Owners take their dogs swimming nowadays far more often than ever before. Because of this trend, there's now plenty of dog swimwear options you can buy for your pooch. Some of these are fashion forward, some are all about functionality, and others keep both function and fashion in mind. Whether you are looking to help your dog make a fashion statement, keep them safe, or both, check out these six best dog swimwear options.
Pooch Outfitters Swim Trunk & Bikini Collection
Choose from a huge variety of dog swimwear options by Pooch Outfitters, their most popular being these Swim Trunks ($24.00). They have swim trunks for male dogs as well as bikini sets for females. There are a variety of colors and patterns to choose from as well as a wide range of sizes so no matter how big or small your dog is there is something to choose from.
The bikini dog swimsuits feature elastic straps as well as velcro closures, and the swim trunk swimsuits feature an elastic waistband as well as a hole for your dog’s tail. Both the swim trunks and the bikini are made from a lightweight blend of 50% cotton and 50% polyester. These swimsuits have earned a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on Amazon and cost around $30. While this option does not serve a functional purpose it will ensure that your dog is the most fashionable one by the water.
HAOCOO Dog Life Jacket Vest Swimsuit
Keep your dog safe in a HAOCOO Life Jacket Vest ($16.99). It is not only functional as a life preserver, but it also comes in eleven different colors and patterns to match your preferences. Colors and patterns include: blue with bones, blue with polka dots, camouflage, pink with bones, pink with polka dots, yellow, and many more. The seven sizes available range from XX-Small to XX-Large.
The dog vest is made with nylon and mesh fabric for quick drying time and features a D-ring for easy leash connection, back strap, reflective stripes, and quick-release buckles. The straps that go around the body and under the chin are all adjustable. In addition to the part of the vest that goes over the back keeps your dog’s body afloat in the water, this dog swimwear features a front float that helps keep the dog’s head above the water. This life jacket has a 4.3 out of 5 star rating on Amazon and costs under $30.
Guardian Gear Aquatic Dog Preserver
If you’re spending a lot of time on a boat, around areas with strong tide, or near quick moving current, you should make sure that your dog stays safe with the Guardian Gear Aquatic Preserver ($23.48). This is very similar to a lifejacket that you might see people wearing. Sizes run from XX-Small through XX-Large and you can choose from either orange or yellow.
This dog preserver is made from 100% polyester with a double layer of floatation material, has quick-grab handles, reflective strips, and quickly locks around your dogs belly. Straps are adjustable to perfectly fit your dog and keep them from slipping out of the preserver. This dog swimwear has earned a 4 out of 5 rating on Amazon. Even though this not might be the most fashionable thing that a dog could wear while near the water, it is sure to help keep them safe.
Mogoko Dog Life Jacket
If you are looking for something that will not only protect your dog, but has an element of fun, then look no further. The Mogoko Life Jacket ($14.39) is a flotation device that looks like a shark or a mermaid, depending on which color you get. If you choose the shark, the life jacket come in gray and has a “shark fin” on the back of the jacket; where as if you get the mermaid dog swimwear design there is a pink and purple scale design and “tail fin” on the back of the jacket.
This dog life jacket features a mesh fabric belly panel, velcro closure, quick-release buckles, padded top handle, and D-ring for easy leash connection. It is available in three sizes: small (8.8 – 15.4 pounds), medium (15.4 – 22.0 pounds), and large (22.0 – 44.0 pounds) This life jacket has earned a 3.8 out of 5 rating on Amazon. It brings together both fashion and function.
Lifesaver Lifeguard Vest for All Dogs
Another great choice for a life jacket that is not only functional, but fun and fashionable is the oddly named Lifejacket Lifesaver Life Vest ($19.99). It dog swimwear is available in three sizes: small, medium, and large. It also comes in three unique designs. The first design looks like a smiling blue shark on a dark blue vest with the words “LifeGuard, Team Shark” under the back handle.
The second design looks like a green turtle on a red vest with the words “LifeGuard, Team Turtle” under the back handle. The third design looks like red lobster on a yellow vest that says “Lobster, Team LifeGuard.” In addition to the back handle, each design has a D-ring for leash attachment, adjustable straps, and quick release buckles. This life jacket has earned a 5 out of 5 star rating on Amazon; however, it only has two reviews.
Midlee Yellow Polka Dot Dog Bikini
If you are not looking for a life jacket, but you want your dog to stand out near the water you need this Midlee Yellow Polka Dot Bikini ($19.99). It is a two piece yellow bikini with white polka dots. The top has light pink, adjustable straps around the halter area as well as a velcro closure in the back.
The bottoms of this cute dog swimwear feature a tail hole for maximum comfort. This swimsuit comes in multiple sizes, including: X-Large, XX-Large, and XXX-Large. This swimsuit has earned a 3.9 out of 5 star rating on Amazon. One reviewer even called it, “hysterically adorable.”