Is your dog tired of being a blonde and wants to try being a brunette? Or is your dog a punk rocker and just wants a pink mohawk? Maybe your dog wants to look like one of the Beatles?
Well, your dog can have it all with canine wigs. Not only can you change the color and style of your hair, but now your dog can join in the trend.
Hollywood hair legend and wigmaker to the stars, Ruth Regina, has jumped over to the doggie hair side. In her experience, she has donned Judy Garland, Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon with her creations. Now, her company, Wiggles Dog Wigs, is making toupees and extensions for all dogs ranging from Great Danes to Yorkie terriers.
Regina said: “This is the dog’s day. When I saw dogs in tiaras and opera clothes and workout clothes and jewelry being carried around in $7,000 alligator bags and Chanels, I said, ‘Oh, why not a wig for a dog?’”
This canine wigmaker mostly makes wigs that evoke old Hollywood glam. She has “Shirley Temple” ringlets and “The Penny”. She even has Donald Trump’s comb-over. The wigs range from $24.95 to $29.95.
Not everyone is excited about these canine wigs. Dr. Stephen Zawistowski, executive vice president of the ASPCA said there are better methods for enjoying your pet that having them wear a wig. He warned that wigs pose potential risks such as allergic reactions and skin irritations, or long wigs can get tangled on something which can lead to injuries.
“It’s important that people understand the personality of their companion animal in order to determine their comfort level with accessories,” he says. “My beagle, Morgan, would not appreciate wigs or hair extensions. Though I must admit that he does have a pair of antlers for the holidays.”
Regina explained that her wigs are specifically designed with dogs in mind. Her wigs make sure a dog’s ears will come out and that it will fit comfortably under and around the head. She also added her wigs weigh as light as a feather.
When she puts one of her creations on her own Yorkie, she said she gets lots of different kinds of reactions from people, but she mainly gets more smiles than anything else.
Source: NY Daily News