“Bows for Fun” refers to
dog bows meant for your small breed pet dog. The dog
bows range in presentation from the whimsical to
glamorous or somewhere in between. There really is
no set rule for dog bows used for fun; it is a
matter of personal taste. My opinions are merely
opinion, and you must decide for yourself what you
like and what works for your particular dog when
choosing dog bows. The chart above offers my
suggestions based on the weight of your dog for
choosing dog bows if you are unsure of what to order
for your dog. Things to keep in mind when
choosing a “Fun” dog bow for your dog:
If your dog
is a “chewer” avoid dog bows with attached
barrettes on the back. These can be a health
hazard if your dog swallows the dog bow.
My Glitter Bows are NOT
dangerous to the eyes of your dog. All of my
Glitter Dog Bows are constructed of non-toxic
glitter, glue, and coatings, that does NOT allow
the glitter to come off the bow. The warnings
from bow sellers (who do not craft Glitter
Bows!) are without merit. The only way that a
glitter dog bow would be dangerous is if it was
made using metallic or glass glitter which I do
the bow, the less the dog will be aware of the
bow in the topknot. Avoid heavily layered bows
if your dog is not used to wearing a bow. The
layering adds weight to the bow.
should compliment the dog’s appearance and not
overpower the dog’s head. If the bow looks like
a little “hat” on the head in the topknot, then
the bow is probably too big for your dog. A bow
that is too small looks better than a bow that
is too big.
If your dog has a thin
topknot, a smaller/lighter dog bow will be
best for him/her.
Use the "lock-in"
technique when placing a bow into the
topknot on your pet:
"How To Make A Simple
Your dog bows will last
a long time if you take care of them and
follow a few simple rules when storing your
"Save A Dog Bow"
Shih Tzu puppy:
Your Shih Tzu puppy will not
be able to wear a bow until she is about 4-5
months old; before that dog bows will not stay
in securely because the topknot hair is
not long enough. When you start your puppy out
wearing dog bows you have to make sure they
cannot get them out and eat them! Supervise your
puppy wearing a dog bow in this stage of
learning for both owner and puppy. The first bow
you should order would be single loop bow puppy
size. I have several pages of these. At 6 months
old a Shih Tzu puppy will be able to wear either
a single loop or if her hair is long enough a
double loop puppy. When she is full grown about
1 year old, she could wear either a single loop
puppy dog bow, a double loop puppy dog bow, or
an Inbetween size dog bow.
will differ with the breed
of the dog and within the
breed also. Experiment with bow size on your
particular dog. An easy way to do this is to print
out the picture of the bow you are considering.
Often times, the printed bow cut out, will be very
close to the actual size of that bow. You can always
trim down the picture if the paper bow is too
big…now use the picture to pretend it is a bow on
your dog’s topknot. Holding it to your dog’s head
will help you decide what you like on your
particular dog and what size bow to get.
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