THIS VEST IS OUR TOP CHOICE for a Cooling Coat
It's made by the experts in dog clothing - Hurtta. Take a look at the videos and you will see they understand outdoor dogs at play.
The Hurrta Dog Cooling Coat is designed to make your pet more comfortable in hot, sunny weather. Simply rinse the entire coat in cold water, wring it out, and then place it on your pet for immediate cooling relief from the grueling summer heat.
- Great Fit adjustable girth strap with quick release buckle.
- Made from Houndtex outdoor fabric
- Cools their spine, kidneys, chest and backside with a removable belly band for cooling
- Leash hole so you can attach it to their harnesses (can be worn underneath the cooling coat)
- Cinch collar opening & tag area for phone number
- Reflective piping so your dog is visible
- Adjustable belt and collar
- Rinse in cold water and wring out before placing on your pet
- Turn inside out to machine wash
Activate the cooling coat by applying cold water. Ring it out gently until it stops dripping. As the remaining moisture evaporates from the coat it feels cool. The duration of cooling depends on the ambient temperature, humidity, and the size of your dog. Always monitor your dog while wearing clothing. Apply more water when the lining becomes dry.Note to Bulldog Owners and other dogs that are difficult to fit
- Bulldogs are VERY DIFFICULT to fit. Once you account for their necks, and their girth, often the vests that are big enough around are too long for them. Also, many Bulldogs can't stand water, so they are a bad candidate for the evaporating cooling vest. If you are getting a vest for a Bulldog, we recommend the Guardian Dog Gear Vest,
, which just seems to fit them better.
The easiest solution, however, is to forget about a vest altogether and get them a medium or large cooling pad.
There's no water involved, and dogs love them. Plus, you don't have to mess with the bulldog's unusual size. This is also a good solution for other dogs that are unusually sized.
13 -- back length 13" / neckline 16-18" / chest 22-25"
14 -- back length 14" / neckline 19-21" / chest 24-26"
16 -- back length 16" / neckline 19-21" / chest 24-26"
17 -- back length 17" / neckline 15-17" / chest 23-25"
18 -- back length 18" / neckline 20-22" / chest 25-28"
20 -- back length 20" / neckline 22-24" / chest 25-28"
22 -- back length 22" / neckline 23-27" / chest 33-37"
24 -- back length 24" / neckline 23-27" / chest 35-39"
26 -- back length 26" / neckline 23-27" / chest 36-40"
Measuring your dog
1. Measure your dog from the top of their shoulders to the base of their tail, while the dog is standing in a normal position. When measuring the back length, be very careful as depending on the dog's position, the dimensions may vary by inches.
2. The neckline measurement should be taken at the base of your dog’s neck, which is the widest part
3. The chest measurement should be taken at the widest point of the chest, from behind the front legs. To ensure sufficient room for movement, allow 2” more for a small size and 4-8 inches for a large size. Breeds with long and thick fur need more room for the chest than dogs with short fur.
4. Measure their front leg length from the bottom of the rib cage along the inside of the leg to the wrist bone. The front leg length should be shorter than the inside length of the dogs leg. So that the dog can safely run and play while wearing the overalls, the front legs should at most reach the dog’s wrist.
This is a guide only. Please measure your dog to ensure the correct fit.
10": Papillon, Maltese, Toy Poodle
11": Toy Poodle, Papillon, Silky Terrier, Chinese Crested
12": Havanese, Shih-tzu, Chinese Crested
13": Rat Terrier, Havanese
14": Basenji, French Bulldog, Mini Schnauzer, Italian Greyhound, Boston Terrier
15": Dachshund, Jack Russell Terrier
16": Beagle, Cocker Spaniel, Shetland Sheepdog
18": Jack Russel/Fox Terrier, Dachshund, Scotch Terrier, Spaniel, Wheaten Terrier, Whippet, Female Boxer, Border Collie
20": Vizsla, Shar Pei, Boxer, Australian Shepherd
22": Portugese Water Dog, Male Boxer, Pitt Bull, Petite NA Dobermann, Standard Poodle
24": Female Euro Dobermann, NA male Doberman, Ibizan Hound
26": Male Euro Doberman, Female Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler
28": Husky, Males Rhodesian Ridgeback, Briard
30": Greyhound, Russian Black Terrier, Bernese Mountain Dog
32": Great Dane