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Should Dogs Wear Clothes in Winters

Should Dogs Wear Clothes in Winters

Dogs enjoy spending time outside during the colder winter months. Some dogs need protection during cold weather. Winter clothes are good for your dog's physical and mental well being.


Which dogs need to be protected from cold weather

When getting winter clothes for your furry pals, you should consider your dog's size, fur, breed, age, and outside temperature. 

Dogs with lean bodies and short hair or single coat 

Canines with thin fur can get cold quite easily. For dogs with fine or short hair, winter clothes provide an extra layer of insulation. This can help regulate their body temperature and keep them cozy and warm. Dogs like Greyhounds or Whippet have very short hair and must be protected from cold.

Small dog breeds

Small dogs aren’t built for cold weather. They have little body fat and need the extra insulation for warmth. These dogs can’t easily generate and retain enough body heat to keep themselves warm during winters.


A small dog breed may need a sweater or coat when outside during the winter. Get some stylish and cozy winter clothes for your little friend. 

Senior dogs

Just like older humans, heat regulation may decline with age in senior dogs. Even an older thick-coated dog becomes uncomfortable in the cold. Senior dogs are prone to health conditions like arthritis or a weakened immune system. 


These dogs may have a harder time generating and retaining body heat. If your dog is getting on in age, a winter jacket or sweater may be just the thing. Winter clothes can add some added warmth, and comfort. 

Dogs that sit low to the ground

Dogs that are low to the ground like Bulldogs, Pugs, or Pembroke Welsh Corgis are also more affected by low temperatures. They can benefit from additional layers of winter clothing.

Dogs that are exposed to extreme cold weather

The outside temperature and length of time outside should also be considered. Dogs that are exposed to outside and extremely cold climates for extended length of time also need protective clothing.

Tips for wearing winter clothes

Here's what you should look for in winter clothes:

  • Winter jackets or sweaters should protect your dog's neck and belly.
  • It shouldn't be so long and must not create bathroom problems.
  • Winter clothes should be comfortable and flexible. They should fit snugly without being tight. Consider measuring your dog before purchasing winter clothes.
  • It should provide warmth and protection to your dog.
  • Winter clothes should look attractive and stylish. 
  • These clothes must be easy to put on and take off.

Pro tip: Winter clothes should always be removed from your dog after they are no longer needed. This will prevent irritation of the skin.

Final thoughts

All dogs look good in winter clothes. Take a look at the PupSoKool dog winter clothing range. They are available in different styles and materials. These winter clothes will definitely keep your canine friend warm and comfortable when temperatures drop. See what outfits you can get for your furry friend!