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    icey
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    Demon is turning into little snowdog on every walk so we need to find snow boots for him, any ideas where to source them here or is just a case of looking online?


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    I make them for our pooch….his problem is that he gets cuts on his pads, so needs protection when he has a cut.  I was buying them from the vet at 6€ a go, but since he chases around in the woods and was constantly loosing them it was getting a bit expensive!

    There are loads of patterns for them online, and I used scraps of material I had lying around plus bought some scratch. Old sweatshirt was useless, as got baggy when wet, but fleece works well although doesn’t last that long.  Some I put soles on with some old leather.

    Once you’ve got the hang of it, only  takes a few minutes each.

    Or of course you can get posh ones online, from 5€ up to 17€ each….

    Other thing to stop snowballs is to trim the hair between his pads, and use paw wax to stop the snow sticking.


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    Thanks for that helix, will have a look online and have a go putting something together. Hadn’t thought of paw wax so will take a look at that too, good tip.


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    Do they need to be waterproof?

    I am guessing so, I am wearing goretex boot liners in these conditions especially in the house as it stops my feet freezing from the cold floors, they have lasted years so I am confident the material would stand up to use as doggy boots, you could probably make 2 pairs from the material in each one and use a seperate doggy sock inside if needed, they cost very little.


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    At Stronua Crianlarich, during the ’40s, we used to walk them through tar the night before leaving early the next morning droving to the market at Stirling.


    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    Do they need to be waterproof? I am guessing so, I am wearing goretex boot liners in these conditions especially in the house as it stops my feet freezing from the cold floors, they have lasted years so I am confident the material would stand up to use as doggy boots, you could probably make 2 pairs from the material in each one and use a seperate doggy sock inside if needed, they cost very little.

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    Neat idea, thanks.

     


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    At Stronua Crianlarich, during the ’40s, we used to walk them through tar the night before leaving early the next morning droving to the market at Stirling.

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    Podcasts are the future! Not 4G nor neither 5G.

    Drovers routes, haven’t hiked on those for years, you’ve made me get all nostalgic.


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    The boot liners are on sale from £4.50, the longer ones would yield a lot more material, those that are outside the normal size range often sell cheaper, good for me with little feet and the giant ones would be good for the doggies, they would be easy to sew and the seams can be sealed with gore tex seam tape, I have some its very cheap and called Sympatex I think, I use it for repairing thorn tears in gore tex shell outer wear.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-PAIR-MILITARY-GORETEX-WATERPROOF-BOOT-LINERS-WARM-DRY-FEET-04021/182313633494?hash=item2a72bd46d6:m:mP33n0aY-zl96p4bg9qnuMQ


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    “The pigs in the procession had little woollen boots with leather soles fitted to each trotter…Even the geese had protection for their feet. This was done by driving them through a mixture of soft tar and sand, which would form a very hard-wearing coating when it set.”

    The little “sassenach” lived at Kings House for three years frequently visiting Glencoe, Blackmount, Bridge of Orchy, Crianlarich.
    We used sand for the sheep.


    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    Not sure our pooch would do for walking through hot tar….

    They don’t have to be waterproof, as his feet are fairly waterproof.  For us it’s more for extra padding and protection against grit, salt and so on.  But waterproof could be a bonus as long as stands up to claws.

    Here are ours, the black on is the waterproof one from the vet.  The rest are home made (but we haven’t told him that socks with teddy bears on them are really not very macho….)

    (except I have no idea how to add a photo???anyone?)

     

     


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    Our chocolate labrador couldn’t walk in the mountains because the ice ‘burnt’ his paws. we got some dog boots for snow use, they were thick with a pad underneath. I seem to recall they weren’t cheap but never fell off or rubbed and he walked as normal with them so they were worth it.

    Apparently husky dogs where boots a lot, so it’s not just a ‘softy’ thing


    Janela

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    I bought these for my hairy toed boy to stop him getting snowball feet.

    Work well and stay on well. From Amazon Fr

     

    Petacc Bottes Chien Chaussure Chien Imperméables Bottes de Pluie avec Semelles Anti-Dérapantes pour Chien


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    Apparently husky dogs where boots a lot, so it’s not just a ‘softy’ thing

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    Janela

    except that huskies don’t wear ones with pink teddy bears on them…we have husky packs near us and they have macho black leather type boots.   We looked at them, but very expensive 25€ plus, so are making do with our “free” ones.  He got used to them v quickly and they do the trick.


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    Thanks for that caleyfan.

    I think D would look cute in teddy bear socks but not sure OH would walk beside us  :-)


    • This reply was modified 13 Feb 2018 15:48 by  icey.
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