Stunning Vintage Photos of Fashionable Women and Their Dogs
Liz Donovan | March 14, 2016
The No. 1 rule of dog-show handlers, as the New York Times reports, is don’t outshine the dog. In fact, the longtime editor of AKC Gazette Babs Vierhaus, was quoted in 1960 advising handlers, “Dress mostly for your dog” (see more on this in the "Once Upon a Dog" column in the recent issue of AKC Family Dog).
A recent discovery in the AKC archives is this fabulous collection of photos showing fashionably dressed women and their show dogs and demonstrating how these professionals found the perfect balance between elegance and showmanship.
See some of our favorites below, with captions when available: