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Well, Nami is our first short haired dog and I live in Upstate NY. What should I do in winter time to keep her warm outside? We have always owned cold weather dog breeds with double coats.
 

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I almost feel like this is a smart ass answer but...put a coat on her! Also see how she feels outside. Unless it's a very small dog or thin like a greyhound most can withstand a fair amount of cold. But I use coats on my dogs. I like the ones that cover the whole torso. If it's only somewhat cold I like sweaters but if it's really cold or snowy I like thick parka-like coats. Here's Stella in her sweater and winter coats (as a pup and adult) as an example. Also, don't leave her outside too long or go on really long walks if she seems cold.
 

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There are special sweaters called "Pittie Pajamas" that are adorable. Also, I did work with someone who thought dog coats were excessively silly for medium to large breed dogs. She worked in Alaska and said she knew someone who actually had a Pit Bull pulling the sled with her huskies because she felt left out when she ran without her! But of course that dog is working hard and keeping her body heat up. I think coats or those Pittie PJs would be good.
 
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There are special sweaters called "Pittie Pajamas" that are adorable. Also, I did work with someone who thought dog coats were excessively silly for medium to large breed dogs. She worked in Alaska and said she knew someone who actually had a Pit Bull pulling the sled with her huskies because she felt left out when she ran without her! But of course that dog is working hard and keeping her body heat up. I think coats or those Pittie PJs would be good.
I just looked them up and they are adorable. I can see Nami wearing them outside
 

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Simple - get her a coat!! And make sure that she doesn't stay out for extended periods of time if you notice her shivering or if you yourself are really cold. There are so many to choose from but if you do your online research surely you can find something suitable! This Ortocanis thermal dog coat has ceramic particles that reflect the dog's own body heat back as infrared radiation. I'm sure it would your dog warm enough in the wintertime!
 

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Really depends on the dog. Many years ago when I was a kid, we had a short haired terrier/beagle mix in Michigan. He never seemed to be cold, would roll around in the snow, I never once saw him shiver. Now we have a poodle/bischon mix in Southern California, she has lots of hair, and can not tolerate the heat. She is good for no more than five minutes outside, once it gets into the high 80's 90's and above. So watch your dog, if she gets cold, put a jacket on her, and cut outside exposure time down. Cutting outside exposure time is also in order for a dog that can't tolerate heat, like ours, who is a huge air conditioning fan.
 
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