Crazy dog grooming

4 Aug

it’s called creative dog grooming, i call it bizare.

I’m sure you all know what i mean, you will have seen pictures, or perhaps even a dog will a “creative” hair cut.

The telegraph recently did a “crazy dog grooming competition” and the BBC did a “creative dog grooming competition”.

Basically, what i am talking about is this…

Dogs that have been groomed with a bright and colourful hair cut, perhaps to look like something different. I have seen pictures of dogs that are made to look like star wars characters, dogs that look like other animals, and dogs that just look plain weird.

so, first, what i want to know is, what do you think about this creative grooming?

Claims of animal cruelty:

Looking at the comments on some of these photographs i noticed that this type of dog grooming is quite frequently argued to be animal cruelty.

I would like to point out that it isn’t, when done properly the dog is groomed by a professional and all products used are animal friendly.

it’s humiliating for the dog:

This is another thing people might claim regarding this style of dog grooming. They might suggest that the dogs are unable to interact normally with other dogs due to their crazy hair cuts. What we need to remember here is that unlike a person who has a bright pink Mohais prawk might get some odd looks when walking down the street, dogs don’t really care how other dogs look. They know they are a dog by their scent, and they communicate through both scent and body language, not by how they look.

My opinion;

Honestly, I don’t understand why people do this. I think it looks absolutely ridiculous. Even something as simple as dying your poodle’s fur pink strikes me as odd. I think they beautiful in their natural colour. Anything other than basic grooming to keep them tidy and healthy should surely be enough? I don’t know about the dog being humiliated, but would be humiliated walking my dog if it had a bizare hair style like this…

That being said, i will admit that these people are very creative and very skilled at what they do. Providing the dogs are not being harmed i any way (physically and mentally), i can’t really argue that this practice is wrong. So, if that is what you like to do, keep having fun.

Really the aim of this post was to try and get some feedback from people as i would be interested to see what others think about “creative dog grooming”.


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