Does my dog need to wear a coat?

Dog coats can provide your dog with added warmth and protection whilst out on a walk during the cooler winter months.

There are several factors to consider when choosing a dog coat: the breed of dog, where you live and your lifestyle.

Many owners invest in a dog coat to shield them from the rain, snow, sleet and harsh wind.

Dog coats with reflective properties are great for early or late walks as they provide added visibility which is an important safety factor at any time of year, but particularly during the winter.

Which coat is right for my dog?

When choosing a dog coat, it is important to factor in your lifestyle and budget. Identifying key features that you would benefit from is a great starting point. If you are looking for a coat that has lasting durability and a warm polyfill then a dog coat such as the WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Premier Free Dog Coat Medium is a great option. It features a strong, waterproof, and breathable 1200 denier triple weave outer shell with 220g of warm polyfill – guaranteed to keep your four-legged friend protected against the elements this winter.

If your dog loves to run, a coat that offers leg straps will stabilize the coat and move with your dog. If you are looking for a dog coat that would be suitable for exercise but also keep your dog visible during the darker mornings and evenings, the WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Reflective Print Active Dog Coat is the perfect choice. The outer fabric reflects the light when it hits the fabric, and the shower and windproof outer will keep your dog protected this winter. A zip along the back seam of the coat ensures a super snug fit as well as covering your dog’s belly for extra warmth in cooler conditions. Zip is lined to protect your dog’s coat and prevent snagging.

For dogs that need an extra layer in milder weather, especially those that are clipped, the WeatherBeeta Green-Tec Fleece Zip Dog Coat is a great option. The beathable and wickable anti-pill fleece is made from recycled plastic and featuring a zip along the back the seam of the coat, that is lined to protect your dog's coat, to ensure a super snug fit. This coat fully covers your dog's belly for extra warmth in cooler conditions and features a high neck with elastic draw string to ensure correct fit and extra protection with pop button at the top for added security and ease of use.

What weight should I choose?

Selecting the weight of your dog coat is based on your personal preference. Depending on where you live, the weather may be a contributing factor to the type of dog coat you choose to purchase. Owners who have dogs with a thick or double coat may be more inclined to choose a lighter weight option. However, if you live in a climate with cold winters, even a little polyfill in a coat can provide your dog added warmth and protection.

The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Windbreaker Free Deluxe Dog Coat is the perfect all rounder. Offering the best fit for active, outdoor loving dogs, this coat is made to protect your dog on those inclement weather days, featuring a showerproof and strong 420 denier outer shell with warm and cosy boa fleece lining. The stretch gusset and arched legs allow for maximum freedom of movement with a full chest and belly wrap with adjustable touch tape closures and large collar for extra warmth and protection in cooler conditions. The contoured back seem shapes around the tail allowing freedom for tail wagging and the coat features a harness hole for convenience.