duck bill dog muzzles by oppo duck bill dog muzzles by oppo
dec 19, 2012

duck bill dog muzzles by oppo

‘quack’ duck-bill muzzle by oppo

 

 

‘quack’ by japanese designer pet supplies company oppo is the perfect accessory to embarrass your dog. shaped like a duck’s bill, the muzzle sits on the dog’s snout to transform your canine friend into the perfect entertainment, as well as the bonus of being safe around other dogs and people.

 

 

the muzzle sits on the dog’s snout to transform your canine friend into the perfect entertainment

 

 

the perfect accessory to embarrass your dog

 

 

 

via akihabara news

  • This is nothing short of torture to the dog. People may think that it looks funny, but nothing less than a sadistic design ploy for the pleasure of a few at the expense of the dog’s comfort and ability to breathe.
    Ridiculous conception, and is disgusting in its disregard for the animal.

    William Green says:
  • why is this sadistic, bill green? as far as i’m concerned, it seems to me that this performs the same functions as a traditional muzzle, but actually gives them more freedom to sniff around since it’s so open at the end. so it makes them look funny for us, it doesnt affect them at all and actually looks much nicer than a hannibal lecter/bad-guy-from-skyfall/darth-vador-face-mask sort of prison feel to it. i say way to go. if the dog MUST wear a muzzle for whatever reason, it can at least put a smile on everyone’s face right?

    o long-johnson says:
  • Have to agree it’s just having a laugh at the mut’s expense. A muzzle doesn’t fit like that and this would never work on a viscous, powerful dog, therefore just uncomfortable, unnecessary and distasteful.

    SJS says:
  • Agreed…maybe the designers at Oppo should design some to wear themselves for a day, so they can think about what they have done.

    Joe says:
  • why is this sadistic,as far as i’m concerned, it seems to me that this performs the same functions as a traditional muzzle, but actually gives them more freedom to sniff around since it’s so open at the end. so it makes them look funny for us, it doesnt affect them at all and actually looks much nicer than a hannibal lecter/bad-guy-from-skyfall/darth-vador-face-mask sort of prison feel to it. i say way to go. if the dog MUST wear a muzzle for whatever reason, it can at least put a smile on everyone’s face right?

    shiqi Wu says:
  • How far can we get; what has this got to do with design?

    jan appelgaard says:
  • ;DDDDDDDDDD

    PETER says:
  • Way to serious people, chill out, it is just a simple design and by the way don’t we need to laugh a bit more it wont hurt will it !!!

    wayne neylan says:
  • Thanks OPPO for this unuseful object!!!…maybe next time you could design something to transform a dog into an elephant…………..or maybe why not into an dragonfly…..O_o !!!

    Robert says:
  • This is very interesting.He can avoid that people were bitten by the dog .I like this design.I hope I can design better products 。

    tangxiaofeng says:
  • This design is very interesting, very lovely, make life more fun

    YangLiu says:
  • concept is good………..but I don’t like the design; poor dog.

    gerald says:
  • This product is very humane, but feel a little restraint dog, love their dogs but also to care for others.

    zhanzhan Zhang says:
  • Obviously this just a novelty muzzle, since it would not actually function as one. One shake of the dogs head back and fourth a few times and off it goes. But at least include duck sound effects when the dog shakes its head desperately trying to remove it. Makes a great Halloween animal costume.

    Lee says:
  • Although this design looks more cute, but they limit the freedom of the dog’s breathing, will not think this is a good design should be dog lovers.

    zeng huijuan says:
  • I think this design is very user-friendly, it limits the dog breathing, dog lovers will not like.

    li qiang says:
  • After checking all the review, I wonder if any one whom seems to be animal friendly has the real experience of have a dog!!! Dogs could catch skin disease easily in the summer and dogs will lick the wounded skin and this action prevents the skin to heal. Normally people put a plastic wrap around the neck of the dog and to avoid the dog to lick the wounded skin while using medicine at the same time!!! This design is much friendly than normal plastic sheet to solve this issue!!! Maybe the designer and manufacture were not aware of this issue but in fact this “funny” gadget do solve a real problem.

