Dog clothing and apparel can be used for a variety of reasons. Some breeds get cold very easily in definitely need an extra layer of protection in colder weather to keep them warm. Breeds such as chihuahuas, for example, can’t stay outside in the cold for very long without jackets and/or booties. Of course, some of you will want to find cute fall apparel for your dog to not only keep them warm but to keep them stylish through out the winter holidays. No matter what you’re looking for, we’ll help you find the perfect ensemble for your pooch. The apparel that we’ve picked out is not only stylish but warm and cozy too, the best of both worlds!
Want to find more winter accessories for your pup? Check out our winter guide here.
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finding the right winter apparel
Unfortunately, pet clothing is never one size fits all. In fact, you often can’t even rely on the typical “small, medium, or large”. Some clothing brands are made specifically for different types of breeds. If you think about it, no two breeds are built the same. Some dogs have longer necks, legs, and body lengths. No matter what kind of pup you have, you can find clothing that fits them if you take the time to measure your pup. If you have any trouble, check out our doggie clothing guide here.
We’ve scoured the internet for some of the best and stylish ensembles for your dog this winter season. From sweaters to sweatshirts, to winter booties, we have all the accessories your dog needs to stay warm and cozy through the winter. No need to waste any more money on flimsy, uncomfortable outfits that your dog hates, and you can’t get them to wear. So check back with us soon for our top list for 2017. You’ll love the that they keep your dog safe and stylish, and your pooch will be warm enough to take on those snowy days!
Bark Brite Neoprene Paw Protectors
Bark Brite’s Neoprene Paw Protectors are our all-time favorite booties for dogs of just about any size. No matter what your dog needs protection from, these booties will do the trick. They’re comfortable for your pup to wear, and won’t distract them from having a good time outside! So why are they so comfortable? The high quality Neoprene clings to your dog’s paws to create a natural paw shape. They give your dog great traction, they’re lightweight, and they won’t even know they’re wearing anything.
These Booties are great for all seasons and weather conditions. They’re water resistant, puncture resistant, and help your pup pick up the necessary traction. The Bark Brite Booties are will protect your dog from hot pavement, sharp rocks, wet surfaces, ice, snow, and everything in between. We know it can be hard to take your pup outdoors during tough terrain, and these booties will take care of the problem.
The Bark Brite Booties have two easy to use reflective velcro straps that make them easy to take on and off and adjust. They also have a durable non-skis sole that’s lined to control the temperature inside the booties. They’re available in five sizes, perfect for just about any fur baby.
All sizes fit very snug and have a spandex-like fit to keep your pup comfortable. If you want your pup to have a looser fit, you can order the next size up.
Small: 2.5″ x 2.75″; ideal for smaller breeds such as small terriors, shih tzus, bulldogs, and corgis.
Medium: 3.0″ x 3.0″; ideal for medium sized breeds such as small labs, small huskies, and border collies
Large: 3.5″ x 3.5″; ideal for larger breeds such as golden retrievers and labs.
Extra Large: 4.0″ x 3.75″; ideal for large breeds such as german shepherds, dobermans, and Rottweilers.
XX-Large: 4.5″ x 4.5″; ideal for extra large breeds such as Great Danes, Saint Bernard’s, and Mastiffs.
Check out more of our favorite booties here.
The Fami Sweaters are designed for smaller dogs that need an extra bit of warmth during the colder months. They’re soft, warm, and comfortable for even picky pups. These sweaters are made from woolen yarn that will be flexible enough for your dog to move around with ease. You can purchase the sweater in three sizes, and three colors; black, red, and blue. All sizes will fit your pup from their necks down their backs, and keep them warm whether they’re inside or outside. The wool is soft and stretchy enough for dogs to feel comfortable in. You’ll also like that it has a pullover design so you won’t have to deal with any buttons or buckles to get it on and off your pup.
Small: Ideal for dogs 6-9 lbs. Neck girth: 10.24″, chest girth: 14.17″, back length: 11.02″
Medium: Ideal for dogs 9-11lbs. Neck girth: 11.02″, chest girth: 16.54″, back length: 12.6″
Large: Ideal for dogs 11-15 lbs. Neck girth: 12.6″, chest girth: 17.3″, back length: 14.15″.
We have found that the sizing tends to run on the small size. If your pup is in between sizes, definitely go with the next size up.
kuoser Waterproof Vest
Vests are a great way to keep your dog warm in winter months. They’ll keep their torso warm without constricting their tail or limbs. We also love vests because there’s a great chance you’ll find a size that fits your dog appropriately. If you think a dog vest might be a good fit for your pup, the Kuoser waterproof vest is a great pick. It’s available in a variety of fun colors, its reversible, comfortable, and most importantly – it will keep your dog warm. It’s high quality design makes it one of our favorite winter accessories for dogs.
The Kuoser Vest is made from a polyester terylene and cotton blend that makes it warm and comfortable. The outer layer is water resistant to protect your dog from getting wet in the snow, and the inner lining is made from a warm fleece. You can purchase this vest in four different fun plaid colors; red, beige, green, and brown. Each color is reversible as well, and will keep your dog looking great in the winter months. Your dog will be protected from the wind, snow, rain, and anything else you don’t want their torso exposed to. It’s warm materials and polyester filling make it one of the warmest vests you can purchase for your pooch.
zack & zoey polyester blanket coat
Dog jackets are very important in the winter months, especially for smaller dogs. When the temperature gets too low, jackets not only protect your dog from the elements, but keep their body temperature up, and prevent them from shivering so much. They’ll make your dog more comfortable going outside, and you won’t have to worry about them getting too cold. The Zack & Zoey jacket is our absolute favorite jacket. It’s made to be a “blanket coat”, making it surprisingly warm, and comfortable for your dog. It covers their entire back, but won’t constrict their paws to the point where they don’t feel comfortable running around.
This great blanket jacket has a solid-color water resistant shell, and the inside is lined with a thick, soft, fleece. The jacket is also reversible, so if your pup gets too hot you can reverse the coat. To put it on, simply velcro the blanket around their neck and belly and they’ll be good to go. The velcro allows it to be adjustable, so your dog can get a great fit.
We recommend this jacket for any dog that struggles to stay warm in the winter months. It’s thick fleece lining will keep them warm, and the outer shell and reflective strips will keep them safe.
Most dog apparel is made for smaller dogs. They tend to fit into clothing easier, and the also get cold quickly. However, large dogs often need some protection from the elements as well. The Idepet Jacket is designed specifically for large dogs. It’s made from 100% cotton, making it comfortable, lightweight, and warm for dogs in need of a little protection. You’ll also be happy to hear that they’re pullover sweatshirts so you won’t have to worry about any buttons or zippers. There’s nothing on this jacket that your dog will be able to chew on or pick off. The jacket is available in seven large sizes, and 4 colors; black, grey, red, and yellow. It’s a great way to keep your dog looking and feeling great in cooler weather.
The body length is the length from your dog’s neck to the base of their tail. The chest measurement is the area around the widest part of your dog’s chest, and the neck measurement is the circumference of your dog’s neck.
3XL: Body: 45cm, Chest: 60cm, Neck: 40cm
4XL: Body: 50cm, chest: 65cm, neck: 43cm
5XL: Body: 55cm, chest: 70cm, neck: 45cm
6XL: Body: 60cm, chest: 75cm, neck:47cm
7XL: body: 65cm, chest: 79cm, neck: 50cm
8XL: Body: 70cm, chest: 83cm, neck: 53cm
9XL: Body: 75cm, chest: 87cm, neck: 56cm