An owner was left unable to recognize her own dog – after a groomer shaved all the pet’s fur off, despite being asked to give him a ‘trim’.
Nanuk, a seven-year-old Samoyed from Florida, was left bald and had to wear sunscreen and a jacket after his surprise haircut.
Owner Carley Coca, 28, says she asked her local groomer for a ‘trim of his upper coat’, but couldn’t stop laughing when she saw the end result.
With all his fur gone, Nanuk looked more like a British Bull Terrier than the fluffy Samoyed.
Fluffy Samoyed Nanuk, seven, from Florida, was known for his white mane ever since he was a pup, but ended up bald after a misunderstanding led a groomer to shave all his fluff off (pictured before the ordeal). His owner Carley Coca, 28, did not recognize him when she came to pick him up from his appointment
Looking like a British Bull Terrier, the pooch was unrecognizable to his owner when she picked him up from his pamper session (pictured)
While his mane grew back, Nanuk (pictured) had to wear sunscreen to protect his skin in the warmer weather
Carley recalled that when she went to collect him from the groomers, she walked past the naked pooch – whose fur took a year to grow back properly.
The occupational therapy doctorate student, said: ‘When I went to pick up Nanuk from the dog groomers, I literally said out loud, “That’s not my dog”.
‘The groomer assured me, it was Nanuk and I even had to call him to check, but he looked like a complete different breed.
‘Nanuk seemed to love the haircut – he acted so proud. But he’d never looked like that before, I was so shocked.
Nanuk before his appointment. His fur took a year to fully grow back to how it looked before his mane was shaved
Carley and Michael Coca, Nanuk’s owners. Carley said she could not stop laughing when she she realized the bald pup she saw at the groomer’s was her once fluffy Samoyed
Carley said Nanuk had always been fluffy, even as a puppy, but loved being fluff-free for a year (pictured before)
‘Even as a puppy, he’d always been so fluffy. He’s got a hilarious personality – he’s just one big stubborn goof, and without all his fur?
‘I couldn’t stop laughing – I remember saying, “Can you just trim the long hairs off his feet and ears?”.
‘It was awful really, because the man who had groomed him was obviously so proud of his work, so I felt like I just had to smile and let it go.
Nanuk while his hair grew back. Carley said she simply asked the groomer to shave some of his fluff off on his feet and legs, but was left with a completely different pup when the groomer misunderstood her
Carley had to put Nanuk in a tiny t-shirt to protect him from the cold while he hair grew back (pictured)
Nanuk is beloved for his hilarious and stubborn personality, and did not seem to mind that he was missing some of his fluff
‘You do have to be careful with Samoyed fur, and they shouldn’t be cut like that really, but he was never cold – he honestly seemed to love it.
‘Although I did love having to put sunscreen on him, and at one point even a t-shirt to try and protect him.’
Carley and her husband Michael Coca, 28, a tax accountant, now take Nanuk and their two rescue pups Sadie and Mucca to a different groomer and were relieved when Nanuk’s hair grew back completely normally.
Carley, pictured giving Nanuk a big hug, said she walked past him in the groomer’s parlor because he didn’t look like himself
Carley, Michael and Nanuk with their two rescue dogs. The couple said they now take their pups to another groomer