Top 10 Best/Worst Dressed Dogs in AmericaPublished November 6, 2008
Alpha Dog Public Relations is sponsoring a contest to choose the best (and worst) of pooch fashion of 2008. Cast your ballot from 1-10 (1 is best dressed and 10 a disaster) for the canine-dates listed below. Consider style, originality of dress, and the practical nature of the clothes worn. Pooch character should also be part of the criteria. American Humane (www.AmericanHumane.org) oversees safety of animals on TV and movie sets to ensure No Animals Were Harmed ® so also keep these guidelines in mind. Email your results to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrees must be received by Friday, November 14, 2008 and results will be announced November 28. Willow, Labrador Retriever FASHION RATING _____ At 14, Willow the Lab is one of the last living Search and Rescue dogs who worked to save lives at the World Trade Center in 2001. At her age, Willow doesn’t work missions anymore, but she still helps out teaching new dogs the skills to become future heroes. Here, she’s wearing a jacket from ChillyBuddy, which keeps her cool in warm temperatures. The jacket helps her stay active for longer periods of time, and is used by many FEMA Task Force handlers as standard equipment for their dogs. Tonka, Jack Russell Terrier FASHION RATING _____ She’s pictured here at the Santa Barbara Big Dog Parade posing, Cleopatra-style, in her favorite costume, a fashionable wig from Total Diva Pets. Besides modeling, the 4-year old beauty also enjoys chasing squirrels at her avocado ranch and riding Harley’s around town. She’s an expert motorcycle rider and a regular at the Sportsman Lounge where she works as a professional hostess. Chloe, Chihuahua FASHION RATING _____ With her starring role as Chloe the Chihuahua in Disney’s new movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua, this total doggie hottie is taking the country by storm. Her stylings on the big screen are matched by a big heart off-screen, inspiring people everywhere to give orphaned Chihuahuas good homes. Bella Starlet, Mix FASHION RATING _____ One of the stars of CBS’ The Greatest American Dog is known for having the largest wardrobe of any dog on the planet. What you may not know about her is that she donates a part of her earnings to dog-related charities. Owner Beth Joy takes dressing up her mutt to new heights, even putting Bella Starlet to bed in pajamas. Bella laps up attention when she wears her Statue of Liberty costume and makes tails wag in her Marilyn Monroe dress. Here, she is pictured wearing a pink tutu and a designer gray sweater. Napoleon, Yorkie Poo FASHION RATING _____ A handsome, debonair dog, Napoleon sports some of the finest tailoring this side of the Atlantic, created by Leticia Olaque and photographed by pro dog-shutterbug Jack Kenner. Napoleon looks completely comfortable in this outfit and ready to battle any fashion “faux-paw.” Carson, Long Haired Chihuahua FASHION RATING _____ This classy pooch is wearing the Harris sweater from Wool And Kashmir’s 2008 Fall/Winter Collection. The hand knit eco-friendly design has Carson feeling like the leader of the pack in his blue angora and wool pullover while the other dogs are sporting their simple fur coats. He cares about the planet so he makes sure all his toys are also environmentally friendly. Preston Casanova, Pomeranian FASHION RATING _____ With Preston from CBS’ The Greatest American Dog, this photograph by Pam Marks at Pawprince Studios shows the distinctive Mohawk that Preston wears, showing off his spunky spirit in different colors. The Mohawk is created by a special non-toxic gel, “lil PUNKnHEAD Fur Frosting,” designed by his owner Laura Nativo. The seaweed based, eco-friendly food-grade temporary-coloring spiking gel will be launching commercially in December of 2008. Violet, Yorkshire Terrier FASHION RATING _____ Wearing Oscar Newman's Bellissima Faux Fur Coat, this delightful fashionista loves to strike a pose. Violet feels ultra modern in her outfit with the pink faux fur trim that’s hand-embellished with shimmery silver metallic thread and pale pink embroidery, sparkling with Swarovski crystals and pearls. Violet travels the world to promote the Oscar Newman line, parading down the cat walk and signing pawtographs in the numerous doggie fashion magazines where she’s appeared. Callie, Maltese FASHION RATING _____ Doggie Design, Inc. lucked out when cute and cuddly Callie began modeling exclusive designs by Michele like this lavender dress with the matching head adornment. 3-year-old, 7 pound Callie is a natural Couture Pooch! With patience to burn, this pup is ready for her close-up. Tinkerbell, Chihuahua FASHION RATING _____ What would a Best & Worst Dressed list be without Paris Hilton and her adorable pup, Tinkerbell? Paris often dresses Tinkerbell in a matching outfit, so when they strut down the red carpet together, they’re a fashion dynamic duo. Often spotted in smart wraps of fun colors, Tinkerbell is on the forefront of doggie fashion, if only because her owner is right there with her.
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