Ryan Lochte Bares All (With His Dog's Help)

Each Saturday, we'll comb the week's celebrity pet news and declare which animal had the best week in the media. Feel free to shout out suggestions on our Facebook page!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. We think this picture is worth, well, more than that. And while we shouldn't have to spell out for you why Ryan Lochte's dog had the best week ever, here goes: Carter got to pose with his swimming star owner in People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive issue.

(The dog appears in the top right corner of the photograph, in case you were ... uh, distracted.)

The Olympic heartthrob didn't win People's ultimate honor — that went to actor Channing Tatum, pictured at left on the cover. But since Lochte is posing with his 5-year-old Doberman, he's a winner in our book.

"He is a good wingman because he's a beautiful dog," Lochte told People about Carter.

Because bringing along a canine wingman can never hurt. Even if you're Ryan Lochte.


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