It that a crazy question?? I have a lab and a pitbull that smile when they greet me home from work. They shake their butts, wag tails and raise their top lip as if to grin. It's so damn funny! Really makes my day!
You don't see that very often.its so cute.I beleieve that it is a submissive posture when greeting you, also people usually smile when they greet a dog and I think they are copying this.They know that when we smile we are not giving a warning by showing our teeth,.did that make sense?
hello everyone! What a great question. it's not at all crazy. i know what you mean. my pitbull smiles at me too everytime she greets me. a couple summers ago my baby was really sick, and ended up in the animal hospital. when i went to pick her up, her caretakers were happy she was going home, but upset to see her leave. she was known as the smilely(don't know if i spelt that right) dog. everyone thinks it's so cute
Oh yes! My pomeranian has (or had)many expressions. It helps that she had eyebrows! I could always tell when she was happy, mad, or sad. She liked smiling for the camera too! Enjoy your dog while you can!
Yes, both of my Boxers (Max & Sierra) smile. It's usually when i have them tethered in the back of my truck and we are driving down the street and their ears and chops flapping in the wind, they love it!
Of course dogs smile ! Our Bouvier not only smiles, but also tells jokes and does stand-up comedy. I believe the tail is a better indicator of the dog's state of mind than its lips or mouth however, because it reports over a broader seletion of circumstances. Slow wag = contentment; fast wag = excitement; upright, stiff = intense concentration; curled between legs = fear, submission; straight and flat = alert and awaiting and so on. But let's be honest - even if your dog didn't smile, there's something it does that makes you smile. Am I wrong ? Enjoy ! JT
You probably have your answer now. Yes dogs do smile. My pomeranian has a very large smile. Her owner before me taught her how to smile (so I was told). (I inherited the dog when former owener died) When she smiles people think she is growling at them or maybe ready to attack (a Pom??) Anyway I just tell them look at her tail wagging. It means she is happy with you. I enjoy my 5 year old Pom when she smiles all the time. It may look strange but it is rather cute.
Our Jessie smiled every day. When she greeted us at the door, when it was play time, even laying on the couch, laying with us in bed, and when I woke her up from a nap to pet her and talk to her. We lived with my sister for 2 months and during that time, she showed their cockapoo the smile and Reno still does it so it is something they can do and be taught. We lost our baby girl Jessie last week to cancer, but we have a lot of happy memories of her smiling and her butt wiggle dance.
My dobie girl (Leia) has smiled since she was a puppy. Now at the youthful age of 6 she still wiggles and smiles all the time. But have never been able to catch her on film. Rolls and rolls of film has been wasted, cause I have offered family members a $100 reward if they could get 1 good shot of that cute face and all those pretty white teeth.