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The days are getting shorter and there’s a chill in the air. Fall is here, and with it, opportunities to dress up your dog in some adorable autumn outerwear. And what better apparel for a brisk fall day than a dog hoodie?
Naturally, you’ll want to look for a dog hoodie that’s cute and cozy, but the best options out there also stand up to wear, tear, and bad weather. When shopping for one, consider its practical side, too, which will keep your dog warm as temperatures drop, particularly for dogs without a double coat (hello, bulldogs, vizslas, greyhounds, and Chihuahuas).
Dog Hoodie Practicalities
Measure your pet: Both the manufacturers and many reviewers of dog hoodies strongly recommend measuring your pet before purchasing a warming layer such as a sweatshirt or hoodie. Pay careful attention to the sizing charts and measure your dog, and consider how the garment might change, shrink, or alter its shape after its first wash (or a series of them). Getting the right fit is important for your dog’s safety and comfort, and for you to end up with a product you’ll actually use.
Try It On: The first time you put a dog hoodie or jacket on your pet, go slowly and use plenty of treats to give your pet positive associations with the clothing item. If your dog is scared or uncomfortable in clothing, don’t force the issue. Consult your vet if you’re concerned about your dog’s body temperature.
So, from pink princess hoodies for small dogs to big dog buffalo plaid, we’ve rounded up the comfiest hooded sweatshirt options for dogs. Which one is perfect for your pet?
The Best Dog Hoodies for Big Dogs
This soft, cozy pullover comes in six bright colors in sizes XS-XXL, and is nice and stretchy so it won’t restrict your dog’s movements. The attached O-ring means it doubles as a harness (though we wouldn’t recommend it for mega-pullers). The kangaroo pocket isn’t all that practical, but it sure screams “hoodie.”Buy Now on Amazon Starting at $8.99
Your dog will be stylin’ in this tailored lumberjack plaid dog hoodie. With chest snaps and adjustable hood toggles, this dog hoodie is fit for a woodsman but is made for a dog, and will keep her warm all through fall. Best of all, it comes in big sizes for BIG dogs!Buy Now on Amazon Starting at $14.99
While not technically a hoodie, this popular pullover boasts a turtleneck-style collar that can cover a dog’s ears during a cold spell. It’s made specifically for larger-chested dogs like Dobermans, pit bulls, or Boston terriers and French bulldogs (in the smaller sizes), and owners rave about the quality and softness of the sweatshirt-like material.Buy Now on Amazon for $45
The name says it all—this is a solid, reliable, basic hoodie. In classic hoodie style, it has ribbed sleeves and a kangaroo pocket and comes in a variety of solid colors. Durable and machine-washable, get your dog a few different hues to mix it up all autumn long.Buy Now on Amazon Starting at $12.99
Grad a thermos of hot cider and hit the trail! This cozy, fleece and cotton-lined dog hoodie with a durable polyester shell comes in sizes XS-XXXL and your dog will be so warm snuggled up in it. Ummm, do they make this in human styles?Buy Now on Amazon Starting at $11.99
Adorable, classic, and ultra-warm, this handknit wool sweater is made by artisan knitters from South America. It has a snuggly hood decorated with a pompom, perfect for super chilly days, and a classic snowflake pattern that leans into winter with a “Think Snow” message.Buy Now on Chewy Starting at $33.71
This simple hoodie has a kangaroo-style pouch pocket and a hood that can keep your pet’s head and ears protected from the elements. The ribbed belly panel stretches to allow easy on and off and ensures this soft hoodie is a comfy fit for dogs of all shapes and sizes.
For extra chilly days, go with a flannel. Wrap your dog up in this sturdy plaid hoodie that has a hole for a leash and a pocket to hold treats and baggies. It comes in six sizes—reviewers say this is a good choice for big dogs and can even fit a Great Dane!Buy Now on Amazon Starting at $11.99
Dress your pup as a charming carved pumpkin in this warm orange hoodie, complete with grinning face on the back and adorable fuzzy greenery at the top of the hood. Cozy and made of soft microfiber, this hoodie is available in a range of standard sizes for small to medium-sized dogs.Shop Now
The Best Dog Hoodies for Small Dogs
Do you have a little princess in your life? This pink hoodie is a fitting fall accessory. It’s made of thick, stretchy cotton, and the shiny silver design lets everyone know your dog is royalty. This dog hoodie also has a convenient leash-attachment hole on the back near the neck so you don’t have to strap your dog’s harness on over the hoodie and cramp her (or your) style.Buy Now on Amazon Starting at $9.99
Maybe your dog is more of a tough pup than a princess? Check out this black pullover hoodie complete with skull and crossbones design. This dog sweatshirt even comes in teensy-tiny sizes for cats, so you can get your interspecies pets a matching pair and keep everybody cozy.Buy Now on Amazon Starting at $8.99
Gooby makes a variety of well-regarded, affordable fleece options for dogs. Their hooded vest is a good option for dogs who dislike the sensation of sleeves on their legs. We love the variety of bright colors and the durable, washable material. With its reinforced O-ring, you can attach your leash to it, making it less like a hoodie and more like a harness.Buy Now on Amazon Starting at $11.80
Tough denim and soft sweatshirt material come together to make the perfect fall outfit for your dog. This retro jean jacket hoodie has strong snap closures, is easy to get on and off, and noticeably ups the cool factor on your pet.Buy Now on Amazon Starting at $11.98
These lightweight “t-shirt hoodies” from Blueberry Pet make the transition from summer to fall much easier. The stretchy material gives your dog extra coverage without getting them too hot, and the colors and patterns (including a vintage camera print) are cute and trendy. These pint-sized hoodies are best for small breeds.Buy Now on Amazon Starting at $10.99
No way around it—this hoodie will be the talk of the dog park. Cozy, warm, comfortable, and soft, it’s made of ultra-plush fleece and comes in six sizes to accommodate a range of small sized pups. And it gets better! You can collect all four styles—bunny, shark, tiger, and dinosaur—to keep your dog’s outfits fresh. You’ve just gotta love that pompom bunny tail, too. If only these came in human sizes…Buy Now on Amazon Starting at $11.99