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Clothes and Sparkly things for the Cantankerous Chihuahua

Updated on September 30, 2014

What to wear, How to wear it, When to Wear It!

Chihuahuas are show-offs! Truly, they love attention. In fact, they are little divas! My Zoe loves to dress up. She seems to be the only 'fashionista' among her chi friends. Lucy doesn't dress up and doesn't seem comfy in any type of clothing. Zoe, however, is at home wearing a sweater, a cute Lulu dress or a hat. I started dressing her when she was still quite young. A word of advise to anyone who wants to see their little Mimi or Fido sporting that cute little 'sombrero' or hankie. Start them off young or they may not be comfortable wearing it. In fact, they'll tear it off with their little teeth. When it comes to accessories, it gets a little more complicated. Zoe wears a necklace only when I'm holding her in my lap or if she is in her carrier. A word of caution to small dog owners: You should never put anything around their neck if they're going to be loose in the backyard or around the house. Chihuahuas are fast runners and there is always the danger of a chain getting caught by a branch or entangled with something.

Chihuahuas tend to get cold during the months of October through March. Even in the mild weather in Florida if the temperature drops a little I see my little Zoe starting to shiver. That's when the sweaters and dresses come out of hiding. I dress her according to the weather. If it's not too cold - a dress will do just fine. If the air is a little nippy, then a sweater. On a trip to Wisconsin I packed her jacket, booties, scarf, and sweaters. My little granddaughter is so used to seeing Zoe wearing a dress or a sweater that one unusually hot day in December when I didn't dress Zoe, she remarked, "Grandma, Zoe is naked!"

Summer months are 'no dress-up' months for Zoe, especially in the Florida heat. I also avoid dressing Zoe when I take her for a walk (even in December). If the morning air is nippy she may start off our walk with a sweater, but somewhere along the way, the sweater comes off. Zoe loves to run and chase after squirrels or lizards. She tends to get overheated (being long-haired) when exercising.

All in all, Chihuahuas are great little dogs who love to be pampered and dressed up. Enjoy them!

Name-me Personalized Necklace
Name-me Personalized Necklace

Holiday bling!

Holly Jolly Bling Dog Collar
Holly Jolly Bling Dog Collar | Source

I'm on top of the world

I'm on top of the world
I'm on top of the world

Dog Fashion World - What They're Wearing Now

Take a peek at what the 'fashionista' doggy in the savvy is wearing.

Zoe Zwindaly - Living La Vida Loca - Chihuahua dog - Friends, Glitz and Glamour

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Where's the Red Carpet??Just Give me PearlsDiamonds are a Girl's Best FriendFashion Faux PasJail BuddiesI think Santa got my list mixed upWhat a Day!Pretty in PinkHanging out with TCHow do you like my sarong?
Where's the Red Carpet??
Where's the Red Carpet??
Just Give me Pearls
Just Give me Pearls
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
Fashion Faux Pas
Fashion Faux Pas
Jail Buddies
Jail Buddies
I think Santa got my list mixed up
I think Santa got my list mixed up
What a Day!
What a Day!
Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink
Hanging out with TC
Hanging out with TC
How do you like my sarong?
How do you like my sarong?

Please Leave a Comment! - Zoe and I love hearing from you..

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    • LynetteBell profile image


      5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Nice to meet Zoe:)

    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Glad that Zoe is able to find the fashion that she needs to be happy. Cute finds!

    • SayGuddaycom profile image


      6 years ago


    • sousababy profile image


      6 years ago

      Ahhh, Zoe is too cute. Love the Lady Butterfly dog costume. Thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago

      How delightful and fun. You reminded me of the chihuahuas my cousin had when I was growing up, they were so patient as we dressed them in doll clothes, such little sweet hearts! I love that you emphasize the importance of not letting little Zoe run around with a necklace for safeties feet on these little ones! I would guess that your fashions are much more comfortable than doll clothes.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      6 years ago

      Cute lens. Nice getting to know Zoe.

    • pinkrenegade lm profile image

      pinkrenegade lm 

      6 years ago

      cute lens! Love the wide range of accessories and clothes. loved the tip about starting them off from a young age.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Oh, perfect! I just made a page for Dress Up Your Pet Day. I'll add a plexo so you can list this page. Cute.

    • PastorCher profile image

      Pastor Cher 

      6 years ago from United States

      Now I know who Zoe is. My pets love to dress up. So cute.

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      6 years ago

      Adorable lens!

    • RhondaAlbom profile image

      Rhonda Albom 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Absolutely adorable. Love your tips on starting young. Blessed by a Squidoo Angel.

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      6 years ago

      Nice & funny lens & also interesting..,

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    • renstar lm profile image

      renstar lm 

      6 years ago

      great lens very cute

    • VeseliDan profile image


      6 years ago

      I absolutely love these clothes! Great lens!

    • kimark421 profile image


      6 years ago

      Great lens. We rescued a chihuahua a few years back and gave it to our 13 year old daughter. She dressed it up all the time. Now, the daughter is 18, and the dog is usually naked. Go figure...


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