Dog left ‘holding back tears’ after DIY haircut gone wrong

A DOG owner's attempt to save some money backfired when her poor pooch ended up looking like a ‘different breed' after the haircut went wrong.

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A video on TikTok has left people in stitches after Fernie Montafur admitting that her attempt to cut her dog’s hair did not go as well as she expected. The viral video is captioned: “Not me thinking that I could easily cut my dogs hair and save $50,” and begins with picture of an adorable Yorkshire Terrier.Then, she unveils her dog's new look and TikTokers were quick to joke in the comments. One said: “Did you change her entire breed as well?” Another replied: “How did you go from Yorkie to a Chihuahua??”

Another joked that the poor dog looked “five years older” and a fourth said: “Bro was holding back tears,” to which the owner reposted in another video saying “she really was.”

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The video has racked up almost five million views and nearly one million likes. Ms Montafur replied to the video saying: “Please for the love of god, don’t come at me. I genuinely tried my best and feel horrible.

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The dog before the botched haircut. (Image: TikTok/fernaliciousdeff)

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Some joked the dog had 'completely changed breed'. (Image: TikTok/fernaliciousdeff)

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“I’m buying her an outfit tomorrow.”

Ms Montafur was able to laugh at the botched haircut and confirmed that the dog is ok. She said: “These comments have me wheezing. Listen she is okay.

“She was shocked at first but now she’s vibing.”

PETA has outlined some tips for grooming pets at home. They say that it is crucial to groom dogs regularly otherwise they can develop painful mats and skin problems: “Breeds like Shih Tzus and Pomeranians must be brushed often and all dogs’ nails should be trimmed regularly.

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Peta says it is crucial to groom dogs regularly. (Image: Getty)

“Ensure you are calm when grooming your dog. Go slowly and pay close attention to what you are doing and your dog’s reaction.

“Watch for signs of stress, such as trembling, whining, or panting that’s not heat-related, and take a break if needed.

“Be extra cautious when using scissors and nail clippers. If your dog tends to panic and won’t stand still, try grooming more often, like once a week, and just do a little bit at a time.

“Be sure to give lots of praise, petting, and treats. Make it a positive experience.”

You can find more tipshere.