The Best Winter Dog Coats
21.11.22 November 21, 2022 Seasonal

The Best Winter Dog Coats

We love festive films, pubs with roaring fires, and hot chocolate – but the best thing about winter is a brisk walk with your dog on a crisp morning with fairy-tale frost on the ground. For both you and your dog, an invigorating winter morning walk will kick start your day. But it’s important you both wrap up warmly to protect yourself from the elements. If you have a small breed dog or one with a short coat, then it’s imperative you buy them a warm dog coat for winter. Ageing dogs, and those with ailments, may not be able to regulate their own body temperature and a dog coat is an essential. Even if your dog is a bigger breed or a younger dog with a longer coat, there may be occasions when a dog puffer coat is needed to ensure they don’t get too cold on walks. Here, we look at the best dog coats for winter. Ones that will keep them snug and dry however cold and wet it gets.   Choosing the right outdoor coats for your dog There are loads of dog coats to choose from here at Lords & Labradors but finding the right one for your pooch can be tricky. You've got a list of things to consider, including material, terrain, ease of putting on, and size if you're going to find the perfect match to keep your dog comfortable. After all, that's the priority! Do your research beforehand. Some dog breeds won't benefit from a dog coat because their fur is sufficient to keep them warm. But breeds that are shorthair and have lower body fat are likely to need that extra bit of insulation. This might all sound confusing at first, but our guide explains the differences. From waterproof dog coats to dog puffer jackets, you'll find the one best suited to your furry friend. If it's still a mystery to you, don't hesitate to have a look at our FAQs or contact us and we'll be happy to advise you.   Waterproof dog coats Many pooches love nothing more than dashing around in the rain. But in winter, getting caught in the rain without a coat is no fun for puppies and older dogs who are vulnerable to the cold and wet. For those wet-weather adventures, a waterproof dog jacket is a perfect solution. Our raincoats for dogs are designed to protect your dog from the elements without restricting their play or movement. Made from breathable, water-resistant fabric, these coats will keep your pup safe and dry so they can focus on enjoying their outdoor excursions. The Hugo & Hudson Jacket is a great example of a premium dog rain jacket that ticks all the boxes. Double layered for warmth, this jacket is equipped with a water-resistant hood and comes in three colours, including a vibrant yellow that's easy to spot when they're exploring off the lead. It also comes in seven sizes with an adjustable buckle to fit different-sized breeds. Whether a Great Dane or Jack Russell, your pooch can stay dry playing in the rain!   Dog puffer jackets For us humans, puffer jackets are still all the rage, so getting one for your dog makes quite the fashion statement. A dog puffer coat is an excellent choice for bracing winter walks or cold, drizzly days when a little extra comfort and insulation is required. Built with a waterproof shell, you can be confident that our puffer jackets for dogs are both durable and practical! There are two things you want from a dog puffer coat and that's warmth and wearability. The Hugo & Hudson Reversible Puffer Jacket is a stylish blend of both, coming with high-quality stuffing to maximise cosiness and a reversible feature so you get two styles for the price of one. It also comes in four sizes, from small (to fit tiny toy breeds) up to size large (for breeds such as Border Collies and Dalmatians). Your pooch will look adorable in one of our dog puffer jackets, and they'll be ready for any kind of weather that winter throws at them. And if you have a puffer jacket of your own, you can be that dog owner who's stylishly coordinated with their dog!   Lightweight dog coats While finding a warm dog coat that keeps your furry friend protected against the weather is a priority, you don't want to compromise their mobility. In this case, a lightweight coat is the best option and by 'lightweight' we mean an insulating layer that's cosy yet doesn’t restrict your dog's movement and play. Lightweight dog coats for winter have the benefit of being a simple but effective way to keep warm. The Barbour Monmouth Waterproof Dog Coat is a designer premium dog coat, with breathable material and soft cotton lining, that's both water-repellent and wind-proof. The harness hole for a lead attachment is ideal for control of your pooch and in rougher terrains. Though not appropriate for extreme conditions, this style is perfect for everyday walkies and exploring in the colder months. The lightweight padding also means that this coat can be used in less chilly weather so they can stay warm on those fresh, drizzly days in spring.   Quilted dog coats Though easily confused with dog puffer jackets, the quilted style is one of the best dog coats for winter. The thick quilting makes for maximised insulation and keeps your pooch wrapped up snug and warm on your daily walks, especially those on a chilly winter night. A quilted jacket is a warm dog coat that makes both practical sense and a style statement. The Barbour Quilted Dog Coat has a waterproof outer shell made from quilted nylon with the classic Barbour tartan lining on the inside for warmth. Available in four sizes, there is a Velcro underbody strap that is fully adjustable to keep your furry friend safe and secure on their outdoor adventures. This style of quilted coat is easy to slip on and off so it's perfect for our four-legged friends who can't sit still long enough for fussy buttons and zips. Instead, they're free to nip outside quickly in their quilted waterproof dog jacket, without the ordeal of chasing them and trying to get it on! A great budget option for a quilted dog coat is the Joules Quilted Dog Coat. It comes in three colours with a luxury fleece lining for extra warmth. Available in four sizes, this coat is perfect for both small and large dogs.    Wax dog coats Sometimes you can't avoid taking your pooch for a walk in the rain, so how do you keep them dry when you do? Wax raincoats for dogs are the answer! Whether going for a stroll in the countryside or running around the back garden, this versatile style of outdoor coats for dogs will keep them comfortable. The Barbour Shiny Wax Dog Coat will keep the wintery elements away from your dog, be it rain, snow or sleet. This coat is expertly crafted as you'd expect from the renowned brand. It uses 100% waxed cotton and has a classic tartan lining with wadding for warmth. Its cord collar detail gives it a stylish, extra soft, secure fit. Our wax dog jackets are designed to keep your dogs warm and toasty during their outdoor exploration. A lightweight premium dog coat option, this type of jacket can be worn throughout the year. Your dog can enjoy it on chilly spring mornings or snowy winter days, so you get value for money and your four-legged friend stays warm all year round.   Dog drying coats It's not possible to stay dry all the time, especially with furry friends that can't resist rolling in snow or splashing in puddles. You've just got to make sure, after the walk, that you're equipped, especially if your dog is travelling home on the back seat of your car! Dog drying coats are the best solution for mischievous pooches who like getting wet. Dog drying coats are designed with thick cotton towelling that is super-absorbent and will dry your dog quicker than you can. No more shivering in the back of the car for them or running around after them with a towel for you! One of the best dog-drying coats is our Bamboo Drying Coat. We designed and tested the coat here in our Lincolnshire workshop, with both practicality and style in mind. They dry your dog in minutes while keeping them comfortable. The double-layered coat draws moisture out of your dog's fur while the adjustable Velcro means the fit can be changed to fit your breed's size. And you'll be pleased to know it's machine washable!   Miniature Dachshund Fleeces Here at Lords & Labradors we're Miniature Dachshund lovers and understand the struggle of finding the perfect wintercoat to fit, that's why we designed our own range of Miniature Dachshund fleeces! Our office sausage dogs have tried and tested them so we can confirm they're a hit, they make the perfect winter coat for keeping your Sausage dogs warm! They come in five different patterns of fleece so there's sure to be one you will love! We can even personalise them with your Daxies name. 

