Sizes and models

It's actually the same coat. The difference is in the sleeve.

The Active has a contrasting color raglan sleeve.

The Urban has a sleeve of the same color as the body of the coat with a “small touch” yoke of contrasting color.

ALL of our coats are designed to protect LARGE Poodles (and increasingly our doodle friends) from the accumulation of snow lumps in winter and also to keep them dry. These breeds do not normally need a very warm coat due to the type of coat they have but can benefit from wind protection by wearing either a Z'Anorak (shell) or a Z'Arctic (lined with fleece) if you plan to go on long outings in very cold weather. 

The Z’arctic, our model considered to be our “warmest” is comparable to an autumn soft-shell coat (waterproof shell lined with micro-polar). Ample warm, in our opinion, if you have a big pup! This model is also a little stretchy but much less than our popular Z'Hoodie. However, the design of the coat was made taking this factor into account.

The Z’Anorak is what is commonly called “a shell”. It is an unlined waterproof shell. This model offers excellent protection against rain, snow, wind, dirt, peaks, etc. It is very inextensible but just like the Z'Arctic, its design has been made taking this factor into account.

The Original Z’Hoodie, for its part, also offers protection against “clods” of snow and will keep your dog dry (Water repellent) but protects less against the wind. We could compare it to a “cotton-ouaté (Hoodie)” sweater with a cozy fleece interior but in water-repellent polyester. Water beads up on its surface. This model is the most popular and appreciated by our customers. A truly casual coat! Perfect as a first ZePooch coat

If you are buying for a SMALL dog, It is difficult for us to determine if our products will be warm enough for your small dog since our expertise is with large dogs who do not necessarily need a super warm coat. 

That said, the Z'arctic, our model considered to be our "warmest" is comparable to an autumn soft-shell coat (waterproof shell lined with micro-fleece). Ample warm, in our opinion, if you have a big pup! This model is also a little stretchy but much less than our popular Z'Hoodie. However, the design of the coat was made taking this factor into account.

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We recommend waiting until your dog is at least 10 months old before investing in a coat. 

The reason is that our coats need to fit snugly to stay in place. A coat that is too big risks “falling off” with your dog's movements. 

We also cannot estimate the adult size your dog will have.

It depends...

Our current designs are based on the proportions of standard poodles. 

Our models fit the majority of "Doodle" type breeds and the reason why some of our models are offered with adjustable cuffs in length to accommodate sometimes shorter legs (Z'Anorak and Z'Arctic)

If your dog's proportions are different from standard Poodles, our current models are unlikely to be suitable for your dog.

Our coats are not suitable for breeds with short legs such as ShitZu, Dachshund, Bulldogs or other breed with breed specific build.

For certain breeds with "medium" legs, some customers have had the coat altered by a seamstress of their choice and at their expense.

The most important question!

Unfortunately, we cannot advise you on this issue. It really is a matter of personal choice. For us, ALL coats fit well and look good. We wouldn't sell them otherwise.

One thing to consider though... We tend to want to match coat color to our dog's coat, but our experience has shown that all colors work well. Visit our Facebook page to see it for yourself. Do you see a dog that doesn't look cool? 

So go with your crush! 

We are currently in transition to only offer coats that we have in stock. For the end of the 2021-2022 season, we will add the coats as they become available and according to availability. We invite you to subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when we refresh the inventory.

It is not possible to reserve in advance because the color combinations that are offered are determined according to the stocks of fabric available. Currently, our inventory of bright colors (pink, mauve, etc.) is very limited. In order to avoid offering only plain coats in a few weeks, we prefer to use these colors to “stretch” our inventory and serve a greater number of customers. 

It is possible to go to the workshop to come and try models in store.

This is still the best way to determine what size coat your dog is.

Come visit us.

Custom orders

We have stopped tailoring since 2020.

The growing popularity for our coats has allowed us to establish sizes that meets the majority of poodle, doodle and more and more breeds of similar proportions.

We no longer accept custom orders since 2020. However, we plan to offer breed specific models eventually.

Our coats come standard with an opening at the back of the collar.
We do not offer the possibility of making customizations.

After sales service

Many dogs can freeze when a coat is put on them. They almost look shocked! But everything should be back to normal when he goes outside. This is not an indication that the coat is too small.