A dog dubbed the smiliest in the world because of his big cheesy grin is such a hit that he gets stopped for selfies every time he goes for a walk.
Twenty month old Seb has won an army of admirers for his gorgeous grin as he smirks away dozens of times a day.
The pedigree Shiba Inu’s owner gets regular requests for her pet to get pictures with fans in his hometown of Crumlin, Caerphilly, South Wales.
Elin Gould, 20, a wedding planner, first noticed her happy hound’s smile when he was just five months old.
Seb has been dubbed the smiliest dog in the world for his cheesy grin
The Shiba Inu breed has won an army of admirers for his beaming smile that he pulls dozens of times a day
She says he is at his happiest when he goes for walk, and is always willing to be stopped by strangers for a photo.
Ms Gould said: ‘Seb is like a celebrity in the area. We can’t go for a walk without getting stopped by people asking to take photos of him.
‘He absolutely loves the attention and he knows how beautiful he is, he is quite a poser. Whenever you point the camera at him he strikes a pose and smiles.
‘He must the world’s smiliest dog, he is always smiling, bless him. He will just be lying in his bed and smiling away.
He is happiest when he goes out for walks, and is often stopped by strangers who want to get a selfie with him
The 20-month-old almost never stops smiling, even when he’s at home
Ower Elin Gould (right) says she thinks he is the smiliest dog in the world, and he has won a huge online following
‘Every time I see him smiling I quickly get my phone to take a picture, I have hundreds.
‘He is just a really happy dog, I have never seen another dog who smiles as much as he does. You can tell he just really loves life.
‘At the moment the thing that makes him the happiest is licking people, going for walks and running around the garden.
‘He also smiles loads if you scratch his ears for him and if you stop he gives you this look like ‘come on, tickle me again’.
Ms Gould brought home Seb for the first time when he was just two months old (left) and he hasn’t stopped smiling since
‘Everyone who sees him falls in love with him. He’s got hundreds of online followers and people even send us smile requests.’
After hearing about the Shiba Inu breed Ms Gould searched online for a puppy and stumbled across Seb.
When she brought Seb home when he was just two months old, everyone thought the copper-coated and pointy-eared pooch was a fox.
But she says he is the perfect pet, who is extremely loving and intelligent.
Ms Gould says he is happiest licking people, going for walks and running around the garden
Seb, who Ms Gould describes as the ‘perfect pet’ even smiles in his dog bed as he drifts off to sleep
Elin said: ‘When we got Seb he was so tiny, he looked just like a fox. People still ask me now if he is a fox but it’s just his breed, they are such beautiful dogs.
‘Seb is so lovely, he is really independent and really affectionate. And he is so intelligent, he picks things up really quickly.
‘When he was a puppy he worked out how to unlock his crate and if he sees you put something away in a drawer he’ll go and open the drawer to get it back out again.
‘He loves cuddles but it has to be on his terms. He’ll come and sit next to you and when he’s ready to snuggle he’ll nuzzle his head into you, it’s very cute. He is really great.’