oday is International Dog Day, and in celebration, the pet brand Webbox has collated five of the most popular pup profiles on Instagram to bring a little puppy love to your Instagram feed.
According to research by the brand, 97% of people found their pets cheered them up when they were feeling low and 75% of people feel pets boost their physical and mental health.
So why not fill your feed with a few Insta-famous furry friends for a guaranteed smile next time you scroll?
Here are a collection of Instagram’s most famous pooches.
Jiffpom, an LA-based 12-year-old Pomeranian, is the most followed dog on the internet and holds Guinness World Records for his social media following, as well as his incredible talent for walking on two legs – not just an incredibly pretty face.
Seeming almost too cute to be true, Jiffpom was rumoured to be a fake! However many fans, including celebs such as Katy Perry and Ariana Grande, have met the social media star and can confirm that no one is being dog-fished, Jiffpom is the real deal and sure to bring a smile to your Insta feed.
2. Doug the pug
Doug the Pug, winner of two People’s Choice Animal Star awards, is a little dog with a big heart. His grid features dress-up photos, singalongs with his owner and crazy dog massage techniques such as ‘How to give your dog a croissant massage’.
Doug is also a canine with a cause and has established the Doug The Pug Foundation, bringing joy and support to children battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. For a feel-good follow, Doug the Pug is your man.
Next up is the majestic Maru, a Shiba Inu who lives and works in Japan.
Never without his heart-melting smile, Maru makes friends everywhere he goes. He has his very own merchandise store, covering everything from socks to sushi bowls but still finds time for his fans, posting adorable goodnight and good morning messages every day, without fail. If that kind of commitment is something you need in your feed, make sure to follow Maru.
4. Bulldog Blogger
Doggy dress-up isn’t for everyone but if you are a fan of fancy dress then Bulldog Blogger has to be your next follow. Russian-born English bulldog, Karamelka takes dog dress-up to the next level with outfits ranging from Darth Vadar to Harry Potter, not to mention leprechauns for St Patrick’s Day, ski suits for the winter and a casual cowboy in collaboration with Rockstar Games. Every picture quite literally tells a story, with Karamelka outlining her costume character’s story in the caption of each post. For content that’s anything but samey, hit up Bulldog Blogger.
If your feed is missing pics of a pup looking constantly worried, awkward and uncomfortable, then meet Tuna the Chiweenie. This chihuahua-dachshund crossbreed is unconventionally cute and his awkward little smile is sure to keep you scrolling for more. His Insta bio reads: ‘If you could use a little bit of joy & laughter, you’ve come to the right place!’ and that pretty much sums it up.