By Aliki Kraterou
This super-chic sausage squad are wowing fans all over the world – after their adorable co-ordinated adventures made them Insta-celebs.
Harriet Birch, 25, a dog walker, from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, loves spoiling her five pooches Missy, Button, Duke, Ivy, and Apple, and says she is always stunned by her pooches’ popularity.
Harriet got Missy in 2010 after ‘begging her parents for so long’ and when Missy had two litters, she decided to keep one from each, Button and Duke.
Then Duke found a girlfriend, Ivy and they had their own litter, from which Harriet decided to keep Apple to complete her squad.
She said: They are definitely pampered pooches – they have so many clothes, accessories, toys and we do so many activities, they go swimming every week and they do agility every week too.
“They have birthday parties where all their friends come and join them for celebrations, cake and party bags.
“Their wardrobe is bigger than mine- they have everything from matching denim jackets, snoods, bandanas to party hats and tutus.
“We often get comments when we go out saying how smart they look.
“Their treat selection is pretty impressive, although this has to be topped up all the time because they’re such good pooches so of course they get lots of tasty treats.
“They rarely leave the house naked, they’ve got some pretty spectacular fancy dress outfits.”
Harriet admits her pups are very spoilt and although they cost her ‘a small fortune’, about £800 a month for clothes, accessories, photo shoots, treats, toys, beds, blankets, food, insurance, she says ‘ they are worth every single penny’.
She added: “They’re definitely needy -as I’m a dog walker they come with me most of the time so they get to enjoy the great outdoors but also I have the time to give them the best life possible.
“They have a bath every week or so at the moment which is quite a timely process but they come out smelling of roses so it’s worth it.”
The squad travels quite often and at the moment they are getting ready for their trip to France- Harriet says they already got their passports and berets ready.
Harriet says she loves all of them for different reasons and wouldn’t change them for anything.
She added: “Missy is super stubborn, independent and obsessed with food, Button is ridiculously cute and loves everyone.
“Duke is a serious mummy’s boy and sucks up to me, but he’s mischievous on walkies and likes to go down rabbit holes.
“Ivy is very sassy, tries to be the boss and can’t get enough of toys and Apple is simply adorable, she’s been the easiest puppy I’ve ever had.
“In general, they’re super loving and so comical. “