|Extreme pet grooming featuring Yoda left to Madagascar top right to Big Bird bottom right | Ren Netherland|
The Pet World has recently exploded in the last few years. With pet grooming being part of a $4 billion dollar industry, according to the American Pet Products Association, more and more pet owners are raising the bar from the most unusual trims to the boldest color dye jobs around. This has led to dog worship and you're invited inside the sacred world of EXTREME dog grooming!
|A Poodle is groomed as a hybrid Part Flamingo and Part Tucan | Ren Netherland|
Pet photographer Ren Netherland of Florida travels every year, all across the US, to capture these stunning images of dogs in some of the most radical cuts and dyes you will ever see! Netherland, a former Navy officer told the Daily Mail that “The owners have to grow out their dog's hair in preparation for the show - so that it's long enough for them to make something. “They train and rehearse throughout the year in preparation for the competition, whittling their creation down to a fine art.”
|A dog is groomed to look like Yoda at a grooming competition in Hershey, PA | Ren Netherland|
|A dog is groomed as a cross between a tiger and elephant hybrid | Ren Netherland|
|A Disney mashup of Pluto, Goofy, Mickey, Donald and Minnie | Ren Netherland|
|A Poodle is dyed in a blue with skeleton outline | Ren Netherland|
There will always be that one person that thinks it is cruel but they don’t understand how loved these dogs are.” – Ren Netherland, photographer
|Hershey, PA a Poodle is featured with a floral design | Ren Netherland|
|A Poodle becomes a shark when this florescent dye job | Ren Netherland|
|This dog sports a dragon design in a competition in Pasadena | Ren Netherland|
“They train and rehearse throughout the year in preparation for the competition, whittling their creation down to a fine art.”
|A dog is groomed as a head of a lion - Seacaucus, NJ | Ren Netherland|
The owners have to grow out their dog's hair in preparation for the show - so that it's long enough for them to make something.”
|A Poodle is groomed as Big Bird at a grooming competition in Pasadena|
| Ren Netherland
“There will always be that one person that thinks it is cruel but they don’t understand how loved these dogs are.”The wacky designs you see can take up to six months to develop featuring characters from Disney, Sesame Street, Star Wars among other outlandish creations. Owners spend about two hours prepping their pooches before the big photo shoot and before they make their appearance before a panel of expert judges.
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