When you’re part of the Hurtta pack, you’re ready for any weather. Hurtta are no strangers to extreme weather, so there is no surprise that they are highly competent when they design their range of jackets for dogs. This fact should be taken into account when choosing a suitable jacket for your pooch. Some dogs, especially short haired or smaller breeds, definitely benefit from adding warmth but for a lot it is simply rain protection that is key.
Cold Weather: For dogs that feel cold the most the Extreme Warmer is by far the most insulating of Hurtta’s winter coats. Adorned with fleece lining and extra flappage around the hindquarters it is a great way of protecting your dog against the coldest of weather.
Wet Weather: These jackets are the sweet spot for our wooly breeds of dog. Not too hot but highly practical to defend against wet weather. Hurtta’s special fabric does a good job of protecting from rain but do remember there is always a saturation point – short of fitting them in a rubberised suit nothing is truly waterproof – we know this from our experience trotting along the fells in atrocious conditions – sometimes adventures are best left for another day.
How to get the right size?
If we could get this right every time we would be delighted but unfortunately until the jacket meets the dog you can’t be 100%. Below are some steps to measure the dog:
Step 1: The back length should be measured from the withers (not the collar) to the base of the tail, while the dog is standing in normal position.
Step 2: The neckline measurement should be taken at the base of the neck, this being the widest point of the neck. The neckline of an overall can be larger than the circumference of the dog’s neck, as it can be adjusted to fit a smaller neck.
Step 3: The chest measurement should be taken at the widest point of the chest, from behind the front legs. To ensure sufficient freedom of movement, the chest of an overall should be 5–20 cm/2-8” wider than the dog’s chest.
Step 4: The front leg length should be measured from the bottom of the rib cage along the inner side of the leg to the wrist bone. The legs of an overall are of an appropriate length when they reach down to the dog’s forearms.
Hurtta wants to see all dogs outside – running, digging, swimming, jumping, exploring – enjoying all the activities they love. Our goal is to help you outfit your dog with the industry’s best apparel and gear so you and your dog can spend more quality time together outdoors, no matter what the weather.
To find the best winter coat for your dog, please feel free to contact us at Hurtta Canada right away.