I was browsing around the internet, looking for stuff to write about and came across the concept of 'dog bathing suits, bikinis and trunks'. Honestly I didn't know if I should laugh out loud or cry. Yes, they do look fancy, but seriously, does a dog need to wear a bikini? Whilst I am not completely against dog clothes, putting them in swimming suits seems a bit over the top to me. What do you think? There is a handy 'opinion vote' at the end of this article ;-)
Back to the topic of bathing dogs, after a few hours more of browsing around and giggling, I decided to do something useful with my research & findings and to present you with the
Thanks Jeannieinabottle! Yes, perhaps it has something to do with modesty? Not sure if that is a cultural thing? Never seen a dog in a bikini here in Europe ...
I suppose dog bikinis are for modest dogs? Hmmm... I have to agree with you on this one, these are a little silly. I guess this is just a new way for someone to spoil a dog. Voted up! :-)
Shaz, yes almost all dogs can swim, but some are really bad swimmer due to breed, size and / or age. Like for examples pugs, with their short noses and short necks they can have a problem to keep their head over water and their airways free. These life jackets are meant for dogs on boats, they are not meant for the beach. Most 'boat and yacht people' I met, that had a dog or two on the boat, had their dogs equipped with one, even breeds that are known to be excellent swimmers such as Labradors and Retrievers.
My gosh, I had no idea there were so many accessories for dogs! Very interesting reading, but I question the need for life jackets. I've never known a dog who didn't have a natural ability to swim.
Great! Glad you two liked it. I am more of a big dog person myself, but I have met some Yorkies that I really liked!
- the Runtweiller is very definitely my better half's dog! I showed her your article by the way - she was in stitches!
Lol, I like how you wrote 'My wife has a Yorkie ...' and not 'we have a Yorkie' ;-) I hope she enjoys the article, apparently some of these small dogs like to be dressed up!
Those outfits are outrageous. My wife has a Yorkie - just like the ones in the lifejackets snaps. I'll need to show her this article, she'll be tickled pink!
katiem2, feel free to send your mom the link to this page ;-) You never know, she might want to buy the Hawaiian style bikini for one of her dogs ;-)
My Mom is going to love this as she's a long time pouch pamper Godess with her dogs loving their clothing accessories.