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

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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 :)

Emily Ray Howson
Community Member
3 months ago

Skinny skinny skinny skinny FLUFF FLYFF FLUFF LFUUFFF *same with queen older older younger!

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ewadora
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm not an expert but it looks like you're not finished ... after some thought - better don't continue:)

PandaJon
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like a thin dog is wearing a dog costume.

Weim Central
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh sweetie - should have quit sooner!

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

...or have finished asap!

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Adit Danhorn
Community Member
3 months ago

looks like a mix between an alpaca and a llama

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
3 months ago

What exactly were you aiming for? Poor baby!

Chris Watson
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like something you could wear on the Red Carpet! Don't let Lady Gaga see it!

Aileen Cann
Community Member
3 months ago

Think he wants his polar neck jumper back or a scarf at least.

Aimee Simmons
Community Member
3 months ago

not finished. You should post the finished product too.

Jillian Dee
Community Member
2 months ago

Hi Aimee, I would post finished product, but don’t know where too.

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Jill Henderson
Community Member
3 months ago

You poodle-d your doodle!

Jillian Dee
Community Member
2 months ago

Lol. Indeed. She’s all poodle though!

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Stephanie Agosto Gutierrez
Community Member
3 months ago

Epic fail

Sherri Cimoch
Community Member
3 months ago

People are idiots.

Kathy Lord Tate
Community Member
3 months ago

Just no!!!

DancingToMyself
Community Member
3 months ago

Great. Now continue.

Bored Silly
Community Member
2 months ago

Very very badly

O Jackson
Community Member
2 months ago

Uh... you missed a spot...

Iwasaki_killer
Community Member
2 months ago

awful. you dif. AWFUL

Rebecca Trinkner
Community Member
2 months ago

...neck beards.

berna zapominszki
Community Member
2 months ago

But at least you stopped plucking in time. Comparatively.

melbfk
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like you stopped mid-job!

Jayne Sargent
Community Member
2 months ago

Uh, no comment. 😂

OTTER
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh My!! Really?!?

Anja Liavaag
Community Member
3 months ago

😂😂Thought it was a lama at first

Sue Sanders
Community Member
3 months ago

Forgot something, or a lot of things??

drunkNun
Community Member
3 months ago

Just a little off the neck please, said noone EVER before sitting in the barber chair.

Linda Adams
Community Member
3 months ago

Did you just stop after the neck? Don't blame you, it's awful

Mary Barry
Community Member
3 months ago

Really? You couldn't have waited?!

Susann Campbell
Community Member
3 months ago

Get a different job. A scarf until it grow back, sun burn is real.

Karen Robertson
Community Member
3 months ago

Bettina was determined to wear her teddy sweater with style even though it was SO last season.

Christel Nellemann
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow there is awhole other dog inside all that fur

Tonya Sweeten
Community Member
2 months ago

Holy s*it... but still precious!!

Kendall Adnams
Community Member
2 months ago

"you did great" said the not mean guy in my body

Samantha Ballard [STUDENT]
Community Member
2 months ago

preety bad

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 months ago

Not well.

Judy Rofe
Community Member
3 months ago

Like a llama whose head escaped from a wooly jumper

Rebecca Pickens
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh no!!!

Judy Dunlevy
Community Member
3 months ago

You might have missed a spot or two or three

Janet Brown
Community Member
3 months ago

Not too bad!

Emma Pham
Community Member
3 months ago

omfg it's a giraffe in turquoise shoes

Terri Altman-Hollister
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, this one made me LOL while being alone...

Alma Griffin
Community Member
3 months ago

I hope you’re not done

Ginny Weasley
Community Member
3 months ago

🤪🤪🤪

Jacquelyn Baker
Community Member
3 months ago

Still laughing

Shamra Morgan
Community Member
3 months ago

I hope you finished the job!

Lisa Champion
Community Member
3 months ago

wow, no words

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
3 months ago

Honestly? Not so well

Karin Gibson
Community Member
3 months ago

Keep going

Patzpie
Community Member
3 months ago

You aren't finished, are you?

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
3 months ago

Yikes

Sam Meyers
Community Member
3 months ago

Did they just give up after 10 minutes or did the dog attack them?

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
3 months ago

poor poodle

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
3 months ago

whyy

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
3 months ago

You're fired! 😲😅

Meg Needler
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s a lot of fur!

PanditoBandito
Community Member
3 months ago

Ahhh! This is hilarious, gotta have fun however you can!

Kylie Stovall
Community Member
3 months ago

no don't shave anymore he/she is adorable i would boop his noot and tuff his fluff every day

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
3 months ago

Piglet: "Oh d-d-d-d-dear."

Slune
Community Member
3 months ago

Fuck,I don't want to take off my furry sweater!

Peggy Schultz
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like it's wearing an off-the-shoulder sweater.

Kanga9ine
Community Member
3 months ago

A simple strand of pearls is all she needs. Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!

Kinny S.a.
Community Member
3 months ago

He looks like a model wearing a fur coat🌟

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

Were you looking at a picture of a vulture for guidance?

My O My
Community Member
3 months ago

What a wonderfull neck your dog has

JLaw
Community Member
3 months ago

Erm...no. leave it to the professionals.

Penny Gayler
Community Member
3 months ago

take it all off - it will grow again at the same rate.

Silvia Cornejo Infantas
Community Member
3 months ago

LOL

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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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