Pets: Chihuahua, Maine Coon, French Bulldog: Meet Instagram's most popular cat and dog breeds

Instagram is full of 'aww'dorable adorable cat and dog videos. In fact, some of these felines and canines have their own social media handles and are no less than social media stars. Some of the cats and dogs can even give social media influencers a run for their money. With millions of Instagram pages dedicated to these furry babies, how does one know which are the most popular dogs and cat breeds?


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UK-based comparison site GoCompare has released a new report revealing the most popular cat and dog breeds on Instagram. Analysing hashtag data, the platform combined the top three hashtags for fifty common breeds to rank the most Instagrammable furry friends that are taking over our feeds - but where does your favoUrite breed score?



Chihuahua revealed as the most Instagrammable dog breed

Chihuahua
Chihuahua
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All dogs are beautiful, but small dogs have stolen the show gaining the most Instagram exposure. With a staggering 42.8 million posts on Instagram, chihuahuas claim the crown for the most aesthetic dog breed. The photogenic pug comes in second with a huge 40.8 million tags. The third is the adorable French Bulldog comes with 38.4 million posts on the platform.

Maine coon revealed as the most Instagrammable cat breed

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Maine Coon
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Cats are also taking the limelight on Instagram — but which are the most Insta worthy? Maine Coon’s rank supreme topping the leaderboard with 9.6 million hashtags. This was closely followed by British Shorthair (8.8 million tags) and tabby cats (7.4 million tags).

British Shorthair
British Shorthair
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Sally Jaques, pet expert at Gocompare, says that people spending more time at home in lockdown, the demand for pets has skyrocketed. “While people have more time to spend with their pets at the moment, you also have to consider the long-term commitments of being a pet owner. For example, working from home will allow you to tend to your pets with more flexibility, but there will inevitably be more time constraints in a post-lockdown world, especially if you will be returning back to work outside the home,” said Sally.

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Tabby Cat
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She further adds, “Another crucial consideration is the best type of breed to suit your lifestyle and your financial circumstances. Training your pets takes a lot of time and effort so you need to be committed to supporting your pet throughout their life. We would always recommend researching the breed you are interested in and speak to other owners if possible. Make sure you understand the nature and personalities of different breeds and their unique needs in relation to what you can offer them.”





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