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Sun Shield Dog Tees

$28.00 - $33.00
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The Sun Shield Tee is silky soft, lightweight stretch jersey with a UPF-50 rating that blocks 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. How does it do this you ask? It's the mechanical quality and weave of the yarn so the protection won't diminish with washing. Super comfortable indoors and out and perfect for all sorts of applications beyond sun protection too: skin conditions, wound care, topical medications and also works great as an anti-anxiety calming aid that can be worn all day.

These tees really reduce heat absorption! Designed by our friends at Gold Paw (who make our best selling Cozy Fleece Sweaters) these tees were put to the test on their black lab, Luke.  Using an infrared thermometer gun they found his fur was more than 40 degrees cooler under the Sun Shield Tee than without. It’s wearable shade! Want extra cooling? Get it wet and your doxie can enjoy the evaporative cooling effect!

Recommended For: Sun protection, regulating body temperature, indoor wear, outdoor wear, protecting skin conditions or wounds, mild anxiety, increasing cuteness

Wear Tip: The center chest seam is designed to be on the outside so your pup can enjoy maximum comfort.

Harness Help: These close fitting lightweight pullovers are designed to be worn comfortably under your dog's harness so there is no harness hole.

Style:  The Sun Shield tees have the same great fit as our best selling Cozy Fleece Sweaters.  Available in 6 colors and 5 sizes. Made in USA.


It's very important to measure to get the correct fit! The tees are sized by the girth measurement and your doxie's weight.  Don't worry about the length.  If the girth and weight are right the length will balance out. If you have any sizing questions, we're here to help.  

Girth: With your dachshund standing on all fours measure the widest part of the chest directly behind the front legs.  If your doxie has a deep chest the tee may be slightly shorter along the back as it stretches to accommodate the girth.


FIT GUIDE:  Using the chart below find where your dachshund's measurements fall. If your doxie is in between sizes select by choosing the closest weight.

SIZING TIP: This fabric is exceptionally stretchy! If your dachshund is on the smaller side of the girth measurement we recommend sizing down. For example, a doxie with an 18" girth weighing 14 lbs would best fit in a size 12 instead of a size 14.


CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Machine wash warm, tumble dry low or hang to dry.  

No hassle returns and exchanges! We all know dachshunds are notoriously hard to fit but you can order with confidence as we ship exchanges for free and cheerfully accept returns. Returns must, however, be in new condition to receive a full refund of the purchase price (less shipping).  


20 Reviews

  • 5
    Sun Shield Dog Tee

    Published by Leemari on Mar 1st 2023

    This dog tee is wonderful! I have a cream colored Dachshund and I wanted SPF protection (I live in Florida) for him when taking him for a walk. This tee is very easy to put on him. I love the stretchiness of the fabric and that when wet it can cool him off too. This tee is very well made.

  • 5
    She’s very cute in the violet color!

    Published by Sandi Cullen on Jul 13th 2022

    Great for keeping Lowla much cooler when she’s out running with the hot sun in the upper 80’s and 90’s. She knows enough to stay in the shade.

  • 5
    Sun Shield dog tee:

    Published by Elaine Gervais on Jun 26th 2022

    Love the fit and the material

  • 5
    Sun shield tee

    Published by Cheryl Spinazzola on Apr 27th 2022

    This tee is so perfect just like everything else I purchase from here. My Doxie is almost bald to this keeps here protected from debris when in the forest and keep her from getting too much sun.

  • 5
    Sun Tees

    Published by Kathy on Apr 3rd 2022

    Dachshunds are so low to the ground they are exposed to grass/brush/sticks that can cause injuries or skin reactions. My girl always wears a covering and this shirt is nice and light for summer walks. Love them.

  • 5
    Sun shield shirt

    Published by Rose on Apr 3rd 2022

    Love this shirt and I know it will will protect my sun loving dog. Customer service was amazing and so helpful

  • 3
    Sized smaller

    Published by Jeanie Measmer on Mar 22nd 2022

    Much small than original tees. * Response from What's Up Dox * Hi Jeanie, the Sun Shields are sized by girth so as long as you have an accurate girth measurement they'll fit. If the tee you ordered is too small you can return it for an exchange or refund no problem at all.

  • 5
    Great sun shirt

    Published by Casey on Sep 1st 2021

    My Dachshund is bald (due to his blue coloring) so the sun in Colorado is very intense for him in particular. This sun shirt has helped dramatically and it’s long enough to cover his butt. My husband said it looks like a dress but I don’t mind as long as my boy is protected.

  • 5
    Sun Shield Dog Tees

    Published by Ronald Dietrich on Jul 16th 2021

    I have purchased other tees in the past from various vendors. This tee is very well made. The edges are surged to prevent fraying. The tee fits very well on our little sausage so the sizing is true. You won't be disappointed.

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