Contest: Does You Dog Need a Jacket? You Bet. Win one!.

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Sasha and Victor enjoying winter

Does your dog need a coat?

That’s a question I get asked occasionally when walking – or erratically darting – Victor in public places. What they really mean to say is my dog doesn’t need a coat.


The common argument is that in the wild, an animal doesn’t wear a jacket but adapts naturally to the climate.

There’s a number of problems with this argument, not the least of which is the fact my dog lives in a house, not outside. I have never heard of the elusive wild schnoodle: a schnauzer-faced poodle-body canine roaming the forest foraging for plush toys and dental stix thinking, “if only I had a coat.”

My schnoodle Victor gets groomed, so he loses fur. He also shivers, actually shivers when left outside in the winter (one reason he ended up living with me).

We’re in Canada, yo.

In this country, car companies make commercials depicting intense hurricane-like snow storms to get us to buy snow tires; yet we’re not scared because we have the same photo in our Christmas albums only with the neighbourhood kids bundled up and smiling in it.

Victor needs a coat.

And so does your dog, especially if you live above the 49th parallel. So, win one from Kurgo!

Kurgo has a variety of both winter dog coats and lighter dog jackets to make sure that your fun continues right into the winter months. Check them out at



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The winner will receive the style, colour and size of their choice! You’ll be able to select from options including…

  • the stylish Loft Jacket, a reversible jacket that’s also waterproof
  • the North Country dog coat which even comes with its own LED light, perfect for those short winter days
  • and lighter jackets like the Allagash Dog Jacket, waterproof, washable, and made without PVC

The winner will get to select their favorite… and will be all set for a season of cold weather adventure!

One winner will be selected at random; Kurgo will ship the prize directly to the winner. This giveaway is open to readers in the USA and Canada. Contest runs until November 1, 2015.

Good luck!vic in kurgo jacket

Now, does Victor need 25 coats and sweaters?

Ok, maybe need isn’t the right word, but he does rock the look preferring Earth-tones such as green, brown and orange. And he pops in red. That’s his favourite, specifically the Kurgo Loft Jacket pictured here.

Who can resist a sharp dressed schnoodle?

Disclosure: This giveaway prize is sponsored by Kurgo; the company will ship the prize directly to the winner. All opinions and statements are entirely my own.

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