Dog Superstars

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A Roll Call of Famous Dogs

Aren’t all dogs famous?! These days, a dog can rise to fame quickly thanks to Facebook, Instagram et al., but there were plenty of hero dogs that are still remembered today. Here’s our list of famous dogs from history… Greyfriars Bobby If you ever find yourself in Edinburgh, seek out the statue of Greyfriars Bobby at the junction of the George IV bridge. The Skye terrier became well-known in the 19th Century for supposedly spending fourteen years guarding the grave of his owner, night watchman John Gray. His owner had been buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard following his death – hence the dog’s name. Greyfriars Bobby died in 1872 and was buried just inside the churchyard. Two films based on his life have been made. Lassie Lassie might have been a fictional character created by th…

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Meet the Dog Superstar: Minnie and Max

Meet Minnie and Max. With more than one point four million followers on Facebook, American pugs Minnie and Max could be the most recognisable pets on the planet. The pugs are sister and brother, litter mates and best friends. They are known as a “bonded pair” and they have never been apart. Minnie and Max are best known for the video The Pug Head Tilt which went viral not long after posting and has been featured on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Regis & Kelly, Good Morning America and Animal Planet. Their collection of YouTube films has been viewed more than 24,000,000 times and they have their own playlist on Disney.com Funnily enough, the original video that went viral was only posted on YouTube because it was too large to send as an email attachment. Minnie and Max’s owner only int…

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What’s It Like To Be The First Dog of America?

Meet Bo and Sunny Obama, the fist dogs of America who are as loved as their mum and dad. While campaigning to become a president, Barrack Obama promised his daughters that they'll get a dog if they move to live in the White House. Well, they did and Sasha and Malia's dad kept his promise. One day, a cute Portuguese Water Dog dog arrived in the White House, a gift from the late Senator Ted Kennedy and his wife. They called him Bo and he became the First Dog of United States. What a lucky chap! He might me one of the most high profile dogs in the world, but Bo is usually seen behaving like a normal dog. Posed for family portraits Looked cute Pulled his dad Played fetch and destroyed dozens of balls But he also... Flew in plains. Many plains... Gave interviews Well, …

Tuna The dog superstar

Meet the Dog Superstar: Tuna

Meet Tuna – isn’t he gorgeous? Tuna is an internet celebrity (and meme). A Chihuahua-Dachshund crossbreed, he was abandoned by his original owner near to San Diego. He was adopted by his current owner, Courtney Dasher when she picked him up at a local farmers’ market. Courtney created an Instagram page for him and, when a photo of him appeared of the company’s website, his followers increased hugely. Courtney has used Tuna’s celebrity status to raise money for animal rescue groups. Tuna has since become very famous. He’s got 1.8 million followers on Instagram and he’s been invited to lots of events, including the launch party for the 2015 Choo Hound collection at the Ivy Chelsea Garden restaurant in London. Tuna is very good at dressing up. His Instagram account features plenty …

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Meet the Dog Superstar: Smiley The Blind Therapy Dog

  Meet the kindest Golden Retriever on the Internet – Smiley the Blind Therapy Dog! This social media star is owned by Joanne George and he has more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, all keen to keep up with Smiley’s work and adventures. Like many of the social media pet superstars, Smiley’s beginnings were not promising. Joanne was working as a vet tech at the time, and the practice investigated a puppy mill (basically, a puppy farm). The owner wanted the dogs with health concerns to be euthanised, but the vet practice rescued all of them. Smiley was one of those dogs. Joanne hadn’t wanted to take him at first because she was worried the dog she had already – a Great Dane called Tyler – would frighten Smiley. As it turned out, this was not the case. Tyler and Smiley b…

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Meet the Dog Superstar – Menswear Dog

The Menswear Dog is the most stylish dog you'll find online. The cute shiba inu became an Internet sensation after his owner started using him as a model for mens clothes and fashion lines. There's even a book with his photographs "Menswear Dog Presents the New Classics: Fresh Looks for the Modern Man" that you can buy on Amazon. The 4 year old celebrity lives in NYC and can be often seen out and about in Soho. He has over 257k followers on Instagram and almost as many on Facebook.  Life is good ?? A photo posted by Menswear Dog (@mensweardog) on May 28, 2016 at 8:33am PDT Just farted in the elevator, hope no one notices ?? A photo posted by Menswear Dog (@mensweardog) on May 5, 2016 at 1:58pm PDT How I celebrate #nationalpetday ?? #treatsondemand #do…

Marnie the dog

Meet the dog superstar – Marnie

This gorgeous doggy is a superstar today, but in 2012 she was surprisingly found abandoned on the filthy and muddy streets of Connecticut by animal welfare control. She was moved to a shelter where she was named Stinky. She was blind in her left eye and was intolerably foul smelling. Not long after she was adopted and then moved to New York, her new home. Shirley, her new owner, named her after the musician Marnie Stern. Thanks to Shirley, Marnie had a special tooth therapy which helped her get rid of her poor smell. Undoubtedly, Marnie's most special feature is her unusually long tongue. Marnie looks super cute when she licks her tongue every now and then to keep it from drying out. She's has got angelic eyes as well, which reflect her affectionate and lovely character. Marni…

Boo the world cutest dog

Meet the Dog Superstar – Boo

Boo is a Pomeranian with a cute haircut who is considered "the world’s cutest dog" (yes, that's true, google it!). It all started in 2010 when his owner created a Facebook page for Boo and started posting daily updates with Boo's cute outfits and day-to-day adventures. It was later revealed that his owner is Irene Ahn, a finance lead at Facebook who was trying to stay anonymous for a few years. Some say that "the world's cutest dog" became an Internet sensation  after singer Ke$ha sent a tweet that she had a new boyfriend, linking to the page in October 2010. As of today, Boo has over 17 million fans on Facebook and growing. He has been subject to 4 successful photo books and was appointed a spokesdog for Virgin America airline, which featured photos of him in an airplane along w…

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Meet the Dog Superstar – Cookie (aka PS.NY)

Cookie, a goldendoodle better known on Instagram as PS.NY is admittedly making thousands a month from his stunning photos on social media. Cookie is a New York based pup who started his celebrity career when his owner Olia Saunders started experimenting with pictures of Cookie for fun a few years ago. Thanks to her amazing art skills (Saunders is a professional photographer and designer) the fans quickly started growing, so did the requests from brands. They have collaborated with dozens of brands, including Barneys, Peanuts Movie, even Daniel Wellington watches. Cookie even has his own Christmas ornament for sale at West Elm this season. How cool is that! PS.NY is currently followed by over 114k on Instagram. Make sure you follow this gorgeous little boy for his fresh and inspira…

Mishka the talking dog

Meet the Dog Superstar – Mishka

Have you ever wished your dog could talk? Well, there’s a dog who can actually tell you “I love you” and says “No” if you ask her if she’s stupid. Mishka, the talking Siberian Husky, lives with her parents Matthew Gardea and his wife, and their 2 other dogs - Laika, another Siberian Husky, and Moki, a mixed breed that the Gardea family adopted from a Bronx shelter. The 13-year old furry talent became famous when her owners published a video of her saying “I Love You” a few years ago. She became so famous that she has been featured on TV talk shows, radio commercials, TV commercials, and even met some celebrities. Mishka currently has 740,757 subscribers on YouTube and has reached 460,958,552 video views! Follow Mishka on social media: YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and  Twitter. …