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    I have no objection to practical dog clothes. Coats are necessary for some breeds in cool climates. Even though we live in the tropics my Whippet has a coat to wear on the occasional cold day in Winter.

    Sometimes even boots serve a practical purpose. A friend in Iceland always walked her dog in boots in certain Winter weather conditions to protect his feet. Dogs working in rough, rocky terrain can also benefit from wearing boots.

    I personally dislike seeing dogs in frilly tutus or whatever or dressed in tough guy leather jackets. These are of no benefit to the animal and some poor dogs look very uncomfortable wearing them. These dogs are dressed simply to entertain humans. It's a bit like performing animals in the circus. People roar with laughter when a bear or an elephant in a frilly skirt performs tricks that immitate human actions. I don't laugh. It makes me ashamed to be human and I feel very sad.

    We all have our own personal moral code. I was 7 years old the last time I went to a circus and I was taken home half way through the show because the Elephants in fancy dress performing demeaning tricks made me cry and I said I hoped the mangy lions would kill the horrible trainer with the whip. Seeing dogs dressed up like toys or miniature humans upsets me in the same way.

    Just my personal opinion. Others must make their own choices according to their own moral code.

    Let me know if I have broken any of your rules and I'll delete this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    The breeder of my new puppy keeps sending me photos of the dogs all done up for their Christmas cards with beautiful Santa bibs and Santa hats. Now, I've never done that myself, but gotta admit the dogs look gorgeous, and don't seem to mind. Other ppl have sent me Christmas cards with Newfies on them without clothes, and gotta say I prefer the photos without clothes. I can see the dog that way! Lol.
    Here is a shoot a friend of mine did a while back of my boys for Christmas cards using her whippet as the reindeer I thought it was adorable lol and when trying to find a house she had trouble finding one that allowed her dog, so along with her application she had a letter from her dog and a photo shoot of her dressed in a hula skirt lol.

    Anyways over the thread hogging now lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhound View Post
    I have no objection to practical dog clothes. Coats are necessary for some breeds in cool climates. Even though we live in the tropics my Whippet has a coat to wear on the occasional cold day in Winter
    yeah...almost got Ruby girl a jacket, because she was really cold...little darling!

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    I think dressing up dogs says a lot about the owenrs.

    I have dressed mine up once, and that was with a lions mane for a 'jungle' themed party we had a home once. A friend purchased some hair lions mane looking material and made them like a collar to put around their neck. They only wore them for about 40 minutes or so. They looked amazingly cute.

    Apart from that and the odd Christmas day where I have thrown a pair of reindeer ears on one and laughed myself stupid before taking them off, I have never dressed up my dogs.

    I have seen many pictures of Pugs and other dogs dressed up. The dogs are panting and obviously hot. How very stupid.

    My dogs do wear pyjama type coats and other coats in Winter but these however are for the warmth, not for looks.
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    DH, how could you possibly have broken any rules? Personally, I've never seen you break one anywhere yet!

    I agree with your way of thinking. There are times when dogs wear certain items of clothing, but usually those items are made for dogs and for a particular purpose - ie - to make their life easier, or more comfortable, or to relieve a problem or pain etc...
    I cannot abide the frilly clothing put on some dogs, as I too find it demeaning not only to the dog, but to myself. Hell, I wouldn't wear it! LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kikki View Post
    Nope lol

    Gawd Di, read the whole post, lol.

    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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    love to put things on my dog but my mum say no

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    DH, I actually thought that this thread may have been started because of the abuse aimed at you in the last one (amongst other things). Of course, just my take on it and I could be wrong.

    I'd love to see you post more often here and I know you have a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that we could all benefit from. I also miss the stories you used to tell on the forum that closed down.
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    I also think that dogs have fur for a reason. We humans are the only animal in the world to cloth ourselves, is that correct? (Jeez, I hope it is cause I just said so! )

    Imagine if we all were forced to walk around naked. Well, come to think about it that almost describes the Gold Coast on a hot summer's day when I lived there, but anyway...I'm digressing again...

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    what stories? I wanna hear stories

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