World's cutest dog muzzle?

October 17, 2017
Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

Brendan Howard oversees veterinary business, practice management and life-balance content for, dvm360 magazine, Firstline and Vetted, and plans the Practice Management track at all three Fetch dvm360 conferences.Brendan has proudly served under the Veterinary Economics and dvm360 banners for more than 10 years. Before that, he worked as a journalist, writer and editor at Entrepreneur magazine and a top filmed entertainment magazine in Southern California. Brendan received a Masters in English Literature from University of California, Riverside, in 1999.

This soft, duck-billed muzzle might turn an angry dog outburst into a funny angry-Donald Duck-like experience. Veterinary professionals, decide for yourself.

Genetic experiment gone awry? Strange evolutionary development? OK, so full disclosure: We haven't tried out the Oppo Dog Muzzle Quack yet. This Japanese import product is marketed as an alternative to harsher-looking muzzles for medium-to-small-sized dogs.

So, it might not work.

But holy moly, is it cute or what?

If a dog needs to be muzzled because it gets a little snippy with other animals, small children or visitors to the house, this might be a more comfortable and fun alternative to the sometimes intimidating look of a standard cage muzzle. Of course, if it's so cute it encourages everybody to get all up in a frightened or frustrated or angry dog's grill, this muzzle might defeat the purpose.

Here are some of the product details at Japan Trend Shop, one of the places selling the muzzles:

Colors: pink, yellow or brown

Sizes: Small (roughly 2.1 x 3 x 2.2-in), Medium (2.5 x 5.4 x 2.6-in), Large (3.2 x 4.9 x 3-in)

Mouth area: Small (roughly 4.3-in), Medium (5.7-in), Large (5.9-in)

Back of head: Small (6.7-to-9.1-in), Medium (6.7-to-9.1in), Large (7.9-to-11.8-in)

Weight: Small (1.6-oz), Medium (2.9-oz), Large (2.9-oz)

Materials: POM, cotton, silicone, steel

Suggested breeds: Dogs weighing in the 10-to-30-pound range. Small-poodle, chihuahua, pomeranian, Medium-dachshund, miniature pinscher, Large-border collie, Jack Russell terrier.

NOTE: The muzzles don't fit large dog breeds (golden retrievers, German shepherds, labradors, etc.) or dogs with large heads or faces (for example, bulldogs)

This bill matches the car's interior. Also, people, put that dog in a proper dog harness in that car, muzzle or not.