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Instagram dogs proving Crufts is not the only way to make it as a star

THOUSANDS of pedigree dogs took centre stage at Crufts this week but your pooch doesn’t have to be a fancy show dog to be a star. Dogs all over the country are becoming social media sensations than…


THOUSANDS of pedigree dogs took centre stage at Crufts this week but your pooch doesn’t have to be a fancy show dog to be a star.

Dogs all over the country are becoming social media sensations thanks to their popularity on Instagram.

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Bramble the Border Terrier is one of the growing canine stars of Instagram

Brands like Dyson, Benefit cosmetics and Vitality Health Insurance are choosing four legged faces for their campaigns instead of celebrities and catwalk models.

From skateboarding French Bulldogs to pink Poodles, we look at the canine influencers who are giving Kate Moss a run for her money!

Ramsey the Staffie @bluestaffy 206,000 followers

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Ramsey is a Staffordshire Bull Terrior with a wealth of followers

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The five-year-old pooch has helped to change negative perceptions about staffies

Adorable Ramsey, five, lives with owner Jason Ashley in Surrey who started his account to change negative perceptions of the breed and found fame when videos of him playing in the bath wearing a shower cap with a rubber duck in his mouth went viral.

As well as Jason and Ramsay both working for Nutriment pet food, Ramsay has partnered with Barbour, Sony and Dyson.

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Ramsey has managed to pull in lucrative deals with the likes of Sony and Nutriment pet food

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Ramsey lives with owner Jason Ashley in Surrey

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The pooch gives a smoulder the camera while wearing a dressing gown


Lilliput the Maltese Terrier @little_london_maltese 110,000 followers

Lilliput has starred in a Pet Shop Boys video and campaigns for Now TV and River Island and is the most followed of her breed on Instagram in the world!

She was discovered as a pet model during a fish treat eating contest at a dog show and owner Marianne Di Fiouw who lives in London Bridge now manages the eight year old dog’s career full time.

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Lilliput stuns in her shades while sunning it up in Cyprus

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The pampered pooch poses in a Louis Vuitton handbag

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Lilliput is the most famous Maltese Terrier on Instagram

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The eight-year-old has a full-time modelling career

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She has modelled for the likes of Now TV and River Island


Dolly Pawton the Chihuahua @dolly_pawton 107,000 followers

Furry style icon and LGBT activist Dolly Pawton lives in Fitzrovia with pawrents Stella, a writer, and Lucy London, a fashion lecturer and has appeared in Vogue.

She’s always immaculately dressed and is the official canine face of Missguided and has worked with Selfridges, Benefit cosmetics and Daniel Wellington watches and appeared on This Morning.

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Dolly Pawton a fashionista with a whopping 107,000 followers

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Dolly is the official canine face of clothing store Missguided

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She has also worked with Selfridges and Benefit cosmetics

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The pooch is always immaculately dressed for the social media snaps

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She is often seen posing next to a hot drink


Barry the Pug @barry_the_puggy 46,000 followers

Barry’s owner Nicole Barr from Birmingham set up his Instagram a year ago after seeing how popular his photos were on her own profile.

The cute pug, three, became an overnight sensation and has worked with Travelodge hotels, The Body Shop, Virgin Media, Now TV and BooHoo clothing, modelling their pet range and holds charity events for Pug Rescue.

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Barry the pug is another Instagram superstar boasting 46,000 followers

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Similar to the other canine stars Barry has also managed to land lucrative deals with companies

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Not only is Barry a breadwinner he also likes to keep up with current affairs by reading The Sun

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Pug Barry models the pet range for online clothing site BooHoo

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The pooch eyes up the remainders of a full English breakfast


Eroc the French Bulldog @erocdog 35,000 followers

Clever Eroc became an online sensation by teaching himself to skateboard.

He lives in Hackney with owner Claire Maclean and his account went viral when the ‘Godfather of skateboarding’ Tony Hawk shared his video.

Eroc works with Skate Pal, helping children in Palestine through skateboarding and has modelled for Egg Skatewear.

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Eroc the French Bulldog has wowed his followers with his skateboarding tricks

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He soon became an Instagram sensation after legend Tony Hawks shared one of his clips

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Teaching himself to skate has earned Eroc over 34,000 followers

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The pooch currently lives in Hackney, North-East London

Layla the Boxer @laylathewhiteboxerdog 19,000 followers

Cute puppy Layla is only a year old but her playful and cheeky photos and videos have won her adoring fans all over the world.

She lives in Stockport, Cheshire with doting dog dad Chris Naughton and her collaborations include holiday cottage reviews for Pets Pyjamas and Devoted dog food.

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Layla the Boxer cute puppy antics have earned her an army of fans

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The photogenic one-year-old lives in Stockport, Cheshire with owner Chris Naughton

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Layla prancing around in the recent batch of snow

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The Instagram superstar has worked with Pets Pyjamas and Devoted dog food

Amelia the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel @ameliathecav 11,000 followers

Pretty Amelia is seven lives with pet photographer Eva Thompson in Knightsbridge and has partnered with Bosch vacuum cleaners, Radley handbags and Jo Loves perfume.

Eva blogs about their adventures at luxury hotels, bars and cafes in London and spent £2,800 pampering the lucky pooch last Christmas.

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Amelia the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel keeps her 11,000 followers entertained with a series of snaps

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Owner Eva splashed out a whopping £2,800 on Amelia last Christmas

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The photogenic pooch lives in Knightsbridge, West London

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Amelia gives it the puppy dog eyes as she poses in the snow

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She has worked with Bosch vacuum cleaners, Radley handbags and Jo Loves perfume

Venice the Pink Poodle @pinkpoodlevenice 9,000 followers

Striking poodle Venice lives in Essex with Daniela Forshaw, a dog groomer and has appeared on The Gadget Show, Snog, Marry and Avoid, The Only Way Is Essex.

Daniela spends £2000 a month styling the four-year-old pup, dying her fur pink, painting her nails, clipping her coat and decorating her with furjazzle style diamond stickers.

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Venice the poodle has over 9,000 followers

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She has appeared on TV shows such as Snog, Marry and Avoid and Towie

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The stylish pooch has even had furjazzle style diamond stickers fitted

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Owner Danielle spends over £2,000 dying Venice's fur pink

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Venice lists herself as an experience model and actor

Bramble the Border Terrier @hazelandbramble 1,500 followers

Adorable Bramble and her pup pals Hazel and Tulip performs tricks including hugging each other and dancing to Mary Poppins with owner Jodie Forbes and have appeared at Crufts.

Being so well behaved means Bramble, seven, from Bournemouth is a sought after dog model and has recently appeared in a Stella McCartney campaign and the More Than insurance ad.

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Border Terrier Bramble has an impressive 1,500 Instagram followers

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The seven-year-old pooch has modelled for fashion designer Stella McCartney

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Bramble pictured getting into the festive season with a string of tinsel

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This year Bramble will be competing in the agility classes at Crufts this year

Alfie the Dachshund @4lfie_blog 300 followers

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Alfie the Daschund may not have as many Instagram followers but his achievements can still match those of other dogs

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The five-year-old has starred in the Vitality Health Insurance adverts

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He has also flown to South Africa for Sky Sports to film adverts for the Rugby World Cup

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Alfie currently lives in Devon with owner Marc Smith

Alfie the mini Daschund is famous for hanging out with sport stars like Jessica Ennis Hill and Ellie Simmonds as the furry face of Vitality Health Insurance.

He’s five and lives with owner Marc Smith in Devon and was also flown to South Africa for Sky Sports to film adverts for the Rugby World Cup.

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