Social media has changed the way we process so many things in the world of 2018: politics, friendships, the news, and of course, dogs. We are faced with so much overwhelming information every time we login to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, it’s a relief to block out the bad stuff and just curl up with some pictures of adorable dogs.
But these Instagram stars aren’t just cute pets. They are bonafide social media influencers. Nine dogs on this list have more than one million followers, and even #33 has a whopping 11+ thousand.* You’ll notice these pooches’ humans have secured endorsements from lots of major brands. It’s heartening to see that some of these world-famous hounds use their powers for good, raising money and awareness for rescue organizations.
Prepare for a cuteness overload. From pups that could fit in a teacup to giant Direwolves, this list has something for every dog lover out there. Read on to find your new favorite furry follow!
*Number of Followers as of 1/26/2018
Number of followers: 11.3K
Pumpa is a Chow Chow who is pretty much hooked on playing dress-up. He’s been on Instagram since 2014, but really blew up after this Buzzfeed post put him on the map for dog-crazed Instagrammers. No word on whether he’s named after “The Lion King’s” delightfully jolly warthog, but safe to say he’s already stolen thousands of internet hearts.
Number of followers: 12.7K
Burrito is pound-for-pound one of the cutest animals on on the planet — he’s basically a teddy bear come to life. Corgis have long been famous as the favorite pooches of Queen Elizabeth II, but Burrito is introducing the Instagram generation to this adorable breed.
Number of followers: 15.3K
Here’s a dog with perhaps the single greatest name on our list: Dagger Cannonball Thunderfang. He’s one of several Pomeranians we’ll be showing you, a breed that’s precious and prance-y. If you’re lucky, you might run into Dagger strutting around southern California.
Number of followers: 15.5K
What happens when you cross a Pomeranian with a Husky? Why, a Pomsky, of course! With all the handsomeness of a stately sled-dog packed into a pint-sized frame, Rufio has got swagger to burn. This lil’ cutie is a serious world traveler who you can see posted up from Arizona mountaintops to the Bahamas.
Number of followers: 17.9K
Hermes is a striking long-haired Chihuahua who benefits from some seriously gorgeous photography. Dog mom Isabella Willmann shares some beautiful shots of her prized pup, and even stars alongside Hermes in many shots.
Number of followers: 19.9K
With this account you get not one, but two adorable pups, with a hairless cat thrown in for good measure. The leader of the pack is Lilly, a 13-year-old Pekingese-terrier mix with an incredibly expressive face. The motley crew is a goofy-looking bunch, but they sure do have some chemistry.
Number of followers: 20.6K
A punny name and a gloriously wrinkly mug? Sold. Lucielle Bull is a pooch with more than enough personality to rock the bulldog underbite. She a big fan of headwear, especially party hats.
Number of followers: 34.4K
Will Baby Beckham graduate to simply Beckham when she grows up a bit, like a rapper dropping the “Lil’”? That remains to be seen. This smiley, white fluffball is a Samoyed, a breed of large herding dog that was used as a sled-dog in Siberia for many years. This particular Samoyed doesn’t need to work that hard though — just look pretty and pair with funny captions.
Number of followers: 37.5K
And now for something completely different. These two strikingly handsome dogs are named Yōji Miyagi and Viktor, and they are all-white Whippets. Photographed on white backgrounds or in beautiful landscapes, these two lookers make for a great follow.
Number of followers: 72.3K
Stella is an English Lab with a big personality. She’s a big fan of eating apples, and isn’t afraid to get rowdy in the snow. Luckily she is based in Maine, so she has a lot of access to wintery precipitation. Maybe her most adorable moments come when she’s at play with her human siblings. It’s pure joy to watch.
Number of followers: 77.8K
Our first pitbull on the list is Chase, who apparently goes by Carl when he’s acting particularly weird. It’s great that a pit is getting Insta-love, because the breed is totally misunderstood. Pits are incredibly sweet, they are calm dogs that sometimes get a bad reputation. We encourage you to adopt a pit and help change their perception!
Number of followers: 86.4K
Brussels Sprout is a fitting name for this adorable lil’ pupper. He’s got a perpetually grumpy face, which really only makes him cuter. No stranger to sweaters, turtlenecks, bowties, and denim jackets, Sprout is also an entrepreneur who’s selling a 2018 calendar to benefit rescue dogs.
Number of followers: 94.9K
Few pups are more cuddly than this pair of Corgis, Corgnelius and Stumphrey. They look so much alike, it’s almost impossible for anyone but their puppy parents to tell them apart. The comparisons made between Corgis and loaves of bread are pretty hilarious, and there are certainly times that these two look like a Celiac’s nightmare
Number of followers: 114K
The “Bob Ross of dogs” has to be seen to be believed. David Starsky might feel insecure looking at Agador’s ‘fro. Not to mention sponsorships from brands like Starbucks can lead to a pretty penny for this pooch.
