Yeontan Wiki, Age, Owner, Photos, Videos, Biography & More


BTS, the seven-member South Korean boy band that wowed the world with their music, is not a seven-member band after all. Reportedly, according to Army (BTS fandom), there is an eighth member, Yeontan. Yeontan is a black and tan Pomeranian and the pet dog of Kim Tae-hyung, the frontman of BTS.

Wiki / Bio

Kim Yeontan was born on September 7, 2017 (age 4 years; from 2021). It’s a teacup pomeranian. Kim Tae-hyung adopted him after he was born. Reportedly, when Tae-hyung met Tan, he seemed angry and Tae-hyung thought he wanted a lot of hugs. It was first introduced to the public on Jin’s birthday V Live, that is, on December 4, 2017. Kim Tae-hyung only showed a glimpse of Yeontan behind the glass.

Yeontan being introduced to the army during Jin V Live's birthday

Yeontan being introduced to the army during Jin V Live’s birthday

Some time later, Tae-hyung officially introduced Yeontan in a separate video.

A fragment of the clip of Yeontan's official introduction to the army

A fragment of the clip of Yeontan’s official introduction to the army

Since his introduction to Army, he has received a lot of love and adoration from them.

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Yeontan’s owner is V, also known as BTS’s Kim Tae-hyung. Kim Tae-hyung is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor.

Yeontan with Kim Tae-hyung

Yeontan with Kim Tae-hyung

V always wanted to adopt a dog, but was afraid that he would not be able to care for it properly. V met many people and an animal trainer named Kang Hyung Wook before adopting a pet dog; Tae-hyung even spent time with many dogs. Kang Hyung Wook said that he was impressed by V’s concern and preparations before bringing a pet home. When V was choosing his pet, he came across Yeontan, who stood out among all the other cubs. He made a strong impression on V. V adopted Kim Yeontan despite knowing that he had a health condition; has a narrow respiratory tract.

Kim Tae-hyung’s family

Due to BTS’s busy schedule, he often has to travel all over the world. That is why Kim Yeontan lives in V’s parents’ house.

BTS members

When Yeontan was adopted, he spent a good amount of time with all the BTS members, so he shares a close bond with all the BTS members. Tan appears often with BTS members on social media platforms. Of all the BTS members, he is seen the most frequently with Park Ji-min. He likes to sit in Jung-kook’s arms.

Yeontan with BTS

Yeontan with BTS

Facts / Curiosities

  • Their nicknames are Tan and Tannie.
  • Its name Yeontan is derived from the Korean word ‘Yeontan’, which means ‘charcoal briquettes’. According to V, he kept the name of his pet Yeontan because he is as black as charcoal and his eyebrows are his main feature.
  • In December 2020, Army’s criticized a pet food company named Goldrony for feeding her while filming Yeontan and uploading the video to YouTube for alleged promotional purposes. In the video, a female hand can be seen feeding Yeontan. Yeontan reportedly went to a vet when a person from Goldrony approached him and decided to offer him pet food. The company was not only accused of filming and feeding Yeontan, but also of promoting its brand without permission from V.

  • In an interview with GQ magazine, Tae-hyung revealed that Tan was very stubborn because he didn’t eat; he just liked to eat sandwiches.
  • On Yeontan’s birthdays, various social media platforms are trending with hashtags ‘Happy BirthdayYeontan’ or ‘nYearsWithYeontan’ (where n is the number of birthdays), followed by charity projects and animal donations by the Army around the world. In 2021, when Yeontan turned four years old, Army celebrated his birthday with many hashtags; # 4YearsWithYeontan was # 1 trend worldwide. Like every year, many fans did charity projects and donated to animal charities.
  • Kim Tae-hyung once compared Yeontan to Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat.
  • In February 2021, BTS released BE Essential Edition. As a promotional activity, all the members of BTS created individual voice memos. Big Hit Music released Tae-hyung’s note along with a video, which featured Tae-hyung singing the opening verses of the song ‘Blue & Gray.’ In the video, he is seen with Yeontan, who was modeling alongside Tae-hyung. After the video, Yeontan and Tae-hyung were trending in different countries on Twitter.
  • In November 2021, BTS was filming Butter for Good Morning America in a video made while BTS was playing with a cup of Pomeranian tea. In the video, V played more with the dog. He argued that the dog was different from Yeontan. Tan has gained weight and is a Godzilla.
  • In December 2021, V uploaded a photo of Yeontan to his personal Instagram account. Yeontan broke his owner’s record by getting 10 million likes on his photo in 6 hours and 10 minutes; Tae-hyung previously ranked No. 1 in photo popularity with his record of 6 hours and 19 minutes.


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