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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alfie the Dachshund @4lfie_blog 300 followers
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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