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    We don't dress our dogs in clothes...that might be because if we did...they would shred it to 1000 pieces and eat it! The most I do is give them their "CANTEEN" bandana on when we go out in public to show our support of young people living with cancer.

    I have to say I did consider a "jacket" for Ruby when she was little, because she would get cold really quickly when outside...poor little darling.

    Whatever people do is their own business. Like what was said...I treat my dogs like MY dogs. I don't expect other people to treat their dogs like I treat mine.

    I don't believe in having dogs mainly in the backyard...I think they should be allowedd to be inside (this might be the Danish coming up in me). It is not common practice in Denmark to have "backyard dogs". I was thoroughly shocked when I saw that on arrival here...that so many people keep their dogs in the backyard. Then again...it would be WAY too cold...wet and yucky to keep backyard dogs in Denmark

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    I think DH meant the people that dress their dogs seriously. Not just playing around like what kids(and occasionly adults) do.
    I see it all the time, people bring there little Chihuahua in, dressed up in her 'going out' clothes.
    They treat them like they are real people. That i think is cruel. They're dogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    They treat them like they are real people. That i think is cruel. They're dogs.
    Fair enough...I think keeping dogs locked in the backyard is more cruel than putting on a "fancy" dress

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Fair enough...I think keeping dogs locked in the backyard is more cruel than putting on a "fancy" dress
    You don't have to make it sound like a torture chamber.
    They are dogs. Some dogs, like Lady, enjoy and like being dogs.
    Along my street all sorts of dogs live outside. Labs, GSDs, Blue Heelers, Border Collies, Golden Retrievers. Notice they're all 'doggy dogs'?
    Some dogs like and want to be outside, and until you own one of these breeds/dogs, you shouldn't go around saying its cruel.

    As for dressed up dogs, its uneccassary and if you want a little toy to put clothes on, how about a stuffed teddy, or a relatives child, or a toy doll.
    Let dogs be dogs! They shouldn't have to bite or squirm away to show they don't like it.
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    i treat mine like dogs.they sleep outside and do everything outside

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    You don't have to make it sound like a torture chamber.
    They are dogs. Some dogs, like Lady, enjoy and like being dogs.
    Along my street all sorts of dogs live outside. Labs, GSDs, Blue Heelers, Border Collies, Golden Retrievers. Notice they're all 'doggy dogs'?
    Some dogs like and want to be outside, and until you own one of these breeds/dogs, you shouldn't go around saying its cruel.

    As for dressed up dogs, its uneccassary and if you want a little toy to put clothes on, how about a stuffed teddy, or a relatives child, or a toy doll.
    Let dogs be dogs! They shouldn't have to bite or squirm away to show they don't like it.
    Excuse me...I have every right to say I think it is cruel as you say it is cruel to dress up a dog!

    I believe when you invest in a dog...it should be allowed to be part of the family...not just some object in the backyard!

    And what exactly is a doggy dog???

    My dogs are not humans....they sleep in their crates...they eat DOGGY food...they pee and poop on the lawn...they snif each others bits etc. They are also allowed inside with us...enjoying time with us and being a part of the family.

    Why get a dog if it confined to the backyard out of reach of its humans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post
    what a f*cking joke your comment is...you best call the authorities & report my kids & i for animal cruelty...

    Guess my children dressing our dog in seasonal clothing/fancy dress for pics etc is edging towards cruelty then in your opinion

    Well Floyd don't seem to mind being dressed in fancy dress clothing, nor does he fight off us when we dress him up nor does he show discomfort nor is he restricted by clothing etc.
    Am I to assume you agreed with the rest of my post?

    Why must you take everything personally and get so very angry all the time? Do you have anger management problems?

    I couldn't care less if you dress YOUR dog in clothes. It is simply not something I would do to one of mine.

    I have my opinion and you are entitled to yours. There is no need to stress out and throw a tantrum every time some one says something you don't agree with.

    Why not have a cup of tea and a nice lie down.

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    What were dogs used for originally?
    Working at whatever they were bred for.
    They were bred to work, and originally, they weren't 'part of the family'.
    Farm dogs for example, still arn't part of the family.
    And what about the dogs that want to be outside? Like Lady?

    Bichon Frise, Pomeranians, Maltese, Pugs, Poodles are all lap dogs. These are all breeds that in my opinion get 'harrassed' the most as people 'humanise' them.
    By 'doggy dogs', the breeds that were bred for a real working purpose.

    I always remember reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder series of books. Their Bulldog Jack slept out the front of the house through rain, hail and shine. The dog was never allowed to hitch a ride in the horse and carriage. It ran all the time and swam through water rapids. He was a dog, not a family member.

    Here is a sample from a website that designs doggy clothes:
    You can find formal attire, casual clothes, costumes and themed clothing in for dogs of all sizes. Whether you want to show off your spoiled puppies or your looking to protect them from the elements, there are tons of clothes to build your dogs wardrobe. Is your pooch dainty and delicate or rugged and roudy? Princess dresses or hooded sweatshirts, t-shirts and pajamas are available in just about every personality you can imagine. From rock to jock, ballerina to brainiac, you can find the style that best fits you and your pet.
    thepet-botique.com
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    Oh its not like outside dogs are ignored and abused!
    And only ever see a human once in a blue moon!
    They are still fed, exercised and played with. They just don't sleep at their humans feet when they're watching TV.
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    How do you know that dogs you see in backyards are there all the time? They may be indoors at times or at night. Australian climate is so different than Denmark. I personally let my dogs dictate where they want to be. Blackie hated being inside, all he wanted to do was be out, others choose what they want, going to the door to be let out or pawing it to come in.

    I have never dressed a dog up, personally I see it the same way as dressing up a cat or a bird if done a lot, humanising them and making them into something they are not to satisfy OUR needs. I have stated before that dressing for a photoshoot etc occasionally, to me would not be seen as bad.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 12-08-2009 at 11:03 AM. Reason: typos and spell check does not work on this PC

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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