Adorable Portraits of Trotter the French Bulldog Modeling Various Outfits

There’s a new rising star on Instagram, and he’s only one year old and walks around on four legs. It’s Trotter, a San Francisco-based French Bulldog owned by photographer Sonya Yu. Six months ago, Yu — a professional food photographer — began dressing Trotter up in various costumes and snapping clever portraits of the outfits.

Amazingly, Trotter plays along and does a great job at pug-mugging for the camera. Yu tells the Huffington Post that Trotter has been groomed for the camera from the get-go:

We’ve been training her since she was young so she’s really a photo-ready dog. She is very good about posing. She just stands still.

Here’s a selection of the hilarious portraits that have been captured so far:

As you might expect, Yu’s fashion photographs of Trotter have been gaining a good deal of attention. The Instagram account dedicated to the portraits, @trotterpup, has already attracted over 40,000 followers so far, and will likely have many more as these photographs go viral.

This has caused Trotter to become something of a mini-celebrity in the San Francisco area. Yu states, “Sometimes we’ll be walking down the street and complete strangers will come up to us and ask, ‘Is that Trotter?’ They get very excited to meet her in person.”

(via Colossal and HuffPo)

P.S. You can also find some of Yu’s personal work here.

Image credits: Photographs by Sonya Yu and used with permission

  • Joey Duncan

    hahah pretty funny.

  • Rhet

    That poor dog…

  • Vlad Dusil


    My favorite doggygrammer (?) is “thiswildidea” and his coonhound Maddie. Master champion posing right there.

  • John Kantor

    Hopefully the world will end December 21 – before there’s a sequel.

  • Rob

    Am i missing something or are these just pictures of a dog in clothes? The only thing that changes is the outfit the poor creature has been put in

  • Tail-Waggers

    Oh boy!! This is hilarious…. I am not a big fan of dressing up dogs but your dog seems pretty comfortable posing for you. I think this is an adorable sequence of Frenchie pictures… I will share this post for sure :)

  • Lainer

    Poor Frenchie. I normally hate dressed up dogs, but I adore Frenchies so…

  • lynn

    Love it. We also have a brindel frenchie and my son has a pied and a buff. Great dogs.

  • mckenna

    my family haz a brindel frenchie

  • Jennifer Ireland

    That is a bit mean, I hope he got lots of doggy treats after that photoshoot!

  • mike

    the images in this article are being hosted by IMGUR, you should see to move them to your own CDN as to not piggy back upon another service’s bandwidth. I see most articles on this site use the petapixel CDN.