Short-haired or miniature breeds often appreciate coats for additional insulation.
Breeds with Light Coats
Puppies and older dogs have a harder time regulating body temperature.
Dogs staying predominantly in outdoor kennels need protection from the elements.
During lengthy winter walks, coats guard against chilling.
Dogs prone to arthritis or with metal implants can benefit from warm coats.
Breeds that sit or stand guard outside like Huskies may require coverage.
Signs of discomfort in the cold indicate coats could help.
Shivering and Whining