11 Matching Dog Bandanas and Face Masks We’re Obsessed With
The shops are re-opening, local cafes are cooking and our national parks are blooming. While we’re are all slowly getting back to our daily lives, face masks have become an important part of our new normality.
In some parts of the UK, wearing a face mask is compulsory and will soon become law. There’s no doubt you’ll need to wear a face mask in some of the dog friendly places listed on our website. So why not use this as an opportunity to purchase a fabric face mask and match with your best friend?
We’ve sniffed out 11 of our favourite dog bandanas and face masks for you to check out. Before we delve into that, let’s catch you up on what you need to know first.
Is it law to wear a mask?
On the 8th August, it will become law in England to wear face coverings in shops, galleries, museums, post offices, transport hubs, banks and when buying takeaways. It is also mandatory to wear them while using public transport in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
If you don’t follow the rules? Well, you could face a fine of up to £100. Don’t know about you, but we’re adding face masks to our ‘lead, poo-bags, phone, keys, wallet’ checklist. Stat.
Why wear a face mask?
While they can’t protect you from catching COVID-19 they can prevent you from spreading the virus to others. Your mask protects others and in treturn their masks protect you.
Should I buy my dog a face mask?
No, they are not necessary (or safe) for dogs. We advise against putting masks on your dog, it could be distressing for them. It also may affect their ability to breathe properly, particularly flat-face breeds.
Who is exempt from wearing face masks?
There are two groups who are advised to not wear face coverings. They are: children under the age of two and those who find it difficult to breathe wearing one.
What’s the difference between medical masks and fabric masks?
Frontline workers need medical grade face masks (or PPE) to stay safe. You should avoid buying those so supplies continue to be reserved for those who need them the most.
Reusable fabric masks are stylish, better for the environment and more comfortable to wear.
What features should my face mask have?
Fabric face masks are not medical grade, but there are added features to look out for that can provide a little more saftey.
Double Layering: Research shows that fabric face masks need at least two layers in order for them to work effectively. Anything less than double layering becomes ineffective.
Triple Layering: Triple layering provides better protection. Face masks which have triple layering consist of an inner layer of an absorbent material such as cotton, a non-woven middle layer consisting of a material such as polypropylene, and a final, non-absorbent synthetic top layer such as polyester or polyester blend.
Some bandanas also come with further layers, some even have up to 7 layers for that extra peace of mind.
Filter: Your fabric face mask should effective enough on its own, but if your masks have a filter this can certainly add an extra layer of protection to your non-medical mask. Some masks have filter pockets so you can change them as required.
Okay, now we’re all clued up, let’s dive into some of our favourite matching dog bandanas and face masks!
Seven Layered Face Mask with Dog Bandana
This quirky dog bandana and face mask is perfect for those prickly situations. This face mask has an impressive 7 layers with a 5 layer PM2.5 Activated Carbon Filter. The dog bandana can be popped onto their collar with ease. The matching sets also come in other designs including a donut print and sunflower bumblebee design.
The best part? 50p from each sale goes to the NHS and for every 1000 masks made, 5% is donated to people in London who need masks.
Triple Layered Face Mask with Dog Bandana
Not only are the matching designs showstopping, but at the heart of Creature Clothes Shop is a kind and caring ethos. When the pandemic hit, they provided local nursing communities with protective face masks.
These masks are triple-layered with a filter pocket. They’ll even be giving 10% of all proceeds from the masks to Covid-19 Relief and Support charities.
Bandanas are available in 2 sizes fitting your Yorkies right up to a Great Dane.
These bandanas come in a range of designs and we want one of each.
Each mask comes with a triple-layer and filter pocket complete with premium cotton fabric. The matching bandana fits over any collar up to 3cm wide.
Looking for something a little more quirky? This matching set features a rainbow unicorn print and a baby blue pompom trim.
Face masks are triple layered, with a pocket at the back to add a filter. Instead of uncomfortable elastic these are secured using a pretty grosgrain ribbon.
Bandanas are tie-on and come in a range of sizes.
This bright, popping paw-print style not only comes with a matching bandana but scrunchie too. The face mask is a triple-layered, with an adjustable nose bar, elastic ear loops and adjustable bead for comfort and safety.
It also comes with a double sided medium size dog bandana to go over your best friend’s collar.
If you’re a fan of the Cath Kidston polka dot designs you’ll love this matching set. The face masks are triple layered, and come with a pouch to put filters in (and PM2.5 filters are available to add to the order). The dog bandanas are tie-up, with sizes small to large.
Another pretty design made with a pink poly-cotton fabric complete with Scotties and Westies. This face mask is triple-layered, reversible and washable. The matching tie-on bandana is available for small size dogs.
All profits made from these sets will be donated to Magpas (flying ambulance) charity.
Double Layered Face Mask with Dog Bandana
This fun and funky set features a quirky giraffe print. Face masks are double layered and available in Orange Mustard and Cerise Mustard. The bandana is made to fit over most dog collars.
We love Flufferinos range of matching face masks, bandanas and scrunchies. All masks are double layered with a filter pocket and adjustable cords for better, more comfortable, tighter fit.
Bandanas are made with metal popper snaps to ensure a good comfortable and secure fit. They come in a range of quirky designs. This Fox theme is perfect for those woodland adventures together.
Another from the Flufferino collection. This Springtime set features the same double layered mask as mentioned above with a pocket for a filter. The dog’s bandana is slightly different in that it made out of dark denim on one side and cotton rose pattern on the other. Perfect for that rockabilly look.
Another set which includes an option to get a matching scrunchie. This cute ditsy print features an over the collar bandana, making it easy to put on and keep secure. Face masks are double layered with cotton material.
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Share your favourite designs in the comments below or let us know of some other local businesses who have some tail-wagging matching sets.
Looking for more bandanas? Check out our Summer ‘edit’ of dog bandanas.