The 5 most freezing dogs: they really need a warm coat

Buzgó Csilla

2023. November 4 - Photos: Getty Images Hungary

Many people think that some people dress their dogs up just for fashion and make fools of them. Fortunately, this mentality of the last century has long since become obsolete, and the health of the puppy has come first.


Dressing up the pets is not a new habit, there are photos of dogs wearing clothes from the early 20th century.

Nowadays, manufacturers take into account not only functionality, but also current fashion trends, so that every owner can choose from the range according to his taste. Of course, the needs of the dog should always be the primary consideration.

But when is a warm dog coat really necessary? The animal usually signals when it’s too cold by shivering, whining or curling up. Sometimes you’re probably wondering whether it’s time to dress him for walks, or whether you can wait.

How much does the thermometer shoes when you have to put the jacket on?

Some dogs are more sensitive to cold weather, they may need a sweater or coat even at plus 5-7°C. Small, short-haired, older or puppy dogs, regardless of coat thickness, tend to shiver below 0°C, so if your pet falls into these categories, make sure you give him a coat for walks! It’s important that you take the coat off immediately after you get home, as it can quickly become overheated in the warmth of the flat.

Which breeds should you dress in winter?

Small dogs

Apart from the large, thick-coated breeds, such as the Pomeranian, smaller dogs will appreciate a good warm coat in winter. Yorkshire Terriers, Chihuahuas, Westies, Bolognese, Pugs or Boston Terriers do not have the extra reserve for long walks in cold weather and should be given a coat.


Although this breed was originally bred for hunting, it is not by nature as a lady, as its short legs keep it close to the frozen ground, and dressing is essential. This rule applies to both the long and short-haired varieties.


Greyhounds are not only prone to spontaneous shivering in cold conditions, but also anywhere and at any time, although the cause of this is still unknown to doctors. When it is cold, attention should be paid to greyhounds with short hairs, which have no heating fat cover, and they should be provided with the appropriate protective clothing.


Due to their characteristic hairstyles, Poodles tend to shiver in cool weather. Although originally bred to retrieve from water, their exposed skin and joints can be sensitive to the cold, so a warm coat is essential.


Although their coats are thick and thick, their legs are short and their bellies need to be protected from freezing ground, snow and cold puddles just as much as dachshunds’, so they don’t get away with being dressed.

What to look for when choosing coat for dogs

Try to choose a jacket with a waterproof, natural fabric lining! Many dogs don’t like coats that cover their legs because they are harder to move in. And they can easily get muddy while they’re doing their business.

The belly, back, tail and chest of the animal should be protected by the garment you choose. For small dogs, pay attention to sizing! If the coat is too big, they will feel very uncomfortable. And because of this many will not even want to go out in it.

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