Do you own a Boston Terrier? If you do or are about to own one you will need to plan its wardrobe for winter. Yes, Boston Terriers need clothes for when they go outside in cold temperatures.
Boston Terriers are not outside dogs. These dogs are made for the indoors with their short and thin coat. Bella, my Boston, needs a jacket anytime it snows as well as temperatures below 25 degrees. And when I say she needs a jacket for the snow, I mean she will not go outside if she does not have her jacket on. Bella is a little stubborn at times, but she knows what she likes.
What size of clothes do you need to get for a Boston Terrier?
In general, you can choose Boston Terrier clothes on their weight. And many clothing items are labeled a size based on a dog’s weight. Use the chart below to help you determine the right size outfit for your Boston.
|XXS||Under 5 lbs|
|XS||5 – 10 lbs|
|S||10 – 25 lbs|
|M||25 – 55 lbs|
|L||55 – 75 lbs|
How to use measurements to find your dog’s clothing size?
Some clothes items will be sized based on your dog’s measurements. Here is a chart to help you determine your dog’s size based on their measurements.
However, be sure to always check the company’s measurement chart before you order clothing. There is no standard so each company or designer may be different, especially if you are buying on Etsy.
Winter Clothes For Boston Terriers
Should you get dog shoes for Boston Terriers?
In my personal experience, No. Anytime we have put shoes on Bella she starts to do the funny dog dance, she is not a fan. We bought Bella some dog shoes back in 2012 and she wore them about three times before we had to abandon the shoes.
The concept and idea of shoes for dogs is great. And if you can get your Boston to wear them in extremely cold temperature, great. However, if you live in an area that rarely drops below freezing and you only take your Boston out to go the bathroom and come right back in I think shoes are unnecessary.
Clothes are a must for Boston Terriers during the winter months. Your Boston will likely protest if you do not cloth them in extremely cold temperatures. It is better to be prepared even with a simple fleece for when they go outside.