Dog Trousers…yes, you heard that right. Apparently not too long ago, how Dog Trousers should be worn was subject to much debate on the internet (two legs or four was the big question). The big debate whipped up a Twitter storm and was even featured in the Metro and The Telegraph.
Some people may still be stuck on the fact that Dog Trousers even exist at all! Well, they do and now they’re here in the UK thanks to the aptly named Dog Trouser Company.
Why Dog Trousers?
For those feeling a little bemused, these aren’t a new fashion accessory, oh no. These are Dog Trousers with a purpose. Pure and simple their purpose is to keep your dog clean and as a by-product your house clean. Given we live in rainy old blighty, I’m definitely seeing the advantages in those arguments.
The Dog Trouser Company was created by Harriet Sinfield-Day who also runs a successful dog hiking business in Surrey. Harriet knows first hand that even a short walk on a wet day could result in a wet, mud-splattered dog especially on their bottom half. Harriet soon realised there was a gap in the market for a solution that not only kept your dog clean but was breathable and comfortable for your dog too, so The Dog Trouser Company was born.
10 Things You Need To Know About Dog Trousers
1) The first thing we were really pleased to hear is that Dog Trousers are not just for small dogs, they come in sizes that will fit different sized dogs from a Chihuahua to a Golden Retriever so that counts us in! They’re priced £75.99 to £84.99 depending on size (XXS to L)
2) They’re all kinds of ‘proof’. Thanks to the material they’re made from (often used in the sailing world) they’re waterproof, windproof and rip proof as well as being lightweight, and breathable
3) Dog Trousers only cover the lower half of your dog, the idea being not to restrict their movement, nor interfere with the call of nature
5) If your dog feels the cold, they can also be worn with a dog coat
6) Each pair has a reflective safety strip along the back for late night visibility
7) A must in our house…they’re machine washable at 30 degrees and quick drying
8) Dog Trousers come in camo grey (our favourite) or red
9) Most dogs take to wearing Dog Trousers immediately but if your dog is not used to canine clothing, Harriet advises it can take up to 5 walks for a dog to get really used to them
10) Last but by no means least these Dog Trousers are on a mission to do good…£2 from the sale of each pair is donated to 1 Dog at a Time Rescue UK, which cares for and re-homes abused Romanian street dogs. Harriet’s own dog Alma was rescued from Romania (and no doubt wears Dog Trousers).
We first met Harriet at The Chiswick House Dog Show and it was great to hear first-hand about how Dog Trousers have arrived in the UK. They looked to be proving popular too so keep your eyes peeled for more dogs in trousers out and about!
Keeping Belinha clean is certainly a problem I face especially in the winter months even just on a walk to the park. When I towel Belinha down the amount of black gunk that comes off her stomach and legs is honestly quite disgusting…so could this solve my problem? We’ll be putting Dog Trousers to the test ourselves so look out for our review coming soon to find out.
Photo credits: The Dog Trouser Company