Smiling Dogs

Most people who have interacted with animals can see that we share many traits with them–for example, emotions. Even if there are skeptics, pet owners and animal lovers know that animals, like us, have feelings like guilt, fear, and excitement.

Of course, animals have different ways of expressing these emotions (when’s the last time you saw someone get so excited they wagged their bottom and stuck out their tongue?), but sometimes, even that line seems to be blurry. And sometimes we just want to see our pets act like us, because, well, some of us can’t help it.

For instance, have you ever seen a dog smile? I mean, really smile?

We came across the cutest video today of a dog with a fantastic, undeniable grin:

And check out some of these other cute photos of dogs (and a cat) smiling! Whose smile is the best?

A gold star smile.

This pooch is smiling for Springtime.

“Hey, I’m right here. Pick me!”

Even kitties can smile with the perfect touch.

Happy to be with the boys.

Aww. Isn’t she precious?

What do you think? Do dogs really smile because they’re happy? Do you have any pictures of your dogs (or cats, hamsters, horses, etc.) smiling? Send them to us at!


Elsa O.
Elsa O6 years ago

:):):) very nice

Loesje vB
Loesje Najoan6 years ago

Feeling happy to see smilling dogs woef...woef!!! :)

Chelsea P.
Chelsea P.7 years ago

again i dont think animals smile either....they dont know what the smiling means....

K s Goh
KS Goh7 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Jonh Doe
7 years ago


Karen F.
karen Friedman7 years ago

Brightens my day!

Melissah Chadwick
Melissah C7 years ago


Mari Basque
Mari 's7 years ago

So cute!!! :-)

Mari Basque
Mari 's7 years ago


Sharon P.
Sharon P7 years ago

My terrier Cheyenne,smiles when she is happy,and when I enter the room,even if I only left for a second.Redheard the pit,smiles alot too,she loves my brother and nephew,and can't stop when she sees them.Even Sweety the cat gets in on the smiles when I come home or when she wakes up,or wants attention.They all smile at each other as Sweety cleans them.People that have Pits know that they love to smile,its part of them.that wide grin.