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This Canadian Dog Has Better Fashion Sense Than You Ever Will

All hail Iggy Joey.

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Dog. Canadian. Fashion and lifestyle guru.

Instagram: @iggyjoey

An Italian Greyhound, Iggy Joey first joined Instagram as just a normal dog, but has now gained 25,000 followers after her owner began posting photos of her in homemade sweaters.

Instagram: @iggyjoey

"I knew Italian Greyhounds got really cold easily . . . She would shake and cry outside when it started getting under 20 degrees Celsius," Lyndal Moody, Iggy Joey's owner and a full-time social media director, told BuzzFeed Canada. "I saw a cool thing on the internet where you could cut the sleeves off an old sweater and put two holes for legs to make a jacket. So I got a four-dollar sweater from Value Village, turned it into three outfits and Iggy Joey became a star!"

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The nearly-two-year-old canine wears the hell out of a string of pearls.

Lyndal Moody

"I was working with a vintage clothing store in Toronto . . . and I would take Joey with me when I was taking photos. She would immediately jump in the store window and 'Sphinx' or 'vogue.' One day we put pearls on her and she stopped traffic! And so pearls became a regular part of her wardrobe."

Because of Iggy Joey's unusual body shape, almost all of Iggy Joey's wardrobe is custom-made (lucky dog!).

Lyndal Moody

"A lot of her clothes have to be [custom-]made or altered, so they [need to be ordered] from online stores," Moody explained. "I try to get back to everyone who asks where an outfit is from on Instagram."

She's even stylish in her sleep!

Instagram: @iggyjoey

Moody is originally from Australia (hence the "Joey" part of "Iggy Joey"), but moved to Toronto in 2011 and adopted her canine fashionista a few years later.

Instagram: @iggyjoey

"I’m allergic to most dogs and luckily Italian Greyhounds are hypoallergenic," Moody said. "I couldn't find any Italian Greyhounds in need of adoption so I contacted several local breeders. When I met Joey she was four-and-a-half months old. She climbed into my lap and gave me a lick. It was love."

But just a few weeks after adopting Iggy Joey, Moody made a horrifying discovery: The breeder she used had been running a puppy mill. "Obviously, I was shocked, angry, and devastated," she said.

Instagram: @iggyjoey
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"I don't regret Joey coming into my life whatsoever. I just hope that by sharing this, it will help other people to do the right amount of research when getting a pet."

Instagram: @iggyjoey

"It's obviously easy to make an emotional decision about bringing a dog into your life, but the outcome might not as be as positive as it has been for me," she said. "No one should support animal cruelty."

Luckily, Iggy Joey is happy and healthy, and she loves her life as an up-and-coming style star. Here she is strutting her stuff at a pet fashion show in Toronto:

Instagram: @iggyjoey

Would Iggy Joey have advice for any aspiring fashion icons (dog or otherwise)? "Believe in yourself and always exude confidence."

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