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Dog Clothes and Costumes

[ By Kelly Marshall, http:/www.petarticleworld.com ]

Today many dog lovers are dressing their boy or girl pup up in outfits and costumes. What makes these owners want to dress their canine up in costumes? Dog owners who dress up their dogs love them just like a member of their family; their dog is their best friend. They like dressing up their furry friend because they think they look cute and they are cute while wearing their little dog clothes.

Dog clothes are cute and they can be useful for keeping dogs warm when it is cold outside and you need to take them for a walk. However, doggie costumes are all about having fun and looking cute when it comes to dressing your pup in a costume. Regardless of the holiday or occasion, you can find various kinds of doggy clothes costumes to suit your needs and the celebration.

If you take the time to search for them, you can find dog costumes to fit small dogs as well as large dogs. Of course, most designs of clothes for canines are for small to medium size pups; you can still find clothes to fit a larger breed. In order to get the proper fit of dog costume you will need to know the various measurements of your dog to make the best choice of clothing for your dog. You will find a wide assortment of small dog costumes as well as big dog costumes, by shopping locally or online.

However, while shopping online you will most likely find a wider selection of canine clothes and costumes from which you can choose for dressing your pup for any occasion and holiday.

Some of the various dog costumes you can find for dressing your dog may include:
  • Cartoon Characters: Dog costumes in cartoon characters can range from Mickey Mouse, Goofy, the Cat in the Hat, Batman, Spiderman, Snow White and other princess costumes.
  • Other Animals: Dogs look cute dressed in clothes that make them look like other animals. These dog clothes may include monkeys, turtles, cats or kittens as well as sharks, hippos, bunnies, bugs, ducks, frogs and lions. Your dog may look cute as caterpillars, butterflies, birds, pigs, chickens, skunks, bees, dinosaurs, and many others including other types of dogs.
  • People Costumes: You can dress your dog up in dog clothes costumes that transform them into various people or people professions. For instance, you can dress your dog up as a police officer, cheerleaders, football player or team members. You might also enjoy dressing them as a doctor, hula dancer, clowns, pirates, witches as well as brides and grooms for a wedding.
Of course, many other types of clothes and costumes to dress up your favorite canine companion are suitable for many occasions and holidays. They are fun to use and they definitely grab the attention of others. However, you do need to make sure that you take measurements of your pet before you buy any clothes for him or her, including costumes.