You want to dress your dog like a dinosaur in the photos below. Who doesn’t? But first, you need to know know a little history.

Dogs were domesticated in prehistoric times when wolves hunted with humans and fed on their scraps.  The phrase man’s best friend was first used by Frederick II,  the 18th century King of Prussia, referring to his pet Italian greyhounds. Why? There’s a clue in the name: canis familiaris, which means friendly, or household, dog. This means that if you want to dress your dog in a costume, they’ll probably let you do it.

So if you like these prehistoric pooches, pick up your very own dinosaur costume from Animal Planet!

More info: Amazon (h/t: laughing squid)

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Image credits: Amazon

Image credits: Madelre

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Image credits: Robert Nickelsberg (Costume available on Amazon)