Woman Dyes Her Great Dane Pink To Make It Look Less Scary

While some people reckon the bigger, the better when it comes to dogs, others can find the size of larger pooches a bit intimidating. The solution? Well, one woman decided to dye hers bright pink to try and stop her Great Dane appearing so scary.

Jessica Williams has four Great Danes in total and wanted to see if some cosmetic changes to one of the dogs would make it appear a bit less intimidating.

The 21-year-old, from Kentucky, USA, decided to take her five-month-old pup, Drama, to the pet groomers and had her dyed pink and purple.

She said: "People are generally scared of big dogs, and I've noticed that some people might not approach my dogs as much as little ones.

Drama dyed pink and purple. Credit: Caters
Drama dyed pink and purple. Credit: Caters

"With them being dyed it makes it easier to socialise them, because not nearly as many people are afraid - especially when they're pink and purple.

"It also means that Drama can be the reason someone smiles, and they would be more eager to walk up to us and ask to pet them.

"And alongside her short, pink nails, it makes it clear to people that she isn't going to do any harm!"

Drama's makeover set Jessica back a whopping $100 (£76), but apparently the pampered pooch is worth every penny.

"Even though Drama has only been dyed once, I am definitely hooked," she added.

"We make sure that a safe dye is being used on her and she loves the experience - it's like she's having her own spa day.


"Unfortunately, Drama is colour-blind, so can't see just how fabulous she looks, but everyone else definitely thinks she is!

"As soon as her dye starts to fade I will definitely be taking her back to the groomers to have it done again, she looks great."

Although Jessica is ecstatic with her pup's new look, she said Drama's pink and purple dye has received a whole host of mixed reactions - some people have said the new look is a great idea, while others have argued it's cruel.

She said: "Most people love it, but others hate it and think she's embarrassed.

Drama before her makeover. Credit: Caters
Drama before her makeover. Credit: Caters

"A lot of people don't realise that the dye being used is really safe so start to think it's cruel, so I make sure I tell everyone that it's a safe dye and doesn't harm Drama at all.

"I've had complaints about painting and trimming her nails too, but I always make sure Drama is comfortable and a good dog owner should always take care of their pooches feet.

"I've even received death threats about the fact I dye my dog - but in reality all of my dogs are spoiled more than most adults!"

I mean, it's certainly a unique look...

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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