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
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

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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!

Weim Central
Community Member
4 months ago

Agreed - it's an improvement. Not too shabby!

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Terri Rowland
Community Member
4 months ago

Bless her, she will forgive you one day, but I think she feels quite nice because she can see where she's going and what everyone looks like now.. 👩‍🎤🐕👀🖤

Leni Siddiqi
Community Member
4 months ago

What a doll she is.

Baked Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

She looks adorable

Russell Ellwardt
Community Member
4 months ago

Hmm... could have been worse.

Koutha Thin Buak
Community Member
3 months ago

not bad

Samantha Ballard [STUDENT]
Community Member
3 months ago

she looks so cute

Kylie Stovall
Community Member
4 months ago

her fur color and marking are slpended

Kylie Stovall
Community Member
4 months ago

no no she looks perfect she is sooo cute!!!!!!

Lulu the ©ʟɪᴄᴇɴsᴇᴅ ᴘᴏᴛᴛᴇʀʜᴇᴀᴅ®
4 months ago

She looks cute!!

JLaw
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks fine to me.

JessRS
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, come on, it's not that bad

KT Pinto
Community Member
2 months ago

I don' think that's such a horrible cut; the poor pup needed to see! :)

Ezri B
Community Member
3 months ago

My dog's name is Maggie May too!

Tonya Sweeten
Community Member
3 months ago

PRETTY !!!!

Sandra Bell
Community Member
4 months ago

So much cuter after the cut. Not a bad job at all.

Rebecca Trinkner
Community Member
4 months ago

Aww what a cute witto booboo.... I love it!

Gay Harrell
Community Member
4 months ago

This one's not bad

Pam Olson
Community Member
4 months ago

This one is a lot better than most of them.

berna zapominszki
Community Member
4 months ago

:D At least funny.

OTTER
Community Member
4 months ago

Not so bad!! You did well. Your dog will still love you.

Sue Sanders
Community Member
4 months ago

Not bad on the face, really. Maybe now she can give you a dirty look.

Rose Lazarus
Community Member
4 months ago

Cute

Linda Adams
Community Member
4 months ago

I've seen worse, not too bad!

Mary Barry
Community Member
4 months ago

"Oh Maggie I couldn't have tried, anymore"--------Rod Stewart

Jennifer Crompton
Community Member
4 months ago

She's adorable. Looks like a stuffed animal!!

Judy Rofe
Community Member
4 months ago

Ah, that's better. Now I can see my hooman.

Janet Brown
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks pretty good!

Mare Freed
Community Member
4 months ago

The new cut is adorable, and so is Maggie!

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
4 months ago

It's not bad at all! A little touch up on the L leg, though...

Alma Griffin
Community Member
4 months ago

This is not bad at all

CincyReds
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes she did.....poof Maggie May. Her look of why, just why

Ginny Weasley
Community Member
4 months ago

Sooo cute!

Shamra Morgan
Community Member
4 months ago

A little rough, but cute!

Patzpie
Community Member
4 months ago

She looks great to me!!

Jennifer Rasavage
Community Member
4 months ago

she's got gorgeous eyes

Duncan
Community Member
4 months ago

It's probably happy to see again

Jazmin Rebel
Community Member
4 months ago

I think it looks fine

Michelle Schoofs
Community Member
4 months ago

Not too bad - her face is really cute.

Diana Gaillardetz
Community Member
4 months ago

I think she looks cute. You did a good job.

Charlotte Winters
Community Member
4 months ago

She can see now.

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
4 months ago

Angels singing: This is a cute & deserved result.

Karen Johnston
Community Member
4 months ago

Christ! Did you just hack at her with scissors?

Slune
Community Member
4 months ago

NEVER tumble dry a dog again!

Kanga9ine
Community Member
4 months ago

I usually just cut my bangs. There right above my eyes. I usually stop there. Problem solved.

TeeCeeBee
Community Member
4 months ago

This one looks like the haircut I gave my 7 pound Maltipoo. It took three of us to do it. She looked like a little homeless dog. But, I couldn't wait...her fur was getting knotted and matted.

Kinny S.a.
Community Member
4 months ago

At least she can see now❤️

Corals Beta
Community Member
4 months ago

There are videos people! Lol

Sherry
Community Member
4 months ago

She looks way better with your cut!

Carol Tocci
Community Member
4 months ago

No so terrible, it'll do for now.

Sherry Findlay
Community Member
4 months ago

You did a great job! Maybe you should change professions? :)

Jane Wylde
Community Member
4 months ago

Little cutie💕💕

Il Galeria
Community Member
4 months ago

Can somebody please tell me what dog breed Maggie is...? She looks so much like our little rescue dog we found scavenging for food in the dumpster... Same color mix even! :) Maggie here looks sooo cute.

Kimberly Benton
Community Member
4 months ago

Not to shabby

Penny Gayler
Community Member
4 months ago

if you are going to do this then do it all, not leave the dog looking like something you've rescued.

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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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