By LUCY BUCKLAND
Keeping it real: Rocky poses up in one of his 1,500 outfits which owner Lynsey Noble has spent more than £2,500 on
He has more designer outfits than the average woman and sulks unless he changes at least three times a day.
Known as Britain’s best-dressed pooch, meet two-year-old diva dog Rocky, who has an extensive wardrobe of 1,500 outfits worth a staggering £2,500.
His devoted owner Lynsey Noble, 26, spends more on his clothes every year than the average British woman spends on herself and even wheels her pampered pooch around in a designer baby buggy.
Dino doggie style: Although Rocky is in a camouflage as a dinosaur the pampered pooch is still very noticeable in his designer gear
Up to ten times a day Rocky rotates through his 1,500 designer outfits including fancy dress costumes of an elephant, dinosaur, panda, bumble bee, zebra, Superman, and his favourite - a ‘hot dog'.
And no style icon would be complete without their fashion staples, which for Rocky includes 15 t-shirts, three tracksuits, six hoodies, four coats and three body-warmers.
Rocky’s sharp sense of style is so great his owner’s boyfriend Daniel Judge, 27, a metal worker, now sees him as a rival for Lynsey’s affections.
Ghetto guy: Rocky shows off one of his designer tracksuits which like all his other outfits, fits perfectly
The beautician takes her four-legged friend everywhere, and even shares a bed with him.
Lynsey said: 'My friends and family tease me about how much I pamper Rocky, but I don’t care.
'I call him my little fur baby and love nothing more than spoiling him rotten.
'I don’t dare work out exactly how much I have spent on him - he has more clothes than me.
'If I see something and I like it then I buy it. And If it’s in Rocky’s size it is destiny and he has to have it.”
Bee-auty! Rocky - who won Mr Pageant Pooch 2011 -loves his bumble bee outfit but on dress down days still has a wide range of accessories such as bow ties to go with plainer outfits
Posh pooch: Not content with having an array of designer outfits devoted owner Lynsey Noble even forks out for accessories such as guitars or tiny chairs and only feeds Rocky boiled chicken
Lynsey says the best places to buy pet costumes and treats are from Japan and South Korea.
She said: 'But I will never make Rocky wear anything that he doesn’t feel comfortable in. He doesn’t wear shoes as he cannot walk properly in them and it would be mean.
'I'd probably get in trouble if I admitted to all the places I take Rocky with me in my doggie handbag.'
Paws for thought: Rocky is said to sulk unless he gets at least three costume changes a day - his owner Lynsey said if she sees an outfit in his size she has to buy it as it's fate
Panda eyes: Owner Lynsey calls Rocky her 'fur baby' and doesn't deny him any treats saying her pet now turns heads wherever she wheels him (in his bespoke wheelchair)
Treats: As well as emblazoned T-shirts and designer coats Rocky also owns a wide range of accessories, including a guitar and a microphone
Monday, January 16, 2012
Meet Britain’s best-dressed dog! Rocky has more spent on him than the average women forks out in a year (and he even has his own guitar)
By LUCY BUCKLAND