PM
David Taggart You should be aware of otitus. To prevent it use Surolan
Surolan Ear Drops for Dogs - 1800PetMeds
But also read more about ear infection
Otitis Externa: Detecting & Treating Ear Infections in DogsThe Mobile Pet Vet - Pet Care Information
12-05-2013 04:06 PM
ShenzisMom Oo Orillia is not far at all! My inlaws lived in Barrie and it was soooo cold compared to here, I always blamed it on the lack of buildings to break the wind
Sidenote, would love to meet up if you ever find yourself at woofstock or a dog show. I'm still miffed they cancelled winter woofstock lol
12-05-2013 02:03 PM
Saphire
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Originally Posted by ShenzisMom View Post
I don't think my end of Ontario ever gets to be -28c. I think they would bring the dogs in if it were that cold. If your bare skin is cold, then they are too. (Lack of fur on ears)
I am not too far from you...Orillia and we do get cold fronts that bring us to those temperatures, maybe worse if you take into consideration wind chill but they are short lived...thankfully!!
12-05-2013 12:59 PM
ShenzisMom I don't think my end of Ontario ever gets to be -28c. I think they would bring the dogs in if it were that cold. If your bare skin is cold, then they are too. (Lack of fur on ears)
12-05-2013 11:32 AM
Saphire Gets very cold here too, so on those days where it is over the top cold my dog isn't out for long periods. Mostly because I don't want to be outside.

Police dogs here are kenneled outside all year round and have no issues with their ears freezing.
12-05-2013 11:15 AM
ShenzisMom Doberman owners use 'snoods'. Check out etsy
12-05-2013 10:55 AM
Syaoransbear Wolves and huskies have substantially more furred ears than a german shepherd. As you can see from my avatar, there are places in his ears where there is bare skin that would not do well with -39C windchill.

Also, since it's only early december, his winter coat isn't as thick as it could be yet, although his coat never gets even close to the thickness of a husky or a wolf to begin with.
12-05-2013 10:54 AM
Sunflowers Huh?
12-05-2013 10:52 AM
Saphire same goes for siberian Huskies.
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