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Basset Hound wearing a hat

Rudy the Basset Hound Models Some Clothes

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I thought I would share some pics of Rudy in some hats.  He also has socks on in one photo.  Surprisingly, Basset Hounds don't seem to mind too much when you put clothes on them.  I guess that is why there are so many stores selling dog clothes, especially for larger dogs.

Basset Hound with Socks on feet

Basset Hound wearing a hat

Wearing a hat

How Important is Good Dog Clothing – Quality or Cheap?

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Good dog clothing will have some tell-tell marks in the construction. Anyone who truly understands dogs, will be aware of the things that will make dog clothing a lasting investment. Cheap construction in large sewing mills, will not result in a good quality stitching and a lasting garment. The type of stitch as well as the type of thread will largely determine how long the clothes are usable.

If you have a large dog, it is even more important to get clothes that will stand up to the pressure. Large dogs will strain the stitching much more than the smaller breeds. This is an important consideration when you look at price vs. quality.
Good dog clothes will cost more and as you buy for a larger dog, the price goes up even more.

Some things to look for specifically when you are looking to buy dog clothing.

1. Stitching should be tight and the ends should be backstitched at least 1/2 inch. This is what holds the stitching tight and will keep the fabric from ripping under stress.
2. The fabric should be hemmed properly and the edges should be either bound or fused, depending on the materials used.
3. The attachment points should be heavy buttons or Velcro. Velcro is used many times and it is easy to get your pet into and out of, but velcro can get really muddy and matted with hair. Large buttons, if sewn correctly, will give you at least as good a garment as the velcro, if you can hold Fido long enough to get the buttons fastened.

Since you are going to pay your hard earned money for these dog clothes, get quality and you will have them for a long time.

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Basset Hound Clothes – Discount

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So many of you have asked, "where can I get clothes to fit a Basset Hound?".  Well here is the answer.  Actually many dog clothes will fit a Basset Hound, and surprisingly, they like to wear clothes.  Bassets will really love to wear a raincoat because they generally hate the rain.  Some Bassets are also very girlie and like to be cuddled and primped so they may actually let you put sweaters on them in the house ans such.

Find some nice clothes below for your beloved Basset Hound or other large dog.

ThunderShirt Classic Dog Anxiety Jacket, Heather Gray, X-Large
ThunderShirt Classic Dog Anxiety Jacket, Heather Gray, X-Large
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Outward Hound Dawson Dog Life Jacket
Outward Hound Dawson Dog Life Jacket
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Outward Hound Granby Dog Life Jacket
Outward Hound Granby Dog Life Jacket
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HAOCOO Dog Life Jacket Vest Saver Safety Swimsuit Preserver with Reflective Stripes/Adjustable Belt Dogs?Blue Bone,XL
HAOCOO Dog Life Jacket Vest Saver Safety Swimsuit Preserver with Reflective Stripes/Adjustable Belt Dogs?Blue Bone,XL
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Outward Hound Dog Life Jacket Standley Sport High Performance Life Jacket for Dogs by, X-Large
Outward Hound Dog Life Jacket Standley Sport High Performance Life Jacket for Dogs by, X-Large
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ThunderShirt Polo Dog Anxiety Jacket, Camo, X-Large
ThunderShirt Polo Dog Anxiety Jacket, Camo, X-Large
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Comfort Zone Calming Vest for Dogs, X-Large, for Thunder and Anxiety
Comfort Zone Calming Vest for Dogs, X-Large, for Thunder and Anxiety
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EzyDog Premium Doggy Flotation Device (DFD) - Adjustable Dog Life Jacket Preserver with Reflective Trim - Durable Grab Handle for Safety and Protection - 50% More Flotation Material (X-Large, Yellow)
EzyDog Premium Doggy Flotation Device (DFD) - Adjustable Dog Life Jacket Preserver with Reflective Trim - Durable Grab Handle for Safety and Protection - 50% More Flotation Material (X-Large, Yellow)
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Kurgo Chilli Red Outdoor Coat Loft Dog Jacket, X-Large
Kurgo Chilli Red Outdoor Coat Loft Dog Jacket, X-Large
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Zack & Zoey Nor'Easter Blanket Coat, X-Large, Black
Zack & Zoey Nor'Easter Blanket Coat, X-Large, Black
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All-Absorb Extra Large Training Pads 28-inch By 34-inch, 40-count
All-Absorb Extra Large Training Pads 28-inch By 34-inch, 40-count
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TOMSENN Dog Lion Mane - Realistic & Funny Lion Mane for Dogs - Complementary Lion Mane for Dog Costumes - Lion Wig for Medium to Large Sized Dogs Lion Mane Wig for Dogs
TOMSENN Dog Lion Mane - Realistic & Funny Lion Mane for Dogs - Complementary Lion Mane for Dog Costumes - Lion Wig for Medium to Large Sized Dogs Lion Mane Wig for Dogs
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Protective Inflatable Collar for Dogs and Cats - Soft Pet Recovery Collar Does Not Block Vision E-Collar (Large)
Protective Inflatable Collar for Dogs and Cats - Soft Pet Recovery Collar Does Not Block Vision E-Collar (Large)
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Chuckit! Treat Tote Dog Treat Pouch Assorted Colors
Chuckit! Treat Tote Dog Treat Pouch Assorted Colors
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Dog Muzzles Suit, 7 PCS Anti-biting Barking Muzzles Adjustable Dog Mouth Cover for Small Medium Large Extra Dog
Dog Muzzles Suit, 7 PCS Anti-biting Barking Muzzles Adjustable Dog Mouth Cover for Small Medium Large Extra Dog
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URPOWER Pet Front Seat Cover for Cars Nonslip Rubber Backing with Anchors, Quilted, Padded, Durable Pet Seat Covers for Cars, Trucks & SUVs
URPOWER Pet Front Seat Cover for Cars Nonslip Rubber Backing with Anchors, Quilted, Padded, Durable Pet Seat Covers for Cars, Trucks & SUVs
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LE Ultra Violet LED Flashlight/Blacklight, UV LED Flashlight, 9 LED 395nm, Pet Urine & Stain Detector, 3 AAA Batteries Included, Find Stains on Clothes, Carpet or Rugs
LE Ultra Violet LED Flashlight/Blacklight, UV LED Flashlight, 9 LED 395nm, Pet Urine & Stain Detector, 3 AAA Batteries Included, Find Stains on Clothes, Carpet or Rugs
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BarksBar Large Gray Orthopedic Dog Bed - 40 x 30 inches - Snuggly Sleeper with Nonslip Orthopedic Foam
BarksBar Large Gray Orthopedic Dog Bed - 40 x 30 inches - Snuggly Sleeper with Nonslip Orthopedic Foam
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Vansky Black Light UV Flashlight UV Light, Blacklight 12 LED Ultraviolet Urine Detector for Dog/Cat/Pet Urine & Dry Stains and Bed Bug On Carpets/Rugs/Floor,Matching with Pet Odor Eliminator
Vansky Black Light UV Flashlight UV Light, Blacklight 12 LED Ultraviolet Urine Detector for Dog/Cat/Pet Urine & Dry Stains and Bed Bug On Carpets/Rugs/Floor,Matching with Pet Odor Eliminator
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Mpow Pet Seat Cover, Dog Car Seat Cover with Mesh Viewing Window & Storage Pocket, Dog Hammock Waterproof Non-Scratch Large Backseat Cover, Nonslip Backing and Seat Anchors for Cars, Trucks
Mpow Pet Seat Cover, Dog Car Seat Cover with Mesh Viewing Window & Storage Pocket, Dog Hammock Waterproof Non-Scratch Large Backseat Cover, Nonslip Backing and Seat Anchors for Cars, Trucks
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Dog Beds – Comfort Makes for a Healthy Pet

