Surge in sales for festive dog costumes

Friday December 13, 2013

Celebrities such as Cheryl Cole and Mariah Carey are known to enjoy dressing up their pets but it seems it is not only stars who like to adorn their pooches with clothing.

A survey has found that some owners will spend more money on their pets at Christmas time than they will their families.

Therefore it doesn't come as a shock that festive dog costume sales have soared by 142%.

According to dressing your pooch as Santa Clause is the most popular choice of costume, followed closely by a festive Rudolph outfit.

"As well as donning their own Christmas jumpers this year, pet owners are kitting out man’s best friend for the celebrations too," said Paul Dore, Pet Supplies store at

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