Backcountry Forum
Backpacking & Hiking Gear

Backcountry Forum
Our long-time Sponsor - the leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear
 
 
 
Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves, Cookware
Ultralight Down Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Slings & Webbing
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial
Ice & Snow
Helmets
Climbing Shoes
Climbing Accessories

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Shovels
Tele-Accessories
Hats, Gloves, Gaiters
Accessories

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Casual
Men's Climbing
Men's Trail
Women's Casual
Women's Climbing
Women's Trail

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens
Womens
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool
all brands

 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Award Winners
New Arrivals
Top Rated
Lightweight
Shop Green

 SHOP ECONOMICALLY 

Outdoor Gear Daily Deals
Outlets, Bargains, Sales

 SIBLINGS 

Backpacking Lite Home
Backpacking & Hiking Books
Backpacking Food
Backpacking Recipes


Stay Healthy--Eat Well

MARY JANES FARM ORGANIC MEALS

Mary Janes Farm Organic Backcountry Meals

NATURAL HIGH GOURMET MEALS

Natural High

 

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#158456 - 12/08/11 03:21 PM dog mukluks
Jimshaw Offline
member

Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 3913
Loc: Bend, Oregon
anybody have experience making and using dog mukluks? I'm thinking step in - lace up, maybe suspenders. Maybe fur. I've noticed that most animals have their fur on the outside, yet Eskimos put the fur on the inside. Perhaps its different when the fur is attached to your own skin? confused
Jim smile
_________________________
These are my own opinions based on wisdom earned through many wrong decisions. Your mileage may vary.

Top
#158459 - 12/08/11 03:37 PM Re: dog mukluks [Re: Jimshaw]
Heather-ak Offline
member

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 590
Loc: Fairbanks, AK
Do you mean booties? I know the mushers make them out of polar fleece here. They also use velcro to keep them on... well more or less on.

I can ask and see where a pattern is, if you like.

Top
#158462 - 12/08/11 03:58 PM Re: dog mukluks [Re: Jimshaw]
BZH Offline
member

Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 529
Loc: Redondo Beach, CA
My mom made some booties for my dog when I was a kid. They were made out of Gortex or something like it and held in place with elastic. The elastic was a little too tight and made the dog walk funny. She kind of looked like one of those fancy horses trotting

Top
#158464 - 12/08/11 04:06 PM Re: dog mukluks [Re: Heather-ak]
Jimshaw Offline
member

Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 3913
Loc: Bend, Oregon
Heather
right on - musher booties, they outght know how to make them.

My Lady dog is a Labrador retriever - pit bull blend. Sort of a stocky Lab with short front legs and a chest about as wide as her front legs are long. However she looks exactly like a Lab fron the top and rear, but she has very little hair on her underside, and is hairless between her back legs - this is from the pit blood. BUT her belly dries in a couple minutes when she gets out of her pond, only of course if I break the ice so she can jump in... smile

Anyway she needs some belly protection. Maybe a tube coat (sweater), just long eough to cover her torso between the legs.

Sure would appreciate ideas from mushers as I would really like to ski with this dog as shes really a powerful 60 pounds and could pull me.
Jim
_________________________
These are my own opinions based on wisdom earned through many wrong decisions. Your mileage may vary.

Top
#158470 - 12/08/11 05:10 PM Re: dog mukluks [Re: Jimshaw]
finallyME Offline
member

Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 2584
Loc: Utah
My dog doesn't use booties or anything to keep her warm. But, all the equipment I got for her, I bought at Black Ice. They seem to know their stuff. Here are some ideas.

Dog booties
_________________________
I've taken a vow of poverty. To annoy me, send money.

Top
#158473 - 12/08/11 05:29 PM Re: dog mukluks [Re: Jimshaw]
Heather-ak Offline
member

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 590
Loc: Fairbanks, AK
This is what I was talking about:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/82820818/medium-fleece-dog-booties

These do not cover the belly. A dog coat might work though.

Maybe something like this (covers the belly and more):
http://www.bwdogcoats.com/guide-service-dog-winter-coats.html

Top
#158480 - 12/08/11 06:21 PM Re: dog mukluks [Re: finallyME]
skcreidc Offline
member

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 1553
Loc: San Diego CA
I'll second the stuff at Black Ice. Decent price too.

sK

I have a good pattern for regular lace up leather boots. They are generally not good for wet conditions though.


Edited by skcreidc (12/08/11 06:24 PM)

Top
#158516 - 12/09/11 09:32 AM Re: dog mukluks [Re: skcreidc]
finallyME Offline
member

Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 2584
Loc: Utah
Originally Posted By: skcreidc
I'll second the stuff at Black Ice. Decent price too.

sK

I have a good pattern for regular lace up leather boots. They are generally not good for wet conditions though.


I know I saw somewhere someone making leather ones for their dog. I think it was you. Did you put up a picture here on this site?
_________________________
I've taken a vow of poverty. To annoy me, send money.

Top
#158519 - 12/09/11 10:01 AM Re: dog mukluks [Re: finallyME]
skcreidc Offline
member

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 1553
Loc: San Diego CA
I don't think I have posted pictures of them, but I have talked about them before. If you look really close at Tica's front 2 feet, you can see 'em. grin I'll have to put a picture up.


Edited by skcreidc (12/09/11 10:02 AM)

Top
#158522 - 12/09/11 10:30 AM Re: dog mukluks [Re: skcreidc]
finallyME Offline
member

Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 2584
Loc: Utah
Ha ha, I caught you red handed. Look at your trip report for Ruskie Pass. You put a picture of your leather dog booties. I knew it was you. laugh
_________________________
I've taken a vow of poverty. To annoy me, send money.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
Input for Mod on Dash 2 tent - Fly Extension
by J.L. Minx
11/22/14 11:07 PM
pls help me choose a solo tent
by shua
11/16/14 11:05 PM
North Face StormBreak 1 Tent for Backpacking
by MDK88
11/15/14 02:11 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
I whant to make my first backpacking travel
by Sulliotti
11/13/14 05:53 PM
Keeping Hands Warm
by 4evrplan
11/12/14 10:39 AM
Now you see it, now you don't....
by balzaccom
11/10/14 07:25 PM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
Hoop Skirt Boning for Tent Poles
by Cowgirl007
11/18/14 03:12 PM
Lost! Tent Fly
by trekkerman
11/15/14 12:36 PM
Wearable sleeping bag sort of like Nunatak Raku
by Endless
10/29/14 10:27 PM
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Welcome to the Trip Report with Photos Forum
Who's Online
0 registered (), 11 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Jwalking, Wonderbug, Sjnsvcs, cm37, J.L. Minx
11266 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
HOME
Backpacking.net
Family Hiking
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials
 

Outdoor Gear Daily Deals
Outlets, Sales, Bargains

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum.com