New Years Eve Snow Day

1 Jan

We had a lovely 4-6 inch snowfall near our house in New Mexico the night before New Year’s Eve. We decided to break out the snowshoes and dog jackets and take a tour around the lovely white neighborhood. Happy New Year from La Tierra Vizslas!

Charlemagne in mid-air

Charlemagne in mid-air

At almost 10, Lulu is still a fast little Vizsla.

At almost 10, Lulu is still a fast little Vizsla.

Sadie races by

Sadie races by

Charlie tries to catch up to his aunt Lali

Charlie tries to catch up to his aunt Lali

4 Responses to “New Years Eve Snow Day”

  1. oztyrkala January 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Adorable! Happy New Year to you as well! 🙂

  2. NM October 21, 2013 at 2:50 am #

    Vizslas don’t need a fleece unless it’s exceptionally cold. Ours snowshoe, ski, hunt etc. with us all winter long. You don’t need protection unless you’ll be out more than say four hours with extended downtime. Also, make sure to up the calories during a winter….we give ours things like salmon and chicken broth with their kibble, and mix in a little puppy kibble for it’s higher fat/calorie content. Your dogs will love you for it, and need no special consideration during winter months.

  3. latierravizslas October 21, 2013 at 3:02 am #

    Since it was about 18 degrees F when we went out, and the dogs were shivery, I’d say yes, coats required. They are short haired dogs and we try not to drop their core body temp too much. Since we’ve been in Vizslas awhile, we’re pretty attuned to the needs of our vizzies. And yes, we’re big salmon fans year round because it makes a nice coat for showing. Puppy kibble seems to up the chances of diarrhea and tummy upset, plus it’s hard on older dogs and their kidneys/livers (we until recently had a 17 year old vizsla), so we avoid it after the growth plates have fused.

  4. oztyrkala October 21, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    Good to know!

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