Loki the three-year-old Wolfdog has a huge social media following, and has better adventures than most humans. He’s got more than 400,000 Instagram followers and the latest YouTube video he stars in has over one million views and growing. One photo of the Colorado-based dog lounging in a hammock gathered 50,000 likes on Instagram, so what makes him so popular?
His owner Kelly takes Loki on all his outdoor adventures
Communication with the man himself proved difficult, so his owner Kelly Lund told us why he thinks Loki has got so many fans.
“People like dogs”
“You know, I think he’s relatable – people like dogs,” says Kelly. “He’s pretty special; he’s a low content wolf dog, his dad was a wolf dog, and he has a unique personality.”
Loki garners thousands of likes for every picture
“I think everyone enjoys seeing the outdoors and our adventures,” says Kelly. “Something along the lines of our latest YouTube video, it’s relatable. I think people enjoy seeing the relationship Loki and I have.”
“I think people enjoy seeing the relationship Loki and I have”
The Instagram account featuring Loki started in November 2013 and has grown since. But it was the picture of him lounging in the hammock that really attracted him to people.
Kelly's friends told him he should give Loki his own instagram account
Kelly started the account after filling his own account with photos of Loki - and his friends said he should give the dog his own account.
The pair go camping in the Rocky Mountains
Kelly explained: "People would give me a hard time, saying I needed to start one for him. I was in Wyoming and took some cool shots and thought 'now's the time to do it!'"
Loki enjoys his treks around Colorado
The pair spend a lot of time on Colorado trekking and camping in the Rocky Mountains. But the pair have also visited the North West of America, Nevada and Texas.
Kelly takes Loki with him on his adventures
Kelly says the popularity of the instagram page has given him a reason to work on his photography skills. He says: I'm in no way a professional photographer - I just have a good looking dog people like to see pictures of!"
"I just have a good looking dog people like to see pictures of!"
And you’ll be glad to know that fame hasn’t gone to Loki’s head. Kelly says: “He is oblivious. We’re not in the public too much! He just lives his life with me and does what I do.”