In the UK, we can experience extreme weather conditions – from summer heatwaves to winter frost. The weather here is very variable. I will admit that I absolutely hate the cold and always wear a warm jacket in the winter. But what about the dog?!?! We actually have a couple of warm dog coats that Blake wears on very frosty, rainy and snowy days. Today’s blog is all about the best dog jackets you can buy.
Here are some of the best that you can buy on Amazon:
Choosing the best Warm Dog Coat
When you are choosing a dog Jacket for winter, the two most important things to consider are material and size.
Measuring your Dog for a Dog Coat
It’s a good idea to measure your dog and note down the measurements in cm and inches. When you measure your dog for a dog coat you need to measure him or her from the base of the neck to the base of the tail (don’t include the head and tail when measuring for a jacket!). You can then use the size guide to buy the correct size for your dog. We actually took Blake with us to Pets at Home to try on his jacket so we got the perfect fit!
Best Material for Warm Dog Coats
Regarding material, it’s a good idea to get a waterproof coat so you would ideally be looking for one made out of Gortex with a fleece lining next to their fur and a waterproof outer layer. If you aren’t so bothered about it being waterproof then wool or cotton will keep your dog warm, but we prefer fleece. They also offer themed jackets
Best Warm Dog Coats to Buy Online
There are some amazing companies where you can buy dog jackets online such as Equafleece and Kuoser. I’ve also mentioned pets at home which is great as you can go in and your dog can try them on! Here are some of our favourite dog Jacket companies in the UK and USA, plus some of the best warm dog coats on Amazon.
Another company that we really rate is Equafleece – we have friends in Scotland who use these dog fleeces to keep their pooches warm. Their fleece range includes Polartec® fleece Dog Jumpers, Tankies, Suits and Coats which are rainproof, warm and washable.
Kuoser Dog Jackets and Fleeces
Check this amazing Kuoser dog jackets collection which we love! It’s a USA based company that has a variety of fleeces and warm dog coats. The fleeces come in a variety of gorgeous colours and patterns including tartan. Many of their warm dog coats are both windproof and waterproof.
Best Warm Dog Coats on Amazon
Here are some of the best warm dog coats available on Amazon:
Ancol Muddy Paws Stormguard Coat
- Typically fits Cavalier King Charles, Fox Terrier, West Highland
- All weather style
- hook and loop fastening
This stormguard dog coat is great for all weathers. It comes in M, L and XL. The Medium is perfect for Patterdale Terriers, Westies and Jack Russells.
Idapet Dog Coat
- Material-- Polyester + Cotton, soft and warm Inner Layer. 4 Colors are available.
- Suitable for -- all most pet dogs, husky, bulldog, schnauzer, samoyed, beagle, chihuahua, dachshund, German shepherd, Labrador dog, golden retriever, pug, etc.
- Great Use -- Perfect for Cold Winter,Outdoor or Indoor Use,Halloween, Weekend Parties, Christmas, Birthdays, Weddings, Parades, Photo Shoot or Play date.
The Idapet dog coat is great is great if you are looking for something waterproof. It is made from Polyester and cotton with a soft warm inner layer. This Idapet dog coat comes in four colours – red, blue, pink and yellow. It comes in 6 sizes so it’s perfect for all dogs from Chihuahuas to Bull Mastiffs!
SlowTon Winter Dog Jacket
- Warm Scarf --- This dog coat design with a warm turtleneck collar which looks like a scarf. It can be rolled up for extra coverage or rolled down to be polo neck for long neck or short neck dogs.There is a drawstring to adjust neck girth.Lined with breathable polar fleece which made it a good choice for your fur friend in autumn and winter cold weather.
- Wind-resistant & Water-resistant --- The sturdy dog winter jacket has a durable polyester exterior that is smooth, snow/wind-repellent and resistant to wetness and dirt. Soft polar fleece as interior highly resists moisture. it can insulate the body from cold even when getting wet, and dries quickly to keep your puppy warm, which makes it an ideal outdoor outfits choice for a rainy day and snowy winter.
- Flexible Design for Mobility --- The dog jacket with elastic leg straps fitted around your pet’s back legs to keep the coat from flying up in windy days yet retain the most mobility. Use the zipper under the neck and elastic cord adjuster around collar for further readjust to make your doggy more comfortable. The sleeveless winter dog vest features a long back for keeping the heat while it’s short enough in the belly that your pup can pee without wetting the warm coat.
This SlowTon dog winter jacket is polar fleece lined and has a turtle neck for extra warmth. It is wind and water resistant. The SlowTon dog jacket comes in two colours – grey and red. It has reflective stripes for safety. It comes in 5 sizes and has a dog size chart so that you can get the right fit for your pooch.
If you are looking for a dog fleece to order on Amazon, this Hotterdog fleece has the best reviews.
I hope that you found this guide to warm dog coats helpful. What’s your preferred brand or doggie jacket? Do comment below – we would love to see some pictures!
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