Get to know the extra members of BTS: All their adorable dogs
Just when the world’s most popular K-pop band, BTS, couldn’t get any sweeter, we find out their dogs are absolutely adorable. They just about break the internet every time a member posts a photo of themselves with one of their dogs.
BTS is a Korean pop, or K-pop, band formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment’s record label. Since then, the group has grown to international fame, going from barely making it on the charts in Korea in 2013 to peaking at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 & Global 200 in 2020.
BTS has some of the cutest pets, and they are a big part of the band’s lives. They’re all over their social media, and fans can’t get enough of their favorite artists with their adorable pets. BTS’s pets have even been the inspiration for songs by various members.
Even if you’re not a fan of K-pop or BTS, you’re going to love these pets. Most of the members own dogs, but there are a few other animals in the BTS pet line up. Get to know the BTS pet family and their loveable owners.
RM owns an American Eskimo Dog named Rap Mon. The name is shorthand for RM’s original stage name, Rap Monster.
RM matches perfectly with the personality of an American Eskimo Dog – both are incredibly intelligent and are natural leaders. RM has an IQ of 149 and taught himself English through watching the American sitcom Friends.
American Eskimo Dogs are also great herders, even though most think of it as a sled dog. RM is widely considered the leader of BTS. He was the reason Jungkook signed with Hit Entertainment after being scouted by multiple entertainment companies. RM also kept the group together when multiple members wanted to quit during the difficult training period.
Jin’s Maltese dog named Jjanggu sadly passed away due to old age in 2017. He then received two sugar gliders he named Eomuk & Odeng – after his parents. They also passed away in 2018 & 2019. He now has another sugar glider he named Gukmul.
Jin’s 2019 song “Tonight” was written with his pets in mind. He also had reservations about sharing his sugar glider online because he feared kids would want them as pets. Sugar gliders are a huge responsibility and require a lot of attention.
Suga just got a brown Toy Poodle named Holly. Holly is the newest member of the BTS pet family – and she’s the cutest.
Suga isn’t known for a bold personality, and neither is a Toy Poodle. Toy Poodles are known as show dogs and for their regal appearance. Suga is an introvert and can come off as a little standoffish, much like this breed. However, like Suga, Toy Poodles are incredibly loyal & sweet. They also show their goofier sides when excited.
J-Hope currently has a Shih Tzu named Mickey. J-Hope always has Mickey in adorable little outfits and has his hair done up in bows & clips. Shih Tzus & J-Hope have one thing in common: they are very loyal & family-oriented.
Shih Tzus are companion dogs, and their favorite place is to sit on your lap. According to dogtime.com, “[Shih Tzus are] happiest when they’re with their family, giving and receiving attention.”
J-Hope struggled with being away from his family during the training process and almost quit BTS. His family is very important to him – including his BTS family. J-Hope often sets the mood within BTS with his big personality, cheering everyone up when they’re down. Shih Tzus do the same but when relaxing on your lap, a more subtle approach compared to J-Hope.
V is an animal lover and currently owns three dogs & a cat with his family. His three dogs are named Soonshim, Ssyongssyong, and Yeontan.
V’s Pomeranian Yeontan is the most well-known of all the BTS dogs. Yeotan lived with BS while they were in the dorm, and the whole group is close to him. We also love the adorable Soonshim, the biggest of V’s three dogs.
Jungkook owns a Maltese and named him Gureum. In Korean, the name translates to cloud, so fans have nicknamed the dog “Cloudie.”
Jungkook is the youngest member of BTS, and he’s known to be a little shy, but his bandmates have helped him to come out of his shell. Malteses are the same way. They are known to be hams but only after socialization & training.
Jimin used to own a dog, but after it passed away, he said he would never own another pet. Jimin got his dog, Ddosun, as a puppy and never wants to adopt another pet since he loved him so much.
Which is your favorite BTS dog? Let us know in the comments.