It’s no secret that Britain loves dogs.
The United Kingdom is a nation of dog lovers, which is reflected in the many canines that can be found all over the country.
Although places such as California are renowned for being dog friendly, London is just as welcoming as some big American cities with a plethora of options for pet parents.
The rise in popularity of Instagram has inevitably led to some dogs achieving social star status on the photo-sharing app.
Instagram provides a platform for these famous pooches to spread awareness about a breed, shine a spotlight on beautiful areas of the country or help give information about dog friendly hotels, pubs and restaurants.
In this article, we’ve taken a look at some British dogs that are causing a stir on Instagram. From Dalmatians to Labradors, Alaskan Klee Kai to Siberian Huskies, and Wolfdogs to French Bulldogs, here are some UK dogs (in no particular order) that you need to follow on Instagram.
You can follow our dogs Copper and Skye on Instagram here (@lifewithkleekai).
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21) The Girl Pack (@blackwhite.gold) – 47,200 followers
The Girl Pack (@blackwhite.gold) is made up of Ella (Golden Retriever), Dolly (Cocker Spaniel) and Jeanie (Border Collie Poodle mix). The gorgeous trio have been featured three times on Instagram’s page. With a photographer mom, their profile is awash with original and thoughtful photos in a variety of different locations. You can read out interview with The Girl Pack here.
20) Sally the Samoyed (@scotlandwithfluffywolf) – 33,100 followers
Exploring Scotland with her mom Claire, Sally the Samoyed (@scotlandwithfluffywolf) loves to take photos while leaving behind only her paw prints. This environmentally conscious Samoyed has nearly 33,100 followers on Instagram. If you’re looking for tips on how to replicate Sally’s beautiful photos on her Instagram profile, check out Claire’s hacks on how to snap better photos of your dog.
19) Layla the White Boxer (@laylathewhiteboxerdog) – 42,800 followers
Layla (@laylathewhiteboxerdog) has a simple philosophy for life: prance, pounce and play. The white Boxer lives by her motto, with an abundance of snaps on her Instagram page of this beautiful lady having fun. It’s little wonder the Merseyside Boxer has over 42,000 followers on the photo-sharing app.
18) Dolly Pawton (@dolly_pawton) – 144,000 followers
One of the biggest British dogs on Instagram in terms of following, Dolly Pawton (@dolly_pawton) is a little Chihuahua based in London. This elegant lady is an expert when it comes to fashion, travel and lifestyle. Dolly is an activist within the LGBT community. She’s even got her own column in Marie Claire.
17) Lilliput the Maltese (@lilliput.the.maltese) – 182,000 followers
Another little dog with a sizeable following is Lilliput (@lilliput.the.maltese). A vain and needy model dog, Lilliput has been featured in BBC, River Island and NowTV ads. She’s mixed with celebrities such as Kevin Hart, Pet Shop Boys and James Middleton. You can check out her showreel on his Instagram page where he’s got 182,000 followers.
16) Cosmo (@the.adventures.of.cosmo) – 8,970 followers
If you’re looking to go an adventure in Britain, Cosmo (@the.adventures.of.cosmo) could be the account for you. With a lot of experience when it comes to camping outside, Cosmo can be spotted in the beautiful British countryside. This stunning Dalmatian is closing in on 10,000 followers on Instagram – and it comes as no surprise to us with an array of perfectly composed photos.
15) Riley and Bailey (@goldenriley_) – 33,100 followers
If you love Golden Retrievers, you’ll want to follow Riley and Bailey (@goldenriley). They’re two Golden Retrievers who like a little rough and tumble. These English dogs aren’t afraid to get their paws dirty or wet. Their collection of goofy photos will put a smile on your face. They’re already brightening the Instagram feeds of over 33,100 people.
14) Lady Belle of Berkeley (@ladybelleofberkeley) – 8,400 followers
Our first Dachshund on this list so far, Lady Belle of Berkeley (@ladybelleofberkeley) has quite the title. She may be small but she’s full of sass. Living in the Cotswolds, Lady Belle shines a spotlight on this beautiful part of England. Given her mom is a professional photographer, you can expects lot of gorgeous photos of the Cotswolds if you follow this Sausage Dog’s adventures.
13) Spaniel Life (@spaniellife) – 27,400 followers
Living their best life exploring England as a Spaniel family, Severus and Lily (@spaniellife) can satisfy your cravings to see Spaniel photos. They’re looking to shine a light on dog friendly travel and adventure in Britain and beyond. With some human and hound styling, there’s also a fashion element to their account. With over 27,000 followers, Severus and Lily are Spaniels with social star status.
