Dog Coats for Small Dogs: Keeping Your Pup Warm in Style

As devoted small dog owners, our pets are an important part of the family.

That's why we want to make sure they stay warm and cozy when temperatures start to dip.

A high-quality dog coat designed specifically for small breeds is the perfect solution.

In this article, we'll explore why your petite pooch needs a coat, reveal how to choose the best coat, and showcase some of our favorite picks, by Susan Lanci!

Why Your Small Dog Needs a Coat

Small dogs feel the cold more than their larger counterparts. Their tiny bodies lose heat rapidly, and they don't have thick layers of fat or fur to insulate them. Short-haired dogs like Chihuahuas are especially prone to getting chilled.

A dog coat acts like an extra layer of fur.

It traps their body heat close to the skin and protects them from wind, rain, and freezing temperatures. Owners will notice their small dogs wanting to stay outside longer when properly outfitted in one of our coats.

For tiny pups that hate to potty in the rain or snow, a water-resistant coat will help them take care of business in comfort. No more hesitating to step outside!

Choosing the Perfect Coat for Your Small Dog

To pick the right coat for your petite pooch consider material, sizing, and design aesthetics:

Material Considerations

The optimal coat material depends on your climate and your dog's needs. In cold but dry areas, a wool or fleece coat insulates without getting damp. For wet weather, choose a waterproof nylon or vinyl coat. If you live where it's both frigid and snowy, choose a winter coat with an outer shell that repels moisture paired with an inner fleece layer for warmth.

The most common coat lining is faux fur because it holds in body heat. This soft, fluffy fabric will keep your dog warm and comfortable.

Susan Lanci dog coats are made with Ultrasuede®, a stylish and practical choice for your dog, offering warmth, comfort, and convenience.

Sizing and Fit

An ill-fitting coat won't properly protect your pup. Measure your dog's chest girth and length against the coat's size chart. The chest and belly panels should overlap without restricting movement for a comfortable fit. 

For very small dogs under 10 pounds, look for coats with hook-and-loop closures that make it easy to take on and off.

With the right size coat, your dog will stay toasty without impeding their activity. They'll barely notice wearing their stylish new outfit!

Design and Aesthetics

At Susan Lanci Designs, we create fashionable coats so your dog can strut in style. Our faux-fur fabrics emulate textures like a plush fox or sleek lynx. Accent details like decorative bows and Swarovski crystals add a designer flair. With stylish touches like plaid or animal prints, your pup will make a serious fashion statement wearing our premium coats.

Showcasing Susan Lanci's Premium Dog Coats

We'll highlight our collection of high-quality coats that combine warmth, comfort, and a glamorous design.

Platinum Glitzerati Nouveau Bow Soft Silver Fox Fur Coat

Image showing the Platinum Glitzerati Nouveau Bow Soft Silver Fox Fur Coat.

The Platinum Glitzerati Nouveau Bow Soft Silver Fox Fur Coat is a blend of elegance and functionality. Lined with soft, faux-silver fox fur and accentuated with a platinum bow, it guarantees warmth and style. Made from durable, washable, and slightly shimmery Ultrasuede®, it features an underbelly hook-and-loop closure for easy wear. It also includes a convenient leash attachment. This stunning coat is the perfect blend of fashion and utility for your small dog.

Doe Big Bow Ivory Fox Fur Coat

Image showcasing the Doe Big Bow Ivory Fox Fur Coat.

The Doe Big Bow Ivory Fox Fur Coat is a luxurious choice for your pup. With its fluffy faux-fur lining, signature Big Bow, and underbelly hook-and-loop closure, it offers comfort without compromising on style. Crafted from luxe suede, this chic Camel-colored dog coat is perfect for winter walks, featuring a convenient leash attachment. This stylish and efficient coat is ideal for keeping your little one snug and fashionable.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I clean my dog's Susan Lanci coat?

We recommend machine washing Susan Lanci coats in cold water on a gentle cycle with a mild, pet-friendly detergent. Avoid bleach or fabric softener. For the best results, try air drying. Spot clean stains with a damp cloth and gentle soap. Please reach out if you have any other care questions so we can provide recommendations.

What is Ultrasuede®?

Ultrasuede® is a premium washable suede known for luxury in sports cars and high-end fashion. The beautiful fabric extends its versatility to Susan Lanci dog apparel by combining softness and durability while being breathable, non-fraying, and stain-resistant.

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