This is our review of the best coats for Dachshunds in 2022.
Dachshunds originated in Germany, where they were used as hunting dogs to flush out badger setts. These days they are popular family pets due to their devoted, playful nature; however, when the temperature dips below freezing, it can be unpleasant for your furry friend.
So Dachshunds need coats to keep them warm! This article will advise how to choose a jacket that fits well and review seven of our favourite products from various brands.
Our top pick in the search for winter coats is the Geyecete Warm Thermal Quilted Dachshund Coat. Designed especially for the breed, it offers warmth, comfort and style at an affordable price.
Dachshunds are very sensitive dogs with low body fat. The older they get, the harder it is for them to retain their body heat and keep warm in cold weather; one of many reasons why dog coats and sweaters come into play!
In this guide, we will be reviewing the following Dachshund coats.
- Geyecete Dachshund Coat – (Top pick for a Dachshund winter coat)
- Cosipet Dachshund Hunter Coat – (Best traditional-style Dachshund coats)
- Ginger Ted Dachshund Dog Coat – (Top waterproof dog jackets for Doxies)
- Morezi Dachshund coat – (Best coat for Dachshund puppies)
- Babepet Dog Raincoat– (Top breathable raincoat for long-backed dogs)
- Outhwaite Dachshund Padded Dog Coat – (Most stylish sausage dog coat)
- Dogsnug Fleece Sweater – (Top UK made fleece Dachshund sweater)
Do Dachshunds Need Coats in Winter?
This breed doesn’t like to be cold or wet and their belly is so low to the ground that going out in the snow can be incredibly uncomfortable, so yes, they do need some protection during the winter months.
However, getting coats to fit Dachshunds can be frustrating as their long body and short legs pose some problems. The good news is the pet industry now designs products specifically for sausage dogs.
We have reviewed some of the best Doxie coats available. The Django dog hoodie and Dachshund puffer jacket also get excellent reviews from Weiner owners, but we have concentrated on UK products here.
Keep reading to see which winter jackets for your Dachshunds offer full coverage and protection from the British weather.
Our Best Dachshund Coats
The Dachshund shower dog coat is a high quality, comfortable winter attire designed to keep your pooch dry and warm.
The durable, water-resistant outer fabric will keep the rain and wind at bay at the same time; the fleecy fur lining provides warmth on those cold mornings.
This short depth with a long body design ensures that it’s not too tight across your pup’s narrow back end but also stays put even if they take off running through fields or snow-covered forest trails.
If you’re looking for a durable option that can stand up against the weather and keep your pup protected, look no further. The water-resistant waxed cotton outer is complemented by a corduroy collar and stylish tartan lining.
These dog jackets are made in Somerset, England, the adjustable stud fastenings make it really easy to put on and take off and provide a comfortable fit and the waxed outer layer just needs wiping down after use.
The one negative is that it doesn’t have a harness hole, but all the other features and the stylish look more than makes up for this.
The perfect outerwear for your beloved Dachshund is now available! This water and windproof dog coat with a unique shape to fit short-legged dogs.
The durable outer fabric will keep your pup warm. It also has quick fastening adjustable straps that make putting on or taking off the garment easy.
The reflective piping is an excellent safety feature for small dogs walking on dark evenings.
These coats are available in 4 colours (Black, Cherry Red or Purple) and five sizes to suit both miniature and standard Dachshunds.
This waterproof and windproof dog jacket is specially designed with a contoured shape, making it perfect for Doxies! Other dog breeds with similar frames can also enjoy this great coat too – and they would surely appreciate extra warmth when out at playtime during winter months.
The harness hole on the back of your jacket is a handy feature and it can be easily cleaned in the washing machine.
The fleece lining will help protect them from cold air, while the reflective trim makes it easy for you to keep an eye on your pet in low light conditions.
A great quality, windproof dog coat made to contour the deep chest and long back of these dogs.
The strong, durable outer fabric with a quick fastening adjustable body and high neck design is easy on your pup’s sensitive skin and it offers upper belly protection. Once again, this option is machine washable on a cool cycle.
The magic tape closures design makes it very easy to adjust, put on and take off for outdoor adventures and daily walking. It features a warm fleece lining with a reflective strip at the elbows and a useful hole where you can attach a leash to the D-ring on a harness.
The high-tech fabric of this overcoat is specially treated to give a comfortable, cosy feeling while also being water repellent.
The seams are fully taped for durability and the double stitching around the edge provides added strength.
