Some people think Instagram is just a place for brunch, sunsets and people's feet on the beach. But really, Instagram is a place for dogs. It's the perfect platform to get daily updates about a dog's day and watch his journey from puppyhood into adulthood. With some skill, patience and a good eye for cuteness, you can curate a wonderful, diverse feed full of adorable pups with distinct personalities and aesthetics.
From the famous dogs with massive followings to the more obscure pooches flying under the radar, Instagram offers an endless supply of canine cuteness. We encourage you to go out and explore the wonderful world of Instagram dogs on your own and find some pups who really speak to you. (Seriously, there are so many worthwhile dog accounts out there.) But in the meantime, to get you started, here's a selection of 17 dogs worth following.
Meet Baby Beckham, a gorgeous (and ultra-fluffy) Samoyed who spends his days hiking and going for dips in cold mountain streams. Follow him for a nonstop adventure, but beware that you'll probably get jealous of his life.
Ginny the Jack Russell Terrier has a wide range of interests, including frolicking, playing, eating treats and, most importantly, napping.
Major the Yorkshire Terrier knows how to kick back, relax, and just enjoy life.
Want to see beautifully composed portraits of a stunning bulldog? Then follow Lucy. Sadly, her photos aren't terribly frequent, but they're always worth the wait.
Harry lives in Sweden with his mom, who uses Instagram to document his "pug life." This mostly includes eating, sleeping, competing with babies for attention, investigating American pop culture, and striking out with the ladies.
With 1.7 million Instagram followers, Marnie the 12-year-old Shih Tzu is a true Internet star. She's known for her tilted head and her perpetually lolling tongue.
Menswear Dog (real name: Bodhi) is an exceptionally handsome Shiba Inu with a better wardrobe than anyone you know.
Chloe is tiny, adorable and fashionable. And, as a French Bulldog, she is very in touch with her roots.
Dean the Basset
Dean is known for his gloriously long ears, his deep love for lounging, and his emotive eyes.
Lilly, Silas and Gustav
This is a corgi puppy. Named Burrito. He is perfect.
Doug the Pug
Doug the Pug is the self-declared King of Pop Culture, and once you start following him, you'll see why. He frequently recreates scenes from your favorite TV shows, eats your favorite foods, and sometimes poses with your favorite celebrities.
Toby, also known as Tobypuff, is a remarkably fluffy chow. You'll see him do things like learning how to swim, romping around beautiful gardens, and desperately trying to befriend other dogs.
Snowy is a wire fox terrier with boundless energy and extraordinary cuteness. Because he's only 3 months old, you'll watch him grow up -- and navigate the world of obedience school.
Rufio is a Pomsky, which is a Pomeranian Husky mix. And oh, what a beautiful mix that is. Sometimes you'll see Rufio doing typical dog activities like climbing into the dishwasher; other times you'll see him lounging at a beach resort.
Corgnelius and Stumphrey
Corgnelius and Stumphrey (also known by their nicknames, Corgi and Stump Stump) are two corgi brothers living in Los Angeles. After following these two, you'll quickly see how much they love each other and how cute they are when they play together.
Maru, a very fluffy and very smiley Shiba Inu from Japan, brings joy to his 1.9 million Instagram followers every day. He posts an adorable goodnight photo or video every night, and will frequently encourage you to "be smile."