Posh Poodles: Extreme Dog Styling
Zootoo visits the Intergroom 2011 Creative Challenge.
As is customary at most award ceremonies, the stars are always the last to arrive. And this was certainly the case among the stylish poodles at the annual Intergroom industry trade show.
This year's event took place at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ over the weekend April 16 - 18, 2011. And as in previous years, the star attractions were the contestants of the creative styling challenge.
Nine of the competition's groomers colored, cut and sculpted the fur of their canine works of art, most of whom were poodles. These dogs became living canvases, featuring mystical, patriotic, and even jungle themes that included tigers and birds.
View our photo gallery of the styled stars of Intergroom 2011 by clicking here.
What do you think: is this creative styling, or just a zany waste of time? Tell us your thoughts below!
Pictured: The 2011 Intergroom Creative Challenge winner was Arkansas native Angela Kumpe and her dog, Josh, styled to represent the “All American Poodle” accessorized with a bald eagle and American Flag. (Photo by Charlotte Reed)
2 years ago
I have always wanted to know how to groom a dog like this although I am sure that the dog does not enjoy looking silly and being laughed at. And if you don't think that a dog feels bad when it is laghed it you are wrong when people laugh at Skitters or say she is funny looking or they are calling her ugly or say they don't like her she will growl and snap at them.
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