One market that has expanded almost beyond recognition in the last ten to fifteen years is the market for dog accessories and clothing. This is partly due to people having larger disposable incomes, which they enjoy spending on their loving, loyal friend. It is also partly due to the fact that most people in first world countries now have access to the internet and so can shop from the comfort of their armchair in stores located far away for their own position. Though things such as a dog bed or dog kennel are favourite accessories, the most popular single item of clothing always has been and remains, dog jackets.
There are several different types of dog jacket available depending on your need:
Dog Coats – These are designed primarily to keep a dog warm on cold winter walks. Though most dogs have nice, thick coats that will keep them warm in most situations there are also a lot of dogs with fine or very short fur designed for warmer climes than that in which they live. Very young, elderly or unwell dogs will also suffer from the cold more than a mature, healthy dog does. They are made from snug fabrics such as wool or fleece and can cover just the body or also include legs and a hood.
Dog Life Jacket – Though not something that you would instantly think of when contemplating dog jackets a life jacket is an essential piece of clothing if you ever take your dog on board a boat. Dogs may swim very well but, like humans, if thrown overboard into cold, rough water are unlikely to survive for long without a swimming aid.
Raincoats – Differing from the traditional coat in that its main aim is to keep the dog dry, rather than warm, raincoats are very popular in countries with high rainfall. Many dogs are not too keen on going for a well needed walk if they know that they are going to get drenched and soggy doggies tend to smell the house out on their return. A waterproof coat, with or without a fleecy lining depending on the temperature, will protect most of your pet from getting wet.
No matter what your need there will be a variety of dog jackets suitable for your pet. You needn’t even worry about size as you can get everything from very small to large dog coats and so it won’t be necessary to put your little dog into his dog carrier when you go out in cold weather or to get rid of your big dog’s bed after he has lain in it all wet and muddy.