Groomed and pampered poodles photographed at dog shows across the USA
At first glance it may resemble a jungle king but this bizarre beast is in fact a pampered poodle. Groomed by Lori Craig and shot at Groom Expo 2009 in Pennsylvania it won 1st Place and Peoples Choice Award
Hilariously sheared and coloured in the name of art these stunningly convincing transformations are the latest examples from 'creative grooming' competitions in the USA. Animal photographer Ren Netherland, 48, travels thousands of miles every year photographing shows. Spending the last six months travelling 17,000 miles through 20 states across the USA.
'Sam' was groomed by Justine Cosley, the cut was called 'My Little Pony' and it won World Champion Award at last year's Groom Expo.
Groom by Tammy Vranich/Colbert, Shot at Groom Expo 2001, 1st Place
Groom Alethea Kelso, Shot at Groom & Kennel Expo 2003, Best in Show Level 1, People Choice Award
Groom Karen Stickel, Shot at Groom Expo Hershey 2009, 2nd Place win
Groom Meggan Mulcahy, The cut was called 'Charmed'. Shot at Groom Expo Hershey 2007, People's Choice award
Intergroom 2008. This dog did not place. Great, nevertheless!
Disco Dog, Groom Expo 2002, Best in show
Groomed by Myra Macias, Shot at Groom & Kennel Expo 2005, Best in Show Level 2
Groom Donna Holtzer, Shot at Groom Expo 2002, People's choice award
Groom Kathy Ard, Shot at Groom Expo Hershey 2009