Top 10 Winter Coats For Dogs Of 2015/2016
Just because your dog is equipped with a built-in fur coat, it doesn’t mean that he’s prepared for the frigid temperatures winter has to throw at him. Snow, slush, wind chill, flurries, squalls and a nasty artic vortex can reduce the furriest pooch into a shivering and chilled canine. Make sure he’s wrapped up before you brave this icy season with any of our picks for Top 10 Winter Coats for Dogs for the 2015/2016 season. Warm, insulated and stylish, these outerwear ensembles will keep your dog toasty until the spring.
Canada Pooch Alaskan Army Parka: No one knows winter like a Canadian… or a Canada Pooch! They’re always on my fave list when it comes to picking out a winter jacket for Oscar. This year, Oscar is sporting the Alaskan Army Parka. When he’s wearing this coat, he’s ready to take on the snow drifts and biting cold winds. That’s because the Alaskan Army Parka is made with a water resistant cotton canvas exterior, filled with faux-down insulation and finished off with Sherpa lining. Plus, it comes with a faux fur lined hood to cover his delicate ears. The Canada Pooch Alaskan Army Parka comes in black, army green and maroon, and ranges in sizes 10-26. Prices start at $42.99. ( Canada Pooch)
Up Country Chester Barn Coat: Whether you’re in the country or the city, UpCountry’s Chester Barn Coat is trend-setting and toasty. I love the contrasting wide whale corduroy and snap pockets, and the plaid-lined cotton canvas has plenty of filling for warmth. It’s easy to put on when it’s time to go for a walk, thanks to its Velcro closures and a harness patch. The Up Country Chest Barn Coat comes in green and red, and is available in sizes 8-24. Prices start at $44. ( Up Country)
FouFou Foucler Coat: Who says winter has to be dull? Not the FouFou Foucler Coat! This fashionable, quilted, water resistant parka (complete with a fur trimmed removable hood) shines bright thanks to its faux patent leather finish. The fleece lining and warm filling stands up to cold winters, and it also features a functional pocket and a reinforced Velcro closure with protective flap. The FouFou Foucler Coat comes in Black, Purple, Black, Red, Charcoal, Ocean Blue, and is available in sizes X-Small to 3X-Large. ( FouFou Dog)
L.L. Bean Pet Parka: When the weather outside gets “ruff,” the L.L. Bean Pet Parka lets your pooch get going! This insulated jacket is made with a quilted nylon shell that is weather-resistant, and made from the same fabric the company uses in its camp bags. For a perfect fit, this parka comes with an adjustable hook and loop closure at the waist and adjustable chest straps. The L.L. Bean Pet Parka comes in Chili Pepper, and comes in sizes small and extra-large. Pick one up for $24. ( L.L. Bean)
Scotch & Hound Country and Twee Wool Tweed and Sherpa Fleece Coat: All the way from jolly old England, the Country and Twee Wool Tweed and Sherpa Fleece Coat will keep your dog dry and warm no matter what the weather. A robust, water-resistant wool tweed jacket that’s lined with Sherpa fleece, this classy coat dazzles with details such as edge binding and a stitched belt with brass buttons. Deck your dog out in this coat for $75. Sizes range from 10-20. ( Scotch & Hound)
Lands’ End Printed Dog Squall Jacket: During the day or night, the Lands’ End Printed Dog Squall Jacket has your pup covered. Providing a tough barrier against the elements, this jacket is made with a water-resistant nylon outer shell, as well as a full lining of soft, warm, anti-pilling and antistatic poly-fleece. Added features of the Dog Squall include a reflective strap and binding (for nighttime walks), and there’s the option of getting it personalized with your dog’s name. The Dog Squall is available in Galaxy Blue Plaid or Bear Fairislem, and ranges in sizes XS-XL. Prices start at $29.50. ( Lands’ End)
Fuzzyard The Mac: Going sleeveless is always cool… and warm! That’s what Fuzzyard is going for with The Mac winter jacket. If your dog doesn’t like to be covered from head to toe, The Mac is the perfect combination of comfort and practicality. Get hip in Red, Gray or Black, in sizes 1 to 7. Prices start at $55. ( Fuzzyard)
Voyagers K9 Apparel: If you have a dog that can’t shop off the rack, get a winter coat that’s made just for him. Voyagers K9 Apparel’s winter coats are made-to-measure or breed specific. It’s got your dog covered with an outer shell of Ultrex fabric that’s waterproof and windproof. Inside, its soft, durable Polaratec polar fleece, this winter coat protects your dog in temperatures as low as 40° F. What makes this winter coat stand out has to be its polar fleece hood that pulls up and over your dog’s ears (it can be scrunched or folded back like a turtleneck.) Check out Voyagers K9 Apparel’s Etsy site for styles and sizes available, or to order a custom-made creation. Prices start at around $63.
Puppia Winter Storm Vest: No snow drift can stand in the way of Puppia’s Winter Storm Vest! Made from a waterproof outer shell and lined with fleece, the Winter Storm Vest comes complete with reflective strap webbing and an integrated harness, which makes walks in the dark safe, comfortable and convenient. It also comes with a backside zipper, quick-release buckle and a smart tag in case your pooch ever gets lost. Available in black, brown and red, in sizes small to XX-large, the Puppia Winter Storm Vest starts in price from $78.95. ( chic-dog-boutique.com)
Skyline Puffy Vest: All the hip dogs are wearing puffy vests this season. And the Skyline Puffy Vest is like two jackets in one. That’s because the quilted Skyline Puffy Vests are reversible, so you never have to settle for just one color. This water repellent ripstop jacket is also equipped with 3M reflective piping maximizes nighttime visibility. You can pick up the Skyline Puffy Vest in Lime/Charcoal, Red/Black, Blue/Teal, and Pink/Blackberry color combinations in sizes 12-30. Prices start at $35.97. ( Bee’s Corner)
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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