For those of you that own a West Highland White Terrier, you know they are cute and look stunning in bright colors. Now, I get that a dog isn’t supposed to be gorgeous. It’s not a fashion show, but let’s be honest…
We want our pups to look as nice as we do. If we are going out, we want them to get noticed. We love the compliments as much as the dog loves the attention. And one thing I think is necessary are tartan dog coats for Westies.
Some of you may be from Scotland yourselves or have family heritage passed down from generations. You might check to find out what colors belong to your clan.
Others will choose based on the tartan’s style and design to get the right one for their dog’s personality. Regardless, there are some beautifully made coats out there, and some dogs really need them.
Small Medium or Large Wool Tartan Dog Coats for Westies Velcro Straps
- Typically fits Jack Russell, Pekingese, Border Terrier
- Cold weather protection
- Safety reflective features
- 26-36cm neck to base of tail
Black and Green Polyester Fiber Tartan Dog Coats for Westies All Sizes and Weights
- REFERENCE SIZE:M length 16”, neck girth 14-16”, chest girth 20-24”, measure your pet before purchased.
- HIGH-QUALITY MATERIAL: Polyester fiber filling as a protection against cold wind. Water and wind resistant outer layer, soft and warm plaid fashion inner layer.
- EASY DESIGN: Convenient Velcro closure to make easily put on and take off. Comfortable and warm lining to protect your puppy.
- SWEET POCKET: A small pocket with Velcro closure on the coat, you can put some necessary card or money in case you forget when walking the dog.
- WORTHWHILE: Conscience recommendation that high quality with reasonable price, durable, fashion, water resistant, wind-proof, fine in detail and light-weight.
Blue or Pink Plaid Tartan Dog Coats for Westies Many More Colors and Sizes
- To better fit your dog,please do measure the size of your dog and compare to the size chart before placing order.
- Material:Filler: Polyester fiber. Material: Polyester+TC (terylene/cotton), Water Resistant Outer layer/ Soft and Warm Inner Layer
- Design Creative: Exquisite stitching,Easy HOOK&LOOP Closure, Easily put on and take off.Comfortable belly part, Warm fleece lining
- Features: durable, fashion, vintage, water repellent, fine in detail, lightweight, wind-proof
- Dog Breed Range - Fits for all Small, Medium and Large Dogs Such as Teddy, Chihuahua, Beagle, Poodle, Bulldog, Schnauzer, Labrador, Golden Retriever etc.
Plaid Tartan Dog Rain Coat for Westies Water Proof
- Waterproof: Crafted from 100% polyester material with waterproof coating to keep your pet comfortable and dry even in the worst weather conditions
- Reflective: High visibility reflective material helps to keep your pet safe when out for walks on dreary days, at night, or during poor visibility
- Adjustable Strap: Easy to secure adjustable belly strap allows for a comfortable and secure fit on most dogs | Please check girth measurements in size chart prior to purchase
- Easy to pack: Convenient lightweight slicker can be easily folded to fit in to car storage areas or day bags for trips to the park, beach, or hiking trails
- Sizing: Length measurements taken from base of hood to longest point on coat | Small size fits pets 12.5" in length | Medium fits pets 15.5" in length | Large fits pets 22.5" in length | X-Large fits pets 25.5" in length
Now, everyone has their own opinion on this point, so I am only giving mine here. I’m not too fond of dogs or cats wearing clothes. Actually, I wouldn’t say I like monkeys or any animal wearing clothes to make them look human.
Yes, I treat my dog as one of the family, and at times, I think he is a person, but he doesn’t need to wear pants and a shirt.
For me, coats are a necessity for certain types of animals. Those that are sick or injured, senior dogs, dogs with arthritis or other mobility issues, and dogs with no fur like those hairless Chihuahuas.
I do not believe that healthy, robust dogs need to be covered up every time they go outdoors. I’m not a vet or doctor, but I think using clothes diminishes their immune system and makes them too sensitive to changes in the weather.
So when I talk about coats for dogs, I am more inclined to prefer the ones that look like blankets. The kind you strap over a horse, for example. But I don’t show the ones that are like pajamas or wrap up the whole body like a human.
Of course, when it is bitter cold out, and the wind is howling, your Westie will be protected wearing her cozy tartan. The material is soft and comforting. It provides not only physical protection but also psychological benefits too. Animals don’t like storms at all and want to feel secure.
I like the coats that have snaps at the collar and one strap under the belly. This way, the dog can do his business without anything interfering. Plus, the fabric is not getting all dirty and smelly, needing washing every time you go out.
The other thing, because dogs already have fur, and their DNA is constructed to adapt, within reason, to the outdoors, having too much bulky fabric only makes them overheat. It is not healthy.
If you notice your dog straining by panting or keeping his mouth wide open, he may not be comfortable. That’s why the blanket style tartan dog coats for Westies are preferable.