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Dog bandanas are a fun fashionable way to style your pooch. You only have to browse Instagram to see the fashionistas donning the next design, ready to be on the cover of Vogue.
While they’re great for adding some extra flair to your furry companion, bandanas can also be more practical and useful than you think.
Keeping Them Cool: During the summer, bandanas are a great way to keep your pooch cool. Dogs can’t regulate their temperature like us, so by soaking the bandana in cold water you can help them feel fresh and cool. There’s bandanas that are made specifically for this too, which we’ve added into our summer guide.
Calming Them Down: During the summer, we’ve also been getting some freak thunderstorms which many pups are sensitive too. Bandanas are a great way to help your pooch by dropping some calming essences onto a bandana.
Looking the Part: When dining out, or grabbing a coffee, you’ll want your pooch to look the part. Put their best paw forward with a bandana. Bandanas are great for any impromptu photoshoots and that’s not forgetting all the fuss and compliments they’ll receive.
Supporting Small Businesses: As if that wasn’t enough, all the bandanas in this guide are created by small business owners on Etsy. So you’ll be helping local economies to stay afloat while supporting them through these unprecedented times.
Things to Consider
The most important thing to consider before getting a bandana is whether or not your dog is happy and comfortable wearing a bandana. Most dogs are relaxed but if your dog shows any signs of stress, then don’t force them to wear it.
When measuring the dog’s neck, bandanas should be loose enough for you to comfortably slip at least two fingers between their neck and the bandana. This is to make sure the bandana is not restricting their breathing or movement.
So now that we’ve preached the goodness of this great accessory, and important things to consider let’s dive into our Summer ‘edit’ of dog bandanas.
Take your pooch to the tropics with this bandana from Pupped Up. Taking inspiration from the Hawaiian shirt, these prints have always been big in the summer. The best part? This slip-on bandana comes personalised with your dog’s name printed in white vinyl. You’ll catch us in the cocktail bar grabbing some puptails with this little find.
We love Doggone Dapper for so many reasons. Their up-cycled designs are created from various bits and pieces found in charity shops and preloved clothes. They’re also stitched using recycled polyester thread and complete with poppers for a secure fit. This one is perfect for surfer pups in the summer, we adore the little sunglasses popped on top.
This reversible bandana from Baxs Boutique comes with two llamazing summer designs! This bandana is perfect for everyday wear when your dog is living their best life with no prob llamas. It comes with poppers for a secure, simple fit.
We’ve gone bananas for these bandanas. We all have a cheeky monkey right? These bandanas from Absurd Design allow you to show off their cheekiness with style.
This bandana comes fully reversible with a lovely yellow colour on the back. Complete with an easy popper fastening for a looser fit or option to tie in a traditional knot.
Take us to Palm Springs with this bandana. This cute design from Buddy and Ben is throwing total wanderlust vibes. Your pooch could totally rock this during summer walks on the beach. This slip-on bandana is easy to pop on and secure for any active dog walks.
Your dog will look totally cool in this delicious print. Perfect for your dogs summer collection. This design from Gambit And Me features poppers for a secure fit and an option to get it personalised with your dogs name in shimmery rose gold.
We adore this nautical print from Bella and Barns. This slip-on bandana is perfect for a dog friendly adventure to the seaside. This bandana is completely reversible with a seaside scene on the one side featuring pelicans, seagulls, and lighthouses and on the other yellow with white anchors.
One of the things we think of when summer comes around is tasty strawberries and Wimbledon. This gorgeous slip-on bandana from Norfolk Dog Bandanas is super fruity and double sided with cotton fabric. Available in two colours, navy or white. Which would you pick?
At Dog Furiendly you know there’s nothing we love more than adventure. The summer months are perfect for exploring the UK’s breathtaking mountains, woodland wilderness or camping out. These bandanas from Lucky Penny Designs are perfect for those little explorers and we want one of each. Fastened with poppers for a secure and flexible fit.
We’re a little bit in love with this design from Jungle Jack Co! Give us total travel and staycation vibes.
This bandana is fully reversible with a gorgeous blue gingham style on the one side, and adventure cartoons on the other. All bandanas have a double snap closure so you can easily put on the bandana and take it off.
Is your pup more of a Nigel Thornbury? This reversible safari-style bandana from The Original Potato scream summer adventures. Perfect for a trip to a dog friendly farm or even better, the dog friendly Zoo in the Cotswolds! On the other side of the bandana you’ll find a lovely black and white houndstooth design. The bandana is finished with a gorgeous fringe, and poppers for an adjustable secure fit.
This bandana from Albies Boutique is bang on trend this summer, with this reversible bandana. On the one side you can find a tie dye print, and on the other, sunny side up, you’ll find a ‘Summer Vibes’ motif. The bandana is finished with poppers for a secure fit. Matching bow ties are also available.
Farmy Paws supports the animals we don’t want to buzz off in the summer – bees. This bandana is made with a traditional knot in a quirky blue bee print. Stay bumble and show your support for our bees this summer with this quirky design and matching scrunchie.
These gorgeous bandanas from Electric Pup have been designed to keep your dog as cool as a cucumber. These cooling bandanas have proved very popular during hot spells with hundreds of reviews.
Dip in cold water and pop in the freezer for 15 minutes on a hot day and you’re good to go! Available in the bunny blue, or self-love pink! What’s more? Matching harnesses, leashes and collars and poo bags are also available.
For more items to cool down your dog in the summer, check out our guide to cooling accessories.
We can already envisage the Instagram snap. You and your pooch matching together in these beautiful ladybug deigns. The bandana is slip on, and matching bow ties are available. Twinning is winning.
Share Your Summer Styles
Whether you’re into bandanas, bows or the newest trend neckerchiefs. Share your photos and comments with us below. Do you have a favourite Etsy bandana seller? Let us know in the comments below.