Clothes for Boxer dogs are more than fashion accessories.
There are times when a well chosen winter coat or rain jacket can keep your Boxer significantly more comfortable, protecting against the elements and even calming an anxious dog in the case of a “thundershirt”.
With their lean frames and deep chests, not all dog wear fits the Boxer physique.
Here we recommend some tried and tested dog apparel for Boxers that exudes both style and functionality.
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Do Boxer Dogs Need Jackets?
With their short, tight-fitting coats and brachycephalic snouts, Boxers tend to feel extremes of temperature, whether hot or cold.
Boxers are by no means outside dogs, and can use some extra protection when spending time outdoors in both summer and winter.
Best Winter Coats For Boxer Dogs
The best winter coat for a Boxer is one that has a warm lining, ideally made from natural fibers like cotton or wool.
A water resistant exterior will keep your dog warm and dry even when it’s misty out.
We love the Carhartt Insulated Chore Coat made from 100 per cent ring spun cotton.
Corduroy trim on the collar makes a nice finishing touc, along with two rivet-reinforced pockets and fully adjustable tabs at both neck and chest.
Choose from a range of colors from hunter orange to army green.
Rain Jackets For Boxers
Rain never stopped a dog needing to be walked, which makes a quality rain jacket an essential part of your Boxer’s wardrobe.
The Canada Pooch Torrential Tracker boasts a waterproof shell in classic rubber ducky yellow with a reflective trim for maximum visibility even when skies are grey.
The pockets actually work and the cut gives full belly coverage.
The Weatherbeeta Comfitec Deluxe Dog Coat is another quality option.
The Weatherbeeta is a heavy duty coat, originally developed to protect horses from long hours in windy, rainy paddocks.
Equipped with a 1200 denier triple weave outer shell and 220g of warm polyfill, this coat has what it takes to protect your Boxer from the elements.
Other features include a stretch gusset and arched legs for ease of movement, large collar, full belly wrap and darts to provide a contoured fit.
High Visibility Vest For Boxers
If you and your Boxer are lucky enough to spend time rambling through the countryside or in the woods, you’ll want to be careful during hunting season.
The Hurtta Polar Visibility Vest with 3M reflectors will make sure your Boxer stands out from the other four legged inhabitants and from the foliage.
It’s fully waterproof, windproof, warm and rustle-free while remaining close fitting and ultra light.
Anti-Shed Lycra Onesie For Boxers
Every Boxer owner knows how surprisingly much the breed sheds for a short-haired dog.
As delightful as it is to have “Boxer glitter” strewn across every surface of your life, there are times when it doesn’t go down so well.
Like, when you’re staying with your folks for the weekend and bringing your Boxer.
The Shed Defender Onesie – As Seen On Shark Tank – is designed to contain shed hair within the suit.
The lightweight, breathable fabric is made from recygentle pressure is also said to soothe dogs in a similar way to a thundershirt.
doubles as protection against ticks on hikes through the woods
ThunderShirt Anti-Anxiety Jacket For Boxers
The ThunderShirt applies constant, gentle pressure to calm fear and anxiety, just like swaddling a human infant.
Useful as a drug-free, safe way to soothe your Boxer during fireworks, storms, travel and other stressful situations.
There are various versions but this is the patented ThunderShirt Classic Dog Anxiety Jacket, said to work in 80 per cent of dogs.
If not, it comes with a money-back guarantee.
Cooling Vest For Boxers
Boxers really feel the heat and can suffer from heat stress and worse if you don’t manage them well in summer.
Pay particular attention during the change of season from spring to summer when temperatures can rapidly spike, or when unseasonably hot days occur.
Ideally keep your Boxer inside and out of the sun during the hottest part of the day.
But if you must go out when it’s warm, a cooling vest can offer some protection.
The Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Evaporative Vest uses light-colored fabric to reflect solar radiation while evaporative cooling draws heat away from your dog’s skin.
Simply soak in water, wring out and fit over your dog’s harness.
Here are some more ways to keep a Boxer dog cool in hot, humid conditions.
Sun Shirts For Boxer Dogs
The Gold Paw Sun Shield Tee is one of our favorites.
We love this brand for its soft fabrics and attention to detail. (It’s so soft you’ll want to wash it inside a delicates bag.)
The sun shield offers lightweight protection from UV rays, is gentle on irritated or sensitive skin, and even has the seams on the outside, for maximum comfort.
The size 24 fits a 68 pound (31kg) lean male Boxer well.
Vests For Boxer Dogs
A second entry from Gold Paw, the Stretch Fleece Sweater is as comfortable as the sun shirt with a velvety finish, four-way stretch and added warmth for winter.
Consider going one size down for best, snug fit as the recycled polyester with a dash of spandex is super stretchy.
Be sure to wear with the seam on the outside.
Life Jackets For Boxer Dogs
If your dog spends time on boats, is lucky enough to go kayaking or to accompany you on the stand up paddle board, a life jacket like the Outward Hound Granby Splash Jacket is a good idea.
While many Boxers enjoy playing in and around water, they’re not a water dog breed and can tire easily.
Don’t take chances with your Boxer’s safety in deep water.
Test out any life jacket in the water to make sure it’s helping not hindering — sometimes they provide buoyancy but tip the dog in the wrong direction, interfering with balance.
Surgical Recovery Suit For Your Boxer
The Suitical Recovery Suit makes a pleasant alternative to the dreaded cone, offering post-surgical wound protection.
Made from light, breathable cotton and lycra, with four-way stretch, your dog can convalesce in comfort.
Nappies For Boxer Dogs
Here is an article of clothing that might seem ridiculous, until it solves the exact problem you have.
Dr Judy Morgan’s Dog Diapers can help protect furniture and fabrics, maintaining your dog’s indoor lifestyle.
Fun Hoodie For Boxer Dog
The BINGPET “Security” Hoodie is for those times when you want a little attitude with your Boxer dog apparel.
Who says you can’t be warm and cool at the same time?
Sure to garner a smile or two from passers by.
Halloween Costume For Boxer Dog
Your Boxer is into everything, and that will include your Halloween celebrations.
Delight the kids when trick or treating with a Boxer in full bat regalia.
Made from lightweight, felt fabric, the Rypet Bat Wings Costume provides maximum comic value with minimum bother to your Boxer.
Great for parades, parties or photo shoots.
A few key pieces of apparel for your Boxer can make a good investment, allowing your Boxer to enjoy an active, outdoors lifestyle no matter the season.
The Boxer shape is unique and even within the breed every dog is different.
So, be prepared to try several sizes to find the right fit for your wigglebutt.