It’s the Year of the Dog! Here are 15 Pups You Should be Following on Instagram
They probably have more followers than you do.
Happy Chinese New Year! On Friday, February 16th, we officially enter into the Year of the Dog. (Which we’re pretty sure is the best year in the Chinese zodiac calendar.) You can celebrate by buying a Prada Chihuahua pouch or a Tiffany Yorkie charm — or you can surround yourself with man’s best friend by following a bunch of doggos on social media. Instagram is full of baby-voice-worthy pups of all shapes, sizes and ages: dogs who wear Supreme, eat brunch and have book deals, PR agents and celebrity BFFs. If you aren’t following these puppies already, then you’re doing Instagram wrong.
Born in Ontario but based in Brooklyn, you can catch this famed goldendoodle (read: golden retriever and poodle mix) getting his burger fix at In-N-Out, catching up with friends over sushi and pumping iron at the gym.
According to Jiff the pomeranian’s website, “Jiff is an extremely talented Movie Actor / Model who is available for Television, Commercials, Films as well as live appearances.” Sure, he looks cute, but with 4.3 million Instagram followers, an app on iTunes and a cameo in Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” music video, Jiff means serious business.
This fluffy Edmonton native has over 398,000 followers. Just look at that face! Is she a dog? Is she a muppet? Turns out, she’s a bear coat Shar Pei pup.
Menswear Dog (real name: Bodhi) is an incredibly handsome Shiba Inu, with a better wardrobe than anyone you know. Want to cop a look? Like a *real* fashion blogger, Bodhi tags designers in his curated street style pics.
Toast is a King Charles rescue pup whose Insta bio reads: “She has no teeth like a cute hobo.” This self-declared supermodel pooch stars in a Karen Walker campaign, pens her own weekly column in People Magazine and has her own hardcover style guide.
Love trendy food? Love cute puppies? You’re going to love Popeye: the L.A. stray turned food connoisseur. Someone should turn this rags-to-riches story into a Hollywood movie….
Marnie is the poster child for senior dog adoption. The 15-year-old Shih Tzu was adopted from a shelter at age 11 and has since become one of the most famous doggies on the web. Her famous friends include: James Franco, Joe Jonas, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill and Miley Cyrus.
This well-dressed, well-groomed Maltipoo is the self-professed “Bob Ross of dogs”. With a name like Agador (and a matching hashtag #agadorable), you already know this dog is super-sassy.
Name: Geordi La Corgi (seriously, I’m noy joking). Bio: Athlete, model, food enthusiast (again, not joking). This L.A.-based Corgi is slaying the whole millennial minimalist aesthetic trend and is giving us so many “Corgi butt or bread loaf” moments.
Back in 2009, Boo the Pomeranian became known as the cutest dog in the world. With over 17 million Facebook likes (!!!), Boo introduced the world to the idea of a “viral” pooch. Boo shares an Instagram account with his equally adorable brother, Buddy.
With a notable overbite and recessed jawline, Tuna has captured the hearts of 1.8 million followers. The rescued Chihuahua and Dachshund crossbred is a bonafide Internet celebrity, with a book titled Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog With The Overbite.
You might recognize Maru from that popular doge meme, but the famous Japanese pooch is actually a different Shibu Inu. TIME Magazine named Maru the world’s best dog, which, you know, is a pretty big deal.
Sir Charles Barkley the French Bulldog rocks a lot of swag—and he’s pretty much always smiling about it.
This three-pound Chihuahua mix stands just seven inches high, but he’s making a big impact in his community. Norbert is spreading smiles as an emotional support dog at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.