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Breathtaking Dog Has Competed In Shows Her Whole Life. Now She’s Retiring And Can Finally Be Herself

This Afghan hound named Tea is one of the most beautiful dogs you’ll ever see. With her long silky hair, Tea has earned nine Best in Show awards all before the age of five. She’s the top-ranked Afghan hound in Australia!

LUKE KAVANAGH

LUKE KAVANAGH

Her owner, Luke Kavanagh, of Sydney, Australia, shared a picture of her on social media, which wound up going viral. How could it not? Just look at those locks!

LUKE KAVANAGH

LUKE KAVANAGH

Aside from awards, Tea has also gotten countless endorsement deals from high-end dog food to shampoo.

LUKE KAVANAGH

LUKE KAVANAGH

But Tea is a lot more than just her looks. Under all of that pretty long hair is a silly and playful pup waiting to break out of her shell.

LUKE KAVANAGH

LUKE KAVANAGH

A few months ago, Kavanagh announced Tea’s retirement. This meant no more dog shows, and more importantly, no more long locks.

LUKE KAVANAGH

LUKE KAVANAGH

As the face and body beneath her hair was revealed, so was her spunky personality. Now Tea enjoys being a family dog, and her favorite place to be is the couch.

“She’s loving retirement,” Kavanagh told The Dodo. “She has gone crazy happy. It was as if she realized she didn’t have to behave like a queen anymore and could be a bit cheeky.”

LUKE KAVANAGH

LUKE KAVANAGH

And her happiness definitely shows.

“She’s so Kramer,” Kavanagh added, referring to the character from Seinfeld. “She runs inside so fast that she doesn’t think beyond that so once she gets inside she realizes she needs to stop. She just makes me smile non-stop. She’s so entertaining.”

LUKE KAVANAGH

LUKE KAVANAGH

Just remember: it’s not always what’s on the outside that matters, it’s what’s on the inside that counts the most!

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