The size of the Spirit coat depends of the length measured from the root of the tail to the base of the neck when the head is raised. Is your dog right between 2 sizes? Get the larger one as it will shrink 3-5% when washed.
If in doubt, please contact us as a fee of £20 will be charged if you need a WetDog redelivered in a different size.
At the core of our unique Spirit coat, is a specialised blend viscose fabric, which has been developed especially for their incredible absorbent properties. Many textiles were explored, yet none compared to the special viscose we discovered that can absorb up to 11 times it’s own weight in water! In order to increase the durability of the Spirit outdoor drying coat and allow your dog to be active outdoors whilst still getting dry, we added a coated linen outer. This allows the dog to be extra warmth as the outer fabric protects from wind, light rain and will be somewhat dirt resistant. All trimmings including the specially designed ClickLock clip have been tried, tested and can withstand the most rigorous activity.
Single Handed ClickLock Clip
When originally designing the SICCARO WetDog collection we required a clip system that would be light-weight and easy to manoeuvre for children, the elderly or even with gloves on! After trialling a large number of many pre-made clips we consulted the founders father, a successful inventor, within the pet industry. Peter Marschall had developed an incredibly easy and effective system, which in cold months was the perfect solution for the dual purpose Spirit coat. The lock is now patented and our range exclusively features this special design. Customers with arthritis have been especially happy to report how easy it is for them to use on their dogs.
Easy to Wash
We have designed the WetDog Spirit coat to be as easy to care for, as it is to use. After multiple uses, or if your dog has covered the WetDog Spirit in dirt, simply put the dog coat into the washing machine at up to 40 Degrees Celsius and line dry or tumble dry at a low heat if preferred. It is also possible to hand wash or rinse the dog coat in warm water if required, ensure that you wring the garment out to eliminate excess water before hanging to dry or tumble drying.
It fits both my labradors as well as my spaniels, and just works really efficiently. Gets them warm and dry in a few minutes. In the long run, given the time we save, how easy it is to use and the health benefits for the dogs, it is worth it.
Damian Newmann, Judge at IWT14, Owner of Maighmor Gundogs, Ireland
WetDog really does the job very well – it fits perfectly and stays on the dog no matter how much they run about – it’s fast-drying and warm. It is a high end product, but I would definitely recommend it to other dog owners.
Dave Latham, Judge at IWT14
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Why Dog Owners and Trainers Recommend Spirit Outdoor Dog Coat
In the colder months it is important to keep your dog warm and dry especially if you have been out and in moist conditions. When going for long walks, playing outdoors or even in light rain, the Spirit Outdoor Dog Coat can give your dog the extra warmth and dryness it needs to stay comfortable, healthy and warm.
We all know what it is like to use numerous towels in order to get your dog dry and protect the car from dirt, dog hair and wet dog smell after a wet adventure outside. With the WetDog Spirit coat, towels and blankets are no longer necessary with this highly technical dog coat that will provide protection both for your dog and your car or home. The Spirit outdoor dog coat is tailored to be able to be used outdoors, however you can also use it to dry your dog after a bath inside as it will absorb 80% of moisture on a dog’s fur within 15 minutes.
The Spirit dog coat should always be removed prior to swimming as the moisture absorbent fabric becomes heavy and will weigh the dog down - imposing a drowning risk.
Commit to Your Dog’s Well Being
At the centre of every big-hearted home is a treasured family dog. Taking care of your dog is a significant commitment once you become responsible for its’ well-being and behaviour in the community. We believe that SICCARO has created the best quality dog coat available for family dogs because it serves two purposes. Firstly it is a brilliant, breathable all round dog coat for the colder months, which is great for dog breeds that have shorter hair or lack of an insulating undercoat. It features warm, insulating naturally regenerated viscose fibres on the inside to provide insulation. The coated cotton on the outer layer provides protection from dirt and water as well as wind resistance. Secondly, the inside layer is highly absorbent so if your dog has been in the water, gets wet or needs to dry after a bath, using this water absorbent dog coat also acts like an absorbent robe to dry 80% of moisture within 15 minutes. Many dog owners find the dual purpose Spirit outdoor dog coat is a brilliant in comparison to many others because the design goes down the back legs and fits snugly around the front legs providing much more warmth to the dog than most other designs.
If you have an older family dog and it has suffered injury, illness or has health problems, using the WetDog Spirit jacket will enable you to the coat on easily and without fuss. And after bathing your dog you can dry it with minimal disturbance.
