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Meet Margaret - Instagram's cutest new influencer

Margaret loves all the attention
© margaret_the_igg - Instagram

It's tough being a social media influencer - every picture has to be perfect, and there's always the chance that some other hot young thing could steal your thunder. But something tells us that won't be a problem for this furry Instagram star. Why? Well, we've never seen anything this cute before!

By Ashley Murphy, 3 Sep 2019

Margaret the Italian greyhound is a small star with a big following. The pacey pup's Instagram page has over 50k followers, and she's gaining more and more fans by the day.

The pup that's always Insta-ready

Posts include Margaret showing off the latest puppy fashions, holiday pics, and a few that capture the day-to-day struggle of making sure you're always ready for the next photo opportunity.

The glamour pooch lives in Australia with her dog-mum, Anna, whose spur of the moment decision led to Margaret's newfound fame. Speaking to the hosts of Australia's The Morning Show, Annasaid:

"Basically I was on maternity leave, and I was a little bit bored. My son was about six months old and it kind of happened all by accident because I wasn't really into social media."

"Just one night I posted a photo of her on the couch and got a couple of likes and it organically grew from there."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Look! It's Margaret!

Now the pair can't even go for walkies without being recognised.

"We do get noticed everywhere we go," said Anna. "Going out for coffees, I'll often get people tooting their horns and yelling out 'Margaret'."

Star-struck fans are always asking to snap a selfie with Australia's most famous dog, and it looks like she loves all the attention.

Despite her big fanbase, Margaret has got a long way to go before she catches up with JiffPom - the tiny Pomeranian with over 9 million followers. JiffPom also appeared in a Katy Perry music video and is rumoured to command over £20,000 for a product endorsement on Instagram - that's enough for a lot of doggy treats.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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But if anything knows how to come from behind in a race, it's a speedy little greyhound like Margaret!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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