Doggie Costumes

Doggy Devil - Little dog dressed in devil Halloween costume.
@worldwise1 (14888)
United States
October 24, 2007 7:14pm CST
I found this really cute picture of a little dog decked out in a devil Halloween costume. I know that many people dress their dogs as a general rule. I wonder how comfortable those little dogs are when they are all dressed up. I used to regularly watch Jay Leno's Tonight Show and it was one of his pet peeves. He was totally against dressing dogs in clothes. What do you think about this? Do you dress your dog?
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@GardenGerty (98100)
• United States
25 Oct 07
On the news this morning there was a horse in a costume to look like a french poodle. I thought it was a moose, and that is also what the early morning commentators thought. The horse looked very uncomfortable. Generally speaking, I am against dressing animals in human clothes and costumes.
@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
25 Oct 07
Just picturing that has me holding my sides, GG, lol. I would have to draw the line at dressing such a huge animal.
• United States
25 Oct 07
I dress up my gogs for holloween everyyear we have a contest around here and they can win free food for the best dressed most comfortable and fitting costumes last year I won over 150 dollors worth of food and treats for them
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
25 Oct 07
That's great, aninspiration! If they're going to dress up, you might as well be getting something out of it, lol.
• United States
25 Oct 07
we did once put our dog in an eagles football jersey, it lasted about 2 minutes and thats the extent that went too. I grew up with a girl who use to dress her toy poodle up everyday and use to push him around in a baby coach and this was when she was 16. I think the whole dressing up your pet is a little much
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
25 Oct 07
It is a bit much, phillygirl, but some people look upon their dogs as literal members of the family, and all that goes with it.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
25 Oct 07
I don't dress my dogs..but have thought about it. I think if you want to do it, you should start and do it regularly from the time when the dogs are pups. And I really don't care what Jay Leno says about it, when the temp is below 0, I wish I had trained my guys to wear boots and a jacket. THough we don't want to believe it, our dogs are affected by the cold...no matter how heavy their coat.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
25 Oct 07
That's so funny, Debs_place! I find that a lot of people dress their dogs-and, I must admit that some of them look very cute.
@babyangie27 (5177)
• United States
25 Oct 07
Well I am with jay Leno on this one,I don't like it and won't do it. But that's because I just don't see how it could be comfortable for the dog and if they could talk,what would they say to you?
@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
25 Oct 07
LOL! I guess you might be right on that, babyangie. I think that if I were a dog I wouldn't like the idea of running around wearing people clothes.
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• United States
11 Feb 08
i never dress the shih tzu..but my wife does..and i have to when she insists..lol but now its winter and his hair is grown out he don't need a jacket...but sometimes when his hair is cut short he has a tee shirt..but never a hat..like this little guy..but our shih tzu don't go out much as he is a house dog...he don't like the extreme hot or cold weather
@ctrymuziklvr (11060)
• United States
26 Oct 07
lol...such a cute picture! Before I lost my little Buttercup I had bought her a cute withces hat and it came with a large sort of bandana with halloween pictures all over it. I'm so sorry now that I didn't get to take pictures of her with it on. I don't think their uncomfortable if the dog is used to wearing "clothes". Buttercup had two tee shirts that she seemed to love to wear and this outfit just tied under her neck and didn't bother her. THe hat...well once I figured out how to get it on her tiny head she was fine with it and went on her merry way! It seems that doggie costumes has become a very large business. Wish I had thought of it! lol.
• United States
25 Oct 07
I think it really is important to ask the dog how it feels about wearing clothes. If it doesn't bite the snot out of you then you're probably OK. Anyway, I must agree with the practice because I'm a dog and I wear clothes (usually).
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
25 Oct 07
My little dog refuses to go outside during the winter unless she is wearing clothes. She brings them to us and waits patiently for us to put them on her. She has a completely bald belly, and her chest hair is really thin, too. Plus she's small, so she gets cold easily. We live in North Dakota, where it's not uncommon for our temperature to be several degrees below zero (Fahrenheit), with a wind chill that is even colder. My little dog is dressing up for Halloween, too. She's going to be a Lady Bug. Usually she just wears sweaters, though. :)
@latinvari (192)
• Turkey
25 Oct 07
i think this is not so good think because they r animal not a human and dress for humans and i guess this is painly for animals :(
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
25 Oct 07
I don't dress my dogs..but have thought about it. I think if you want to do it, you should start and do it regularly from the time when the dogs are pups. And I really don't care what Jay Leno says about it, when the temp is below 0, I wish I had trained my guys to wear boots and a jacket. THough we don't want to believe it, our dogs are affected by the cold...no matter how heavy their coat.