If they didn't require it, I really probably would not get her a blanket. She's young, keeps herself warm well, why does she need a blanket? But it's required so hrmph.
So, I'm not sure what "weight" of blanket to get her. My old girl has an entire arsenal of blankets, one for every weather condition, practically!
Lady won't be so lucky. Lady is only getting one blanket for when it appears like she needs something more.
She seems to do an excellent job of heating herself - after a bath, she's 100% dry in under 20 minutes while Lacey'll be still pretty damp after 45. After a rainstorm, she'll be nearly immediately dry - Lacey takes longer.
Anyway, I'm thinking that she'll probably be one of "those" that gets sweaty easily.
About the coldest our winters ever get is 15*F for about a week each winter (the time when she would likely be blanketed), then things get warmer. The average winter temperature is around 38-45*F.
We do get plenty of rain but there are many trees, as well as a large easily accessible shelter, to get dry under.
I'm thinking that a medium weight will do the trick, and maybe a cheap fleece cooler for layering in case she gets really cold on those "super cold" days?
Or, since I'm going to only be blanketing her when it's really cold, is a HW really the way to go?
I would just let her use some of Lacey's blankets but there's a 10 inch blanket size difference between them...somehow I don't think that'll work out well.