We’ve officially had the first day of Spring; and the milder weather has meant our dog walks have been getting a little longer. There are so many reasons to get out and about with your dog at this time of year, and with lockdown restrictions soon to ease slightly we’re all going to be spending more time outdoors.
In a recent article we talked about our favourite dog harnesses and we hope that proved helpful for many of you. This week we’re continuing on the walking accessory theme with dog coats. They come in so many different styles that it can be hard to choose from the vast array out there. Here we’re going to highlight our favourite dog coats for Springtime. Whilst Spring tends to be mild with periods of sunshine, it can also have cool spells and the odd shower. Having the relevant accessories on hand is a must.
Here are our top picks:
Our favourite Dog Coats for Spring
Ruffwear Climate Changer Jacket - As much as we love the longer daylight hours in Spring, there’s no getting away from the fact that it can still be cold, especially in the mornings and evenings. This fleece Climate Changer jacket by Ruffwear is ideal for this time of year as it will keep your pup warm on those colder mornings without too much bulk. It can even be layered with others jackets in case you need to add a waterproof layer on top. A really practical dog jacket that is ideal for Springtime early morning walks. Available in three colours and a full range of sizes.
Miniature Dachshund Fleece bu Lords & Labradors - Another practical fleece jacket, but this one is specially made for Miniature Dachshunds. Our office dog Schnitzel was finding it hard to get fabulous clothing, so we designed our own. We thought about everything a dachshund needs including a longer body shape and a wide gusset to cover their tummies. Our dachshund fleeces are the perfect shape for a mini daxie and come in some lovely designs. If you like bright and cheerful then the rainbow stripe will be just your thing. If you like classic, then the Blackwatch tartan might be more to your taste. Your little four-legged friend will look super stylish and stay warm whichever you choose!
Ruffwear Sunshower Rain Jacket - April showers won’t deter you from your dog walks with this super practical raincoat by Ruffwear. This one is great for milder days when the heavens open. You could layer it with the climate changer jacket if you wanted to add a layer of warmth, but the jacket alone is perfect for this time of year. Available in a range of sizes and three colourful designs.
Fuzzyard Money Mania Wrap Coat - If you’re looking for a fun design, then look no further than this Monkey Mania print coat by FuzzYard. It is just thick enough for this time of year, with its fleece lining that will keep out those early morning chills. It’s a quirky design and ideal for fashion conscious pups who like a dash of humour in their wardrobe. This one is for the smaller dogs with sizes from extra small (for toy breeds) up to a large (for French Bulldogs or similar).
Urban Pup Classic Beige Trench Coat - What is more classic than a trench coat? Now your little pup can have one of their very own. This lightweight jacket is ideal for the milder weather when a thin layer will suffice. It’s water resistant as you’d expect, so brilliant if you get caught in a shower and it’s lined in a rather fetching tartan lining. Perfect for toy and small breeds.
Mutts & Hounds Wax Waterproof Dog Coat - Is your dog more ‘countryside chic’ than ‘city sleek’? This wax jacket design by Mutts & Hounds is a durable piece and will coordinate with your Barbour jacket perfectly. A practical way to stay dry in the wet weather, it has classic details such as a tartan lining on the collar.
Danish Design 2 in 1 Ultimate Dog Coat Grey - This is a good all-around dog coat. As a whole it is great for the Winter too, but take the lining out and the jacket is a good option for the milder months. The outer layer is water and wind proof making it ideal for Spring. It is available in a full range of sizes so there will be a size to suit small dogs all the way through to giant breeds. We love the hi-viz version which is brilliant for dog walks in low light levels.
Urban Pup Trailfinder Windbreaker Dog Jacket - A super practical lightweight dog jacket that is windproof and shower proof - offering all the protection your dog needs during the Spring months. It comes in two colour options and has a range of sizes to suit toy to medium sized breeds.
We hope you like our selection. There is something here for every kind of dog and lifestyle. If you need any more product information and can't find it on the individual product pages, please do get in touch. We're always happy to help!