A hipster dog named Chewbacca has gone viral for his incredible fully-grown beard of dreams.
Like so many well-known animals on the Internet, Chewbeacca found his fame on Instagram where he boasts over 2K followers (but we all know that number is going to skyrocket).
The adorable pooch got his namesake from his beard which, for obvious reasons, has been likened to the hairiest character in the Star Wars franchise.Watch Chewbacca's adorableness in the video below:
Now, his owner Tatiana Kovalenok, from Moscow, has opened up about her dog's incredible look, explaining that it doesn't require regular trips to the groomers like you might imagine.
She revealed that Chewbacca's incredible beard didn't become a noticeable part of his appearance until he was eight months old.
In an interview with The Dodo, she said: "Almost every day when we walk, we get reactions from random people regarding his appearance and his beard. Kids usually say that he's a 'funny dog' or 'looks like a grandpa'. Older people always mention him as a stylish dog, saying something like: 'Look at the beard he has.' Some people call him hipster or even Chewbacca."
Tatiana added: "I never actually paid attention to his beard. I would even ask my groomer to make his beard it a little shorter because he looked too old to me. One day I decided not to touch the beard and posted the photo after grooming to Instagram and I started to receive a lot of comments from my followers about the beard being so big.Another dog that turned heads was this puppy who was born with a tail on his face:
"We don't do any special treatment for the beard, we just wash it when Nuts takes a shower. It grows by itself and the hair is so smooth we don't even have to comb it and it never tangled. Many people say that Nuts is very trendy as it's very popular nowadays for men to wear thick beards."
Chewbacca is a Belgian Griffon. A breed famed for having bearded faces, much like the Brussels Griffons.
However, despite his rough and ready appearance, Tatiana said of her pooch: "He is kind, as a matter of fact, he doesn't even bite. He is an overly attached dog, that's his main trait. He always has to be near me. If I watch a movie he just has to jump on my lap, he follows me everywhere," she said.