Almost every human tradition eventually morphs itself into a dog tradition. For example, the 'ugly Xmas sweater' is now a must for many dogs, but in spite of my efforts, it's hard for me to think that these uglies are anything but cute!
Some of these eight cute ugly xmas sweaters will fit cats too, but always measure carefully.
We'll start off with the dog sweater that acknowledges its ugliness.
Uideazone seems to specialize in ugly Xmas sweaters. It makes several for dogs, and even more ugly Xmas clothing for humans. But while I try my best to think of these sweaters as ugly, they're really sweet - well-made, warm, and washable. They are made in acrylic for small to medium dogs with back lengths from the neck to the rump and come from 12 to 20 inches long. There's a nice warm turtleneck on each sweater and a back opening for your dog's leash.
This is how the tummy looks on the Uideazone dog sweaters. It seems to have a nice tummy grip so the sweater will cling to the body.
Well, the Uideazone Ugly Xmas Sweater For Dogs: Dancing Santa Claus isn't really ugly. It's kind of kitsch though. Doggie dimensions? See chart above.
Okay, now we're starting to get too cute, so I'll cut back to those you'll find more ugly!
(See sizing details for Santa's Dog above under Number 1.)
Okay, this sweater is a little tacky, but still on the cute side, no? Lucky for you, if you have a small, medium, or large dog, they can wear this sweater, as it comes in sizes extra small to extra large. Check out the size chart below:
The sweater is nicely knitted with acrylic yarn and pompoms. The manufacturer suggests washing by hand and air drying.
I really want to say this is ugly, but it's so darn sweet! ABRRLO's Reindeer is made like the Christmas Tree Sweater above, but the sizing is a bit different.
The Reindeer also comes in red!
Wash this by hand and air dry!
Ah, another 'not ugly ugly sweater.' Real nice acrylic knit with lots color, blocked on a gray and white patterned knit background. Hand wash and air dry. This Xmas Elf would look great on any dog, large or small.
Tacky maybe? But definitely not ugly.
Not a sweater, but a sweatshirt, the CharmCZ Ugly Xmas Sweatshirt For Dogs: Green Reindeer is made of 80 percent cotton and 20 percent polyester. Very comfortable. And it's a hoodie sweatshirt to keep your pup's head warm.
The clever sweatshirt is a specter of Xmas lights surrounding Santa's sled and his reindeer. The LED battery for the lights fits into a little pocket near the neck of the hoodie. The manufacturer advises not to keep the the lights on more than two hours at a time. Also it's important that lights are off for play or running around!
As always, measure well!
Okay, these are definitely not ugly. The Cozy Sherpa Fleece Pullover for Dogs ugly, can you? I'm breaking down completely now to declare the bear and reindeer Sherpa Fleece Pullovers absolutely adorable. And they are so comfortable and warm that your dogs will be happy to wear them all winter long, even if the pullovers are really kinda Christmas-y.
There's not a lot of difference between the REINDEER and the BEAR; just the 'facial features.'
These come in petite to extra large sizes. There are instructions at the link for where to measure your dog for a good fit, but the sizing of the pullover is as follows: Sizes are according to back length: P (6"–9"), XS (9"–12"), S (12"–15"), M (15"–19"), L (19"–22"), XL (22"–27")
You will find that the Reindeer and Bear hats, below, perfectly match the characters on the backs of the Cozy Sherpa Fleece Bear and Reindeer Pullover for Dogs but the pullovers and these cozy hats are definately meant for each other.
Well, now maybe the hats are verging on the goofy, but still so precious!
Both the poly-fleece pullover and the matching hat are machine washable (try just the gentle cycle). I would let them hang dry.
If you would like to see more winter clothing recommendations for your dogs and cats, visit:
That's the buzz for today!