Deluxe snood or neckwarmer for greyhound dog or sighthound- medium size, soft, fuzzy, warm


Why not treat your four-legged family member to a well-fitting, soft, light and warm snood or neckwarmer? This beautiful, Deluxe Snood is made of lovely yarns that your hound will love to snuggle into.

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Greyhounds are the supermodels of the dog world, so why not treat your four-legged family member to a one-off, well-fitting, soft, light and warm snood or neckwarmer crocheted in exquisite natural and natural-synthetic mix yarns like wool, mohair and alpaca, accented with soft and furry feathers, eyelash, minky and faux fur yarns?

The cream/brown/blue colour scheme is simple, tasteful and effective- it would look lovely on most hounds, but would be absolutely stunning on a brindle, fawn or blue hound.

Just as an added accent, a single row of dark and light blue entarsia bobbles- 3D crochet stitches- on a cream background give the effect of a ‘necklace’ of beads set into the crochet, or perhaps a softly-studded collar.

The crochet fabric of the rest of the neckwarmer is a treble-chain mesh, which keeps it light, flexible and comfortable. I also think that this fabric works a little like the old hospital blankets, with little gaps in to trap warm air.

I am lucky to have two delightful greyhound girls sharing my life. They both have quite extensive wardrobes, which include various versions of crochet neckwarmers. The design for these has come about through making snoods for my own hounds, and monitoring how they wear and fit.

I have noticed that most greyhound snood patterns are just not quite long enough, and leave a gap at the base of the neck, or their ears cold. This design allows for the snood to be pulled up over the hound’s ears, or folded back at the head, while the careful shaping around the chest and base of the neck lets the snood sit comfortably in place.

In fact, this shape is more like a neckrug for a horse, sitting over the wither and extending down over the chest a little way.

This design is specifically shaped to fit- it is not just a simple flared tube, as are many snoods. The centre of the chest has a little blue marker stitched just inside the edge, to make it easy to put on your hound (feel for the marker and put it at the centre of your hound’s chest).

But I find that my dogs’ neckwarmers tend to sort themselves out because of the shaping- even if I’m in a hurry and slip them over their head the wrong way up, this design seems to end up the right way up because of the shaping. (That’s after my girls have tipped themselves upside down a few times and rubbed their snouts on their beds, getting comfy.)

I have photographed this snood on Socks to give an idea of size. It was worn by her for a few minutes only for purposes of taking the photographs here. You can see that she was enjoying the feel of the soft yarns by her expression. Her neck measures 36cm/14” around, just behind her ears.

There is some leeway in fit- it is medium to large, but not extra-large. It would probably fit a hound with a neck measurement a cm or two larger, but not much. Socks weighs between 31 and 32kg. She is on the large side for a female. It would also fit my average-sized Bonnie, but would be too large for a small greyhound or whippet, and too small for a huge male hound. It should fit most average sized hounds.

In length, it measures 41cm/16”. The circumference of the head edge is 60cm/24”, while at the chest edge it measures 72cm/28”.

Please note- in winter my hounds sleep in their hand-knitted pajamas and crochet neckwarmers, but it is always a good idea with any new hound clothing to keep an eye on them for a bit, to make sure your hound doesn’t decide to nibble on it or pull it over their head or something else typically odd.

This listing is ONLY for the cream, blue and brown neckwarmer. The orange, striped jumper in the pics belongs to Socks.

This greyhound snood was designed and crocheted by myself. No patterns were harmed, or even used in its making.

It is made from an eclectic collection of natural and synthetic fibres including pure Australian wool, mohair and alpaca, along with synthetic eyelash, feathers, minky and faux fur yarns. The minky and faux fur yarns are used on the top and bottom edges, because I know how my hounds appreciate anything extra-soft and snuggly, but all the yarns in this snood are beautifully soft. Because it contains a lot of lovely wool, it should keep your hound warm and comfy, while being light to wear.

This neckwarmer is washable, and with appropriate care, should last years. My dogs are on the fourth winter of some of their crochet wardrobe. So, like a woollen garment for yourself, please handwash and rinse it in lukewarm water (woolwash is recommended) then roll in a towel to gently squeeze out excess moisture, and dry flat. Please do not bleach, machine wash or tumble dry.

I use Australia Post and usually send out parcels within 24 hours, except on weekends and public holidays, when the post office is closed. Shipping to the US/UK should take about a week to ten days, but unfortunately shipping delays can happen sometimes. If that’s the case, let me know and I can follow up the parcel’s progress from this end and keep buyers informed. Where possible, I’m using express/priority shipping etc. (at no cost to customers) for the most reliable delivery and tracking.

Australians- I’m presently using Express shipping within Australia to do my best to get parcels delivered as fast as possible and provide tracking.

This snood is also available in my etsy shop here.

If you like this neckwarmer, but would like it in a different size or colour scheme, please ask me about a custom order by using the form below, or our contact details are here.

Thanks for looking!

Additional information

Weight .1 kg
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 2 cm


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