Ok… there’s art… and then there’s this. You don’t get more bizarre than creative dog grooming. These fluffy (and hopefully clueless) mutts have been dyed to look like everything from real-life My Little Pony’s to the entire cast of The Muppets stuck onto one furry dog body. The amount of planning that go into each of these creations is astounding, but it’s also astounding that this even happens.
Lucky for these dogs, the dye if vegetable-based and washes out after the show. Most of the dogs are entered in competitions between professional groomers from around the world, with each trying to one-up the other with the craziest design. Most of the trimming is done while in competition, while the dogs are pampered with cooling fans, furniture and entertainment on TV. Most groomers report the dogs prefer sports or Cartoon Network.
See the grooming in action at the bottom of this post.
Take a look at a show in Hershey, Pennsylvania, with photographer Ron Netherland: