Off the Shelf
Everybody loves clownish wiener dogs, right? There’s even a new museum in Bavaria devoted to the humble, lovable breed.
So when BeanGoods wanted to send wiener gear to Bay Woof, I said sure to the cheetah print dog hoodie ($42 regularly, $21 now), perfect for Chi-weenie test dog Luna, a 10-pounder whose feathery tail always wags.
Luna is a lovely light mocha-chocolate color and actually appeared quite camouflaged in the “French terry” (poly/cotton) print. A small, it was a little snug, but, of course, looked adorable. Hoodies are sized: small for 5 to 8 pounds (length 15″, chest 13″, neck 12″), medium for 9 to 12 pounds (length 16″, chest 16.5″, neck 13″), and large for 13 to16 pounds (length 17″, chest 19″, neck 14″).
The garment, designed for longer bodied-pups, has an elongated torso and shortened sleeves. It is billed as “perfect for transitioning from winter to spring” and has a bigger hole for harness access.
Luna’s mom, Caitlin, found the garment high quality and stylish and suspected it wasn’t a perfect fit because Luna is not all doxie. The hood covered Luna’s eyes, but Caitlin could position it so it wouldn’t. She did like the large keyhole harness opening.
Besides the cheetah hoodie, BeanGoods offers other doggie hoodies with sassy sayings like “Cute But Psycho,” “Weens World,” and “Cocktail Weenie,” which would be cute for your long-backed, low-riding doxie friend. BeanGoods carries out the tongue-in-cheek theme for women’s clothing, too: T-shirts, hoodies, jogging pants, sweatshirts, hats, and tank tops. Some are subtle, with a cute dachshund logo, or sweet with “Doxie Mama” and “Girl’s Best Friend” front and center. Others are more risqué: a doxie rear end that says “doxie butts drive me nuts” and “friends in low places.”
BeanGoods is a clothing and accessories brand that started in Portland, Ore., inspired by a little black-and-tan dachshund, Bean. Now he has a little brother, Van.
“They light up our life with their quirky wiener dog ways, and we assure you that they will do the same for yours,” said BeanGoods founder Claire Wolfson, a former apparel designer for Columbia. She, husband Chris (a graphic designer), and the dogs spent a year on the road in The Weenstream, their 13-foot travel trailer. They settled in LA in 2016 where they court SoCal wieners and doxie enthusiasts.
“The wiener dog jokes never get old,” Wolfson told Bay Woof. “Dachshunds are just hilarious. They are funny little sausage-looking dogs, and their personalities are hilarious. Even their name — wiener — is hilarious.”
Wolfson said doxie folks are “absolutely obsessed” with the hounds. “A little creepy. It’s a definite subculture,” she said, adding she’s happy to contribute and build the doxie community.
Find these wiener goods at www.BeanGoods.com.
Main article photo by: Photo of Luna, courtesy Caitlin Albritton; others courtesy BeanGoods