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Top 15 Best Christmas Sweaters for Dogs


Best Dog Christmas Sweater

You may not realize that dog's with thin coats or very little hair can benefit from a warm sweater or coat on cold winter days. Maybe you just want to keep Fido warm or maybe you want him to look his best during your big family holiday party, either way, the best dog Christmas sweater is exactly what your pup needs. Just be sure to choose a sweater that not only looks good, but is comfortable for your dog, too.

Sweaters can be a practical article of clothing and a great way for your pooch to show his excitement for the upcoming Christmas season. But, you have to be sure that you're not picking this new wardrobe article based on appearance alone. The best dog Christmas sweater needs to be fashionable and functional.

The first thing you need to consider is whether or not your dog really needs a sweater. While they may be adorable, he may not need the extra layer of warmth. If your dog already has a thick, warm coat of fur, covering him up with a sweater could actually make him overheat.

Best Dog Christmas SweaterIf you decide that your dog does indeed need a sweater, you'll have many shapes, sizes and colors to choose from. As with all consumer products, these sweaters are not all of the same quality. It's your responsibility to find a sweater that is comfortable for your dog and won't cause him any pain or restrict his range of motion.

If the openings for his legs are too tight, or they don't fit correctly, it may chafe, causing him a lot of pain. If holiday dog sweaters are too loose, they may get caught on household objects or tree branches and become a hazard.

The best option is to purchase a sweater from a dog-friendly pet store. This way you can bring Fido with you and have him try on the sweater options while you're in the store. You will be able to make a wise purchase knowing that the sweater fits perfectly.

If you find a better deal online, you can still purchase the product. Ensure that you follow the measuring instructions provided by the company exactly, and be sure the company has a good return policy.

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The Best Dog Christmas Sweater Options

1Stinky G Festive Reindeer Dog Sweater

Stinky G Festive Reindeer Dog SweaterThis beautifully knitted sweater from Stinky G with high ribbed neck, long foldable sleeves, and ribbed hem is undeniably irresistible. Most sweaters don’t have sleeves, just armholes. The main green color sets a nice background for the white reindeer outline and red mistletoe. The leash hole on the back of this best dog Christmas sweater is a thoughtful addition.

Unlike other dog apparel which needs you to size up, Stinky G got its measurements right. So you can count on size 12 to be the perfect fit if your dog weighs 9-14 pounds, is 12”-14” around the neck, and 16”-19” around the chest. The Stinky G Festive Reindeer Dog Sweater is perfect for the cold holiday weather, made of topnotch quality, and has a really lovely design. It’s even inexpensive, really unbeatable.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “I live in New England and have an Italian Greyhound — he's pretty much cold from November to April up here. If you're like me and you've bought lots of clothes for your dog then you know that a lot…”


2E&L’s Christmas Classic Dog Festive Dog Sweater

E&L’s Christmas Classic Dog Festive Dog SweaterThis knit sweater from E&L shows a pretty red stockinette Christmas winter scene complete with pine trees, snowflakes, and various shapes and speckles. It plays with the colors of red, green, and white to create a nice and intricate-looking pattern.

The armholes have ribbed edging, and the same is true for the neckline and hem. The front part of the E&L Christmas Classic Dog Festive Dog Sweater, which is lower than the back, is made of plain stockinette. There are five sizes to choose from for this best dog Christmas sweater.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “This is the best 10 dollars I have ever spent on my dog. He doesn't even appear to dislike it that much. It's a win for fur baby parents who just want to dress their pups up in some holiday…”


3Blueberry Pet Holiday Nordic Fair Isle Snowflake Dog Sweater

Blueberry Pet Holiday Nordic Fair Isle Snowflake Dog SweaterThis dog sweater from Blueberry Pet looks more like a college guy’s knitted vest because it looks so smart and clean-cut. It is made of 100% acrylic fiber, the reason why it will be snug on your pet. The ribbed front is plain navy blue, broken only by the contrasting orange line that runs along the neckline.

The turtleneck collar is also ribbed. On the back is an intricate snowflake pattern in colors of navy blue, brown, and white. There are three other color combinations available, and six sizes to choose from. The Blueberry Pet Holiday Nordic Fair Isle Snowflake Dog Sweater is a very dense sweater and will definitely keep your dog warm and toasty all through winter.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review + PHOTO): “Dog & us happy customers. Nice pattern for winter warmth. My basset bit long fir it…a common problem…”


4Blueberry Pet Vintage Holiday Festive Christmas Themed Dog Sweater

Blueberry Pet Vintage Holiday Festive Christmas Themed Dog SweaterThis holiday-themed sweater from Blueberry Pets has the same cut and form as the sweater that came before it – the same ribbed turtleneck collar, front, hem, and armhole. The difference is in the design. This knitwear has red and white colors, with reindeer pattern and geometric shapes.