    fffYang says:
  • great design and solution to keeping dogs safe around people

    moss says:
  • *says the commodity fetishist meat eater*

    SkyShroud says:
  • JUST HORRIBLE… ridiculous if you love your dog you wouldn’t put that on him

    Raquel says:
  • My dog has a diagnosed case of fear-based aggression and an anxiety disorder. I’ve been working with a Veterinary Behaviorist to learn to make her more comfortable around visiting strangers and overcome the problem. The Dr. thinks it would be a huge help if I could put a muzzle on her and allow her to meet strangers without people (including me) contributing to the fear she feels because of nerves about biting, but I’ve been hesitant because of the way basket-muzzles make a dog look more intimidating, possibly still exacerbating her anxiety.

    This could be what we need to change my dog’s life.

    Those of you criticizing this product: I totally agree that it is not nice to use this with the intent of terrorizing your dog, but if you need a muzzle to help your dog live a happy life, than people like SkyShroud are wrong. I would use this specifically because I love my dog. If you introduce a muzzle properly, it does not upset your dog, if it allows for panting as one of the images shows, it does not restrict breathing, and if it looks non-intimidating to humans, then they won’t react in a way that further upsets the dog.

    tree says:
  • I think if you got one of these for fun you would have to do so based on your dog’s personality. Some dogs would definitely freak out and hate it. My deceased Lab would have given me a “Seriously?? Whatever.” look and then ignored it and asked for a cookie. My brother’s Golden would immediately struggle to get it off and then chew it up so it would never bother her again. My Mom’s Border Collie would probably stand immobilized with uncertainty for at least a minute before struggling out of it, and barking at it once it was off and lying on the floor.

    Just my thoughts.

    Jeff says:
  • Seriously…inhumane? It’s a useful device, when used properly, and it’s fun. You people really need to get over it and while you’re all at it, get a life.

    Jeremy says:
  • Since so many people feel the need to ask –
    1 it seriously restricts the dog’s ability to pant which is the main way in which it keeps cool.
    2 it doesn’t say what material this is and it’s hard to tell but if it is soft it will not protect anyone and it’s fitted right over all the facial nerves, sinuses and glands causing all manner of medical issues. More so if it is hard.
    3 it is fitted so far back under the lower jaw that it will affect both swallowing and breathing leading to drooling if you’re lucky and pneumonia or asphyxia if you’re not.
    4 after all that the way the strap is fitted it is highly likely to come straight off at the first sign of conflict and you already have a stressed vulnerable worked up dog – not good
    5 assuming all of the above didn’t apply why are you dressing up your dog as something other people will laugh at? For one thing I don’t think this is particularly nice from a human psychology point of view but also dogs do understand the difference between laughing with and laughing at and they don’t enjoy being ridiculed any more than we do. And on a final behaviour note – yes the tradition baskerville-type muzzles do sometimes keep people away but maybe they are people you don’t want approaching your nervous dog in training? The people who ask you for information first, or who are knowledgeable in dog communication are the ones you want to interact with. This might have the completely reverse effect of bringing people in close who think the dog is just a harmless cartoon character and completely ignore any distress signals that either you or your dog may be giving, thus making your problems worse.
    I have a life thank you, I am a dog behaviourist

    Tamara says:
  • It would seem to me that if you are really a “behaviourist” as you claim, that you would know how to spell the term correctly.

    Rick says:
  • This would be perfect to put on my golden to stop her from eating her poop in the back yard! I’ve tried everything else.