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We love festive films, pubs with roaring fires, and hot chocolate – but the best thing about winter is a brisk walk with your dog on a crisp morning with fairy-tale frost on the ground.

For both you and your dog, an invigorating winter morning walk will kick start your day. But it’s important you both wrap up warmly to protect yourself from the elements. If you have a small breed dog or one with a short coat, then it’s imperative you buy them a warm dog coat for winter.

Ageing dogs, and those with ailments, may not be able to regulate their own body temperature and a dog coat is an essential. Even if your dog is a bigger breed or a younger dog with a longer coat, there may be occasions when a dog puffer coat is needed to ensure they don’t get too cold on walks.

Here, we look at the best dog coats for winter. Ones that will keep them snug and dry however cold and wet it gets.

 

Choosing the right outdoor coats for your dog

There are loads of dog coats to choose from here at Lords & Labradors but finding the right one for your pooch can be tricky. You've got a list of things to consider, including material, terrain, ease of putting on, and size if you're going to find the perfect match to keep your dog comfortable. After all, that's the priority!

Do your research beforehand. Some dog breeds won't benefit from a dog coat because their fur is sufficient to keep them warm. But breeds that are shorthair and have lower body fat are likely to need that extra bit of insulation.

This might all sound confusing at first, but our guide explains the differences. From waterproof dog coats to dog puffer jackets, you'll find the one best suited to your furry friend. If it's still a mystery to you, don't hesitate to have a look at our FAQs or contact us and we'll be happy to advise you.

 

Waterproof dog coats

Many pooches love nothing more than dashing around in the rain. But in winter, getting caught in the rain without a coat is no fun for puppies and older dogs who are vulnerable to the cold and wet. For those wet-weather adventures, a waterproof dog jacket is a perfect solution.

