The perfect sighthound coat
WHAT DO CLOUD7 SIGHTHOUND COATS STAND FOR
When it comes to clothing for greyhounds and sighthounds alike, the needs of the dogs come first at Cloud7. More than just dog clothes, Cloud7 is where high quality dog coats meet elegant designs and optimized fit with perfect functionality.
Whippets, sighthounds, galsgos, podencos and all hound-like breeds differentiate themselves from other dog breeds through their small built, lightly curved backs as well as their long delicate necks. The adjusted designs on the Cloud7 coats for sighthounds allow a more effortless wear system thanks to the Velcro fasteners which means the coat can come on or off within seconds. In order to provide individual hound with the perfect fit, the Cloud7 dog coats for sighthounds are available in various sizes as well as an even more adjusted design for Italian greyhounds/Iggys.
DO SIGHTHOUNDS NEED COATS?
A coat for your hound is more than just a fun, fashionable accessory. Dog jackets add such considerable health value, prevents diseases and relieves discomfort especially for young puppies, dogs with diseases and senior dogs. Apart from longhaired greyhounds, the breed belongs to the shorthaired dog breeds that have little to none undercoat to keep the warm and therefore have the tendency to be more susceptible to cold and moisture that they sometimes also become drenched to the bone.
Also for city dogs that mostly are kept on a leash, do not have the access to running around freely to keep their bodies warm. Especially whilst waiting at stop lights or whilst accompanying their owners shopping, they tend to start shivering, freeze and shake. Active dogs however can also benefit from wearing dog clothing. After rounds of wrestling and running around, they also lose a lot of heat quickly in colder weather and can therefore become more susceptible to injuries and illnesses.
A source of warmth in winter is very important especially for older dogs and sick dogs such as retired and adopted racing greyhounds. Diseases such as arthritis in dogs, hip dysplasia in dogs and or other joint problems in dogs prevent dogs from walking as far and as fast as before. Especially where there are moisture and cold the pain tolerance is therefore lower, which can then lead to further tension in muscles and injury to tendons or ligaments. A well fitted dog coat helps keep senior dogs or older dogs warm and dry.
The smaller versions of the breed such as Italian greyhounds are also susceptible to more sickness through rain, snow and cold: due to their close proximity to the grounds, the cold temperatures reach them more quickly than others. The sensitive belly area is home to a few important vital organs, thus a dog coat with belly protection for more dogs such as the mini greyhounds is very recommended.
Sighthound winter coat
Spare your four-legged love ones from tucked tails, cold shivers and freezing in the cold during walks. Trialed and tested, with the correct winter coats, your sighthound will not notice the difference and will happily accompany you on a winter walk. Please find an overview of our dog coats with special adjusted designs for greyhounds and dogs with similar body types.
- Highly water repellent materials
- Soft Fleece inner lining
- Various colors, materials and sizes
- Timeless design
- Sustainable dog coat with Eco Puffer (recycled PET plastic)
- The warmest Cloud7 dog coat in the range
What size is my sighthound?
With a large extensive range of dog coat sizes from small to large, it is not easy to know which size to choose for your dog. The best tip is to heavily rely on the weight of your dog before one considers the length of the dog coat, measured from the bottom of the neck to the beginning of the tail. Whereas although the chest area is an equally important guide to determine the overall size, the waistband allows you to easily fine-tune the fit with the help of the Velcro fasteners.
For a better demonstration, here is a video guide on how to measure your dog for a coat.