One of the biggest running jokes surround K-Pop pets is that almost every idol seems to own the same little, white dog. And, truthfully, the jokes hold a lot of truth. Some of the most popular dog breeds among idols are naturally small with white coats—such as the Maltese, for example. Just take a look at these 8 idols with adorable lookalike Maltese pups.
1. Jisoo (BLACKPINK)
BLACKPINK’s Jisoo has a Maltese dog named Dalgom.
Dalgom is currently around 5 years old, and he’s known for his laidback personality. Jisoo once tried to take him to a dog training center, but it turned out that Dalgom isn’t the best listener. One thing he is great at, however, is helping Jisoo keep her sleep paralysis at bay.
2. Joy (Red Velvet)
Red Velvet’s Joy has a Maltese dog named Haetnim.
Haetnim is currently around 2 years old, and she already has her own Instagram account (@haetnimee) with over 100,000 followers. Joy is known for being a big dog lover, recently appearing on KBS’s Dogs are Incredible, so fans were overjoyed when she finally got a puppy of her own.
3. Dahyun (TWICE)
TWICE’s Dahyun has a Maltese dog named Ari.
Dahyun adopted Ari around 3 years ago. Beforehand, Daehyun was actually scared of animals. So, she adopted Ari to help her overcome her fears—and it worked perfectly, as the two are inseparable now.
4. Youngjae (GOT7)
GOT7’s Youngjae has a Maltese dog named Coco.
Coco is currently around 5 years old, and Youngjae loves her unconditionally. In fact, he even recently two wrote songs for his beloved pup. The lyrics of one of them, titled “Because You Waited”, ask what Coco does while Youngjae is busy with work.
5. Seungkwan (SEVENTEEN)
SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan has a Maltese dog named Bookkeu.
A star just like SEVENTEEN, Bookkeu has his own Instagram account with almost 150,000 followers (@bookkeu_puppy). Seungkwan loves Bookkeu so much, he even once brought the pup to a fan meeting after the group’s Show! Music Core performance.
6. Tiffany (Girls’ Generation)
Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany has two Maltese dogs named Princess Fluffy and Prince Fluffy.
Tiffany is Prince and Princess’s biggest fan, to the point that she even has a polaroid photo of them in her phone case. She always makes sure they get plenty of screen-time on her Instagram account, too.
7. Changmin (TVXQ)
TVXQ’s Changmin has a Maltese dog named Mangdoong.
Mangdoong is one of the OG K-Pop Maltese dogs. She’s been with Changmin for over a decade, and the two are still inseparable. Changmin recently adopted a sister for Mangdoong named Buzzi, but while the dogs look pretty similar, Buzzi is actually a Bichon Frise.
8. Leeteuk (Super Junior)
Super Junior’s Leeteuk has a Maltese dog named Shimkoong.
Shimkoong’s name means “heart flutter” in Korean, which is perfect for such a precious pooch. Leeteuk always makes sure she’s heart-flutteringly cute by dressing her in fashionable outfits.