Look out, Kim Kardashian. You have canine competition on Instagram. Just like Kim, a top dog with a blog earns some serious money. With followers nearing or topping 1 million, these pooches command thousands of dollars per post. Add endorsements, clothing deals and product lines, and the sky's the limit.
Dogs come in every size but Instagram favorites tend toward tiny. Tuna the Chiweenie, a Chihuahua/Dachshund cross, is an Instagram dog with over 1.8 million followers. A medical condition causes Shih Tzu Marnie's tongue to permanently hang out. That feature brought her over 2 million fans. French Bulldogs are a dime a dozen on Instagram, but some stand out from the pack. Manny is paws above the rest. With 1 million followers, he's the best of breed as far as Instagram attention. Sir Charles Barkley is a runner-up at 488,000, followed by the adorable Chloe The Mini Frenchie.
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Countless adorable dogs share our world. Why do some gain Instagram fame while others languish in relative social media anonymity? It takes more than a cute dog with a blog. Memes play a part. There's an obvious connection between the trendy Doge meme, featuring a Shiba Inu, and the superstar status of Maru. Larger than most Instagram canine favorites, this Japanese resident has more than 2.5 million followers. For Tuna, it was a matter of luck, as well as a delightful overbite. As with Kim, Instagram dog fame often revolves around accessories. Lots of bling and cool clothes attract viewers.
Fans love to see their favorite pups, so famous Instagram dogs regularly make personal appearances. They are also in demand for photo shoots and commercials. But there's one more Instagram account you'll want to follow: LINK AKC, where you'll meet the dogs we love!