One of YouTube’s biggest draws is, of course, its vast wealth of cute animal videos. Among the many anonymous cuties are the few YouTube superstars who also have followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Here are a few of the most famous YouTube dogs:
Boo the Pomeranian
As The Atlantic magazine peevishly pointed out in 2012, Boo probably didn’t get to the top of the Internet-celebrity game with cuteness alone. His human mom is rumored to be a “dyed-in-the-wool Facebook employee” who has worked for the company for almost ten years.
But even if Boo did get a bit of a leg up, dedicated fans still worship his cuteness.
Pomeranians were originally bred in Germany. These small, puffy toy dogs were famously owned by royals. They are also lovingly referred to as “Tumbleweeds.” Contrary to their reputation for being coddled- and their delicate appearance – Poms are a very hearty breed. They are generally healthy with minimal breed-specific health issues.
Denver the Guilty Dog
“This is the most dramatic dog video I have ever watched,” reads one of the comments on this video’s page.The guilty dog’s drama hinges on one question: did Denver eat the cat’s treats?
Almost 50 million people watched this shameful moment in poor, guilty-looking Denver’s life.
According to her website, at age 13 Denver is a pretty old doggie. Her main hobbies are napping and playing in the creek behind her family’s house.
Denver is a Labrador Retriever, which makes her a member of the most popular breed in the United States. Labrador Retrievers are known for being intelligent and family-friendly and were originally bred to help hunters by fetching game.
Manny the French Bulldog
Manny has a little brother and loves hanging out with his older sister and his cousin. He is very tolerant when his owners try to dress him up in cute costumes. He also sleeps in sinks, for some reason.
In the 1800s, Bulldogs and small, rat-hunting French dogs were bred to create the French bulldog. Unfortunately, they were initially bred for bull-baiting – but they now lead a much gentler life.
If you have yet to dive into the wonderful world of cute YouTube animal videos, it’s never too late to get started!