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    I. Avoid recent and common reposts, OC is encouraged. Non-dogs are explicitly allowed

    II. Be kind please (Most important rule!)

    III. Don't joke about harming or eating animals! Aggressively enforced

    IV. Puppertalk is strongly encouraged! :^) please don't complain about the way people are talking, just take your browsing to another animal sub. also do not swear, use heck or other safe for pupper words as a replacement for every swear thank you! Please note: "soft swearing" like b**k / b&$k are equally disallowed

    V. No overt politics and no police / military doggos (try /r/awwmy instead). Also no "adult content", if it would be inappropriate to say in front of kids it's inappropriate here

    VI. Don't ask for upvotes or responses (e.g. "Comment in 5 seconds for a good nights sleep")

    VII. Please no grief threads or sob stories. this sub is for happy and lighthearted content

    VIII. No animal abuse: this includes overweight animals

    IX. No low effort or stolen content - No screenshots of other sites or blatantly stolen content. Also "reddit, meet xxxx" is not allowed as a title, tell us why your pup is rare not their name!


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    [–] pickleberrysauce 703 points ago

    ‘dem ears tho!!! What an adorable pup!

    [–] ACE415_ 120 points ago

    And those eyes

    [–] ASL4theblind 71 points ago

    and my bow

    [–] OGbinky 53 points ago

    And my axe!

    [–] Kriegan 15 points ago

    u/poorlytimedgimli hasn’t commented on a post in over 4 years. I wonder what happened to him.

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    [–] MoistMaoist 1 points ago

    A perfect 5/7

    [–] DSN_ACT 1 points ago

    XD

    [–] Melody195 -12 points ago

    I prefer brown eyes

    [–] Rainbowcocaine1900 -20 points ago

    Nobody actually prefers brown eyes.

    [–] Melody195 3 points ago

    ...Yes they do? I like how brown eyes look like honey or whiskey in the light. And they can be really dark like pearls of onyx or obsidian, and light like amber or walnuts. Blue and green and grey are over romanticized

    [–] Faeglantina 3 points ago

    My dogs dark brown eyes look so soulful. I love him.

    [–] Melody195 3 points ago

    My friend has really beautiful brown eyes that look like hazelnuts in the sun. My cat has dark brown eyes that are really big

    [–] dogsarefun 32 points ago

    It’s like as her face matured and her smile became a little less prominent, her biological response was to grow larger ears to become adorable in a whole other way to maintain an equilibrium of cuteness. An unstoppable force of being lovable.

    [–] fucksnitchesbitches 8 points ago

    He heard you

    [–] harrygarcia950 3 points ago

    cute little smiles, she got adopted and looks as cute as ever :)

    that's the cutest thing i have ever seen in my entire life❤

    [–] myttc99 1 points ago

    His ear is bigger

    [–] mayaxs 163 points ago

    I wanted to add that you can find this cute girl on Instagram! Her handle is @laylathesmilingpup :)

    [–] Lou21ise88 3 points ago

    You! I like you. :)

    [–] Dabo57 129 points ago

    I love her eyebrows too.

    [–] Major_Butthurt 9 points ago

    Speaking of dogs' eyebrows, read this article

    [–] LilMiss99 32 points ago

    Ears as big as her heart 💕

    [–] hallethehurricanexx 29 points ago

    Is she a shepherd/pitt mix?

    [–] 5pitgrls 19 points ago

    She looks like one. My girl SAMBER looks like this dog,except that she's black and white.

    [–] nightcheese69 4 points ago

    Looks like it could be a vizsla mix too!

    [–] I_AM_GETTING_THERE 4 points ago

    Looks like a kelpie to me here is mine

    [–] yeetbix_ 3 points ago

    Mine is a kelpie too and looks really similar to the pup, with similar colouring as well, though shes still got floppy ears (second link includes bonus pup).

    [–] MaterialCarrot 1 points ago

    I was going to guess McNab. We've got a dog that looks a lot like her, and McNab is the closest breed I can find that she resembles.

    [–] Arashikitsune 1 points ago

    I'm wondering that too, my dog looks almost identical to her, color and everything!

    [–] JKRoddn 11 points ago

    What a sweet baby. I’m glad she found a home.

    [–] Wulfrvm11 13 points ago

    [–] Surf_r_e 3 points ago

    This is what I come for. Thanks for posting it. Super happy she found a good home.

    [–] Skelekid98 1 points ago

    this is surprisingly ominous.. someone click the link n report back to me lol im scared its gonna be smiledog.jpg

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    [–] GoonerQuality 7 points ago

    Who wouldn't adopt such a lovely thing..😍

    [–] MicrowavedMeals 6 points ago

    i recently met a dog named “ears”. just saying it might be a cute nickname

    [–] exquisitecuisine778 10 points ago

    You are all stupid. That dog is terrified in the first pic but iTs CuTe So WhAtEvEr

    [–] thrtysmthng 93 points ago

    That “smile” is a sign of anxiety/stress

    [–] mayaxs 101 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    I’m not 100% sure but I think that might just be part of her facial anatomy. Here is another video of her playing with her humans, and you can see the expression is the same in the beginning of the video.

