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Vintage Dogs In Costumes

"Why don't you come up and... see me sometime."

It might seem like torturing dressing dogs up in costumes is a relatively recent phenomena, but alas, no. In fact, dressing dogs up in fancy costumes was extremely common in Victorian times.

I’ve searched high and low to bring you the best of the vintage dogs in costumes, and I only included a couple of dogs pulling carts. Apparently, dogs pulling people in carts was hugely popular about 100 years ago. Well. Lord knows I would never do such a thing. Ahem.

Hope you enjoy these hilarious photos!





  • Husky Puppies In A Cart! 1 of 14
    Husky Puppies In A Cart!
    I guess you have to start training those sled dogs early, eh?
  • Santa Doggy 2 of 14
    Santa Doggy
    Um, Merry Christmas? Not sure this dog is not really having a merry time of it.
  • Play A Song, Will You? 3 of 14
    Play A Song, Will You?
    Nothing like tickling the ivories when you're a mutt. (photo credit)
  • Just Taking My Baby For a Walk, Yes I am 4 of 14
    Just Taking My Baby For a Walk, Yes I am
    I would totally trust this dog to nanny my baby. You know, not.
  • Hillbilly Doggy 5 of 14
    Hillbilly Doggy
  • Go go, Doggy! 6 of 14
    Go go, Doggy!
    What is up with these poor dogs pulling carts? And no offense, if this dog needs that harsh a muzzle perhaps it shouldn't be playing with children. Just saying. (photo credit)
  • Do You Like My Pretty Doggy? 7 of 14
    Do You Like My Pretty Doggy?
    This dog looks very excited about spring. Or perhaps it's about to start sneezing from the flowers it's wearing. (photo credit)
  • Why, yes, I WOULD Like To Go For A Ride 8 of 14
    Why, yes, I WOULD Like To Go For A Ride
    This one cracks me up. The dog looks so damned dignified in that hat. (photo credit)
  • Dees Hat Iz Keeping Me VERY warm 9 of 14
    Dees Hat Iz Keeping Me VERY warm
    This dog does NOT look happy. But it could just be it's funny face. (photo credit)
  • Now, now, don’t bite the sword! 10 of 14
    Now, now, don't bite the sword!
    I love this shot because it seems more candid and the dog seems to be generally good natured about the newspaper hat. (photo credit)
  • Please bring me my paper, kind sir. 11 of 14
    Please bring me my paper, kind sir.
    Oh my God. This poor dog. (photo credit)
  • Hero Dog 12 of 14
    Hero Dog
    Okay, not a costume, but pretty cool. French Red Cross dog.
  • I’ll paint yer portrait 13 of 14
    I'll paint yer portrait
    It's not the cigarette that makes this photo. It's the jaunty beret.
  • What shall it be? 14 of 14
    What shall it be?
    I bet this restaurant has a horrible problem with hair in food. (photo credit)

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