Herman The Tiny Dog Model Could Be Drake’s Newest Competition

He weighs less than five pounds and has more hoodies than a teenager!

By Justyne Yuen-Lee


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Watch out, Drake! We’ve got a puppy who is cuter, younger, fluffier, and arguably more stylish than you! Sorry, not sorry. He is a one-year-old Maltese-Yorkshire Terrier mix named Herman, and he could definitely one-up Drake’s photoshopped Views album cover with the above photo. We’d buy that album.

He may not rap as well as Drake, but Herman sure knows how to attract an audience and rep Toronto better than Drake. He weighs less than five pounds and can be carried anywhere. So that’s where he goes – anywhere! He explores the six more than most native Torontonians. It’s not like he has a 9-5 job stopping him.


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Since he’s so small and can fit in a bag, he gets to ride the TTC! He’s a fan of the black, red, and white streetcars. Even if the seat looks questionable, Herman will happily take it. It’s rare to find somewhere to sit, especially during rush hour.


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Herman’s signature look is his adorable doggy hoodies! He’s rarely seen without a hood on. Herman’s followers love seeing his cute, fluffy face poking out of a brightly-colored hoodie hood! Herman gives his followers what they want.

Sometimes, he trades the hood in for other looks. It all depends on the weather!


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When it’s a (rare) warm, sunny day in TO, Herman has on his collared shirt and slick leather jacket. You’ve got to enjoy the warm sun when you can because you don’t know if it will stick around!


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The real “summer” look comes out when Herman ditches his sleeves and hood for sunglasses and a denim vest. This outfit is definitely Get Leashed Magazine approved!


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When he’s back at home answering all the messages from his many admirers, Herman prefers to keep his attire professional and comfortable. What does that look like? Professional up top and comfy at the bottom! Who needs or wants to wear pants when they’re at home?

He is Canadian through and through, and loves to show it.


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Like many Torontonians, even if you think our team sucks and may not stand a chance, you still put on your gear and show support for our teams! Herman loves our Toronto Blue Jays.


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You bet that Herman is going to be part of Woofstock! He is perfectly posed with all those Canadian brands behind him! What a cool dog.


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Even when he has to leave, he knows to keep his hoodie on because one of his followers may see him. He even color coordinated his hoodie with his luggage. This dog thinks of everything!

We can’t get enough of his cute little hoodies and adorable photos!


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In celebration of National Watermelon Day, Herman wore his red plaid shirt and lime green hoodie, and he even dressed up his watermelon! Cute enough to eat.


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KFC is one of those guilty life pleasures! Little Herman shows his love for crispy chicken by 1) hopping in the bucket 2) wearing his red hoodie. He and the Colonel would have been the best partners!


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On National Dress Up Your Pet Day, Herman’s humans dressed him and his pet in matching orange hoodies! You could probably see them from a mile away in those bright sweaters!

He looks absolutely adorable with or without an outfit!


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Even this bargain-bin costume looks smashing on him. He might not be able to see it, but he’s the cutest almost pumpkin we’ve seen!


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Herman is cool enough to be partying poolside at a hotel. He decided to coordinate the color of his hoodie with the pool water! He knows how to expertly use his surroundings to accent his outfits!


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We love Herman’s life goals the most. The one-year-old pup has life all planned out! Travel and travel some more, but never forget where your home is.

Follow Herman on Instagram to see more of his adventures!