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).  


25 Reviews

  • 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.

  • 5
    I LOVE it---am ordering another!

    Published by Nancy Giacobozzi on Jul 14th 2021

    I have bought so many shirts to prevent a sunburn on my dog with alopecia---nothing worked--this shirt is AMAZING--She is a small breed dog and it fits so well---I also can let her out in the sun---what a relief! Also, wanted to mention the customer service--I e-mailed with concerns about the fit and they answered me in such a short time with info and concern--Bravo!!!!!

  • 5
    Sun shield dog tees

    Published by Trish on Jun 9th 2021

    My girls love them. They are lightweight for summer and fit perfect. Love that they have just the right amount of stretch so they're not too snug.

  • 5
    sun shield dog tees

    Published by Kathy Cornelius on May 19th 2021

    Oreo loves her new shirt. kept her cool when we went to the craft show and fits her so nice. got complements on it. Thank you.

  • 5
    Sun shirt

    Published by Cathy V. on May 12th 2021

    The fabric and fit are perfect. My dog loves wearing it.

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