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designer doggy style

It seems our favourite designers are besotted with their pet pooches! In between a never ending style calender our dog lovers explained what it is that makes a pooch a fashion designers best friend...

Text Princess Julia

  • henry holland and peggy

    Name, breed, age:
    Peggy, French Bulldog, 3 months.

    What are Peggy's quirky habits?
    She loves street sweepers, hates going outside for walks, loves her donut toy and snores even when her eyes are open.

    Why do you love your dog?
    She's the first dog I've had of my own and I'm obsessed she's taken over our lives and we love her to bits.

    What kind of outfit do you think Peggy would like to wear when she grows up?
    I think Peggy is a bit butch to be honest, her studded collar is not very femme. Pretty sure she'll like a bit of leather and perhaps a dunagree.

    What made you get a dog?
    I'd wanted one for ages and think that my lifestyle and travel commitments were calming a bit more so that it was fair to get a pup.

    What's your favourite Peggy moment?
    When she tried on her new rain coat that was too big and tripped and got stuck on her back in her bed like a beetle!!

    Why dogs are the best?
    They're so loyal and loving and I'm allergic to pretty much everything else!

    @henryholland

    Henry Holland and Peggy

  • nicola formichetti, tank and bambi

    Name, breed, age:
    Tank & Bambi , Pomeranian , 1 year. 

    What are Tank & Bambi's quirky habits?
    Bambi likes kissing you obsessively and collects flowers, Tank thinks he is the center of the universe.

    Why do you love your dogs?
    They give you so much love it's crazy... changed my life. 

    What made you get your dogs?
    I first saw them on my friend's Instagram looking for new home. I immediately went to see them and felt in love with the twins. 

    What's your favourite Tank & Bambi moment?
    When we all sleep together... Bambi next to my legs and Tank on top of my head. Feels like they are protecting me.

    Why are dogs the best?
    They are our best friends, they have ability to sense your emotions and react to them.

    @tanknbambi

    Nicola Formichetti and Tank & Bambi

  • kit neale and pigeon

    Name, breed, age:
    Pigeon, Whippet, 14 months(ish).

    What are Pigeon's quirky habits?
    Raiding the studio bins, licking oven doors and pissing like a girl.

    Why do you love your dog? 
    Because he loves me - he bloody better do after all the vet bills!

    What made you get a dog?
    To keep me warm, which saves on energy.

    What's your favourite Pigeon moment? 
    Opening presents at Christmas. Pigeon loves presents at Christmas, can find his own under the tree and opens them without any help.

    Why dogs are the best?
    Ah, they just are! ♥

    @KitNeale

    Pigeon

  • sid bryan, joe bates and mycroft

    Name, breed, age:
    Mycroft, Bull terrier, 8 years.

    What are Mycroft's quirky habits?
    Plant staring i.e. standing in a corner with his nose resting lightly on a leaf completely motionless and statue like for prolonged periods of time.

    Why do you love Mycroft?
    He's the perfect distraction, infuriating and adorable at the same time.

    What made you get a dog?
    I adopted my last dog when I married my husband and there was no question we would get another when the last one left this world behind.

    What's your favourite Mycroft moment? 
    "Bully running" - insanity takes over Mycroft and he runs and spins in a mad frenzy back and forth and in circles regardless of the space he happens to be in i.e. on the sofa!

    Why dogs are the best?
    He's the child that never grows up and loves cuddling.

    @WEARESIBLING

    Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Mycroft

  • kim jones, dexter and lulu fishpaw

    Name, breed, age:
    Dexter and Lulu Fishpaw, Min Pins, 2 years.

    What are Lulu and Dexter's quirky habits?
    General ownership of everyone they meet, Lulu has a licking problem.

    Why do you love Dexter and Lulu? 
    They are very loving and are great cuddlers.

    What made you get dogs?
    We got burgled and the security company who look after our place recommended it which was a good excuse to get them!

    What's your favourite Dexter and Lulu moment?
    Always Dexter's gentle wake up in the morning he will pat your chest gently to wake you up.

    If your dogs were going to supper what would they wear and what is their signature dish? 
    They go absolutely crazy for chicken but love Lily's organic dog food.

    Why dogs are the best?
    They love to be loved! 

    @mrkimjones

    Dexter and Lulu Fishpaw

  • jj hudson aka dr noki and bail-100

    Name, breed, age: 
    Bail-100, JackStaff, 14 years. I got him when he was 2/3 from the Brighton RSPCA.

    What are Bail-100's quirky habits? 
    His teeth chatter, his left ear cocks and his stocky legs bow. 

    Why do you love Bail-100?
    Because he likes me enough to stay with me. 

    What is Bail-100's favourite outfit? 
    His special Brindle fur coat. 

    What made you get a dog? 
    I was tricked into it.  

    What's your Bail-100 moment?
    The moment we locked eyes in the Pen. 

    Why dogs are the best?
    Their piss don't stink like cats...

    @officialnokinhs

    Bail-100

  • noel stewart and madeleine

    Name, breed, age:
    Madelaine, black Labrador, 18 months.

    What are Madelaine's quirky habits?
    Chewing her mothers leg, dry humping her mother, licking the shower door, playing with a ball like a cat.

    Why do you love Madeleine?
    She makes me laugh, is very beautiful and smells like biscuits.

    What's Madelaine's favourite fantasy look?
    An Alaïa slashed jersey ball gown with a hood and drop waisted silk tulle ra ra, accessorised with a single gold ear clip and collar set.

    What made you get a dog?
    I didn't, she got me.

    What's your favourite Madeleine moment?
    When she wakes me up with her head on my neck. 

    Why dogs are the best?
    Because they are the most loyal, charming and entertaining companions.

    @noelstewarthat

    Noel Stewart and Madeleine

  • james long and florence

    Name, breed, age:
    Florence, Great Dane, 5 years.

    What are Florence's quirky habits? 
    She's a gentle giant, very snoozy, loves a Sunday fire to roll around in front of crashing everything around her.

    What kind of look does your dog prefer, does she wear James Long?
    She loves a poncho and always wears James long, she is a country girl loves a wax jacket.

    Why do you love Florence?
    Hard on the outside soft in the middle.

    How did Florence arrive in your family?
    As a small dog and became huge! 

    What's your favourite Florence moment?
    When she goes on hind legs and does super model!

    @JamesLongLondon

    James Long and Florence