Sizing Up Your Dog
Dog lovers come in all shapes and sizes – and so do the dogs they love. Some pet owners love dogs they can carry around, like Chihuahuas and Tea Cup Terriers. Others love dogs that are almost larger than their owners, like Great Danes and Newfoundlands. Breed and size are major factors when buying clothing and other gear for your puppy. When you’re striving to get the most bang for your buck, you want to make purchases your pet won’t outgrow too quickly. Take a look at the following guide. It helps you get a better idea of how big your puppy will get – and how fast.
Here are anticipated sizes for six popular dog breeds from largest to smallest:
Keep in mind that these sizes are approximate and vary from breed to breed and from dog to dog.
Large Breeds (Retrievers and German Shepherds)
6 Months Old 99 pounds
1-Year-Old 154 pounds
Full Adulthood 175 pounds
Medium Breeds (Bulldogs and Beagles)
6 Months Old 75 pounds
1-Year-Old 110 pounds
Full Adulthood 120 pounds
Small Breeds (Teacups and Chihuahuas)
6 Months Old 1 pounds
1-Year-Old 4 pounds
Full Adulthood 7 pounds
Now that you’ve sized up your pet, check out our new EasyGO harness. It has a wide range of adjustability that makes it great for puppies and dogs of all breeds and sizes because it grows with them. It’s an all-in-one soft harness that’s easy to get into and out of, safe for your pet, and comfortable for them to wear. It features a buckle-free, step-in design secured by a simple slide down clip. It even comes with a matching lead. It has all the durability and strength you want and is available in a variety of colors and patterns. The EasyGO Harness combines fun and function and will last for years.
Does Your Dog Share Your Love of Art?
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Humans have a variety of tastes when it comes to the art that graces the walls of their homes and favorite museums. Some people love abstracts, some love oil paintings, some love modern art, and some love art deco. But, do the dogs you love have an understanding and appreciation of art and other beautiful things? Many people erroneously assume that because dogs see the world differently than we do, they can’t recognize or appreciate works of art.
While it’s true that dogs see the world in two dimensions and we see it in three, that doesn’t automatically exclude them from finding beauty in a variety of art forms. Similarly, while dogs do not possess the full color spectrum like people do, they do see, recognize, and understand colors like, yellows, blues, and a wide range of shades of gray. Additionally, dogs have much better peripheral vision than we do. How does all that affect the way they see art?
Dogs have been shown to react positively to photos and images of their owners. That, alone, indicates their ability to cognitively process images and react to them, so keep an open mind when it comes to exposing your favorite pooch to the world of art. Think of it this way – you probably enjoy watching your favorite television show on a wide screen, high-definition, full color TV screen. Your dog sees the exact same show on a curved screen (because of his enhanced peripheral vision) and with slightly fewer colors. Even though he might not see all the colors accurately, he still sees all the images and action.
Just like people appreciate different artworks and art forms, your dog appreciates beauty and art in slightly different ways than you. Dogs are intelligent animals. They have the ability to learn their name, respond to commands, and look totally innocent after tearing up your favorite shoes or sneaking food off your countertops. They can, in fact, see art and images, and appreciate them from their own point of view.
Tips For Trick or Treating With Pets
If you think trick or treating with your kids is fun, wait till you trick or treat with your dog. It’s a unique, fun experience you and your pet will enjoy. Start out by getting your dog in the spirit of Halloween with his own adorable dog costume or hat. Choose from a variety of costumes and hats in all sizes like our Panda Hat or Bat Hat. Both hats are stylish, comfortable, and sure to get admiring looks along your trick or treat route.
Want a costume versus a hat? Our Dragon Sweater features scales all the way down the back and eyes on the hoodie and is so cute, you won’t be able to stop admiring your pet. Our reversible Lady Bug/Bumblebee costume does double duty by providing two costume options in one affordable dog garment. You can check out our entire Halloween collection right here.
As much fun as it is to take your pet along, it’s also important to keep your dog and all the other trick or treaters safe. These tips will help you do exactly that:
If you’ll be out for a long time, bring along a few doggie treats and water. Dogs – especially puppies – have short attention spans, so be prepared to take him home if he gets bored, overtired, or overanxious.
Don’t let your dog eat chocolate or sugar-laden treats. Instead, bring a few of their normal treats along and remind your kids not to let the dog eat their candy.
The rush of children in festival costumes might be too much stimulation for your pet. Keep your dog on a short leash because he may be wary of, or frightened by, unfamiliar children and well-meaning adults who might want to pet him.
Not all kids have a pet in their home and your dog may unintentionally scare them. A short leash will solve the problem and you may want to hang back from house doors until they’re almost clear.
Our costumes will help your dog look great, and these tips will keep your dog safe and make sure the whole family has a great Halloween.
Halloween Costume and Hats
Halloween will be here before you know it. If you’re planning to dress your fur baby for the occasion – and you should be – we have just the Halloween gear for your pet. One of the best features of our pet-friendly Halloween apparel is that it’s not designed to be disposable. Instead, we manufacture our Halloween gear to eliminate onetime wear. That means you can dress your pet in the same costume year after year or hand it down from pet to pet if you have more than one furry family member.
Most of our hoodies and other high quality, well-designed, cute-as-can-be Halloween hoodies are not so extreme in design that they can’t be worn all season long. After all, Halloween isn’t the only time your pet should be super adorable. Some of the most popular fall designs include these adorable sweaters, raincoats, and hoodies:
Unbelievably Fierce Shark Raincoat
Super Cute Strawberry Sweater
Ferocious Killer Whale Hoodie
Colorfully Spiky Dragon Sweatshirt
Cute As A Bunny Sweater
Don’t forget the stylish hats that cover and protect your dog’s head in style. Hats are quickly becoming more and more popular pet apparel options for a variety of reasons. They’re a low-cost option when compared to full costumes, they’re easy to dress your pet in, and they offer simple, pleasing designs. Your pet will be the most popular, anticipated pooch on the block when they become known for their designer hats. Hats are any easy way to mix and match your puppy’s outfits. A few of our most popular and adorable pet hats, include:
The Super Hero Bat Hat
The High-Flying Aviator Hat
The Colorfully Fun Rainbow Hat
The Absolutely Adorable Trapper Hat
The Too Cute To Be True Elf Hat
Check out all of our pet-friendly fashions and order yours today. They won’t sit on our shelves long and your pet will enjoy wearing them as much as you love seeing their adorable faces in them.