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Dog Leotards- Laugh or Cry? Product Review of Shed Defender

Doggie DON’T!

I’ve been reviewing dog products and dog fashion at PupStyle for over 16 years and just when I think I’ve seen it all, a new idea creeps up that has me wondering if I should laugh, cry or rejoice? Yes, I’ve styled a pug to look like Olivia Newton on Wendy Willams for a dog fashion show, but this new dog Onesie by  Shed Defender – Putting Dog Hair in its Place – Red – XS takes “Lets Get Physical” to a new level.

This one-piece dog suite was designed to protect your home and car from unwanted dog shedding but the founder, Tyson Walters  also found it useful for protecting surgical site wounds and claims it might be able to replace the cone of shame. The company also markets this for reducing anxiety and protecting your dogs coat from dirt and wet sand at the beach for example.

Shed defender product review

In theory this seems like a handy idea, but after putting the product to the test on my 9th month old puppy Norman, I see it as more of a torture device. The cut and colors of the suit are stylish and would look cute styled with a hoodie, for an “active wear look” but my PupStyler became very anxious and started biting and pulling on the legs to get it off.  Norman is very mellow and usually lets me dress him up in anything but he was angry at the Shed Defender!

Norman is also ultra fluffy and I found it impossible to zip up the suite without getting his hair stuck in the zipper. I also had to be VERY careful not to zip up his “jewels” in the process because it’s designed to cover literally everything under the belly. In order for the dog to pee, you must unzip it or else you get a leotard loaded with pee and poo.

Product review of the Shed Defender

Dog onesies are not anything new in pet fashion but the most successful designs leave an opening for the dog to do it’s business and avoid zippers at all cost on the underbelly. Velcro or buttons  would be a safer design option to consider. I can’t say all dogs will react like Norman and some may actually like it but to test it out you will have to drop $39.00. You be the judge.

“The Wendy Williams Dog” picked as top Celeb Pet pic of 2010!

In March of 2010 Dara Foster and the PupStyle Glam Squad invaded the Wendy Williams show. The fur was flying as the camera’s went up on Dara’s Dog Fashion Show on the Wendy Williams Show. After the show Wendy and her husband were taken with how cute the dogs were – especially Dexter the poodle and Macy the Bulldog. Dara had styled both dogs specifically as “Wendy Dogs” catering to the diva-hosts love of wigs and Crinoline.

And then “lo and Behold!” Wendy and Dexter are selected as PeoplePets Best Celebrity Pet Pics of 2010!

Dexter sports the “Wendy” look
This 6 week old toy poodle was so new to the game he didn’t know what to do on the runway! But with a dash of animal prints, a doggy wig and almost a quarter million dollars worth of diamonds around his neck we can make any dog shine on the catwalk!

The pink dog wig really go the crowd going – and these wigs are handmade by Ruth Regina who is a 8th generation wig maker with over 60 years of wig making experience. The Pink Doll Face Wig ($36-$43 at wigglesdogwigs.com) is a low priced option with some high priced impact!
Pairing this with this season’s hot animal print trend The Gia Leopard print dress ($48 at funnyfur.com) is a fun affordable dress to mix and match.

And then to top it all off we had a company rep from I-LOVE-DOGS fly out from LA early yesterday morning to hand-delivery this unbelivable 15+ karat diamond and platinum dog collar ($150,000 at ilovedogs.com)! Totally over-the-top!

Holiday Trend #1 – Skull & Bones

Punk rock or Pirate – Bones are still hot!

Continuing from last year – Skull & Cross Bones symbols on clothing, bowls, leashes and toys are still holding strong. Rather than suffice with the standard “Jolly Roger” icon designers are starting to put their own spin on the design and embellish the icons whenever possible.

Chronolgical listing of designers featured:

  1. Bone Diggers
  2. Kwigy Bo
  3. Punk Rock Dogg
  4. Bully Ware
  5. Hip Doggie
  6. ChiWowWow
  7. Little Lily
  8. Chowtime Productions
  9. Fab Dog

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