Many people join Instagram to follow celebrities but some famous dogs have attracted huge fanbases that some film and sports stars can only dream of.
Jiffpom has the biggest following of any dog on Instagram with a staggering nine million users signed up for his posts. That’s comfortably more than Tom Brady.
There’s no shortage of options for those looking to get their dog fix on the social media app.
Whether you want cute photos of dogs, canines that like to explore the outdoors or professionally styled pet photos, there’s something for everyone.
Each breed tends to have its own Instagram star, like Doug the Pug or Jiff the Pomeranian.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the best dog Instagram accounts as of 2020.
Loki the Wolfdog (@loki) – 2 million followers
Loki is a Wolfdog (@loki) with over 2 million followers on Instagram. Loki currently live outside of Denver, Colorado with his owner Kelly Lund. Together, Loki and Kelly love new adventures and to explore new places. Loki’s bio poses a philosophical question: “Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?” There’s something peaceful about watching Loki’s adventures in all manner of landscapes.
Pavlov the Corgi (@pavlovthecorgi)- 109,000 followers
Pavlov The Corgi (@pavlovthecorgi) is a Corgi with a big internet presence. He’s the star of the number one dog meme page on Instagram @palovmemes. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has over 109,000 followers on the photo-sharing app. If you’re looking for a Corgi with a sense of humour, this is the account for you.
Doug the Pug (@itsdougthepug) – 3.8m followers
The self professed King of Pop Culture, Doug the Pug (@itsdougthepug) is one of the original social media stars of the dog world. Doug may be little but his personality is larger than life. He’s closing in on 4 million followers on Instagram with his own website with Doug the Pug apparel available to buy.
Squid the Griff (@squidthegriff) – 289,000 followers
A relatively new pup to Instagram fame, Squid the Griff (@squidthegriff) has been proving that big things come in small packages since 2017. The black Brussel Griffon has 373,000 followers on Instagram who follow his adventures in Australia. This is a dog who knows how to strike a pose.
Menswear Dog (@mensweardog) – 373,000 followers
If you’re looking for a dog with great fashion sense, look no further than Bodhi aka Menswear Dog (@mensweardog). Bodhi considers himself the most stylish dog in the world. Over 373,000 people agree with this Shiba Inu. If you want fashion tips for yourself or your pooch, following Menswear Dog is a must.
Tuna Melts My Heart (@tunameltsmyheart) – 2 million followers
Another pooch that has been a star of Instagram for quite some time is Tuna (@tunameltsmyheart). He’s been providing a little bit of joy and laughter in the lives of his 2 million followers for a while now. While his main account is sure to put a smile on your face, he’s also got a design and travel Instagram page to provide dog owners with piratical tips and travel destinations for you and your pup.
Marnie The Dog (@marniethedog) – 1.9 million followers
Closing in on the 2 million milestone is Marnie The Dog (@marniethedog). This 17-year-old Shih Tzu was adopted at the age of 11. Six years later, she’s got one of the biggest followings of any dog on Instagram. She’s an advocate for rescuing dogs – especially when it comes to adopting senior dogs.
Norbert the Dog (@norbertthedog) – 784,000 followers
Norbert the Dog (@norbertthedog) is a three pound registered therapy dog, author and philanthropist. Norbert is a volunteer at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California. This Chihuahua, Cair Terrier and Lhasa Apso mix has a big heart. His name is inspired by the dragon from the Harry Potter series.
Jiffpom – 9 million followers
Jiffpom (@jiffpom) is truly a social star. The Pomeranian has a staggering nine million followers on Instagram. His website describes him as the most famous animal in the world with over 30 million followers across all social media channels. He’s a three-time Guinness World Record holder. You can follow Jiffpom on Instagram, Tik Tok, YouTube, PopJam and Snapchat.
Maya the Samoyed (@mayapolarbear) – 1.6 million followers
Maya the Samoyed (@mayapolarbear) is a Samoyed living in Germany. She’s the most famous Samoyed on Instagram. The three-year old has over one and a half million followers on the social media platform. Whether she’s chewing through a watermelon or balancing treats on her nose, Maya will put a smile on your face.
