Teckelklub Fleece Jackets Are Perfect for Dachshunds

Updated: December 12, 2019

As much as we like adventuring in the woods, sometimes we like to spend a day exploring our own City.

Our heavy-duty outdoor jackets are usually just too much for a little causal exploration.

For those times, Chester and Gretel usually just wear a lighter fleece jacket to keep the chill off.

For around town, I had been using cheap, ill-fitting fleeces from the discount store for years that were probably made in China.

This fall I decided to purge our jacket collection. I kept only our favorites and looked to upgrade the ones we used but that weren’t ideal.

I’ve admired the Teckelklub jackets for years. They were one of the first jackets I discovered made specifically for Dachshunds (although they will fit any breed).

Dachshund modeling the Teckelklub Luxy jacket

A bonus for me was that they were a very socially aware and responsible company. They took great pride in the fact that, in their 18 years of business, they never outsourced manufacturing overseas.

All items are designed and hand-made in Canada. (note: they have a shipping center in both the US and Canada so no one has to pay international shipping costs.)

Our Favorite Fleece Dachshund Jacket for Around Town – The Fuzzie

For some reason, I just never bought a Teckelklub jacket so I was excited when they contacted me and asked if my Dahchshunds would like to try their Fuzzie fleece dog coat.

I thought the jacket might be a good replacement for our cheap, light fleece jackets that didn’t fit well.

Teckelklub Fuzzie and Luxy JacketsI chose a red fleece for Chester since that is his signature color.

They didn’t have Gretel’s signature color – hot pink – so I went with purple instead (they did have a light pink but I knew it would get dirty fast here in the North-wet).

Although they did give me the choice of having their names embroidered on the jacket, I opted not to.

When the jackets arrived, I could immediately see they were better than our cheap little fleeces.

The ones we have fit like a shrug sweater – only extending to about their mid back.

The Teckelklub Fuzzie fleece was longer; it had a wider panel in the front to cover part of the chest and neck; and it had a reflective collar band to help them be seen on dreary gray days or at night.

Also, near the end of the jacket’s back, there are darts to keep the Fuzzie fitted to your dog’s body.

Teckelklub Fuzzie Covers a Dachshund's Back

I liked the fit of the Fuzzie jacket.

It fits pretty snug around the neck and chest so it didn’t sag when it get a little wet or muddy. Jackets that sag trip often trip Chester and Gretel up when they walk.

The length was perfect – ending just before the base of their tail.

Also, I’ve washed ours man, many times – basically, I need to wash it every time we go out because it’s gets dirty and muddy – and it’s held it’s shape. The fabric hasn’t started to pill at all (I HATE that) so it’s still as soft as when I took it out of the package.

The Fuzzie fleece dog coat is available in sizes 6” through 28” to fit all breeds. Its great alone as a sweater or under another jacket as a base layer for extra warmth.

Teckelklub also offers custom coats for Great Danes etc 28”+.

For another opinion about the Fuzzie, and to get a peek at a Dachshund in the plaid version, check out our friend’s review over at My Life With Dogs. You can also check out a lot more jacket photos on Instagram.

A Lightweight Fleece Dachshund Jacket with Ruffles

What is really fun is that they also sent us a version of the Fuzzie fleece dog coat called the Luxy.

It’s got a ruffle around the neck and back hem that ads some extra warmth for girls… and, of course, cuteness!

Isn’t it adorable on Gretel?

Dachshund Modeling the Teckelklub Luxy Jacket

We do actually use the Fuzzie jacket for short hikes – not just around the City – when there is just a slight chill in the air. It was perfect for this two-mile sunset hike.

Dachshund Chester at Gold Creek Pond

What if I want a Heavier Fleece Jacket for My Dachshund?

If your looking for a thicker fleece Dachshund jacket for those really chilly days, don’t worry.

Teckelklub also makes a double-weight fleece jacket that is windproof – The Bunnyhug fleece hoodie.

Teckelklub extra warm Dachshund fleece coat

You can read more about the Bynnyhug fleece, and Teckelklub’s waterproof fleece jacket, in this other article of mine.

Other Teckelklub Products for Dachshunds

Teckelklub makes other things for Dachshunds besides jackets.

