The Best Dog Hoodies in 2021
- Our Top List
- 1. Ellie Dog Wear – Zip Up Adventure Hoodie
- 2. PAWZ Coat Hoodie for Winter
- 3. SILD Dog Jeans Hoodie
- 4. Zack & Zoey Basic Hoodie for Dogs
- 5. Bingpet Security Mockup Hoodie
- 6. Casual Canine Cotton Camo Hoodie
- Verdict & Review
- Ellie Dog Wear Zip Up Adventure Charcoal Dog Hoodie
- Buying Guide
With winter in full swing, it’s important not to forget your furry friends when it comes to buying winter wardrobes, especially if they spend time outdoors. Hoodies for dogs are a great option, and they aren’t just for making your pup look cute.
There are numerous benefits to dressing your dog in a hoodie, especially if your dog is a mostly indoors dog. Because your pets spend so much time inside, they don’t grow the same thick winter coats as their outside relatives. Hoodies make up for this lack of a thick coat and add some extra protection from the cold and wet when they go out.
Hoodies also help regulate a dog’s internal temperature, and the design allows for optimum freedom of movement for your dogs. Furthermore, let’s be honest, hoodies just make your dogs look fashionable and adorable.
Choosing the right style and size for your dog is a simple process and only requires some weight and size measurements. Here are six of the best hoodies we’ve found on the market this year!
Our Top List
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1. Ellie Dog Wear – Zip Up Adventure Hoodie
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With sizes ranging from XS to XXL, this hoodie is the number one hoodie on the list for any size dog. It is made from high-quality cotton and is exceptionally durable. However, it’s also lightweight and extremely comfortable for your dog.
The design of the hoodie includes an adjustable zipper, which allows you to fit the hoodie specifically to your dog, as all XS (or L or XXL) dogs are not built the same. It doesn’t restrict your dog’s movement and stays well out of the way of all the potty spots on your dog, cutting out extra washings from bathroom accidents.
Finally, the hoodie isn’t just well-made; it looks great too! It has strong, lovely stitching on both inside and outside and a small pocket with a Velcro adhesive that can actually be used for storage. The hood is very stylish and adds extra protection to pup’s head and ears in severe conditions.
- Zipper makes hoodie adjustable for any size/shape dog.
- Insulated without adding weight or restricting movement.
- A little pricier than some of the other hoodies on the list, but still very reasonably priced.
2. PAWZ Coat Hoodie for Winter
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Although this hoodie will fit dogs of any size, it’s especially great for larger dogs. Sizing for this hoodie starts at XS but ranges all the way up to a 3X, which will fit even the biggest of big dogs, including retrievers, pit bulls, Great Danes, huskies and more.
The hoodie is made of cotton and is machine-washable. It has a warm inner lining to keep dogs toasty in the coldest of temperatures. There’s also a removable, drawstring hood, which is perfect because it allows your dog to wear the hoodie with or without the hood as weather decrees.
With over 500 5-star reviews on Amazon, people all over are raving about this hoodie. Its traditional plaid design is also quite popular and comes in four different colors.
- Fits even the largest of dogs.
- Removable hood.
- Inner fabric layer for extra warmth.
- Reinforced stitching.
- Not always compatible with US sizes, so precise measurements of your dog are required.
3. SILD Dog Jeans Hoodie
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If small dogs are more your speed, this jean jacket hoodie is the perfect choice. It’s one of the cutest, most stylish choices on this list. The hoodie is made from real denim, so all the great things you love about your jeans, your dog will love also.
It comes with a warm fleece hood to keep your dog’s head and ears warm in extreme cold. When not in use, the hood falls easily against your dog’s back; it won’t flap around and get in the way or impede movement.
The hoodie comes in many different colors. There is a black denim option, several shades of blue denim and some distressed denim options. The hood colors also vary according to the color of the denim you choose.
- Incredibly stylish.
- Easy to put on your dog and to remove.
- Very durable.
- Not suitable for medium to large dogs.
4. Zack & Zoey Basic Hoodie for Dogs
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This hoodie is the most hoodie-like hoodie for dogs we’ve ever seen. It’s made of the same material as most human hoodies – a machine-washable, poly-cotton blend – and is incredibly soft, durable and comfy. The classic “kangaroo” pocket on the hoodie also brings to mind real human hoodies and adorably allows you and your dog to match if you buy your own hoodie in the same color.
The sizes for these hoodies range from XS (8-inch length) to XXL (30-inch length), and they come in 11 different colors. The hood can be worn or left flat against your dog’s back without getting in the way of anything, and the sleeves and bottom of the hoodie are both ribbed, allowing for a snug fit which keeps the hoodie from hanging or flapping in the wind.
- Looks just like a real, human hoodie.
