For dachshund owners, there is hardly anything as cute as a dachshund, except maybe a dachshund in a cute and sassy jacket. Sometimes a dog jacket or dog sweater captures the essence of who your dachshund is. If your little dog likes to wear clothes, that is. It is not uncommon to see dachshunds who do enjoy clothes, which is why the market is so full of adorable jackets just for them.
Dog jackets for dachshunds abound. You can find everything from a pink jacket with rhinestones arranged to say “Daddy’s Princess” to a sharp, plaid, double-breasted jacket with a bow tie to match. Halloween costumes are fun to explore, as well. Read on for a list of 23 of the best dog jackets for dachshunds.
Do Dachshunds Like to Wear Clothes?
While some dachshund owners cannot resist putting their tiny hound in snazzy, cute, or absurd outfits, you have to ask yourself at some point whether or not your dachshund likes to play dress up. After all, no dog owners want to create anxiety in their dogs.
When asking whether or not your dachshund likes to wear dog clothes, it is worth it to consider some specifics about the breed. Dachshunds:
- Have a famously long body that is low to the ground
- Popularly tend to be short-haired
- Were originally bred to hunt badgers, not sit on laps
Looking at these aspects of your dachshund may help answer the question of whether or not your cute and stubborn little friend likes clothes.
The Dachshund Body Type
The dachshund body is famously long and also sits low to the ground. They are spines with tiny legs. As a result of that prominent chest that swoops down inches from the ground, many dachshunds do not like going out in the snow or wet grass.
It makes sense. If you had to risk exposing your naked torso to the elements every time you went to the bathroom, you would be a little hesitant about wet grass as well. So with this in mind, it makes sense that your dachshund might want a belly covering jacket.
The Dachshund Hair Type
Dachshunds are popularly thought of as short-haired, but they come in three hair types:
When you consider the low body with a short hair covering, it makes sense that your dachshund would want a jacket for cold weather for the same reason that your dachshund wants to go to sleep under the covers at the bottom of the bed.
The Dachshund Breed
Contrary to what you might believe, given how cute your dachshund is, doxies were not bred to be lap dogs. They were, in fact, bred to hunt badgers, one of the meanest and toughest animals around.
That is why your dachshund seems on high alert most of the time and is generally willing to take on anything that moves. Your dachshund has the self-image of a German Shepherd. So in spite of the aforementioned attributes, your dachshund is tough and does not necessarily need a coat against the rain.
The Verdict: Do Dachshunds Like to Wear Clothes?
In the final accounting, consider your own dachshund’s personality. Be willing to admit that your dachshund may not like to wear clothes. You can determine this by watching out for these signs. Do not put clothes on your dachshund if:
- They seem to cause your dachshund anxiety
- They are too tight-fitting and restrict movement
- They make your dachshund too hot
That said, especially after the first few times you put a sweater on your dachshund, you may find that they like wearing clothes, especially during the colder months of winter. So if your dachshund likes to wear clothes and needs a little extra warmth for the winter months, consider the following best dachshund jackets.
Warm Dog Winter Jacket
This dog coat by QBLEEV is a great all-around warm winter coat for your dachshund. Available in small sizes to fit your dog, this coat is waterproof and windproof and comes with fleece lining and a turtleneck-style collar that you can turn up or turn down depending on your dachshund’s needs. The coat comes in:
The coat’s design makes getting it on and off easy since you just slide it over your dog’s head and snap it together with a buckle under the chest. This gives dachshunds some protection for their low-riding chests. The coat also includes straps for the hind legs, so it stays down on your dog’s back for great protection from the elements.
Finally, this super warm coat is lightweight, so it will not weigh your pup down. It has a D ring for easy leash attachment, and it has a reflective stripe to keep your dachshund visible on stormy days.
Django Puffer Dog Jacket
This is a reversible dog jacket that gives your dachshund some versatility. On one side is a weather-resistant material that comes in a variety of colors:
- Lava red
- Sage green
On the other side is a plaid design that your dachshund can sport when it is windy, and the walk takes you into the woods.
The Django jacket has leash accessibility and extra room for the front legs for maneuverability. The jacket is warm and snug, offering protection from the wet for both the chest and the back.
