When temperatures start dropping (or you live in a cooler climate), getting your French Bulldog a sweater or jacket might be a good idea.
We’ll be looking at 5 fun and functional sweaters and jackets that are sure to catch your Frenchie some attention and keep them warm. That includes our favorite sweater, the CHBORLESS Sweater, and our favorite jacket, the Kuoser British Plaid Reversible Coat.
We will also cover some important factors to consider when deciding on the right coat for your pup.
Choosing the right Sweater or Jacket for your French Bulldog
With so many options out there, finding the right coat for your French Bulldog might seem like a daunting task.
Have no fear!
Not only are we talking about design, but also how to measure your dog for the right fit, and choosing the type of material that works the best for your lifestyle. You wouldn’t want your pup showing up to a rainy dodgeball game dressed in their cotton hoodie!
Design and Style
Your French Bulldog will look great in a wide range of designs and styles of coats. From the cable knit sweaters to the waterproof jackets. So, what is right for you?
If you are going to be in a very cold environment, you might consider a jacket with some added insulation. This will help trap in the warmth, and keep your dog nice and cozy.
Rain. Let’s not rain on the parade but it might actually rain on the parade. If the forecast looks dreary, a waterproof or wicking coat could help keep your dog dry when it starts to sprinkle.
I am all about simplicity. If you have a coat made of polyester it makes the washing process straightforward and you don’t need to worry about shrinkage like you might with a cotton sweater.
If you are headed out to a bar or restaurant and are just looking for a little warmth with big style, I would recommend a thinner sweater to make your pup stand out while staving off the shivers. Sometimes all you need is a light coat to get your pup through the evening without having to hand over your own jacket.
If you are like me and want to ensure you can still walk your pup while they are wearing their coat, confirm you have access to their collar or harness. If your dog wears a harness that clips in the back, you are going to want to check that you have access to this key piece of equipment. If the jacket has a hood, you will also need to take this into consideration for collar access.
Getting a coat for your pup on can be its own challenge. Dog coats come in many different styles from a pullover to a snap or wrap around.
If you want ease of removing their coat I would recommend a pullover or snap closure. If you are looking to go for a long winter walk you might consider a coat that has a wrap closure to keep the coat in place.
Choosing the Right Size
No matter what others tell you, size matters. Especially if you are shopping online. You must measure your dog!
I can tell you from first-hand experience, you will be so disappointed if the adorable coat you picked out is not the right size.
Many coats have a sizing of XXS-XXL and they all differ from brand to brand so measuring is key. A medium in one brand will be far extreme from the next. Make sure you confirm the sizing chart when ordering.
For most jackets and sweaters you are going to need a measurement for the neck and chest. Some also have a back length requirement.
Measuring Your Dog
- Have your dog standing.
- With a tape measure, measure the widest part of their chest behind their front legs.
- Then measure around your dog’s neck where their collar sits. Use two fingers between the measuring tape and your pup to ensure you get the right fit.
- To get the length, measure your dog from the base of their collar to the base of their tail.
If you are like me and do not have a flexible measuring tape grab a piece of string and measure that.
Once you know your pups measurements you are set and ready to find your perfect coat!
Top Picks for French Bulldog Sweaters
This adorable sweater is made of a very soft cotton blend fabric and ready to keep your pup warm while being adorable. This sweater is screaming cuddle time with a relaxed fit.
The added patch on the back is a nice touch and gives this sweater an elevated charm. The color pallet is also very unique with two tone options.
- Sleeves for added warmth
- Very cozy cotton Blend
- Patch adds some charm
- No buttonhole for harness or leash
This timeless cable-knit sweater comes in many colors to fit your dog’s personality. The fit around the legs and body will help keep the sweater in place.
This sweater features some additional elastic straps for your pup’s back legs. The soft feel of the sweater is perfect for cuddling up with your pup at a restaurant patio or during movie night.
- Timeless design
- Thick knit and Soft
- Leg straps to hold it in place
- 100% Acrylic may cause some pilling over time
This chic turtleneck sweater would be a great statement piece for your dog. With the different patterns and bright colors, the Nordic Fair Isle Sweater is a showstopper.
