Thanks to the internet (and the plethora of online Shopify stores it brings), you can dress your pup for every occasion. No more “granny’ knitted sweaters for your sophisticated canine…unless you are like me and bought a few from the thrift store. Don’t judge, I found some gems that were clearly made for wiener dogs.
But is dressing up your dog just something that you like to do? Is there any benefit to your dog? It depends on the weather conditions of your area, the type of clothing and the reasons behind the purchases you mke.
A coat can be a very useful item of clothing for your dog. It’s meant to provide warmth in cold weather. But, just like for human clothing, there are designer labels and some incredibly impractical canine fashion. Here’s looking at Paris Hilton’s 00’s fashion choices for her Chihuahua Tinkerbell.
Apart from coats and sweaters other useful dog clothing items include dog t-shirts and dog sunglasses. These can look cute but serve a real purpose. Did you know that skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancers among dogs? Buying clothing for your dog can be super fun to play dress up but for us, it has a vital role in keeping our dog safe during the harsh Montreal winters. We save the cuteness purchases for Halloween.
Basic Purchases: Functional Dog Clothing
Waterproof adjustable dog coats are great for winter
If you have a dog in Canada, chances are you are familiar with dog clothing. It’s a reality we dread every winter in our house: putting on the coat while dog looks miserable. Trying to put the booties on while dog looks even more miserable. Rinse and repeat.
Here is a list of dog clothing you should consider:
Canine clothing and accessories are big business. Dog fashion is very distinctive because it is centered on dogs. We may think this started on Instagram but this fashion trend dates back to the Egyptians. Of course, it’s taken off due to a savvy mix of capitalism and millenials who ruin everything.
[caption id="attachment_3382" align="aligncenter" width="1020"] This photo is from Jax Photography[/caption]
We often see dogs wearing tuxes or interesting dresses while their favorite humans get married.