In these pictures, see today's hottest country singers with some of their favorite animals. Most of these animals tend to be pets, and these pets are primarily dogs. After all, they are man's (or woman's) best friend. Most of the dogs pictured in our gallery lean towards the smaller side, most likely because touring with these tiny mutts is much easier. For example, LeAnn Rimes appeared on a calendar a while back posing with her Pomeranian pooches, and Hillary Scott can be seen with her teeny little dog named Murphy backstage at a concert.

However, a couple of these pictures are of much more exotic animals. Reba McEntire, for instance, is pictured hugging a macaroni penguin at Sea World. Check out these pictures of country singers and animals and let us know which picture is your favorite.