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Pictures: Dogs dazzle at carnival in Brazil

Pictures: Dog carnival in Brazil
The coolest canines came out this weekend in Rio De Janeiro
Dog in costume taking part in carnival
The pretty pooches were parading along Copacabana beach
Dog in costume taking part in carnival
They were taking part in a mini festival that takes place every year
Dog in costume taking part in carnival
The mini festival is called "blocao," which is a play on the Portuguese words for "street party" and "dog"
Dog in costume taking part in carnival
Dog owners dress their furry friends up in sequins, glitter and even paint their toe-nails!
Dog in costume taking part in carnival
The pup party is one of hundreds of mini events that take place before the world-famous Rio Carnival starts later this week.
Dog in costume taking part in carnival