Even though most of us keep track of appointments and special events electronically these days, a paper calendar still hangs somewhere in the house. Some families use them as a central organizer everyone can quickly check, while others simply like the subject matter on display each month.
Dogs are the focus of these calendars for 2014. Give one to a fellow dog lover — or yourself! — this holiday season.
1. Yoga Puppies
Downward-facing dog, indeed. And, yes, these pups had a little digital help getting into position.
Fans of Frenchies will love this beautifully illustrated calendar available from the Nice Mice for You Etsy shop.
We can’t get enough of Seth Casteel’s underwater photography of diving dogs, whether in book or calendar form.
4. Doxie Love
For the Doxie lover on your holiday shopping list, this handmade desk calendar from the PickleDogDesign Etsy shop comes with its own display case.
5. Menswear Dog
Bodhi, the star of the popular Menswear Dog blog, gets his own calendar this year, complete with the fashion tips for which he has become famous.
Another Etsy find, this one features Dale Coykendall’s charming illustrations of dogs making themselves comfy on classic pieces of furniture — perfect for a pet parent who also has an eye for interior design.
The North Carolina nonprofit group provides education about Pit Bulls and rallies against breed-specific legislation. Support its efforts with the purchase of this gorgeous calendar featuring photo illustrations by Celeste Guiliano.
This calendar by Lydia & Pugs features beautiful watercolors of different breeds in seasonal outfits. The studio also has a whimsical pug calendar, of course, for 2014.
9. Tiny Dog
Photographer Teresa Berg creates special pet portraits, including those of adoptable dogs looking for a forever home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Proceeds from this calendar benefit the Collin County Humane Society.
10. Hipster Dogs
For the hipster on your holiday shopping list, this calendar features various breeds sporting beanies, glasses, and various neckwear. Not to worry, though, illustrator Gus and Abby skipped the skinny jeans.
A roundup of calendar offerings would not be complete without Boo the Pomeranian on the list. Give a year’s worth of the adorable pup.
This Northeast rescue group, the name of which stands for “short noses only rescue team,” pulls mostly French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pugs and English Bulldogs from shelters and also accepts owner surrenders. Help them rehome these snorty dogs by buying its annual calendar featuring success stories.
Photographer Javier Retales Botijero has fun with his own French Bulldog, Chula, as well as other playful pups in this fun calendar.
DogShaming.com put more than 40 of its favorite entries into calendar form. Perhaps hanging this one in your home will inspire your pups to be on their best behavior.
Dog Park Publishing sells Pit Bull-centric items and donates a portion of its profits to various Pit Bull rescue groups. This calendar features rescued dogs enjoying their new lives.
Like anything you see, readers? Please share your favorites in the comments — as well as any other dog calendars you’ve discovered while shopping this holiday season!