Friday, 27 January 2012
New dog grooming craze hits UK
A NEW craze in which dogs are clipped and dyed into different shapes for wacky competitions is spreading to Britain from the US.
Artists called creative dog groomers take owners’ pets and turn them into everything from dragons and chickens to pirates and footballers.
Award-winning British groomer Su Weaver – inspired by the coats of tigers and zebras – has now transformed two poodles named Willow and Floyd into a Tigoodle and a Zeboodle.
“People do a double-take on seeing them out together,” said Su, 36, who owns a dog grooming salon in Rushden, Northants. “Some think the practice is cruel but all our dyes are vegetable-based so the animals are totally unharmed.”
Pet project: Groomer Su with poodles
The contests are expected to grow in popularity since a law change on January 1 that allows easier movement of pets between Britain and the US.
Kat Lay and Lucy Laing for The People
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Articles of interest:
Britain puts out the "Pets Welcome" sign - explaining what the law change on 1 January will mean