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Cute Winter Coats for Posh Doggies

Updated on December 18, 2007

I dunno if I was just oblivious to puppy fashion when I was a kid, but I’ve certainly taken notice over the last few years. Oh, I know there’ve always been uptown women with dolled up Chihuahuas in their purses, but that trend seems to have gone mainstream in the last decade.

I’ll be honest and say I think a tutu on your Great Dane looks a little silly, and you should expect her/him to view you unfavorably for even suggesting it. But… I confess the tutu can look pretty cute on a Yorkie. And they’re too small to really kick up a fuss, so you can probably get away with it.

On a serious note, however, some of these coats are just kind.

I live in a fairly cold climate come winter, and I see a lot of Yorkies, Dauschunds, Chihuahuas, etc tethered to lampposts while owners shop in warm potravinies. The poor little things are always shivering, and rightly so. You would be, too, if you were basically stark naked in the snow.

So what can you do?

Well, you can go get Fido or Fifi one of those nifty dog coats. What? They aren’t that expensive, and they come in a variety of styles. You don’t have to buy something you’d expect to see on Paris Hilton’s dog. They do make reasonable puppy attire, after all.

How much are they?

I’ve seen them range from 10 – 100 bucks, depending on what you’re willing to spend.

Where can I buy them?

You can get them online at puppy couture shops, or you can find a local distributor in your area.

Is it going to make my dog look silly?

Yes, probably. Sorry. But he’ll be warm, so who cares?

Will the other dogs make fun of him?

Yes, probably. Dogs can be b*tches, you know.

What materials do they come in?

You can find anything from fleece to faux fur to leather. There seems to be as much variety for Fido as there is for you!

Can he still potty with one of those on?

This is a good question. Mind the length of the coat. Obviously, if it goes all the way to the family jewels, you might have a problem. If men can’t aim for the toilet, you can hardly expect a dog to aim around the coat. So what are you waiting for? Fido wants a new coat!

xx Isabella

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