Despite the fact that you can now be paid $17,000 to grow and keep a mullet, it’s still not quite made it back into the mainstream. But one canine has caught viral attention online for rocking the iconic look.
In a viral TikTok video shared on Monday, Amanda Robinson—who uses the handle arobi177—shared her dog’s new look which has now been seen by more than 4 million people.
In the video, she shows the fluffy dog who is named Riggins—a half Australian Shepherd half Poodle. She strokes his fur as the text overlay reads: “POV never leave your husband in charge of grooming the dog,” and the video cuts to a shot of Riggins with short hair aside from on the top and on the back of his head, which has been left in a shape that looks a lot like the famous mullet.
In 2021, consulting company Arizton published an industry report on the U.S. pet grooming services market. It revealed that the pet grooming service market in the U.S. is expected to grow 1.4 times between 2021-2026, representing a total growth of 38 percent. The report also said that cat and dog owners in the U.S. spend approximately $700–$1,200 a year on their pets, for things including food, veterinary care, grooming services and supplies.
Delighted by the video of the dog’s new style, TikTok users flooded to the comments: “I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so loud in my life,” wrote one user. Another wrote: “You win the internet today.”
Another TikTok user compared Riggins’ new look to American country singer Morgan Wallen’s, writing: “It’s Morgan Pawlen.” This prompted Robinson to share a hilarious update video of her dog showing off some pretty oversized cowboy boots to the sound of Morgan Wallen’s “Livin’ The Dream.”
Another commenter asked “Are you still married,” and Robinson joked: “Yes but just barely.” But one TikToker weighed in with some expert praise and wrote: “As a groomer this is an excellent cut.”
“More dogs should have mullets,” said one comment: “I support this movement.”
Riggins isn’t the only dog who has caught attention online for their hairstyle. Last week Roman the Afghan hound took the internet by storm after being mistaken for a real-life person thanks to his luscious fur.
Before that, two Hungarian sheepdogs shocked viewers after being mistaken for mops thanks to their signature coat. “Cute mops,” said one viewer.
It’s unclear if Riggins’ new look is here to stay, but his unusual look has delighted viewers. “Bro looks fresh af” said one TikTok user.
Newsweek has reached out to arobi177 for comment.