Our raincoats for dogs are designed to protect your dog from the elements without restricting their play or movement. Made from breathable, water-resistant fabric, these coats will keep your pup safe and dry so they can focus on enjoying their outdoor excursions.

The Hugo & Hudson Jacket is a great example of a premium dog rain jacket that ticks all the boxes. Double layered for warmth, this jacket is equipped with a water-resistant hood and comes in three colours, including a vibrant yellow that's easy to spot when they're exploring off the lead. It also comes in seven sizes with an adjustable buckle to fit different-sized breeds.

Whether a Great Dane or Jack Russell, your pooch can stay dry playing in the rain!

 

Dog puffer jackets

For us humans, puffer jackets are still all the rage, so getting one for your dog makes quite the fashion statement. A dog puffer coat is an excellent choice for bracing winter walks or cold, drizzly days when a little extra comfort and insulation is required. Built with a waterproof shell, you can be confident that our puffer jackets for dogs are both durable and practical!

There are two things you want from a dog puffer coat and that's warmth and wearability. The Hugo & Hudson Reversible Puffer Jacket is a stylish blend of both, coming with high-quality stuffing to maximise cosiness and a reversible feature so you get two styles for the price of one. It also comes in four sizes, from small (to fit tiny toy breeds) up to size large (for breeds such as Border Collies and Dalmatians).

Your pooch will look adorable in one of our dog puffer jackets, and they'll be ready for any kind of weather that winter throws at them. And if you have a puffer jacket of your own, you can be that dog owner who's stylishly coordinated with their dog!

 

Lightweight dog coats

While finding a warm dog coat that keeps your furry friend protected against the weather is a priority, you don't want to compromise their mobility. In this case, a lightweight coat is the best option and by 'lightweight' we mean an insulating layer that's cosy yet doesn’t restrict your dog's movement and play.

Lightweight dog coats for winter have the benefit of being a simple but effective way to keep warm. The Barbour Monmouth Waterproof Dog Coat is a designer premium dog coat, with breathable material and soft cotton lining, that's both water-repellent and wind-proof. The harness hole for a lead attachment is ideal for control of your pooch and in rougher terrains.

Though not appropriate for extreme conditions, this style is perfect for everyday walkies and exploring in the colder months. The lightweight padding also means that this coat can be used in less chilly weather so they can stay warm on those fresh, drizzly days in spring.

 

Quilted dog coats

Though easily confused with dog puffer jackets, the quilted style is one of the best dog coats for winter. The thick quilting makes for maximised insulation and keeps your pooch wrapped up snug and warm on your daily walks, especially those on a chilly winter night.

A quilted jacket is a warm dog coat that makes both practical sense and a style statement. The Barbour Quilted Dog Coat has a waterproof outer shell made from quilted nylon with the classic Barbour tartan lining on the inside for warmth. Available in four sizes, there is a Velcro underbody strap that is fully adjustable to keep your furry friend safe and secure on their outdoor adventures.

This style of quilted coat is easy to slip on and off so it's perfect for our four-legged friends who can't sit still long enough for fussy buttons and zips. Instead, they're free to nip outside quickly in their quilted waterproof dog jacket, without the ordeal of chasing them and trying to get it on!

A great budget option for a quilted dog coat is the Joules Quilted Dog Coat. It comes in three colours with a luxury fleece lining for extra warmth. Available in four sizes, this coat is perfect for both small and large dogs. 

 

Wax dog coats

Sometimes you can't avoid taking your pooch for a walk in the rain, so how do you keep them dry when you do? Wax raincoats for dogs are the answer! Whether going for a stroll in the countryside or running around the back garden, this versatile style of outdoor coats for dogs will keep them comfortable.

The Barbour Shiny Wax Dog Coat will keep the wintery elements away from your dog, be it rain, snow or sleet. This coat is expertly crafted as you'd expect from the renowned brand. It uses 100% waxed cotton and has a classic tartan lining with wadding for warmth. Its cord collar detail gives it a stylish, extra soft, secure fit.

Our wax dog jackets are designed to keep your dogs warm and toasty during their outdoor exploration. A lightweight premium dog coat option, this type of jacket can be worn throughout the year. Your dog can enjoy it on chilly spring mornings or snowy winter days, so you get value for money and your four-legged friend stays warm all year round.

 

Dog drying coats

It's not possible to stay dry all the time, especially with furry friends that can't resist rolling in snow or splashing in puddles. You've just got to make sure, after the walk, that you're equipped, especially if your dog is travelling home on the back seat of your car! Dog drying coats are the best solution for mischievous pooches who like getting wet.

