Firm Favourites: If you are wondering ‘what running kit should I buy?’ then hopefully this round-up of my favourites might help. Be warned, I am a sucker for a little bit of innovation when it comes to running kit. The New Balance ICE T-shirt…
Month: September 2018
Poor Finn! Faced with using the dreaded plastic cone after an injury and surgery to his side. For dogs on the mend, we have always found the cone to be quite distressing, perhaps as distressing as the injury. With whippety long necks, they also…
Our dogs are fair weather walkers and we soon discovered that warm clothing is essential kit for whippets. If it’s raining, or a touch too cold (or hot), the brakes are on. We therefore look for good quality coats that will stand the test of doggy day-care, general wear and tear (cleaning off of the dreaded fox poo!), and not restrict the fast run. We have tried no end of jackets- the wax, the puffer, oh I could go on and on. None of them seemed to last very long, but then we heard about Equafleece.
U.K. based, Equafleece are often the talk of many whippet forums. They are not, of course, whippet exclusive, and make fleeces for a wide range of dog breeds (and even humans and horses). There are different styles to choose from and with helpful, informative staff to aid with the measuring process, we were quickly the proud owners of two of their slim fit dog jumpers.
Essential Kit for Whippets:
These fleeces are amazing! They wash and dry easily. They are lightweight, comfortable (no irritating Velcro or seams to rub against bald tummies!), breathable for running and, all importantly, warm. The best part of all is that they are also rainproof- wow! How fabulous it that? I cannot recommend this product highly enough.
Here is proof that a flexible Equafleece jumper does not hinder your ability to break your high jump record…….
Top tip: To get the fleece on insert head then one leg carefully at a time. To remove fleece, gently encourage head down, slide fleece over head first, then roll down to feet- et voila!
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I love nothing more than to Parkrun with my dog. If you fancy something to really wake you up on a Saturday morning why not try one of the many weekly Parkrun events? Parkrun organises free 5km timed runs around the world. Wimpole Estate: Wimpole…