The sweaters are made of 100% Acrylic and won’t stretch too much over time. The construction of the sweater is interlocked knit for more durable wear.
- 100% Acrylic for less stretch over time
- Made with Interlocked knit for more durability
- Patterns are very unique and perfect for cold outings.
- Sizing is only based on the back length and not neck and chest
What would winter be without some plaid? This classic take on a hoodie could be a great sweater for your dog to wear around the house on those cold days.
The pocket can even store their favorite treats! There is a buttonhole for a leash and the fit is a little tighter around the belly and sleeves to help hold the sweater in place. The great red plaid design is festive yet can be worn at all times of the year.
- Classic design
- Buttonhole for Leash
- Tighter around the chest and legs for a better fit
- Not designed for rain
If you are looking for a catch-all hoodie for your pup, this might be it. The Zach & Zoey basic hoodies come in many solid colors and are a very comfy blend of polyester and cotton.
The hood is functional and can add some goofy photo opportunities. The hoodie also features a pocket for treats or the occasional poop bag.
- Pocket for treats
- Comfortable blend material
- Many solid colors to choose from
- No Buttonhole for a leash
Top picks for French Bulldog Jackets
This plaid coat comes in 7 colors so you can pick the right color pattern for your dog. Not only does it have loft and reversibility but it is waterproof on one side. This will help you be versatile with the weather and also with the style.
This coat has an elastic chest design for an easier and more comfortable fit for your pup. This coat also has a buttonhole for your harness or leash. The versatility and design of this coat make it our top pick!
- Elastic chest design for an easier fit
- Loft for warmth
- The plain side is waterproof
- Buttonhole for leash
- Only one side is waterproof
This super warm and cozy jacket comes with a hood and buttonhole for maximum warmth while on a walk. The elastic edges of the feet and waist will help keep this coat secure on those windy days.
The snap closure is great for a quick release, and the hood even snaps into place to keep it off of your dogs ears.
- Fleece lining and elastic for extra warmth
- Buttonhole for the leash
- Quick-release chest snaps
- 3 colors to choose from
- Not made of a waterproof material
This jean jacket and hood might remind you of something in your own closet. This jean jacket is all about style when it comes to your dog.
Its lightweight design will make it more versatile for spring and fall and it has an easy snap closure. Your dog might be the talk of the town with this adorable coat.
- Snap chest closure for quick on and off
- Unique design
- More versatile for warmer seasons
- Different styles of hoodie
- Not a very warm coat
- No Buttonhole for a leash
This simple fleece design does exactly what it is intended without being too bulky or in the way. The vest slips over your dogs head and makes for a quick on-off.
It is made of 100% polyester to be breathable and easy to wash. This vest comes with a leash attachment and many colors to choose from.
- Leash Ring
- Easy to wash
- Slips on and off easy, no buckles or straps
- Many colors to choose from
- Simple and effective
- Leash ring is not intended for dogs who pull
This jacket is a great technical coat for those really cold and wet adventures. Not only does it have a waterproof outer material, but also elastic leg straps to ensure the coat stays in place.
There is a zipper opening for your leash, and the jacket wraps around your dog for a very secure and snug fit. There is reflective trim to even make you stand out on those evening winter walks.
- Waterproof outer layer
- Wrap-around design for a secure fit
- Reflective trim for safety
- Leg straps to keep the coat in place
- Not as fast to get on and off
Well, That’s A Wrap!
A jacket or sweater is a great way to keep your pup warm on cold days. Whether just needing a little extra on that spring day, or a bit more warmth on those winter evenings, we have reviewed our top 10 recommendations for your French Bulldog.
Our top pick for a sweater is the CHBORLESS Sweater for its effortless style and two town design, along with the super-soft material. Depending on your needs, we hope you pick the perfect coat for you and your dog.
Our favorite jacket is the Kuoser British Plaid Reversible Coat, for its versatility and style the plaid adds a statement while the waterproof backing is great for a surprise rain.
Remember the key things we discussed when picking a coat. Measure, measure, measure! Ensure you get the correct size for your pup by starting with good measurements.
Keep in mind the activities and the weather you plan to be around, and we are confident you will find just the right coat.
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