Reflective Fleece Harness

We also tried the K9|exo Reflective Harness.

It’s made with the same fleece fabric as the Fuzzie jacket and it’s available with or without a wide, waterproof 3M® reflective strip on the back. It has Velcro tabs so it’s super easy to take on and off.

Although we have a dog harness we use regularly, I like to have a “plan B” harness.

Sometimes when we are adventuring, their harness can get wet or muddy and start to chafe (see my warning about harnesses and active dogs). For those times, I like to have another harness that fits differently so it doesn’t keep rubbing on the chafed spots.

Up until now I hadn’t found a Plan B harness that I liked very much.

My biggest issue is that I need a harness for Gretel that doesn’t put pressure on her neck or windpipe, and choke her, when she pulls. It’s important for her harness to put all of the pressure on her breastbone instead.

The harness Teckelklub sent me was sized for Chester but I tired it on Gretel and could tell it was going to work for her too. I’ll be ordering her a harness in the next smallest size.

Chester modeling the Teckelklub harnessThe Burrow Bed for Dachshunds

Almost all Dachshunds love to dig and burrow into blankets.

Teckelklub designed the Soho Burrow Bed just for these dogs.

I’ve always wanted to try a burrow bed for Chester and Gretel but never bought one. Teckelklub sent us one to try and they like it.

Teckelklub Burrow Bed

The bed is made of the same high-quality fleece as the Fuzzie but it’s 4 layers thick. I can flatten it out and use it as thick floor blanket for them to lay on when we go out to a dog friendly restaurant too.

I’ve seen Teckelklub products being sold at independent pet boutiques around Seattle. It’s been a while since I checked but I know I’ve previously seen them at Pet Elements in West Seattle, All the Best Pet Care (several locations) in the Seattle area, and East Side Dog in Bellevue.

If you don’t live near one of these stores, or you can’t find any there, you can order any of their products online at Teckelklub.com (USA) or Teckelklub.ca (Canada).
new-logoNote: I received compensation exchange for telling you what we thought of  Teckelklub products. I don’t accept stuff “in exchange for a review” unless I am sure I already like it because I won’t try to make something seem better than it is out of obligation. On the off chance that I don’t actually like something about a product once I try it, I would totally let you know. Thanks for trusting me on that.

About the Author

Hi, I’m Jessica. I’m a Dachshund sitter, President of the largest social Dachshund club in Washington State, a dog trainer in training, and I’ve been a Dachshund owner for 20 years. I have over 150,000 hours of experience with the breed. When I’m not working, you can find me hiking, camping, and traveling with my adventurous wiener dogs.


  1. Thanks for the review! This is a new brand to me and the note on their size chart about custom sizing has very much caught my attention; I’m excited to maybe have more than one viable brand for my weirdly-shaped girl!

  2. I would have to go with the Royal Blue, because Royal Blue and Hot Pink are our flyball team colors. Plus, dark enough to not show stains, but not so dark that dog hair will be super obvious on it (I have black sweaters for the girls, and Ptera’s white hair looks horrible all over them within seconds).

  3. Oh Jessica! I’m SUCH a fan of this brand and our guys live in their Fuzzies – year round I admit. Thank you for including the link to my review of their products! Love the Soho Burrow Beds and I haven’t seen these yet –they look so warm!

  4. Curious, have you ever tried a Ruffwear climate changer on them? It’s Robin’s holy grail perfect fitting fleece, but I think your dogs might be a little broader in the chest and shorter in length. Robin’s right around 14″ back length.

    1. I have. Unfortunately, they can’t wear anything with arms. Because of their short legs, they feet suck up inside and they trip when they walk. We like Ruffwear as a company though and own several of their products.

  5. Fantastic review! I love Gretel’s ruffles, that’s just adorable. I’m definitely going to check them out for Nola; I love Ruffwear and Noodle & Friends, but these seem a lot more budget friendly. I love the cloud blue!

  6. These are really nice products! I had been thinking about making some, but have no sewing time. I will definitely look at them! Our weather is mild most of the time so the weight would be ideal. And no pilling up! Thank you for sharing!

