Because this will be his first winter out. And in the snow he literally sinks, it's just for the snow he won't wear it ALL the time but it's absolutely freezing out lately and well, we just picked it up. He does have a lot of fur but I see no problem adding a little warmth out there.
I think its an interesting coat just because I've never seen one with that particular design, I dont think. Most of them are very very basic... almost like a fleece saddle blanket blanket with a tie around the chest or something. That's an actual coat. Did you get it at a pet boutique or a petsrmart type store?
I just saw it in petco, and it is a unique design that's why I got it. It's not too much for a dog, because I'm not using the hood in reality. It's not too thick, and not too thin, but it was $15 in petco where they have all of the coats.