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Chinese New Year: Meet the cutest dogs of Instagram in the Year of the Dog

Last updated on: February 17, 2018 15:32 IST

These canine fellas are charming the Internet with their cuteness.

Based on your birth year, find out which Chinese sign you belong to

It's the Chinese Year of the Dog.

Dogs are loyal companions, known to be man's best friend.

What better way to bring in the New Year than celebrate these cute companions.

Presenting the best dogs to follow on Instagram.

Jiff Pom
8 million followers

Jiff Pom

Photograph: Kind courtesy Jiff Pom/Instagram

Jiff Pom is a pomeranian with over 25 million followers across social media platforms.

In fact, Jiff is so adorably cute that people find it hard to believe he is a real dog, not a stuffed toy.

Jiff holds the Guinness Record for the most Instagram followers for an animal as of 2017.

In fact, his fame has led to merchandising deals -- you can subscribe to t-shirts, hoodies and smartphone cases with his name and photograph on it.

Doug
3.2 million followers

Doug the Pug

Photograph: Kind courtesy Doug The Pug/Instagram

His page declares him the King of pop culture. 

The Ohio-born pug moved to Nashvillle with his owner Leslie Mosier in March 2012.

Besides Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Doug has his own channel on Vine, Spotify and Youtube.

He's done cameos with celebrities including Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber.

Doug also appeared in the video Swish Swish by Katy Perry.

Tuna
3.2 million followers

Tuna

Photograph: Kind courtesy tunameltsmyheart/Instagram

This Chihuahua Dachshund crossbreed was abandoned until he was rescued in a market in Los Angeles by Courtney Dasher.

Since he first appeared on Instagram in 2012, Tuna has had a steady rise in followers.

In 2015, a book featuring the best of his photographs was published with the title: Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog With The Overbite.

Dasher uses the money raised from Tuna's promotions to support animal rescue groups.

Maruto
2.6 million followers

Maruto

Photograph: Kind courtesy Marutaro/Instagram

When dogs howl it is annoying, when Maru does it, it's pure music. That's how this Shiba Inu from Japan talked his way to fame.

What's interesting is Maru's owner Shinjiro Ono started the page after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. He wanted to bring some cheer to the people of Japan.

Maru's popular feeds involve him posing with cute stuffed toys and props with his eyes shut.

His best trait -- he gets along with other dog breeds and species like a house on fire.

Marnie
2.1 million followers

Marnie

Photograph: Kind courtesy Marnie The Dog/Instagram

The 16-yr-old Shih Tzu was adopted from a shelter home when she was 11.

Most of his photographs feature her with her head bent sideways and tongue sticking out.

While most of you may find it cute, fact is Marnie suffers from a permanant health condition that makes her look that way.

When she is not killing you with cuteness, she's posing next to celebrities like Neil Patrick Harris and Nina Dobrev among others.

Juniper
2.2 million followers

Juniper

Photograph: Kind courtesy Juniper the Fox/Instagram

This red fox is quite tame, he's domesticated.

His Instagram page describes him as the the happiest fox.

He loves cuddling on the mattress, pillows and every other furniture around the house.

Juniper loves to inspect new objects and goof around the house.

Loki
1.7 million followers

Loki the wolfdog

Photograph: Kind courtesy Loki, the Wolfdog/Instagran

The husky/arctic wolf/malamute mix was bought home by Kelly Lund.

Together, they travel the world and make amazing pictures in scenic locales where Loki is the star.

Lund lets Loki travel free in the wild and expects his photographs to inspire people to bond better with pets and animals.

Rediff Get Ahead Bureau