  7. I have been pretty loyal to Hug A Dog fleecies (same thick fleece, good coverage, tight fitting), BUT this Teckelklub did it one better with the darts at the back to keep it snug all the way down the long dog body! Bravo!

  8. I would get a luxe fleece coat for my elderly doxie, Sweetie. She would look great in the purple grape with cherry red trim!

  9. I would love the purple for our Bella, as that is her signature color! And for our Bailey, the marshmallow! She’s a black and tan, so that will look super on her! Always nice to see a jacket that really works for a dachshund!

  10. This is great! I have had my eye on several coats for Cinnnamon. We don’t usually need much, just something to keep him warm in the chilly, wet weather! I am so glad that my belly is not two inches off the ground! His color is green, and I love how bright the green color is.

  11. My brother has just gotten his first dog – a miniature smooth Doxie puppy and this would be perfect for her! It would have to be purple, his new-brides favorite colour!

  12. i would pick a bright vibrant color, perhaps the red, we hike a lot so I like my dogs to stand out in the woods!

  13. I would love to win one ! They look very well made and look like they would fit a Doxie perfectly. Would love the pink as I have two little ladies!

  14. I’ve been looking for a snuggly fleece that would keep our short-haired doxie warm this winter! Love! Thanks for posting! 🙂

  15. Love TeckelClub. Have two of their waterproof jacket for my dachshunds. Would love a blue or yellow fuzzie to keep my elderly weiners warm.

  16. Hello:

    ‘I’m free for a sec from my copilot, so I want to enter this for her!

    My name is Maryam and I have a dawg.

    Her name is Mollie, Mollie Malone.



    She…(dog voice)

    doesn’t even know how cute she is.




    Would love this autumn surprise. Malone has been on my case to buy her a jacket.

    She loves the yellow one.



  17. Jessica, I value your reviews on products insofar as they would apply to our Doxies. Thank you for this review as well.

  18. ohh – one long enough for my short & sausage doxie would be great & love the hook & loop for a harness! Will have to check out this awesome sounding vendor!

  19. These jackets look awesome! Love the cloud blue one and think it would look and fit great on either one of our weiners! Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. Hi Janice. Yes, you will need to measure your pup. Measure around their neck and them from between the shoulder blades to the base of the tail. Compare that to the size chart to determine what size you need. Chester and Gretel both wear a size 14. Gretel is a little smaller than Chester so it’s a tad looser on her but the 12 is too small.

  20. What cool coats! It’s neat you can embroidery them, and mom likes the ruffle for Taffy. These are similar to the Gold Paw Fleece we like so well, it’s great we have so many options for us hard to fit dogs! Love Dolly

    1. They are similar. The Gold Paw are nice but you can’t adjust them around the chest. Chester is usually in between sizes on coats so that is nice for us.

  21. Thanks for the great review. I tried to go to Teckelklub’s website to order the Luxy Fuzzie fleece but cannot access their website. I’ve tried other searches to find other sites to purchase from with no luck. Has anyone else mentioned this problem? Do you have suggestions of sites or contact information so I can order one for Charlotte, our 2yr old chocolate dapple?

    We live in Colorado and we decided to get the Hurta raincoat and extreme warmer after reading Chester and Gretel’s reviews. Charlotte’s measurements are similar to theirs. What size of the fuzzie did you order?

    1. Hi Kearstin. Are you getting the “not secure” warning on the Teckelklub website? That is something that Google is now doing for websites that don’t have a specific security measure in place (which many “safe” websites don’t have implemented yet but are not, in fact, unsafe to visit. I was easily able to get to the site by clicking “advanced” and “go to site anyway” at the bottom. I will let them know that some people are getting this message when they try to visit their site. Since the jackets are only sold through the Teckelklub website online, you’ll have to click the advanced like I did if you want to order one.

      I am a bit confused about the “size Fuzzie?” question. You mention getting the Hurtta jackets and then ask about the Fuzzie size. I just want to make sure you didn’t think the Fuzzie is from Hurttta (Because it’s from Teckelklub). To answer your question though, Chester and Gretel wear a size 12 Fuzzie. It fits Gretel perfectly. It fits a tad smaller on Chester but the 14 would be way to big for him.

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

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