I have a pair of these for one of my Boston Terriers that loves the snow. They are well made and durable. I ordered another pair this year for my other dog. When they arrived the were bigger even though they were the same size xxs as my original pair. Be aware that the sizing on these has changed and I unfortunately had to send them back because they were too big.
Best Dog Booties
These booties are by far the best we've purchased. They are sturdy and stay on even in deep snow. We have two pair of the older version of the booties and one new pair. The older version, purchased four years ago, is a bit longer than the new version, but the new version has better closure via the Velcro strap. Both versions are very sturdy. We have three large pups--a Bouvier, and two Black Russian Terriers (BRT)--one is a six-month old puppy with huge paws. Our Bouvier wears the medium old style booties, the adult BRT wears the XXL old style booties, and the BRT puppy wears the new style booties in XL--purchased via Altrec. All three of our pups love to romp in deep snow, but because of their fur, they always develop painful ice clumps. Aside from preventing those, these booties also protect their paws from any salt and chemicals, and they are especially useful on hikes where the terrain is rough. They also keep paws clean and dry for the most part. The booties are extremly sturdy. Our adult BRT drags his legs as he walks (saunters) and so far his booties have lasted a full three years--this is his fourth year of wearing them. We usually put them on when it's really muddy out, when there's snow on the ground (about 4-5 months out of the year), or when we go hiking on rough terrain. A couple of points with regard to putting them on: The Velcro strap has to be pulled (cinched) really tight at the ankle, otherwise the booties will turn or they might come off. All fur should be moved out of the way of the Velcro strap as it is closed and the strap should be completely smoothed down to prevent it from coming lose. We have had no issues with cutting off circulation. When the booties are first put on, all dogs walk funny, but as soon as they get outside, they forget they have them on and run and walk normally. The pup that wears the new style booties had an issue with rubbing/chafing on one leg, so we use inserts with him. That solved the problem. The inserts stay above the edge of the bootie and prevent any chafing. The other two pups are fine without the inserts. Ruff Wear used to offer booties in XXL, but no longer does. We found that the new XL booties fit like the old XXL booties. Measuring the paws before purchasing the booties is critical, otherwise they might not fit properly and turn or come off. Although most dogs have different sized front and hind paws, the size for the front paws is usually okay for the hind paws as well, since the Velcro strap allows for extra cinching. The booties should be large enough to allow for a comfortable fit over the paw. It's better for the bootie not to fit too tight and potentially pinch the paw inside. Caring for the booties is easy. They can be rinsed and hung up to dry. We've also machine washed them in cold water with mild detergent, and then hung them up to dry. Most often, after a romp in the snow, we just lay them out to let them dry. We've done a lot of research and previously used other brands of booties. These are by far the best for meeting our pups' needs. The two points that make these booties better than others we've tried is that they definitely stay on when put on right, and they are extremely sturdy.
Bark'n Boots GripTrex Footwear Works For US
This purchase of Bark'n Boots GripTrex Footwear was the second set for my Giant Schnauzer and I. This product is great. Getting some large enough was tricky but the sizing chart provided by Altrec solved this problem. These doggie boots are easy to put on and stay on through walking or running in all types of terrain.