17 Images of Dogs Enjoying a Windy Day

Bruno, a mixed bearded collie, walks in the wind in Cornwall, England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images

We all appreciate a refreshing breeze from time to time, but when a dog stops to enjoy the wind or sticks its head out a car window, there's more to it than simply a pleasing sensation.

Another reason dogs like a little wind in their faces is because of all the information they can gather.

With 220 million olfactory cells in their snouts, dogs can detect scents up to a million times better than we can.

They also have secondary olfactory system known as the Jacobson's organ, a patch of sensory cells located in the main nasal chamber with nerves that share detected chemical information directly with the brain.

These two smell-detecting systems enable dogs to pick up on all kinds of sensory information, so when you see a dog with its face directed toward the wind, he’s not just enjoying the breeze — he's also investigating his surroundings.

Below, take a look at some happy windswept canines.

A dog's mouth is caught up in the wind.
A dog's mouth is caught up in the wind. Phil Stev/Shutterstock

A dog's mouth is caught up in the wind.

An Afghan hound marches against the wind.
An Afghan hound marches against the wind. Marina Plevako/Shutterstock

An Afghan hound with a luxurious mane marches against strong winds.

A Yorkshire terrier braces against the wind.
A Yorkshire terrier braces against the wind. Toloubaev Stanislav/Shutterstock

A tiny Yorkshire terrier braces against the wind.

A puppy is puffed up by the wind.
A puppy is puffed up by the wind. gardnernewf/Flickr

A puppy is puffed up by the wind.

A windswept Shetland sheepdog.
A windswept Shetland sheepdog. Jostein Hauge/Shutterstock

A windswept Shetland sheepdog hangs out along a scenic shoreline.

Shih Tzu dog enjoys a windy day.
Shih Tzu dog enjoys a windy day. Jeff Dalton/Shutterstock

A beautiful Shih Tzu dog enjoys a windy day.

A dog's ears flap in the wind.
A dog's ears flap in the wind. Johan Wieland/Flickr

A laid-back dog's ears flap in the wind.

A curly haired dog flinches at a sudden gust of wind.
A curly haired dog flinches at a sudden gust of wind. tstockphoto/Shutterstock

A curly-haired dog flinches at a sudden gust of wind.

A long-haired pup relaxes on a windy day.
A long-haired pup relaxes on a windy day. lju photo/Flickr

A long-haired pup relaxes on a windy day.

A long-haired dachshund at a windy beach.
A long-haired dachshund at a windy beach. Hannamariah/Shutterstock

A long-haired dachshund hangs out at a windy beach.

Afghan hound bounding in the grass.
Afghan hound bounding in the grass. dogist/Shutterstock

A gorgeous Afghan hound bounds through the grass.

A windswept dog hangs out of a car window.
A windswept dog hangs out of a car window. Andrew Feicht/Flickr

A windswept dog hangs out of a car window.

A fluffy dog on a windy hillside.
A fluffy dog on a windy hillside. S Curtis/Shutterstock

A fluffy dog meditates on a windy hillside.

Small dog enjoys a sunny, windy day.
Small dog enjoys a sunny, windy day. famR/Shutterstock

A small dog pauses to enjoy the cool breeze.

Sheepdog in the wind.
Sheepdog in the wind. iliuta goean/Shutterstock

There's nothing more majestic than a sheepdog in the wind.

Everybody look at me cause I'm sailin on a boat

A cute, little dog enjoys a windy ride on a boat.