Tartan Dog Coats for Westies

Tartan Dog Coats for Westies

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.

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Small Medium or Large Wool Tartan Dog Coats for Westies Velcro Straps

Ancol Muddy Paws Highland Tartan Coat Red Small. Length 30cm, Girth 46-56cm
  • Typically fits Jack Russell, Pekingese, Border Terrier
  • Cold weather protection
  • Showerproof

Black and Green Polyester Fiber Tartan Dog Coats for Westies All Sizes and Weights

PUPTECK Fleece Dog Winter Coat - Extra Warm Dog Sweaters Windproof Dog Jacket Clothes with Hooded for Small Medium Large Dogs
  • 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...
  • EASY DESIGN: Convenient Velcro closure to make easily put on and take off. Comfortable and warm lining to protect your puppy.

Blue or Pink Plaid Tartan Dog Coats for Westies Many More Colors and Sizes

Kuoser Warm Dog Coat, Reversible Dog Jacket Waterproof Dog Winter Coat British Style Plaid Dog Clothes Pet Dog Cold Weather Coats Cozy Snow Jacket Vest for Small Medium Large Dogs Blue M
  • 7 SIZES AVAILABLE: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL dog winter coat fits small medium large dogs. Such as Yorkie, Chihuahua, Maltese, Pomeranian, Maltese,...
  • WINDPROOF, WATERPROOF & WARM DOG COAT: All of Kuoser dog coats outside are made of waterproof & windproof polyester, durable and will provide a...
  • REVERSIBLE & ADJUSTABLE: The dog winter jackets can be double-sided worn, with the magic sticker closures around the neck & belly that can easy to...

Plaid Tartan Dog Rain Coat for Westies Water Proof

HDE Dog Raincoat Hooded Slicker Poncho for Small to X-Large Dogs and Puppies Plaid - M
  • Waterproof: Crafted from 100% polyester material with waterproof coating to keep your pet comfortable and dry even in the worst weather conditions
  • 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...
  • Reflective: High visibility reflective material helps to keep your pet safe when out for walks on dreary days, at night, or during poor visibility

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.

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