Charming Chocolates launches a brand new musthave: Couture for dachshunds!
When the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, the dachshunds with their bodies close to the ground are vulnerable to the cold weather. My experience is that especially the smooth-haired doxies are having trouble with the cold, but the wire-haired or long-haired doxies can be sensitive too. A warm coat
might be the solution, but the regular dog coats don't fit them, due to their long backs and big chests.
Charming Chocolates has the solution: handmade dachshund coats, tailored to fit perfectly!
'Couture' says it all: the design and production of fashionable clothing, fully tailored to the wishes and measurements of the client. Each order will have their unique sewing pattern made, which will be converted to the desired fabrics. This way, your dachshund will have the best fitting coat for it's body.
By using soft fleece as inner lining and beautiful high quality materials for the outside part of the coat, the coat itself isn't just fit for function, but also a great piece of eye candy. All outer fabrics contain a percentage of wool which conservates the body heat and naturally works water repellent. In case the coat does get wet, the wool keeps on generating heat to maintain your dachshunds temperature. Beside these benefits, wool is very comfortable to wear due to the breathable texture of the wool fibres, it works dirt repellent due to the naturally present wool fat and wool fabrics tend to have a longer life than other fabrics. All coats can be machine washed 30 degrees (wool program!), but do not add fabric softener and do not use the dryer.
All coats are sewed by hand in my own workshop, so it's handmade and homemade! This allows the various sizes and wishes for colors to be easily passed on and processed to your own preference. Especially for this season fashionable, refined and sturdy fabrics have been purchased. In addition, the costs can remain limited due to own production. Although Charming Couture focuses on the unusual sizes of the dachshunds, coats can be made for other breeds as well.
Do you have special wishes? A matching scarf for you as an owner in the same fabric as the coat is also one of the many possibilities.
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Measuring your dachshund
For the coat to fit well, it's necessary to measure your dachshund, this is a precise job. General advice:
make sure your dachshund is standing (no sitting or lying down), use a flexible measuring tape and do not pull the ribbon very tight, your dog must be able to move comfortably in the coat.
The following steps explain how to best measure your dachshund.
- First you measure the back length, you measure this from between the shoulder blades (you can feel two small bumps) to a centimeter before the tailset, so your dachshund can easily sit in the coat, wag it's tail and run during your daily walks.
- Then measure the breast size, measured directly behind the front legs.
- Then measure the neck size, the place where the collar would sit, and then measure the length of the forechest, measured from the collar to start of the armpit. The measuring tape goes right over the front of the chest.
- Finally, it is useful to know whether the jacket will be made for a male or a female, so that your dachshund can't accidentally urinate in the coat when it is being walked. For males the blue line applies, measure this length from between the shoulder blades (again starting at the two bumps) until you would reach his willy 😉
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