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When we think of dog clothing, we seldom consider that dogs sleep a good portion of their lives.  Who cares if your dog wears the most fashionable clothes around, but has a terrible bed to sleep in.  Actually, my dog has 3 beds.  Each one is slightly different and I think he likes each one at separate times of the day.

My dog is a Basset Hound and he really does sleep a lot.  Sometimes  I think all he does is sleep and eat.  When I consider all the money we have spent on him, I am glad it was mainly for things that make his life more comfortable.  Before you go out and buy a bunch of dog clothes for that new dog of yours, be sure to take care of his or her basic comfort.   A good bed will help you have a happy dog.

One of the first things to look for in a good dog bed is whether it can be washed.  Many dogs including hounds have a very smelly oily skin that gets into the bed real quick.  Make sure the bed you buy can be washed in the wash machine every few weeks.  We usually try to wash the bed at least every month.

The next thing I would look for in a good dog bed is materials it is made of.  Some dogs have skin allergies and the last thing you want to do is make that worse by getting a bed stuffed with something that your dog is allergic to.  There is no real good way to discover whether your dogs' bed is causing him to scratch, except to remove it and see if the itching gets better.  Many times dogs become allergic to certain materials over time.  Just be alert to this when providing bedding for your dog.

Where the bed is placed is a very important component to the overall dog bed discussion.  Dogs like to feel protected when they are in their bed.  Most dogs prefer to have their bed located against a wall, or even in a corner.  To them, this provides some security.  When you are gone and they are all alone in the house , they appreciate the comfort and security of their bed.  My dog was trained to use a kennel ( that is, a big wire cage), when he was young and he still considers it one of his favorite beds.  He knows when he goes in there, he is safe.

Dog beds are more important than dog clothes, so make certain that before you go out spending money on dog coats and dog sweaters, that you get your beloved dog a good bed or two to snuggle in.

Dog Clothes Depot for Your Pooch

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We all have these great family members that don't have any clothes.  I am talking about our dogs.

It always surprises me what people will do for their dogs.  I am not what I would call a dog person, but my wife is and we have had a dog for most of our married life.  I had dogs when I was growing up on the farm, but they stayed outside and lived in "dog houses".  Today's family canine is more likely  to have his own room in the house.
Right now we have a 7 year old Basset and he runs this place.

So, back to the topic.  I have been surprised to learn that people like to buy dog clothes just as much as they like to buy clothes for themselves.  Just yesterday, my neighbor brought her little dog over and it had a Baltimore Ravens coat on.  Now the dog wasn't cold or anything, the neighbor just wanted her dog to support the local football team.  I began to think about whether our Basset hound would go for that.  I am sure my wife would like to buy some dog clothes for him.  I just can't imagine him allowing anyone to put dog clothes on him.  After all , he doesn't even get out of the car at the vet without a muzzle on.

Still the idea does seem to be a popular one. Is it because people have too much money in this great country?  That may be part of it.  I also considered it was just a female thing.  Is it mainly the women that buy these clothes for their dog?  I guess there is no way to know that, as there would be no way to track "who" buys the clothes for the dogs.

In my limited research I have determined that for whatever reason, it is very fashionable to buy clothes for your dog.  Now the question is, where does a person go to buy these dog clothes?  I think the Dog Clothes Depot would be a great place to start.

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