The 13 Best Dog Sweaters On Amazon

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by Katie Evans and BDG Commerce
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When the temperature starts to drop, humans aren't the only ones who feel it — our pets do, too. While some dog breeds are built to withstand chilly weather, others may be more susceptible to the cold. The best dog sweaters will not only be sized right to keep your pup warm through the winter months but can also add serious style points. Before you add any cute option to your cart though, think about functionality, too. If you plan for your dog to wear it on walks, for example, a leash hole will offer convenience.

The most crucial factor in finding a sweater for your pet is the size. While knitwear has the benefit of stretchiness for wiggle room between sizes, you'll still want to take your dog's measurements (usually neck, chest, and length) before shopping. Some sweaters are geared specifically toward smaller breeds, while others offer a wider range.

Then, it comes down to the silhouette itself, which includes both how it looks and how it fastens. There are a variety of dog sweater styles, like a classic cable-knit pullover, a snuggly fleece vest, and even a soft sweatshirt with long sleeves. Many options also have a hole at the back for pulling your dog’s leash through. Finally, while dog sweaters are cute and toasty, dog jackets specifically designed for winter (or any sort of cold weather dog coats) might be a better fit if you expect to encounter extremely cold or wet conditions, especially when paired with dog winter boots.

From preppy pullovers to zip-up hoodies, the best dog sweaters provide a great defense against the cold while looking positively adorable. Keep scrolling to see 13 of the top picks available on Amazon.


The Classic Pullover Sweater In A Cozy Cable Knit

The perfect mix of stylish and comfortable, this cable-knit pullover is a great pick for your pup. It's made of an acrylic-wool blend that's breathable yet warm and is finished with interlock stitching for added comfort. It also has a hole at the neck for your pet's leash. You can also find similar styles from different brands with a turtleneck design, or as a full bodysuit.

Helpful Amazon review: “Size and color as described by maker. Keeps my pooches warm and happy. No issues whatsoever. Will be a returning customer. Did exhaustive search before buying. [...] Bought three sweaters separately and very happy with each one and so are the dogs!”

Available sizes: 7 sizes (Back Length 10 inches — Back Length 22 inches) | Available colors: 8


A Space-Dyed Option That’s Ideal For Small Dogs

This space-dyed pullover sweater is as adorable as it is cozy, thanks to a soft fleece lining that shoppers have noted is “surprisingly thick.” It also has long sleeves and stretchy ribbed-knit trim to keep it in place. It's especially important to note the size chart with this one, as the largest size has a length of 15 inches, making it best suited for smaller breeds.

Helpful Amazon review: “My 9lb maltipoo loves his sweater! I ordered a medium and it fits him perfectly! It's very soft. Thick enough to keep him warm outside but not so thick that you have to remove it inside.”

Available sizes: 6 sizes (XX-Small — X-Large) | Available colors: 12

Also available on: Walmart, $6


This Affordable Sweater In A Festive Fair-Isle Pattern

With a Fair Isle design, this pullover sweater is festive enough for the holiday season, but classic enough for the rest of the cooler months, too. While the size range may seem limited, the knit is extra stretchy and will accommodate many breeds. This elasticity also ensures that your dog will have no problem moving around, whether running off-leash or on (thanks to the leash-friendly hole in the back). For a similar look in a more overtly winter theme, there's also this one with a snowflake pattern from a different brand.

Helpful Amazon review: “Absolutely adorable, warm, and soft doggy sweater! Our 30 lbs cockapoo recently got a very short hair cut, and this sweater is doing a great job of keeping him warm! It is a perfect fit! We got the medium. Precious!!!”

Available sizes: 5 sizes (X-Small — Large) | Available colors: 4


This Adorable Cable-Knit Sweater With A Layered Look

Whether your pooch wears it for a photo opportunity (hello, family portrait!) or just to stay fashionably warm, this cable-knit pullover is seriously adorable. It has an attached plaid flannel collar and hem that really kicks it up a notch from a basic sweater. While the flannel trim doesn't have any give, the sweater itself is a stretchy knit and has a leash-friendly opening in the back. Alternatively, you can opt for a similar turtleneck without the collar from another brand.

