Gloriously round haircut makes toy poodle look just like a mini sheep

Goma, a toy poodle who lives in Japan, who has a haircut that makes him look like a sheep
Or do you see more of a happy cloud situation? (Picture: Yoriko Hamachiyo/Splitpics UK)

This adorable poodle has a haircut that makes him look just like a little sheep.

Goma, a toy poodle who lives in Japan, has his fluffy fur trimmed short on his legs and left long on his body. Owner Yoriko Hamachiyo, 42, who works as a dog groomer, said Goma has this adorable hairstyle not for cosmetic reasons, but to help stop the little dog from getting painful knots in his fur. Yoriko spends two hours each session maintaining seven-year-old Goma’s circular shape and admits some people think the style is just a gimmick.
She said: ‘Goma’s style is not a prank, it’s love.

‘He had a problem with a habit of licking his paws to be clean and the saliva made the hair on his legs tangled, which was painful for him to unravel.

Goma, a toy poodle who lives in Japan, who has a haircut that makes him look like a sheep
Goma gets painful knots in his fur otherwise (Picture: Yoriko Hamachiyo/Splitpics UK)
Goma, a toy poodle who lives in Japan, who has a haircut that makes him look like a sheep
Goma runs around quite happily (Picture: Yoriko Hamachiyo/Splitpics UK)
Goma, a toy poodle who lives in Japan, who has a haircut that makes him look like a sheep
Goofy baby (Picture: Yoriko Hamachiyo/Splitpics UK)

‘That’s why I decided on a sheep-style cut for him.

‘He also has a hunched back by nature and the sheep style is a good way to cover his shortcomings.’

Goma, a toy poodle who lives in Japan, who has a haircut that makes him look like a sheep
Yoriko said: ‘Goma’s style is not a prank, it’s love’ (Picture: Yoriko Hamachiyo/Splitpics UK)

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Goma, a toy poodle who lives in Japan, who has a haircut that makes him look like a sheep
Goma’s actual size (Picture: Yoriko Hamachiyo/Splitpics UK)
Goma, a toy poodle who lives in Japan, who has a haircut that makes him look like a sheep
What a cutie (Picture: Yoriko Hamachiyo/Splitpics UK)

Yoriko said the way a dog – or a person – is born doesn’t have to limit their personal style.

She said: ‘He was born a poodle but doesn’t have to be poodle style.

‘I love shining individuality and in my work I am praying for a happy life for the owner and the dog.

Goma, a toy poodle who lives in Japan, who has a haircut that makes him look like a sheep
‘Goma is very cute, and friendly and spoiled to be honest’ (Picture: Yoriko Hamachiyo/Splitpics UK)
Goma, a toy poodle who lives in Japan, who has a haircut that makes him look like a sheep
The cut takes two hours each session (Picture: Yoriko Hamachiyo/Splitpics UK)
Goma, a toy poodle who lives in Japan, who has a haircut that makes him look like a sheep
Goma’s owner said: ‘He is a very healing natured dog, and he loves beautiful women’ (Picture: Yoriko Hamachiyo/Splitpics UK)

‘Sheep style, and also alpaca style, are popular in Japan where many dogs are groomed in different ways.

‘Goma is very cute, and friendly and spoiled to be honest, he is a very healing natured dog, and he loves beautiful women.’

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