When you've got a lot of money, it seems that even wacky things don't seem so crazy. In fact, if enough of your friends join in, you might even get your pictures taken and start a trend. Dog purses seem to be just such a trend. Although carrying around one's favorite little friend has been popular for hundreds of years among the upper classes, paparazzi taking photos of the likes of Paris Hilton seems to have given the idea of carrying a dog around in your purse a new burst of popularity.
A dog purse is simply a device designed for hauling around your tiny dog in a very fashionable way. Instead of hauling around a plastic carrier, some people are choosing to place their pooch in a purse designed especially for holding pups. There are even bags fashioned by famous designers carrying price tags ranging into the hundreds of dollars available for purchase.
There is a concern that seeing people at the top of popular culture accessorizing with dogs in purses might encourage others to take to carrying around their canine with more concern for being fashionable than keeping their dog safe. If you are thinking about going the route of the fashionable, please always put the interest of your pet first. If your dog has any health issues at all, you should take them into consideration. Although small breeds like Yorkshire Terriers and Chihuahuas will fit comfortably into these purses, if they have issues like arthritis or weak bladders, you might want to reconsider placing them in such a device until you have consulted your veterinarian.
It seems that purses for carrying dogs are here to stay, for a while at least. If you own a large dog, you might be out of luck. If you have a toy breed and want to go with the current flow of culture, there are plenty of these purses out there waiting to help you accessorize for a price. Just make sure that it is fun for both you and your dog.