Most dogs don’t really need to wear a rain jacket or rain boots when going on walks, but there are some breeds that benefit from wearing raincoats, like short-haired dogs, who typically don’t have a thick undercoat to protect them from the cold of the rain. Think Boston terriers, boxers, and French bulldogs. “They seem to appreciate it. They don’t really like getting too wet,” says Mat Deveau, the founder of the Greenwich Village-based dog walking company the Well-Heeled Dog NYC. But even water-friendly breeds like Labs and wire-hair terriers, who are generally impervious to getting soaked through, can benefit from wearing a rain poncho or jacket when it’s windy and cold, Deveau adds.