Best Hard-Core Essentials For Rocker Dogs

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic

You’re bad to the bone! You’re the kind of pooch that with just one look, can motivate all the other dogs to leave the park with tails firmly tucked between their legs. These are the hard-rockin’ dog essentials you need to protect your rep.

1. Editor’s Choice: Petitebella Cutie Black Skull Face Puppy Dog Dress

Forget pink tutus and frilly collars; your pooch doesn’t go for princess couture – at least not in an obvious way. With this emo style skull tee on her back, no one will dare mess with her and the black and white skirt with black tulle underneath will make sure that even as a badass, your pooch is still a lady. The black satin bow on the back just adds the perfect finishing touch to this glam rock outfit! This rock princess dream dress comes in sizes from small to XX-large and it’s made from soft breathable cotton (top) and satin polyester (skirt).

2. Runner Up: PET ARTIST Luxurious Leather Sharp Spike Studded Dog Collar

Nothing says rock and roll like leather and metal spikes! Showcase your pooch’s inner punk with this high-quality studded dog collar that’s both a fashion statement and a practical accessory. PET ARTIST Luxurious Leather Sharp Spike Studded Dog Collar is made from two-layered latigo genuine leather with a glossy croc-like finish. It boasts two types of spikes – shorter and extra long- that are distributed in rows all over the collar, which means that this studded dog collar is not just about looks: it will also keep your pet protected in case they are attacked.

The collar comes in three sizes ranging from 17” in diameter to 24” so it will be a fit for most dog medium and large dog breeds. It also has 5 eyelets you can use to further adjust the width and ensure that the fit is snug as it should be. And to accommodate both the glam rockers of the canine world and the heavy metal puppers, there are two colors to choose from: a timeless black or flashy red. And, as an added bonus, the company offers a 100% Quality Guarantee and will replace new items or refund total money if you happen to be unsatisfied with the collar’s quality.

3. Best Helmet: Ruff Rider

For the ruff rider who loves to take her rebellious sidekick wherever she goes, this helmet to keep your dog safe and still have her looking like bad bitch. This rockin’ helmet comes in 3 sizes to suit all types of small breed dogs.

4. Best Hoodie: EXPAWLORER Bad to The Bone Printed Dog Hoodie

Your pooch might be a good boy, but nobody has to know that – we wouldn’t want to ruin their reputation as a ruff rocker, wouldn’t we? This “Bad to the Bone” hoodie features a skull and bone print and will let all the bitches in the park know that your pooch is a bad boy – in a good way, of course. Made from breathable and soft cotton, this hoodie will keep your pooch warm and cozy while they strut their stuff around the block. The hoodie comes in sizes small through to XX-large so all dogs can find the right fit.

5. Best Toy: BarkBox Dog Rope Toys Drop The Mic

Rock and roll isn’t just about leather, studs, and style: at its core, it’s all about the music. Hence the Drop the Mic toy for your four-legged rocker! This microphone shaped dog toy will make you feel like your dog’s barking belongs in a music studio – who knew your furbaby was so talented? Made from durable pet-safe materials, this dog toy features a hidden spiky ball at the top of the mic and a tuggable nylon rope in place of a cord, ensuring hours and hours of fun for your pet (and more than a few fun snaps for your social media pages).

6. Best Jacket: NIULA Cuteboom Leather Motorcycle Jacket for Dog

How could your pooch consider themselves a true punk rocker without at least one leather jacket in their closet? This rad motorcycle jacket for dogs will have your pooch look like a classic rock star and keep them warm on chilly autumn days. Made from windproof and waterproof PU leather, this jacket has silky lining to keep your pet comfy and looking awesome to boot – and the embroidered eagle on the back is just another thing this design has going for it. It comes in sizes from small to 2XL to suit all canine body shapes.

7. Best Carrier: Petique Lux Dog & Cat Carrier

For the rockstar mom who can’t stand leaving her equally bad ass furry child at home, this all-black faux leather pet carrier is for you. Made from durable faux-leather with a stylish quilted design and metal hardware, this carrier bag is both badass and durable and will make sure you travel in style and comfort with your pet in tow. There’s ventilation on all sides to keep the air circulating, and an adjustable shoulder strap, a carrying handle, and 3 storage pockets ensure you can adjust the carrier to suit your needs when you’re on the road. Airline-approved, this dog carrier is best suited for small dog breeds.

8. Best Bandana: Skull and Crossbones Dog Bandanas

For those days when it’s far too hot to pull out a Metallica concert tee, this skull-and-crossbones bandana will keep your head-banging appearance in check. Designed and printed in the USA on imported fabric, this bandana is comfy to wear, easy to put on (simply tie it around your pet’s back), and looks rocking to boot. There are two sizes available, a one-size-fits all design, and a smaller size designed to suit petite pooches with a flair for r’n’r.

9. Best Harness: Didog Studded Spiked Leather Dog Harness

If your pet doesn’t wear a collar but you still want them to rock the studs and spikes look, this harness is a great choice. Handmade from quality, durable leather, this harness features spikes on the chest and the back for a total rocker badass look. Easy to clean and comfy to wear, the harness is best-suited to wide chested breeds such as the Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Boxers, or Mastiff. There’s only one size with 5 holes for adjustments and it will fit dogs with a chest circumference from 26” to 34″ and neck size of 17.5” to 23.5″.

10. Best Leash: Yellow Dog Design Skulls-Black EZ-Grip Dog Leash-with Comfort Handle

We may be punks but we have a sense of style! Going outdoors with your stud-ridden tee and spiked collar would not be complete without a skull-embellished leash. Made in the USA from smooth and durable polyester, the leash boasts a specially designed and injection molded handle for a firm and comfy grip. The leash is 5 feet long and comes in two widths – 1” or ¾”.

11. Best ID Tag: Red Dingo Skull & Crossbones Stainless Steel Personalized Dog ID Tag

Now that you have a leash, harness, and a collar to match your pet’s punk persona, there’s only one thing that remains – a personalized dog ID tag to complement their rocker style. Featuring a skull and crossbones on the front, the tag is made from sturdy stainless steel that is hand polished and buffed for a perfect finish. On the back, your pet’s information will be displayed in an etched engraving so if they ever get lost, people can have a way to contact you. There are 11 enamel colors to choose from and 3 sizes to match your exact preferences.

12. Best Bowl: Skeletal Doggie Bowl

Don’t sacrifice style when it comes to travelling – even if its a short trip to the dog park. These skull-and-crossbones travel bowls feature tribal-like barbed wire designs on the side that growl: “Nobody drinks from these bowls but me!” These practical bowls come in 2 sizes: small has a 5” diameter and can hold up to 3 cups, and the large is 7” across and can hold 6 cups of food or water.

13. Best for Humans: Dachshund Plugs

And finally, something for the human. Because when dog rocks so hard, you’re going to need these ear plug to get a little peace and quiet. You can choose between blue, yellow, grey, or red to match your style.

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Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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