For some pooches, dog coats can be essential for the winter. As the temperature drops and the rain swirls in a coat can keep your furry best friend warm, dry and comfortable on your walks.
There are some things to remember when it comes to shopping for a dog coat. It’s essential that your dog can move around freely in their coat for maximum comfort. You also ideally want the jacket to be waterproof and warm so that your dog is equipped to handle whatever the elements throw at them.
Just because there are so many requirements for the perfect jacket for your pooch doesn’t mean that your dog won’t look great in them.
Check out our picks of the best dog coats to keep your pooch warm this winter… not to mention looking dapper!
Things To Look For In A Dog Coat
Collar/Harness/Leash Compatibility – Does the coat fit with your harness/collar? Will you be able to use them both at the same time?
Material of the Fastenings – Are the fastenings velcro, zips or poppers? velcro is probably the easiest option if your dog gets excitable on walks. However, poppers or zips are probably more secure.
Freedom– While we want the coat to keep our furry best friend warm and dry we don’t want to restrict them. Is your dog comfortable in their coat? Will they be able to go to the toilet during your walk without you removing the coat for them? If your pooch isn’t comfortable in the coat then it will be hard to get them to wear it.
Dog & Field™ Thermotec Dog Fleece
This fleece will keep your your dog wrapped up and comfortable when the cold weather hits. Sizes ranging from XS to XL – and the best part? This coat reaches to the base of the tail, giving your dog maximum warmth. This jacket is the pawfect choice to keep your furry best friend cosy all winter.
Top Dog And Co-Pilot Bomber Jacket
These high quality bomber jackets that double as a harness sold out completely last winter. The only difference this year is that they now include a matching leash. The dog jacket is made with quality dark brown faux leather and complemented with black faux leather pockets and belt loops. With this coat you can be sure that your wingman is warm at all times.
Waterproof Quilted Dog Coat
These padded dog coats are warm and comfortable for your pooch while still looking sleek and stylish. The waterproof coated fabric is available in multiple colours and binds up with velcro attachments. This is the perfect garment to keep your pooch dry, cosy and fabulous looking on those drizzly winter walks.
Sherpa Fleece Dog Raincoat
Protect your dog from the elements without sacrificing their sense of style. This Sherpa coat is comfortable for your dog and the water-proof polyester will keep them dry whatever the weather. The soft fleece inner will keep them warm meaning your pooch is prepared for all the elements this winter. There’s even the option to personalise the jacket with your dogs name.
Scruffs Thermal Self-Heating Dog Coat
This thermal self-heating dog coat keeps your dogs muscles warm on those cold morning walks. The softshell exterior of the coat gives protection against the wind and rain without forfeiting its breath-ability. A fleece collar and chest pad adorn the coat for extra pooch comfort. Available in 7 colours/patterns and multiple sizes.
Tell Us Your Favourite Dog Coat
Have we missed any gems out of our list? If you bought your dog a coat they love then let us know about it in the comments below! Click here for more tail-wagging waterproof dog coats.