There are six beautiful patterns in this Christmas collection, including two hoodies which you really must check out. They all feature a leash hole on the back just below the collar line. Cross your fingers that there’ll be a size for your dog out of the six size choices they offer, because the Blueberry Pet Vintage Holiday Festive Christmas Themed Dog Sweater are utterly beautiful and functional sweaters.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “These looks so cute on my two kittens and dog. The 10-inch were a little snug and short on my 8-month old kitties… I'd do the 12inch next time. The 16-inch was perfect for my 32Lb broad-chested…”


5Bobibi Pet Holiday Cartoon Clown Christmas Dog Sweater

Bobibi Pet Holiday Cartoon Clown Christmas Dog SweaterWhy would your pet wear this black Bobibi pet sweater in the midst of red and green and all colorful Christmas knitwear? One thing’s certain – your dog would stand out, not because it’s out of place, but because this best dog Christmas sweater is chic and adorable with the Rudolph and his projecting red pom-pom nose on the back of the sweater.

This has sleeves for the forelegs and high ribbed collar to protect your pooch from the cold. And for the laughs, you may also get its clown variation, which features colorful pom-poms and cute pattern but has no sleeves. There are five sizes available in the Bobibi Pet Holiday Cartoon Clown Christmas Dog Sweater.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “I have a corgi mix and a beagle mix. They are about 25lbs each and male. I went by the measurements. Their necks were bigger than recommended for the large so I got the extra large Santa and…”


6New York Dog Ugly Holiday Sweater

New York Dog Ugly Holiday SweaterUnlike the five previous sweaters in this list, the pattern in this knitwear was not knitted into it. Instead, the snowman and snowflake pattern on this best Christmas dog sweater from New york Dog is a combined patch-and-embroidery needlework. What’s knitted is the basic blue-and-white stockinette body part with red ribbed neckline and hem. Cute buttons add to the colorful details.

The small size of the New York Dog Ugly Holiday Sweater is recommended for pets with back length of 9”-11”, but you better order at least one size up because these garments run small and shrink slightly after washing. There are four larger sizes to choose from. Plus, you simply have to check the other patterns because they all have their individual appeal. The red wreath design has a jingly bell on it, while the reindeer has pom-poms.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review + PHOTOS): “So so cute! Got a medium for our chihuahua basenji mix. He is about 10lbs and fits him very nicely. Well made. Can't wait to show him and his sweater off this holiday season…”


7Moolecole’s Dog Cartoon Reindeer Knitted Sweater

Moolecole’s Dog Cartoon Reindeer Knitted SweaterThis sweater from Moolecole incorporates the same concept of basic knitwear adorned with reindeer applique. The basic garment has red ribbed collar and hem with striped red and white stockinette body. The knitted front allows for armholes and open lower front.

This is also available in black and blue variants, and in sizes that range from XS up to XXL. It’s totally machine washable, and doesn’t shrink at all. So keep close to the recommended size and detailed instruction when ordering the Moolecole's Dog Cartoon Reindeer Knitted Sweater for your pup because the measurements are sure to be spot on. Don’t size up, or you’ll end up with a large shirt that won’t shrink.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “I loved it. I bought it in late 2015, but it was definitely too big. I bought a XXL for my 62 lb pitbull. His chest is big, so I am always concerned about things not fitting him because of that, but this…”


8Candies Closet’s Dog Knit Pullover Sweater

Candies Closet’s Dog Knit Pullover SweaterThis cute hoodie is for your cute little toy breeds and possibly some small breeds. The sizes range from small to XL with this best dog Christmas sweater from Candies Closet. To give you an idea, an XL size would be perfect for an 11-lb Chihuahua, allowing it to comfortably move. This hoodie has a red background and hood, with white smileys and other small repetitive shapes.

The pattern continues to the front where there are two short ribbed sleeves for the forelegs. The hem of the Candies Closet Dog Knit Pullover Sweater is also ribbed and slanted upward towards the front. This is available in four sizes and other colors. Turtleneck variations, instead of the hood, are also available.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “Cute sweater! Thank you. 😊 She'll wear it proudly. That said, consider offering a sweater with a harness “slit” for a leash. I had to create a slit and it doesn't look 👀 professionally…”


9Lanyar’s Reindeer Holiday Sweater for Dogs

Lanyar’s Reindeer Holiday Sweater for DogsWe actually did a double take on this sweater from Lanyar because it closely resembles the Blueberry Pet knitwear in number 4, but they’re actually different from each other. The reindeer pattern on the upper part of this best dog Christmas sweater looks similar but it’s distinctly another pattern especially on the lower half. This has sleeves, instead of armholes, and stockinette front, instead of ribbed front.

This best Christmas dog sweater is made of 100% acrylic fiber, very warm and ideal for the forthcoming Christmas holidays. There are six sizes available, and while you do the measurements of body length and chest girth, also take note of your dog’s head circumference since the Lanyar's Reindeer Holiday Sweater for Dogs is a pullover with no front opening. The XS would fit a 5-lb Chihuahua perfectly.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review + PHOTOS): “Great sweaters for my dogs. After reading reviews, I determined to order an extra large and a large for my dogs. They fit perfect. Quality material and great for Christmas, or the winter in general. Very…”


10HAPEE Dog Sweater for Christmas

HAPEE Dog Sweater for ChristmasGive your dog this refreshing look from HAPEE if you're interested in finding the best dog Christmas sweater. It is made of 100% acrylic yarn, and is soft, warm, and snug. This is knitted in alternating red and white stripes from the ribbed collar, to the stockinette body, and down to the ribbed hem.