This attractive padded jacket is designed specifically for sausage dogs so that it’s both durable yet feels soft against their skin and although a bit heavier than some in our round-up, it looks extremely smart. There isn’t a harness hole for the leash, but it’s a fantastic all-around choice if you can overlook this.
You know that Dachshunds are one-of-a-kind, so it only makes sense to offer them an option in clothing. The star design creates an interesting contrast that is perfect for any outfit or event – even when there’s rain outside because, with high tech waterproof fabric, you can be sure Fido won’t get wet either.
It’s effortless to put on; just slip over your pup’s head and place their front legs through the sleeves.
Rather than simply providing S-L, Dog Snug has taken into account different body types and provides much more detailed sizing choices so you can find your perfect fit for Fido!
What Should you Look for in Jackets for Dachshunds?
Whether your Dachshund is long, short or wire-haired, they need to be kept warm during the winter, but apart from fit, what else should you be looking for when choosing Dachshund coats and sweaters.
Just like other coats, it’s important not to go for style over substance. A sausage dog jacket needs to be made from high-quality materials such as nylon or polyester and usually includes a softer fleece lining.
Check buttons, buckles and fastenings are strong and the stitching is secure.
Sizing is important for Dachshunds.
The perfect overcoat for Doxies should cover the entire length of their long back but not be too big that it drags on the ground.
The chest strap needs to be adjustable to prevent chafing around the armpits when walking for long periods.
The problem with most coats is that they go by chest measurement, which would result in a coat that is too short for your Weiner.
Adjustable dog coats
You don’t want a coat that gapes in the chest or has loose legs; not only will it not look great, but it may cause your dog’s movement to be restricted and they could even get tangled.
Always ensure any coat you purchase can be adjusted around the belly and chest.
Materials to keep your Dachshund warm and dry
Raincoats for Dachshunds are an excellent choice, but you also need to keep your best friend warm as well as dry; you could combine the raincoat with a fleece dog sweater or choose an option with a soft, snuggly lining.
Is the dog coat waterproof?
Most jackets are either water-resistant or waterproof; just remember that water-resistant coats won’t keep Fido completely dry in a heavy downpour. Also, check if the waterproof layer is breathable so moisture is not trapped close to your dog’s body.
Your dog’s belly is close to the ground, so chances are sausage dog choices will get dirtier than ones for other breeds, so being able to wash them easily is a must-have feature. Not all the ones on the list above can be machine washed but are easy to wipe down with a damp cloth.
Typical cost of Dachshund winter coats?
Because coats for Doxies are designed with the breed in mind, they can cost a bit more than standard dog coats, but you should be able to pick one up from between £20-£40 unless you choose a premium option.
Types of Dachshund Coats
- Waterproof raincoats
- Fleece-lined jackets
- Fleece sweater coats
- Waxed coats
- Puffer jackets
What Size Coat for a Dachshund?
As all the coats above are sized to fit both miniature and standard Dachshunds, there should be no problem getting the correct size.
However, if you choose to go with a standard jacket or sweater, it’s important to correlate the length with the chest size. Simply measure around the broadest part of the chest and then from the shoulders to the base of the tail.
Our Recommendation for Dachshund Puppies
We think the best winter coat for puppies is the Morezi dachshund coat. It covers their extra-long back; unlike some sweaters and coats, it’s waterproof and features a soft and cosy fleece lining; not only that, it’s reasonably priced and comes in several colours.
When should I put a coat on my Dachshund?
Most dogs appreciate some added protection in the colder weather, so when the temperature drops below 15 degrees celsius, it may be time to start shopping for winter coats, although raincoats are handy year-round.
How do I know if my dog is cold?
Your furry friend may show signs like shivering or shaking if they are chilly; they may curl into a tight ball and be keen to burrow under blankets; they also may show reluctance to go outside.
Do Dachshunds need to wear clothes?
There are tons of clothing accessories for sausage dogs, from fancy sweaters, pyjamas and hoodie style jackets, even dresses, some are just for fun, but all the jackets on our list are practical for your dog to wear in bad weather.
Conclusion & Top Pick
When the winter nights start drawing in, it’s time to add a cosy fleece jacket to your Dachshund’s wardrobe. Whether you are looking for a fully reversible waterproof coat, one with a high neck or a traditional hunter style coat, there are plenty to choose from
Our favourite jacket is the Geyecete Warm Thermal Quilted Dachshund Coat. Your pup will stay super warm wearing this classy coat; there is a leash hole to attach the lead to your dog’s harness, it’s machine washable and it’s competitively priced.
We hope you found this guide helpful and you now have the information to pick the “pawfect” coat for your Doxie. If you have multiple dogs then find a coat for any breed here.