Cock-a-Doodle Poodle

Most of us have seen Best in Show, Christopher Guest’s cult-classic about the world of a prestigious dog show. Sure, it’s a mockumentary, but the actors in it were pretty spot on in their portrayal of the types of people who enter such shows. Now, as if Westminster isn’t enough, TLC recently aired a special called Extreme Poodles, diving into the world of competitive poodle grooming. Following owners as they preened and primped their poor pooches, we saw transformations into turkeys (above), pandas, fairies and more.

Entering the next generation of the psychotic stage mom! Is it just me, or is this entire thing absolutely horrifying? Sure, it’s cute to see a little dog prancing down the street donning a mini T, but tie-dye and extensions? One owner, Lori Craig of Oklahoma, got defensive on the Today show last week when asked about whether or not this is abuse. Her argument: “They love the attention they get afterwards, so they know if they sit still and get it done, when they get off that table, people are going to be all over them.” Isn’t that what those mothers say about the 3, 4, and 5-year-olds they spray tan and plaster in make-up and hair product for creepy child pageants? Yeah, yeah. The dogs just love it.

Talk about delusion-central. TLC will be re-airing Extreme Poodles throughout the week, so check your local listings if you want to be entertained horrified.

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