Geyecete Thermal Quilted Coat
This coat by Geyecete was made with dachshunds in mind. It has a quilted look with water-resistant thermal material on the outside and a fleece lining on the inside. This is for the uptown dachshund with an old-school sense of style. This durable coat adjusts to your dachshund with a couple of easy straps.
This coat is more like a rain slicker.
- The advantage is that it is easier to put on.
- It covers the whole back of your dachshund.
- However, it does not have armholes and is only attached underneath with one broad strap. That means the chest and belly protection is minimal.
Nevertheless, it has a great look and is highly functional for keeping rain off your dachshund’s back.
Hurtta Expedition Summit Parka
With a shell fabric made of 300D and a super insulating interior, this parka is very warm and will keep your dog protected from the elements.
- The Summit parka will keep your active dog warm in temperatures as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The parka has a chest strap that adjusts a snapping mechanism. It also has an adjustable neckline.
- Furthermore, you can adjust the length of the back from the inside of the parka.
This coat also comes with reflective piping, straps to keep the back of the coat snug, and an extended neck for complete coverage.
Hurtta Torrent Raincoat
Another cool product from Hurtta is the Torrent Raincoat. It is similar to the parka but has some distinct features that set it apart for a slightly different kind of winter application.
This coat features a:
- Buckling belly strap
- Reflective piping
- Adjustable neck
But whereas the parka fits snugly around the dog’s body and hind area, the raincoat attaches under your dachshund’s chest area and lays down across the back area without further attachment. Whereas the park is ideal for snowy conditions, the raincoat works best to protect your dachshund from rain.
Ruffwear Climate Changer Dog Fleece
This snug-fitting rough and tumble fleece is a great addition to your dachshund’s winter wardrobe. Made from 75 percent recycled anti-pill polyester fleece, this is a great option for keeping your dachshund warm. The snug armholes and zipper connection ensure that your dachshund will not get cold on long walks.
This jacket provides both function and fashion. With reflective piping, the fleece comes in the following beautiful colors and patterns:
- Cedar green
- Canyonlands orange
- Glacier blue
The website features an easy-to-use sizing chart as well. Ruffwear has a lot of vests and coats for your dachshund that accommodates a variety of styles and winter weather activities, so it is worth taking a look at a few more.
Ruffwear Abrasion Resistant Dog Jacket
If your dachshund loves to run and play during cloudy and cold weather, this jacket may be the one for you. It is made of durable, tear-resistant materials and is roomy enough not to restrict movement. The vest also has the unique feature of buckles that clasp underneath the jacket’s material to limit the straps catching on something.
Additionally, the jacket has:
- Reflective trim for safety on those dark winter days
- A leash portal that should work with most harnesses
- A loop to which you can attach the company’s Beacon Light
All this while the jacket provides adequate protection for your dachshund’s low slung chest and long back. The jacket is made of a water-resistant and wind-resistant material with a fleece lining for warmth.
Ruffwear Quinzee Insulated Jacket
Ruffwear makes another jacket in a similar vein to the one mentioned above. This jacket has similar neck and chest coverage with side clips that buckle together underneath the fabric giving the coat a sleek look.
Nevertheless, this coat is distinctly made for colder weather:
- Its outer shell fabric is made of water-resistant polyester
- The coat is insulated with 250g recycled polyester
- The vest has reflective trim in the front and back areas
The coat also features a similarly styled leash portal and loop for a beacon light.
Ruffwear Powder Hound
Ruffwear ups the ante of warmth and protection even more with the Powder Hound jacket. Made of polyester and insulated with 250g polyester like the previous coat, this jacket takes protection to another level with fabric that goes around and down your dachshund’s legs.
The fabric on the lower part of the jacket is made of a nylon-spandex blend that offers your active dachshund a full range of motion. It comes in:
- Blue atoll
- Forest green
- Sockeye red
If dashing through snow is scary for your dachshund, it will not be with the Powder Hound. With a zipper that runs along the left side of your dachshund, this coat removes the attachment buckles underneath in favor of great coverage of your dachshund’s prominent chest.
Kurgo Dog Jacket
Reversible coats are not just for fleece on the inside or outside. They are also for what color your dachshund wants to wear on a particular day. Kurgo makes a reversible dog jacket for just such a purpose. This coat has reflective material, a hook,-and-loop closure system around the neck, which allows for an adjustable fit.
