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The Barking Lot Guide to: Dog Sweaters, Jackets & Jumpers

Baby it's cold outside... inside.. and everywhere.

And if your dog is anything like Frankie. They really feel the cold. Having a Boxer, she's got a bit of a weird shape with a deep chest. I've had to do a bit of research on things that will fit her but thought you guys might be interested in seeing some of the recommendations received, things that are more suitable for smaller dogs, ones that are waterproof etc etc.

The Barking Lot's list of favourite sweaters, jackets and jumpers for dogs. Unbiased as we sell none here!

JACKETS For walking, some are waterproof and some are just for keeping warm.

Stoney Creek - Jones Dog Coat

Material: Fleece: Price: $49.99NZD Sizes: S, M, L(out of stock XL)

Colours: Black, Blaze Orange, Blaze Blue, Watermelon, Lime Description: Designed for the dog hunter.. Or just the dog. Available in five color ways, Blaze Orange, Blaze Blue, Lime, Watermelon and Black. Made from Performance Plus fleece, it will keep your best friend warm and toasty and is quick dry if it gets wet. It comes in three sizes, with an adjustable fit and simple pull on design. Buy it here

Henry test: Stoney Creek do a really good fleece coat (looks like a turtle neck) I have had one for three years and it still going and never falls off even when playing Frisbee and doesn't restrict any movement. Only downside is not waterproof.

Stoney Creek - Waterproof Dog Coat

Material: Waterproof Price: $69.99NZD Sizes: M, L, XL (out of stock S) Colour: Black Description: Warm and waterproof. Adjustable waistband and chest strap for comfortable fit.

Buy it here.

Swanndri Classic Wool Dog Coat Materials: 100% Wool, SPSA Outer - PU coated, Polyester Fleece lining, 250gsm Oilskin details on collar and pockets. Features: Side pockets, Turn up collar

Sizes: XS- XL Price: $89.95 Size chart:

Buy it here

Swanndri Hunter Oilskin Dog Coat

Materials: 100% Waxed Oilskin Outer, 100% Wool SPSA Checked Lining - PU coated

Contrast wool check lining

Features: Side pockets, Turn up collar Colours: Grey with red checked Swanndri pattern lining Price: $99.50 Buy it here

Weatherbeeta Parka 1200D Deluxe Dog Coat

Materials: 1200 Denier Triple Weave outer, triple weave assists to prevent tears spreading. Also includes strong polyester lining and warm 220g of polyfill for complete protection and comfort. Description: Waterproof and breathable dog coat with a super strong Features: Full wrap chest, belly closure and a large collar featuring a leash hole and reflective strips for added safety at night and extra visibility. Price: $59.99 Colours: Charcoal/Blue/White Buy it here

k9undercover Cordura/ Polar fleece

Material: Made from Cordura which is both water and windproof, lined with polarfleece. A lighter rug designed to keep your dog dry and warm without overheating. Features: A dart over the tail for a much better fit, fully sewn front so no popping velcro, fur fleece over the wither to prevent rubbing, crossover belly sgtraps to prevent slipping, and a detachable neckrug to keep more of your pet dry during inclement weather. Colour: Comes in Navy Blue only. Sizes: Small: 55-60cm, Med: 60-65cm, Lge: 65-70cm Price: $54 (not sure in AUD or NZD) Hand made in Australia Buy here through Facebook

Windsor dog coat

Description: Style doesn’t have to be compromised to keep your dog warm. Our Windsor dog coat in moody blue is made from a beautiful wool blend coating fabric, lined with soft microfleece to keep your dog toasty on a chilly walk. The coat is thoughtfully detailed with a buttoned backstrap, sherpa collar and metal snap fasteners so your dog is never under-dressed. And like all our New Zealand made coats, the Windsor is completely velcro-free. Materials: High quality wool blend outer, soft micro-fleece lining, vintage metal buttons and back-strap, metaltal snap fasteners that won’t trap hair Colours: Charcoal, Raspberry, Moody Blue, Autumn Plaid, Calgary (Green check), Piccadilly (Grey Check), Pink, Camel, Royal Blue, Grey Prices: Start at $79 They also do a waterproof jacket:

Waterproof Wool-Lined Coat

Description: This jacket is designed to fit virtually every sized dog. If you've got a tiny pupper or big ol' doggo that don't fit one of these sizes just let Sack Bang know and they'll do their best to make it happen! Made in NZ. Materials: Waterproof Wool-Lined Rain Coat is made from a waterproof outer and lined with a super cozy lightweight wool blend. fabric NZ Made. Secured with a velcro strap at the belly and neck and featuring reflective stripes down back, neck and belly your dog will be the most stylish (and driest) pup on the block! Colour: Black + Reflective strip.

