As the temperatures begin to drop, it's important to keep our four-legged friends in mind. After all, dogs spend a significant amount of time outdoors, not only to do their bathroom business, but also to get in their exercise! Depending on the type of dog you have, your canine may benefit from a snuggly coat, just like the ones we wear in the winter. In addition to helping to keep them warm, it's always fun to see them dressed in their cold weather finest. Keep reading for a selection of adorable dog coats that are sure to put a smile on both of your faces.
Why Your Dog Needs a Coat
While many dogs have naturally dense coats that will protect them from the elements, short-hair dogs, or those that are small in stature may have a harder time keeping warm in extreme temperatures. Here are a few types of dogs that may need to wear a coat for added warmth according to the American Kennel Club (AKC).
- Small, toy, and miniature breeds: The AKC reports that breeds such as chihuahuas or French bulldogs may have difficulty generating and retaining heat.
- Short-hair breeds: Without the thick fur of their larger brethren to guard them against the cold, short-hair dogs, like greyhounds, or shorn pups, like poodles, may easily get chilly.
- Dogs with low bellies: If you've got a dog who've belly reaches the ground, i.e. pembroke welsh corgis, they're bound to get cold when the dirt is frozen and covered in snow.
- Senior dogs: Older dogs may have a harder time with heat retention in their golden years, even if they were born with lush, full coats.
The Best Dog Coats for Winter
All of the options below are perfect for anyone looking to help their pooch stay warm while looking good at the same time. Keep scrolling to see Woman's World's picks for the cutest winter dog coats available this season and click "buy now" to order one for your pup!
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