Recently two dog owners were shocked when they picked up their dogs at the groomers. Their reactions were very different however.
The owner of a Samoyed was horrified when she picked up her dog from the groomer after asking for a “trim.” and saw that he had been sheared.
She insists that her dog, 5-year-old Dash, now seems “in shock” at his new look and seems “timid.” She feels guilty for what she has done to Dash and is afraid his fur will never grow back properly.
Samoyeds have a special double layered coat that keeps them warm in frigid climates and protects them from heat and sun in warmer weather. The fur should not be shaved.
However the owner of the grooming parlor said Dash had extreme mats and that he had left a voicemail for his owner that the fur was so matted that it should be “shaved short.” He insisted that owners are always made aware the dog should have an extreme cut.
He offered a refund for the service but Dash’s owner says this doesn’t cover the new costs of a coat and the special sun cream needed to protect him.
A British man who took his dog to a Chinese groomer was also given a shock when he picked up Seren, his German Shepherd mix. But his reaction was different.
Simmons lives in Shenzan, China where he teaches English. Since he doesn’t speak Mandarin, his instructions were lost in translation.
The groomer worked very hard to make Seren, the mostly GSD, look like a show Poodle, including a pompom tail.
Simmons couldn’t stop laughing.
Have you ever picked up your dog from the groomer and wanted to cry or laugh when you saw the result of the grooming?