The most popular pets on Instagram in 2017

Jiffpom is the most popular Instagram pet of 2017 - here are the following nine most-followed.
Jiffpom and Lil Bub Photo credit: Instagram.com

Instagram has released its 2017 Year in Review and with it the list of the most-followed pets in the world.

Jiffpom the Pomeranian is by far the most popular pet on Instagram with a whopping 7 million followers - double the number of the second-placed animal.

Three cats and seven dogs feature in the top ten, with perhaps the most recognisable - Grumpy Cat - coming in at fifth place.

All but one of the list hail from the United States, with the exception of a Japanese dog named Shinjiro Ono.

The top ten most-followed pets of Instagram in 2017 are listed below:

1.  Jiffpom (@jiffpom) - Pomeranian with 7M followers

2.  Nala (@nala_cat) - Cat with 3.5M followers

3.  Doug the Pug (@itsdougthepug) - Pug with 3M followers

4.  Shinjiro Ono (@marutaro) - Shiba Inu with 2.6M followers

5.  Grumpy Cat (@realgrumpycat) - Cat with 2.4M followers

6.  Marnie the Dog (@marniethedog) - Shih Tzu with 2.1M followers

7.  Tuna (@tunameltsmyheart) - Chiweenie with 1.9M followers

8.  JuniperFoxx (@juniperfoxx) - Fox with 1.9M followers

9.  Lil Bub (@iamlilbub) - Cat with 1.6M followers

10. Loki (@loki_the_wolfdog) - Husky with 1.6M followers

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