Taking your pet to the groomer can be challenging - many of our furry friends don't love a pair of scissors coming that close to them or losing half their body weight in hair. On the bright side, a dog or cat will probably never cry over a bad haircut the way humans do. And after seeing the one-of-a-kind dos given to the pets on this list, we're more grateful than ever that our animal pals don't pay attention to their appearances. Otherwise, we'd feel even worse for laughing so much at their silly, post-grooming looks!
The Karen Maltese
Have you ever thought of what type of person your dog would be if they were a human? This person apparently wanted to imagine what it would be like if their dog was a Karen. They went to the groomer and asked for the "Can I talk to your manager?" haircut. The groomer seemed to understand the request and did just that. They made this Maltese look just like a real-life Karen.
The funniest part is that the dog has absolutely no idea that the entire world looks at her and now thinks that she is Karen in dog form.
When You're Only Halfway Done but the Cat Refuses to Stay
When you first gaze upon this photo, you may not be able to decipher what type of animal this actually is. Is it a cat? Is it a mouse? Is it an animal at all, or is it just a rug? It's really hard to tell. It looks like someone started the haircut job but then got distracted along the way. Or maybe they realized how terrible they were and didn't want to make it worse.
What really went down here is that the cat decided they were done with the haircut, and it was time to continue on with their day. The groomer had no choice but to abide by his request.
A Real-Life Cartoon Cat
It's hard to tell at first if this is a picture of a cat whose face is smooshed up against the glass or if this cat was just given the worst haircut in the history of cat haircuts. The groomer did him dirty, and that is an understatement. Even if the cat had surgery or something that required them to shave its entire body, they should not have left the face that way.
The cat really looks like some sort of cartoon character. It's hard to believe that this is a real animal. Its face looks so funny and almost as if it is not connected to the cat's body.
At Least She's Rocking That High Pony!
Have you ever had a haircut that truly changed who you are? There was something about it that was so traumatizing that you literally feel it changed your essence. Well, this dog has as well. Just look at how calm, peaceful, and elegant she looks in the first picture. And then look at the panic in her face just a few hours later. What did she see in that time period?
They also changed the color of her bow from pink to blue, maybe as a symbol of how she felt like a completely different dog by the time her day at the salon was over.
Rock and Roll, Baby
Have you ever looked at your dog and felt almost as if you were looking into the eyes of a human? Well, if not, now is your chance. Just take a look at Henry, who has disturbingly human eyes and a very human haircut given to him by the groomer. Someone decided that it would make sense to give this dog a mohawk. Who even knew it was possible to give a dog a mohawk?
The groomer was probably bored with giving the same old haircut to eat and every dog that came in. He saw his opportunity and seized it right away, getting creative with this doggo's hair.
We Promise This Is Not an Optical Illusion
This dog must be quite a hot head, considering his family and the groomer thought that this was an appropriate haircut for the creature. Although it is no secret that huskies can get a little too hot when they are in warm climates, this isn't the only way you can cool off your dog. After all, a short haircut would also probably do the trick. There is no need to make the dog look quite this silly.
Can you imagine going to pick up your dog from the groomer and seeing this instead? You probably wouldn't even recognize your baby, or it would at least take a little bit of time.
If It Wasn't for the Change in Poses, We'd Never Believe This Is a Real Cat and Not a Cardboard Cutout
Is this a cat, or is it a cutout that someone has printed out and has sitting around their house? It is really hard to believe, despite the multiple pictures, that this is actually a real cat and not just a strange picture printed on cardboard. The way that the cat was shaven truly makes him look unreal. The blank look on his face doesn't help matters either. Just look at those eyes!
Note to self: if your cat ever gets a skin condition, consider shaving all of the fur, even on the face, to avoid a strange situation like this one.
When the Groomer Somehow Makes Your Dog Look Like a Dog-Zebra-Donkey Hybrid
Well, 100 points for creativity goes to the groomer who created this masterpiece. After all, have you ever seen a dog with a hairdo like this one? He really looks like a never-before-seen mixture of a dog with a little bit of donkey and a lot of zebra. His humans might've not recognized him at pick-up, but we doubt they were mad over this fierce look.
He knows that he has a striking look, and he wants to make sure that the whole world sees it as he should since this is quite a remarkable look!
She Has a Promising Career in Hand Modeling
Sometimes it's funny to see what your pet looks like without all of their fur. You're used to seeing them all fluffy and full of fur, so it is especially shocking when you see them come back from the groomer looking like this. There is something so especially creepy seeing the tiny little paws that have no fur; they look like actual hands. The real question is, which one is creepier, the dog or the cat?
It almost seems like the cat is posing for the picture, utilizing the fact that their hands have been exposed. The cat really looks like they are about to perform a magic trick.
