What is cuter than a Miniature Schnauzer? A Miniature Schnauzer in a hat or t-shirt, of course. What colors are most suitable for dog?
If you are tired of hearing people say, "Isn't he cute?" about your little girl, then consider a pretty, feminine pink. Pink bows are good for a girl, or a pink t-shirt with "princess" written on it will dispel all doubt. If you want people to know that your baby is a boy, then think of a blue outfit with matching blue leash.
Blue is also a good color for white schnauzers. Think of crisp white clouds against a blue sky. For a bold, modern look, a black sweater is dramatic against your white Schnauzer's fur. If your Miniature Schnauzer is brown, think of fall colors. Brown goes well with dark green, orange and gold. For a black Miniature Schnauzer, red can be dramatic. Like white, gray Schnauzers do well in blue.
If your Schnauzer is multi-colored, think of which colors will show most when he or she is wearing clothes. If the dog is wearing a turtleneck sweater, for instance, his or her head and legs will show, so work with the colors of the head and neck. For winter, a blue turtleneck sweater is cute on a white dog. A darker dog might wear red and green for Christmas. Try a red and green sweater with red or green matching booties and hat. Bows can be color coordinated with the fur on your dog's head. If a sweater's neckline comes up only to the neck, then find a color that goes well with the color of your dog's neck.
Some dog owners like to dress themselves and their dogs in matching outfits. This can be achieved simply or more elaborately. A simple way is to tie colored hair bows into your dog's fur and wear a matching shirt or blouse. A white dog can wear black bows while his or her human wears black pants, a white top, and perhaps a black jacket. A more elaborate way might be to dress your brown Miniature Schnauzer in a green sweater with gold bows while you wear a brown, green and gold sweater. Even if your colors do not match, you won't want them to clash, so don't wear your purple outfit if your Schnauzer is wearing orange.
For holidays you can coordinate your outfit with your dog's with contrasting holiday colors. Dress your dog in yellow and yourself in lavender for Easter, or wear silver and dress your Miniature Schnauzer in blue for Hanukkah.
School colors and team colors are also fun for dog's clothes. Pet supply stores frequently sell t-shirts and sweaters in the local teams' colors. If you live far from your old school or your old hometown, try the internet, or if you sew or knit, you can make something for your dog. Use the same cloth or yarn for your clothes and your dog's, so you can be sure of an exact match.
For a party, you can decorate in your favorite colors or colors coordinated with the theme of the party, and dress your dog in the same colors as the decorations for a cute look. Use your imagination and you can come up lots of fun, colorful outfits to suite your Schnauzer.
by Lea Mullins