Keeping your dog warm this winter

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Keeping your dog warm this winter
Warm dog in sweater

As winter is approaching and temperatures are starting to cool down daily, one question that may be on your mind is, what coat should I get my dog?

 

Breeds of dogs that would need a winter coat

There are many dog breeds out there that don’t necessarily need a winter coat. Breeds such as Siberian Husky, Golden Retrievers, and Shibas all have double coats that are thick to help protect them from harsh winter weather. Those are just a few select breeds. Nevertheless, if you want your furry friend to be stylish and trending this winter season, you can have them wear a winter coat anyway. Now, other breeds such as Chihuahuas, Beagles or other shorthair breeds may need that extra layer of protection in the colder months.

 

Types of coats

There are many different types of winter coats for your puppy. When choosing your dog’s coat you should consider what activities they may be doing, whether it’s just going out for a quick potty trip, playing in the wet snow, or just taking a short winter walk around the block – that will help you narrow your search. Are you looking for a waterproof coat? If they are just going outside to potty or get in the car, you can most likely get a cute, stylish doggy sweater – one that is not waterproof. Also, consider what kind of budget you have. This will help to determine what style are you looking for. There are many styles to choose from.

 

Don’t forget those dog paws

Your dog’s paws are just as important to consider. There are different types and sizes of dog boots to fit any dog or puppy. Make sure to measure your dog’s paw size to ensure a proper fit for their boots before wearing them outside. There are dog boots for summer weather as well as for winter weather, you can also get boots that can be worn all year long. Remember your dogs’ paws are just as vulnerable as your bare hands on those cold winter days.

 

The most important thing is to make sure to choose the most appropriate coat and boots for your dog to help with the weather conditions, then you can choose the trendy style.

 

This article was written by Ashley Foglesong & Teresa Campbell, Professional Breeders

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