A dog who ended up with a completely different haircut than required after a trip to the groomer left the internet in stitches.
In a video posted on TikTok, owner Sarah – who uses the handle to insert the coffee – shares that she took a Goldendoll Scott to her local grooming specialist in San Diego and “left with a new dog.”
With over 371,000 views and thousands of likes, the video brought big laughs on social media.
One commenter said, “That poor pup, they did it filthy!” While one TikTok viewer wrote: “Oh no! I hope it grows fast again.”
The Goldendoodle is a hybrid breed that is not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AFK). A hybrid is a cross between a Poodle and a Golden Retriever. With the Golden Retriever’s personality and temperament and the low-shedding traits of a Poodle, the medium-sized dog has a smooth, shaggy coat and is hailed as the perfect family pet.
The breed first emerged in the 1990s to provide a larger alternative to the much-loved cockapoo – a cross between a poodle and a Cocker Spaniel. Although the Goldendoodle is not recognized by the AKC or other purebred registries, it can be registered with the American Canine Hybrid Club.
But the Goldendoodle does require some coat maintenance. Expert website Happy Goldendoodle says: “Grooming is an essential part of caring for our Goldendoodles. While all dogs need regular grooming to keep their coats clean and free of dirt, the gorgeous Goldendoodle requires more care than some other breeds that shed their coat naturally through shedding”. As a general rule, owners should aim to groom their Goldendoodle every day, and they should have a full or complete groom every 6-8 weeks.
Data from home management platform Thumbtack indicates that the average cost of a dog grooming session in the US currently ranges between $70 and $90, but can cost up to $120 depending on a dog’s individual needs.
On TikTok, Sarah explained that she had requested the lamb chops – with a shorter pattern around the body and more fur left on the legs – nanny photos of Scott’s previous haircuts appear, but instead when she went to collect her puppy she found they had been given a blanket cut.
“This is a different dog,” said one commenter on the viral TikTok video.
Another viewer said, “They did the same thing to my dog once and she started crying when they took her out.”
Another commenter said, “I am so sorry for laughing at your dog,” while another said, “Oh my gosh,” but Sarah replied, “It’s okay, I can laugh at that now too.”
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