It seems like there’s an irresistible gravitational pull that draws us to scissors. I mean, we all know very well what the quarantine haircut is. If you’re one of the few lucky ones who hasn’t experienced it (just yet,) check out our previous post on people doing their hair in the lockdown. Spoilers: it ended badly.

But this time, the dogs are taking the hit. Because people have somehow come to the conclusion that grooming their four-legged friend at home is a must-do. “I don’t think he’ll ever trust a human again,” one Twitter user wrote about his mom’s decision to “try grooming the dog.” Don’t tell me you didn’t see it coming.

Let’s take a look at our selection of some of the funniest canine haircut casualties down below. If you’re still considering becoming a first-time groomer yourself, think again, and then, think once more.

#1

Groomer Closed Due To Covid19. Wife Told Me To Trim The Dog. Hold My Beer

Groomer Closed Due To Covid19. Wife Told Me To Trim The Dog. Hold My Beer

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

It's not so bad in comparison to others on this list

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#2

Help Me! My Mom Did My Grooming. I Was In Desperate Need About 4 Weeks Ago. I Look Like A Chinchilla

Help Me! My Mom Did My Grooming. I Was In Desperate Need About 4 Weeks Ago. I Look Like A Chinchilla

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

At least he's still smiling

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#3

That Look

That Look

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

The hair will grow back, the trust-maybe

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Not even a global lockdown can stop people from giving their pets a haircut. That fact alone gets the owner in closer proximity to his four-legged companion, which may not be dangerous per se, since there’s no solid evidence it can be transmitted between species.

Bored Panda contacted Hayley Byrne-Ingle, a groomer at The Kennel Club, to find out things you should know before giving your dog a haircut. Hayley urges people to remember that “a lot can go wrong without the correct training” and “clippers or scissors on a moving target is not as easy as most people think!”

The most common mistake people make when grooming at home is “reaching straight for the clippers used for human hair,” Hayley told us. “These clippers usually have one very short blade and used on dogs will take their coat very short!” she explained.

#4

This Is The Mug Of A Dog Who Is Plotting His Revenge Against Me For Giving Him A Home Haircut

This Is The Mug Of A Dog Who Is Plotting His Revenge Against Me For Giving Him A Home Haircut

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

You clearly crossed the line

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#5

If Looks Could Kill

If Looks Could Kill

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

He may forgive You in time, but he will not forget

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#6

Take It From Mash And Wait Until The Professionals Are Back

Take It From Mash And Wait Until The Professionals Are Back

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

Before: innocent looking puppy, completely unaware of what's next / After: the look of disappointment so deep there's no point in anything in life anymore

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Another common mistake is bathing your dog at home without brushing prior. “A lot of dogs now will be getting long and smelly and it’s very tempting to bathe them,” but this is a big mistake, warns Hayley. “Bathing without brushing can lead to matting of the coat as a small single knot when water is added can form a layer of mats.”

The professional groomer recommends letting the pros do their job. When grooming your dog at home, there’s a great chance of injuries that “can leave your dog with a bad experience.” She suggests investing in a good brush, which will also help you to bond with your furry friend.

#7

Unexpected Casualties

Unexpected Casualties

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BrokenFlame
Community Member
1 year ago

At least he has a majestic mane!

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#8

Miss That Fluffy Boy. I Want His Fur Back

Miss That Fluffy Boy. I Want His Fur Back

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks like a character from Cats the movie

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#9

A Trim

A Trim

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zims
Community Member
1 year ago

Get the poor thing a sweater, give it some dignity

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The Centers for Disease Control And Prevention reports that “some coronaviruses that infect animals can sometimes be spread to humans and then spread between people, but it’s rare.” The current outbreak likely started from an animal source, but the exact source of the virus is unknown.

The first animal case that tested positive for the virus was a tiger with a respiratory illness at a zoo in New York City. Nevertheless, “Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.”

#10

Quarantine Haircuts 2020

Quarantine Haircuts 2020

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

that's a weird lion

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#11

Try Grooming The Dog

Try Grooming The Dog

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Maya Yousri
Community Member
1 year ago

poor colin!!

