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'Southern Wild' 9-Year-Old

DOGGY BAG

Earns Mega-Cash

2/25/2013 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Add "business mogul" to her resume -- TMZ has learned, 9-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis was personally responsible for an EXPLOSION in the doggy bag market this AM ... after rocking her puppy purse on the red carpet.

A rep for Poochie & Co. tells TMZ, the stuffed Yorkie purse was specifically designed for Wallis -- the youngest ever Best Actress nominee for her role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild" -- and sales skyrocketed this morning after Wallis debuted the bag on the red carpet last night.

We're told Wallis has been wearing the company's puppy purses to various media events since January -- resulting in a steady double-digit growth for the company -- but this morning, the company saw an exponential upsurge in sales numbers.

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The rep tells us, the Poochie & Co. office has been flooded with calls and emails since this morning ... even from outside the U.S. ... and the company can barely keep up with demand.

As for why they chose to give her a Yorkie for the Academy Awards -- the rep says it's because one of Wallis' dogs is a Yorkie ... so it just made sense.

Wallis also owns a German Shepherd, but the rep said German Shepherds aren't "cute for girls." 

WE COMPLETELY DISAGREE. As proof, here's a cute picture of a German Shepherd puppy. Suck it, haters.

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16.

Truth    

THE DUDE WHO PLAYED HER FATHER DESERVED OSCAR NOM. FOR BEST ACTOR. GOTTA SAY... DUDE WAS REALLY GOOD, 2ND TO DDL IN THAT CROP THIS YEAR. JUST SHOWS OSCARS ARE ALL ABOUT F*CKING POLITICS AND WHO U CAN F*CK TO GET THE VOTES. POINT BLANK. #TRUTH!!

521 days ago
17.

Liz085    

And this is the Oscars from a 9 year olds perspective!

521 days ago
18.

Just_Me    

Bravo! She's such an adorable, talented little girl!!!

521 days ago
19.

Shaunie    

German Shepherds are cute for girls! I'll take my dog over those little mop heads any day

521 days ago
20.

Lee    

And here is another child who isn't going to get to be a.............child!! She will get to be a cash cow however. Poor kid,

521 days ago
21.

Deweycheatemandhow    

Harvey,

Please tell me the fur is fake and where they got the pup from. I can give you many, many adorable pictures, incl purebreds, from the shelters. The NYC shelter has a LOT of high-adopt rate" dogs. Lots of times, people just can't get an affordable apartment that takes dogs-I have pulled: 6 week old Boxers, English Bulldogs, you name it.

521 days ago
22.

Deweycheatemandhow    

Dear Harvey (and staff),
I am a major fan of yours. I also want to thank you for your support of animal causes (didn't know that when seeing you on People's Court or reading Dominick Dunne's book on OJ trial).

521 days ago
23.

TNastyFunktown    

It's odd the amount of hatred people have towards a 9 year old being just that: a 9 year old. Is it misplaced rage? What could a kid have done to illicit so many negative comments. Save the crass comments for the deserving adults.

521 days ago
24.

Mrugowsky    

Pretentious already at 9.

521 days ago
25.

bon    

Nothing to do with being a sheep. Some people didn't know about this. She made them aware. They liked it. They want one. It's a form of advertising. Have you ever bought something because of an ad you saw? Of course. We all have.

521 days ago
26.

PT    

As someone once observed, a sucker is born every minute.

521 days ago
27.

Ali    

What an adorable and talented little girl! And, she looked so cute. Dressed age-appropriately in a lovely gown and shoes. The little dog purse was also cute and made for the perfect Oscar outfit for a sweet young girl. It was refreshing to see her among the gaudy, over-dressed and overly made up and overly competitive ladies. Hopefully she'll grow up away from Hollywood and her family will protect her and watch out for her money.

521 days ago
28.

naturalbeauty    

Some of u people need to be smack in the face, nit picking on a child..

521 days ago
29.

naturalbeauty    

Some of u people need to be smack in the face, nit picking on a child..

521 days ago
30.

Paulina1982    

She's adorable

521 days ago
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