Life and Seoul

How to keep small dogs warm in winter – Korean style

The winters in Korea are pretty darn cold. Temperatures delve as low as -20 degrees during the worst month of January. It is often a dry cold which is, I supposed a blessing of some sort. Although we don’t have hair like dogs, I suppose we are lucky in that we can fashion wonderfully warm clothes to deal with the excruciating cold. It seems in Korea however, people have taken things a step further and allowed their pets to wear aforementioned clothing also.

Now in Korea, this comes in two different forms. 1st is the full clothing ensemble for dogs (Note: hair is sometimes, inexplicably, dyed also). It looks a little something like this:

Second of all is the what’s mine is yours approach where the dog, size permitting, shares coat space:


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