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
3 months ago

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

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, I'd actually term this a Win.

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
3 months ago

The mop of hair left on top sells this.

nycRed714
Community Member
3 months ago

That's really cute!

Emma Langowski
Community Member
3 months ago

is that even the same dog?

Chris Watson
Community Member
3 months ago

No

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Chris Watson
Community Member
3 months ago

2 different dogs

Katinka Min
Community Member
3 months ago

Not so bad - Although I prefer the fluffier version. But I'm guessing there are a lot of tangels hidden inside taht fur.

RJ
Community Member
3 months ago

Good job!

Peggy O'Reilly
Community Member
3 months ago

Honestly I tried grooming our English Sheep Dog once, he disappeared for 6 months

Lulu the ©ʟɪᴄᴇɴsᴇᴅ ᴘᴏᴛᴛᴇʀʜᴇᴀᴅ®
3 months ago

Still pretty cute!

JD
Community Member
3 months ago

'Hold my beer'. Hahaha.

Karin Gibson
Community Member
3 months ago

That is quite good. With a few lessons she could become professional.

Alan Green
Community Member
3 months ago

Suits him/her

JessRS
Community Member
1 day ago

It's like it's not even the same dog...

KT Pinto
Community Member
2 weeks ago

All the floof is gone! :O

Tonya Sweeten
Community Member
2 months ago

You did great!!

Sue Sue
Community Member
2 months ago

It’s actually very cute!

Max L.
Community Member
2 months ago

Not that bad at all, to me.

Luka Hamer
Community Member
2 months ago

Are you sure your dog didn't just run away and she's trying to replace it with another one?

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 months ago

I think he looks cute. And now you can tell his fur is actually white...lol.

Janet Justice
Community Member
2 months ago

Is that the same dog???!!!

Debra Boyd
Community Member
2 months ago

Interesting

Bored Silly
Community Member
2 months ago

Really not that bad

Sandra Bell
Community Member
2 months ago

Aw! I think he/she looks cute. Not so bad a job.

melbfk
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't forget the sunscreen.

Kevin Fox
Community Member
2 months ago

He looks good! 😂

Rose Lazarus
Community Member
2 months ago

Cute !

Rebecca McManus
Community Member
2 months ago

He looks like my dog does normally

Linda Adams
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like a poodle mix now?

Mary Barry
Community Member
2 months ago

LOL! Not the dog per se but your comment!

Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 months ago

This will take at least four appointments to fix what you broke.

Donald Holder
Community Member
2 months ago

Actually this is a pretty great job!

Joyce Berman
Community Member
2 months ago

He looks pretty cute.

Teresa Groth
Community Member
2 months ago

I think this is a cute job, and I was a groomer years ago!

Jana Watts
Community Member
2 months ago

i actually think he looks better lol

Janet Brown
Community Member
2 months ago

That's not too bad.

Mare Freed
Community Member
2 months ago

Okay, I can even *smell* the difference here. Very nice job!

Zoey Hicks
Community Member
2 months ago

that's a difrent dog

Alma Griffin
Community Member
2 months ago

I think that’s really cute

JJM
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow! what a difference. Wouldn't know it's the same fur baby.

Shamra Morgan
Community Member
2 months ago

I think he looks better!

Cynthia Vanaria
Community Member
3 months ago

You did a pretty good job! It looks like a new dog though!

Latoya Graham
Community Member
3 months ago

I don’t know what he looks like 😂

Latoya Graham
Community Member
3 months ago

Damn poor dog lol

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
3 months ago

Are you sure they are the same dog?

Laughinmydreams
Community Member
3 months ago

Little pupper doesn't mind!

Robert F Elliot
Community Member
3 months ago

I think the little mite looks cute.

April Pickett
Community Member
3 months ago

If you can catch him, there are a few spots that still need trimming. All in all, you'd win a blue ribbon for this cut.

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
3 months ago

I love it!

Caprice Percle
Community Member
3 months ago

Whole different dog! And probably 10 lbs lighter.

Sandra Llewelyn
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks funky and disco

Meg Needler
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s the same dog?

