Brett Eldredge Reveals Why His Dog Edgar Is No Longer In The Spotlight

“I don’t want to have an influencer dog anymore,” Eldredge explains.


Lauren Jo Black

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January 5, 2021

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Brett Eldredge’s Instagram feed used to be loaded with photos of his adorable dog, Edgar, however, in recent months, the Weimaraner/Vizsla mix has remained out of the spotlight, leaving fans wondering what became of the adorable pup. 

During a recent appearance on The Bobby Bones Show, Eldredge revealed that Edgar is alive and well but that he has “retired from the spotlight.” 

The “Gabrielle” singer answered the “most Googled questions” about himself and explained what Edgar has been up to with chatting with host Bobby Bones. 

“He’s at home. He retired from the spotlight,” Eldredge said. “People think he’s not alive anymore but no, I’m with him all the time.”

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Eldredge went on to explain his decision to keep Edgar’s life behind the scenes.

“I don’t want to have an influencer dog anymore, I just want to spend time with him all the time,” he shared. “That’s why we ended up doing it.”

Eldredge adopted Edgar in 2016. The beloved pooch became an overnight Instagram star.


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Edgar even appeared in Eldredge’s 2018 music video for “Love Someone.” The adorable clip showcased the pair’s unique bond and found them doing everything together, including sharing a candlelit dinner and riding on a motorcycle together. 

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Eldredge also opened up about Edgar during a 2020 interview with Cody Alan, saying, “I don’t have anybody else with me, so it’s good to have Ed. Ya know? Edgar recently retired from the spotlight, so he is just my pup now. I get more time with him now that he isn’t trying to post pictures and stuff. It’s been really nice.”

Brett Eldredge’s latest album, Sunday Drive, is available everywhere now. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.