Animals Video

By Federico Cornetto

 

A gawky greyhound whose tongue is always sticking out has conquered the Internet thanks to her unique looks.

Fiorella is an eight-year-old Italian Greyhound, otherwise known as an Iggy dog, from Adelaide, Australia.

Back in 2017, owner Brittany Niewdach started uploading photos of Fiorella on to social media.

Thanks to her pointed nose, lanky constitution and tongue always sticking out of her mouth, Fiorella was quick to become a social-media-famous pooch, and she now has more than 60,000 followers.

Brittany said: “It all started with one picture that we took whilst we were on holiday, which gained some attention.

“I think every dog owner thinks their dog is worthy of being social-media-famous, but I truly knew she was special because of her quirky face and attitude.

“However, I never planned on her becoming so big.”

Fiorella and her owner also live with Brittany’s partner Dylan and foster dog Arlo.

Brittany said: “We rescued Arlo, who was found with a broken leg, and we used Fiorella’s social platform to raise funds for his surgery.

“They have a love-hate relationship, but I have seen her stick up for her brother a few times at the dog park, which is quite cute.”