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#12

Covid19 Haircut. Mistakes Were Made

Covid19 Haircut. Mistakes Were Made

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Daisy
Community Member
1 year ago

That dog looks like a whole new breed after grooming!

JLaw
Community Member
1 year ago

Doodles generally do... they need beards and more fluff!

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Weim Central
Community Member
1 year ago

But they left his paw-floof! All is not lost.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 year ago

To make it look like a duck? Duck-dog? Dug?

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PandaJon
Community Member
1 year ago

What did you use? A weed-wacker?

PandaJon
Community Member
1 year ago

What did you use, a weed-wacker?

Kathy Lord Tate
Community Member
1 year ago

That's so sad. That poor dog is supposed to be furry. My heart hurts for it.

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

poor thing looks scalped almost

Donna Niedzialkowski-Imbrogno
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s like the reverse of the videos you see of the people in India that find a pathetic, neglected starving pup and nurse it back to health.

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
1 year ago

This is definitely one of the worst...

Emi A.
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL this is unforgivable for sure!

James Mills
Community Member
6 months ago

the dog looks malnourished, in the after pic.

Samantha Ballard [STUDENT]
Community Member
1 year ago

oof

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
1 year ago

Mistakes were DEFINITELY made.

Joshua SZABO
Community Member
1 year ago

He has lost faith in humanity

berna zapominszki
Community Member
1 year ago

This is dangerously much. The fur should protect against both cold and heat.

melbfk
Community Member
1 year ago

Down to the bone.

OTTER
Community Member
1 year ago

The sad face says it all

Joshua Max
Community Member
1 year ago

Before: happy go lucky. After: W. T. F - whyyyyy mommm?! lol

Beverly Scofield
Community Member
1 year ago

I especially like its feet. But did its ears have to go? Sweet baby.

Linda Adams
Community Member
1 year ago

This is soooo wrong, butcher!

Mary Barry
Community Member
1 year ago

He/she looks so much better! BEFORE he/she got the cut!

Susann Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

You have to keep him in the house now because he can burn, get sun stroke (very painful by the way and may die in pain) Keep him safe until it grows out and never do this again.

Mike Rodrick
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a look of embarrassment!

Judy Rofe
Community Member
1 year ago

No dignity left in this salon!

Rebecca Pickens
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor thing!

Janet Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

Uh yeah!

Alma Griffin
Community Member
1 year ago

Damn😳

Jacquelyn Baker
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh dear, he looks so embarrassed.

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
1 year ago

Mom, I had a scary dream 'bout Indians last night and they was scalping EVERYONE! It was awful!!!!

Peggy O'Reilly
Community Member
1 year ago

Sad, just sad...

Patzpie
Community Member
1 year ago

That is just sad.........

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
1 year ago

Actually, he looks like an emaciated dog found on the streets. Please don't ever do this to him again!

Aileen Cann
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor baby

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
1 year ago

"I was sooo cute. Now look at me!"

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
1 year ago

Nooooooo!

Meg Needler
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor baby.

JOHANNA MUELLER
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks so sad

Kylie Stovall
Community Member
1 year ago

he looks like a ruff coated greyhound serch it if u are confused

Avi Guillen
Community Member
1 year ago

HES. SO. SKINNNNNNNY!!!XD

Jody Fuselier
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol omg poor pup.

Kanga9ine
Community Member
1 year ago

From "Loving life even if stuck at home" to "WTF! I'm not leaving the house for a year! Dog Year! You do the math!"

Kinny S.a.
Community Member
1 year ago

It doesn’t even look like the same dog🤪

Chris Watson
Community Member
1 year ago

At least there's no blood

Kat Khatib
Community Member
1 year ago

Why cut at all?? The Before is Adorable!

Valerie Page
Community Member
1 year ago

Because otherwise they matt and overheat. It's for their health

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Kim Bush
Community Member
1 year ago

Shame on you

vivian moore
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is going to need to avoid the sun for the next year at least.