We Just Want to Take a Bite Out of This Little Pastry
Groomers probably get quite a few strange requests from pet owners who are looking for unique and interesting looks for their pets. However, this is probably one of the most unique looks that someone could request. This person went into the groomer and asked them to make their dog look like a slinky. Mission accomplished, and that is some great work on the part of the groomer. They did the job perfectly.
The dog looks perfect from every angle, and the dog looks like he is enjoying it as well. You can almost see him smiling as he poses for the picture.
This Driver Got Himself the Most Realistic Bobblehead for His Car
Imagine sitting in the car and looking over at the person who is in the car next to you. Except that it's not a person; it's actually a dog that looks unreal. This husky got a very interesting haircut that left him looking as if he had a mask placed on top of his head. The way that they cut around the neck makes it look like the head is almost not connected.
The husky does not look like he is too happy about the fact that this is his new haircut. He seems to be ignoring his owners out of anger for this haircut.
He Didn't Choose the Grunge Life, the Grunge Life Chose Him
Have you ever imagined what it would look like if a Newfoundland got bangs? Or if any dog got bangs, for that matter. It is probably a sight that you don't get to see too often. From the looks of it, this doggo also has never seen this before, and he isn't too thrilled about the end result. The dog's entire body is shaved, but they kept a whole head of hair on him.
It is a pretty unique look. This dog is sure not to see any other dog walking down the street with this same hairdo. He is very unique in that sense.
Breaking News: DIY Doggie Haircuts Can Go Just as Badly as DIY Human Haircuts
Some people think that it is better to do their own DIY doggie haircut than to go to a groomer and have them do it. However, some of those people should leave it to the professionals. This person tried to give their doodle a haircut, and the world was shocked by the results. Maybe if they just continued with the haircut, then it would have been alright, but the fact that they stopped and left it like this created a shocking look.
The doodle is still cute despite the catastrophic haircut it was given. But luckily for the dog, he has no idea and is just happy snuggling his toys innocently.
We're Not Even Sure What Kind of Animal This Is
This person left their dog at the groomers, giving them specific instructions on how they wanted the dog's hair to be cut. They couldn't help but laugh hysterically when they came to pick up their dog and saw this. What sort of instructions were given that the groomer thought this was what someone would want to do to their dog? Did the owner say, "Make him look like a dog but also a mouse but also a lion?"
The dog looks scared of himself. After all, he can't tell if his reflection is actually of him or if it is a lion or some other strange creature staring at him.
If You've Never Seen a Possessed Cat, Now You Have
People do not actually have a rational reason to be scared of black cats. After all, it is a stupid superstition with no basis. However, when you look at this cat, you might understand the fears. Not only is this one of the craziest haircuts that someone could give an animal, but it is also downright terrifying. It's hard to tell, though, who is more scared. Is it the cat, or is it everyone looking at him?
Who would have thought that a black cat's skin was actually gray? And why is this cat sticking its tongue out so aggressively like this?
From Curly Locks to a Balding Head
One second, you are looking at a cute and cuddly dog with a head full of curly hair, and then you take them to a groomer, and they come back an entirely different animal. Why would anyone think that this is the right choice? Why would they shave off all of the dog's fur and cute curls only to make them look like a middle-aged man that has lost all his hair?
They even brushed out the curls on the ears where they left a little bit of hair, making them frizzy and large. They truly do not even look like the same dog.
If Edna From the Incredibles Was a Dog
Although sharp is often used as a compliment, that is not necessarily the case when it comes to this doggo. He went from having a playful and whimsical hairdo to having one that is downright terrifying. They cut the hair straight across with very sharp lines and also brushed out all the hair. It even looks like they might have straightened it as well, which is taking it to the next level.
It's a lot of work to style a dog's hair like this. Based on how it looks in the first picture, it doesn't seem like it would be easy to recreate this sleek look every day.
These Boots Are Made for Walking
Now the real question with this cat haircut is why? At first, you may think that they were trying to keep the cats cool for the summer, but if that were the case, they would probably also shave the lower portion of the cat's legs. However, the fact that they left them with leg-warmer-type looks leaves you with many questions - and questions that the cats have as well.
The cat on the right is definitely giving some bombastic side eye as he sees that the other cat stole his look. Is he jealous or judging? No one will ever know.
Meet Eliezer, the Hipster Dog From Brooklyn
Have you ever seen a dog that looks so much like a person you truly cannot imagine giving them anything except a human name? Well, this is Eliezer the Yorkie, who has been given a human haircut and thereby deserves a human name. He has a very well-trimmed and well-maintained beard and coiffure. It must take his owner a substantial amount of time to get his dog looking this spanky each and every day.
This dog needs a biblical name and belongs in one of the hipster neighborhoods of New York. He should be drinking craft beer and making kombucha in his free time.
