It might not match up to huskies when it comes to pulling Arctic sleds, but this little snowdog froze a few people in their tracks this week.

Passers-by delighted in the carefully crafted little pooch and its uncanny likeness to its flesh-and-bone friend, six-year-old Westie Sally.

The snowdog was made by Joe Tooze, aged 24, who put his creativity and the winter weather to good use in his front garden in Dering Road, South Croydon, on Monday.

He was inspired by watching the Snowman and the Snowdog, which proved a television hit at Christmas.