Robin Childers
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor puppy.

JLaw
Community Member
1 year ago

From gorgeous golden doodle to generic dog in less than an hour. At least the hair will grow back.

Sherri Cimoch
Community Member
1 year ago

Hideous

Kimberly Benton
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg he cant fo out like this the people will talk lmao poor baby still cutie lol

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh that poor dog!

Therese Esza Quiazon
Community Member
1 year ago

What breed is this? 😊

JLaw
Community Member
1 year ago

A goldendoodle I reckon.

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Leni Siddiqi
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my. Looks so sad.

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#13

It Was So Long She Couldn't See, So I Tried My Best But Poor Maggie May Deserved Better

It Was So Long She Couldn't See, So I Tried My Best But Poor Maggie May Deserved Better

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DANIELLE
Community Member
1 year ago

She looks great!

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#14

My Dog Got A Haircut. Seems Pissed About It

My Dog Got A Haircut. Seems Pissed About It

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Maya Baggins
Community Member
1 year ago

I would be pissed too

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#15

First Time Quarantine Groomer Here! How’d I Do?

First Time Quarantine Groomer Here! How’d I Do?

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JessG
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw, poor thing :)

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#16

Guess Who Won’t Be Asked To Groom The Dog Again

Guess Who Won’t Be Asked To Groom The Dog Again

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Becky Moore
Community Member
1 year ago

So adorable though!

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#17

Dogs With Haircuts - Riley Edition

Dogs With Haircuts - Riley Edition

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Weim Central
Community Member
1 year ago

But it is even overall... 9 points!

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#18

My Wife’s First Attempt To Groom The Dog During Quarantine

My Wife’s First Attempt To Groom The Dog During Quarantine

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Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
1 year ago

The mange effect without the parasitic infection...

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#19

Not Happy

Not Happy

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Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

He looked fine before - just needed his paws washed up.

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#20

There's A First Time For Everything

There's A First Time For Everything

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Chloe Drury
Community Member
1 year ago

-bruh-

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#21

I, Too, Gave My Dog A Deeply Regrettable Quarantine Haircut. I'm So Sorry, Son

I, Too, Gave My Dog A Deeply Regrettable Quarantine Haircut. I'm So Sorry, Son

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Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
1 year ago

What in the ever-loving **** did you do that for?!?

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#22

Avery Also Thinks Pants Are Optional During Isolation

Avery Also Thinks Pants Are Optional During Isolation

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Emi A.
Community Member
1 year ago

The dog still pulls off to look majestic..

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#23

I’m So Sorry Baby. Dog Grooming Will Be Left To The Professionals Only From Here On Out

I’m So Sorry Baby. Dog Grooming Will Be Left To The Professionals Only From Here On Out

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

Simba looks shocked

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#24

A Quarantine Haircut At It's Best

A Quarantine Haircut At It's Best

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YoyoSthlm
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a wookie!

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#25

This Is Why We Pay Professionals

This Is Why We Pay Professionals

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Leni Siddiqi
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow

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#26

Sad Gretel

Sad Gretel

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Leni Siddiqi
Community Member
1 year ago

She does look rather shaved against her will.

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#27

Mojo Before And After

Mojo Before And After

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Terri Rowland
Community Member
1 year ago

Why does the poor sweetheart have a bandage round his ear..? 👩‍🎤😢🐕🖤

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#28

My Advice: Abort This Mission! My Poor Mimi Looked Crazy For 2 Days Until I Was Able To Fix Him

My Advice: Abort This Mission! My Poor Mimi Looked Crazy For 2 Days Until I Was Able To Fix Him

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah... the melancholy in his eyes...

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#29

Bad Haircut Day

Bad Haircut Day

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Leni Siddiqi
Community Member
1 year ago

What a darling.

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#30

This Happened

This Happened

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DforDorothy
Community Member
1 year ago

Why groom this dog in the first place? Doesn't seem to be a long haired one and an internet one minute fame doesn't worth this.😕

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