Maria Swan
Community Member
3 months ago

hey, me like it!

PanditoBandito
Community Member
3 months ago

I think you did a GREAT job!

Kylie Stovall
Community Member
3 months ago

that is actually cute

jevais
Community Member
3 months ago

The dogs should have been brushed and then washed. Why all these dogs look like they haven't been brushed for ages? A hair knot to keep the hair out of the eyes would suffice.

Avi Guillen
Community Member
3 months ago

You RUINED THE DOG!!!

Sylvia Valentin
Community Member
3 months ago

Reminds me of the singer from the 80's band Kajagoogoo

Sylvia Valentin
Community Member
3 months ago

Reminds me of the singer from the band Kajagoogoo (back in the 80's)

Carrie Isenberg Bourlier
Community Member
3 months ago

Pretty darn good

XianJaguar
Community Member
3 months ago

Why is this even on here? That's a great trim job. Doggo looks great now, much better than before.

Kinny S.a.
Community Member
3 months ago

Not bad Pops! He looks like a rock star!

Sophia Lomac
Community Member
3 months ago

yeah he's sooo cute still!! im sorry if it's a she.

Carol Tocci
Community Member
3 months ago

Is that even the same doggo?

Adele Perret
Community Member
3 months ago

It's cute.

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

good thing your dog is a natural beauty and carry off anything

Ula
Community Member
3 months ago

Not bad, different style

Sarah Morgan
Community Member
3 months ago

Honestly I like the look in the "after" photo better than the "before" one.

Mary Golish
Community Member
3 months ago

I’m open for dog grooming

Kathy Martinez
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG. poor baby.

charlotte berger
Community Member
3 months ago

I kind of like that mop top :)

Debbie Wiese
Community Member
3 months ago

Funny!

Jaye Miller
Community Member
3 months ago

He looks cuter after his home coif.

Lyone Fein
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks great to me

Raven Flores
Community Member
3 months ago

CUTE!

Raven Flores
Community Member
3 months ago

CUTE!!

Karen Millea
Community Member
3 months ago

Honestly I like it. The extra hair on top makes him look cuter.

Patricia McCart
Community Member
3 months ago

Please be careful if you can see their skin then so can the sun! They are very susceptible to getting a sunburn! Keep them in the shade if you can when they go out to do their business.

Tesa Guevara
Community Member
3 months ago

Not bad at all.

PaNdaheART
Community Member
3 months ago

He's adorable!

r0cketmom
Community Member
3 months ago

I think the doggo looks great!

Nandy Nam
Community Member
3 months ago

So stylish !!!

Teresa Jura
Community Member
3 months ago

Not bad at all 😊

Helena Meykens Rajewski
Community Member
3 months ago

Thats one funky doggie! I like it more than the before pic.

LittleMissPanda
Community Member
3 months ago

I like him better after the trim. He looks awesome /)

Jodi Brandenstein
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s not the same dog.

Jayme Hunt
Community Member
3 months ago

Cute!

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
3 months ago

Punk. And cute.

Vaida Kuodytė
Community Member
3 months ago

I love it!

Ashley Fernandes
Community Member
3 months ago

That's not that bad actually.

Hufflepuff
Community Member
3 months ago

I think it's cute

Kim Shannon
Community Member
3 months ago

Are you sure that's the same dog?

Jodi Brandenstein
Community Member
3 months ago

Even the eyes are different. The small dog has dark black/brown. The hairy, large dog has an outline of goldfish brown. Not the same dog.

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Leni Siddiqi
Community Member
3 months ago

Is that the same dog?

Emi A.
Community Member
3 months ago

I like COVID hair way better than the other. You should debut as inhouse groomer

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
3 months ago

How many beers DID you have? Poor puppy!

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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
3 months ago

At least he's still smiling

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#3

That Look

That Look

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Rowlie
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

Wow

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#26

Sad Gretel

Sad Gretel

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Leni Siddiqi
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

What a darling.

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#30

This Happened

This Happened

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DforDorothy
Community Member
3 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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