Fashion Friday: Nickel – THE Hipster Dog

Hipster Dog

Happy Fashion Friday!  Today we are featuring our furiend Nickel, THE hipster dog!

About two years ago I used to be on Tumblr A LOT!  While I was tumblin’, I came across this picture of an absolutely adorable white dog which happens to be Nickel!  At the time I didn’t know his name or anything about him except for the fact that he was one of the cutest dogs  I ever did see and I just had to have a dog like him!  I even saved the picture to my cell phone at that time. Yes, it was THAT serious!

the hipster dog

Must. Have. NOW!

I had always wanted a small dog ever since I was a kid, but seeing Nickel’s picture put it back on my radar with a quickness and within a year Simba was living with me!  Simba isn’t a Maltese like Nickel, but he’s an awesome Miniature Schnauzer that I love dearly!  So in a way, Nickel is the reason that I went on my search for a lovable dog.  Thanks Nickel!

hipster dog

Chill bro, I got you.

Now, let’s get to know Nickel.  His human gave us all the deets on him and he is one interesting dog!

the hipster dog


He is a 9 year old Maltese.  His birthday is on May 17th.  He loves his glasses and pairs it with a scarf most of the time and he occasionally wears hoodies on cold days.  Nickel’s favorite spot to shop is Goodwill and he also loves to support his pal Jon Wye’s “Fred Fred” Dog collars, named after his beloved Fred.  Nickel’s mom really has no idea how Nickel became the “hipster dog”.  It started out with his humans (Kat and Paul) creating him a Tumblr account to share Nickel’s random antics, and it just went off within weeks, and Nickel became THE hipster dog.  Pretty cool!

hipster dog scarf

You’re looking rather smart and sophisticated there Nickel!

Nickel does not act like an ordinary dog. Listening to the Beatles calms him down. He hates the water, doesn’t play with dog toys, and really knows how to wear glasses. Those hipster glasses are his, by the way (they’re non-prescription). He likes having his photo taken and sits still for the camera. He is very well traveled – recently, he was on the road around North America (up to Alaska! East to NY! Down to Key West, FL!), living in a red and white VW bus.  Nickel will travel anywhere as long as he’s with his humans.  He is his humans best friend.

Nickel Hipster Dog

Is that view better than a window seat Nickel?

You can see more pictures of Nickel like the ones pictured above on Tumblr (HelloNickel), Twitter (@HelloNickel), and Instagram (HeyNickel)!



What’s your dog’s style? T-shirts or sweaters? Maybe she likes wearing bandanas or bows?  Maybe he likes to look dapper in a tie or cute collar? Do you want your dog to be featured? Submit your cute dog pictures here and you’ll be featured in a Fashion Friday post!  You can also tag your Instagram photos with #SimbaFashionFriday to be featured on Simba’s Instagram: @RawrSimba!

7 Responses to Fashion Friday: Nickel – THE Hipster Dog

  1. What a cutie!! I have seen him before and wondered.

  2. emma says:

    That first photo is that absolute best! So cute!

  3. Jules says:

    Love Nickel. He’s so adorable! Found him a while back and was blown away by his cuteness.

    Jules of Canines & Couture

  4. Mags Corner says:

    What a cute little dog…love that first picture. Hugs and nose kisses

  5. Ann Paws says:

    Hey I’ve seen him before! Very cool to feature him on your blog as I really didn’t know anything about him. He’s definitely hip :)

  6. Genevieve says:

    Nickel is adorable! He wears his hipster accessories well.

    Love you little buddy.

  7. I just love these pictures!!!

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