Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world.
So it’s only natural that these beautiful Goldens should also prove to be massive hits on social media.
In fact, Golden Retrievers are the sixth-most popular breed on Instagram behind some other favourites such as French Bulldogs, Chihuahuas and Pugs.
With their trademark smiles and devoted personalities, it’s little wonder that there’s over 20 million photos under the Golden Retriever hashtag.
You may be familiar with some big Golden Retriever accounts such as
@tuckerbudzyn, @wat.ki and @lizzie.bear.
But we’re going to take you through 20 Golden Retrievers to follow on Instagram.
20) Kona Bear (@goldenkonabear) – 52,000 followers
Kona Bear (@goldenkonabear) is a Golden Retriever aptly living in Golden in Colorado, USA. If you’re looking to get a taste of life with a Golden Retriever in one of the most beautiful states in America, you won’t go too far wrong with Kona’s account!
19) Nala (@adventuringwithnala) – 53,300 followers
Moving to another stunning US state, we’ve got Nala (@adventuringwithnala). This smiling Golden Retriever lives in Utah. You soak up her array of adventure and action shots. If you like this type of photography, Nala will certain satisfy your wanderlust.
18) Waterfront Golden Retrievers (@waterfrontgoldens) – 61,000 followers
If you really want your Golden Retriever fill, you could do a lot worse than follow Waterfront Golden Retrievers (@waterfrontgoldens). They’re four water obsessed Golden Retrievers who have a special relationship with tennis balls. These four cuddlers are named Hopper, ZuZu, Dottie and Frey. They’ve also got a TikTok account!
17) Molson and Maple (@molsonandmaple) – 71,500 followers
Molson and Maple (@molsonandmaple) are two Golden Retriever siblings who are six months apart in age. They live in Orlando, Florida. This Golden duo appear to be inseparable judging by their Instagram feed. They’ve got over 71,000 followers on the photo-sharing app.
16) Ellie, Layla and Booker (@goldens.unleashed) – 88,000 followers
Moving to the Pacific Northwest now, we’ve got Ellie, Layla and Booker (@goldens.unleashed). They’re three Golden Retrievers who like to explore the absolutely stunning beauty of the region. Whether they’re at the beach, on a hike, posing next to some tulips or chilling in the woods, they always look impeccable.
15) Fozzcook (@fozzcook) – 89,200 followers
Fozzcook (@fozzcook) have quite the collection of pets. Cricket is a Golden Retriever living with an array of other animals, including Larry the Tortoise. Their unlikely friendship has even been transformed into story books.
14) Rusty Rodas (@rustyrodas) – 100,000 followers
Next up we’ve got an adopted shelter dog seeking to spread positivity and encourage kindness. Rusty Rodas (@rustyrodas) believes kindness is contagious. We love the positive vibes on this account. There’s no doubt your day will be a little brighter after checking out Roda!
13) Brinkley the Golden (@brinkleygolden_official) – 111,000 followers
Have you met The Kardashian of Golden Retrievers? Well today is your lucky day. Meet Brinkley the Golden (@brinkleygolden_official). Here’s a few things to know about Brinkley: he likes swimming, pizza, tennis balls and cuddles with Mr Bear.
12) Google (@googlegoldendorado) – 111,000 followers
Google (@googlegoldendorado) is a happy boy with over 100,000 followers on Instagram. He describes himself as lazy, cuddly, clumsy and always hungry. Very relatable! His big smile will make you smile!
11) Chief Pups Marshall and Theo (@chiefpups) – 117,000 followers
Need a lawyer? Well we’ve got two Golden Retriever lawyer pups up next. The evidence clearly shows that Chief Pups Marshall and Theo (@chiefpups) are two popular Golden Retrievers. They’ve got nearly 120,000 fans on Instagram!
10) Hugo, Huxley and Ursula (@hugoandursula) – 127,000 followers
We’re heading to London to meet two of England’s funniest Golden Retrievers. Hugo and Huxley (@hugoandursula) will put a smile on your face with their goofy antics. Fortunately for us, their personalities are captured perfectly by their dog photographer mom Ursula.
9) Champ and Charlie (@champandcharlie) – 129,000 followers
Champ and Chester (@champandcharlie) are two adorable Golden Retrievers. They’re following in the footsteps of Champ, who went to doggie heaven last year. Champ and Chester have nearly 130,000 fans who follow their daily adventures in Columbus, Ohio.
8) Kylo and Vader (@kylo_and_vader) – 130,000 followers
Moving to Perth in Western Australia, we’ve got Kylo and Vader (@kylo_and_vader) the Golden Retrievers. Over 130,000 people have joined the dark side by following their lives on the photo-sharing app. This cute duo will melt your heart.
7) Maui (@maui_thegoldenpup) – 169,000 followers
Maui (@maui_thegoldenpup) is a Golden Retriever living in Chicago with his sister Ruby the Corgi. Maui is fond of a derp or two, which makes for entertaining viewing if you’re a dog fan! He’s got nearly 170,000 followers on Instagram.
6) Scout (@scoutgoldenretriever) – 192,000 followers
Do you want some free hugs? Well Scout (@scoutgoldenretriever) is your dog. He’s a therapy dog with a mission to make the world a better place one “free hug” at a time. You may have to join a queue judging by his huge following on Instagram.
5) Chester (@chasin_chester) – 200,000 followers
Chester (@chasin_chester) has quite the social media pawprint. You can follow Chester on TikTok, Facebook and YouTube. This LA-based Golden Retriever has the floofiest face that you just want to squeeze.
4) Glee (@goldens_glee) – 314,000 followers
Another Golden Retriever with a positive mission is Glee (@goldens_glee). This furry pooch is looking to spread joy, whether it’s in real life or on social media. Glee’s pawrents have even started a free happiness routine for dog moms and dads.
3) Lizzie and Bear (@lizzie.bear) – 400,000 followers
Lizzie and Bear (@lizzie.bear) are perhaps one of the most famous Golden Retriever accounts on Instagram. They’re two Golden Retrievers spreading happiness one photo at a time. Living in Ontario, Canada, Lizzie and Bear have amassed a dedicated following of 400,000.
2) Watson and Kiko (@wat.ki) – 918,000 followers
Another hugely popular Golden Retriever account and one you’ve probably encountered if you follow dogs on Instagram is (@wat.ki). Watson and Kiko are the stars of the show. They’re two Golden Retriever brothers roaming the world spreading joy through every adventure.
1) Tucker (@tuckerbudzyn) – 2.2 million followers
Last but by no means least is the most followed Golden Retriever on Instagram. Tucker (@tuckerbudzyn) has 2.2 million followers on the photo-sharing app. It’s easy to see why when you see his larger than life personality shine through on his IG page.