Chia Pet Head Brought to Life
This person decided to skip the trip to the groomers and have their mother give their dog a haircut. Poodles and doodles are usually the easier ones to give haircuts to due to their curly locks. If you make a bit of a mistake, it is not the end of the world, and it can easily be fixed. However, this mother clearly had no idea what she was doing.
She left just the little top section of the hair on the dog's head. The curls there are perfectly intact, while the rest of the body is shaved clean.
The Groomer Exposed a Side of the Cat His Humans Had Never Before Seen
It's funny to think that most people have no idea what their pet looks like underneath all of their fur and hair. Even if they give them a haircut, it usually does not expose their bare skin. This person took their cat to the groomer, and they were shocked by what they saw when they came to pick the cat up. They had never seen this side of their cat before.
The wrinkles on the skin somehow still look like they belong to the cat's hair. It's hard to tell it apart from all of the hair and fur on the cat.
A Big Rug With a Little Head
When you first look at this picture, you probably see two rugs. There is the first rug that is red, and then there is the white or cream rug that is on top. Only the white one is not actually a rug, and it is actually a dog. It is a dog with a big fluff for hair and a tiny little head. Someone started to shave the dog and gave him a very small head in the process.
This is not the type of dog that should be shaved entirely. This is the type of dog who needs to have their hair trimmed regularly but never shaved to look like this.
The Poodle With a Rocking Afro
It seems like poodles are dominating the pictures on this list. Poodles or some sort of poodle mix. Maybe that is because there is just so much that you can do with curly hair or so many things that you can do to mess up curly hair. This groomer took things to the next level with this haircut that left the dog unable to even see as it walked.
Although it is funny to see a dog with an afro, it does also look quite strange as the dog is almost bald besides the little bit on its head.
This Husky Just Might Have the Longest Neck in the World
Right behind poodles on this list, there come the huskies. It seems like these two breeds are the easiest to give unique and crazy haircuts to or to just entirely mess up the look. Although there have already been quite a few huskies on this list, this is one of the most shocking. There is something truly terrifying about the sharpness of the haircut and how it made his neck look so long.
Who would have thought that huskies have such long necks? They seem like rather stout dogs; it is surprising to find one that looks like this. The longest neck is also a bobblehead.
King Richard the Third if He Was a Cat
Do you know those funny things that kings and queens used to wear around their necks in the middle ages? Well, it looks like whoever gave this cat a haircut was looking to replicate the look. They cut all of the cat's hair except the hair that was around the neck, giving the cat a bib-like appearance. And in case it wasn't clear, the cat was not happy about it at all.
Beyond being unhappy about this, the cat is actually just downright angry. Not only does he not want to be touched by these people, but he also now looks silly.
This Horse Clearly Just Went Through a Breakup (hence the Bangs)
Welcoming the first animal that is not a cat or a dog to the list, here you have a pony that was given an interesting and poor haircut by its owners. They thought that their pony couldn't see past all of the hair that was growing down in front of its eyes, so they decided to give the pony a little trim. This trim created very interesting bangs look.
The pony simultaneously has cool bangs and a side hairdo. But you have to say that it is at least mission accomplished; the horse can now see very clearly without having hair on its face.
A Poodle and Cheerleader All in One
It's no secret that poodles are often used as circus dogs due to their talent and intelligence, and skills at various tasks. However, have you ever seen a poodle that was a cheerleader? The answer is probably no, and so here you have the first poodle cheerleader dog. They kept the hair long on the feet and then dyed it red, making it look like pom poms on the dog's feet.
It would be interesting to see if the poodle was able to do any tricks that would look like they were actually a cheerleader. Maybe a flip of some sort.
This Is an Entirely Different Dog
Dogs with long hair need to get haircuts a little bit more often than some other breeds. The border collie has to frequent the groomers a bit more often than some other dogs. This person brought their collie into the groomer for a trim and to get the undercoat brushed out. When they came to pick up their dog, they thought that their dog had been stolen as they did not recognize the end result.
The dog in the after picture truly does not even look like the same dog at all. Obviously, he looks much smaller, but he looks like a puppy in the second picture too.
A Face That Says "give Me Back My Clothes"
This is the look of horror when this cat looks in the mirror after getting their haircut by the groomer. Never in a million years did they think that they would end the day looking like this. He looks like he is ready to fight the groomer that took away his dignity and made him look like some sort of strange creature that has no hair and no fur, only skin and a big head.
You can see in his eyes that he looks devastated and also depressed, and disturbed all at the same time. He is feeling all the emotions at once.
This Husky Aged Five Years in One Photo
What is the easiest thing you can do to make yourself look much older than you actually are? A bad haircut. This husky is the perfect example of exactly that. He went from looking like the king of all dogs to looking like a mangled and old husky that cannot grow in his fur properly. Even the way he stands seems to be affected. Maybe he feels his strength gone.
