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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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 measure too tight. Make sure to measure the widest part of the chest.
- 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 and mark it with a piece of tape. Then measure that using a straight ruler to determine the correct measurement.
Warning – Some of the sweaters listed here have pompoms or other add-ons that can be ingested. Sweaters can also be ingested if chewed. Please keep a watchful eye on your dog when wearing any garment. Always supervise your dog to ensure they do not destroy or ingest product. Please pay attention to product warning labels
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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.
Alpaca Wool Sweater
This classic wool sweater will make any pooch ready for a night our on the town. The soft, lightweight sweater is hand knit by Peruvian artisans in festive fair isle gnome design.
- Made from an alpaca fiber blend
- Come in sizes xx-small to xx-large
You can find it at Sagefinds.com Go to their dog apparel section to find this sweater.
Snowflake Basket Weave Dog Sweater
Bring a little holiday cheer with this classic snowman design. This soft sweater is made from alpaca fiber blends
- Hand knit by Peruvian artisans.
- Ribbed turtleneck
- Leash opening near the neck
You can find it at Sagefinds.com in their dog apparel section or by using the search function.
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 Christmas themed Dog Sweater for x-small to medium sized dogs.
Cream and white sweater feature the saying “Hohoho Coco” on the back.
You can find them at Mark and Graham.
If you are looking for a timeless Christmas sweater that won’t break the bank, Blueberry has what you are looking for.
- Classic red cable knit sweater
- 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.
- Comes in sizes: XX-small to XXX- large
- Made from 100% 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
An easy way to include your dog in the holiday festivities is to represent them on the tree.
Here we will show you wonderful dog related Christmas ornaments to add to your collection.
Dog Christmas Sweater for Large Dogs
Dog Christmas Sweaters are hard to find for extra-large breed dogs, but we found one that you may like.
Next on our list of sweaters is for large breed dogs. This one comes from Canada Pooch. This navy mix sweater will look great on a wintery walk in the snow.
You can find it on Amazon.com
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.
Matching Christmas Sweaters for People and their Dogs
Yukon Sweater For Pups and People
Get into the Christmas spirit with these matching sweaters for dogs, kids and adults.
Matching sweaters are brought to us by Dog Threads who were once on the Shark Tank
- Fibers: 55% cotton 45% acrylic
You can find these sweaters and others at the Dog Threads website.
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.
Funky Tails matching sweaters comes in seven sizes for your dog. All the way from xs to xxxl. Make sure to check out their size chart to see which is the right size for you.
The Blueberry Pet also offers matching Christmas Sweater Sets. Shown left is their Reindeer pullover which is perfect for the holidays. The vintage design is red and white with navy blue reindeer. You can find this sweater at Amazon.com and the family matching sweaters also at Amazon.com
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.
Gingerbread House Dog Sweater
This over the top Gingerbread man and house is sure to give some holiday cheer for everyone who sees it. Handmade crochet sweater is made by My Knit.
- Materials: cotton yarn
You can find it at Etsy.com
Christmas Elf Dog Sweater
This adorable Elf sweater is perfect for Santa’s little helper in your house. Made for small dogs it comes in sizes small, medium and large.
- Materials: acrylic yarn
Look for it on Etsy.com
Elf Stocking Hat
Even if your dog will not wear a sweater you can get them in to the holiday spirit with this Elf Stocking hat by Gammy Sangel Wear.
- Comes in Small, medium and large
- Offers matching hats for adults
You can find it on Etsy.com
Simple DIY Dog Gift Wrap –
Step by step instructions on how to make your own DIY doggy gift wrap. Our gift wrap is both beautiful and can be recycled.
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.
Mint Green and Red Sweater
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.
Christmas Themed Dog Sweater
Our last pick is the Blueberry Pet Christmas themed Dog Sweater. I think the picture speaks for itself. It’s available at Amazon.com
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