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We’re about half way through the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the U.S.A. Olympians have claimed 26 gold, 22 silver, and 24 bronze medals…something tells us they’re not done yet!

In case you needed yet another reason to obsess over our Olympic Athletes, we thought we’d share with you photos of the world-class competitors with their dogs:

1. Michael Phelps (Men’s swimming) and his French Bulldog.

Too much cute for one photo.
 

 

A photo posted by Juno (@msjuno) on Jun 21, 2015 at 9:09am PDT

A man after our own hearts.
 

michael phelps and dog

Throwin’ it back—just look at those locks!
 

michael phelps and dogs

 

2. Brianna Rollins (Women’s Track & field) and her Bulldog.

Coolness factor? Through the roof.
 

 

A photo posted by Brianna Rollins (@brirollin) on Nov 7, 2015 at 2:37pm PST

Buddy as a puppy, because he’s as cute as a button.
 

 

A video posted by Brianna Rollins (@brirollin) on Apr 23, 2014 at 2:18pm PDT

 

3. Ben Blankenship (Men’s Track & field) and his Bluetick Coonhound.

Swoon.
 

A gorgeous dog and photo skills to boot? Yes, please.
 

 

4. Amy Cragg (Women’s marathon) and her Bulldog.

Can you say fit fam?!
 

 

5. Ryan Lochte (Men’s swimming) and his Doberman Pinscher.

We’ll just leave this here…
 

ryan lochte and dobie

Man and his BFF; so much love in one photo.
 

 

A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on Apr 20, 2016 at 10:37am PDT

Okay so this clearly isn’t Lochte’s Dobie (it’s a Bullmastiff), but HOW SWEET IS THIS?
 

 

A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on Oct 17, 2015 at 5:21pm PDT

 

6. Venus Williams (Women’s tennis) and her Havanese.

Taking a break court side.
 

 

A photo posted by Venus Williams (@venuswilliams) on Jul 19, 2016 at 4:10pm PDT

When in Rome…cute selfies with your pup, duh!
 

 

A photo posted by Venus Williams (@venuswilliams) on Jun 18, 2015 at 2:23pm PDT

 

7. Serena Williams (Women’s tennis) and her Yorkie.

This is so majestic.
 

 

A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Dec 19, 2015 at 6:06pm PST

They <3 naps, and we <3 them.
 

 

A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Feb 22, 2016 at 6:01am PST

 

8. Simone Biles (Women’s gymnastics) and her FOUR (!) German Shepherd Dogs.

Gold medalist by day, dog conductor all other times.
 

 

A photo posted by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on Aug 26, 2015 at 4:21pm PDT

How cute are they?
 

 

A photo posted by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on Mar 20, 2016 at 2:11pm PDT

Why get one watchdog when you can have four?!

 

 

9. Desiree Linden (Women’s marathon) and her Golden and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

Picture perfect duo.
 

 

A photo posted by desiree linden (@des_linden) on Jul 5, 2013 at 2:33pm PDT

Ready to nap…
 

 

A photo posted by desiree linden (@des_linden) on Jun 2, 2016 at 6:30am PDT

Annnnd ready to go!
 

 

A photo posted by desiree linden (@des_linden) on Jul 24, 2012 at 12:33pm PDT

10. Kerry Walsh (Women’s Beach volleyball) and her…”family dogs.”

We had to!
 

 

We may be the dog's champion, but the men and women of the U.S. Olympic games are our champions! Congrats to all of you from all of us at the American Kennel Club, and thanks for all you do!

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