By Crystal Chung @crystalkchung

MEET Toby the adorable Maltese pooch who is proving to be more fashionista than fur

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Toby keeping his paws warm in some new socks

With his preppy style, this pup has gained himself 100,000 followers on Instagram ever since his owner, Joyce Chen, set up the account three years ago.

Chen bought the adorable little pooch when he was only 3 months old

“I first started dressing Toby up around three years ago. We were sitting on the patio at Starbucks when I put my sunglasses on him for fun. He surprised me by sitting still with the sunglasses on. I quickly snapped a photo with my phone and posted it online.”

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Chen, bought the Toby when he was only three months old.

Joyce said: “I try to stick with the hipster theme. Thick rimmed glasses, bow ties, plaid shirts and hats are is signature look.”

She said: “I had a Maltese when I was a child and I've always loved this breed. I fell in love with Toby the moment I saw him. He was this little ball of fluff with these large expressive eyes. I had never seen a Maltese with such beautiful eyes!”

Toby looks cosy and snug in his bathrobe after a relaxing wash in the tub

The collection of photos show a day in the life of Toby, from playing in the park to chilling on the sofa, wearing his signature thick-rimmed glasses, perfectly accessorised bow ties and plaid shirts.

Chen said: “Toby actually loves our photo shoots because there's always lots of treats involved."

Joyce said: “I try to stick with the hipster theme. Thick-rimmed glasses, bow ties, plaid shirts and hats are is signature look.

Toby gets dressed up in an adorable sporty outfit as he prepares to watch the baseball

“Toby actually loves our photo shoots because there's always lots of treats involved. It only takes me a few minutes to get a photo of Toby and then the clothes come off and it's treat time.”

Joyce said: "I fell in love with Toby the moment I saw him.  He was this little ball of fluff with these large expressive eyes"

It seems his quirky style and Mohican haircut shaves years of the hipster hound and it’s no wonder his followers are surprised when they find out he’s 10 years old.

Most of Joyce and Toby's photoshoots take place in their home or in local parks

Chen said: “People are always commenting on Toby's eyes. They say his eyes look very human like. They're also quite surprised how young Toby looks.

The pampered pooch settles on the sofa with the remote in one paw and doggy treats in the other

“Toby may be 10 years old but he acts more like he's three. He's full of energy and always up for a new adventure.”

Toby poses for a more festive photoshoot beside a Christmas tree wearing one of his preppy hats

To take a look at more of Joyce and Toby’s adventures, head over to their Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toby_littledude/