Frankly Freddie – If your shadow is square you’re a hedgedog

Dear Chris, Maws & Paws, My personal Groomer – Human Being,

The next time you come please do not make me look like a hedge-dog*. 



Cutting dogs’ fur into perfect cubes, is the latest dog hairdressing trend to sweep Asia.  “It is not known where the inspiration for the trend originated, but the look has been cropping up at dog shows around Asia in recent months.”

“Hairdresser Tain Yeh, who runs a parlour in Taipei told the Daily Mail: “It came about because people were always looking for more impressive haircuts, and somebody came up with the idea of shaping the dog like a hedge.”’ (HEDGE!, sounds like the Organic Green Revolution has gone to the dogs) . . .  “The dogs don’t mind, (humph!, we are just too polite to complain) and the owners keep coming back for more. This sort of haircut needs a lot more maintenance than the regular type.”


“She warned that the look isn’t one which works for all dogs and has this advice for any British dog owners seeking to emulate the slick cubes: “It is also not suitable for all breeds. The dog needs to have plenty of hair to play around with so that you can shape it around the face and body.” (I’d love to get my paws on a pair of clippers and trim human-beings to look like a poodle . . . or a HEDGE . . . or a  . . .)

If you don’t believe me read it here: Japanese People are Grooming their Dogs into Perfect Cubes  

*Frankly, I prefer the round look when I’m groomed

See you soon Chris!

Freddie Parker

P.S.  Chris, please bring treats

On my way to work

15 comments on “Frankly Freddie – If your shadow is square you’re a hedgedog

  1. I don’t think so. What’s next, a fence? My pup doesn’t even wear a collar! (Of course, he is the most timid animal I’ve ever owned. Will not go outside without me going first.)


    • Dear Jacqui Murray, Human-being
      He doesn’t wear a collar? Collars can be quite distinguishing. Currently, I sport a one that’s navy-blue with red polka-dots. Not too flashy, just tasteful. It sets off my white coat nicely.

      Freddie Parker Westerfield, CD


  2. Freddie P, I know your groomer personally and I can assure you, he would never make you look like a hedge dog or anything else that would be in least bit humiliating (not that you or your Mom would allow such a thing).
    I think you are so handsome (and cute) just the way you are! (Groomed or ungroomed)
    Auntie L


    • Dear Auntie L RemisMom, human-being,
      I just want to make sure that Chris my groomer doesn’t start thinking he’s the Vidal Sassoon of Dog Grooming. Thank you for knowing I’m not just handsome but also cute (it helps getting treats).
      Freddie P.


  3. Freddie – it truly pains me to see pictures like these. It shows that humans have no regard for the dignity of animals. Seriously, I am appalled at the images I see of painted and shorn and costumed pets. “Calm down,” some will say. “What’s the harm?” For starters, another being is being over-powered and then altered to suit our fancies. It’s not right. And I apologize for blowing off steam, because I sense that I am preaching to the choir. I’ll sign off now.


    • Dear Maggie Wilson, Human Being,
      YOU are right – don’t apologize! We canine dogs get little respect for our dignity and I agree it is insulting they way we are paraded around looking like hot-dogs in wiener buns at Halloween and now . . . the humiliation of being shorn like a hedge.

      Your fellow choir member,
      Freddie Parker Westerfield, CDCC
      Canine Dog Champion for Change

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