The idea of putting your dog in his own coat can come with many reactions or questions as to why the need? A lot of people who see dogs walking around wearing jackets may giggle and think that the owner is a bit quirky. Little do some people realise, some dogs actually need and also benefit from the qualities that wearing a coat bring.
A sweater or jacket can be helpful during the cold seasons, especially if your dog is reluctant to go outside in the snow/cold to go to the toilet, but also if you tend to keep your home’s heating system set low, this will help to make him feel comfortable inside also. How warm your dog is able to physically keep himself may depend on his breed, size and even age, but if he just doesn’t have a heavy hair coat, there is only so much curling up he can do to conserve heat. A sweater can make a significant difference in your dog’s feeling of well-being.
Of course, short, thin hair is not the only prerequisite for outer clothing. Dogs whose hair may be thick but is regularly trimmed or groomed would also benefit from wearing a coat to trap in their body heat.
Larger dogs with dense hair coats, like St Bernard’s and Malamutes do not have a need for additional insulation, and would be very uncomfortable if they were forced to wear outer clothing, possibly to the point of physically overheating. Their fur is already genetically designed to protect them from extreme winter temperatures. On the other hand Chihuahuas, Greyhounds, and many terrier and pinscher breeds are good examples of dogs that would do well with a little extra outer insulation.
We have put together a little list of some jackets, coats and sweaters that would look great while keeping your pooch warm and cosy.
Kuoser Cozy Waterproof Windproof Reversible British style Plaid Dog Vest Winter Coat Warm Dog Apparel for Cold Weather Dog Jacket for Small Medium Large dogs with Furry Collar (XS – 3XL )
SILD Pet Clothes Dog Jeans Jacket Cool Blue Denim Coat Small Medium Dogs Lapel Vests Classic Hoodies Puppy Blue Vintage Washed Clothes