Dog owner shares Goldendoodle grooming gaffe

Colorado – This TikTok video of two dogs' mistaken makeover makes for a mighty good mood.

Goldendoodles are a mix of golden retriever and poodle, and while the resulting hair doesn't shed, it does require a lot of upkeep as it mats very easily (collage).
Goldendoodles are a mix of golden retriever and poodle, and while the resulting hair doesn't shed, it does require a lot of upkeep as it mats very easily (collage).  © TikTok/Screenshots/user8843302851103

The clip of two dogs was posted to TikTok by user itsmeclao and viewed by 225,000 people within the first four days.

TikTok users have the choice to use the audio from their own video, or choose funnier or more dramatic audio to overlay.

Itsmeclao decided to overlay images of her two Goldendoodle dogs with audio of a woman crying over a manicure gone wrong, and the sound effects match the situation pretty well.

In the clip, the two scruffy dogs sit in the backseat of a car on their way to the groomer.

It's what they look like after their appointment that has their owner and commenters in an uproar.

Some users believed these dogs were another breed

Is that a different breed of dog? No, that's what the two Goldendoodles look like freshly shorn (collage).
Is that a different breed of dog? No, that's what the two Goldendoodles look like freshly shorn (collage).  © TikTok/Screenshots/user8843302851103

The clip then shows a photo of a gorgeously groomed dog, with the caption, "This is what I wanted."

When the video returns to the backseat of the car where two completely different dogs are sitting, closer inspection proves that it is the same dogs, shorn down to their skin.

Appropriately horrified, the video ends with, "And this is what I got!"

While many commenters shared they thought these were two different dogs, others were quicker to pass judgement, pointing out that without regular brushing, Goldendoodle fur can become so matted a groomer only has the option to sheer them completely.

"This is an example of someone not doing their research before getting a 'low-shedding' dog," said one user. When the owner replied saying she took them to the groomer every other month, other Goldendoodle owners shared that not only did they need to be groomed monthly, they needed to be brushed out weekly to prevent possibly painful matting.

Their owner replied again to these comments, acknowledging that she had failed to properly care for the dogs and would do better in the future.

TAG24's guide to choosing a low-shedding dog shared that even if dogs are bred to lose less hair, as is the case with these poodle-crosses, that doesn't mean they are low upkeep. As this dog owner learned, it pays to do your research!

Cover photo: TikTok/Screenshots/user8843302851103

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