Parents' Guide to

Pooch Perfect

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Silly canine grooming contest lacks bite.

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age 18+


I watched as dogs shook from being their supposed dog lover owners had them strapped and painted their fur. This show should be banned. I truly hope Peta goes after them. Its cruel and absolutely a disgrace. These are cruel.

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This silly series, a spinoff of the Australian original, shows dog groomers shearing, shaving, and coloring dogs' fur, but their talents aren't quite enough to hold viewers' interest. It's clear that audiences are supposed to be tickled by watching contestants walk the runway with their four-legged models to impress the judges, but these moments border on the ridiculous thanks to the reactions of the audience, which consists of stuffed toy dogs and a few people dressed up as canine photographers.

Dog lovers might enjoy the wide-variety of puppers featured here, as well as some of the heartfelt stories the groomers have about their own beloved pets. But while the dogs seem happy, and are treated with affection, not all humans will appreciate what is being done to them. Despite Wilson's best efforts, the series doesn't succeed at elevating the competition into something that's worth investing in.

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