    Jill says:
  • I have to admit Im on the fence about this product. Im actually on here researching muzzles for my dog as she just bit the mailman. He has kindly been approaching her and patting her every day he delivers the mail for over a year. Today with no warning, or growl she went chomp on his leg. I consulted my vet & a vicious breed trainer and they both favor a muzzle for when I take her out on her walks. I never liked the look of people muzzling their dog and here I am today in the need of having to do so to mine. She needs to go out on walks for her well being and the community I live in deserves my due diligence to keep them safe. I also made a report of my dog at the LA Animal Services and the officer there also favored a muzzle and kindly said she had no prior history and was just having a bad day. I don’t want to keep my dog locked up and a muzzle seems to be the opinion of everyone I trust. She already looks fierce as her previous owner hacked of her ears and thought the duck bill would defuse the severity of having to be muzzled. Im so at a loss as to what is the right thing to do.

    Rebecca says:
  • I agree with Raquel, I have the same issues with my dog. I need something that will keek a nipper from nipping. Rather than using the standard muzzle, that gets you all the “oh that dog is vicious” looks, why not get smiles instead, and have the ability to have dog interaction, without other dog owners turning away the moment they see a standard muzzle. For all the comments about how inhumane it is, if you don’t have a dog with issues you will never get it. Would you all prefer other dogs getting hurt?
    All muzzles are constricting if the dog were to really try to bite, or open its mouth…. Isn’t that the point of muzzles? I don’t think anyone would put any kind of muzzle on their dog if it wasn’t needed. From a design perspective, I think it is great! Nobody has ever thought to design a muzzle, that not only looks great, but works, allows panting, and brings smiles to people’s faces instead of disapproving glares. This isn’t for dogs that are wild beasts, but definitely great for occasionally aggressive dogs. It also will not come off unless pried up and off over the dogs head. I love my dog, he is small and fearful, I want him to stay alive and not be destroyed by a bigger dog that he might nip at!

    Andy says:
  • I hate muzzling my dog but he is a pit bull and here in Portugal he is considered one of the potentially dangerous dog breeds so the law demands that when he is out the muzzle must be on. Looking for muzzles in the net I found this ones and really enjoyed them. I think it makes fun from the concept of the muzzle itself and it removes its dangerous innuendo. If it’s comfortable for my dog I’d love to have one. Is it comfortable?!?

    Francisco says:
  • Wow. Some of you (especially Tamara) have no idea what you’re talking about. You are not medical vets or design experts. This product is without a doubt one of the best muzzle designs on the market. It’s practical, functional and fun.
    Stop trying to make your dog a trained slave. Send your kids to a stupid behaviourist and they’ll grow up to be serial killers. You people saying this muzzle is not humane have never even owned a dog.

    Mitch says:
  • I’m wondering how many of you have bought your dogs from a pet store. If you have, you really have no idea what abuse is. You having bought your dog from a puppy mill (which you have done if you bought through a pet store), have done more damage to an animal than this muzzle could ever do. This muzzle, like every other muzzle, or every other training device has its place.

    Felicia says:
  • Some of you whiners are ridiculous. Dogs dont know if there wearing pink or blue, or a bow or collar, or what the muzzle looks like so please keep it to yourself. Its not hurting them and dogs associate laughter with happiness and when a dog looks cute , they get attention , which that is what they live for next to food. Suck it up.

    Shell says:
  • First I thought these were the greatest and most humorous things around – until I read the posts from the imbeciles crying about everything under the sun. The “behaviourist” is the BEST – No – you’re an idiot. I just picture really fat people on welfare with sausage fingers getting all worked up. Take a deep breath – no never mind – that will initiate a myocardial infarction. Thanks for the laughs. I will be buying a couple and rush ordering. p.s. “if your gunna right kan yu at leest lern to spell an maibee stuty de inglish langwig? speciuly yu beehavuirast”.

    Roadhouse says:
  • As dogs – even the smallest – have to wear muzzles in public transport here in our country I’ve been looking for a comfortable muzzle for my Norfolk Terrier ‘Molly’ who is the friendliest dog you can imagine. So I was lucky to find ‘Quak’. Molly quickly accepted the soft muzzle which makes people on the bus smile at her with such tender expression on their faces which has nothing to do with ‘making fun’ of the dog or finding her looking ‘ridiculous’ or something like that. Molly definitely enjoys people’s attention!

    Monica says:

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