With 27 years of experience, we have many reports of our dog coats lasting 16 years and more.
How? We didn't try to reinvent the wheel!!!!
Since 1898 sailors and stockmen of the world have been using Oilskin (also known as Waxed Cotton).
Oilskin is simply put: cotton fabric made waterproof using a mixture of wax and oil.
Don't be fooled though, Oilskin can come in various grades of fabric.
We choose Premium black Oilskin with your choice of either warm Sherpa fleece or a cooler option of Cotton lining.
Our manufacturing process involves internal and external stitching.
Dark bronze studs in the neck and velcro adjustment on the stomach strap allow for plenty of adjustment. The velcro has been doubled on the stomached strap for extra strength and longevity.
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One of our customers tells the story about her coat going missing for a few months.
Your best mate deserves the best, your bank account deserves good value for money, and we sure love handmaking Australian made and owned dog coats for you and your best mate.
We are a family-run business located in Central Victoria Australia.
On behalf of my mum and her rescue dog, Max, a silky terrier cross, I ordered two custom waterproof dog coats in the regular design, one with a cotton lining and the other with fleece. I initially ordered according to the size chart but as Max's measurements are not quite standard (he has a long back but is a small dog), the coat was much too large. When I got in touch with Elise I was able to return and exchange the coat with ease, and Elise suggested having a custom coat made to best fit Max. If you are unsure about sizing, I recommend contacting the Fair Dinkum Dogs team with your dog's measurements, to receive their wonderful expertise. The custom coats we received fit beautifully, and they were made and posted within a week. Many thanks to Elise for your advice and for such a well-made product - both my mum and Max are very happy!
Oh this has made our day thank you Jessye, He looks so warm and toasty. So please you ordered him both the cotton lined and the fleece lined. He will be sorted for the whole year.
Your support truly means the world, thank you and give Max a cuddle from us!
Elise and team
Fair Dinkum Dogs
Ordered to custom made coats, as we have two boxers they need better fitting.
Great service perfect fit with multiple measurements needed for that great fit and fast delivery. Boys walked around all proud for a few hours.
Would recommend to anyone wanting a warm and especially water proof Australian made product.
We are so pleased you are happy with your purchase, your two beautiful boxers sure needed the coat specifically tailored to fit them but we really enjoyed making them!
Thank you for your support!
Elise and team
Excellent oilskin coat which we had custom-made for our whippet-like Aussie Kelpie. We've tried various off-the-peg coats for our Kelpie(s) which seldom fit or do the job; I put my trust in Fair Dinkum Dogs to get the job done & they did not disappoint. This is one of the best purchases I've ever made! We measured her numerous times, took a sideways photo of her & my hubby added the measurements to her photo to avoid ambiguity. We opted for reflective tape and a sideways slot for her harness with red tartan lining and it's wonderful! The leash fits her harness under the coat perfectly and my husband says she can run around and go potty without any inhibitions! Absolutely thrilled & she looks gorgeous in it! The only other options I'd like would be a hanging loop on the inside for storage - I'm not sure how to store it, and the ability to have a monogram on the other flap in reflective thread - would look super-dapper. Excellent job, Fair Dinkum Dogs - Queenie LOVES her coat! PS: The mail took longer to deliver to Tassie than it did to make the coat!
'This is one of the best purchases I've ever made'
Comments like these make all the long hours worth it.
We are so pleased your beautiful Kelpie will be lovely and warm for many winters to come.
Thank you so very much for your support!
Elise and team
Fair Dinkum Dogs
Excellent keeps him warm on our walks highly recommended
I recently purchased 2 great coats one of which was custom made to fit my Doberman. The other fitted my Schnauzer perfectly and I found the sizing guide easy to use and accurate. The workmanship is great and the high quality means these will last for ages. Well done Fair Dinkum Dogs on a great product made locally.