But when dogs are exposed to lots of different people who look different and dress differently, they can become accustomed to all sorts of things. And without a fear of hats, sometimes you can even get your dog to wear one.
Since our pups just want to please us most of the time, many will sit still for an obligatory photo shoot.
These 50 good doggos are donning their finest headgear – and, for the most part, looking happy about it.
1. Ready for adventure
Either way, he looks very pleased to have his photos taken looking like Indiana Jones.
Then again, he looks like he’s a perpetually happy pup. The best kind!
2. Cute in a cap
Or perhaps chess in the park?
Either way, we’d take sage advice from this dog.
Do they even let dogs in without the appropriate headwear?
4. Baby, you’re a star
A little humiliation is a small price to pay, right?
And, frankly, once you get to 5 hats, the effect is totally worth the effort.
5. The local paw patrol
They don’t look thrilled about it, but they make just take their hat-wearing very seriously. Who can fault them for that?
He seems to be ok with his beanie – probably because he was wearing one before it was cool.
7. Bar bro
Of course, we count dog years differently, so he’s probably good to throw a few back. He’s certainly dressed for it.
8. Even more cuddly
She looks like she’s about to go work on her dissertation on her typewriter and reward herself with some knitting and Netflix later.
9. The graduate
That wholesome smile that looks full of pride at his accomplishment, his willingness to sit still and wear a hat – clearly he knows it’s a special day.
10. Pleased as punch
Clearly, she’s stoked about her new jaunty cap.
11. Brewery bud
What do you think he likes to do when he kicks back?
He looks like a baseball fan to us.
12. The goodest lawyer
We’re not sure about his understanding of the law though.
But to be fair, we never asked.
13. Famous faces
She’s a TikTok star, but you can find her wearing many more hats on Instagram as well.
Even Lizzo knows this dog!
14. Birthday boy
Especially since most of them are, like Polo here, posing for photos in hats AND waiting to eat their cake.
15. A silly sombrero
We don’t know anything about Frito’s owners, so we’re gonna chill out when it comes to treading the line here on being culturally reductive.
After all, this is just about dogs wearing hats.
16. Fresh new look
If it makes you happy, sometimes that’s enough to make your dog happy.
Aren’t these animals amazing?
17. Gone swimmin’
We’re just happy to see that she’s more careful than most humans when it comes to sun protection.
We couldn’t help but laugh out loud when we saw the quality side-eye this dog was putting out.
We approve of this message, whatever it is.
19. Top hat and tail
We’re simply not sophisticated enough to be fully versed in top hat etiquette.
We are, however, impressed that he’s willing to balance it atop his head.
20. Grandma, what soft fur you have
Ok, Red Riding Hood references aside, this dog looks like a sweet little old lady.
She also knows just how cute she looks and is ready to get lots of awws and chin scratches because of it.
And how funny is his little face when he catches the ball and stands still to keep it up there?
We hope he got lots of treats for that!
22. There’s a new sheriff in town
Giving them, not getting them, of course,
23. Oh captain, my captain
And while we love her hat, we hope she has a life jacket too if she’s out from shore.
24. What are you laughing at?
Don’t be laughing at this canine’s cowboy hat.
Otherwise, you’ll find yourself on the wrong end of one seriously dirty look.
25. The fuzziest cowboy
And he looks darn fine in it if you ask us.
We didn’t know there was such a wide market for dog cowboy hats.
26. Why do they do this to me?
But there’s something about being stuck up there with something on your head and not being able to move while someone snaps your photo that makes us hope she’s getting cake later. And we think that’s what her face is saying too.
27. Hats on, tongues out
Of course, it all makes for a sweet photo of this 8-year-old boy.
We just hope the photoshoot was quick so he could stop licking his lips and dig into that birthday cake!
28. Party time
But can someone explain the angle on this photo? Is she laying down? Jumping up? We’re so confused.
29. Why so serious?
And those big eyes? Do you think they scream “I want to make you proud”? or “I really want the treat that’s in your hand”?
30. Oui oui, we love it
We hope those ears and nice and warm and that someone pet this sweet dog for at least an hour after this photo was taken.
That’s what we would have done.
31. Beach bum
It looks a bit cloudy, but Captain is smart enough to know those rays come through the clouds as well.
How he feels about the glow stick collar is another matter.
32. Winter pupper
It’s definitely the type that talks to neighbors and passersby about the last storm and pontificates about how many more inches they’re due to get.
33. Pink is for everyone
We’re just not entirely sure he thinks it’s cool.
But he did have to sit still while they tied it under his chin, so he is a good sport.
34. Wild wild west
Or perhaps they are just the most popular hats made in dog sizes. That raises a whole other series of questions, but we’re not interested in how cute this pup looks.
35. Happy birthday boy
Just look at this guy in his birthday hat.
We know dogs don’t smile, but he really looks pleased to be celebrating.
36. Off to the links
Or maybe he’s going to the local pub for a pint.
Either way, we’d join him.
If he were a human we would guess he had a lot of canvas tote bags and was into backyard farming.
38. All dressed up
We just hope he’s more pleased than he looks.
After all, it’s Halloween, so the night is supposed to be all about treats, right? Or is he just getting tricks?
39. He’s too cool
And he looks like he knows just how cool he looks and is willing to get his photo taken so everyone else knows too.
40. Casual weekend look
It’s a solid plan.
And who wants to do their hair every day when you can just throw on a baseball cap?
41. Stylish not stuffy
“This dog looks like Samuel L. Jackson making his way to buy himself a coffee at a local independent coffee shop on a cool Sunday morning after a Saturday evening spent at a dinner party with friends.”
We see it.
42. Ready for anything
Sure, she’s got the Indiana Bones vibe going on, but we think that’s a more common hat.
43. Weekend warrior
She’s clearly into buying swag from local businesses to support them and in her spare time she hits up the local minor league baseball park on dollar hotdog night (but doesn’t stay for the fireworks).
44. You better watch out
We’re not sure how much he actually loves Christmas. It’s clearly both a blessing and a curse.
45. Boss boy
He doesn’t enjoy having his photo taken, especially during poker nights when the stakes are high.
And he’s clearly in the market for a bigger hat.
46. Jaunty chapeau
Either way, he’s willing to tell you how much better and more authentic things were years ago, before your time.
Later, he’s going to sit outside and pretend to read a newspaper for a few hours.
47. Stormy weather
Her boho look ensures no one quite knows when she’s trying to flirt, but guys buy her drinks anyway.
48. Fluff monster
He looks like he’s headed to the skate park later to learn some new tricks.
49. The happiest boy
He is a Golden Retriever after all.
It’s like they were born just to look wholesome.
50. Dahling, it’s a vibe
And if you’re somehow offended that it looks like he’s wearing female accessories, just remember he’s a dog and he doesn’t care.
He looks mahvelous.