I see more and more dog handlers using waterproof dog coats on their K9s, whether it be out on the trailing field or between drives in the Autum and Winter months.
Working dogs are often put through their paces; and it is fair to say they are the equivalent of the modern day athlete. Whether it’s hunting, tracking, search and rescue, protection work or sport, all these dogs have a job and exactly like a sports person they must be properly conditioned and cared for.
Some say the best coat for a dog is the one it was born with! It is also argued when a dog is working in cold and wet conditions, these K9s benefit from a warm and waterproof layer to help keep them dry and warm between extreme training and work.
We looked at five waterproof dog coats commonly seen in the field...
Dog & Field 2 in 1 Fully Waterproof Dog Coat
The Dog & Field Microfiber lined waterproof drying coat is great to put on your dog during a walk in between drives, at the end of a shoot day or after a swim in the river. The microfiber base layer will wick away all of the moisture from your dogs coat whilst retaining the heat to dry out and keep your dog warm. The fully waterproof outer shell protects against the eliments keeping your dog dry and warm.
This Microfiber Lined Drying Dog Jacket comes in 5 sizes and Retails at £29.99 plus £2.25 UK delivery.
Weatherbeeta Parka 1200D 220g Belly Flap Waterproof Dog Coat
This dog rug is fitted with a 220g fill this waterproof and breathable dog rug has a 1200D outer shell, adjustable touch tape closures, reflective strips and is made from a super strong triple weave fabric. It also features a full wrap belly and chest closure with a large collar for great warmth, protection and comfort. Available in a range of colours and sizes.
Retails between £18.90 - £22.95
Animate Padded Waterproof dog coat
This Hi-Tech fabric is specially treated to give a high moisture permeability combined with a fur lining and a cosy feel that makes it comfortable to wear. These woven polyester coats are designed for durability and comfort with sizes to suit most dogs. They are made with two underbelly straps from 20 inches upwards. Fully taped seams, double stitched around the edge and available in 14 sizes.
Retails from £12.66
Outhwaite Padded Waterproof Dog Coat
Hi-Tech fabric is specially treated to give a high moisture permeability combined with a padded and cosy feel that makes it comfortable to wear. These woven polyester coats are designed for durability and comfort with sizes to suit most dogs. They are made with two underbelly straps from 20 inches upwards.
- Warm and padded waterproof winter dog coat
- Fully taped seams
- Sized 10-30 inches to suit small and large dogs
- Machine washable (wool wash)
- Designed to provide comfort
- Available in 4 colours
Retails from £12.76
Hurtta Torrent Waterproof Dog Coat
The Hurtta Torrent Dog Coat is constructed from Hurtta's specially-developed waterproof laminated fabric, Houndtex. Flexible, breathable, and most importantly, fully waterproof; Houndtex is perfect for long and soft-haired dogs whose coat can easily become dirty, matted and time-consuming to groom when exposed to dirt and moisture.
Aside from its superb waterproof fabric, the Torrent Dog Coat has an array of useful features which make it ideally suited to long days out in the soggy autumn and winter seasons. These include an adjustable 'waist' belt, a single, easy to unclip buckle on the back for ease of dressing, and a high collar to protect the neck. High-quality 3M Scotchlite reflectors improve your dog's safety in the dark at any time of the year.
The Hurtta Torrent Dog Coat is machine washable, and quickly air-dries in time for your dog's next adventure!
Retails from £52.31