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 Yorkiepoos to Cavapoochon, here are 21 Instagram dogs based in London who can brighten you social feed.
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20) Copper and Skye The Alaskan Klee Kai (@lifewithkleekai) – 22,800 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 20,000 followers that are keeping tabs on these Mini Huskies as they explore London sights such as Tower Bridge, St Paul’s and Millennium Bridge.
19) Vulric @wolfdog_of_london – 20,7000 followers
From mini wolves to Wolfdogs, 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!
18) Winston, Twiggy and Cindy (@iggyfamily) – 19,200 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 20,000 people are following their adventures around the English capital.
17) Bun (@bun_thesausagedog) – 28,500 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 30,000 followers on Instagram who track his daily exploits in the big smoke.
16) Winston (@winnythecorgi) – 73,000 followers
A self professed flirt, be careful because Winston (@winnythecorgi) could steal your heart. With puns and derp faces up his sleeve, it’s hardly surprising that this dapper Pembroke Welsh Corgi has over 73,000 followers on Instagram. With a Mom who is a dog photographer, he’s got no shortage of great snaps on his profile.
15) Hugo and Ursula (@hugoandursula) – 43,000 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.
14) Marley (@mister_squishalicious) – 69,000 followers
Your daily ray of sunshine, Marly (@mister_squishalicious) is a French Bulldog with quite the following on Instagram. “Made in heaven” but living in London, he’s got quite a few hobbies, including chasing squirrels. He likes to relax with belly rubs – or just snoozing. Marly’s living his best life!
13) Rupert The Cattle Dog (@dogslifeinlondon) – 10,900 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.
12) Chunki the French Bulldog (@chunkithefrenchie) – 17,300 followers
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Another French Bulldog rocking London with their unique fashion sense is Chunki (@chunkithefrenchie). The fawn French Bulldog is often sporting a t-shirt with a catchy slogan, or rocking a stylish harness. With over 17,000 followers on Instagram, Chunki has a lot of fellow pooches following his fashion trends.
11) Marcel Le Corgi (@lecorgi) – 107,000 followers
Arguably the most famous London dog, Prince Hairy of Wales, that’s Marcel Le Corgi (@lecorgi) to you and I, has over 100,000 fans on Instagram. This isn’t just any old ordinary Corgi, though. Marcel has quite the resume: he’s a travel and food critic.
10) Stewie Sinclair (@stewiesinclair) – 10,600 followers
Desinger dogs are becoming more and more popular around London. Stewie Sinclair (@stewiesinclair) is a beautiful Yorkiepoo – that’s a Yorkie and Poodle mix. Stewie became a TV star when he featured on Netflix show, “Six Puppies and Us’ in 2018. He likes to mix with some British stars for photoshoots, too.
9) Tuna (@tunathelongdog) – 23,600 followers
More Dachshunds up next! Tuna and Marlow (@tunathelongdog) are two long-haired Doxies that add a dash of sparkle to the English capital. These two London ladies brighten the Instagram feed of nearly 24,000 people, helping us to forget about those dark and cold days in winter.
8) Bear (@excusemypom) – 10,400 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.
7) Lloyd (@allabouutlloyd_) – 8,741 followers
We’ve got to number eight 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 10k mark.
6) Toast (@toast_thepug) – 23,200 followers
We’ve got to number six and we’ve had French Bulldogs but no Pugs. Well Toast (toast_thepug) is worth the wait. This handsome fawn Pug has over 23,000 followers on the photo-sharing app. It’s no surprise Toast has so many fans – a quick glance at his Instagram feed will have you smiling at this cute little fella.
5) Ernie (@ernieoodle) – 10,200 followers
The second designer breed to feature on our London dog list, 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 10,000 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!
4) Zeus (@london_malamute) – 1,597 followers
We’ve had Alaskan Klee Kai but what about sled dog breeds? Well Zeus the Malamute (@london_malamute) 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 2,000 followers.
3) Milo (@milo_the_rhodesian_ridgeback) – 5,392 followers
We love Rhodesian Ridgebacks so we had to include Milo (@milo_the_rhodesian_ridgeback). He’s from Prague but living in the English capital. This beautiful dog is loving life in the English capital as he poses in front of castles and other British architecture – both old and new.
2) 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.
1) Puggy Smalls (@thepuggysmalls) – 108,000
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 110,000 people are tuning in to his profile to see his capers around the English capital.