Does Your Dog Need a Winter Coat? Let's Find Out!

Winter Walks

As you bundle up for winter walks, consider if your dog needs protection from the cold too.

Thick-Coated Breeds

Large dogs with thick, dense coats like Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies are usually well protected from the cold.

Small and Shorthaired Breeds

Small, toy, and miniature shorthaired breeds like Chihuahuas and French Bulldogs can't easily generate and retain body heat.

Low-Sitting Dogs

Breeds like Pembroke Welsh Corgis, despite their thick coats, can brush against snow and ice due to their low bellies.

Clipped Long-Haired Breeds

Breeds like Poodles, which typically have long hair but are clipped or shorn, may need extra protection.

Lean Short-Haired Breeds

Lean-bodied breeds with short hair, like Greyhounds and Whippets, should also be protected from the cold.

Senior Dogs

Age may weaken heat regulation, making even a thick-coated senior dog uncomfortable in the cold.

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