These stylish coats each come with two possible colors depending on which side is showing and are available in a large variety of color combinations, including, among others:
- Black and yellow
- Charcoal and chili red
- Orange and coastal blue
- Charcoal and deep violet
- Floral and magenta
- Forest green and greenery
- Sea glass and ink blue
- Black and river run
- Magenta and petal
The jacket also features a long double zippered opening for the leash. This is a great feature because it allows a great range of access for different harnesses while also giving you the ability to close the gap around the leash and D ring connector so that as little water gets in as possible.
Kuoser Reversible Dog Vest
Having trouble deciding whether to get a waterproof dog coat or just a warm one? If you get the Kuoser Reversible Dog Vest, you do not have to decide on one or the other, but you can have both. One side has a plaid fleece, and the other side a quilted waterproof material.
You can choose from a variety of plaid styles, including:
- Bright red
The Kuoser coat is durable, fashionable and features a hook and loop system that allows for easy attachment of the different parts of the coat.
HDE Dog Raincoat
While many of these coats have focused on keeping your dachshund warm and dry, your biggest concern may not be warmth but dryness. Perhaps a walk in the fall or winter looks more just wet than wet and cold. In that case, the HDE Dog Raincoat may be the ticket for you.
May from 100 percent polyester material, this dog coat is waterproof and coated with waterproof material. The coat stretches the entire length of your special long pet, and a bonus hood will even cover your dachshund’s head. Furthermore, the coat has a broad stripe of reflective material for visibility in dark conditions.
In addition to its great water-resisting coverage, the HDE coat comes in a variety of colors and designs. The designs feature adorable motifs, including:
- Yellow ducks (in pink or blue backgrounds)
- Cats and dogs
- Nautical symbols
- Umbrellas and boots
As far as colors and patterns, with this coat, you have your choice of green camo, safety orange, pink, red, yellow, and clear.
With all of these adorable options, there is surely a color and pattern that will fit your dachshund’s style and personality.
HDE Reversible Dog Raincoat
So for the fashion-forward dachshund owner, HED has made two styles of the raincoat mentioned above as reversible coats. This means that if you get tired of the pattern and want your dachshund to stand out a little less, you can reverse the pattern for a solid color.
There are only two color/pattern reversible combos available, but it is quite possible that they are the most likely combinations that people would choose:
- Duck pattern on one side with a solid yellow color on the other
- Floral pattern on one side with a solid pink color on the other
So if you absolutely have to have a choice to best reflect your dachshund’s walking preferences, the HDE reversible coat gives you that option.
Gooby Sports Dog Vest
This sporty little vest for your dachshund will form fit to their unique body while providing good chest and neck coverage with a flashy and sporty look. This vest is made specifically with small dogs in mind, so the cut of it fits their body shape. It is lined with fleece and has a water-resistant top layer.
With reflective piping along the side of the vest, it is a good choice for walking at night because of the visibility it offers. The vest also attaches around your dachshund’s front in a three-point configuration, so, thanks to the handy D ring, you can use the vest as a harness and not have to fool with a leash portal.
As far as colors, Gooby gives you pretty straight forward choices of:
The vest can fit dogs as small as three pounds and as large as 25.
EMUST Dog Winter Coat
This is a dog coat with sizes for small dogs that provides great coverage across the back and of the neck and chest area as well. With a distinctly urban look, this coat is made of polyester on the outside portion and fleece on the inside portion. The coat also has a quilted pattern in the front half and a solid color back half.
The coat also has a fluffy gray collar for warmth around the neck, featuring a leash portal and a velcro closure under the chest. The jacket comes in the following colors:
The coat is also machine washable, reversible, and water and windproof.
Vecomfy Fleece Dog Jacket
This jacket made by Vecomfy is a great choice for keeping your dachshund dry and warm in the cold months of winter. With a fleece interior and a waterproof exterior, this jacket offers great coverage for your dachshund.
From the bum all the way up to the hood for your dachshund’s head, this jacket will keep your dog dry. But it will also offer protection from wet ground, grass, and snow because the material buttons together underneath your dachshund.
As for colors, it comes in:
- Light blue
- Green camo
- Dark blue
Together with the snaps, the jacket also has elastic holes for your dachshund’s stout little legs and an elastic waist for a snug and warm fit.
