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Choosing the right dog coat

There are so many different specialised Ruffwear coats! How do I choose? Stop! You’re reading my mind! Is that what you’re thinking? 💬 Haha!

It’s true. We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to Ruffwear’s practical canine coats. Here are my top tips to make the choice easier specifically for all of us in Australia 🦘.

FIRST LET’S TALK WEATHER SITUATION

Ruffwear coats can be divided into three categories depending on the weather conditions you’ll encounter. Here’s some advice as to what you might need depending on where you are in Australia.

💦 Shells: Waterproof/water-resistant shells will sort your dog in all areas in Australia for rain, cool wet conditions or high wind.

🧊 Insulated Jackets: High-loft, synthetic insulation makes for max warmth in the cold. Think Tazzie, Victoria and the Blue Mountains or if you have a dog who really feels the cold. Combine insulated jackets with higher coverage jackets or  waterproof layers for the most crazy bad ass Aussie weather.

🌤️ Midlayers: Fleece jackets and technical sweaters like the Fernie and Climate Changer suit most Aussie cool, dry winter climates. This year you’d probably want to pop a shell over them for those colder or wetter days we’ve been getting.

HERE’S A CHART SHOWING THE COATS IN EACH CATEGORY:

You can click through on any coat to find out more details.

Powder Hound

OK, NOW LET’S TALK FIT

Ruffwear coats can be worn stand alone or in layers. There are 3 different fit types.

#1 Formfitting: Ruffwear has snug, sleeved coats that conform to your dog’s body contours… especially good for short haired dogs and other dogs who really feel the cold. These offer the most body coverage.

#2 Regular Fit: These jackets offer a tailored fit with a bit more wiggle room. They can be layered under Ruffwear’s Relaxed Fit apparel.

#3 Relaxed Fit: Ruffwear’s loosest fit drapes over the body but still is a fairly low profile fit among dog jackets. These can be worn over Ruffwear’s Regular or Form Fitting apparel. If you have a hard-to-fit dog definitely go this style.

I HOPE THIS GUIDE HAS GIVEN YOU MORE CLARITY.

If not, you know where to find me!  Any questions? Just give me a ring on the Waggle Hotline ☎️ 1300 725 781.

You know your dog best! You probably already know whether your mate needs more or less winter warmth in a jacket.

Any time you purchase from Waggle you’ve got a no worries guarantee! I will always sort you out if something isn’t right with your purchase no matter the reason. : )

Have a super waggly one!
Zoe

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