Tonkey Bear (@bearcoat_tonkey) – 343,000 followers
Tonkey Bear (@bearcoat_tonkey) is a Shar-Pei with over 340,000 fans on Instagram. If you’re looking for cute photos, you’ve come to the right place. With the distinctive Shar-Pei face, Tonkey Bear looks more like a teddy bear than a dog. Tonkey Bear can be found with his best friend Maxi, who is a rescue pup. Tonkey is all the more unique as he sports a bear coat, which is rare amongst Shar-Pei.
Sprout (@brussels.sprout) – 134,000 followers
Another Brussel Griffon with attitude is Sprout (@brussels.sprout). He’s just a dog trying to make it in the hustle and “Brussel” of New York City. Sprout is doing a good job with 134,000 followers on Instagram. This two-year old smooth coated Brussels Griffon loves sweater weather, brunch and giving back to less fortunate dogs.
Rafael Mantesso (@rafaelmantesso) – 603,000 followers
The most famous Bull Terrier on Instagram is without doubt Jimmy (@rafaelmantesso). His dad Rafael is a photographer who has cleverly put together an Instagram account that is thinking outside the box. If you love art and dogs, you can’t go wrong with Jimmy’s account. He’s got over 600,000 followers on Instagram.
Lizzie and Ally (lizzie.bear) – 362,000 followers
Two Golden Retrievers sharing the love on Instagram are Lizzie and Ally (@lizzie.bear). Their Mom Fran is a self-taught photographer. Her two main subjects are Lizzie and Ally. These beautiful Golden dogs have amassed a following of over 360,000 on Instagram. If you want to learn more about dog photography, you should check out their profile.
Freya (@freyaeverafter_) – 373,000 followers
Freya (@freyaeverafter_) is just one part of a larger crew. Freya’s owner Rupa has four dogs, two horses, four birds and a cat named Everest. Although the account is named after this beautiful Great Dane, there is an abundance of gorgeous photos of a variety of pets and wildlife.
Acoustic Trench (@acoustictrench) – 822,000 followers
If dogs and music are your two passions in life, you may want to consider following Acoustic Trent (@acoustictrench). Trench, a musician, is joined by his loyal furry sidekick Maple. Together, they’ve created a large catalogue of videos online. If you want to support this independent, unsigned artist, you can check out Acoustic Trent on Patreon.
Ripley (@glam_and_growl) – 237,000 followers
Ripley (@glam_and_growl) is Instagram’s most popular Alaskan Klee Kai. She even has more followers than Sophie Turner’s two Klee Kai. Ripley describes herself as 11 pounds of scary. Her Mom is @mykie and confuse this lady Alaskan Klee Kai for a male at your peril.
Minnie and Max the Pugs (@minniemaxpugs) – 113,000 followers
Minnie and Max the Pugs (@minniemaxpugs) are head-tilting pugs extraordinaire. They’ve got 113,000 followers on Instagram but their Facebook fanbase is in excess of 1.3 million. They’ve been featured on Jay Leno, Ellen, Regis & Kelly, GMA, and Animal Planet. Their advocates of Pug Rescue!
Manny the Frenchie (@manny_the_frenchie) – 1.1 million followers
Next up we’ve got the world’s most followed French Bulldog Manny (@manny_the_frenchie). With his own foundation called Manny the Frenchie Foundation, this French Bulldog wants to help children struggling with illness to homeless pets that need a forever home. Dubbed the “philanthro-Pup”, Manny sprinkles a little bit of sunshine on 1.1 million people on Instagram.
Maya the Mini Dachshund (@mayathedox) – 172,000 followers
Maya the Mini Dachshund (@mayathedox) is a long-haired Doxie with over 170,000 followers on Instagram. With her own dog fashion label called Sassy Woof, Maya has an eye for design. She’s got a big brother called Winston to keep her on her toes.