The Top 3 Dog Coats to Help Keep Your Pets
Warm and Safe During Colder Days

Keep your dog warm this winter

Elen Palmer | Updated on 19/01/2022
Creative director of Die Zeitung

When the temperature starts to drop and you're ready for your own winter coat, consider also whether or not your dog might need a jacket for the cold. True, your dog has a fur coat that they wear all the time, but there are many breeds that don't necessarily have all the insulation they need for extreme weather.


According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, short-haired and short-legged breeds are more likely to have lower tolerance for cold, while young dogs, old dogs, and pets with health conditions may need more help regulating their body temperature.


“Canine clothes like coats can mean your dog stays outside longer without getting uncomfortable,” veterinary surgeon Linda Simon told The Spruce Pets. “A good dog coat will allow them to stay dry and warm regardless of external conditions.”


Looking for a suitable dog jacket for your dog can be a little overwhelming, especially with different insulation and water resistance options, so we have assembled the best dog jackets for keeping your pup warm this winter.

Editor's Pick
Available in a myriad of bright colors, this Wau Dog jacket is a comfortable, fashionable, and functional choice that will suit most dogs. It’s fully reversible, windproof, water resistant, and designed to insulate your dog from the cold—all while being so well fitted that your dog will forget they’re wearing it. It won’t restrict their movement as they walk or run, nor will it flap in the wind during zoomies. Plus, it’s super lightweight and folds up into a carrying case that you can stick in your bag or tie to your dog’s leash, making it easy to keep on hand.
What We Like
Reversible
Available in several fun, bright colors
Fits to sizing guide
Lightweight and warm
Folds up into a compact carrying case
Water-resistant
Fits snuggly so dogs can’t pull it off
Provides chest protection
What We Don't Like
No opening for leash hook
Zips from neck to tail, which is difficult with squiggly dogs

Editor's Pick
9.8
What We Like
Puffer coat with sherpa-like lining to lock in warmth
Available in two bright colored options
Slit for leash attachment
Easy to put on
Affordably priced
What We Don't Like
Doesn’t provide a lot of chest coverage
Big differences between sizes
Runs large
8.6
№2. Best Budget: Boots & Barkley Color Block Option Dog Puffe
Available in blue-green or pink-purple, this affordably priced puffer coat is a breeze to put on your pup, plus it won’t restrict their movement when they run or walk. Though it doesn’t provide much protection on the tummy, the Boots & Barkley Dog Puffer does feature solid neck and back protection. Easy accessibility—including a stitched hole in the back of the jacket to run your leash through—makes this a convenient starter jacket, but it may not offer enough coverage for extremely cold days.
What We Like
Available in 12 bright colors
Built-in D-Ring leash attachment
Step-in design
Double-layered to provide extra warmth
Zipper-guard to protect against pinches
Fast-drying and water-resistant
What We Don't Like
Back runs a little long on small dogs
Snap button on neck loosens over time
8.0
№3. Best Budget: Boots & Barkley Color Block Option Dog Puffer
Available in blue-green or pink-purple, this affordably priced puffer coat is a breeze to put on your pup, plus it won’t restrict their movement when they run or walk. Though it doesn’t provide much protection on the tummy, the Boots & Barkley Dog Puffer does feature solid neck and back protection. Easy accessibility—including a stitched hole in the back of the jacket to run your leash through—makes this a convenient starter jacket, but it may not offer enough coverage for extremely cold days
Final Verdict
The Wau Dog lightweight jacket (view at WauDog) is our overall best pick because it covers a lot of different needs, with warm puffer-style insulation, an excellent fit, and a lightweight design that your dog won't mind wearing. it folds up nicely so you can take it with you anywhere.
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