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12 Coziest Dog Coats for Winter

Your pup will enjoy having protection from the cold just as much as you do on harsh winter days. If you live in a cold climate, these dog coats for winter will keep your dog warm, happy, and dry.

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The best dog coats for winter

Do dogs really need coats in the winter? According to the American Kennel Club, some dogs are better suited for colder temperatures than others, so a little extra insulation from the winter weather won’t hurt. St. Bernards and Huskies are going to be able to withstand the colder temperatures and harsh winds a lot better than a chihuahua or dachshund. Short-hair dogs will be more comfortable in the cold with a winter coat. That said, the cold can harm dogs just like it can harm humans, so no matter how snug their coat may fit, always watch for signs of hypothermia when taking your dog outside for longer periods of time in the winter.  Read on to see some of the best coats to get your dog this winter. Make sure you also follow these tips to keep your pets safe this winter and tips to keep your dog warm outside.

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L.L. Bean’s Reversible Field Coat

This adorable winter coat has classic canvas on one side and warm plaid flannel on the other.  You can easily reverse which side is against your dog depending on the temperature. It has a convenient velcro strap that keeps the coat in place and a slit in the top so you can easily attach a leash as well. In the winter, dogs can catch a cold just like humans, here’s how to keep your dog from catching a cold.

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Canada Pooch Dog Parka

Add a little style to your dog’s winter look with this faux-fur trim Canada Pooch parka. It’s water-resistant and has a down insulated lining so your pooch is sure to stay warm while out in the snow. If your dog won’t sit long enough to let you put a coat on them, you might want to learn about these training secrets dog trainer won’t tell you.

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PetRageous Designs Juneau Dog Coat

This is one of the best dog coats for winter if you live in a snowy and windy area. This heavyweight coat is wind and waterproof and offers full chest coverage so your pup can tromp around in the snow without getting a wet coat. It also has reflective stitching to keep your dog visible on late night walks. Besides wanting to stay warm when going outside during the winter, these are the things your dog wishes you knew.

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Lands’ End Solid Squall Jacket

This cozy winter coat will keep your pet dry during the snowy season. You’ll only have to dry off their paws when they come inside. It’s fully lined with warm polyester and has a back slot so you can keep your dog’s harness on and still attach the leash. You can also get this winter dog coat monogrammed with their name. These are the things your dog actually wants from you.

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Zack & Zoey Polyester Nor’easter Dog Blanket Coat

Dog owners are big fans of this Zack & Zoey dog blanket coat. This water-resistant, reflective, and full-coverage dog coat is also machine washable, perfect for when Fido gets into that mud puddle he was told not to go near. Customers have given it great reviews (especially for big dogs) and say that even after being in the rain for over an hour, their dog’s fur stayed dry under the coat. If you’re still looking into adopting a dog, here’s how to pick the best dog breed for you and know the best dog breeds for kids.

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Didog Reflective Dog Winter Coat

This winter dog coat comes in eight different sizes to perfectly fit your dog’s chest and back length. The inside layer of this coat is polar fleece, keeping your dog warm from the elements. The outside is a splashproof, windproof, and waterproof nylon material. There are velcro straps around the stomach and neck making it very easy to slip on and off your dog before and after walks. Check out these 30 fun facts about dogs.

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Lands’ End Dog Expedition Winter Jacket

The Dog Expedition Winter Jacket has sherpa fleece lining so your dog will be extra cozy and warm. It is also filled with down insulation and has adjustable neck and body straps so you’ll be able to fit it perfectly on your pooch—that is if they’ll sit still long enough to let you. Be aware of these reasons behind your dog’s weird behavior.

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L.L. Bean’s Mountain Classic Dog Parka

Your furry friend will look absolutely adorable in this dog parka. It’s weather-resistant, reversible, and has a snug fit so it’s guaranteed to stay on no matter what winter adventure you embark on. Yes, even in the cold your dog needs exercise.

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Frisco Plaid Dog Fleece Vest

The Frisco pullover fleece vest is perfect for any pooch with a hipster attitude. This is one of the most convenient dog coats for winter because it’s a little lighter, so your dog can wear it during the fall and spring and it can be used to layer underneath a thicker dog coat in the winter. Here’s how to calm an anxious dog (without medication). These are the 5 best reviewed thunder jackets for dogs.

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Canada Pooch Frosty Fleece Dog Sweatsuit

If you like to keep your house cold in the winter and wear lots of layers, make sure that your dog has lots of layers to wear too. This fleece sweatshirt is the perfect accessory to keep your dog warm indoors on frigid winter days. These are the secrets your pet won’t tell you.

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Orvis All-Weather Dog Parka

Although this winter coat for dogs is on the pricier side, it’s worth the money if you have an adventurous canine. It has laminated outdoor fabric that wicks away moisture and odor and repels wind, rain, and dirt. This coat will keep your dog warm and protected for hours of outdoor play. Avoid these mistakes every dog owner makes.

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Hurtta Extreme Warmer Dog Jacket

This is another one of the dog coats for winter that is worth the extra change. The Hurtta dog jacket has special foil lining that reflects your dog’s body heat for extra warmth. It also has breathable, water-resistant material to keep your pup dry no matter how long they stay outside. This dog coat also comes with a protective hood that can be used when it’s raining, snowing, or just extra windy outside. Watch out for these signs that your “healthy” dog is actually sick.

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