So many favorite active dog photos on Instagram! We have seen some fantastic entries into the #dogthusiast hashtag too – keep them coming, and make sure that you follow my StylishCanine account so I can follow you back and see your photos in my stream! Some that we’ve seen coming in to #dogthusiast are already queued up for next week – don’t worry, they’re on deck!

This week we wanted to celebrate our surfing dog friends in a special edition of Wordless Wednesday (which, of course, has a few words. Comparatively-wordless-Wednesday I guess we could call it!) So the surfs up for these dog friends on Instagram.

Our dog friend Haole is a surfing lab in Ventura, CA. Check out his style in this fantastic video – can you believe it? He belongs in the surf.

OK, one more, check this out:

Jedi is an Australian Kelpie buddy down in Huntington Beach, in Southern California, that has our Mort incredibly inspired and ready to employ his balancing skills. Because they match. Kelpie surf style ahoy:

Abbie is another Kelpie who rides waves, and has Mort smitten and ready to haul a board out to the beach. Good thing he can’t drive. Because he says those fire hydrants are now looking pretty darn boring compared to what these dogs are balancing on! Check out this outstanding video of Abbie catching a wave:

Here’s what you can do to be featured on DOGthusiast’s Instagram faves. We’re looking for dogs who are being active in some way – running, leaping, sports, hiking, even out for a walk is cool too.

1. Follow Stylish Canine on Instagram (not @dogthusiast on Instagram – it’s us but we’re not active there!)
2. Hashtag your active dog photo(s) with #dogthusiast.

Optionally tag @StylishCanine on the photo to make sure I see it! I follow the #activedog hashtag, #dogthusiast hashtag, and photos in my daily feed to find photos for this feature! Thanks for participating!

About Author

Jen deHaan is graphic designer, small business owner, and dog person living in Bay Area, California. Jen enjoys learning about dog training and behavior, and has taken several courses and seminars since 2010. She also contributes articles to leading websites, such as Victoria Stilwell's Positively . It all started with a great dog called Mikey (aka "dude"), loved and lost but remembered forever. Jen also runs a freelance business focusing on graphic, web, and UI design at FoundPixel, and a small business creating hand crafted dog products at Stylish Canine.

  • Love it!! I love your active dog wednesdays!! So cool to see dogs surfing this week!! Riley went in the pool for the first time tonight, but I forgot to film it! Next time I will!!

    • I can\’t wait to see it! I really need to get Mort out to the lake again soon (so hot though these days). I wish I could surf so I could do something like this with him :)

  • goldenwoofs

    Sugar is jealous of the surfing dogs :-) Always love seeing them on IG (our favorite SM platform). Happy BlogPaws WW. Golden Woofs

    • +1! It\’s definitely my favorite social platform too. So positive, and fun to see so many dog photos :)

  • Hanging ten like champs! Great shots and videos ☺

  • Talented dogs! That’s one thing I’m never going to be able to teach Mr. N.

    • I hear ya! I bet Mort could do this, but I will never be able to be the one who teaches him ;)

  • It’s Dog or Nothing

    What talented pups!

  • What great videos! We may have to build our Instagram account so we can join the active dog fun.

    • Jen

      It is absolutely fantastic – favorite social media platform. I’d love to see and follow Veruca’s adventures there :)

  • Love it! We are new followers, over fb, twitter and instagram. Come by and say hello!

  • I have always been impressed by surfing dogs. And surfing humans!

  • Surfing dogs? What is this world coming to? BOL!!!!!!!
    Loved it!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!