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Is there a point to dog bandanas?

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LidlDonkey Sun 01-Mar-20 08:26:25

A friend of mine has started selling them. Do they serve any kind of purpose, or are they just for decoration?

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LizziesTwin Sun 01-Mar-20 08:27:33

No purpose, purely decoration.

clpsmum Sun 01-Mar-20 08:43:06

I can live with the bandanas it's the dog onesies that drive me insane

jinxpixie Sun 01-Mar-20 09:03:06

Some are meant to cool dogs in the heat if made from the correct material

Some are sprayed with calming spray for anxious dogs

The rest are there to make the dogs look like dicks

LidlDonkey Sun 01-Mar-20 09:30:45

Thanks everyone. I'm meeting this friend tomorrow and I want to be positive about her new venture, but I hate the idea of decorative clothes for dogs. Will just have to wish her well and move the conversation along I suppose...

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DogInATent Sun 01-Mar-20 10:02:09

They can be useful. Last summer was very hot when we were travelling and on a couple of days I made one up from a tea towel, soaked it in water and used it to help our dog keep cool. She seemed to appreciate it.

BluebellCockleshell123 Sun 01-Mar-20 18:05:23

Welll...where I used to live, a dog bandana (or neckie) was used to signal the owner’s sexual preferences a la handkerchief code:

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handkerchief_code

BluebellCockleshell123 Sun 01-Mar-20 18:06:03

Not sure you should tell her that though!

HAB86 Sun 01-Mar-20 18:07:37

They stop breeds that slobber from having a constant wet chest - think Newfoundlands etc.

missyB1 Sun 01-Mar-20 18:20:49

In the recent very wet muddy weather my dog has been wearing an equafleece onsie because it helps protect her from a lot of the mud. She hates being bathed.
Doggy clothes/ accessories are very popular at the moment so your friend might do quite well.

itadakimas Sun 01-Mar-20 18:33:09

you can get 'nervous dog' ones.

but you can also get leads for that purpose.

I think they look cute blush

BiteyShark Sun 01-Mar-20 18:44:26

I don't really like them myself but as PP said dog accessories are big business so I would just wish your friend well in her new business.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sun 01-Mar-20 18:48:11

The rest are there to make the dogs look like dicks

Really?? I got this totally wrong blush I thought they were there to make the owners look like dicks grin

GulliBelle Sun 01-Mar-20 18:51:48

I think they look cute. But I like cats in tiaras, so I'm no judge of taste.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sun 01-Mar-20 18:53:17

Also, 99.99% of dogs who wear bandanas are medium-sized grey shaggy lurchers. Fact.

LooseleafTea Sun 01-Mar-20 18:53:19

Gullibelle grin

tabulahrasa Sun 01-Mar-20 19:32:44

“but I hate the idea of decorative clothes for dogs”

Thing is, bandanas don’t stop them doing anything or get in their way at all, so while they’re not my cup of tea... I don’t see it as any different to people who buy really expensive collars...

statetrooperstacey Sun 01-Mar-20 20:46:24

I had a french mastiff. A massive bandana would have been very useful!

RedRed9 Sun 01-Mar-20 20:50:40

Long necked hound dogs (greyhounds, whippets, dachshunds, etc) often wear snoods to help keep them warm on very cold days.

inwood Sun 01-Mar-20 21:01:08

My dog wears one but it says 'I'm blind' and is neon yellow so serves a purpose.

CanIHaveATiaraPlease Sun 01-Mar-20 21:08:40

What’s wrong with onesies? My dog wears an equafleece in the winter so she doesn’t get too muddy. It means I only need to wash her feet & not all of her after our walk. She’s a dirt magnet.

Stellaris22 Sun 01-Mar-20 21:18:11

Agreed. I have an equafleece for when it's muddy and it's great.

Wasail Mon 02-Mar-20 07:34:39

I used to hate dogs in clothes too. Then I got a dog who refuses to leave the house on wet and muddy days. Now I’m much less judgmental.

LidlDonkey Mon 02-Mar-20 07:38:50

I've no issue with clothes that serve a purpose. Decorative things seem unnecessary and a bit unfair on the dog. They're not dolls.

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MaitlandGirl Mon 02-Mar-20 07:39:08

Our papilloma wear bandanas to stop them getting their chest hair in their water. They’re only little and like to dive up to their shoulders in the water bowl.

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