Woman spends £800 a month on her Instagram-famous sausage dog squad

PIC BY sausage squad / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Harriet Birch, 25, a dog walker, from Harrogate, North Yorkshire with the Sausage Dogs.) - This super-chic sausage squad are wowing fans all over the world - after their adorable co-ordinated adventures made them Insta-celebs. Harriet Birch, 25, a dog walker, from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, loves spoiling her five pooches Missy, Button, Duke, Ivy, and Apple, and says she is always stunned by her pooches popularity. Harriet got Missy in 2010 after begging her parents for so long and when Missy had two litters, she decided to keep one from each, Button and Duke. Then Duke found a girlfriend, Ivy and they had their own litter, from which Harriet decided to keep Apple to complete her squad. She said: They are definitely pampered pooches - they have so many clothes, accessories, toys and we do so many activities, they go swimming every week and they do agility every week too. - SEE CATERS COPY
Harriet throws her dogs birthday parties and takes them swimming every week (Picture: Caters News)

What’s cuter than a sausage dog? A squad of sausage dogs , obviously.

And this squad of adorable sausage dogs has become a global Instagram sensation with their chic matching outfits and cute group antics – but they are not cheap.

Owner Harriet Birch, a dog walker from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, loves her pooches, but says they cost her a ‘small fortune’. Harriet admits to spending around £800 a month on clothes, accessories, photoshoots, treats, toys, beds, blankets, food and insurance. But she says ‘they are worth every single penny’.

‘They are definitely pampered pooches,’ says Harriet. ‘They have so many clothes, accessories, toys and we do so many activities, they go swimming every week and they do agility every week too.

PIC BY sausage squad / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Sausage Dogs Missy, Button, Duke, Ivy, and Apple, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. ) - This super-chic sausage squad are wowing fans all over the world - after their adorable co-ordinated adventures made them Insta-celebs. Harriet Birch, 25, a dog walker, from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, loves spoiling her five pooches Missy, Button, Duke, Ivy, and Apple, and says she is always stunned by her pooches popularity. Harriet got Missy in 2010 after begging her parents for so long and when Missy had two litters, she decided to keep one from each, Button and Duke. Then Duke found a girlfriend, Ivy and they had their own litter, from which Harriet decided to keep Apple to complete her squad. She said: They are definitely pampered pooches - they have so many clothes, accessories, toys and we do so many activities, they go swimming every week and they do agility every week too. - SEE CATERS COPY
Ivy, Missy, Button, Duke, Ivy and Apple (Picture: Caters News)

‘They have birthday parties where all their friends come and join them for celebrations, cake and party bags.’

The five daschunds, Ivy, Missy, Button, Duke, Ivy and Apple have now gained almost 32,000 followers – and they are fast becoming the ultimate pup influencers. Harriet got her first sausage, Missy, 10 years ago after begging her parents and when Missy went on to have two litters, she kept a dog from each – Button and Duke.

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Then Duke found a girlfriend and they had their own litter, so it spiralled further as Harriet then kept Apple, completing the crew of five.
PIC BY sausage squad / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Sausage Dogs Missy, Button, Duke, Ivy, and Apple, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. ) - This super-chic sausage squad are wowing fans all over the world - after their adorable co-ordinated adventures made them Insta-celebs. Harriet Birch, 25, a dog walker, from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, loves spoiling her five pooches Missy, Button, Duke, Ivy, and Apple, and says she is always stunned by her pooches popularity. Harriet got Missy in 2010 after begging her parents for so long and when Missy had two litters, she decided to keep one from each, Button and Duke. Then Duke found a girlfriend, Ivy and they had their own litter, from which Harriet decided to keep Apple to complete her squad. She said: They are definitely pampered pooches - they have so many clothes, accessories, toys and we do so many activities, they go swimming every week and they do agility every week too. - SEE CATERS COPY
Harriet says they rarely leave the house ‘naked’ (Picture: Caters News)

‘We often get comments when we go out saying how smart they look.

‘They rarely leave the house naked, they’ve got some pretty spectacular fancy dress outfits.’

It’s no wonder they have so many followers on Instagram – looks like we all need to be taking fashion tips from this canine crew.

The squad also love a trip abroad, and Harriet is currently getting them all prepared fora jaunt to Pari – with matching berets, of course.
PIC BY sausage squad / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Sausage Dogs Missy, Button, Duke, Ivy, and Apple, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. ) - This super-chic sausage squad are wowing fans all over the world - after their adorable co-ordinated adventures made them Insta-celebs. Harriet Birch, 25, a dog walker, from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, loves spoiling her five pooches Missy, Button, Duke, Ivy, and Apple, and says she is always stunned by her pooches popularity. Harriet got Missy in 2010 after begging her parents for so long and when Missy had two litters, she decided to keep one from each, Button and Duke. Then Duke found a girlfriend, Ivy and they had their own litter, from which Harriet decided to keep Apple to complete her squad. She said: They are definitely pampered pooches - they have so many clothes, accessories, toys and we do so many activities, they go swimming every week and they do agility every week too. - SEE CATERS COPY
Only the best for doggy dinner time (Picture: Caters News)

‘Missy is super stubborn, independent and obsessed with food,’ says Harriet. ‘Button is ridiculously cute and loves everyone.

Duke is a serious mummy’s boy and sucks up to me, but he’s mischievous on walkies and likes to go down rabbit holes.

‘Ivy is very sassy, tries to be the boss and can’t get enough of toys and Apple is simply adorable, she’s been the easiest puppy I’ve ever had.’

But, like all good dog-mums, Harriet loves them all equally.

We’re just not sure her bank balance feels the same way.

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