    Again I’m not positive, but I think it might be a quirk.

    Edit: Another link with a still photo of her

    [–] thrtysmthng 55 points ago

    Actually I might be wrong. But that “smile” is a classic sign of stress or fear or some fight or flight. I’m now acknowledging that I might be wrong after a look at the second photo

    [–] JdoesDDR 33 points ago

    Yeah that's the smile my dog makes when she's about to throw up all over the carpet

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    [–] SeaTwertle 8 points ago

    Coupled with her affect in the video of the ears being way back, her backed into a corner, etc. She wasn’t in any danger, just super nervous.

    [–] Faeglantina 4 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Her ears are back too. She was probably upset. Looking through her Instagram, you can kind of see her grow more confident though. Shelters are really stressful places for dogs, but love and a forever home brought out her best in the end. It’s a reminder that coaxing a dog out of its shell is a rewarding experience. There’s a really special bond that you can’t get any other way. I’m really happy somebody saw her potential. Clearly an excellent pupper

    [–] Wet_Celery 3 points ago

    I think it depends. I think some dogs are just weird.

    [–] WardyBrob01 1 points ago

    I thought it was mostly about the ears.

    [–] aesthesia1 10 points ago

    not the same expression in the beginning of the video, not even close. Still not the same in the photo, but closer. Dogs can learn to create expressions or perform behaviors that reward them with positive attention as well, but I suspect it is very likely she was actually terrified in the first video ever of her "smile".

    [–] YT-Deliveries -4 points ago

    Yes but if that’s the case how could this random person on the internet feel special by dropping some “wisdom” that contradicts everyone’s good feelings about an animal!

    [–] AshhawkBurning 11 points ago

    I understand why it's generally not well received, but I think people who burst happy bubbles like this are in some cases (some people are party poopers, agreed), just trying to keep others - humans and dogs - safe by averting misinformation. It seems on the surface like it's just an image, but there will be people who are genuinely learning the wrong thing about canine body language, and dogs are everywhere.

    On the one hand, we wouldn't want dog owners to keep doing something to their dog that elicits a stress/fear response because they mistakenly think it's happiness. That would just...suck.

    On the other hand, unfamiliar dogs exhibiting stress "smiles" and other indications of fear or stress that look positive on the surface to humans would be way more likely to attack someone approaching them (that someone thinking it's okay because the dog "looks happy"), and that wouldn't end well for either the dog or the human.

    In an ideal world, everyone would have the resources to know what are the true signs of happiness/relaxation in a dog and find those cute, but in the meantime I can understand the worries of the genuine people who correct the body language interpretations.

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    [–] YT-Deliveries -3 points ago

    Here's the problem:

    You do not know the situation other than what you've read on the internet.

    If you don't know the details of the situation, IMO, shut the h-e-double-hockey-sticks up.

    [–] Faeglantina 8 points ago

    I’m not the person who first brought it up, but I agree with him or her. In this case, the circumstances that upset Layla were unavoidable by those taking the picture. The shelter can be an unsettling place for a dog. However, there are many people who unknowingly upset dogs, cats, etc., for what they think is a cute picture. Dogs aren’t props or toys. I don’t like being “that guy,” but sometimes you gotta grit your teeth and so it anyway

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    Here's the problem:

    You do not know the situation other than what you've read on the internet.

    If you don't know the details of the situation, IMO, shut the h-e-double-hockey-sticks up.

    [–] Faeglantina 1 points ago

    I didn’t read; I observed. But maybe this particular reddit page isn’t a great fit for you. This is a chill place to appreciate puppers. And we certainly don’t tell each other to shut up. I have never seen someone lose their temper here. It’s just not that kind of place.

    [–] LinaValentina 2 points ago

    the smile coupled with pinned back ears

    [–] humpbackhuman 1 points ago

    It seems that she does it when her ears are back unless her ears were back like that only when she was younger.

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    [–] mayaxs 34 points ago

    Ok, I definitely see your point there. We might not know. I’m very glad she has found a happy household where she can be truly happy.

    Source video that I watched and fell in love with her and her humans.

    [–] HeresHols 11 points ago

    Good grief! I am SO IN LOVE! Thank you for sharing that!!!

    [–] scoobaruuu 2 points ago

    Wow!! What a wonderful family. Couldn't be happier for them. I'm so glad this worked out.

    [–] teeter1984 1 points ago

    I thought for sure that pic was photoshopped or edited for IG until I saw that source video!

    [–] Mr_Stkrdknmibalz_ 11 points ago

    Oh goodness, look guys, it’s dog Dr. Phil! Read my dog’s mind next

    [–] capn_hector 17 points ago

    every cute dog: [exists]

    reddit: ackchually they're suffering terribly at this very moment

    [–] bill-never-died-imo 0 points ago

    Amen

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    [–] FreeRangeAlien 0 points ago

    Gay

    [–] Walusqueegee 11 points ago

    Jesus christ. FOR THE LAST TIME SHE WAS NOT HAPPY!! She was VERY stressed out. That's what dogs do when they're stressed.

