The needs of your dog, as well as where you live, will dictate the requirements of your dog’s new coat. Those living in freezing climates may want to consider a more durable, waterproof or water-resistant coat with plenty of insulation for their pup. Choose a design that not only suits your dog’s size, but her activity level as well. Playful pups may prize a warm coat that’s breathable and lightweight, whereas senior dogs may need a bit of extra padding and insulation to keep their joints healthy.
With so many jackets, sweaters, raincoats and even full snowsuits for your dog on the market, there are plenty of options to suit her needs. Fit is important, and there are brands that specifically tailor coats for difficult-to-fit dogs, such as dachshunds, Great Danes and bulldogs.