By Bhawna

Wearing a coat for dogs can give warmth and comfort in winters. Dogs’ natural coat helps in regulating its body temperature. But additional coats can make your dog stay outside longer. He will remain comfortable. A good coat will make the dog keep warm and dry. Short-haired and short-legged breeds have lesser tolerance for cold. Pets with health issues need temperature regulation. The dog coat should fit your dog and be suitable for winters or any other weather.

Factors to consider when selecting a dog coat


Most dog coats are adjustable. There are straps. But you should get the right size. It is important to get a proper fit. You should look at the sizing guide. You can measure your dog using a fabric tape ruler. The coat should be of a proper size so that the dog can move well. The dog should be able to jump, run, and play well.


A waterproof coat is good generally. Staying dry is important. But if the weather gets snowy, then insulation should be a prime thing. Fleece and polyester are good. The overall cut should be such that the coat is easy to put on and take off.

Some dogs have better resistance to cold weather because they have more fur. So, they won’t need a heavy coat. But dogs that don’t have much fur and smaller dogs are prone to risks in cold weather. These dogs cannot go out more often and need warm coats.

Little Beast Super Duper Reversible Parka Vest

Little Beast | Dog | Little Beast Super Duper Reversible Parka Vest Dog  Jacket Coat Purple Pink Sm | Poshmark

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This coat is made up of soft, water-resistant nylon. It makes it easy for the dog to move. It is easy to keep the dog with a hook and strip in the front. This coat works in the winters. It is reversible. There is an opening of the leash attachment to the harness. There is an adjustable drawstring cord at waist. There are arm openings that do not restrict movement. It fits over the harness, shirt, and sweater. There are five color combinations available. It is easy to wipe. It can be air-dried.

It is a padded puffer vest. It keeps four legs and tail unrestricted. There are different colors in it, so you get plenty of styles throughout winters. The design is lovable. It is like a two-in-one coat as it has two vests in one. There is an opening at the nape that ensures a leash connection to the dog’s harness and collar. The hook and loop tab is there. The dog can move freely. It has a tie at the end. This gives a secure fit. There is an adjustable drawstring at the base that can be tightened or loosened as you require. The water-resistant nylon keeps wetness at bay. Nylon has a soft feel. It is better than fleece because it can lead to clinging. The coat can be layered with another shirt.

Hurtta Summit Parka Dog Winter Coat

Hurtta Summit Parka Dog Winter Coat, Cherry, 18 in : Pet Supplies

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It is water-resistant. It has reflective accents. It is easy to put on the dog and take it off. There is a buckle around the waist. It has adjustable back length, belt, and collar. There is an external clip for leash attachment. It is designed to protect from elements. It provides coverage from the neck to the lower body.

For outdoor trips, this coat will protect your dog. It will him warm and dry. This coat is of high quality. It is long-lasting. It is durable. It looks good when put on dogs.

There is a buckle at the waist and it makes it easy for the owner to take off the jacket without moving the dog’s legs. There is an external clip that makes it easy to attach a leash. The coat stays in place. The dog can move freely.

ThinkPet Cold Weather Dog Coat

ThinkPet Dog Cold Weather Coats - Cozy Waterproof Windproof Reversible Winter  Dog Jacket, Thick Padded Warm Coat Reflective Vest Clothes for Puppy Small  Medium Large Dogs : Pet Supplies

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It is reversible with water-resistant fabric on one side. It has reflective accents. There is a two-way zipper opening for leash attachment. There are hook and loop tabs on each side so that the coat fits securely. It is available in 12 colors. It is designed to be worn on top of your dog’s harness. The coat is reversible. But there is only one side with waterproof quality. If you have a fluffy dog, you should a size up. You can layer the coat with a sweater or t-shirt.

Gooby Padded Vest Solid

Gooby - Padded Vest, Dog Jacket Coat Sweater with Zipper Closure and Leash  Ring, Solid Blue, Medium : Pet Supplies

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It is available in 12 colors. It has a built-in D-ring for attaching a leash. So, no additional harness is required. There is soft fleece on the inside of the coat. It provides the dog with warmth and comfort. There is a flap of fabric alongside the zipper that protects skin and fur from being caught. It has fast-drying properties. It has a water-resistant nylon exterior. There is a step-in design.

Kurgo Loft Dog Coat

Kurgo Loft Dog Jacket, Large, Blue/Orange : Pet Supplies

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It is reversible. It is available in 13 colors. There are hook and loop closures that stay securely in place. It has water-resistant fabric. It has reflective accents. There is a two-way zipper on top for easy accessibility to leash attachment on the harness or collar. It has lightweight insulation. The dog can move freely and without any constraints.

It is designed in such a way that it fits dogs of all sizes and shapes. It provides protection from elements. It easily fits the dog. The coat can be washed in a machine. It can be paired with additional layers.

Ruffwear Vert Dog Winter Coat

Vert™ Winter Dog Jacket | Waterproof, Windproof & Insulated

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It is wind and water-resistant. It is made with recycled polyester. There is a quick-release buckle closure on each side. There are built-in elastic loops to keep the coat in place. There are foldable collars for extra protection. There is accessibility for leash attachment via the opening. This is compatible with most harnesses. There are flaps that cover buckles. This prevents contact with fur or hair. It has reflective accents. It keeps the dog dry, warm, and comfortable.