A: Angela Cuce, Cool Blue Dog Apparel: "By far, the chest (girth measurement)! That’s the main reason many dog manufacturers make jackets that close under the neck and under the belly, leaving the chest exposed. Meanwhile, it’s the chest and underbelly that require the most coverage in cold, wet weather. Most dogs’ coats are very sparse on the underbelly. That is also the body part closest to the cold, icy ground."
Squirt in his new Blue Willow Dog Coat that came today
Some coats fail to cover the whole of the underbelly of the dog, but ideally at least half of this area should be covered so that water does not splash up onto the underbelly from ground water.
Dog Coat measuring page for Foggy Mountain Dog Coats
One of the coats we like that has good chest coverage without being tough to put on is our . The underbelly fabric is wide and easily attached with velcro. This jacket sells out quickly, but there are similar styles available. Our customer service representatives are happy to help you find the perfect coat for your dog.
Measure your dog for a new Foggy Mountain dog coat