Does My Dog Smile At Me?

Does My Dog Smile At Me?

Joined: January 6th, 2006, 3:27 am

May 9th, 2012, 3:27 pm #1


It sure looks like it smiles, doesn't it?

Except a dog CAN'T smile, because it has no facial muscles!

That wide "grin" with the tongue hanging out is your dog's way of perspiring, because dogs have no pores on their skin for perspiration like humans do. If they did, their coats would constantly be damp and soggy, and you wouldn't even want to pet them!

A dog has other ways of showing happiness, such as tail-wagging and other body languages.

However, dogs DO have muscles on top of their muzzles behind their noses, which they wrinkle along with growling when threatening a human or another dog.

But you'll say: "You can't tell me that my Rusty ain't smiling...just look at that wide grin!"

OK then...so your dog smiles...have a nice day!

Hal





Reply
Share

Joined: March 17th, 2006, 3:32 pm

May 9th, 2012, 3:33 pm #2

and tell me he's not smiling.


[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]



Sick 'em Hoff!!!

Reply
Share

Joined: January 6th, 2006, 3:27 am

May 9th, 2012, 3:40 pm #3


Howl

Reply
Share

Joined: April 25th, 2003, 11:35 pm

May 9th, 2012, 4:04 pm #4

and tell me he's not smiling.


[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]



Sick 'em Hoff!!!
nice coloring too.

small caliber joy
Reply
Share

Joined: July 18th, 2008, 8:40 pm

May 9th, 2012, 6:10 pm #5

It sure looks like it smiles, doesn't it?

Except a dog CAN'T smile, because it has no facial muscles!

That wide "grin" with the tongue hanging out is your dog's way of perspiring, because dogs have no pores on their skin for perspiration like humans do. If they did, their coats would constantly be damp and soggy, and you wouldn't even want to pet them!

A dog has other ways of showing happiness, such as tail-wagging and other body languages.

However, dogs DO have muscles on top of their muzzles behind their noses, which they wrinkle along with growling when threatening a human or another dog.

But you'll say: "You can't tell me that my Rusty ain't smiling...just look at that wide grin!"

OK then...so your dog smiles...have a nice day!

Hal




I'm not trying to be contrary, I am truly curious because I have seen dogs curl their lips up when growling or going for a bite. My yellow lab will curl up his lip when you scratch him on the nose. He can curl either side independently or both simultaneously.

Just asking.

Sasq
Reply
Share

Joined: December 25th, 2010, 4:18 pm

May 9th, 2012, 6:50 pm #6

smile while otherwise his jaw was closed , dogs have lots of facial expressions , some more than others like people.

have a nice day
Reply
Share

Joined: January 6th, 2006, 3:27 am

May 9th, 2012, 7:17 pm #7


Next time I'll smile at all 3 of our dogs and see if they reciprocate!

Howl
Reply
Share

Joined: July 18th, 2008, 8:40 pm

May 9th, 2012, 7:39 pm #8

Not being curmudgeonly.

Sasq.
Reply
Share

Joined: March 14th, 2006, 12:18 am

May 9th, 2012, 10:53 pm #9

It sure looks like it smiles, doesn't it?

Except a dog CAN'T smile, because it has no facial muscles!

That wide "grin" with the tongue hanging out is your dog's way of perspiring, because dogs have no pores on their skin for perspiration like humans do. If they did, their coats would constantly be damp and soggy, and you wouldn't even want to pet them!

A dog has other ways of showing happiness, such as tail-wagging and other body languages.

However, dogs DO have muscles on top of their muzzles behind their noses, which they wrinkle along with growling when threatening a human or another dog.

But you'll say: "You can't tell me that my Rusty ain't smiling...just look at that wide grin!"

OK then...so your dog smiles...have a nice day!

Hal




Hi Hal, my son had a toy Poodle about 12 years old when he

got stolen. that dog, "Peety" would grin like a Cheshire Cat

after he took a dump on our coffee table. I mean to tell you

it was a Sheist eating grin. He only did that when we had a dog

sitter watching him when we left on a couple of days vacation.

He always did that, just as we pulled into our driveway.

I wish I had taken pictures of him. I just love dogs! We have

great cats also.

Tony

Reply
Share

Joined: April 21st, 2004, 10:47 pm

May 10th, 2012, 1:46 am #10

and tell me he's not smiling.


[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]



Sick 'em Hoff!!!
he sees that piece of fryed chickeen your eating and waiting for his, its why his tongue is hanging out LOL

Buster
\\\ X ////
one step closer to the ultimate goal
Reply
Share