JoyDaog Fleece Lined Jacket
JoyDaog offers a similar jacket that has two layers of fleece and a polyester outer layer that is windproof.
JoyDaog offers their jacket in a variety of colors as well, including:
It has a hole for the leash to attach through as well as elastic leg holes and waist and a button snap closure that runs the length of your dachshund’s swooping chest.
The Mypappydog brand makes another version of the reversible fleece and waterproof dog jacket. This version of the jacket is
It is perfect for an outdoors look for the dachshund who is eager to hit the mountains for an all-day hike.
The jacket is advertised as having some new colors for 2021, but these have not yet been announced. The standard color arrangement is a straightforward black and orange contrast with black on the waterproof side and orange on the fleece side.
The jacket offers a hole for the leash and velcro to put the jacket together as well as great coverage for the chest and belly area.
Carhartt Pet Firm Duck Insulated Dog Chore Coat
If you are a fan of Carhartt, the heavy-duty clothing brand has made a dog coat in the style of their clothing that is often favored by workers in the construction trade.
The coat is made of 100 percent ring-spun cotton (canvas) exactly in the style of their other clothes, with a black turn-down collar and two square rivet-reinforced pockets with the prominently displayed Carhartt logo (one of them even has a button-down flap). The coat comes with two adjustable hook and loop tabs.
The coat sports quilted nylon lining for warmth, and in addition to the iconic Carhartt brown color, the coat comes in:
- Hunter orange
- Duck camo tarmac
- Army green
With the adorable possibility of a dachshund looking as tough as a trades worker, this coat should be considered by any rough and tumble dachshund owner.
Dociote Warm Dog Coat
This coat from Dociote is explicit about what it does: it keeps your dachshund warm. Part of the way it does this is through the mechanism of the straps.
- The main strap is a buckle strap that wraps around the chest of the dachshund, securing the top part of the coat from the continuous piece that runs from the neck down the front part of the chest.
- The other way it does this is through two smaller straps that are not noticeable. These elastic straps are at the back of the coat and strap the coat to the hind legs for added warmth and protection.
- Then, of course, there is the coat itself which is made from terylene/cotton and polyester and waterproof and windproof.
The coat also utilizes fleece on the inside to keep your dachshund warm. This fleece makes itself visibly known, especially at the collar. With its reflective elements, this coat is a warm, protective, and safe addition to your dog’s wardrobe.
The Expedition Coat by Canada Pooch
The Expedition Coat is a wonderful winter coat made by a company based in Toronto, Canada. If they do not know what it takes to make a winter coat up in Canada, no one does. This coat is made with a water-resistant and heather textured outer layer, a fleece inner layer, and a middle layer of faux down insulation.
The coat also has reflective material and is machine washable. For those who do not need a lot of flashiness, this coat comes in three colors:
The wide strap that goes around the belly stretches, which is a great feature to accommodate the most prominent chest of your favorite dachshund. It also closes with a single snapping buckle.
Canada Pooch Torrential Tracker Dog Raincoat
As its name clearly implies, this is a coat for dogs who need to withstand buckets of rain. Canada Pooch gives you a raincoat that offers full coverage on the back and outstanding coverage of the belly (which is crucial for dachshunds who do not like dragging their bellies through wet grass.
But the jacket is also super cute and comes in the following bright colors:
The jacket has a turned-up collar look when the hood is snapped back. When the hood is in use, the collar turns into a brim for your dachshund. Add to that two adorable pockets over the hindquarters, and you have a great raincoat for your low-riding friend.
Didog Water-Proof Winter Jacket
For a stylish winter coat, it is hard to beat the Didog winter jacket. With gray waterproof material that covers the entire back and a turtle neck style collar that is lined with faux fur, it is a great-looking coat that works well to keep your dachshund warm and dry.
One of the best features of this jacket is the additional harness that you can strap on over the coat for a leash, so you do not have to fiddle around with an access hole trying to find the collar. The harness:
- Is adjustable
- Connects with a tight-fitting buckle
- Has a double D ring
The jacket features great coverage of the neck and chest and has elastic straps to adjust the fit of the collar so that your little dachshund does not get cold, annoying drips do the back. The jacket also zips up the back, so sliding it on is pretty easy. As long as you put the two front paws in the two holes, you are good to go.
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