A pet owner was left unable to identify her own dog – after a groomer shaved all the pooch’s fur off when he misunderstood the owner’s instructions.
Nanuk, a seven year old Samoyed, was left bald and even needing to wear sun-cream and a jacket after his surprise haircut.
Florida woman Carley Coca, 28, says she asked her local groomer for a ‘trim of his upper coat’ but couldn’t stop laughing when she saw the end result.
With all his fur gone, Nanuk looked more like a British Bull Terrier than the fluffy Samoyed.
Walking past him in the dog groomers, she didn’t even recognise the naked pooch – whose fur took a year to grow back properly.
Carley, an occupational therapy doctorate student, said: “When I went to pick up Nanuk from the dog groomers, and I literally said out loud ‘that’s not my dog!’
“The groomer assured me, it was Nanuk and I even had to call him to check but he looked like a complete different breed.
“Nanuk seemed to love the haircut – he acted so proud but he’d never looked like that before, I was so shocked.
“Even as a puppy, he’d always been so fluffy!
“He’s got a hilarious personality – he’s just one big stubborn goof and without all his fur?
“I couldn’t stop laughing – I remember saying can you just trim the long hairs off his feet and ears?
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“It was awful really as the man who had groomed him was obviously so proud of his work, so I felt like I just had to smile and let it go.
“You do have to be careful with Samoyed fur, and they shouldn’t be cut like that really, but he was never cold – he honestly seemed to love it.
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“Although I did love having to put sunscreen on him, and at one point even a t-shirt to try and protect him.”
Carley and her husband Michael Coca, 28, tax accountant, now take Nanuk and their two rescue pups Sadie and Mucca to a different groomer and were relieved when Nanuk’s hair grew back completely normally.
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