Dog Coats for all occasions

Dog Coats for all occasions

Laura Meudell

Picking The Right Jacket For Your Dog

British weather can not be relied on from one day to the next. Monday- snow, Tuesday - sunny, Wednesday- gale force winds, the only thing we can be sure of is you are guaranteed to get wet at some point! For more information on deciding if your dog needs a coat see my previous blog

I try and test all the products I sell on my willing volunteers. This year is slightly different than the past as I lost my Doberman Waffle who was the best tester of jackets as elderly and felt the cold but still very active. Some of her favourites are still on the below list (although new colours now available) and the Ruffwear K-9 Overcoat is still one of the best jackets available for functionality, durability and fit in my opinion.

Tried and tested 

Jacket 1 - Ruffwear K-9 Overcoat

 Waffle in her Ruffwear K-9 Overcoat

Waffle was 11 when she passed and always felt the cold and hated getting wet, this jacket was ideal to keep her warm and dry

  • Relaxed Fit with vest coverage and side-release buckles for easy on/off
  • Burly weather- and abrasion-resistant shell fabric
  • Warm, comfortable fleece lining
  • Leash portal on back is compatible with most harnesses

Please note this colour no longer available

 Jacket 2 - Ruffwear Lumenglow

Ruffwear Lumenglow

Bryher in his Ruffwear Lumenglow.

Bryher  is a wirehaired x shorthaired German pointer. He is a hot dog and this is ideal for keeping him dry but not getting too warm

  •  High-vis, high-contrast colors for visibility
  • Weather- and abrasion-resistant shell fabric sheds light moisture
  • Reflective side panels for visibility in low light conditions
  • Leash portal on back is compatible with most harnesses

Jacket 3 - Ruffwear Sun Shower Jacket

Ruffwear Sun shower jacket

The Ruffwear Sun Shower Dog Jacket has a waterproof shell and is just the jacket for getting outside and exploring as the weather changes. The fold-up storm collar and TailGate™ patterning offer extended coverage over the neck, rump, and thighs to keep dogs dry in wet conditions. Lightweight and non-insulated, the Sun Shower both excels as a standalone shell and layers well over an insulating mid-layer for rain management in colder temps.

Jacket 4 - Ruffwear Vert Dog Coat

Ruffwear Vert
Lupo in his Ruffweat Vert

Lupo is an 8 year old German shorthaired Pointer. These frosty mornings he is starting to feel the cold so felt a little extra would be good for him. He is very active but does get chilly!

  • Shell fabric is windproof, waterproof, and breathable
  • High-loft recycled polyester insulation provides warmth
  • Oversized storm collar folds up for additional weather protection
  • Leg loops provide secure fit option in windy conditions
  • Leash portal on back is compatible with most harnesses

Jacket 5 - Quinzee Insulated Dog Jacket - Lupo in the Snow

Ruffwear Quinzee

Quinzee Insulated Dog Jacket - Lupo in the Snow
Weather-resistant,75D polyester shell fabric and recycled 250g high loft polyester insulation provides warmth  - Buy Now

Jacket 6 - Climate Changer

Ruffwear Climate Changer Jacket is a fleece dog jacket is a quick-drying coat that provides coverage and warmth for dogs on morning missions and everyday pursuits in cold, clear conditions. - Buy Now

Jacket 7 - Powder Hound with FREE Mendota snap lead

Ruffwear Powder Hound Jacket

The Powder Hound™ is the hybrid jacket offering the warmth of synthetic insulation with the range of motion of technical stretch fabric. This weather resistant and insulated jacket is built for winter. - BUY NOW


Dog Jacket Comparison chart

Ruff and Tumble Dog Drying Coat

Ruff and Tumble drying Robes
Ruff and Tumble’s Drying Coat dries your dog in minutes and takes the hassle out of managing wet dogs. Simply slip a Ruff and Tumble Drying Coat over your wet dog, fasten around the belly and neck with easy-to-use Velcro, and your job is done, imagine your house/ car that isn’t mud splattered and whiffy - buy now