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Christmas Dogs

Updated on December 12, 2016

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.

This doberman is wearing a reindeer decoration on it's head
This doberman is wearing a reindeer decoration on it's head

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.

This Lab and Cocker brought their feline friend over for a picture
This Lab and Cocker brought their feline friend over for a picture

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?

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Here we have a Yorkie and a Chihuahua all decked out in Christmas doggie clothes
Here we have a Yorkie and a Chihuahua all decked out in Christmas doggie clothes

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.

Santa Doggie
Santa Doggie

Dog Clothes For Pictures

Holiday
Dog
Outfits
Antlers
Bandana
Santa Outfit
Red Bow Tie
An Ugly Sweater
Santa Paws Dress
Elf Ears Hat
Plaid Outfit
Jingle Bell Collar
Taking a picture with my human
Taking a picture with my human

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!

An adorable Mastiff dressed in his Christmas Santa hat
An adorable Mastiff dressed in his Christmas Santa hat

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.

Here's an Akita in his Christmas duds
Here's an Akita in his Christmas duds

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 French Bulldog is hanging out under the Christmas tree
This French Bulldog is hanging out under the Christmas tree

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.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in her Christmas hat
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in her Christmas hat

Big Or Small Santa Hat?

I love how this hat hangs down to the floor when it's worn by this King Charles Spaniel.

This Labrador is sitting next to the tree looking out the window - I wonder if dreams of sugar plum fairies are dancing in his head
This Labrador is sitting next to the tree looking out the window - I wonder if dreams of sugar plum fairies are dancing in his head

I really like the black and white of this Christmas picture.

This pups Santa hat is being used as a throw
This pups Santa hat is being used as a throw

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.

One blue eye, one brown eye, this beautiful  herding dog is able to carry the Santa hat look with no problem
One blue eye, one brown eye, this beautiful herding dog is able to carry the Santa hat look with no problem

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.

This pup looks a bit like a Polar Bear in her red and white Santa hat
This pup looks a bit like a Polar Bear in her red and white Santa hat
This Golden Retriever just woke up and is wondering if Santa came yet
This Golden Retriever just woke up and is wondering if Santa came yet

I get most of my pet outfits at Amazon. They've got so many to choose from - take a look.

The Christmas Greyhound
The Christmas Greyhound
Looks like someone had too much party
Looks like someone had too much party

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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Christmas Shepherd sitting in a gift box
Christmas Shepherd sitting in a gift box

New Funny Pictures of Dogs : Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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!!!

Barking Dogs - Jingle Bells

More Funny Christmas Dog Pictures

I found some very funny dog pictures - it shows dogs getting into trouble around Christmas time - you can see it at the Daily Mail. Another site I found that has holiday doggie pictures is The Berry. If you want more pictures to look at, visit one or both of those sites.

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