12) Roman (@roman.around.scotland) – 14,500 followers
Our second Scottish representative on this breakdown of the best British dogs to follow on Instagram, Roman (@roman.around.scotland) loves the great outdoors. This half white-faced Border Collie poses for photos of his adventures around Scotland. If you’re looking to learn more about Scotland, this is the account for you.
11) Ramsey (@bluestaffy) – 250,000 followers
Looking to shed light on the true nature of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Ramsey (@bluestaff) has the perfect platform to spread his message with over 250,000 followers. This blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier lives in England. He’s proven adept at K9 Aqua Sports thanks to his athletic physique.
10) Skye and Copper (@lifewithkleekai) – 20,800 followers
Two Alaskan Klee Kai living in London, Copper and Skye (@lifewithkleekai) are adjusting to life in the English capital after leaving behind the Californian sun. Providing a glimpse into the big personalities of this Alaskan breed, Copper and Skye are very talkative. Stars of @hello.bark, this Klee Kai duo love to explore London just as much as they like to fight over toys during wet British days.
9) Noodle (@noodlethedachshund) – 24,900 followers
Living in west London, Noodle (@noodlethedachshund) is a mini Dachshund exploring the English capital. With a catchy hashtag of her own (#oodleswithnoodle), nearly 25,000 people are keeping tabs on her adventures. Her adorable close up photos will bring a smile to your face.
8) Alfie Bear (@_alfiebear) – 27,000 followers
Two Springer Spaniels looking to discuss all issues related to dogs on their blog, Alfie Bear and Bonnie (@_alfiebear) have 27,000 followers on their Instagram page. They love to go on adventures together. If you like to explore new parts of England and you’re curious about dog friendly locations, you’ll want to check out their blog.
7) Hobbit Paws (@hobbitpaws) – 2,800 followers
If you love Shetland Sheepdogs then you’ll want to check out Hobbit Paws (@hobbitpaws). They’re a pack of seven Shetland Sheepdogs and an Alaskan Klee Kai exploring the islands of Shetland (and beyond). Anyone with a dog will know how it is to get one pup to pose – don’t mind eight sitting still for the camera.
6) Navas Huskies (@navas_huskies) – 53,600 followers
Swapping seven Shetland Sheepdogs (and a Klee Kai), we’ve got five “crazy” Siberian Huskies up next. Sully Navas (@navas_huskies) is a pack of five made up of Sully, Bella, Skye, Indiana and Boo. The quintet will keep you amused with their daily adventures. You can check out their interview with us here.
5) Chunki (@chunkithefrenchie) – 17,500 followers
A list of famous British dogs wouldn’t be complete without a French Bulldog. Chunki (@chunkithefrenchie) is a London boi with a handsome face that you won’t forget in a hurry. Chunki has fun exploring the English capital, stopping off for the occasional doggy beer.
4) Vulric (@wolfdog_of_london) – 25,600 followers
A Czechoslovakian Wolfdog living in the city of London, Vulric (@wolfdog_of_london) is spreading the word about Wolfdogs. A breed that needs a lot of training, you can check out Vulric’s impromptu training sessions on the London Underground and other spots in the English capital. When he’s not in the city, he can be found exploring the British countryside.
3) Hugo and Urusla (@hugoandursula) – 51,700 followers
A Golden Retriever duo living in London, Hugo and Huxley (@hugoandursula) are big characters who love to pose for a photo with their mom Ursula. If you’re looking for your daily dose of crazy/cute, you won’t be disappointed if you follow this trio like nearly 52,000 other people on Instagram.
2) Husky Mika (@huskymika) – 61,700 followers
Mika (@huskymika) is a British Siberian Husky with over 61,000 followers on Instagram. Her profile documents the life of this diva Husky. With a big smile that will win you over, Mika has piercing blue eyes that’ll take your breath away.
1) Boris and Doug (@boris.and.doug) – 76,100 followers
Boris and Doug (@boris.and.doug) are a Dalmatian and fox red Labrador duo based in Scarborough, England. They can be found galloping along the sandy beaches of the coastal town. Brothers from other mothers, they love snuggles, exploring and biscuits. These full-time good boys recently spoke to helloBARK! – and you can check out their interview here.