Reward your Dog with the Spirit WetDog Coat
When hunting, there is no doubt that effective equipment is necessary, both for you and your dog. Gun dogs should always have a durable, streamlined, dog coat to guard from cold, wet and frosty weather so that maximum performance on your hunt can be achieved together. Similarly, if your dog has been in the water retrieving, it’s important that they get dry once they have stopped moving. At the end of a long hunting day, aside from rewarding your dog with a good meal, it is also important for the dog to get dry and warm and this specially designed dog coat will do exactly that quickly and easily. The WetDog Coat has been designed, tested and enjoyed by numerous hunters and their dogs since the early days of SICCARO. It can also be cold in the car whilst waiting for the day to finish up. This jacket is literally a lifesaver of many wet, cold gundogs who wait in frosty cars whilst their owners finish up for the day or have a meal.
Many dog owners enjoy the wonderful health and social elements of canine agility sports and other obedience trial activities such as IWT with their dogs. Some of these include water activities, which require getting your dog dry, fast. It’s also important to ensure your dog’s muscles don’t cramp up after rigorous exercise in the cold (just like humans and horses). This is why using a drying and warming dog coat such as the Siccaro Spirit dog coat can help care for your dog’s body and health after heavy exercise. The durable outer fabric is perfect to give your dog a little extra warmth on those chilly days training or on the ride home in the car.
Protecting Your Car
As we dog owners know, there is nothing more embarrassing than giving your friends or family a ride in a car that is covered in dog hair and smells like a wet dog. You are then faced with the question; ‘How do I get rid of this wet dog smell?’ It is utterly embarrassing and it can sometimes be avoided with simple tools. You have probably experienced this if you regularly visit dog parks or beaches where there is an opportunity for your dog to get wet and muddy. It has been scientifically proven that a wet dog’s fur releases a cocktail of odours that lead to the unpleasant, musty, wet dog smell that lingers in your car upholstery long after your dog is gone. By using a WetDog Spirit drying coat on your dog after their swim/play in the mud, you will be able to get your dog dry and less smelly, quickly. It takes up to 15 minutes for the WetDog Spirit to remove 80% of the moisture in your dog’s fur. 15 minutes of drying time is well spent, considering the long term damage that a wet dog can do to your car. For added protection, a SICCARO FlexDog Mat is the sure way to ensure your car stays clean and dry.
BENEFITS OF THE JACKETS INCLUDE:
Quick to put on and dries 80% of moisture within 15 mins
Less mess and bother when washing their dogs
A simple solution after wet outdoor activities
Protection from water damage on their cars, offices and homes
Compact and transportable which means it can be stored in the office, a bag, your car, work vehicle campervan, boat, tent or taken on any other holiday
It is easily washed at 30 degrees and can be tumble dried at low heat
The simple locking clip assists people with children, arthritis or movement issues to use it
Gets multiple dogs dry quickly, without fuss
Made in Europe with the highest quality materials to ensure durability and longevity
Can catch ticks moving on the fur before they latch onto the skin
No more mountains of towels to wash with dog odour on them
Siccaro products are ultimately designed to enhance the lifestyle of you and your dog but to us, to create a quality product is to create something that is good for the environment. We have designed and manufactured the WetDog with the highest quality material and manufacturing processes so that the more you use your WetDog the better it gets. This is literally true because the inner absorbent textile does not reach full absorbency until you wash it more than 2-3 times to loosen the fibres.
Because WetDog does not need to be washed after each use, you will use less water and electricity in the long run. It is a much better solution than using ordinary towels that need to be repeatedly washed after each use. By simply hanging the WetDog to dry in a well ventilated place after use, you can enjoy multiple uses without laundering. The inner organic bamboo material has natural anti-bacterial properties resulting in a non-toxic anti-odour effect which means that it won’t begin to smell like regular towels will.
We have been developing, testing and improving the materials used for the WetDog since 2012 to ensure that we deliver the best possible dog robe on the market. It has also been thoroughly tested in everyday life by countless dog owners, during prolonged hunts and in veterinarian clinics. The Siccaro WetDog is guaranteed to last the lifetime of your dog, to ensure that you and your dog have more time to play and enjoy each other’s time together. We enjoy your feedback and encourage you to contact us via email and Facebook with anything you’d like to share including photos and stories about you and your dog. We believe that a good quality product that lasts a long time is much better than spending your money on inferior quality that does not last and ends up in the bin.
