Winter is upon us, Fido. It’s time to start planning for cooler temperatures, gusty winds and trudging through the snow. When you’re outside with your dogs this winter, make sure you pay attention to their behavior. If they bark, howl or tuck their tail, they’re probably feeling the chill. But don’t let the weather stop you from enjoying the outdoors together. Check out our favorite jackets, boots and dog coats for winter and keep your pooch toasty and safe in the cold.
WINTER JACKETS AND COATS
With the right gear, dogs can join in most winter pursuits. Equip your adventurous pooch with one of Ruffwear’s cold-weather jackets. Powder Hound is a hybrid jacket that combines cozy insulation with stretchy fabric for outdoor pursuits. Cloud Chaser has a waterproof, windproof and breathable softshell to protect against even the harshest weather conditions. And the Quinzee is an insulated winter jacket that can fold down into itself for easy storage.
Orvis All-Weather Dog Parka
Come rain or snow, dogs can run wild yet stay cozy with the All-Weather Dog Parka from Orvis. Made in Vermont, a state known for extremely cold and wet weather, the parka is completely waterproof and insulated to protect against the harshest conditions.
The Orvis All-Weather Dog Parka costs $79 on Amazon.
Canine Styles Down Puffer Coat
New York’s oldest dog emporium, Canine Styles, has been catering to dogs since 1959. The Canine Styles Down Puffer Coat, a signature item, is water-resistant, snow-repellent and stuffed with real goose down. Velcro closures and additional darting to the back keep this coat fitting snugly around your dog without restricting movement.
The Canine Styles Down Puffer Coat costs $125.
Chilly Dog Blanket Coat
Can’t choose between a blanket and a coat? Thanks to Chilly Dog, you won’t have to! These dog blanket coats combine the warm coziness of a blanket with the stylish trim and tailoring of a coat. You can select from a variety of attractive designs, and all items are made from 100 percent wool. While these coats aren’t recommended for extreme outdoor use, they’re ideal and quite handsome for a walk around town during the fall and winter months.
Chilly Dog Blanket Coats start at $36.99 on Amazon.
SWEATERS AND FLEECE
Gooby Fleece Vest
The Stretch Fleece from Gooby adjusts to accommodate a dog’s barrel chest, and the large armholes don’t restrict movement. The fleece provides neck-to-tail coverage at an affordable price. If you and your pooch are looking for more severe-weather protection, Gooby also offers a range of water-resistant padded vests that are perfect for the great outdoors.
Fitwarm Turtleneck Sweater Pajamas
One of the coziest looking items on our list, Fitwarm’s Turtleneck Sweater Pajamas are made of knitted fabric, so you can use your dog as a snuggly heating pad on chilly nights. This item works as pajamas for older dogs and a warm sweater if you’re going on a brisk walk together.
Fitwarm Turtleneck Sweater Pajamas start at $15.99 on Amazon.
EXPAWLORER Fleece Dog Hoodies
We know you’ve got at least one hoodie in the closet. Why can’t Fido have one too? These comfy fleece dog hoodies are soft and stretchy, and the hoodie will come in handy in the rain or snow.
EXPAWLORER Fleece Dog Hoodies start at $15.02 on Amazon.
Match Fido’s suave new jacket with some dashing winter boots from Ultra Paws. Footwear for Fido ranges from Rugged Dog Boots, made from recycled tires, for hunters and explorers, to the more basic Snow & Go boots for basic paw protection.
Wagwear Dog Booties
The sleek and slick Wagwear Dog Booties provide any dog who wears them with a comfortable Wellington-style boot to show off at the dog park. These classy boots are designed with an open-vented slit construction, making them easy to slide on and off for hounds on the go.
Ruff Houzin Dog Australia Waterproof Boots
Ruff Houzin’s Dog Australia Waterproof Boots are equipped with an anti-slip sole, perfect for running at top speed in a slippery dog park. They’re available in a range of colors and look both rugged and stylish on a pup’s paws.
Musher’s Secret is prepared using completely natural products, providing canine paws with a breathable barrier against snow and chemicals on pathways. It can even be used to moisturize cracked noses and elbows.
Musher’s Secret starts at $12.75 on Amazon.
Zoo Snoods offers a variety of knitted snoods for dogs. The fun designs include antlers and bunny ears to transform your pooch this winter. In addition, every time you purchase a snood, Zoo Snoods donates money to animal welfare organizations.
Zoo Snoods start at $14.99 on Amazon.
Choosing the right harness for your dog can be overwhelming. One of the most popular brands in the world of Canicross is Non-stop dogwear. The Freemotion Harness is versatile, designed for pulling in a variety of winter sports like skijoring and snow running. The ergonomic fit allows dogs to run freely and change direction in a flash.
The Freemotion Harness is available for $67.99 on Amazon.