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The Perfect Dog Christmas Sweater for 2021

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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

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 holiday colors.

You can find it at in their dog apparel section.

Reindeer Fair Isle Dog Christmas Sweater

This classic Fair Isle style dog sweater in red may become your go-to holiday look for the season.

  • 100% acrylic for added warmth
  • Available in various sizes
  • Built-in leash hole lets

You can find this sweater at  

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Snowflake Basket Weave Dog Sweater

Keep you pup warm this winter with this adorable gray snowflake sweater.

  • Knitted snowflake appliqués surround the turtleneck
  • Leash opening100% acrylic
  • Machine wash
  • Color: Gray
  • Sizes (Back Length): XS (7″–9″), S (9″–12″), M (12″–15″), L (15″–18″), XL 18″–22″)

You can find it at 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 trio of Christmas themed Dog Sweaters for small to medium sized dogs. You can find them at Mark and Graham.


Classic Red Christmas Sweaters for Dogs on White Dog

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

The Chilly Dog

Grey and white snowflake dog sweater on doodle

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

Blueberry Pet

Red and white snowflake design on white dog.

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

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 a few that you may like.

Chilly Dog Red Nordic Wool Dog Sweater

Chilly Dog makes this classic red Nordic dog sweater in 3X large for larger dogs that need a little extra warmth during the winter. It’s made from 100% natural and organic wool, making it breathable, non-allergenic and dirt-resistant.

Sourced from small Andean farms, the wool is also fair trade and completely renewable. All the dyes are natural, made from plants and fruits so you can feel good about your purchase.

You can find this sweater at  

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Canada Pooch

Next on our list of sweaters for large breed dogs comes from Canada Pooch. This navy mix sweater will look great on a wintery walk in the snow.

You can find it on

Chunky Turtleneck dog Sweater

Need a bigger sweater? This chunky turtleneck dog sweater comes in 4x large and should fit most dogs up to 140 pounds.  

It has ribbed arm holes and a sculpted body shape to make it unisex.

You can find it at

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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.

These matching sweaters are brought to us by Dog Threads who where once on the Shark Tank

  • Fibers: 55% cotton 45% acrylic

You can find these sweaters and others at the Dog Threads website.

Funky Tails

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 one for you. The Wobbly Snowman dog sweater can be found at Here is the link for the human sweater

Blueberry Pet

Reindeer pullover Christmas Sweater for dogs

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 reindeers. You can find this sweater at and the family matching sweaters also at

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Also check out our posts on the Best Goldendoodle Gift Ideas and the Best Bernedoodle Gift Ideas.

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.

Fair Ilse Sweater

Now you can turn your pooch into a moose with this adorable hooded Fair Ilse Sweater by Frisco.

Classic Fair Isle Sweater comes with a hood that has moose antlers and little pompoms on each tree.

Note: Make sure to monitor your dog to ensure they do not eat the antlers of pompoms.

  • Pullover-style hooded sweater goes over your pet’s head easily with no need for hook-and-loop straps or buttons.
  • Hood has antlers attached to complete the look and no ear holes to help hold in warmth.
  • Festive Christmas trees, pink pom-poms and hooded style make this look perfect for your pet’s winter wardrobe.
  • Features a leash hole at the back so you won’t have to take it off to head out on a walk.

You can find this sweater at

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Holiday Truck Dog Sweater

Another fun dog sweater is this holiday truck sweater from Frisco.

  • Pullover design goes over your pet’s head easily with no need for hook-and-loop straps or buttons.
  • Higher cut at the belly so pets can comfortably wear it when they need to potty.
  • Cute red truck with Christmas tree, “’Tis the Season” embroidery and turtleneck style
  • Features a leash hole at the back.

You can find this sweater at

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.

Nutcracker Dog Sweater

Whether you’re heading out to an ugly sweater party with your pooch or just looking for a unique dog sweater, this quirky nutcracker sweater with red, green and gold pom-poms sewn on all over is perfect.

  • Pullover design
  • Higher cut at the belly
  • Nutcracker patch, multi-colored pom-poms and turtleneck
  • Leash hole at the back

Mint Green and Red Sweater

Mint green and red sweater on white dog

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

Christmas Themed Dog Sweater

Brown and green ugly sweater on dog

Our last pick is the Blueberry Pet Christmas themed Dog Sweater. I think the picture speaks for itself. It’s available at

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