The 12 Dogs of Christmas: Tuna

We recap the most awesome dogs of 2013. Today we focus on a small pup with a massive Instagram following.

Phillip Mlynar  |  Dec 19th 2013


In celebration of the year-end festive season, Dogster is casting a canine-focused eye back on the most notably lovable dogs that helped light up 2013. Each day we’ll be profiling one honorable hound. We’re tagging it “the 12 Dogs of Christmas.”

Today we’re looking at a photogenic favorite …

4. Tuna

Tuna is described by his owner as being a “Chiweenie with an aggressive overbite [and] lower jawline-dysfunction,” but we like to think of him as an unabashed Instagram superstar. The diminutive canine boasts more than 600,000 followers who tune in (sorry) daily to catch his latest poses and antics, which often feature him snuggled up in a blanket, sporting rabbit ears, or proudly baring his gnashers to the camera.

The social media rise of Tuna came about after he was found abandoned by a roadside in San Diego. He ended up being taken to a local farmer’s market wherein he was adopted by Courtney Dasher, who also embarked on a step-by-step name changing process: The dog went from being known as Wormy to Mr. Burns to Toonie before eventually settling into a role as Tuna. It totally suits him.

Pleasingly, a quick dip into Tuna’s Instagram realm reveals that he’s totally embracing the Christmas season and seems to love the fit of his lil’ Santa outfit.

Enjoy the rest of the 12 Dogs of Christmas here:

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