Before you know it the holidays will be here. For many of us this time of year means dreary days and cold winter nights. But don’t let that get you down. Instead let’s add some holiday cheer this season with a stylish Christmas sweater for dogs. Here you will find our top picks for the perfect dog Christmas sweater. Plus some cool picks for the ugly dog Christmas sweaters contest in your future.
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Classic Christmas Sweaters for Dogs
Add some holiday cheer this season with these stylish Christmas sweaters for dogs. They are the perfect choice your pup’s annual Christmas card photo. Plus you can wear them throughout the winter.
If you’re looking for a unique dog sweater, look for further than the Happiness Hugs Thala Hug Dog Sweater. This handmade Yak Dog Sweater claims to be softer and more sustainable than Cashmere. It also states it is warmer than Merino Wool. The one-of-a-kind dog sweater features a Tibetan “Khorlo”, or “wheel” pattern, which beautifully represents the wish to walk with our companions for years to come. You can find it at Amazon.com
Christmas stockings, candy canes and snowflakes create the Fair Isle pattern on this warm and cozy Alpaca wool sweater. Soft, lightweight sweater is hand knit by Peruvian artisans in festive holiday colors. You can find it at Sagefinds.com in their dog apparel section.
Mark and Graham
Have you heard about Mark and Graham by Williams Sonoma? They offer unique, personalized gifts for you and your pup. This season they are offering a trio of Christmas themed Dog Sweaters for small to medium sized dogs. You can find them at Mark and Graham.
Get into the winter mindset with this Après Ski Knit Jumper by Max Bone. This dog jumper comes in chic black with contrasting cream-colored sleeves and a vintage “Après Ski” statement across the back. Plus it is one of the few dog sweaters that come in larger sizes. You can find it at Amazon.com
If you are looking for a timeless Christmas sweater that won’t break the bank, Blueberry has what you are looking for. This classic red cable knit sweater is a machine-washable wool blend. It can be found at Amazon.com
The Chilly Dog
The Chilly Dog snowflake dog sweater is perfect for a holiday party or chilly walk. The hand knit sweater is made by Artisans in South American out of soft pale grey alpaca wool. You can find it at Amazon.com
It’s time to get cozy with this Blueberry Pet snowflake dog sweater hoodie. The timeless red and white snowflake design is sure to bring holiday cheer to any occasion. Available at Amazon.com
Come deck the halls with this adorable gray and black Oh Dear sweater by Woof. Available at Kohls.com
Dog Christmas Sweater for Large Dogs
Quality dog Christmas sweaters are hard to find for extra-large breed dogs. But Canada Pooch offers an extra-large breed dog sweater in gray or magenta. You can find it on Amazon.com
Another option for medium to large dogs is this red hand knit traditional Irish fisherman’s sweater made from 100% wool sweater. This sweater can be found at Sagefinds.com in their dog apparel section.
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Looking for something special to wrap your favorite dog lover’s gift in? Look no further than this Holiday Dogs Gift Wrap. Comes in a set of 3 illustrated Christmas celebration sheets. It’s produced in Colorado, USA using FSC Certified papers. You can find it in the homemade section of Amazon.com
Matching Christmas Sweaters for People and their Dogs
Why should your dog have all the fun? Funky Tails has searched for matching dog and their people christmas sweaters so you can join the fun.
Including your dog in the holiday fun is a great way to bond with your dog. Join us as we show you 12 ways you can include your dog in your family’s holiday traditions or maybe start a new one.
Just for Fun Dog Christmas Sweater
I am all for the classic designs but sometimes you just want to have some fun. These next few fun picks will brighten up any day.
This colorful highland dog sweater from RC Pets will keep your pup warm and stylish. Instead of the traditional reindeer there are snowflakes and pups stitched across the back. Find it at Amazon.com
Next on our list is the classic green reindeer sweater offered at Canine Styles. This sweater is 100% acrylic and machine washable.
This bright blue sweater from RC Pets will brighten up your day. Available at Amazon.com
Your dog will be jumping for joy in this reindeer inspired red sweater. It is part of the 2020 ED by Ellen DeGeneres Sweater series available at Kohls.com
Ugly Dog Christmas Sweater
When it comes to Christmas sweaters for you and your dog “ugly” is in. That is why we have added the ugly dog Christmas sweater list to our picks.
A word of caution: Ugly Dog Christmas Sweaters tend to come with sewn on accessories that can be harmful to your dog. Always keep an eye on your dog when they are wearing them.
This mint green and red sweater from Blueberry Pet is sure to win a prize in an ugly dog Christmas sweater contest. Also available at Amazon.com.
This light green sweater with candy canes comes from the Tipsy Elves. It can be found at Amazon.com
Our last pick is the Blueberry Pet Christmas themed Dog Sweater. I think the picture speaks for itself. It’s available at Amazon.com
How to Know What Size Dog Sweater to Get?
When picking a size for your dog you need to pay attention to the sizing chart. Many dog sweaters are made for small dogs only. So when they offer the sweaters in sizes ranging from x-small to x-large it doesn’t necessarily mean the x-large will fit a large breed dog. In many cases x-large is just an x-large small dog like a mini poodle. So, make sure you look at the actual measurements provided on the sizing chart for that garment. Also if you are between sizes always try the larger size first.
How to Measure a Dog for a Sweater
When measuring your dog for a sweater there are four main areas you need to measure.
- The width of the neck
- When measuring the width of the neck include room in the measurement for two adult sized fingers. Make sure to measure the widest part of the neck.
- The width of the head
- In addition to measuring the width of your dog’s neck also measure the widest part of the head to make sure the sweater will fit over it.
- The width of the chest
- When measuring the width of the chest do not pull the tape measurer too tight. Make sure to measure the widest part of the neck.
- The length of the body
- Measure from the base of the neck to the base of the tail.
Tip: You might need someone to keep your dog still to make sure you get the correct measurements.
Tip: If you don’t have a flexible measuring tape you can use a string or even their leash to determine the length. Then measure that using a ruler to determine the correct measurement.
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