Sizes: XXS: Width 25-35cm, Length 25cm XS: Width 35-45cm, Length 30cm Small: Width 40-50cm, Length 35cm Medium: Width 50-60cm, Length 40cm Large: Width 60-75cm, Length 45cm XL: Width 70-85cm, Length 55cm XXL: Width 80-95cm, Length 65cm Prices: Vary depending on size and start at $79.90 for the XXS. Buy it at Smack Bang

Smack Bang: Mr Soft Top Wool & Cashmere Walking Coat in Red Tartan

Description: Nothing says cozy winter coat quite like tartan! This coat is designed to fit virtually every sized dog big or small. If your dog doesn't fit into the measurements below just an email to Smack Bang and they'll do their best to make it happen! Materials: 85% wool, 10% cashmere and 5% nylon.

Secured with a Velcro strap at the belly and neck your dog will be the most stylish pup on the block! Price: Start at $65.90 and vary depending on size

Avoid unnecessary returns - measure twice, order once

Sizes: XXS: Width 25-35cm, Length 25cm XS: Width 35-45cm, Length 30cm Small: Width 40-50cm, Length 35cm Medium: Width 50-60cm, Length 40cm Large: Width 60-75cm, Length 45cm XL: Width 70-85cm, Length 55cm XXL: Width 80-95cm, Length 65cm

Kmart: Pet Water Resistant Vest

Frankie wears the Kmart Pet Vest, Henry wears the Stoney Creek Jones coat

Description: Let your furry friend explore the outdoors dressed in this water-resistant vest.

Material: Nylon (outer) and polyester (lining and fill), Reflective trim. Features: Hole in neck for collar to be attached

Colour: Black Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL Prices: Vary depending on size. Start at $9 Frankie test: I wouldn't say this is waterproof but it does keep her warm when we walk her in the rain. The reflective strip works well with her Julius K9 harness so people can see us approaching if it's dark and we can see her a little better when she's off-lead hooning! Frankie wears an XL.

Jumpers/PJ's For lounging around, keeping warm on walks but not for keeping dry in the rain. It will be hard to not list the entire store from Smack Bang but here we go! These include a few more of the cheap and cheerful that we cannot guarantee will have a long life so think about our friend the environment before we buy lots of dog fast-fashion, k?

The Warehouse: Petzone Pet Jacket Red Check

Material: Polyester fleece Sizes: M: Back length 30cm L: Back length 35cm XL: Back length 45c 2XL: Back length 55cm *Collar dims were not given on the site. Features: One hole at back for lead

Colour: Red check only Price: $12.00 (all sizes) Frankie test: For Frankie (22kgs) we bought her the 2XL so we could have a longer length on her body. Then adjusted the velcro on the waist to be tighter.

Buy it here

Kmart Pet Pyjamas Swan Print (Cloud print pictured)

Material: Polyester and cotton Price: Varies depending on size, starting at $7 Features: It is a full body pj set! There are leg holes. Sizes: S - Jack Russell, Pug, Shih Tzu and Pomeranian dog breeds (L:23cm) M - Suitable for West Highland Terrier, Fox Terrier & French Bulldog dog breeds (L:33cm) L - Kelpie, Staffie, Standard Schnauzer, Bull Terrier & Beagle dog breeds (L:43cm) XL - Labrador, Golden Retriever, Standard Poodle and English Setter dog breeds (L:51cm) XXL - Rhodesian Ridgeback, German Shepherd or larger forms of the size XL dog breeds (L:58cm) Frankie test: Frankie wears the XL, it's a little snug I won't lie. Probably could have gone up a size.

Other cool jumpers to check out: Smack Bang: Huts & Bay Hoodies! We see you, Teddy!

Smack Bang: Mr Soft Top jumpers

Animal Outfitters

How do you dress your pup up in the cold? Let us know in the comments! Stay warm puppers!

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