The Best Dog Christmas Sweaters to Bring More Cheer to the End of 2021
While Christmas might seem far away, it's never too early to start preparing for the most festive time of the year. And, if we're being honest, one of the most fun parts of getting into that holiday spirit for us pet owners is seeing our furry companions run around the house dressed to the nines in holiday gear. We've picked out the best Christmas sweaters for dogs of all sizes and owners with all budgets and tastes. With so many adorable options, your pet might need a sweater for each of the 12 days of Christmas.
Before we dive in, let's talk sizing. Nothing is worse than ordering some adorable clothing for your pet, only to have it arrive and fit like a tent or barely eke over his or her head. It's important to measure your dog in a few different ways to ensure your pet's new Christmas sweater fits well, not only for looks but also so that your pupper is as comfortable as possible in their new outfit.
Before taking their measurements, remove your dog's collar and brush down their fur if it tends to get super fluffy. This will help make your measurements even more accurate. Using a soft measuring tape, measure along the length of your dog's back from the base of the neck to base of the tail to get the back measurement, around the broadest part of the chest right behind their front legs for the chest girth, and around the neck (where the collar usually goes) to determine neck size. If your dog has a stout build due to bigger bone structure or one too many holiday treats, you may want to size up from your measurements to avoid having to stuff your fur child into their new garments like a sausage.
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Once you've got your measurements, it's time to pick out the best dog Christmas sweater for you and your little pal.