There are two slits on the front cover to allow for the forelegs. The back of the HAPEE Dog Sweater for Christmas is decorated with a smiling chubby and full-bearded Santa face with a real pom-pom on the tip of his hat. Take time to study the chart. There are five sizes, and these sweaters have a good fit if measured correctly based on the chart.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review + PHOTO): “This is such a cute sweater for my dog! It fits my dog pretty well! Very happy with this and even more happy how fast it came!…”


11NACOCO Dog Snow Sweater

NACOCO Dog Snow SweaterThis is a thick and warm sweater with that old-fashioned charm, highlighted by the snowman with a scarf and embroidered snowflakes on the side. We also think that the deep and chunky ribbing on the collar and hemline of this best dog Christmas sweater from NACOCO add to the charm and coziness of this sweater.

This snowman-style has slits for the forearms, but its snow variation has sleeves. The snow-style has a simpler pattern, but nonetheless attractive. The NACOCO Dog Snow Sweater has thick diagonal red and white lines with falling snowflakes. There are six size options and fits well around the body. The neckline can be a bit wide for dogs with slim neck and shoulder.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “I followed the recommended sizing provided by the seller and the sweater fits our dog near perfect, but with the neck opening being a little big (but it is the size indicated in the measurements). I purchased…”


12HAPEE Pet Clothes the Christmas Elk Dog Sweater

HAPEE Pet Clothes the Christmas Elk Dog SweaterIf this sweater looks familiar, that’s because it also comes from HAPEE, the same clothing line that brought us the red-and-white striped knitwear with the smiling Santa applique. This is green-and-white striped knit with embroidered reindeer. What we particularly like about this sweater is its extra-high turtleneck which can be folded down.

There are five size options available and there’s a measurement guide provided. At first, you’d find the HAPEE Pet Clothes the Christmas Elk Dog Sweater a bit snug and would start thinking that you should have ordered one size up. After a few washes, though, you’d notice a slight loosening of this best dog Christmas sweater, so we recommend that you go by the measurements provided.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “Very nice… I should have gotten the medium, however, my mistake but he's wearing it a little big. VERY cute. And warm. Doggie loves it…”


13Pupteck’s Reindeer Dog Sweater

Pupteck’s Reindeer Dog SweaterThis is an inexpensive sweater that looks so classy with its toned-down color combination and simple reindeer design. What we find cool about this knitwear from Pupteck is the way it uses raglan sleeves instead of just slits or armholes and the usual method of attaching sleeves. It’s not only nice but also more comfortable for your dog.

Pupteck also used double knitting technique with acrylic yarns resulting to a thicker and warmer sweater. The techniques used to make the Pupteck Reindeer Dog Sweater are the same methods often used for human sweaters, and we can’t help but wonder how this can be so inexpensive.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “This is a great dog sweater, very well made and true to size (bought a small for a 12 lb mini dashound). Nice and warm and easy to wash and dry when it is soiled…”


14Pupteck’s Ugly Christmas Snowflake Style Dog Sweater

Pupteck’s Ugly Christmas Snowflake Style Dog SweaterThis red Christmas sweater is also from Pupteck and sold at the same price point as the previous one we were so amazed by. This best dog Christmas sweater has a ribbed and contoured armhole instead of the raglan sleeve.

It’s also the first that features a ribbed hem for the raised front part of the sweater. Pupteck really knows how to make small details that stand out. On the back of the Pupteck Ugly Chrismtas Snowflake Style Dog Sweater is a pattern of reindeer, snowflake, and a greeting that says, “Merry Christmas”. As in the previous garment, this best dog Christmas sweater is double-knitted, so expect it to be thick and cozy.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review + PHOTO): “Fun sweater for the upcoming holidays! My poor little pup just isn't suited for the cold weather, and lives in dog sweaters from about September through April, and will rock this ugly holiday…”


15Lanyar’s Reindeer Sweater for Dogs

Lanyar’s Reindeer Sweater for DogsThis is the second product from Lanyar on our Top 15 list, and the cute black silhouettes of reindeer definitely signal the start of the celebration for the long holiday season. This best Christmas dog sweater is both fashionable and functional. It will certainly keep Fido warm on chilly winter days.

The effect of the dark silhouettes on white background, framed by the thick borders of the red collar and hem make an attractive picture on the Lanyar Reindeer Sweater for Dogs. Your dog would love to wear this best dog Christmas sweater but it’s actually too beautiful to wear to your Ugly Christmas Sweater Day event.

Most helpful review (read the full Amazon review): “Bought this for my pup newly arrived in the Northeast from the Caribbean. Fit well and looked good for about 2 days, then the neck started to stretch out and lose all elasticity, while seams began to…”

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