Updated April 19, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Coats For Dogs

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in April of 2020. It is true that many different dog breeds, particularly those that are short-haired, will require a coat in the winter months. This is especially true if you live in a place with a cold climate. Our selections include reflective accents for taking your pup on night walks, waterproof choices to protect in the rain, and reversible options to keep your hound's style fresh. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Hurtta Expedition Parka

2. Thinkpet Reversible

3. Kurgo Reversible Loft Jacket

Editor's Notes

April 14, 2020:

Choosing the right coat for your dog isn't always easy. For instance, some short-haired breeds might need a light coat all year round, while some may benefit from an extra layer just in the winter months. If you live in a particularly cold climate, you definitely want to make sure your animals are as warm as they can be, especially when you take them on walks outdoors.

If you have a short-haired breed consider checking out the Ultra Paws Comfort or the Hurtta Expedition Parka. Both will provide a great amount of warmth for these dogs that often have a harder time staying warm.

For those with a smaller pup, you might consider the Gooby Padded Vest or the Vecomfy Hoodie. Both are designed to keep little dogs warm with fleece and cotton inner linings.

Finally, for those fashion forward types that want some added heat for their pup but also want a cool look, check out the Pet Craft Supply Pea Coat or the Baja Ponchos Serape Blanket. Both work as coats, but they can also double as outfits that will make your pet even cuter than before. If you want something that's purely for fun, head over to our dog costumes list for all sorts of ideas.

While a couple of these choices are waterproof or water resistant, if you live somewhere that is particularly rainy, you might like to check our list of dog raincoats which are built to keep your puppy dry.

Special Honors

Ruffwear Powder Hound Jacket This jacket has quality synthetic materials that provide heat while remaining light so it won't cause any added strain on your dog. The lower layer is made from a stretchy fabric that moves with your pup as they maneuver through the elements, and there is a long zipper down the side of the garment which makes getting it on and off an easy task. ruffwear.com

4. Ultra Paws Comfort

5. Hurtta Quilted Overall

6. American Kennel Club Calming Coat

7. Pet Craft Supply Pea Coat

8. Baja Ponchos Serape Blanket

9. Vecomfy Hoodie

10. Gooby Padded Vest


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on April 19, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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