Dog Coat Size Guide

On: 12 May 2024 

Find your paw-fect dog coat fit & keep your doggo snuggly, warm & on-trend this winter!


Cold or wet outside? Don’t let the weather put a paws on the adventures with your best fur-iend. Your pooch can strut their stuff in style with our range of dog coats, dog jumpers, dog raincoats and more! Whether your doggo loves outdoor adventures or cozy couch cuddles, choosing the right dog coat is key to keeping them comfy and warm all year round. Here’s everything you need to know to measure your dog for a coat and make the best choice.

Why Your Dog Needs a Coat

Just like us hoomans, dogs can feel the cold, especially smaller breeds or those with short coats. Breeds like Chihuahuas and Greyhounds are more susceptible to chilly temperatures and benefit greatly from a snug dog jumper or a warm winter coat. Plus, let’s be real, every dog looks absolutely pawsome in a coat!


Types of Dog Coats Available

At Pet City, we’ve got a wide range of options to cater to every canine’s needs and fashion sense:


1. Weatherproof Dog Jackets

Perfect for outdoor excursions, many of our weatherproof dog coats offer durability and protection from the elements with features like water-resistant materials and bacteria-resistant coatings to protect from odour and deterioration.

2. Cosy Dog Jumpers and Knits

Ideal for indoor lounging, these snuggly options provide warmth and comfort. We even have adorable dog pyjamas for the ultimate lounging experience!

3. Dog Raincoats

Don’t let rainy days dampen your walks! A dog raincoat is essential for keeping your furry friend dry and comfortable during wet weather outings. And nobody likes the lingering smell of wet dog! Look for options that are waterproof and lightweight, ensuring ease of movement while protecting against rain showers.

4. Extra Warm Dog Winter Coats 

For those extra-frosty outings, consider coats like Huskimo's subzero range which features a microfleece lining which is both warm and breathable, ensuring your pup stays comfortable during chilly adventures.

5. Trendy Winter Dog Coats 

We have plenty of fashion-forward options with cute patterns, sequins, and hoods to keep your pup looking stylish while staying warm and dry. Our range of dog puffer jackets is always a fan-favourite.

6. Greyhound Jumpers 

Our Greyhound friends are known for feeling the cold – with their lean physique and all. This season, we have a whole range of Greyhound dog coats designed to fit their unique shape.  

Extra Warm Dog Coats

weatherproof dog coats

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Snuggly dog coats



How to Measure Your Dog for a Coat

Most dog coats will use your dog's length as the main indicator for sizing. Use these measurements to help find your pawfect fit: 

Length: Measure from the base of the collar to the start of the tail. 

For that extra level of accuracy, you can measure your dog's girth and neck to ensure your dog won't feel restricted especially if they have a wider chest. 

Girth: Measure the widest part around your dog's chest behind the front legs. 

Neck: Measure around the neck, where a collar would normally sit. 


Tips For Fitting Your Dog's Coat

  • Shop for Your Dog’s Shape: Different breeds have different body shapes; choose coats that accommodate these differences. For example, a knitted dog jumper may have more wriggle room than a fitted dog jacket.
  • Ease of Movement: Coats should allow for easy movement, fitting comfortably over the head, legs, and tail without restricting mobility or their need to use the toilet
  • Comfortable Fit: Ensure you can comfortably slide your hand under the coat’s openings; it shouldn’t be too tight or too loose.
  • Material Matters: Consider where your dog will wear the coat—outdoors or indoors—and choose the appropriate material for warmth and comfort.


Getting Your Dog Used to Their Coat

Your pup might not be used to having something around their body, so they may need time to adjust. If they're really unsure, try distracting them from their jacket with activities and treats to show them that good times can be had in their new attire!


Breed-Specific Recommendations

Certain breeds like Greyhounds, Bulldogs, and Dachshunds have unique shapes that may require specialized coat designs for the best fit and comfort. For these dogs, we generally recommend choosing a stretchy design (like a knit) as these will stretch to fit your dog's body shape.

Other coats may still fit - just ask our team for their recommendation! 


Need Help Finding the Right Fit?

Visit Pet City for a FREE dog winter coat fitting! Our knowledgeable team can assist you in finding the ideal coat or jumper that suits your dog’s unique needs and style.


What to Do If You Choose the Wrong Size

No worries! We offer exchanges to ensure your pup gets the perfect fit. Just remember to keep tags on during the fitting, fit the coat on a clean dog (we may not be able to exchange smelly or soiled coats), and keep your receipt handy. Please refer to our Returns Policy for more information!


Ready to find the perfect winter coat for your furry companion? Visit Pet City today or explore our online selection to discover cozy dog coats, stylish jumpers, and more. Your dog’s comfort and warmth are just a click away!

Remember, a well-fitted coat means a happy and snug doggo all year round. Happy shopping, pawrents!

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