Instagram-famous dogs you should be following

According the the Chinese Zodiac, 2018 is the year of the dog. A quick browse through the Instagram explore page reveals that many popular Instagram users are dogs — or rather, their owners. These dogs have brand deals, biographies, celebrity friends, and millions of digital fans from all around the world. Whether you are a dog parent, dog enthusiast, or just looking for some canine cuteness to brighten your day, these are the top ten Insta pups that should be on your radar.
1. Jiffpom the Pomeranian (@jiffpom): 7.9m followers
The world’s most famous dog and three-time Guinness World Record holder, Jiffpom spends his time dressing up in cute clothes and hanging out with celebrities.

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2. Doug the Pug (@itsdougthepug): 3.2m followers
A favorite with internet celebrities, the only thing Doug loves more than eating food is posing with it.

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3. Maru the Shiba Inu (@marutaro): 2.6m followers
This Japanese pup is famous for his cute smile and creative poses with cardboard cutouts.

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4. Marnie the Shih Tzu (@marniethedog): 2.1m followers
With her signature tongue-out smile, Marnie is a champion for the adoption of senior dogs, as she was rescued at age 11 (she is now 16).

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5. Tuna the Chihuahua/Dachshund mix (@tunameltsmyheart): 1.9m followers
When no one wanted to adopt a dog with an overbite, Courtney Dasher became his mom and turned him into an internet sensation.

6. Loki the Husky/Arctic Wolf/Malamute mix (@loki_the_wolfdog): 1.7m followers
The adventurous Loki and his beautiful snowy views are a great addition to any Instagram feed.

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7. Manny the French Bulldog (@manny_the_frenchie): 1.1m followers
This pampered pup loves to nap in the most unconventional (and adorable) ways.

8. Chowder the Chow Chow (@chowderthebeardog): 319k followers
Although he may look like a teddy bear, this cuddly Filipino dog is very much alive.

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9. Envy, Zain, and Trek the Border Collies (@kelly_bove): 289k followers
This sweet trio went viral when their mom taught them to hug each other in the cutest videos you will ever see.

10. Camper and Honey Bee the Golden Retrievers (@camperandhoney): 134k followers
The son and daughter of a YouTube-famous couple, these up-and comers have amassed a huge following on Instagram for the artistically-taken photos of their cuddles and adventures.

We even have our own resident dogstagrammer here at Sanderson! Assistant Principal Bess Turner has two French Bulldogs named Pippa (@pippagram919) and Waffles (@wafflesmarcel) who have nearly 400 followers collectively. Turner says she created the accounts because “I had a little extra time on my hands, and I love my dogs, so I think everyone should see them.”

While they aren’t quite famous enough to be recognized on daily walks, Pippa, the elder of the pair, has received free merchandise from various dog brands, including a leash and some treats. “If you tag different companies and they see it and notice it, they’ll give you free stuff,” Turner explains. Although the accounts are currently just a hobby for Turner, she would love to become a full-time manager if the dogs became famous enough. “I’m not stay-at-home, I can’t afford that luxury yet, but maybe one day,” she states.
Be sure to follow all these dogs on Instagram for a timeline full of furry smiles!