Number of followers: 192K
Samson has more than doubled his Instagram followers since earning a feature in Town & Country Magazine back in 2015. This Goldendoodle is no stranger to playing dress-up, but he’s at his cutest when his pink tongue is hanging out. Eminently follow-able, he’s a master of the meme
Number of followers: 196K
Trotter’s humans Sonya and Zack aren’t afraid to dress her up in whatever thematic outfit comes to mind. She’s particularly loveable when she’s starring alongside her human sibling, Evelyn.
Number of followers: 222K
I’ve always had mad love for Basset Hounds because of my deep affection for Toby, the loyal steed of Basil of Baker Street, from the Disney masterpiece, The Great Mouse Detective. Well, I might have a new favorite Basset in Dean, one of Toronto’s foremost pups. Tongue out, ears a-flopping, this guy is as cute as they come.
Number of followers: 328K
Dogs dressing up is a big theme of this list. Shiba Inus takes his costume game to the next level, and more than 300,000 followers can’t get enough. You can catch this pooch rocking hipster shades or a denim jacket — you’ll just rarely catch him looking like, well, a dog.
Number of followers: 377K
Toast’s doing important work raising awareness about puppy mills. She’s freakin’ adorable, with a long tongue perpetually protruding from the right side of her mouth.
Number of followers: 379K
Tonkey and Max are a sweet couple partners in crime, but it’s Tonkey who steals the show here. For those who haven’t heard of a bear-coat Shar Pei, we encourage you to investigate. It’s possibly the most precious breed around.
Number of followers: 479K
If you’re in Seattle, keep an eye out for this handsome French Bulldog. It’s unclear if Barkley’s humans are fans of the Round Mound of Rebound, or were simply keen on a name that contained the work “bark”, but the moniker is quite fitting.
Number of followers: 495K
At nearly half a million followers, Jessica Shyba is quite a popular Insta presence. Given the “aww”-inducing photos of her five kids and many rescue dogs, that popularity is unsurprising. There’s nothing cuter than shots of babies and dogs snuggling. Seriously.
Number of followers: 620K
Photographer Andrew Knapp travels the world with his furry friend, Momo, and chronicles their adventures at this account. You can see Andrew and Momo everywhere from Madrid to Vancouver. The best pics are the #findmomo ones, where you locate the sweet pup hidden in landscapes.
Number of followers: 710K
You get three dogs for the price of one with this excellent account. Loki, Bear, and Momo (another Momo!), have some seriously photogenic chemistry. Superfans of this account can buy 2018 calendars featuring the furry trio.
Number of followers: 1.1m
We’re now into the 1 million followers and up section of our list. It’s an exclusive club. Little Manny is all smiles, and the dark spot over his eye only enhances the cute factor. Despite their difficulty breathing, French Bulldogs are one of social media’s most beloved breeds.
Number of followers: 1.2m
Head over to this account for some professional shots of a gorgeous dog named Maddie and her humans. From Yosemite to the mountains of Colorado, this pup is an adventuresome spirit. Tune in for unique perspectives and lots of lake shots
Number of followers: 1.6m
Harlow and sage has turned into Harlow, Sage, Indiana, and Reese. Harlow is a beautiful silver Weimaraner with wide, inquisitive eyes. She’s the big dog in this crew, often filling the role of pillow or big spoon for her little siblings.
Number of followers: 1.7m
This regal animal is a husky-wolf-malamute blend. Our list of most popular dogs is dominated by pooches you could hold in one hand, but not Loki. This dog is a beast. Actually, strike that. Loki is a Direwolf.
Number of followers: 1.9m
This little dude is not short on personality. His face evokes Scrat from Ice Age, complete with one of the biggest overbites of all time. Tuna is a Chiweenie, a Chihuahua-Dachshund blend, a breed we haven’t seen yet on our list. Check out this account to seriously brighten your day.
Number of followers: 2.1m
At 16 years old, Marnie is one of the most senior dogs you’ll see here, but she’s got all the spunk in the world. Her tongue is perpetually out, which only adds to the cute factor. She’s a scruffy lil’ Shih Tzu who occasionally gets photos with celebs like Demi Moore and Bob Saget.
Number of followers: 2.6m
Maru the Shiba Inu is famous on both sides of the Pacific. Based out of the Bunkyō suburb of Tokyo, Maru is famous for his perpetual smiles and interspecies friendships. It’s no surprise this breed is gaining in popularity.
Number of followers: 3.2m
3+ million followers for this Pug! Doug is a willing subject, rocking hats, jackets, and even tiaras for the right photo op. It’s not just the photos that make a good Instagram account, but the captions that go along with them. Every caption of Doug is a pitch-perfect commentary that captures his chill view of the world.
Number of followers: 7.8m
Jiffpom is the undisputed king of the internet. He has more than twice as many IG followers as Tom Brady, and an unparalleled fashion sense. He really enjoys being photographed with Youtube celebrities, but they all just exist in his shadow.