Chester is a very grumpy looking Shiba Inu

Chester is a very grumpy looking Shiba Inu (Picture: @grumpysheeb/Jam Press)

Meet Chester, your new favourite Instagram dog.

Here to fill the hole in our hearts left by Tardar Sauce, better known as Grumpy Cat, Chester is a Shiba Inu who looks like he’s permanently crotchety.

Naturally that’s won him a lot of fans online. Shiba Inu dogs usually look so blissfully happy, even when they’re stuck in bushes, and are basically the internet’s favourite breed.

Take a Shiba Inu and make it look grouchy and you’ve got a relatable pup that can take over the internet.

Chester has nearly 10,000 followers on his Instagram, many of whom create fan art of his apparent bad temper.

There's a new grumpy pet in town - This Shiba Inu always looks grumpy and people are in love

The dog has no conditions… that’s just his face (Picture: @grumpysheeb/Jam Press)

Chester is a grumpy looking dog

And we love it (Picture: @grumpysheeb/Jam Press)

The dog has always had a resting tetchy face, ever since Kirby Kaufman, 29, adopted Chester from the Nebraska Humane Society in July 2017.

He does occasionally look like he might be smiling, but most of the time his eyes are shaped as though his eyebrows are furrowed and his mouth has a distinct downward turn.

Unlike a lot of animals who look grumpy but are actually really friendly, Chester isn’t the most upbeat of pets.

‘Chester doesn’t get along with other dogs,’ says Kirby. ‘He’s an only child.’

Along with not gelling with puppy pals, Chester can kick off if you make any changes to his lifestyle without proper warning. We relate.

Chester is very 'food-motivated' and hates change.

Chester is very ‘food-motivated’ and hates change. Same, Chester (Picture: @grumpysheeb/Jam Press)

Kirby says: ‘Chester is very much of a creature of habit. So moving furniture around or disturbing his bubble (the size of New York) is asking for trouble.

‘He rarely barks, but he’ll act out when you do something that upsets him.’

He’s also extremely ‘food motivated’. See what we mean about Chester being relatable for the masses?

Chester the grumpy shiba inu posing with fan art and merch

He doesn’t seem impressed by his fan art (Picture: @grumpysheeb/ Jam Press)

grumpy Shiba Inu Chester always looks angry

What is he so angry about? (Picture: @grumpysheeb/ Jam Press)

Kirby started an Instagram account for Chester after his grouchy face attracted attention on Facebook pages such as Shiba Inu Crazy People and Dogspotting.

‘It’s really exciting,’ she said. ‘The account has an audience engagement rate of nearly 30%. Anything over 3% is above average.

‘For example, Barack Obama and Kim Kardashian have engagement rates of 3% and under. However, they both have millions of followers. So the math is a bit different.

close-up of Chester the grumpy shiba inu dog

Always watching, always grouchy (Picture: @grumpysheeb/ Jam Press)

‘On Facebook, they use angry (aka amgery) reacts to be in solidarity with his grumpiness.

‘Overall, the comments are positive. We do get people asking for fan merchandise. Several people have made their own fan art of Chester, which is really cool.

‘And then there are the haters. But haters gonna hate.’

True that.

Anyone else bookmarking Chester’s account for all future reaction pics?

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