Nope! She can run, jump and zoom without any issues. The booties have traction and she walked weird in the house for a bit with them but had no issues as soon as she was outside. I’ll throw them on her if we’re hiking and it’s been raining. She uses them in my yard if it’s muddy/snowing and can easily jump 6+ feet and zoom with no issues. They have significant better traction than the walkeepaws which is on of the reasons why I only use those for sidewalks lolOhhh my goodness those gaiters are hilarious! I LOVE them!! They would absolutely stop traffic around here.
Do you find that covering paws interferes with traction/stability at all?
Oh my gosh, these pictures of poodles in their winter gear are ADORABLE!! Nothing to add, but following along because I’ve been wondering about the same thing. We’re in the Chicago area and Cody (4 months now, spoo) will probably just have started to need real haircuts this winter.
We had similar fit issues with Gracie, who was half mini....and a quarter dachshund! Lonnng body.Same @cody_mom ! The photos in this thread are so cute!
I'm following this and will check out the coats, boots and paw protectors that have been posted. We're in Nova Scotia so our winters aren't as cold as some, but we have a lot of snow/ice/thaw/repeat from January through March and even April.
Austen came home in December last year and didn't go outside for long periods until he had had his last set of vaccinations, so this will be his first real Winter. He's an oversized mini by about an inch, and is very long and lean at 11 months, so fit for coats might be tricky.
He is a standard poodle, currently around 60 pounds. Our winters can get rough. January and February can bring -20 or lower temps.How cold are your winters and what size poodle ? For a small poodle, winter clothing is needed for walks when the winter is harsh but not necessary to go outside to do their business. Around here it gets to -40 and my dogs never wear a coat to go outside to pee. They just hurry up !
If you want to walk them in the snow or where melting salt is used, then boots are good because they prevent snow accumulation between the pads and salt burning their feet. And a coat will prevent snow on the coat.