Introducing Sexiest Man Alive Contender Ryan Lochte’s Wingman…

Hot Dog! Ryan Lochte isn’t afraid to share a picture frame with his prized pooch…

During his Sexiest Man Alive shoot for People magazine, the 28-year-old half-Cuban American swimming sensation – who picked up five medals at the 2012 London Games – did more than flaunt his oh-so-fit form and charming smile.

Ryan Lochte

Lochte showed off Carter, a 5-year-old Doberman pinscher and his chick magnet.

“He is a good wingman because he’s a beautiful dog,” Lochte tells People. “Girls come up to me and go, ‘Oh my god, where’s Carter? He’s so good looking!'”

And ladies man Lochte, who hit the beach with Carter for their shoot, has nothing but puppy love for his wingman.

“He’s my best friend and I love him,” says Lochte. “I just need to take him wherever I go and I’ll be set.”