Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is the national holiday on which we celebrate America's declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Americans across the nation show their pride in many celebratory ways including fireworks, parades, concerts, barbeques and more. We reflect on our freedom and the privileges and great opportunities that the United States of America has to offer. On this day especially, we flaunt our pride by displaying our flags and dressing in stars in stripes. As fellow members of our society, can't our pets be proud to be American too? Sure, dressing your dog in clothes and costumes can get a little crazy, but if you're going to jazz them up, why not do it with a patriotic purpose? We teamed with our friends at the Canine Fence and found some cute and funny outfits for proud pooches who want to wear their red, white and blue - find out which costumes the list!


8. Patriotic to the Bone Dog Tee

Playing on the 1982 hit "Bad to the Bone", this shirt is perfect for tough dogs with big plans for the Fourth of July. While not a complete costume, we felt the slogan alone is hysterical enough for a pup to stand out on Independence Day.

7. Stars and Stripes Collar with Necktie

For the sophisticated, political or patriotic dog... While quite comical, this super-cute neck tie brings a whole new meaning to "Blue collar".

6. Olympic Cheerleader Dog Costume

Perhaps honoring the upcoming 2012 Olympics and the Fourth of July, any dog wearing this red, white and blue flamboyant costume pictured below is sure to turn heads.

5. Patriotic Dog Scrunchie (Collar)

The easiest of all the costumes, this silly clown-like collar transforms dogs into patriotic pups in just seconds. Just hope that the doggie doesn't see himself in the mirror!

4. Dog Bless the USA Dog Tee

Another outfit with a fantastic slogan, this attention-getting t-shirt is for dogs (and owners) with a sense of humor.

3. Patriotic Uncle Sam Costume

This fun costume completes the "Uncle Sam" look with a hat, bow tie, and stripes and stars cape.  Passersby will certainly find themselves rubbernecking at dogs wearing this snazzy USA getup!

2. Patriotic Dog Dress

We couldn't leave out the ladies! Sequins, stars, stripes and denim combine to make this one of the flashiest patriotic costumes online. Like the Uncle Sam suit, the hat tops off the whole look!

1. All-American Dog Bikini

This one may take it a little far, but when it comes to the Fourth of July, humans don't hold back showing off their pride, so why should canines? This humorous bikini is for the dogs who go the distance to proudly represent their country and show off their wild side.


Do you ever dress your dog in outfits or costumes? Which of these Fourth of July patriotic costumes is the cutest? Tell us in the comments field below! Once you're done, be sure to check out Canine Fence for all your dog training needs.