A dog is a wonderful, precious, priceless member of the family that brings joy and laughter into your life, loves you unconditionally but asks very little in return. People want only the best for their pets and that includes cute winter clothes. Years ago when the weather got cold, there were very few items of clothing to choose from for your dog but that is no longer the case. The dog clothing market is now a multi-million dollar business with fashions and accessories that start from very inexpensive to high-end clothes that are almost unaffordable.Because of the size of the dog fashion market, finding the perfect outfits for chic canines has never been easier.
At one time, the clothing items available for dogs were for specific functions such as sweaters for tiny dogs or ones with very short hair that could not tolerate the cold and boots to protect their feet from the snow, ice and rock salt. Dogs that were sensitive to the cold usually appreciated warm clothing to keep them from freezing. Beloved members of the family, many dogs now have the pleasure of living in comfortable, climate-controlled homes with cozy beds, so no longer receive the environmental prompts necessary to adjust to the seasonal weather changes. As winter arrives, the temperatures drop and snow arrives, the natural coats of indoor dogs are often not heavy enough to protect them from the winter elements. Feet that are only used to soft carpet and indoor flooring often require protective boots or shoes to avoid injury. Other dogs that often need winter clothes, but not as a fashion statement, include search and rescue, sled and police dogs that wear winter coats and footwear to protect them from the snow, sleet and ice. Frail dogs, older dogs, shorthaired breeds and young puppies need winter wear as they are also more vulnerable.
Nowadays, along with functional, practical winter clothing for dogs, there are high fashion items that will not only keep your pet warm but stylish and chic at the same time. With the huge selection of wonderful winter dog outfits available, including designer dog clothes, shopping for your treasured companion is not only exciting but also a lot of fun. There are everyday winter clothes available as well as fabulous winter fashions for special occasions including Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's and social gatherings and parties. Many people want their dogs to dress like them so when they go out or have people in, it draws attention to their adorable pet and brings a smile to everyone's face.
Dog specialty boutiques, pet super marts, pet stores and online stores carry just about any type of winter clothes and accessories dog owners could ever want or dream of for their pets. This includes everyday winter fashions and designer dog clothing to fabulous, unique evening clothes. For stylish and warm clothes, prices range from inexpensive ten-dollar outfits to designer dog clothes costing hundreds of dollars. Some of the everyday cute winter clothes include wonderful knit sweaters available in long or short sleeves with regular necklines or turtlenecks. Hoodies and sweatshirts with cute sayings and made of soft, warm material are always popular items and help keep pets warm on wintry, cold days. Winter coats with fleece linings look adorable, especially with a scarf and boots to match. Pet wraps that cover the body including legs not only protect the dog's vital internal organs but also are comfortable and look great. There are adorable pajamas and nightshirts that come in a multitude of patterns, materials and colors along with thermal underwear and even housecoats. A cute Santa outfit with little boots is sure to be a hit at Christmas time or corduroy trousers and a fancy shirt make idea party clothes.
For stylish, elegant dogs, there are fabulous designer winter clothes made by famous designers including some of the top people clothing designers. The canine winter clothes collections come in a large range of styles and colors. Although usually expensive, if you shop around, you can often find the styles in the prince range you want. Normally made from top quality material, elegant decorative touches compliment these well-crafted clothes. Fabrics include tartan, corduroy, faux fur, and wool. Some of the cute designer winter clothes in demand are vests, jackets, loungewear, coats, dress shirts and sweaters. Formal wear includes a classic two-piece tuxedo; velvet tuxedo shirt; faux fur lynx, sable, mink, zebra and leopard coats; pink fur trimmed coats; red velvet Christmas dress; and leather jackets. When buying designer winter clothes for your pet, be sure to look at accessories for your dog that include items such as hats, scarves, winter ponchos, holiday tie sets, and footwear.
If you have never bought clothes for your pet before, you need to measure the dog to buy or order the correct size. Just like peoples clothes, the size labels of dog clothes vary from one dog clothes manufacturer to the next. To ensure a proper fit, it is important to measure your puppy properly. Always take the measurements with your pet standing and start by measuring the total length of the dogs back from the middle of its neck to the base of the tail. Also, measure the circumference of both the chest and neck. At the widest area of the stomach, measure the circumference of your pet's tummy and top of the front leg. Always round the measurements off to the nearest whole number. Buy winter clothes that fit your pet properly, are not too snug but do not fall off, never hinder the movement of the dog and look comfortable. Never leave your dog unattended when dressed in winter clothes. Many specialty dog boutiques and dog-clothing stores allow pet owners to bring their dogs in to try on clothes so they get the right size and see what the clothing outfit looks like. Keep your much deserving pet warm this winter with cute winter clothes from everyday outfits and loungewear to formalwear and accessories.
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