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Dog Groomer Divides Opinion After Giving Pup A 'Grinch Makeover'

Lucy Devine

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Dog Groomer Divides Opinion After Giving Pup A 'Grinch Makeover'

Featured Image Credit: Jam Press

A dog groomer has divided opinion after transforming a dog into the Grinch for Christmas.

Gabriel Feitosa, 29, from San Diego, used red and green dyes - and some impressive styling techniques - to transform the four-year-old Bichon Frise for the festive season.

You can check out some of Gabriel's work below:

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“I used non-toxic, vegan pet hair dye to bring out the colours," says Gabriel. 

"Teddy being a white dog was the perfect model for it and with scissoring, I created shapes to bring the design alive."

And the transformation was incredible, with Teddy sporting a green head, face, legs, paws and tail. Red dye was then added to give the illusion of a Santa costume. 

The makeover took three hours and Teddy's owners were mega pleased with the results.

The makeover took three hours and Teddy's owners were mega pleased with the results (Credit: Jam Press)
The makeover took three hours and Teddy's owners were mega pleased with the results (Credit: Jam Press)

Gabriel explained that his dog styling skills get a lot of attention online - and while he gets praised for the bold looks, sometimes people are concerned about the process, the dyes he uses and the ingredients involved. But Gabriel says he ensures all of his clients are well looked after.

He said: “People really love it, some are concerned for not knowing how the process is done and if it is safe but I assure you is completely safe the dyes are developed specifically for pets and all the ingredients on the dye are FDA approved."

So how much does it cost to give your pooch a Grinch makeover?

This kind of styling on a small dog starts at $280 (£211). For bigger breeds, the starting price is $500 (£377). 

The price can increase for more intricate designs depending on how many different coloured dyes and techniques are used.

Gabriel uses non-toxic dyes (Credit: Jam Press)
Gabriel uses non-toxic dyes (Credit: Jam Press)

Fans of Gabriels’ work have been loving the latest transformation, with one writing: "I would totally do this to my dog. So cute."

"I love the cut. I wish I lived close I would bring my Maltese to you. Best groomer ever," another user added.

Someone else said: "You're amazingly talented."

"This might be my favourite so far," said another fan of Gabriel's work.

One user added: "Your talent is mind-blowing. Love them all!"

Topics: Animals, Dog, Christmas

Lucy Devine
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