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    Best doggie coat?

    For those with dogs that need a dog coat during winter time: which ones do you like (for a very sportive dog that needs a warm belly)?

    I really like K9 Apparel:

    Their winter coats are great. The tummy warmers are okay, the boots suck--don't buy the package. We use Fido fleece or RC Pets fleece for "jammies" and then the winter coat from K9 Apparel outside.

    Hurtta also make some fabulous looking coats that get great reviews. Haven't had the chance to try them, but always keep an eye on them!


      I tried many, many different coats with my Doberman - he didn't really have the coat for our arctic climate. My favorite for him was his Great White North from

      Depending on how wet it was outside, the other coat that I really liked for him was the Dura-Tech Fleece coat from The fleece is pretty thick and nice.


        Ruffwear makes some great stuff but can be pricey. I have this one from Outward Hound for my thin skinned lab/pit/boxer/? mutt when we go running and it works great. Plus has an extra layer so can use for cold and a little extra for very cold days. Click image for larger version

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          Our favorite is this one Coats can fit funky on Corgis and the Hurrtas work for us


            We have a couple of these:
            We found them on sale years ago when we had two bigger dogs. Now we have little terrieristas and I covet these jackets, but can't justfiy paying full price.

            The ones we have - slightly different from the link above - have been great in snow and mud, warm but not too warm, and cover most of the undercarriage. Ours are like a softshell fleece jacket, firm on the outside, not fleecy. We tossed them in the wash regularly. The only possible downside woudl be the zippers; they are a little hard to get started if your dog is wiggly and if the zipper fails, it would be hard to replace if you weren't a pretty decent seamstress. If I buy something similar for the little dogs, I think I'll have to put the harness over the top unless I can find a model with an access point.


              I have Standard Poodles and usually only use coats for them when it's pretty cold out - like single digits to 20s, or if I've taken them shorter than usual when grooming for whatever reason. They hate coats LOL and usually take off when they see me take them out. But it makes me feel better to coat them when we walk and it's COLD haha. My bigger girl has a Weatherbeeta and my smaller one a Foggy Mountain. Both coats are well made and have lasted for years. I also have fleece blankets for them too, use them once in a while on walks if it's cold but not super cold and also when we are on the way to shows early in the morning in the winter and I crate them in the cold car when we start out.


                The nicest, warmest well tailored coats I've had were ones I made and sewed myself. There are great patterns out there
                in all styles and sizes. And they're so simple to make even a beginner could do it.
                And you can choose whatever warmth, thickness that you want. Your choices in fabric are unlimited. I used a plaid, velour
                type upholstery fabric for the outside and lined with matching solid color. Totally washable but did not show or collect dirt.

                If you're handy, have a sewing machine or know someone, the coats are cheap to make but very attractive. I used to have
                people stop me and ask where I got the coats. I know I could have made some and sold them. They were that nice.
                "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


                  Ruffwear is the best coat for dogs in winter. It is a sleeved-style dog coat that blends technical materials for weather resistant warmth.


                    Original Poster

                    Thank you! Currently it looks like Christ Child (yeah, no Santa in my area) is going to bring a sewing machine ... no hesitation anymore, wanted this for a long time.


                      Originally posted by Amar View Post
                      Ruffwear is the best coat for dogs in winter. It is a sleeved-style dog coat that blends technical materials for weather resistant warmth.
                      I REALLY disliked the Ruffwear coats I tried. Very much disagree that they're "the best."


                        Weatherbeeta makes great coats, just like the horse blankets, waterproof and warm.


                          Since you're in Austria, will Kraemer or Loesdau ship to you? A fellow boarder always dresses her smaller dog in coats from Kraemer and is quite satisfied with them for going on walks and every day wear around the stable. I've recently seen some appealing designs on Loesdau's site, but my young dog hasn't outgrown her Amigo yet, which does the job of keeping her dry on our rainy walks, so I haven't had a chance to try any.


                            Original Poster

                            Yes, our Kraemer dog coat is beautiful. But somehow it is hard to find a coat that covers the belly as much as possible (ok, high-end dog coats for Greyhounds maybe, but I find them too expensive for forest and field).


                              These are great;
                              They come from Finland.
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                                I have a Dover Saddlery one that's basically a turnout blanket for a dog. It's held up really well. Unfortunately my guy has grown out of the their XL I just order him on from Schneider's that hopefully will fit as well
                                No mourners, no funerals


                                  Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                                  These are great;
                                  They come from Finland.
                                  I second this recommendation - I LOVE the Hurtta products that I have (the dog Slush Combat Suit and the human training vest). They weren't cheap but they're very functional and have held up to a lot of abuse.


                                    I made my own coat out of fleece - brown houndstooth for the top, plain fleece for the inner. It was made for my greyhound, but now I have a boxer I had to shorten the back end. She adores it, and in fact uses it as her pyjamas 360 days a year. We call it her Sherlock coat.

                                    She has an outdoor coat, but it does not fit her large chest very well - needs a velcro fix.
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                                      I’ve bought from Most brands are sold there and there’s a big sale going on now. Scroll thru page after page to find winter clothing. The Hurtta coats are great.


                                        just wanted to update that I the new coat from Schneiders arrived and it is great. Fits so nicely (hard to find for the giant breeds for sure) and made of the same quality stuff that their horse blankets are made out of. And got an amazing Black Friday deal so it was only $24- total score!!
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