Instagram is the perfect place to get your daily fill of doggie goodness, mostly because you find everything there. There's every style of pet photography, from cute and cuddly canines, to the scenic traveler chasing epic views and posing their dog like a wild adventurer. There's dogs doing tricks and dogs napping, there's puppies and dare-devil dogs, there's every breed and mutt imaginable. It can actually be a little overwhelming! So to get you started, here is a list of recommended Instagram accounts to follow. Some feature individual dogs as the star of their photo stream, and some are curated collections of Instagram awesomeness.
Here they are in no particular order:
This adorable girl is an all-around great dog to follow. The feed features both outdoor fun and indoor studio set-ups with props and all. The photography is excellent, and you'll find yourself looking forward to your next dose of Zelda fluff.
Oliver is one amazing vizsla. He and his human are constantly on one adventure after another. If you want to get your fix of outdoor beauty with a gorgeous vizsla plunked in the middle, then you want to follow this stream.
3. Best of Pack
Pack is an online community of dog owners, swapping photos of their four-legged BFFs. Many of the folks on Pack are also Instagram enthusiasts so it makes sense that Pack would have a Best of Pack Instagram account where they feature photos from the Editor's Pick. It's a great way to see great photos of diverse dogs as well as learn about new accounts to follow.
Anyone who loves gorgeous photos of an expressive, active dog will love Cricket's account. Creative, cute, rich in color and warmth, and so much scenic goodness with a border collie built in. You can't ask for more, especially if you love herding breeds.
Andrew might be a dog, or he might be a tiny living teddy bear. Not 100 percent sure. What is certain is that this Instagram account is cute-overload. If you don't like making involuntary squee noises, do not follow.
Yes, that Momo. Momo of Find Momo fame. Everyone loves Andrew Knapp's photos of his dog Momo hiding in plain sight. It's like Where's Waldo but way more fun and way more cute. Both human and dog are full of personality and fun, and this account is at once entertainment and inspirational photography.
Basically thee curated account for dogs across Instagram. You'll find so much wonderful stuff here, and even better, it's a fantastic way to find more dog-centric Instagram accounts to follow.
This collection of cuties is extra precious because we also get to watch a puppy grow up through photos. The then-and-now comparison shots stand out like fun highlights from an already entertaining account. It's perfect for people who like dachshunds too, of course.
Ginny really doesn't need an introduction -- I mean, it's Ginny the bacon-noshing-cute-nap-taking-mud-puddle-jumping super hero dog. If you're someone who likes having a laugh and a smile every day, you'll want to follow Ginny. She's cute on her own but the captions, oh, the captions stick the landing.
Always good for a laugh, Auggie is a real character. His human has a knack for capturing him at the peak of personality in a photo, whether that's goofball, trouble-maker, or regal outdoorsy wonder-mutt.
This pair of pitbulls and the cat who cuddles them have been featured on MNN before. And yes, they're that cute. Beautiful photos tell the cuddly story of these adopted animals, and their photographer is an advocate for animal rescue. Be inspired and get a side of awww daily.
BarkBox is a company that delivers a box of surprise goodies to your dog on a monthly basis. The boxes are popular, but so too is the company's Instagram stream. They feature photos of the many subscribers to BarkBox as well as other adorable dogs from around Instagram. A great account for people who like a diversity of dog photography.
Some serious Australian shepherd goodness. A beautiful dog and beautiful photos mean you'll get some sigh-worthy photos in your stream. City, country, running, posing ... it's all here.
14. Dog Hikers
For those who love to see dogs being outside and active, this is the perfect stream. Featuring photos of dogs, you guessed it, hiking! Lots of great scenery and happy dog faces from this account.
15. Sonny Ray
Pit bull advocacy FTW. This goofy guy has become an advocate for bully breeds everywhere, helping to end the unfair judgment of a dog based solely on breed. Through ridiculously cute photos, often complete with his trademark shades, Sonny Ray is a ray of sun for those who love bully breeds.
16. Fetching Images
Professional dog photographer. Need I say more? There is so much goodness coming from this account that you'll just have to take my word for it and go follow. You'll love what you see.
For the love of Labradors! Gracie is the epitome of sweetheart. Her photos will melt your heart with that classic Labrador brown-eyed gaze.
Really fun photos and really really fun videos. The adventures of Haru is a must-not-miss on Instagram. Plus there's some seriously beautiful scenery. So if you love landscapes and you love dogs, you've hit on the perfect account to follow.
Superb minimalist dog photography, featuring the sweet-faced Riley, plus plenty of smart dog advocacy campaigns mix in with the gallery-ready images.
Yep, I totally just added my dog to this list. You might already find him familiar. His balancing acts have been featured on MNN before, and he's been the model for quite a few articles here including rainy day dog games, improving your dog walks, life-saving dog tricks, creating agility courses, how to hike with a dog, how to camp with a dog, and of course, how to photograph a dog. So, you just might want to follow Niner's adventures as well!
Some photographers are simply a perfect match for Instagram. Whether you like dogs or not, the photography from this account will lure you in, and then there's that big white beauty of Wolfgang making the views all the more epic.
Agility, stunt-dog goodness, some goofy antics, and plenty of bearded collie hair styles. This account is perfect for herding breed enthusiasts, especially if you like your herders with a side of punk rock attitude and some serious skill on city streets.
A tiny, fluffy bit of tan cuteness to brighten up any scene, from San Francisco streets to Tahoe shorelines and beyond. The scruffy fur and floppy ears are enough to gain followers, but an artistic eye by Leroy's photographer brings out the charm that goes beyond just his good looks.
You may recognize this trio, since they were featured on MNN in the past. In sizes medium, medium-er and large, the three come up with some adorable poses, cuddling cuteness, and their photographer human has a knack for capturing the humor in their photo sessions together. Art and laughter collide with this Instagram account.
25. Jazzy and Cooper
This is more about getting a laugh and finding joy in the antics of dogs, than about just looking at cute dog photos. There is just something about the way the expressions, postures, and personalities are captured by Jazzy and Cooper's photographer -- you can't help but smile every time an image pops in your photo feed.
While this stream features several furry family members, Willow the black shepherd mix is the most dominant player, especially in scenes of the hiking excursions she takes with her photographer every day. Her wolfy look and the beautiful landscapes make this a beautiful account to follow, with extra joy sprinkled in from the other lovely family members featured as well.
If you love heelers, you'll love this cattle dog-centered stream. With a pack four strong, Nalu isn't the only dog featured, even though the stream is named after him. At home in Santa Cruz, California, you'll see these lovely pups in both beach scenes and hiking in redwoods. Plus a whole lot of puppy cuddling.
A Boston terrier in ties and hoodies, with toys and treats, and just being plain adorable. Otis is one of those squishably cute dogs, who is perfect for the poses and props his photographer puts him in for great Instagram photos. Simple, and oh so fun.
Super happy, super active dogs in gorgeous scenery. Basically, photos of dogs living how all dogs want to live.
Oh Whiskey. This dog is a brown and white ball of joy, and his photographer makes being part of his life look so much to be part of. Luckily, the whole of Instagram gets to witness the romps through snow and woods, the Frisbee catching, and strolls through rustic landscapes.
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