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