The Shar-Pei Instagram account that everyone is rushing to subscribe to isn’t your typical dog account. The puppy named Tonkey Bear is an extremely cute Shar-Pei and his face looks like a teddy bear. According to the “Today” show on Friday, the 4-month-old pup is drawing in followers by the thousands and in almost eight week he has garnered 150,000 followers.
The dog’s owner Christine Park, decided, to share her puppy’s images with the world and the response has been overwhelmingly popular. Offering up how the dog looks so much like a teddy bear, the feel good images are perfect to look at when having a rough day or look for a cute moment online to embrace. While the owner wasn’t expecting the dog to reach fame, it appears that she doesn’t mind that her dog gets a little extra attention.
Tonkey Bear doesn’t live in an one home dog situation either. The young pup shares her home with a couple of humans and Maxi, a 2-year-old collie-mix. Getting along great with the family, it seems that the fame hasn’t gone to his head even with one of the most popular Shar-Pei Instagram account currently online.
So why would anyone who isn’t a celebrity want to own a Shar-Pei? According to US Weekly on Thursday, the breed is considered a designer dog, Christine Park sought out a Shar-Pei after becoming familiar with the breed’s history. The breed originates from China and was near extinction in the 1970s. Best known for their wrinkly coats, the dogs are usually well behaved and fairly small in size. Of course, as everyone can see with Tonkey Bear, they are also extremely adorable looking.