Perhaps this is similar to the biblical story of Samson, whose strength was in his hair and the fact that it was never cut. This dog is the same way.
A Dog With a Goatee Is Still a Dog, Not a Goat
Do you think this particular picture is a case of a terrible haircut that was a mistake, or do you think that it is someone who intentionally wanted to give the dog a crazy hairdo and went a little wild? This is definitely some DIY work, as it would be hard to find a groomer who would create such a strange look. However, you have to give them lots of extra points for creativity.
After all, how often is it that you get to see a dog that has a goatee? It's pretty uncommon, and yet here you have the best example of it.
This Person Asked to Shave Her Dog's Feet so They Wouldn't Get as Dirty - We Wonder How Quickly She Regretted That
If you have a white dog, then you probably know it can be quite a hassle to have to clean their fur and their feet every time they come in from outside. This dog's mom decided to trim her dog's fur so that she wouldn't have to deal with the hassle of cleaning and washing their feet every time they came from outside. However, the end result is something quite terrifying to see.
The little feet look like strange human feet staring out at you as you walk past the sofa. It seems wrong to be able to see that much of the dog's toes and feet.
Corgi - Bobblehead Edition
Although most of the dogs that you have seen on this list with very large heads and small, shaven bodies belonged to huskies or poodles, this is the first time that a corgi has made it onto the list. This person shaved their corgi's body and then left the whole head full of fur and hair. However, the corgi still looks just as cute as if they did not have the weird haircut.
The corgi also looks happy and carefree as they stand and wait for the person to take their picture. They don't mind that their hair may look funny.
The Crazy Shaven Cat
Ahh, to see yet another cat that is shaven and ready to take on the world with a shaven body and a full head of hair. This cat also has little leg warmers on as well as they didn't shave the bottom portion of their legs. The cat looks sad and devastated as if all of its dignity is gone and they have lost its strength and happiness.
It is truly strange to see a cat without any hair on the main portion of its body. Who would have thought that cat's skin looked so strange and wrinkly like that?
Please Control Your Urge to Laugh at This Little Dude - He's Sensitive
Imagine taking your pet to the groomer, and then when you go to pick them up, you get a warning from the groomer "Try not to laugh." You may be somewhat scared at first, but then when you see the end result, you will probably just laugh and move on, being sure to take a lot of pictures in the process. After all, how can you not capture this moment?
It's always funny to see that even underneath the fur, the cat has spotted patterns on the skin underneath that has been shaven. It makes for quite a shocking and interesting look.
The Hunch Back of Notre Cat
You know your pet is difficult when you get a call from the groomer saying that they have tried their best, but there is nothing else that they can do and not to be alarmed by the end result. You can tell by this cat's side eye that they are proud of the resistance they put up to the groomer and are proud to show off their strange-shaven back look.
It sort of looks like the cat is molting, and that is why they have a strange look to their hair on the back.
Freddy Fender, King of Haircuts
Introducing Freddy Fender, who is perhaps the most snazzily cut and groomed. Not only does he have an interesting haircut, but it looks like his hair was dyed as well. He looks partially like he dipped his head in vanilla. They really seemed to go wild with the red jacket on the dog as well. They really wanted to make sure Freddy was the fanciest dog anywhere to be found.
If you look at the details, you can also see that the dog has an interesting cut around his paws as well. They left no stone unturned with this look.
Don't Try This at Home
In just the blink of an eye, this pomeranian went from being cute and fluffy to looking like he went through the battle of a lifetime. Not only does he looks about ten years older, but somehow his fur also changes colors completely. He also went from being a pretty happy-looking dog to a sad and distressed dog. Isn't it crazy to think that a simple haircut can make such a difference?
His entire stance looks completely different as well. It really looks like this is two entirely different dogs, and yet it's just a bad trip to the groomer.
In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle
This cat seems to have gotten the worst haircut of its entire life. And yet somehow, the owners managed to put the cat in a setting that makes it look intentional and not like it was a complete mistake. You can see the bright green in the cat's eyes that match the green foliage of the background. Although the cat does look quite funny, it also looks quite beautiful as well.
Of all the cats like this on the list, this is the only one that actually seems to be pulling off the strange haircut and the weird look.
From a Floof to a Baldie Real Quick
What is the one rule that you should follow when you go to a new groomer? You should take a look at the other dogs and how the other dogs leaving the groomer look. After all, it's like a big portfolio of work just walking around. However, it seems that this dog owner did not get the warning. They saw the dogs walking out looking bald, and yet they were surprised when their dog looked the same.
The funniest part is that they left the hair on the head of the dog and also the tail.