Dog jumpers in the Maxi Zoo online shop
Dog jumper: protection with knitwear on cold days
A dog jumper not only looks cute, it is a helpful accessory for dogs sensitive to cold. A dog shirt is a good alternative to a dog coat in cold but dry weather or as transitional clothing when changing from winter to spring temperatures.
Which dogs need a dog jumper?
Many small dogs that are exposed to colder air close to the ground, very slender dogs such as whippets or galgos, and generally dog breeds with thin fur and little undercoat – they all usually feel comfortable in cold temperatures with a suitable dog jumper. Dog jumpers are also handy when a dog has had to be clipped or a bandage needs to be protected. A close-fitting dog jumper can help anxious dogs feel safe. Gentle pressure on the chest and upper body has a calming effect on some nervous pets.
What should I look out for with dog jumpers?
There are almost no limits to the design, pattern and colour variety of dog jumpers. But apart from the look, the quality is crucial. It is important that the material of the dog jumper is comfortable to wear and easy to clean. Synthetic wool and fleece are the classics for dog jumpers. Reinforced cuffs and leg loops provide optimal support. Some dog jumpers also have a hood or a turtleneck as a “scarf” with an opening for the dog’s lead.
How do I determine the right size for a dog jumper?
To find the right size for the jumper, you will need a measuring tape: measure the length of the dog’s back from the nape of the neck to the base of the tail, the neck circumference and the chest circumference, leaving about a centimetre of leeway. With these measurements, you can find the right size for your four-legged friend in a size chart from manufacturers like Trixie, from dog jumpers for French Bulldogs and similar small breeds to jumpers for large dogs.
How do you put a jumper on a dog?
The dog jumper is pulled over the head like a human jumper and the front paws are pulled through the cut-outs. Other models are pulled under the dog’s belly and closed there and at the chest with fasteners. This variant is particularly suitable for larger dogs. It is important that you get your four-legged friend used to putting on and wearing a dog jumper at an early age. By the way: crocheting or knitting your own individual dog jumper is always a nice handicraft project. If you don’t have the time, you can find the right models in our shop.