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The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Dog Dads

From matching Barbour jackets to rugged hiking packs to denim bandanas that announce he’s ready to mingle, there’s something special for every dog dad this year.

by Charles Manning
June 14, 2022
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To a dog dad, the love and companionship of his BFF (that would be his dog) is the gift that keeps on giving, year after year, snuggle after snuggle. But sometimes actual gifts are nice, too. You know, like matching dog and dad waxed cotton Barbour coats, a backpack that doubles as a dog carrier for adventures off the beaten path, or a sleek pet food storage container so it doesn’t look like he lives with, well, an animal. Check out all the amazing gear we’ve rounded up for this year’s Father’s Day gift guide.

Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?)

There’s nothing better than taking your dog out on the trail, especially when they can help lighten the load by carrying all their own stuff (treats, first aid, poo bags, etc.). Ruffwear’s Front Range Day Pack features foam-padded construction for comfortable extended wear, five points of adjustment for an optimal fit, internal mesh pockets, and a radial cut, weight-forward saddlebag design that creates passive compression and stabilizes pack contents. It has a low-profile padded handle for controlled and comfortable lift and assist, and three leash attachment points: an aluminum V-ring on the back, a reinforced webbing loop on the chest, and a tow loop on the back. In other words, it’s about as well-designed a doggy backpack as you can get. Perfect for outdoorsy dogs and their outdoorsy dads. 

$80 at Ruffwear

Most dogs don’t care what they eat out of, but these Wild One bowls are really nice. The color, the shape — they’re just really aesthetically pleasing, and considering they’re out and in use all the time, that’s not a bad thing. They are made of sturdy, food-grade stainless steel, are dishwasher safe, have a non-slip silicone base, and have a four-cup capacity for especially hungry dogs. You can also customize them with 26 letters and a choice of 10 emojis. Fun!

$25 at Wild One
Barbour Wax Dog Coat

How handsome would your dog look walking around outside with his very own, iconic waxed cotton Barbour jacket? So handsome! This particular model comes with a cotton tartan lining, corduroy collar detail, velcro chest fastening, and an underbody strap. And if you want to do something extra-special, might we suggest getting dad a jacket to match? Dad’s will run you about seven times as much as dog’s, but it’ll never go out of style and it will last them the rest of their life. Also, the pictures of them together in their matching outfits will literally be priceless.

$70 at Barbour
The Barkers Black Leather Harness

Dog harnesses these days come in every conceivable color and material, but there is something about this all-leather option from The Barkers that feels extra special. Made in Italy with ethically-sourced, vegetable-tanned Italian calf leather and brass-plated buckles, it looks more like a piece of horse tackle from Hermès than a dog harness. And while an actual Hermès leather dog harness will run you around $1,000, this beauty is a relative steal at a mere $69.

$69 at The Barkers
Mr. Dog Stripe Mattress Bed

A stylish dog bed for a stylish dog dad, the Mr. Dog dog bed was designed to be as durable and dog friendly as it is interior decor-friendly. The 100 percent cotton twill cover was designed in collaboration with textile and wallpaper designer Kate Loudoun Shand and features non-toxic pigment silkscreen dyes and a signature black-on-black injection-molded resin zipper. Inside is a combination of shredded latex and cotton rag, which can comfortably support a dog’s weight and allow them to burrow to their heart’s content without damaging or fattening out the filling. It is possibly the best dog bed on the market, and certainly one of the most attractive. 

$200 at Mr. Dog
simplehuman Extra Large Pet Food Can

Big dogs require a lot of food, and storing that food properly (and aesthetically) can be difficult. That’s where this large-capacity can from Simple Human comes in. It can hold up to 44 lbs of dog food and is designed with a lock-tight handle that keeps food in and dogs out. A silicone gasket forms an airtight seal so food stays fresh, and it includes a convenient scoop that attaches magnetically under the lid. It also just looks damn nice.

$180 at Nordstrom

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Charles Manning

Charles Manning is an actor, writer, and fashion/media consultant living in New York City with his two cats, Pumpkin and Bear. Follow him on Instagram @charlesemanning.