The Future is Near: Meet the Results of Designer Bag and Dog Breeding

by Brad Wete

 DIOR bag and SCANDINAVIAN LABORSKI canine | Illustrated by Amber Day

DIOR bag and SCANDINAVIAN LABORSKI canine | Illustrated by Amber Day


In the near future New Yorkers won’t have to cram their dogs into bags to take them on the subway. Angelinos won’t have to unfashionably shoulder two straps just to keep both their beloved pup and their personal items within reach.

The latest advances in the field of genetic engineering will finally combine two of our generation’s most cherished status symbols – designer dogs and designer bags – offering utility and companionship in one beautiful, tidy package. Where once dogs were bred to catch raccoons, guard the camp, or herd sheep, today we have the power to reshape them for our more refined, 21st-century sensibilities. Give some snapshots of a soon-to-appear line of handbag dogs a look.