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Big or small, fluffy or short-haired, young or old, the internet loves dogs. Instagram and Vine are full of dog celebrities, but which ones rise above the pack? Read on for the 13 most famous dogs on the internet.
1. Boo the Dog
Boo the Dog is basically too cute to function. Is he real? Is he a stuffed animal? Whatever he is, dog lovers cannot get enough of Boo the Dog, including One Direction’s Liam Payne and Anderson Cooper. He even has two books, Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog and Boo: Little Dog in the Big City.
Mishka became internet famous for a YouTube video of her saying, “I love you,” but she can also say “Obama,” “Hello,” “No,” “Thank you,” “Bye-bye,” and “I want my mommy.” She also celebrates the holiday season with renditions of “Jingle Bells.”
3. Minnie and Max the Pugs
Minnie and Max’s video “The Pug Head Tilt” went viral on YouTube, and they went on to appear on The Tonight Show, Live! with Regis and Kelly, Good Morning America, and Ellen. They have also used their internet fame to bring attention to pug rescue organizations
Ginny, known as the happiest dog on the internet, is proof of what a good home can mean to a rescue dog. Since finding her forever home, this sweet Jack Russell terrier has embraced life to the fullest, and her owner posts pictures of her playing poker, splashing around in wading pools, and enjoying her favorite treat, a bacontini.
5. Manny the Frenchie
Mannie the Frenchie is possibly the internet’s most famous French bulldog. He keeps busy with fan meet-ups across the country, appearances on the Puppy Bowl, and charitable causes including several bulldog rescue organizations, UNICEF, and the Special Olympics.
Not only is Jiff adorable, he holds two Guinness World Records for the speediest dog on two legs. He can run on his back two legs and front two legs, and he is a true show-dog, hamming it up for an audience any chance he gets.
7. Maru Taro
Maru Taro has 1.3 million followers on Instagram, and it’s no great mystery as to why. He is incredibly photogenic, and his owner loves snapping pictures and taking video at every opportunity.
8. Menswear Dog
Menswear Dog is the most stylish dog in the world, modeling Kenneth Cole, Nike, Club Monaco, and Victorinox to name a few. He also has a book coming out April 2015, Menswear Dog Presents: The New Classics.
9. Tommy the Pomeranian
Tommy the Pomeranian first became famous while interning at Tumblr headquarters in New York City. Now, he is at Oscar Insurance but still finding time to appear on Animal Planet as well as numerous publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Post. Tommy keeps his fans up to date with his adventures on Tumblr and his fan page on Facebook.
Marnie is a superstar when it comes to senior rescue dogs. When she was first rescued, she was nicknamed Stinky because of some issues with her teeth. Once she found her home and got her dental issues resolved, she began to thrive and got quite the following on Instagram and Vine. She has a lot of celebrity friends including Betty White, Taylor Swift, and Jason Schwartzman, all of whom have snapped pictures for Marnie’s Instagram.
Lentil is a French bulldog born with a cleft palate. After pictures of Lentil went viral, he used his time in the spotlight to bring attention to children with cleft palates and other facial differences. He is an “Ambassadog” for the cause, visiting children across the country and raising donations through his website MyNameIsLentil.com.
12. Susie (Susie’s Senior Dogs)
Susie is the face of Susie’s Senior Dogs, and what a sweet face it is! She advocates for adopting senior dogs, which have a tougher time finding homes, and she shares adoption stories and pictures on her website. She also shares pictures on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram of senior dogs currently looking for a home.
13. Digby Van Winkle
Digby Van Winkle first became famous for his pictures on Instagram, but he is now an advice columnist, doling out advice on long-distance relationships, dog collars, and getting one’s owner to buy the good kibbles. He also has an Etsy store Cherrywinkle with dog collars, bow ties, and pet tags.