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Are Dog Jackets Necessary?

Our dog jackets help keep your pet comfortable in any weather. While nature gave dogs coats of their own, some are simply insufficient to combat the most frigid temperatures, to say nothing of messy rain and snow. Thick-coated dog breeds in good health may not need a dog jacket, but smaller breeds with short or thin coats will benefit from an extra cozy layer in inclement weather. Consider your dog’s activity level, coat thickness and color, and how much time he spends outdoors in cold, snow, or rain.

Dog jackets aren’t merely for warmth—hunting canines earn an advantage with a protective layer to shield them from the underbrush and outdoor hazards, and our early-morning jogging companions gain extra visibility with reflective safety jackets.

How to Measure Your Dog for a Coat

To ensure your dog’s jacket fits properly, take a few measurements. While your dog is standing, measure his:

Neck – the circumference where his collar rests

Girth – around the widest part of his chest

Length – the length of his back, from his collar to the base of his tail

Check individual dog coats to see which measurement you should use to determine fit—while most designs require your dog’s length or girth, others specify a weight range. A well-fitted coat allows for freedom of movement and does not pinch or bunch. The fit should be snug enough to prevent catching, but not too tight.

What Kind of Jacket Does My Dog Need?

Our heavier styles help insulate dogs who enjoy outdoor activities during the winter. A fleece dog coat is a great option for breeds with shorter hair or more sensitive dispositions. It also makes an excellent choice for older, less active dogs who generate less body heat through exertion. And the sartorial-minded dog owner will be pleased to find classic dog coats in quilted and waxed cotton styles.

Our dog jackets are engineered for easy on-and-off—you won’t find binding or cumbersome designs in our collection. You’ll also find safety jackets made to give your dog improved visibility in low light scenarios. Insulating, waterproof parkas shed rain, sleet, and snow for comfort in the harshest conditions, and fleece options provide a bit of warmth for cooler days, both indoors and out. When the weather turns foul, turn to our collection of dog jackets and parkas and discover the exceptional quality and performance you’ve come to expect of Orvis.