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

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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

🐺MoonShadow 😍😘😈
Community Member
2 months ago

same

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Koko Tuwia
Community Member
3 months ago

Dogs has fur not withought reason. They need it to protect them. This poor dog has naked skin now - it's bad for his health. Silly people.

Greta Toločkaitė
Community Member
3 months ago

i think it looks worse than it is, you can see some tiny fluff left on that pink skin, so it's not completely naked and probably gets even better in few days or so

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Roni Freels
Community Member
3 months ago

The red on his chest looks like razor burns...very painful. Dogs get embarrassed too. Stop razor insulting your dogs because of boredom!

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
3 months ago

Does this type of dog actually require grooming?

Laila Locklear
Community Member
2 months ago

Hi there, professional dog groomer here. A good brushing and a neaten up is all this puppo needs. Double coated dogs should never ever EVER be shaved. It's awful for the coat and can cause thinning/balding in the future.

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Kim Bush
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd love to hear the chewing out he's giving you in this picture

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Can you blame it for being pissed?

Koutha Thin Buak
Community Member
2 months ago

yikes 💀o_O😣 🐈+✂=👎

Samantha Ballard [STUDENT]
Community Member
2 months ago

oh my god

Freya Lee
Community Member
2 months ago

that is not a poodle

Sarah Luna
Community Member
3 months ago

The chihuahua in her [assuming gender, sorry] means that *every*thing is pissing her off. That cloud up there? Yep, that too. RIP: Sweet Lucy, our three legged chihuahua that died from complications from a stroke. I can still hear her yelling, btw.

Weim Central
Community Member
3 months ago

Oof - mukluks. Tough to pull off.

Debra Foley
Community Member
1 month ago

My daughter says Poor thing looks like a squirrel ... xxx

Tonya Sweeten
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG yes, but still beautiful!!!

Not My Name
Community Member
2 months ago

I can see why your dog seems pissed.

Bored Silly
Community Member
2 months ago

You do not need to make the dogs bald. Fur is what keeps them warm

Rebecca Trinkner
Community Member
2 months ago

I think she's howling for the wolves to take her away.

berna zapominszki
Community Member
2 months ago

I feel pissed too!

OTTER
Community Member
2 months ago

Circus Dog!!! Just needs a barrel to walk on.

Michael Rojcewicz
Community Member
2 months ago

Works out to "Let's get Physical " with those leg warmers.

Michael Rojcewicz
Community Member
2 months ago

Works out to "Let's get physical " with those leg stockings.

Sue Sanders
Community Member
2 months ago

I may look like a birth defect, but I can howl with the pack.

drunkNun
Community Member
2 months ago

Boots wit the furrrrrr!

drunkNun
Community Member
2 months ago

Boots wit the furrrrrrrr.

Beverly Scofield
Community Member
2 months ago

At least it's . . . well . . . tidy.

Linda Adams
Community Member
2 months ago

What's with the tail?

Talia
Community Member
2 months ago

Love the tail and boots xD

okpkpkp
Community Member
2 months ago

Careful these dogs don't get sunburned. That would be painful for them.

Mary Barry
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes little one, I DO feel your pain!

Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months ago

I can't imagine why!🤣

Liz Laisure
Community Member
2 months ago

Too damn short you idiots!

Judy Rofe
Community Member
2 months ago

Poor little fing …

Emma Pham
Community Member
2 months ago

wow her skin is such a soft delicate baby pink bu it looks like she has booties on

Alma Griffin
Community Member
2 months ago

You are crazy

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
2 months ago

I can understand his feelings

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
2 months ago

He may never speak to you again. You had just better hope he never figures out how to use the scissors or the clippers!

Jazmin Rebel
Community Member
2 months ago

So cute but vicious

Sam Meyers
Community Member
2 months ago

Some of these people better get their dogs sunscreen. Seriously.

Kylie Stovall
Community Member
2 months ago

u should have left him a little bit thicker of a layer of fur than than come on atleast so he not pink

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
2 months ago

This dog looks like 3 animals/things. A poodle (front paws), Farquad (style of the ears) & an electrified cat (pissed off tail).

Elii Bzik
Community Member
2 months ago

Why do they shave breeds that aren't meant to be shaved.

Robin Childers
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks like there's an explosion coming out of it's butt. lol

JLaw
Community Member
3 months ago

Is anyone surprised, here?

Terri Rowland
Community Member
3 months ago

😕🐕😭😭

Leni Siddiqi
Community Member
3 months ago

Okay. This one made me laugh out loud, at work.

Maryse Faucher
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm not a poodle.

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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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