I love the pictures I see of dogs at Christmastime. Some are dressed in holiday garb, others are popping out of wrapping paper, some are even ripping into presents to find the goodies inside...these pictures make me smile. I am a dog lover, and these dogs having fun helps get me in the spirit of this December celebration.
Do You Take Christmas Pictures Of Your Dog?
Do you dress your dogs up in holiday outfits and snap pictures of them? We do! It's fun to let the dogs in on the Christmas fun. Pet stores set up areas where pets can have their pictures taken with Santa and the elves. I have a couple picture ornaments with that picture in it. It is so cute to watch the dogs interact with this canine friendly Santa Claus.
You don't need to buy a special outfit for your dogs picture...lend them some of your holiday accessories, like the Reindeer earmuffs shown in the picture up above.
You don't have to go out to take holiday pictures with your dog, you can stay home and try for some more relaxed poses. You know, your dog lying under the Christmas tree, or in front of it. If more than one pet is going to be in your picture, dress them each in a different holiday look. Here we have a Santa hat, some antlers, and a bow.
Do You Or Don't You Dress Your Dog Up For Holiday Pictures
Are you going to dress your dog in holiday clothes or accessories for a Christmas picture this year?
Santa Coats Come In All Sizes
These Santa coats look so cute on little dogs but you can find them in small, medium, large, and even extra-large sizes.
Dog Clothes For Pictures
Red Bow Tie
An Ugly Sweater
Santa Paws Dress
Elf Ears Hat
Jingle Bell Collar
Take A Picture Of The Dog And Its Human
Don't be afraid to jump in on the photo session with your dog. You will have a forever Christmas ornament, a keepsake of the great times you are having with your beloved pet. In the case of this picture, it's Luna and her human Mom! Look at them in matching Santa hats!
A Mastiff With Tons Of Christmas Spirit
This Mastiff might look intimidating the entire year through, but at Christmas his inner Santa comes out and he's right in the middle of the celebration. Who knew he was as warm and caring as this?
You can find Santa hats at your local Petco or PetSmart stores, or in most retailers that have a pet department.
Some Dogs Can Carry The Just The Bow Look
Some dogs look adorable in a Santa outfit, but some will look amazing in a more simple costume. How about just a bow? This Akita looks wonderfully festive dressed in a red bow and gold bowtie to celebrate the season.
This sweet little French Bulldog didn't like being dressed up, but he finally agreed to having his picture taken underneath the Christmas tree. Some dogs don't need any extra decorations or accessories to look regal in their holiday picture.
Big Or Small Santa Hat?
I love how this hat hangs down to the floor when it's worn by this King Charles Spaniel.
I really like the black and white of this Christmas picture.
No Christmas Clothes For This Dog!
Some dogs might not let you dress them up, so try throwing your Santa hat or blanket over them to get a picture like the one shown above.
Accentuate The Positive
If your dog has a spectacular feature, like the two different colored eyes shown in the picture up above, be sure to accentuate it. Make it the focus of your photograph. When a dog has two different colored eyes it is called Heterochromia.
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Taking Christmas Dog Pictures
Remember, taking pictures of your dog around the holidays might be a little stressful for your pet. It also might be tiring. If your dog falls asleep during the photo shoot be sure to get a picture of that too.
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Some Dogs Don't Like Their Picture Taken
Not every dog likes to have their pictures taken, and some do not like to be dressed up in holiday outfits...and that's fine. Don't force your pet to do stuff like this...your holiday will be fun whether the dog lets you take his or her picture. It's only fun when it is not forced. I happen to be very lucky in that aspect, my furry buddy loves to have his picture taken. He is a German Shepherd.
Our little Chihuahua is the complete opposite. Every time I go to snap the picture, she turns her head and looks away. She has an inborn sense of timing when it comes to photo taking. I don't think I have one head on picture of her, and she is 16 years old! She just does not want her picture taken...ever.
PUPPY IN A BOX! These Kids Got A Puppy For Christmas
Dogs Are Not Christmas Presents
This video shows a family getting a puppy for Christmas. You can see this was well thought out by the parents, and that makes it a good thing. Don't get your friend or relative a puppy (or any other animal) for Christmas. Owning a pet is a lot of responsibility, it takes a lot of time and patience to own an animal. Animal ownership can also be expensive.
It is a personal decision each person or family should make for themselves. Each person needs to research the different dog breeds to see which one suits their family's lifestyle. Are you a couch potato? Then you don't need an overactive Jack Russell. Get the picture?
And remember Mom and Dad, it's usually the parents who do most of the work when there is a dog or puppy in the house!!!