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The best snow jackets for dogs

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  • Whether your dog has short or long fur, a slender or thick build, a warm, water-resistant dog coat is a winter necessity to keep them comfortable and protected during daily walks and outdoor play.
  • Dog snow jackets come in all shapes and sizes, so we evaluated the many options to help you make the best choice for your dog.
  • With a waterproof but breathable outer shell and thick fleece inner lining, the Hurtta Summit Parka is our top pick for winter weather. It fits snugly for warmth but doesn’t impede freedom of movement.

Some dogs were bred for cold weather and would be perfectly happy if every day were a snow day. For other dogs,  winter is a time to stay curled up on the couch, ideally snuggled under a blanket with their favorite human. Either way, if your dog doesn’t have a winter coat to keep them warm while outdoors, you’ll want to buy one for cold, snowy days. 

When shopping for dog coats, there is a variety of factors to consider. Some coats offer full-body coverage, including sleeves for the legs while others are designed more simply to keep the trunk of the body warm and protected. Breeds with short hair or slim builds may require extra insulation while long-haired breeds need a little extra space inside the jacket for comfort. You’ll also find that there are differences in the quality of materials used for dog snow jackets and a variety of add-ons like adjustable straps, reflective striping, and pockets. 

Snow jackets for dogs are not a one-size-fits-all solution. The best jacket for a slender breed like the greyhound might be significantly different from the ideal jacket for a miniature breed like the chihuahua. We’ve researched dog coats to determine the best choices for the full range of dog breeds and sizes. Below are our top picks.

Here are the best dog snow jackets you can buy:

Updated on 1/14/2020 by Lisa Sabatini: Updated prices, links, and text.

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