People have a variety of reasons why they dress their dogs in clothes. Some put a hat or sweater on their dog in the winter. Others just think their dog or puppy looks so cute in a costume. Some dogs seem to enjoy all the attention they get when wearing clothes. There’s even a National Dress Up Your Pet Day.
Smaller and less furry breeds are more comfortable in a sweater. The same goes for dogs with fresh haircuts, or who are aging and sick. Larger dogs with dense hair coats do not have a need for additional insulation, and would be very uncomfortable if they were forced to wear clothing. Their fur is already genetically designed to protect them from extreme winter temperatures. The Siberian Husky, Malamute, and Saint Bernard breeds are all excellent examples of dogs that are perfectly suited to cold temperatures, while the Chihuahua, Greyhound, and many terrier and pinscher breeds are dogs that would do well with a little extra outer insulation.
Dogs are more likely to tolerate clothes if they are taught from puppyhood. Even if you don’t plan on regularly dressing up your dog, it’s best to teach your puppy to wear clothes while he’s little, in case a change of outfit is needed at some point in his life, either for a special occasion or for maintaining proper body temperature
Some dogs wearing clothing look very stylish and some look from adorable to spooky, let us remind you that your dog shouldn’t feel. Please do not force anything on your dog, until he is comfortable. Take a look at our Top 16 Hilarious Pics That Prove Dogs Shouldn’t Wear Clothes.
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