They actually wear doggles

I’ve always wondered when dogs would actually need Doggles. If sled dogs can go without on the glare ice of the north, why should a city pooch require shades? Well, this weekend at a walk to benefit the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (aka PAWS), I got my answer in a pair of Basset Hounds who require protective eyewear — for riding in a cart pulled by a motorcycle. In fact, they seemed not merely content but self-consciously stylish in their canine specs.


3 Responses to “They actually wear doggles”

  1. 1 Abby K9 September 10, 2008 at 8:43 am

    There are plenty of reasons why a dog may need to wear Doggles – riding in a motorcycle is one of them. They’re also used for Search and Rescue dogs who may have to be inserted by helicopters and they have been donated in large numbers to military working dog teams in Iraq where they protect the dogs’ eyes from the fine Middle Eastern sand. I know of one person using them for her German Shepherd who has Pannus.

  2. 2 Motorbike Trail Riding September 14, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Doggles protect eyes from wind, UV light and foreign objects. Motorbike Trail Riding

  3. 3 beauregarde January 8, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Doggles are great if you suffer from hay fever,as I do.You can barrle through the grass with impunity and not come out with red weepy eyes.They also look very dashing.

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