Dogs are more than pets; they are family. They sleep in our beds and we share kisses with them. We even take them on vacation and entrust them with our kids and our households. We greatly depend on their sharp barks, sense of smell, and their territorial instincts. And all they really ask for in return of unconditional love is a bowl of chow and a warm bed.
So it is only natural that, as a pet parent, you want to do something nice for your pet. And now that it is peak winter, you’d want to make sure that your little one is cozy and warm. If you are good at knitting, you can knit up ‘some love’. But if you don’t know how to knit, then simply go online to search dog sweaters: you are bound to find all kinds, including funny dog sweaters, cute dog sweaters, fleece sweaters, large and small sweaters, and so on. Dog sweaters look cool, smart and cute and they also protect our fur-babies from the harsh winters. Comfortable and warm dog sweaters can protect your pet’s skin from drying up and scabbing. Sweaters also add to your pet’s personality.
So we have lined up 15 adorable photos of dogs in sweaters that will help you make an informed choice while buying a sweater for your pooch. Go on, get inspired!
Chihuahua in a red and black sweater
Flattering on any dog, and particularly on a Chihuahua, this red-and-black turtleneck is soft and comfortable. Your Chi needs sweaters since the breed tends to get cold and cannot tolerate low temperatures. This attractive red sweater will make your baby look like the star she is!
Jack Russell terrier in a grey sweater
A busy day of chasing tennis balls, small animals, and his tail for no reason, is no excuse for a Jack Russell terrier not to dress his best. Look for a sweater with a belly-baring design so that there is little chance for it to snag during playtime. Also, look for a sweater with a buttonhole at the back for the leash.
Jack Russell terrier in a black sweater
Ooh la la! What a handsome little fella! This Jack Russell certainly looks dapper in his black sweater as he chases his ball in the snow. The sweater fits snugly around the waist so there is messy roll-up as he relieves himself. The arm-holes are just large enough to fit snugly and allow your baby free movement as he runs and plays.
Staffordshire terrier in a green and red sweater
Your buddy will celebrate Christmas in style with this green and red sweater with a hoodie. What a great Christmas card this endearing picture will make!
Golden retriever cross in an attractive red sweater
This handsome Golden retriever cross looks ultra-comfortable in his beautiful ruby red sweater.
When selecting dog sweaters: measure your dog across his neck, chest, stomach, and length-wise along the back from the neck to the beginning of the tail. Measure twice before you order!
Chihuahua in brown sweater
This comfortable brown turtleneck is just the thing your dog needs on a cold winter day. That and a snug blanket! When looking for a sweater or pullover for your dear pet, look for one that is not overly gimmicky; rather is comfortable, made of natural fibers and fits well.
Yorkie in a blue sweater
When I see this picture, I am reminded of a little dog named Shorty whose family used to love to dress him up in sweaters. Every time they would buy him a new sweater, Shorty would run outdoors and return home without the sweater. The family would again buy him an attractive sweater only to have that missing as well. Finally, the owners found out that Shorty was burying all his sweaters in the backyard! It was evident that he did not like wearing them!
So always ensure that your buddy is comfortable in the sweater instead of forcing him to wear it.
Labrador in red and green sweater
Many owners love to dress up their dog in funny sweaters like this one! Black dogs look fantastic in bright colors. This Labrador sure looks super cute in his red-and-green Christmassy sweater, doesn’t he?
Akita in red sweater
Brown dogs like the Akita sure look great in red sweaters like this one. The reindeer print is super cute and perfect for the season.
Pug in a sleeveless sweater
A cozy sleeveless sweater in red suits this cute Pug. The black and white stripes add pizzazz and cut through the monotony. Pugs can get overheated quickly, so keep an eye out and ensure that he isn’t too warm.
Bumblebee sweater for this Chihuahua
Take your dog trick-or-treating with you in this cute black-and-yellow sweater, because he is sure to look like a little bumblebee. This little Chi is definitely a poser and he seems to love his sweater!
Blue sweater for a handsome Chihuahua
Who says that dog sweaters have to be dark in color? Pastel shades like this one suit white-furred dogs. The intricate, white crocheted embroidery at the neck adds a nice touch as well.
Pink and grey sweater for this cute Shih Tzu
This tri-colored sweater is simply adorable. A combination of grey, white, and pink enhances this Shih Tzu’s cuteness.
Grey turtleneck for a terrier
Gray is a beautiful color and it suits nearly all dog breeds and coat colors. This terrier is a great poser and he looks super comfy in this thick, gray turtleneck.
This off-white turtleneck is another great color for Christmas. Your pet is sure to love the warm, cozy material. This doggo looks like a seal, doesn’t he?
Here are some tips for selecting dog sweaters:
Tips for selecting dog sweaters
- Dress your small dog in bright colors for safety.
- White dogs can generally wear any color you like.
- Black dogs look good in combinations of bright colors like green and red, yellow and orange, pink and white, blue and orange, and so on.
- Brown dogs look good in pink, yellow, red, and turquoise.
- For red dogs, green and purples do well.
A comfortable fit is the most important aspect. Measure your dog several times before ordering the sweater. If he appears uncomfortable, remove it right away.
Choose a soft, natural material. Synthetic materials can be abrasive and could irritate your pet’s skin.