Owner Kaylee Garrick has been dressing up her dog to look like the Peaky Blinders cast – and has been raising money for the TASC Bravehound charity in the process
Image: Kaylee Garrick/Triangle News)
While everyone has heard about the critically-acclaimed gangster TV drama Peaky Blinders, only superfans have come across the Poochy Blinders.
Show superfan Kaylee Garrick has been dressing her dogs up to look like the cast from the popular BBC series for a charity calendar.
Kaylee, of Shetland Islands, Scotland – who is an amateur photographer alongside working as a full-time paramedic – loves the Birmingham-based gangster show which ended last month.
The 32-year-old snaps a yearly calendar to raise money for the TASC Bravehound charity, which supports former servicemen and women in Scotland.
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She said: “We do quite a lot of themed photos, and I tend to theme around things that I love and I’m passionate about.”
Kaylee purchased the pup’s smart waistcoats, shirts and flat-caps from eBay in toddler sizes.
And her two Alaskan klee kais, Ghost and Daenerys, as well as their Shetland sheepdog siblings Murphy, Jara, Fenton, Thoran, Gimli, and Thiago, all got the parts.
She added: “They just suited them so well, I had to do it.”
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The pictures – captured in a gloomy, gangster style reminiscent of the Shelby’s smash-hit show – feature the eight dogs in all manner of poses.
In one snap Ghost – one of the younger pups of the bunch – can be seen driving a tiny vintage car.
Kaylee said: “We used treats to tempt her into posing in the car, but now we can’t get her out”.
The dog-lover added that some of the pups, in particular Thorin, are total posers, and love pulling puppy-dog eyes and pouts for the camera.
The 2022 Bravehound calendar sold out all 1,500 copies in a matter of days.
It comes after the dog name Shelby has appeared in the list of the nation’s top dog names for 2022.
The nationwide poll, conducted by the joint supplement brand for dogs, YuMOVE , found the hit TV show, starring Cillian Murphy, left a mark on the nation’s dog owners.
The name Alfie swooped in at number three on the list of the top male dog names, again suggesting that Blinders-mad Brits have been inspired by Tom Hardy’s character, Jewish gang-leader, Alfie Solomans.
Jayne Laycock, resident vet at YuMOVE, said: “Spring is a popular time of year to welcome a new dog into the home. However, before you start to consider names for your new pooch, which we know people love doing, there are lots of other important decisions.
“Firstly, make sure you thoroughly research the traits of the breed you’re looking to buy or adopt to ensure it’s an appropriate fit for you and your lifestyle.
“For example, some dogs require a lot more physical exercise than others, some are more suited to rural living and some will require even more specialist care and training.
“Likewise, consider the age of the dog you’re looking to get – puppies require a lot of time, effort and training, so if you’re looking for something a little more ‘seasoned’ – then perhaps look at a rescue dog that’s a little older that’s already house trained.
“Whether you end up getting a younger or an older dog, you can still explore the world together keeping each other active for life.”
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