Walking your dog can be one of the greatest pleasures of pet ownership; not only is it a chance to bond with your canine companion, but it’s also great exercise for you both. If the weather turns foul, however, it’s understandably a little less appealing. When the wind is howling and the rain is lashing down, you’d much rather stay inside where it’s warm… but you know they need to go out, so you bundle up in your nice warm jacket, scarf, hat and gloves and get ready to go.
But, while you’re now warm in your winter clothing, what about your dog?
Depending on the breed (and a range of other factors) your devoted doggy pal may be just as much in need of a little outdoor protection as you are. Dogs have evolved for a wide range of different needs and environments, and not all of them are happy in the cold.
If you’ve got a Siberian Husky, a Malamute or a Saint Bernard, then adorable doggy jackets should definitely not feature on your list of must-haves; these breeds, and others like them, are made for cold weather, with thick, dense fur that will keep them cosy even on the coldest day.