During winter we wrap up warm with layers of jumpers, coats, scarves and hats…but what about your pup? For dogs with short hair, no undercoat and slim builds, they need the most help with keeping warm during winter, but in extremely cold snaps, even our fluffiest pals could do with some layering too.
The best waterproof coat
If your dog drags its paws and turns tail back to bed at the sight of rain, a waterproof coat might persuade them to head out on a walk.
To guarantee that your dog will be kept dry, there are few features to look out for, including waterproof rather than showerproof material; panels that cover the chest and stomach; and strong durable fabric. Our top pick is Weatherbeeta’s Deluxe Coat Deluxe Dog Coat, which comes in an assortment of sizes, fitting most breeds comfortably.
Perfect for keeping your pup cosy
Finding a coat that can not only keep your dog warm, but also stand up to the changeable British weather can be tricky.
Our top tip is to look for coats that fit well and offer insulation. Try to avoid fleecy fabrics as they can easily become waterlogged if you’re caught in an unexpected rain shower.
Hurrta has a range of coats that are perfect for cold weather, and they even have specific sizes for different breeds, from Afghan Hounds to Silky Terriers, and everything in between.
Coats for small dogs
One of the hardest things when shopping for a small dog is to find a coat that offers substance rather than just style.
Redhound for Dogs has created a jacket especially for small (and even extra small) dogs, that is easy to put without spooking them, and features a waterproof wax finish.
Best for greyhounds
With their slim builds and smooth coats, greyhounds, whippets and lurchers all need a bit of extra help with keeping warm, but their build can often make it hard to find a suitable jacket.
Ginger Ted has created a coat specifically for these breeds that’s perfect for all weathers as it’s water and windproof, with a warm fleece lining and reflective piping.
Wearable coats for trendy dogs
Reflective panels not floating your boat? Take a look at the Baker and Bray range; each design comes in a variety of colours, and not only will they look good, but your pup will also be prepared for walks in any weather. The coats are packed with features such as moleskin or fleece linings, and waterproof finishes – do they make them in human sizes too?!