Poodles That Look Like Camels?!Poodles that look like camels, turtles or chickens? With a lot of hair and some clippers, creative groomers transform their dogs into a menagerie of magical creatures. By Carol Vinzant

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Updated: Friday Dec 05, 2008 | 05:50 PM EST

Cleopatra and her Camel

A growing breed of pet owners are going to great lengths to transform their pooches into colorful creatures like dragons and peacocks – all for the sake of competition. It's the world of Creative Grooming and Sandra Hartness, left, a groomer from Yucca Valley, Calif., planned this camel 'doo for her dog Cindy for a full year. Hartness grew the white poodle's hair out of for nine months, then dyed it in stages to create he camel effect for this winning outfit.