Essen­tials for the fash­ion-for­ward dog

Los Angeles Times - - THE PETS ISSUE - BY TRE’VELL AN­DER­SON

Bruiser Woods (or his han­dler) might have been onto some­thing in 2001’s “Legally Blonde.” The fash­ion­able Chi­huahua com­pan­ion to Reese Wither­spoon’s Elle Woods seemed to wear a new out­fit as of­ten as his mistress. Four­teen years later, the dog fash­ion in­dus­try is in­tent on mak­ing sure your pet is pam­pered in style. A Google search finds such re­sults as Shea but­ter sham­poo and con­di­tioner for $14 at Harry Barker, leop­ard-print biki­nis at Bitch NY for $33, a My Ca­nine Kid re­versible parka for $56 and a wa­ter­proof rain­coat by Hur­rta for $75. (If get­ting ready to go out is just too ex­haust­ing, there’s a lux­ury dog sofa by Snoozer for $190 and a Re­fined Ca­nine chaise longue for $258.)Lau­r­ren Darr, of the In­ter­na­tional Assn. of Pet Fash­ion Pro­fes­sion­als, cred­its celebri­ties such as Paris Hil­ton, who took her Chi­huahua around in diamond col­lars, for the in­dus­try’s rise. The Amer­i­can Pet Prod­ucts Assn. says the U.S. pet care in­dus­try will top $60 bil­lion for the first time this year. Al­most $14.4 bil­lion of it will be spent on pet sup­plies, in­clud­ing clothes. What are some essen­tials for the fash­ion-for­ward dog? We asked some lo­cal ex­perts for rec­om­men­da­tions.

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