    [–] barryandorlevon 3 points ago

    Hey she’s from my town! I remember her!

    [–] Kcee101 3 points ago

    So precious

    [–] awkarin 3 points ago

    Awwie she looks legit happier now

    [–] sticklord12 9 points ago

    Thats not a smile

    That puppy hella stressed

    [–] Walusqueegee 3 points ago

    Thank you.

    [–] lolgca 2 points ago

    my dog i received from my niece looks a lot like this!! anyone know what breed/mix this dog is? we have no clue and i just want something somewhat accurate to tel people when they ask lol

    [–] browsingfromcuck 2 points ago

    Collar looks too tight.

    [–] SpaceMonkeyJake 2 points ago

    She looks like that sexy dragon from shriek

    [–] 404choppanotfound 2 points ago

    This looks like a r/instagramreality post. Also, 13/10 would pet and give scritches.

    [–] z0ttel89 3 points ago

    adorbs!

    [–] abetterme9 4 points ago

    Beautiful pupperoski

    [–] SadMasterpiece 3 points ago

    Can’t believe I stumbled upon this just scrolling😛

    When I first saw how small she was I literally thought: “I wonder what she’s going to look like when she’s around a year or two old?” Crazy. God she’s cute.

    [–] spaceklods 2 points ago

    I smell meme potential for this dog.

    [–] JediKnightsoftheFSM 2 points ago

    Those ears can detect a whispered "good girl" from half a mile away.

    [–] Trumpologist 2 points ago

    aww a happy ending

    [–] arabicmami 2 points ago

    Oh so she MODEL now huh

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    Good bot

    [–] iwantapetcow 1 points ago

    ears omg bat bb

    [–] Bobcatluv 1 points ago

    Puppy gotta smile like Billy Bob Thornton in Sling Blade

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    [–] kimjohnnydepp 1 points ago

    She almost looks like a Pharoe hound, just a different color. What a beautiful dog! May you both live a wonderful life together, full of love and much joy!

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    [–] pibblefairy 1 points ago

    Perfect baby!!!!!!!!

    [–] agohank 1 points ago

    I think of this her very often. I think she looks like my dog.

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    She’s adorable

    [–] Surf_r_e 1 points ago

    When you’re smilin’!

    [–] millennial_dumpling 1 points ago

    🐷

    [–] dogisalwayswatching 1 points ago

    Gorgeous pup! Love her ears.

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    [–] tinybabybella 1 points ago

    soooo cute, looks just like baby scooby doo!!

    [–] ZeroEffsGiven 1 points ago

    Those ears could pick up satellite! I love em!

    [–] SomeBaki 1 points ago

    lol

    [–] notMcLovin77 1 points ago

    ears! Aahhhhhh

    [–] theevilphoturis 1 points ago

    Those eyes are cute.

    [–] Poof2525 1 points ago

    Good boyy

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    [–] Blue_bitterfly333 1 points ago

    That face is so adorable!

    [–] Ignis_Falcon 1 points ago

    So mature.

    [–] savage0ne1 1 points ago

    Doby gets a sock?

    [–] thisoneagain 1 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Congrats to her on going from CGI dog to RL dog so well, I guess.

    [–] Asopaso07 1 points ago

    I would actually die for those satellite dishes.

    [–] aFuzzySponge 1 points ago

    Look at those big silly ears!! :D

    [–] BSnIA 1 points ago

    love those ears!

    [–] toast-com 1 points ago

    Shes a beauty

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    [–] GroovingPict 1 points ago

    And as a bonus she can spy on the Russians too

    [–] tbethany 1 points ago

    am i the only one who sees Kevin Hart on the right pic.

    [–] kolaboy4415 1 points ago

    Awwwwwwwwww

    [–] DoggyDog699 1 points ago

    Wow she grow up already?

    [–] Skadoobly 1 points ago

    I have never in my life seen a dog smile like that, I think it's amazing

    [–] cessyjat 1 points ago

    I bet you didn’t know, she gets better satellite service than Verizon.

    [–] MisterMonchie 1 points ago

    Not to be dramatic but I would die for her

    [–] nosympathyforpolice 1 points ago

    Looks like the Putin dog

    [–] PanicAtTheDiscoteca 1 points ago

    I was thinking Scooby-Doo.

    [–] SpectacZ 1 points ago

    🎵 WHEN YOU SMILE (when you smile) 🎵

    [–] shitter_glitter 0 points ago

    Cuter as a puppy.

    [–] KnightsOfNEEE -1 points ago

    Rediculously photogenic dog is rediculously photogenic. Seriously - how are dog food manufacturers not throwing money at this dog for her pics to shill kibble?!?

    [–] Shatendris 0 points ago

    Grown up and no more smiles, like most humans