Nearly 10 per cent of the UK’s dog population live in London.
That equates to almost 312,000 dogs in homes around the English capital, helping commuters to wake up if they’ve missed their alarm or wind down after a long day at work.
With an abundance of open spaces, such as Hyde Park, Greenwich Park and Richmond Park, there’s no shortage of locations to take your pooch for a walk on those rare sunny evenings.
As one of the biggest capitals in the world, it should come as no surprise that London is becoming more dog friendly as cafes, hotels and restaurants open their doors to our beloved pooches.
Whether your a dog owner living in London or hoping to move to the English capital with your pup in toe one day, you’ll want to know the best spots to take your four-legged companion in the vibrant city.
So here’s our breakdown of London dogs that you should be following on Instagram to keep up to date on the latest events and trends in the doggy world around London.
From Alaskan Klee Kai to Alaskan Malamutes, French Bulldogs to Pugs, and Sealyham Terriers to Golden Retrievers, here are 20 Instagram dogs based in London who can brighten you social feed.
20) Teddy (@teddysealyham) – 1,040 followers
One of the less common varieties of Terrier, we’ve got Teddy (@teddysealyham) first up on our list. He’s a Sealyham Terrier living in the capital. He’s “generally a very good boy”. You can find Teddy posing in front of a variety of beauty spots in London.
19) Koda (@kodathecloud) – 3,500 followers
Don’t confuse Koda for a Samoyed or American Eskimo Dog. This little cloud is a male Japanese Spitz. Koda (@kodathecloud) is one of the chief barking officers at pet insurance start up Waggel, whose HQ is based in London. Keep an eye out and you may spot Koda commuting to central London on the week days.
18) Skylar (@skylar_weimaraner) – 6,000 followers
Continuing our feature of some rare dog breeds, we’ve got Skylar (@skylar_weimaraner) next up. She’s a Weimaraner who works as a commercial and fashion dog model. Her account was set up to show the world through Skylar’s eyes. Skylar’s bio proudly declares that all her photos are taken on an iPhone, capturing many special moments.
17) Zeus (@london_malamute) – 8,800 followers
Zeus the Malamute (@london_malamute) is a big dog in the big city. He won’t be found pulling sleds but does have many responsibilities, such as working as a therapy dog, or joining his mom at the office. This London City boy is well on his way to 9,000 followers.
16) Bear (@excusemypom) – 10,300 followers
With a very catchy Instagram handle, Bear (@excusemypom) is a PR friendly Pomeranian living in London. He’s got a simple motto: “all about that nap, yap and crap life”. Living in Peckham, this Sass Queen has just over 10,000 followers on the photo-sharing app.
15) Theo (@litogodfather) – 10,500 followers
Theo (@litogodfather) is a Miniature Pinscher based in London. This charming lady has over 10,000 followers on Instagram. You’ll find Theo working at her dog walking business when she’s not posing in front of the camera.
14) Rupert The Cattle Dog (@dogslifeinlondon) – 11,200 followers
We don’t imagine there are many Cattle Dogs living in the English capital. That’s one reason alone to give Rupert (@dogslifeinlondon) a follow! Rupert gets around – too. His profile boasts photos in front of some of the capital’s famous landmarks, like Tower Bridge and King’s Cross.
13) Ernie (@ernieoodle) – 12,000 followers
Ernie The Cavapoochon (@ernieoodle) is one pup you won’t forget in a hurry. With beautiful red curls with a dash of white on his face and chin, this fluffy little kid strutting around London Town has 12,000 followers following his adventures. A cross between Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bichon Frise and Toy Poodle, Ernie likes to chew, poo and cuddle. Go Ernie!
12) Amelia (@ameliathecav) – 13,300 followers
Championing a dog friendly London, Amelia (@ameliathecav) is a Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who will fill your Instagram feed with elegance and grace. Amelia can be found sampling some of capital’s culinary delights or joining her Momanager Eva on photoshoots around the city. Amelia’s blog was voted in the Top 10 UK Pet Blog in 2017 and 2018. This Cav means business.
