Dog ends up with awful haircut – and now other pets are 'bullying' him

A dog owner was less than impressed with his pooch's trip to the groomers
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A dog owner has expressed his frustration with a local grooming salon after his beloved pet's haircut resulted in ridicule from other neighbourhood dogs.

The disgruntled owner took to Reddit to share before and after photos of 'Tiny', his previously shaggy-haired Golden Pyrenees, who returned from the salon almost unrecognisable. "What they did to my boy! " he exclaimed.

"Tiny needed a haircut. We know the debate and sides to shearing a Pyr and had our reasons to trim the top coat."

He added: "That being said, he came out a little shorter than anticipated. Well, it's done now and he's ok with it. It'll grow back. Poor guy. All the neighbor dogs are teasing him."

In a show of solidarity, another Pyrenees owner commented: "They did that to my Pyrenees Daisy. I was worried about her pink skin underneath! I understand about the top layer she gets clumps that I usually trim by hand. Very handsome boy you have!"

Another chimed in humorously: "That dog is naked. You should put a shirt on him so he doesn't get arrested for indecent exposure. He looks like his foundation is the wrong shade and undertone. Poor boy."

A third commented: "He'll need sunscreen, the poor kid."

Meanwhile, a fourth user criticised the owner for clipping the dog's fur, stating: "As someone who has raised Pyrs for 40 years, you never clip them," they explained. "The double coat protects them from cold and heat. People raising them inside and in the suburbs tend to not like the mess it makes. And it might not matter too much as long as they are inside and out of the elements. What is he mixed with? Pyrs don't tend to be golden. He's very handsome."

In response, the original poster defended their decision: "He's mostly an inside dog. Goes out on demand but lives inside. He won't get burned. He also has himself a nice den under some thick trees. He's too funny in the jungle. We got him through a Golden Retriever rescue."

They added: "While we were looking they said they have more difficulty placing mixed breeds and asked if we'd be ok with that. Of course we said sure, we'd at least meet some. Absolutely love at first sight! Then after we got him I started researching the mix. Turns out it's a known (and I believed 'recognised') cross called a Golden Pyrenees. He thanks you for the compliment!"