Is It Worth the Investment?
Many of our customers’ first reactions after using Siccaro is usually: “It is definitely worth the investment.” Flick through our testimonials for their reviews. The real magic of the Siccaro WetDog is that it absorbs so quickly and with such little effort that you will quickly forget the days of wet dog smell in the car and sandy seats, especially if you leave it on whilst the dog is in the car.
During our research on absorbent fibres, textiles and woven material, we explored a large number of different materials, and ended up committing to a very special viscose textile unlike others we had previously seen. We decided to invest on the best textiles we could find for moisture absorbency and hence, there is no other dog robe which will suck moisture like the WetDog. When combined with the bamboo fleece with it’s robust fibres and antibacterial properties, we have uncovered the perfect combination for the WetDog robe and Siccaro collection.
Cleaning, Care and Maintenance
We have designed the WetDog Spirit to be as easy to care for, as it is to use. After multiple uses, or if your dog has covered the Spirit dog coat in dirt, simply put the dog coat into the washing machine at up to 30 Degrees Celsius. It is also possible to hand wash or rinse the dog coat in warm water if required, ensure that you wring the garment out to eliminate excess water before hanging to dry or tumble drying.
To dry the Spirit dog coat simply tumble dry at a low heat. If you do not have a dryer, simply spin it well and hang it up to dry near a radiator or in a warm room, or outside in sunshine.
If you have hand washed or rinsed the dog coat in cold or warm water, it is good to spin dry or wring the excess moisture from the coat before line or tumble drying.
We recommend using non-biological detergent in powder form. We believe that a non-biological powder is preferable to a biological - this is because biological powders contain enzymes that can adversely affect natural fabrics such as cotton and particularly bamboo.
You can use any of the ‘non-bio’ marked powders available in the supermarkets, or a 'deep green' powder such as Bio D or Clear Springs, which are often available in health food shops. Whatever you use, you will need no more than half the usual recommended dose for a full load. It is mostly the temperature of the water, which kills any bacteria present in the fabric, not detergent.
- Keep your dog out of the water and on a leash around water areas once the Spirit is on. The coat can absorb a huge amount of water which will weigh your dog down and pose a risk of drowning.
- Tuck any lose straps into the coat or underneath the coat so that they don’t get caught on thorny bushes or any other places.
- Do not leave the coat on for a long time in hot weather. If you are using the coat for drying purposes in warm months then remove after a maximum of half an hour to prevent your dog overheating.
- Do not leave your dog in the car on a hot sunny day with the Spirit dog coat on. You should never do this, regardless of whether the coat is on or not, especially if the windows are sealed because temperatures rise quickly within a stationary car in the sun.
- Do not let your dog near open flames or exposed radiators whist wearing the Supreme Pro or Spirit dog coat.
The Supreme Pro classic dog robe was our first super absorbent dog robe to be created. The WetDog Spirit dog coat was invented some time after when we realised that hunters with retrieving dogs who often got wet and dirty at the end of a day’s hunt were some of our best customers as they needed a good solution to get their dogs dry and warm at the end of the day’s adventure.
We have modified the Spirit dog coat to be able to be more dirt resistant and keep the dogs warmer in windy conditions. That is why instead of the bamboo fleece on the outside, it has a coated cotton fabric, which also helps with water resistance if there’s light rain. The WetDog Hunter can take a little longer to dry once wet, but it is more of a dog coat suitable to take the impact of being worn by your dog outdoors as well as indoors. The Siccaro Supreme Pro dog robe is more suitable for use in the car, on a boat, indoors and for short periods outside as it has the organic bamboo fleece outer layer which also gives it the unique antibacterial properties that keep the ‘wet dog’ odour at bay.
Both WetDog Supreme Pro dog robe and Spirit outdoor dog coat can absorb up to 11 times their weight in water, however the Supreme Pro is slightly more absorbent as the bamboo outside layer can retain a little more moisture than the coated cotton outer layer, of the Spirit.
- SICCARO Supreme Pro is for you if you are looking for the most quick, efficient and highly absorbent dog robe in the world.
- SICCARO Spirit is the best option for you if you are searching for a great outdoor dog coat for colder months that can soak up loads of moisture if they get wet.
Remember, neither product is designed for your dog to wear it into the water. If your dog is wearing either the Supreme Pro or the Spirit, always keep them restrained near water so that they can’t go in and risk drowning.