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Is dogs wearing clothes cute or just plain wrong! by harvey123 on 25 February 2005 12:22pm
 
ive got a doberman and ive just bought him a t-shirt my partener thinks he now looks a little poofy! Comments please.
 
Re: Is dogs wearing clothes cute or just plain wrong! by Spursfan on 25 February 2005 12:59pm
 
We have a 15-week old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and because of their extremely short coats they feel the cold very badly.

Hence we have bought him a few coats in which he looks so cute!! But they are practical as well, especially in weather such as we are experiencing at the present.

Sometimes he looks at me as if to say 'Do I look like a geek in this?', then sort of sighs as if to say 'oh well, anything for a walk'!!!

As they say, if it feels right, do it!

Anne
 
Re: Is dogs wearing clothes cute or just plain wrong! by harvey123 on 25 February 2005 1:09pm
 
i keep telling him about the short coats....never listens thanks for the suppourt!
 
Re: Is dogs wearing clothes cute or just plain wrong! by Spursfan on 25 February 2005 1:13pm
 
Glad to be of help, m8!
 
Re: Is dogs wearing clothes cute or just plain wrong! by Katie J on 25 February 2005 2:40pm
 
Hi. I have to be honest I'm not a big fan of putting dogs into 'clothes', however if they have short coats and feel the weather then it is a good idea. When dodgy 'celebrities' (ahem!!) put their animals in iffy clothes it looks terrible (i.e. Paris Hilton and Spears!!). I have a black lab and would never put him in any kind of animal couture - although he is a family pet and house dog he was bred to have a thick, waterproof coat so there is no need to make him look silly!

I once had to put some pants on one of my labs after a rather delicate operation and he looked very embarrassed about the situation for the whole two week episode!

So I vote no to unnecessary clothing - they are lovely enough without it!
 
Re: Is dogs wearing clothes cute or just plain wrong! by Diamond on 25 February 2005 2:43pm
 
i agree with you katie - paris hilton put little pink booties on her dog - i mean for heavens sake!!! if dogs were meant to wear clothes they would be called humans !!! i mean cats nor any other animal wear clothing
 
Re: Is dogs wearing clothes cute or just plain wrong! by harvey123 on 25 February 2005 3:07pm
 
i can understand what u r saying about iffy celebs i totally agree. i did see a spider man outfit for a dog on ebay! i would'nt go that far! i guess some people may do it as they feel there pets are like children, fashion accesories etc. I do treat my doggy like my little baby but like u said some clothing is acceptable due to short coats.
 
Re: Is dogs wearing clothes cute or just plain wrong! by Katie J on 25 February 2005 3:21pm
 
I don't want to sound too dogmatic (bad pun intended!) because I do think the warm coats that dogs wear in winter can be useful/attractive...in the right context! Walking my lab in the smelly countryside would be a nightmare if he suddenly decided to take a fancy to a cow pat wearing his latest Chanel number!

My aunt has a massive greyhound but his coat is very thin and he has a big jacket to keep him warm. However, it seems unfair to truss them up in tutus and other ensembles (Paris Hilton again - she should be banned!).

I have to admit that I do wash Harry my black lab in delicious smelling shampoo and conditioner as he often reeks (he sleeps by my bed and it can get unbearable...i've had him from a puppy and yes he is like my little - but very tubby - baby!) His coat is beautiful and shiny afterwards -of course ten minutes later he's in the garden rolling in an unmentionable! Dogs will be dogs!!
 
Re: Is dogs wearing clothes cute or just plain wrong! by canaveralgumby on 26 February 2005 4:25am
 
Some dogs, as said, do need to be kept warm in severe weather, but there are non-poofy and non-dorky things you can get. Hell, you can find anything on the internet!

My "nephew" is a maltese/poodle mix, and he wears a McCloud jacket. For those not in the know, this was a TV detective character in the 70's, a cowboy in the city. He had a bad ass cowboy jacket - tan suede outside, fleece inside. There is nothing wimpy about Mango's McCloud jacket. (The fact that he's a 6 1/2 lb. puff of white fur named Mango, well, that's another story.)

There is of course Harley-Davidson apparel, and sometimes your favorite sports team offers dogwear.

BTW you haven't slept next to a stinky dog til you've slept next to a cocker spaniel. :^)
 
Re: Is dogs wearing clothes cute or just plain wrong! by Spursfan on 26 February 2005 2:49pm
 
Our Tosun (Staffie, see above) has a terrible 'windypops' problem!

He is such a cutie - but we have to have airfresheners handy in each room!

I hate to think what he'll be like when he's an adult!

(His name is Turkish for 'bull', by the way)

Anne
 
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