A gorgeous smiley pooch has stolen the hearts of dog lovers across the country after flashing a stunning smile to the cameraman during a national dog show.
The Nederlandse Kooikerhondje certainly knew how to work the stage, impressing judges and the crowd as it strutted its stuff around the ring at the 17th annual National Dog Show presented by Purina.
Showing off its perfect features, the beautiful pup gave viewers at home a laugh as it stared down the camera man while prancing along happily. Not taking its eyes away from the camera, the dog then flashed a cute smile before moving on with the rest of its performance.
Despite the pup’s beautiful personality and great performance, it sadly didn’t take home the top position on the day. That honour went to an incredibly sleek and equally as stunning whippet by the name of Whiskey.
Whiskey, who is also known as GCHP Pinnacle Tennessee Whiskey was the clear winner in the competition, beating more than 2,000 other adorable dogs. He was joined by Billy the Lhasa Apso, Ducky the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Irupe the Doberman Pinscher, Bogie the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, King the Wire Fox Terrier and Bella the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, who all took out prime positions for the much-anticipated event.
Speaking to People, Whiskey’s owner Chelsea Smithey said while the pooch is a bit of a star, above all, he is their best mate.
“First and foremost he is our companion and pet — we love him, he sleeps in our bed. I could show you all of these pictures on my phone of him curled upside down, every which way, hanging off the bed. I mean he’s just a great dog,” she told the publication.
Other standout pups of the day included a harrier who took to the stage with his young owner. The pair looked super happy to be sharing in the special moment as they joyfully ran up and down the stage.
Then there was the absolutely adorable little fluffy pup that was spotted giving its owner a little lick on the hand. The beautiful moment was shared on Twitter with the caption: “Omg this is so pure”.
And a long-haired beauty, that looked like an absolute angel as it glided around the arena, it’s long fur floating behind it. “This dog has better hair than u [sic],” a post of Twitter read.