By Amanda Stringfellow @amanda_l_s
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The posing dogs and crafted cats have their coats cut and dyed to be transformed into fascinating furry creations.
Disguised as a field of butterflies, transformed into Snow White and the seven dwarves and even clipped into a bounding kangaroo - the primped pets are sheared and coloured in the name of art.
The pictures were snapped by animal photographer, Ren Netherland, at the Intergroom competition held in Somerset, New Jersey.
During the intense competition a fierce pink and black dragon and a macaw riding a stealthy cheetah emerged from the coats of a poodle and a pussy cat.
In addition to sculpting other animal's out of their beloved pooches, competitors also carve intricate designs such as characters from their favourite films and cartoons.
Ren, 54, from Florida travels thousands of miles each year photographing creative grooming competitions.
At the show the groomers rush to produce their masterpieces to perfection - before facing the judges.
Ren said: “First the owners have to grow the dogs hair long enough to create the designs, which can take a few months.
"The dogs are dyed in advance, when they turn up at the shows they just have lots of different coloured fur.
“Then the dogs are clipped and the designs are revealed.
"In this competition the owners had an hour and a half to clip the dog and then a final 15 minutes to pose the dogs ready to be examined.
“Some owners will spend months working on a design to get it perfect, if they don’t win a prize they will make improvements and try it again at the next show.”