Helpful Amazon review: “This is the cutest little sweater. My Poppy received it as a gift. The buffalo check trim is very trendy. The sweater is a [....] comfortable weight to keep her warm on chilly days. She’s a very stylish pup in her pretty sweater.”

Available sizes: 5 sizes (X-Small — Large) | Available colors: 4


A Striped Chenille Sweater That’s Super Soft

Made from a soft polyester chenille knit, this striped turtleneck sweater fits dogs up to 22 inches long (from neck to base of tail), which makes it more inclusive of bigger dogs than many other items on this list. The chenille fabric makes the sweater look polished and subtly shiny, and has an interlocking knit that makes the sweater stretchy (ideal for a pull-on turtleneck) but less likely to curl. It comes in almost eight super vibrant shades.

Helpful Amazon review: “I purchased this sweater for my cockapoo right before she was groomed so she would stay warm outside after her shorter cut. She absolutely loves it! It is very easy to put on her and she is more than happy to allow me to put it on. The softness of it!! Ahhhhh.... wonderful! It was a little pricey, but the quality is great. Well worth the purchase.”

Available sizes: 7 sizes (Back Length 10 inches — Back Length 22 inches) | Available colors: 8


A Seasonal Dog Sweater For The Holidays

Baby, it’s cold outside, so keep your pet warm in this cheerful holiday sweater, which features your choice of a snowflake or snowman (including a thinner or a thicker option) print. The pull-on sweater comes in a range of sizes up to 3X-Large, so your large or small pooch should be able to enjoy the warmth of this sweater. The stretchy acrylic wool is comfortable, easy to move in, and perfect for relaxing at home during the holiday season.

Helpful Amazon review: “Absolutely adorable and fit my boy Buddy perfectly! The design is too cute and so festive for the holidays. The stretch is very accommodating but not overly so.”

Available sizes: 8 sizes (XX-Small — 3X-Large) | Available colors: 2


A Hooded Zip-Up Sweater That’s Just So Cozy

To keep your pup’s head as warm and cozy as their torso, this hooded sweater is definitely your best bet. Made from a wooly cotton material, it has a cable-knit design and a zipper that makes it easy to put on or remove. Reviewers suggest that it’s cute, soft, and beloved by their pets, but it’s worth mentioning that it might not be a great pick if your dog has long fur, since it could get in the way of the zipper.

Helpful Amazon review: “I love this sweater. Perfect shade of vanilla. It's very well made and very soft. I love the front zipper, it makes it stand out from all the other pullover sweaters. I ordered a medium and if it's perfect. My dog is 8 pounds.”

Available sizes: 9 sizes (X-Small — 5X-Large) | Available colors: 6


This Preppy Sweater That’s Made Of 100% Wool

With contrasting striped trim, this wool pullover is both preppy and practical. It's designed by Chilly Dog, a brand that works with Incan artisans in South America to provide fair wages and a healthy workplace. In addition to being pure wool, this sweater is colored with nontoxic plant dyes that are safe for your pet. And, while it may not arrive super soft, reviewers have reported that the wool softens up significantly after washing, while still remaining sturdy and warm. Likewise, this style doesn't require a leash opening as it sits lower on the neck (so a collar won't interfere with it).

Helpful Amazon review: “This sweater is so handsome on our big boy! I went with the 2XL for our 90 pound pit bull mix. He has a 34 inch girth so it’s almost impossible to find a sweater to fit him. This one fits perfect! Keeps him nice and warm when the temperatures dip below 20 F. It’s easy to put on and take off. He actually helps us get it on now because he knows how much more comfortable the cold is with it on. This sweater is well made. He’s been wearing it for a 6 weeks now and holding up nicely.”

