Most dogs make a fuss when it’s time to place on their winter coats — but not Hazel. The silken wind hound closet is greater than most humans’, and she or he has style to spare.
Hazel may be a long girl — she features a long neck, long body, long nose, and “linguine legs,” as her mom, May, calls them. So it’s only fitting that her favorite piece of clothing may be a turtleneck.
Hazel has specially-made turtlenecks in every color and pattern, and can occasionally pair them with a shawl to accent her long neck.
But the 2-year-old dog’s turtlenecks aren’t only a fashion statement — they’re practical, too. Since she doesn’t have an undercoat or tons of body fat, Hazel can get cold easily, and her turtlenecks keep her cozy and cozy during the autumn and winter.
“Because sighthounds like Hazel are so thin, they really enjoy wearing clothes within the colder months,” May, who asked that her surname not be included, told The Dodo. “Now that it’s getting warmer, she only wears them to require photos, and spends most of her days running around naked!”
Though Hazel may look fancy in her preppy outfits — she’s just a cheerful, friendly girl.
“She’s genuinely got the sweetest personality of just about any dog I’ve ever met,” May said. “She’s incredibly extroverted and loves every single person and dog she meets. If I don’t let her greet everyone we expire the sidewalk, she acts like it’s a tragedy.”
Hazel has become an unlikely fashion influencer on Instagram, and she’s single-handedly bringing turtlenecks back a la mode.
But Hazel looks good in only about anything.
“Hazel is honestly the right dog in terms of being fun to decorate,” May said. “She’s got these wildly long proportions and her black coat means she looks good in just about any color.”
“She’s also a quite good model,” May added, “because she gets purchased her work with treats.”