There are folks who put bandanas on their dogs, and folks who dress their dogs up for Halloween. Some folks put sweaters on their dogs in the winter. Some folks enter their dogs in dog shows. Depending on your outlook, these things might be cute, or they might stretch the boundaries of good taste. And then there's "creative poodle grooming," which surely stretches the boundaries of good taste, snaps those boundaries mercilessly, and then charges far, far beyond those boundaries.

Check out these pictures captured by photographer Ren Netherland from Creative Grooming Shows across the U.S.

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Creative Poodle Grooming
Pandas are endangered. If the worst happens, ship this fellow to the National Zoo and no one will be any the wiser.
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Creative Poodle Grooming

    Pandas are endangered. If the worst happens, ship this fellow to the National Zoo and no one will be any the wiser.

    BARM, Fame Pictures

    Peacocks are supposed to be proud, but we're sure this is the least proud this peacock has ever been in its whole life.

    BARM, Fame Pictures

    Putting this image on the packages will reduce the the rate of cigarette smoking more than any health warnings or tobacco tax hikes possibly could.

    BARM, Fame Pictures

    Haven't we done enough already in this country to desecrate noble and ancient Native American traditions without this travesty adding to the pile?

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    If you have a child who's been pestering you for a pony, there is a zero percent chance that this solution will satisfy them. Back to the drawing board!

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    If this is what's going to crow me awake in the morning, then take me away, Mr. Sandman, and never let me wake up.

    BARM, Fame Pictures

    This is why Wavy Gravy warned you not to drop the brown acid.

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    We've seen Pirates of the Caribbean a bunch of times and we don't remember Captain Sparrow ever wearing Uggs.

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    The person who groomed this one was the kid who woke up on the morning of the science fair and threw his whole project together in the half hour before the bus arrived.

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    Remember the part in Peter Pan when Peter Pan banished Tinkerbell? I don't know what just made me think of that...

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