My show dogs have always lead very active, outdoor country lives and, as a consequence, I’ve struggled to keep their coats clean & dry.
Despite a good towel drying, I’ve hated going off to work in the morning leaving damp dogs shivering in their baskets, and putting cold, wet dogs in the car after a long day shooting. I could never find a bodysuit or onesie that fitted them. If they were the correct length along the back, they were wrong on the legs, so through real necessity I designed my own bespoke, made-to-measure K9 CleanCoats® to be truly functional garments.
The super soft polar fleece, which is 100% rain-resistant, keeps dogs warm and dry in wet/snowy weather (preventing soakings and snowballing) and provides ultimate comfort. I also have a lighter, summer-weight fabric for the warmer weather. Nowadays, after our dirty morning walk in the fields I only have 4 mucky paws to towel dry & a clean, dry dog underneath the coat. On bitches the belt comes right along their tummy to the back leg, but it is obviously a bit shorter on boys! I love the "Clean, Dry Spaniel" option......
During the aftermath of hurricane Bertha, Toto's K9 CleanCoat® proved invaluable!
Customers with elderly, short-coated breeds have found K9 CleanCoats® useful as jammies to keep their dogs cosy during the night. They are also a god send for keeping bathed dogs clean until show day, or walking into showgrounds in the wet & keeping them warm until they go in the ring. They have helped me keep my dogs’ coats in lovely condition, which has no doubt contributed to their success in the show ring.
There is sufficient stretch in the coat to make it easy to put on, move with the dog and allow it to stay in place when the dog is running around. K9 CleanCoats® are practical, lightweight, breathable and can be washed in the machine on a cool, gentle wash. Tumble drying is not advisable or required - they are almost dry when they come out of the washing machine. Once they are dry, most of the muck shakes off without the need for washing - they are not fashion garments. If the fleece becomes torn, it will not run. A wash & repair service is available on request.
They can also be made in protective Kevlar for Biker Dogs to use in motorcycle side-cars or boxes.
K9 CleanCoats® must not be used on dogs working or playing in deep water as the fabric will be weighted down by water.