Over the last few years we have seen an increase in the popularity of Christmas dog jumpers in the UK, we are now seeing lots of dogs joining in with the fun and festivities of Christmas. From novelty and fun to more traditional styles we thought we would put this blog together to help you choose the right dog Christmas jumper to make sure your family photos are spot on for Christmas 2016!
Christmas jumpers became popular in the 1980’s after a variety of television presenters were seen wearing them, if you were lucky enough you may have even received a knitted one as a gift from an elderly relative. In the more recent years, UK Christmas jumpers have become extremely popular with there even being a dedicated national Christmas jumper day (16th December 2016!) which was started by UK charity Save The Children.
Worn on outings by groups of friends, at family gatherings, places of work or for charity fundraisers now our pooches can also join in with the Christmas festivities and lets face it dogs look much cuter dressed up than we do. We are lucky enough to have wonderful communities of dog lovers across the UK so your dog may even get to attend their own Christmas party with friends, what better excuse to treat them to their own dog Christmas jumper!
Novelty and Fun Christmas Jumpers For Dogs
Whether you decide to opt for a fun novelty jumper or you prefer a more traditional style, we have a great selection of xmas dog jumpers in stock to suit all tastes.
One of our favourites here at Top Dog Apparel is the Rudolph Dog Sweater, this novelty Christmas dog jumper ticks all the right boxes, fun and cute however not too cheesy and ugly. You may well be familiar with the famous song from Twas The Night Before Christmas? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen make up Santa’s team of imaginary reindeer helpers. Rudolph the red nose reindeer was only thrown into the mix at a later stage, and now your furry pup can help you on Christmas day just like Rudolph did with delivering presents for Santa!
The Rudolph Dog Sweater is knitted, elasticated and machine washable which is ideal incase your pup spills any turkey trimmings down the front on Christmas day! The xmas dog jumper is practical as well as humorous.
Priced at £14.95 and available in 5 sizes from XS – XL you can view the Rudolph Dog Jumper here.
Another one of our popular novelty dog xmas jumpers is the Nordic Reindeer Dog Jumper. Mainly grey in colour, the jumper features two reindeer on the back and belly and has a real retro feel to it. Also available in 5 sizes from XS – XL to fit breeds ranging from Chihuahua through to French Bulldog, priced at £14.95. The only thing your pooch is missing is a set of antlers!
In a vibrant red and blue colour our Snowflake Dog Jumper has a scandanavian design, it does sit a little on the traditional side however still has a cheesy christmas jumper look! You could possibly get away with them wearing this outside the acceptable Christmas jumper wearing period and pass it off as a winter dog jumper as well! Winner, winner turkey dinner… too far?
Available in sizes XS – XL and priced at £14.95 your doggie will certainly look adorable on all the Christmas 2016 photos!
Traditional and Modern Christmas Dog Jumpers
If you prefer a more subtle look at Christmas and don’t want to show your furry friend up at their Christmas party then we have some traditional Christmas Jumpers for dogs. The beauty of these small dog christmas jumpers is that they can be worn throughout winter as they don’t feature any reindeer or Christmas lights! They can also be used for practical wear to keep your pooch warm on those colder days.
Our favourite more modern style is the Norwegian Vintage Dog Sweater which is available in yellow, pink, grey and green. This design has a beautiful vintage scandanavian print, it looks classy in every colour and we simply can’t choose a favourite. Priced at only £16.95 this knitted dog jumper is elasticated around the arms and belly and has a turtle neck which keeps your dog nice and toasty. Available in 5 sizes XS to XL.
If you haven’t already seen a Christmas Dog Jumper that has tickled your fancy then maybe the Argyle Dog Sweater will catch your eye. Available in 5 colours, pinks, greys and dark green the Argyle pattern is popular throughout the winter months.
Priced at £16.95 and available in sizes XS – XL, the Argyle pattern is made up of diamonds and lozenges.They can often be seen on tartan, kilts and now dog jumpers!
Christmas Dog Jumpers Size Guide
Our Christmas jumpers for dogs are all manufactured and designed in the UK to a high standard, as with all our dog clothing items we ask that you measure your dog before ordering. To ensure an accurate fit its best to measure from the base of the neck to the base of the tail to get the length and measure behind the arms around the chest for the chest measurement.
|XS||6″- 8″ (15.2- 20.3 cm)||10″- 12″ (25.4- 30.4 cm)||Small Breed Puppies, Small Chihuahua|
|S||8″- 10″ (20.3- 25.4 cm)||12″- 15″ (30.4- 38.1 cm)||Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, Yorkshire Terrier|
|M||10″- 12″ (25.4- 30.4 cm)||15″- 18″ (38.1- 45.7 cm)||Maltese, Mini Pinscher, Pomeranian, Toy Poodle|
|L||12″- 14″ (30.4- 35.5 cm)||18″- 21″ (45.7- 53.3 cm)||Shih Tzu, Mini Poodle, Jack Russell, Pug, Cavalier King Charles|
|XL||14″- 16″ (35.5 – 40.6 cm)||21″- 24″ (53.3- 60.9 cm)||Westie, Bichon Frise, Cocker Spaniel, French Bulldog|
Not only are our dog Christmas jumpers great for dressing up your own furry pup over the festive Christmas period they also make the most perfect dog Christmas gift! So why not treat one of your friends or family members, you can also get 10% off using code ‘woof10’.
As always we love seeing pictures of your dogs, so feel free to hit us up on any of our social sites, tweet us or tag us on Instagram! If you prefer to email us you can reach us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading!
Top Dog Apparel xx