Dog drying coats are designed with thick cotton towelling that is super-absorbent and will dry your dog quicker than you can. No more shivering in the back of the car for them or running around after them with a towel for you!

One of the best dog-drying coats is our Bamboo Drying Coat. We designed and tested the coat here in our Lincolnshire workshop, with both practicality and style in mind. They dry your dog in minutes while keeping them comfortable. The double-layered coat draws moisture out of your dog's fur while the adjustable Velcro means the fit can be changed to fit your breed's size. And you'll be pleased to know it's machine washable!

 

Miniature Dachshund Fleeces

Here at Lords & Labradors we're Miniature Dachshund lovers and understand the struggle of finding the perfect wintercoat to fit, that's why we designed our own range of Miniature Dachshund fleeces! Our office sausage dogs have tried and tested them so we can confirm they're a hit, they make the perfect winter coat for keeping your Sausage dogs warm! They come in five different patterns of fleece so there's sure to be one you will love! We can even personalise them with your Daxies name. 

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How to Treat Burned Dog Paws: If your dog does end up with burned paw pads, prompt treatment is essential to alleviate discomfort and promote healing. Follow these steps to care for your dog's burned paws: Assess the Severity: Start by examining your dog's paws to assess the extent of the burns. Minor burns may present as redness or blistering, while more severe burns can cause swelling, raw patches, or even peeling of the skin. Cooling Compress: Apply a cool, damp cloth to your dog's burned paw pads to help reduce inflammation and soothe discomfort. Avoid using ice directly on the paws, as it can cause further damage. Gentle Cleaning: If there are any foreign substances or debris stuck to the burned paw pads, gently clean the area with lukewarm water and mild pet-safe soap. Pat the paws dry with a clean towel afterward. Moisturise: After cleaning and drying your dog's paws, apply a pet-safe moisturising balm or aloe vera gel to promote healing and keep the paw pads hydrated. Avoid products containing harsh chemicals or fragrances, as they may irritate the sensitive skin further. Protective Bandaging: For more severe burns or to prevent your dog from licking or chewing the affected paw pads, consider applying a breathable, non-adhesive bandage. Ensure that the bandage is not too tight and check it regularly for signs of irritation. Rest and Restricted Activity: Encourage your dog to rest and avoid strenuous activity while their paw pads heal. Limit outdoor time, especially during the hottest parts of the day, to prevent further damage. We recommend keeping a first aid kit on hand with the above items in, our Pet Experts particularly love the Charlie The Vet first aid kit as it was designed by vets for pets to give owners the tools and knowledge needed to treat common at-home emergencies. How to Soothe Burned Dog Paws: In addition to the above treatment steps, there are several additional methods you can use to soothe your dog's burned paw pads and promote healing: Oatmeal Baths: Prepare a soothing oatmeal bath for your dog by adding finely ground oatmeal to lukewarm water. Soak your dog's paws in the oatmeal solution for 5-10 minutes to relieve itchiness and inflammation. We also recommend keeping an oatmeal paw balm on hand to further reduce the inflammation, we love both the Pet Head Oatmeal Paw Butter and the Bugalugs nose and paw balm - both are super hydrating and kind to sore paws. Epsom Salt Soaks: Epsom salt has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help alleviate pain and reduce swelling in burned paw pads. Dissolve Epsom salt in warm water and soak your dog's paws for 10-15 minutes. Natural Remedies: Consider using natural remedies such as calendula cream or coconut oil to soothe and moisturise your dog's burned paw pads. These ingredients have anti-inflammatory and healing properties that can aid in the recovery process. Comfortable Sleeping Area: Ensure that your dog has a comfortable and padded sleeping area to rest their paws while they heal. Avoid hard surfaces or abrasive materials that could further irritate the burned paw pads. Conclusion: Taking proactive measures to prevent burned dog paws and promptly treating any injuries is crucial for maintaining your dog's paw health, especially during the summer months. By following the expert tips outlined in this guide, you can ensure that your canine companion stays comfortable, happy, and free from paw pad burns all season long. Remember to consult with your vet if you have any concerns about your dog's paw injuries or if you notice signs of infection. With proper care and attention, you can keep your dog's paws safe and sound, allowing them to enjoy outdoor adventures without the risk of discomfort or injury.Here at Lords & Labradors we focus on sourcing and making the best quality pet products, including the best grooming and first aid products to help soothe and protect your dog’s paws this summer - shop here.

    By Megan Willis

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