Here are our favorite Instagram puppers in celebration of International Dog Day

MANILA, Philippines – August 26 is International Dog Day according to the internet, meaning it’s as good a time as any to celebrate our favorite good bois (and girls) on the web. 

For those who can’t own a dog because of various reasons (i.e. evil landlord, it’s just too much responsibility) Instagram dogs are the next best thing – all of the cuteness, none of the mess. Kidding aside, these dogs offer a sort of digital surrogacy; for anyone who’s religiously followed a dog online, you can’t help but develop some strange, warm feelings for them as though you own them too. 

And for those who already own a dog in real-life? Well, it’s still always fun to see what other sorts of silliness other dogs do. Below are some of our favorites: 

1) Tucker the golden retriever – IG: @tuckerbudzyn

His trademarks are the low-angle shots that show his face being all droopy  and squishy while saying the traditional doggo-speak greeting “Henlo.” He’s a fast-rising star, reaching 1.7 million followers in about a year, thanks to his and his mom’s funny antics. This particular video below went viral and got Tucker airtime in various news websites: 


2) Maya the Samoyed – IG: @mayapolarbear

From Germany, we have Maya, the prettiest Samoyed you’ll ever see. Her trademark is the pink streaks on the side of her eyes that make her appear like she has makeup. Don’t worry though! It’s not makeup. It’s the tears from her eyes that somehow turn the hair around the corner of her eyes pink. Also, she has a very soft bite:


3) Maple and Morty, corgis – IG: @mapleandmortycorgi

They’re siblings, but their personalities couldn’t be any more different. Morty is a social butterfly, vivacious, needs attention all the time, and if he were human, he’d definitely be very huggy. Maple is none of the above. She’s very, very sassy, and likes giving the side-eye. Maple’s been trying to be friendlier recently though:

View this post on Instagram [Sound on] Something very strange is happening to Mapol. What happened to my dog? @pua.the.frenchbulldog A post shared by Maple and Morty (@mapleandmortycorgi) on Aug 9, 2019 at 6:27pm PDT


4) Max the German shepherd – IG: @max.and.murph

German shepherds have a reputation for being tough, fierce police dogs. Not Max though. He’s the derpiest German Shepherd in the world, whose special skill is not being able to catch balls. He’s got a new brother too, named Murphy the golden retriever. 

View this post on Instagram bols do me the lorge bamboozle. canot get the snoot-eye cordimation down to do the catch. #flashbackfriday Which is your favorite?! ________________________________ My diet: @trudoghealth (MAX15 for 15% off) A post shared by Max & Murph (@max.and.murph) on Mar 8, 2019 at 7:14am PST


5) Ryder the Samoyed – @samdersoncoopersamoyed

Instagram’s best howling dog, hands down: 

View this post on Instagram 4 minutes of Arrooooos! A post shared by Ryder The Samoyed (@samdersoncooper_samoyed) on Aug 24, 2019 at 10:23am PDT ">


6) Coconut Rice Bear the Samoyed – @coconutricebear

Coconut’s the most athletic, most coordinated in this bunch, with great catching and “barkour” skills: 

View this post on Instagram I did it all for the cookie and took my barkour skillz to the next level! Which jump was your favorite? ~ Music: Early Hours Musician: @iksonofficial A post shared by Coconut Rice Bear (@coconutricebear) on Aug 8, 2019 at 8:20am PDT ">