Pup hair can require more upkeep than human hair — it needs to be washed, thinned, trimmed, shaped, and wrapped into looking neat and styled. Professional groomers pull out all the stops for dog shows and competitions in an effort to produce camera and crowd ready bouffants. Take a gander at some specialist groomers' best behind-the-scenes work.
The Milkmaid Chic
This English Springer Spaniel was caught backstage at the 2004 Westminster Kennel Club getting his 'do done. Is it just me, or is the hair wrap very Heidi-the-Milkmaid?
An Afghan Hound had his golden locks combed at Crufts, the world's biggest dog show, in 2005.
This Shih Tzu got a teenybopper type one-part-up-one-part-down 'do at Crufts in 2005.
Another Shih Tzu got her hair all poufed up at the 2005 Crufts. It's a little bit Snookie, right?
This Shih Tzu had her hair snaked with rubber bands for the 131st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2007. Groomers take the bands off once the rest of the 'do is done.
The Red Ribbon
This Yorkshire Terrier was spotted almost ready for judging at Crufts in 2009. It looks like her red ribbon has a tiny red rose embellishment too!
The Hippie Part
A dog got her hair parted straight down the middle at the Euro Dog Show in 2007.
The Six Ponies
A Shih Tzu had her hair put up in six rubber bands while she got groomed at the 131st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2007.
The '90s Bang
An Afghan Hound rocked an over-the-face long bang (you know the one you wanted in '92?) at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show in 2008.
The Bella Bundles
A Shih Tzu named Bella got her hair bundled at the 133rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2009.
Keefer, an Afghan Hound, wore a handkerchief to hold her hair back during grooming at the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2010. She's ready for a convertible ride!
The Bouffant With a Bow
The bouffant and bow perfectly highlight this beauty's streaks. And combines two snazzy looks in one.
The "Are Those Extensions?" 'Do
A Yorkshire Terrier with a very long mane got groomed for judging at Crufts in 2009. Can you imagine the upkeep?
A Tibetan Terrier looked super cute with two pigtails as she was groomed at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show in 2008.
Shaun, a Cocker Spaniel, had his hair formed into two wrapped tail-looking ponies during the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2010.