The Animate Ruby, Topaz and
The waterproof, windproof, reflective, padded, underbody-panelled, Animate Ruby (burgundy colour over black), Topaz (sky blue over black) and Emerald (emerald green over emerald green) coats are the ultimate in dog luxury!
To fit these coats, firstly the coat is slipped over the dog's head and laid loosely along the back. Hook one of the elasticated loops around each rear leg.
The under-body panel of the coat is pushed between the dog's front legs (the photo alongside shows the under-body panel hanging free, before being pushed through the dog's legs); the two fastening velcro-covered panels are then flapped up and over the dog's back and joined together, forming the black 'band' around the coat shown in the photo at the top of this page. Fitting the coat isn't as complicated as it sounds - it will take you about 10 seconds!
The elasticated neck opening enables the coat to be easily slipped over your dog's head whilst offering an effective seal against adverse weather conditions.
The collar flap on these coats can be worn up (offering additional protection from wind and rain) or down and incorporates a tailored slit through which a lead can be readily led. In the main photo at the top of this page the collar flaps are shown turned up; the inset photo in the top right corner of the image shows the collar flap folded down.
Besides the reflective quality of the coat's fabric, visibility is further enhanced by the hi-luminosity reflective tape woven as a detail strip around the edges of the coat. In the photos on this website, it proved difficult to avoid the reflective tape 'flaring' under the studio lighting - just imagine how effective the reflective tape would be when picked up in a pair of car headlights! The photos alongside show the reflective tape - woven into the pleasingly patterned fabrics - without reflective flare.
Animate Ruby, Topaz and Emerald dog coats are available in sizes from 8" (20cms) to 34" (85cms) in 2" (5cms) increments. To identify the correct size coat for your dog measure from the base of the neck (where you'd normally fit a collar) to the start of the tail; the correct size coat will generally be the first coat size which is as long as, or failing that longer than, the dog's back.
As the size of the dog increases, so the size of the jacket becomes less critical.
For example, if the dog's back measures 9" (23cms) the size of coat usually offering the best fit will be the 10" (25cms) size.
However, if the dog's back measures 21" (53cms) although the optimum size coat will be the 22" (55cms) size, both the 20" (50cms) and 24" (60cms) size coats will usually offer a perfectly acceptable fit.
If you buy the wrong size we'll be happy to exchange it.
For photos of this style please click here.
Last updated: 7 September 2010
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