Couple dye their poodles pink for Christmas

Essex County Standard: Couple dye their poodles pink for Christmas Couple dye their poodles pink for Christmas

A POODLE-MAD couple whose dogs appear in films and at Crufts have dyed two of them pink for the festive season.

Marie and Derek Stoker own eight poodles and even have a customised caravan to ensure the dogs go on holiday with them.

The couple are well known in Twinstead as they are often seen the walking the dogs, with two proving particularly eye-catching.

Toy poodle Nichey is sporting pink fur, which was done using a vegetable-based dye, while standard poodle Tulula’s legs have been dyed pink.

Dad-of-two Derek, 48, said: “It is just fun and the dogs like the attention.’’ It is a semipermanent dye, specially formulated for dogs, and would simply grow out.

The couple, who began experimenting with the dye about four months ago, plan to branch out, with the next design making Nichey look like a panda.

In addition to running Marie and Derek’s Grooming Parlour in the village, the couple take part in the Kennel Club’s competitive obedience and will once again compete at Crufts with standard poodle Velma.

Tulula is also set to appear in Pudsey: the Movie, being released next year.

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8:06am Mon 16 Dec 13

wardyt says...

This is not newsworthy
This is not newsworthy wardyt

8:31am Mon 16 Dec 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

This shows these people are not really pet lovers but do this sort of thing only to bolster their own perverted ego's. Absolutely stupid and totally uncaring and the Kennel Club should ban them, if nothing else but for their crass stupidity and ignorance.
This shows these people are not really pet lovers but do this sort of thing only to bolster their own perverted ego's. Absolutely stupid and totally uncaring and the Kennel Club should ban them, if nothing else but for their crass stupidity and ignorance. Say It As It Is OK?

12:20pm Mon 16 Dec 13

All_talk_no_action says...

A pink dog very festive....I'm sure our saviour will be looking down in awe.
A pink dog very festive....I'm sure our saviour will be looking down in awe. All_talk_no_action

7:00pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Mind your own business says...

I saw them walking that dog the other day and they let it foul on the pavement and they didn't pick it up, disgusting!
I saw them walking that dog the other day and they let it foul on the pavement and they didn't pick it up, disgusting! Mind your own business

7:28pm Mon 16 Dec 13

All_talk_no_action says...

Mind your own business wrote:
I saw them walking that dog the other day and they let it foul on the pavement and they didn't pick it up, disgusting!
Did it sh*t pink?
[quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: I saw them walking that dog the other day and they let it foul on the pavement and they didn't pick it up, disgusting![/p][/quote]Did it sh*t pink? All_talk_no_action

11:16pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Fellulah69 says...

I thought it was illegal to do thus these days and is classed as animal abuse! So why is it being glorified???? Disgusting…
I thought it was illegal to do thus these days and is classed as animal abuse! So why is it being glorified???? Disgusting… Fellulah69

4:10pm Wed 18 Dec 13

JustMe74 says...

Its not nice, it's cruelty. Animals have no choice in the matter and this is where cruelty comes in. This country is turning more American every day!
Its not nice, it's cruelty. Animals have no choice in the matter and this is where cruelty comes in. This country is turning more American every day! JustMe74

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