I have barn chores that never care whether it's stormy or sunny, and that means regardless I have to go out to water and feed my animals. I live in NS, where it gets bloody cold. My dogs grow a winter coat and even Ellie who's arthritic, loves the winter. She's like me, when my feet and legs ache, I will go stand in cold water or snow. It's the only thing that helps.
No, I've never put a coat on a dog and never will. There was a study done on blanketed horses--they neither grow a proper winter coat, nor are they able to have their hair stick up and trap warm air to keep them warm. So blanketing keeps them colder. Chickens and other birds fluff up and keep themselves warm by trapping air, so do horses. Dogs are not people, they are warmblooded and have fur for a reason. Fur keeps you warm.
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