To launch our new dog apparel section we went straight to one of our readers’ most popular breeds, the French Bulldog.
Frenchie owners have fallen head over paws dressing their furry friends in the latest fashions and styles. Whether its shirts, shades of onesies – there’s a whole range of cuteness out there.
There are plenty of French Bulldog fashion stars on the likes of Instagram and Pinterest. There are even doggy fashion shows.
Check out the nine best French Bulldog hoodies we absolutely adore (spoiler: one isn’t even a hoodie – but we loved it so much – it got a place on the list)
Our 9 Best Dog Hoodies for French Bulldogs
1. “I am not a Human Being” Frenchie Hoodie
This cotton hoodie is both stylish and urban. “I am not a human being” is embossed throughout the top.
Available in a choice of three colours (black, white or red) this sting tighten hooded talk is loose fitting and warm.
It is a two-legged clothing piece worn through the front legs. The cuffs at the bottom of each leg are threaded and elastic to stop slippage. The neck is a threaded hem which won’t restrict your Frenchies movements.
Several sizes are available but on average, a medium measures 26cm (10.2 inches) around the neck, 39cm (15.4 inches) around the chest and a length on 26cm (10.2 inches). Always check the measurement which works best for your French Bulldog as an overly large fit could reduce mobility and overly small will be too cold and uncomfortable.
2. Grey Dot Frenchie Hoodie
We love this two-legged hoodie so much – we used it in our featured image. The snug blue pattern with grey dots is simply scrumptious. There’s a pom-pom at the peak of the hood. Elastic trim around the midriff and legs. This hooded top looks great both indoors and outdoors.
Small size measures neck 36cm, chest 51-54cm and length 30cm. Medium measures neck 41cm, chest 56-59cm and length 35cm. When your measurements are between sizes, it’s often best to go for the larger size.
3. Frenchie Rabbit Hoodie
Made from soft cotton, this beautiful rabbit hoodie will not only look great but will keep your Frenchie warm on a cold day.
Available in a choice of grey or pink colours, this gorgeous rabbit hoodie looks great on any French Bulldog.
This Frenchie Hoodie is machine washable on a cold/delicate setting. It can be dried on a clothesline or similar.
4. Starstruck Sweater Hoodie
A star covered hoodie which is more lightweight than the previous choices. This makes it great for keeping your dog warm on a cool day without the worry of your Frenchie getting too hot.
5. French Bulldog Polka Hoodie
Another lightweight two legged hooded top which will make your Frenchie the envy of their friends.
6. iChoue French Bulldog Hoodie
This soft and eye-catching hooded top wouldn’t go amiss at the local gym. This trendy and bright top is made from 95% cotton and 5% polyester. Unlike many of the other hoodies, this one zips at the front. It uses an inner zip gasket design to stop it catching in your Frenchies fur.
It’s warm, soft and comfortable. A nice addition to your dogs wardrobe.
7. Hooded Head-Turner Jacket
Another lightweight French bulldog hoodie, this yellow (also available in green) zipped top is snug and comfortable.
8. Cute Cat Ears Frenchie Jumpsuit
Cute is the first word that comes to mind when describing this outfit. This 100% cotton material top is available in a range of colours (brown, green or grey). Not only one for the adults, but this makes a great French Bulldog puppy hoodie.
9. Monsoon Detective Waterproof Raincoat
Yes, we acknowledge this is not a hoodie – but it was simply amazing so we decided to include it. It’s water resistant and great for rainy days. A small opening at the back make it harness friendly.
The glossy outside and weatherproof hood will look the part on your next autumn day walk in the park.
A Note on Frenchie Clothing
Not everyone is a big fan of dressing up dogs, and some charities have warned of the dangers of overheating your dog. So no matter how cute it may be, be careful not to put a heavy coat on your dog on a hot summers day.
Never put warm clothing on your Frenchie for extended periods of time and avoid overly covering them on hot days. For more ideas on keeping your dog cool and stop them overheating – check out our article.
If you suspect your dog is overheating – consult a vet. French Bulldog clothes can look cute, but remember to use common sense when taking them out.
Measuring Your French Bulldog for a Hoodie
Like humans, you want to find clothing that fits well and is neither too baggy nor too tight. Overly baggy clothing can get snagged or your Frenchie could trip on loose fabric. Overly tight can be uncomfortable, and potentially restrict breathing.
As French Bulldogs are a breed prone to Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome (restriction of respiration caused by short-nosed skulls) it’s crucial you don’t restrict the airways around their throats.
Thankfully most hoodies are designed to be warm on the body while not tightening around the neck or the head. The majority of French Bulldog hoodies are also two-legged, which means like the arms on a human hoodie, the “arms” only cover the front legs. The end of each leg is usually elasticated to prevent the material from slipping down over your dog’s feet.
There are three parts of your French Bulldog you should measure for a hooded top – the neck, chest and length.
To measure the neck, take a tape measure and measure it around the neck. include a few inches for movement and take note of the result. For the chest, measure around the widest part of the chest. This is usually a few inches before the front legs. Finally, measure the length of your dog. This is often the end of the neck and along the top (back) of your Frenchie.
Once you have these measurements, you can compare them to the sizing charts provided by manufacturers before ordering. If you find your Frenchie measures between two different sized (e.g. small and medium) it’s recommended to go for the larger of the sizes.
We hope you enjoyed our guide to the best hoodies for French Bulldogs. There are plenty of cute clothes for French Bulldogs out there, and hooded tops are not only a stylish choice but good for keeping them warm during the cold weather.
For more French Bulldog apparel and other dog clothing – don’t forget to check out our apparel section. Also, let us know your feedback in the comments section below on our Facebook page.