German Shepherds are the second most popular dog in the United States.
Only the Labrador surpasses the German Shepherd in the popularity stakes.
These elegant but powerful animals are medium-to-large sized dogs that play a big role in modern society.
The military and police call upon German Shepherds in the line of duty, while another function of GSD is as service animals.
There have been a number of famous German Shepherds, including movie star Rin-Tin-Tin and the first blind eye dog Buddy.
But what German Shepherds merit a follow on social media?
Here is are 22 German Shepherds that are worth a follow on Instagram if you want to learn more about the breed.
22) Freja (@wanderwithfreja) – 16,800 followers
Freja (@wanderwithfreja) is described as a Nordic goddess on her profile. This German Shepherd lives in Sweden. She’s a two-year old with a long coat. You can follow along her many adventures in this rugged European country.
21) Lauren’s Pack (@laurens_pack) – 33,400 followers
Lauren’s Pack (@laurens_pack) features Maverick and his new pack mate Watson. Maverick is a long-coated German Shepherd who is a star on TikTok as well as Instagram. Watson is a recent arrival and he’s a Newfoundland pup. You can read our interview with Lauren about her dogs here.
20) Moki and Lance (@mokimeetsworld) – 21,000 followers
Moki and Lance (@mokimeetsworld) are long coated German Shepherds with over 21,000 followers on the social media platform Instagram. Not bad going! You get two for the price of one on this account because Moki has a pack mate called Lance, who is GSD with a beautiful white markings on his muzzle and chest.
19) Lola (@pawsofshire) – 38,600 followers
Next up we’ve got Lola (@pawsofshire). She’s a German Shepherd who has a soft spot for Hull, Yorkshire and Shropshire. While you can find stunning photos of Lola on Instagram, this social media savvy GSD has over 500,000 TikTok fans. You can find her mom’s brilliant interview about the German Shepherd breed here.
18) Phoenix (@ren_n_phoenix) – 52,600 followers
Phoenix (@ren_n_phoenix) is a German Shepherd pup following in the footsteps of Rex. For those who have been on TikTok for a while, you may have encountered Rex. Unfortunately he passed away in 2020 but Phoenix is carrying on his legacy on Instagram and TikTok.
17) Mimi (@mimi_the_gsd) – 31,400 followers
We’re heading back to the UK to meet Mimi (@mimi_the_gsd). She’s a rescue German Shepherd who is living her best life. Mimi is sure to make you smile, especially with photos like the one above. This British doggo has over 25,000 followers.
16) Beau and Bosley (@mr_beau_and_bosley) – 35,700 followers
What’s better than one German Shepherd? Two German Shepherds of course! You get just that if you follow Beau and Bosely (@mr_beau_and_bosley). Beau is a regal-looking German Shepherd coming up on 10 years old. His partner in crime, Bosley, is five years younger and is happy to admit that he is cute (and he knows it!). If you haven’t seen them wearing bear ears, you’ll want to!
15) Benson (@bestboybenson) – 59,900 followers
Benson (@bestboybenson) provides his 59,900 plus followers with daily photos of the best boy on Instagram. Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Benson has lots of fun adventures to keep his followers entertained and smiling.
14) Murray and Jake (@murray_thegsd) – 36,600 followers
Murray (@murray_thegsd) is a liver and tan German Shepherd with a black Labrador Retriever sibling called Jake. You’d be forgiven for thinking Murray was a lion, not a dog. Almost three years old, Murray can be found exploring the beautiful, natural landscapes of Montana. With over 36,000 followers, Murray is a stunning example of a German Shepherd.
13) Cairo (@cairo_sable_gsd) – 37,700 followers
Cairo (@cairo_sable_gsd) is another example of a German Shepherd rescue dog. Closing in on six years old, Cairo has nearly 37,700 followers on the photo and video-sharing app. Cairo is based in Nebraska after she was rescued from Las Vegas.
12) Anya (@anyathegsd) – 84,100 followers
Next up we’ve got a smart German Shepherd called Anya (@anyathegsd). This clever lady as a Yorkimo called Cookie for company. There’s no shortage of fun content on her Instagram page to make you smile along with over 84,000 others.
11) Kaos (@absolute_kaos1) – 145,000 followers
This is the only kind of chaos we like. Kaos (@absolute_kaos1) is a male long coat German Shepherd based in Australia. He seems to be a very sociable dog with lots of canine companions. You’ll often find Kaos at the beach.
10) Jerry (@themuybueno) – 58,500 followers
Jerry (@themuybueno) is another German Shepherd based in Austin, Texas. This dog-dad duo have nearly 60,000 followers on Instagram. We like their light-hearted content. Although let’s be clear, it’s Jerry’s world, the rest of us are just living in it.
9) Enzo (@enzo.swe) – 90,900 followers
It’s time to meet our second Swedish German Shepherd in this feature. Enzo (@enzo.swe) is a two-year old living in the Nordic country. You can find Enzo exploring all sorts of terrain in the European country, snapping amazing photos along the way.
8) Lucas (@theneighbourhoodwolf) – 74,500 followers
This German Shepherd will certainly standout. Lucas (@theneighbourhoodwolf) is a black GSD with a striking appearance. Based in Nova Scotia, Canada, Lucas loves to live life and make memories. You’d be forgiven for thinking Lucas is a black panther rather than a German Shepherd. It is easy to see why this elegant and sleek 12-year-old dog has 72,400 followers.
7) Grizzly Bane (@grizzly.bane) – 122,000 followers
You’ll often find Grizzly Bane (@grizzly.bane) with his dog mom Carol. They’re a double act living in Texas. If you want to witness a bond between dog and mom grow and flourish, you’ll enjoy Bane’s account along with 122,000 others.
6) Chewie and Jax (@chewie.jax.the.gsds) – 121,000 followers
Chewie and Jax (@chewie.jax.the.gsds) are two long-coated German Shepherds based in Queensland. This handsome duo have nearly 121,000 followers on Instagram. It’s not hard to see why given their fun personalities. Anyone want to play frisbee?
5) Charlie (@charlie_theblackshepherd) – 282,000 followers
Charlie (@charlie_theblackshepherd) is a good boy in training. While Charlie is perfecting his good behaviour, his mom is training to be a vet. So Charlie can have peace of mind knowing that he’s in good hands. Charlie has over 282,000 followers on the photo-sharing app.
4) Strider (@strider.gsd) – 204,000
We’re at number four on our list and we’ve finally met a German Shepherd living in the breed’s country of origin. Strider (@strider.gsd) is a two-year old GSD with no shortage of fun photo and video content to feast your eyes on. Strider is close to hitting the 204,000 milestone.
3) Logan (@logantheshepherd) – 194,000 followers
We’re almost at the end of our feature and next up we’ve got Logan (@logantheshepherd). He appears to be a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a German Shepherd. Named after the X-Men character, Logan likes to give his 194,000 followers a glimpse into his adventures.
2) Jade (@jadethesablegsd) – 320,000 followers
Jade (@jadethesablegsd) may have 320,000 Instagram followers but she’s got 525,000 Facebook fans. This is a German Shepherd with serious social media game. You can usually find Jade with her sibling Jasper.
1) Max and Murph (@max.and.murph) – 452,000 followers
We’ve reached the end of our German Shepherd feature. Max (@max.and.murph) is the most popular GSD that we could find on Instagram with nearly half a million followers. Max is a German Shepherd and Murph is a Golden Retriever.