- Lightweight, comfy and machine-washable.
- Fits a wide range of dog sizes.
- Not ideal for use with a harness.
5. Bingpet Security Mockup Hoodie
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For looks alone, this SECURITY hoodie is probably my absolute favorite. Ranging in size from XS to XXL, this hoodie turns any dog into a hardcore watchdog – in appearance anyway. The hoodie can be purchased in blue, pink, red or standard black and has the word “Security” stamped across it, making your dog look very authoritative.
It, too, is made of a cotton-poly blend just like human hoodies. The hood isn’t detachable but will lie flat against your dog’s back out of the way when not in use. The sleeves and waistline of the hoodie are both ribbed so the hoodie fits snugly and doesn’t hang or catch on things.
Most Amazon users refer to it as “high quality” for a “reasonable price.”
- Great design.
- Ribbed for a comfortable, accurate fit.
- Possible peeling issue with the letters.
6. Casual Canine Cotton Camo Hoodie
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For the hunting dog who has everything or simply the dog with the owner who loves camouflage, this hoodie can’t be beaten. The camo design comes in standard green, but there are also blue and pink options from which to choose. There are sizes to fit dogs from XS to XXL, with the XXL ( measurements: 25 inch neck, 24 inch length and 37 inch chest) being roomy enough for Great Danes and mastiffs.
The outside of the hoodie is made from the comfy cotton-poly blend we humans know and love, but the inside is super soft fleece for extra comfort and added warmth in the colder months. The back comes with the classic hoodie pouch. The sleeves and waist are ribbed for a perfect fit.
- Includes a slit for use with a leash or harness.
- Fleece lining adds extra warmth.
- Sleeves run a little long in the smaller sizes.
Verdict & Review
After much internet scouring and personal trial and error with many different dog hoodies, these were the six we found to be the best. Of these though, the Ellie Dog Wear Zip Up Adventure Charcoal Dog Hoodie was our favorite overall. While the “SECURITY” one may be the funniest and the jean jacket one brought us much nostalgia for our 90s’ youth, the Ellie hoodie was just the best all-around.
It fits almost any sized dog and is the perfect combination of lightweight and comfortable yet also strong and durable. The cut of the hoodie keeps it out of the way during bathroom breaks, keeping it clean longer than some of the others, and you just can’t beat that adjustable zipper for making sure it fits your dog perfectly. I will 100% buy this hoodie again.
If you are looking for the perfect hoodie for your dog, there are a few things you can do to help yourself find the best option. First of all, you need to think about what your dog’s specific needs are. How often does he actually go outside? Are you big outdoorsmen who go hiking, camping and spend hours at a time in the great outdoors? Or are you and your dog more likely to only go outside when it’s time for a potty break?
If you are more like the former, chances are you’re going to want something a little more rugged, durable and resistant to cold, wet and other elements. If the latter is more your speed, then something light and easy to take on and off is probably better suited to your needs.
Getting your dog’s exact measurements is also a key component to choosing the perfect hoodie, especially if you’re buying your hoodie offline. Many online options are being shipped from other countries where sizing options may be different. However, almost every online site has a size guide that gives you the exact measurements of the type of dog on which each size hoodie will fit.
You can’t simply look at your dog, determine he’s a fatty and buy him an XXL. Your version of “fatty” won’t necessarily line up with the XXL measurements. Furthermore, weight is not the only consideration you must take into account. You should measure your dog around the neck, around the waist, across the chest and its length from neck to hips. These measurements will ensure you get the most accurate fit.
The average temperature and climate in your particular state, city or area will also play a part in determining what type of dog hoodie you should get. If you live somewhere with milder winters, you’ll want a hoodie that is lighter and more breathable. If you live somewhere with particularly harsh and icy weather, you’ll need to choose a thicker material more resistant to the cold.
In addition to these things, which are some of the most important considerations, there are other important things to consider.
- Will this be comfortable for my dog?
- Will this restrict my dog’s movement?
- Are there any materials or flourishes on this that my dog will chew on or that will hurt him if ingested?
- Do I like the design of this hoodie?
- Will my dog pee on this?
- Is it machine-washable? If not, how do I clean it?
- How easy will this be to put on my dog and take off again?
- Can it be used with my leash or harness?
- What is the return policy if I don’t like it or if it doesn’t fit?
These are all important questions to ask when considering purchasing a new hoodie or any other type of doggy clothing. Consider all these things carefully before making your purchase, and you will likely be very happy with what you get. Your furry best friend will likely be happy with you too.
We are the Pet Dog Pals, a group of avid pet owners, bloggers, product testers, and writers for all your canine needs! We own a collective 16 dogs and 21 cats to help us test and review pet products. Our top lists and tips come from experience to help you be the best dog owner you can be!