Available sizes: 8 sizes (XX-Small — 3XL) | Available colors: 1


A Chunky Knit Sweater With Reflective Threading Throughout

With reflective threads stitched throughout, this pullover sweater prioritizes your pet's safety, especially when the days are shorter in colder months. It's made of a chunky, stretchy knit that shoppers described as being both soft and warm. Likewise, the reflective threading is fine enough that your dog won't notice it, but will easily catch headlights during early morning or late-evening walks (there is a leash-compatible opening at the back of the neck.)

Helpful Amazon review: “This is a great sweater for a great price. Nice knit with a good heavy yarn. Our pup is about 47-50 lbs and it fits great, she's still young and theres a little room for her to fill out as she gets older. What's super neat is the reflective thread they have strung throughout the sweater. I took a picture with the flash on by accident and was [pleasantly] surprised to see it light up nicely”

Available sizes: 7 sizes (XS — XXXL) | Available colors: 2


This Genius Reversible Jacket That's Part Puffer, Part Fleece

While it's technically only partially a sweater, this reversible jacket is undeniably a fan-favorite with over 32,100 five-star ratings on Amazon. One side is a quilted, water-resistant puffer material, while the other side is a warm, plaid fleece. It has a top leash hole and is so easy to put on thanks to the hook-and-loop closures at the neck and either side. Additionally, the belly section is water-resistant on both sides, which is particularly helpful during wetter seasons where splashing is unavoidable.

Helpful Amazon review: “This coat fits our miniature dachshund perfectly. He’s cold natured and this little coat keeps him warm and dry. It is easy to put on and stays in place. He is also able to do his business unhindered while wearing it. [...] It looks great too. I like everything about this coat. It is by far the best of many I have purchased for our boy.”

Available sizes: 7 sizes (X-Small — 3X-Large) | Available colors: 7

Also available on: Kuoser, $22


A Stretchy Fleece Vest That Comes In Many Colors

I know my own dog would definitely recommend this stretchy fleece vest from Gooby. He has several of these exact ones and runs over, tail wagging, any time I grab for them. Thanks to its lightweight and breathable fleece construction, it keeps the warmth in and the moisture out. Plus, it's so stretchy that it's super easy to put on without the need for any fasteners. While it doesn't have a hole to accommodate a leash, it rides pretty low on the neck, so the collar will be accessible (or your dog can wear a harness over the top of it). Alternatively, this same brand offers a similar style with an attached leash hook.

Helpful Amazon review: “This is such a perfect fleece for my little Chihuahua mix who is so cold in the winter. I bought the medium and it fits him perfectly — he is a slim 10 pound dog with a long body. Very stretchy so it’s easy to put on. I will be buying him more!”

Available sizes: 10 sizes (X-Small — 6X-Large) | Available colors: 15

Also available on: Walmart, $18


This Luxurious Pendleton Sweater

Your dog deserves only the best — which is why this Pendleton dog sweater (which happens to match the iconic Pendleton Westerly cardigan of Big Lebowski fame) is a great choice. It’s made from 100% acrylic wool, with a brown pattern on a tan background. It has a pullover-style closure.

Helpful Amazon review: “People say our Brussels Griffon looks like Lebowski in this it was a great purchase. It is also very well made.”

Available sizes: 3 sizes (X-Small — Medium) | Available colors: 1


A Classic Zip-Up Hoodie That’s So Easy To Get On

It's a staple for humans so of course, there is a version for pets — and this zip-up hoodie is dog-approved, according to reviewers. It has a zipper in front with a sturdy back placket that prevents fur from getting caught and makes it so easy to put on (and stay on). While it doesn't have a leash hole, other features include a hood, a functional kangaroo pocket, and a darling logo patch on the back.

Helpful Amazon review: “This is the cutest hoodie on my Frenchie! It keeps her warm, and she walks with a little pep in her step when she has it on (I think she knows how adorable she looks!). It’s easy to put on, and the zipper is very durable.”

Available sizes: 6 sizes (Small — XX-Large) | Available colors: 10

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