Raging New Internet Debate: How Would a Dog Wear Pants?

JAN. 15, 2016 UPDATE: Even the president of the United States has now officially weighed in on this very important debate. In a YouTube interview released today, Barack Obama said he believes dogs would wear two-legged pants on their hind legs. Four-legged would be “a little too conservative,” Obama said. “Too much fabric.”

dog pantsEarlier this year, hundreds of thousands of internet users debated whether a dress was gold and white, or blue and black.

Now there’s something equally important to argue about. If a dog could wear pants, how would they be worn?

The query, tweeted last night by Jared Keller, the deputy editor of Maxim magazine, had already been shared more than 25,000 times by this afternoon.

“On Monday night, I shared a photo on Twitter of two dogs wearing pants. This doesn’t sound like that exciting an event, but the internet quickly lost its damned mind,” Keller wrote on Maxim today.

The illustration is by someone named Norbert, the administrator of the Utopian Raspberry – Modern Oasis Machine Facebook page.

“I created it [Sunday] night at about 2 or 3 a.m.,” Norbert told Maxim. “I saw some dogs wearing pants, and I thought about how they don’t really have arms so their pants should technically go on every leg. I just tried both versions.”

Here’s what I think: Since pants have two legs, the dog would wear them on his rear legs. According to Keller’s Twitter poll, which has gotten more than 20,000 responses, most people agree with me.

So does Norbert. “Personally, I think the second one looks better,” he told Maxim.

Social media users are voicing their opinions with the hashtag #dogpants. Some are including photos of their dogs in denims.

So, how do you think a dog would wear pants? Please leave a comment below, as this is a very important question.

Photo via Twitter

Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!