WHY DOES MY SIGHTHOUND NEED CLOTHING?
A lot of non-Sighthound owners think getting coats or jumpers for our hounds is silly. Like we’re just ‘dressing up’ our dogs.
But Sighthounds actually need certain clothing.
Sighthounds – Whippets, Greyhounds, some Lurchers, Italian Greyhounds, have very little fur. Their coat is also only one layer of short hair, compared to other breeds which have two layers. This means that other breeds can easily keep warm in the cooler weather. Whereas Sighthounds struggle to warm themselves.
This is where the clothing helps.
Many Sighthounds also hate the rain! So a Waterproof Coat is a staple for your Whippet or Greyhounds wardrobe. Italian Greyhounds also feel the cold more because they are so tiny!
A lot of Sighthounds (including mine), wear a fluffy jumper or pyjamas to bed. This is so the owner can get a good night’s sleep! Without having to constantly get up to wrap them back up in their blanket.
BEST WAYS TO KEEP YOUR SIGHTHOUND WARM
If it is cold/wet enough for you to wear a long sleeve or coat, then your Sighthound will need one too! Find them a Warm, Thick Coat for walks. Waterproof, Fleece Lined and Cosy yet practical.
See our range of Waterproof Coats HERE
WARM INDOOR WEAR:
For around the house it is also important to keep your Whippet, Greyhound, Italian Greyhound, Lurcher warm with a Jumper or Pyjamas. They will be more than happy to wear them whilst lounging around the house, or through the night.
See our range of Jumpers/Pyjamas HERE
We have recently teamed up with Hunkin Hounds. They do an amazing range of Dog Beds (not just for Sighthounds).
We were lucky enough to test some of them and I can honestly say that my hounds were obsessed with them! Especially their ‘On Cloud 9’ Fluffy Donut Bed.
See Hunkin Hounds range of Dog Beds HERE