11) Lloyd (@allabouutlloyd_) – 18,900 followers
We’ve got to number 11 without encountering one of our favorite breeds: Whippets. Lloyd (@allaboutlloyd_) is an elegant Whippet living in the London Borough of Hackney. His mom Paz’s loves to match photos with Lloyd – these two are powerful fashion duo. It won’t be long before they hit the 20k mark.
10) Chunki the French Bulldog (@chunkithefrenchie) – 22,000 followers
Arsenal fan Chunki (@chunkithefrenchie) is a London-based Frenchie. The fawn French Bulldog is often sporting a t-shirt with a catchy slogan, or rocking a stylish harness. With over 22,000 followers on Instagram, Chunki has a lot of fellow pooches following his fashion trends.
9) Winston, Twiggy and Cindy (@iggyfamily) – 24,100 followers
If you like Italian Greyhounds, then you’ll want to follow Winston, Twiggy and Cindy (@iggyfamily). After all, what’s better than one Italian Greyhound? Three of course. Living it up in London, nearly 24,000 people are following their adventures around the English capital. You can also check out how new addition Flynn is getting along with his Iggy siblings.
8) Luna, Kenai and Zorro (@lunazorrolife) – 24,100 followers
It’s time to feature some adorable rescue dogs. Luna, Zorro and Kenai (@lunazorrolife) are three Romanian Rescue Dogs that enjoy a raw fed diet. Zorro has been awarded Britain’s smiliest dog and it’s easy to see why! Fancy a smile? Follow these adorable dogs along with 24,000 others.
7) Pang Pang (@pangpangthepug) – 24,700 followers
Next up we’ve got Pang Pang (@pangpangthepug) who is a pug based in London. He’s cute and playful and loves a selfie. When Pang Pang isn’t charming dog lovers on Instagram, he is a professional snorer, pug kisser and food lover.
6) Po (@pothefluffychow) – 26,800 followers
Po (@pothefluffychow) often suffers from mistaken identity. Some people think he’s a bear, other confuse him for a four-legged cloud. However, Po is a Chow who rules the house and has plans for world domination. This London pup has nearly 27,000 followers on Instagram.
5) Vulric @wolfdog_of_london – 33,800 followers
Vulric (@wolfdog_of_london) is a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog living in the English capital. A magnificent breed, you’ll be left in awe of the sheer physicality of Vulric. You could spot this Czechoslovakian Wolfdog on Oxford Street or at St Pancras International. Vulric is a dog that you won’t forget!
4) Bun (@bun_thesausagedog) – 35,500 followers
Do you know about the sausage that likes to plod around London? Well said sausage is aptly called Bun (@bun_thesausagedog) and this adorable Dachshund has almost 36,000 followers on Instagram who track his daily exploits in the big smoke.
3) Copper and Skye (@lifewithkleekai) – 48,500 followers
Copper and Skye (@lifewithkleekai) look like Huskies but they’re in fact Alaskan Klee Kai. These two AKK swapped California for London at the start of 2019 and are quickly adapting to life in the English capital. They’ve got nearly 50,000 followers that are keeping tabs on these Mini Huskies as they explore London sights such as Tower Bridge, St Paul’s and Millennium Bridge. They’re the UK’s number one dogs on TikTok with nearly 2 million followers.
2) Hugo and Ursula (@hugoandursula) – 170,000 followers
That brings us nicely onto @hugoandursula. Well, it’s Hugo, Huxley and Ursula now after the duo welcomed an adorable puppy into their pack. Ursula is a dog photographer and she’s found all manner of ways to photograph Hugo and Huxley, whether it’s in costume, out and about or alongside Mom. Since we first featured them on hellobark.com, their following has unsurprisingly grown to 180,000 followers thanks to their hilarious photos.
1) Puggy Smalls (@thepuggysmalls) – 182,000
Puggy Smalls @thepuggysmalls rounds up our feature of Instagram dogs making waves in London. This little dude didn’t choose the Puglife, the Puglife chose him. Nearly 182,000 people are tuning in to his profile to see his capers around the English capital.