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

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These are some of the cutest dogs we follow on Instagram

INSTAGRAM DOGS. Some of the most popular dog accounts on Instagram have become internet sensations with more than a million followers. Photos from Instagram/@mayapolarbear and @tuckerbudzyn

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:

 

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. 

 

5) Ryder the Samoyed – @samdersoncoopersamoyed

Instagram’s best howling dog, hands down: 

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4 minutes of Arrooooos!

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6) Coconut Rice Bear the Samoyed – @coconutricebear

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

 

– Rappler.com