Colin chose his Top 5 Winter Coats a few weeks ago so I figured it was only fair that I got a go at showcasing some of our favourite companies, it’s Rhapsody here by the way, Princess Rhasody to you. Anywho, as some of you may know I have been somewhat struck down by the dreaded Kennel Cough for the last couple of weeks, for the first week or so I was constantly shivering and my small collection of jumpers quickly became more essential that Mum ever imagined. I wore a jumper or fleece onesie all day, every day for over a week and we think it definitely aided a quick recovery. As I have only been with my family since January, and the start of this year was unseasonably warm, Mum did not realise just how cold I can get, even when I’m not poorly. Now I have given her the perfect reason to expand my collection and maybe I might even be able to persuade Colin to get in on the jumper action!
As in Colin’s Coat post, I am going to try and showcase a range of different jumpers, from waterproof fleece to hand knitted masterpieces, from cheap and cheerful to extravagant expenses. Hopefully we will find something to suit every taste and budget. Most of all, all the jumpers we feature will be both practical and stylish, a winning combination, I’m sure you will agree. There *may* even be a few festive choices in there! All prices quoted will be for either my, or Colin’s, size (14″ or 16″ back).
Our first pick tonight isn’t a brand you would usually associate with pet clothing but Next produced a couple of cracking Christmas jumpers for us canines this year and we just couldn’t pass them over. With two jumper designs on offer, I have chosen their ‘Snowman Knitted Dog Jumper‘ for Colin (RRP £10) which leaves me with the stylish ‘Navy Fairisle Pattern Knitted Jumper‘ (RRP £8). Next really have hit the nail on the head with these jumpers, something human brands that try their hand at pet clothing rarely do. With only two designs on offer, their range is limited but hopefully in the future we will see a wider variety from them at the same great prices! Their sizes are very generous, their XL has been made to fit the likes of German Sheppards so everyone can enjoy these jumpers!
For our first exclusively pet retailer we would like to head to Wagy Tail. With a wide range of jumpers on offer, both knitted and fleece options, Wagy Tail has them all (and we already have a small selection at home). Boasting an impressive 28 different jumper colours and styles on their website, they have something for everyone and starting at just £5, you can afford to have one of each! At this time of year, and I promise they aren’t ALL Christmas jumpers, my pick would have to be their ‘Red Reindeer Jumper‘ (RRP 11.25). There’s something about his little face that I just can’t resist. To keep with the reindeer theme I have picked their ‘Black Reindeer Jumper‘ (RRP 10.95) for Colin, I think he’d look just dashing in it on Chrritmas Day! Most of the Wagy Tail jumpers are made in small sizes, Colin would need a XXL in the reindeer jumper so if you have a large dog your choices may be limited!
Next up we have new kids on the block, Sotnos. We first came across Sotnos a few weeks ago via our friend Alfie’s Instagram and rather fell in love with their jumpers, along with most other items on their website. Since I am only allowed to choose one for each of us, (I checked, Mum said I could definitely only choose one), I have chosen their gorgeous cable knit jumpers. These is just something about a good cable knit jumper, on human or dogs, that just transports you to a cosy wooden lodge in The Alps with an open fire. With two classy colours to chose from, I went for the classic grey for me (RRP £14.99) and the tantalising teal for Colin (RRP 16.99). I love the simplicity of these jumpers, plus they look super warm and snuggly. These are definitely on the wish list!
We couldn’t possibly do a post about jumpers without mentioning our good friends at Watts in the Box? Some of you may have seen me strutting my stuff in a gorgeous pink and purple jumper from them, it was a life saver when I was poorly. The WITB? jumpers we have chosen are £20.00 and £22.50 respectively, prices vary based on size, design and wool used, while this is more than a jumper you might by in a pet shop, there is a number of very good reasons why! Every WITB? jumper is knitted by hand, in Yeovil, Somerset using the highest quality wool. Not a machine or hint of anything synthetic in sight and, as they make to order, their sizes can be adjusted to suit dogs with odd body types. I wouldn’t know anything about that… My jumper has been put through it’s paces, it’s been to the beach, in the woods and it still looks good as new. You really do get what you pay for! I’ve chosen a couple of funky multicoloured deisgns to share with you all, I think we’d be the centre of attention wherever we went in them!
Finally we have Equafleece. For anyone that doesn’t know, and if you don’t then you clearly don’t follow the cool dogs on Instagram, Equafleece make a range of jumpers and coats for dogs, horses and humans from their Polartec® high performance polyester fleece. It is warm, water-repellent and breathable making it the perfect material for staying cosy on these chilly winter days. For myself I have chosen one of their ‘Dog Suit‘ in their beautiful Mulberry colour (RRP £31), I get very cold so maximum coverage is key on particularly cold days and these suits look toasty. As Colin is not keen on being restricted, I have chosen him a ‘Dog Tankie’ (RRP £36) which is designed to work like a human body warmer, keeping all the important bits warm without limiting any movement. For him I think I would have to choose the Cobalt Blue colour but with 14 different colour options is it hard to pick just one! From what we’ve seen, they really are the best in the business and are loved up and down the country but Mummy says she can’t justify spending that much on a dog fleece right now. Selfish, right?
So there you have it, my top jumper picks for the winter, I hope you all enjoyed my little foray into the blogging world, perhaps I’ll do a little more in the future, if Colin will share the computer that is!
All the pictures in the article have been taken from the retailers websites or social media pages, they are not owned by us. All prices are correct the time of publishing for Colin and Rhapsody’s sizes, other size will vary.