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
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4 months 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
4 months ago

At least he's still smiling

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#3

That Look

That Look

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Rowlie
Community Member
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago

that's a weird lion

Lilyian Cutsforth
Community Member
4 months ago

HA

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Cori
Community Member
4 months ago

I groomer I used to work with called that a lyin' cut. Cuz you're lyin' if you say it looks even halfway decent.

JLaw
Community Member
4 months ago

Lordy, lordy. No.

Terri Rowland
Community Member
4 months ago

This is quite acceptable, please give some credit for this amazing lion cut.. 🐕🦁💇‍♀️

PandaJon
Community Member
4 months ago

Isn't that Joe Exotic's dog?

Andrea Anthony
Community Member
4 months ago

wow this one takes the cake

Koutha Thin Buak
Community Member
3 months ago

simba🐈

Roy Phillips
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Jerry Clower told this story about Newgene Ledbetter, and a dog that got a lion cut, too. “My cousin, Newgene, was one of the meanest young'uns this side of the Mississippi! He was one of the biggest liars, too. One day, Uncle Versy sent Newgene out to do his chores. Our neighbor down the road had a big collie dog. Every year he would take a set of sheep shears and shave that collie dog down and leave nothin' but a ring of hair around his neck, and a little tuft of hair around the end of his tail. When Newgene went outside to do his chores, he saw that ole collie dog in our yard and ran back in the house and commenced to whoopin 'and hollerin' “Lion in the yard!! LION!!! He’s gon' get us! LION in the yard!!” Just then Uncle Versy looked out, and saw it was just that ol' collie dog. He turned to Newgene and said “Boy! What I tell you 'bout lyin'?? I done beat you and I done whooped you! You get on up-stars and talk to God for 30 minutes, and if you feel as if God has sufficiently forgiven you after that, I won't whoop you.” 'bout 30 minutes later Newgene come on back down and Uncle Versy asked him “Do you feel as if God has sufficiently forgiven you?” Newgene said “Oh, yeah. As a matter of fact, God told me when he first saw that collie dog, he thought it was a lion, too!!”

Sophia Lomac
Community Member
4 months ago

at least he's still fluffy sorry if it's a she

My O My
Community Member
4 months ago

I like the upper one better actually. More of a punk

Michelle Barnett
Community Member
4 months ago

How majestic 😮

Kira Luna Nichtawitz
Community Member
3 months ago

NOOOOOO! What have you DONE!?!

Samantha Ballard [STUDENT]
Community Member
4 months ago

wierd lookin dog

Joshua SZABO
Community Member
4 months ago

"In the jungle"

Rebecca Trinkner
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh JESUS!

berna zapominszki
Community Member
4 months ago

Too much, too little.

OTTER
Community Member
4 months ago

He looks diseased!! Poor dog!!

Michael Rojcewicz
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

With that haircut, must be hoping the Sex Pistols come back. Go Punk Rock!!!

Beverly Scofield
Community Member
4 months ago

Love it! A little ingenuity goes a long way.

Anton Kider
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh lord...

Talia
Community Member
4 months ago

So fashionable! So trendy!

okpkpkp
Community Member
4 months ago

The groomer did something like this to one of our cats years ago. He was wounded in a catfight and a fly laid an egg in the wound. The vet took out about 5 or 6 maggots. After that my wife said no more and took him in to get groomed. I caught one group of walkers on my street pointing and laughing at the poor thing. He looked like a gray lion.

Mary Barry
Community Member
4 months ago

Thank God that little dog doesn't have a mirror!

Judy Rofe
Community Member
4 months ago

Ah, that's like scribbling all over the walls before you paint them. Someone was experimenting with the new doo's before finalisation... I hope.

Christine Barthel
Community Member
4 months ago

Good job!

Janet Brown
Community Member
4 months ago

Those are just, well, WRONG!

Diandra “Mss Didi” Blackthorn
Community Member
4 months ago

LOVE IT!

Emma Pham
Community Member
4 months ago

that luscious mane and poof tail

Alma Griffin
Community Member
4 months ago

I like this one, got that punk look

Ginny Weasley
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like a sheared sheep

Jacquelyn Baker
Community Member
4 months ago

Made me laugh but he seems okay with it.

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
4 months ago

So mommy' baby, do you want a mullet or a lion cut

Karin Gibson
Community Member
4 months ago

Not funny. If he is like my dog he will detest being laughed at.

Peggy O'Reilly
Community Member
4 months ago

Poor baby

Peggy O'Reilly
Community Member
4 months ago

Thank god I don't have a dog

Caryl Shakshober
Community Member
4 months ago

Still beautiful tho

Caryl Shakshober
Community Member
4 months ago

Holy S. T

Kylie Stovall
Community Member
4 months ago

that lion needs a tan

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
4 months ago

was doggie shaved, only for its own hair to be turned into an extension of a ponytail?

Slune
Community Member
4 months ago

A lion sheep

Sarah Melville
Community Member
4 months ago

You now own a lion?

Stephanie Agosto Gutierrez
Community Member
4 months ago

I actually like this

Emma Langowski
Community Member
4 months ago

i mean...

Sherri Cimoch
Community Member
4 months ago

Wtf

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
4 months ago

The lion is great, see in the next weeks if you can make other animals like sheep, llama, maybe sealion, ...

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#11

Try Grooming The Dog

Try Grooming The Dog

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Maya Yousri
Community Member
4 months 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
4 months ago

That dog looks like a whole new breed after grooming!

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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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago

Wow

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#26

Sad Gretel

Sad Gretel

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Leni Siddiqi
Community Member
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago

What a darling.

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#30

This Happened

This Happened

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DforDorothy
Community Member
4 months 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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