If you want your Scottish Terrier (or any other breed of dog for that matter) to dress in a classic Scottish kilt for Robbie Burns day on January 25th, now is the time to spring into action. Dog kilts can be pricey and you don’t want to be stuck having to purchase the most expensive model because the bargains sold out earlier.
The Scottie Dog News has extensively researched dog kilts and is happy to present you with a number of options. Alas this Rrazzy Royal Stewart number worn by a handsome Wheaten Scottie and priced at a very reasonable $36 is no longer available.
There’s no denying that Royal Stewart works better with furry white dog legs — even if they’re short — than furry white human legs.
Black Scottish Terriers don’t have to worry about pale legs, of course, but they have other issues. It’s a fashion myth that you can’t go wrong with black.
The Scottie above is wearing a classic black vested kilt with a $60 price tag, and yet, something is not quite right. More contrast is called for. He would look better in the $75 red outfit modelled uneasily by the West Highland Terrier below.
The Westie hasn’t yet learned that so much of looking good in a kilt depends on knowing how to work it, something the gentleman below has clearly mastered.
…or on men.
Please, save your six packs for the beach. Robbie Burns day is about tradition and single malts.
Update: Over the weekend a member of the kilted community, X Marks the Scot, discovered this post and brought it up in his group’s “General Kilt Talk” forum, leading to a heated discussion about the ethics of costuming dogs.