There’s something about seeing your dog smile that makes it a one-of-a-kind experience. It melts our hyperventilating hearts busy swimming through our daily dose of stress up to a point where nothing really matters. Both soul-soothing and overwhelmingly joyful, smiling dog pics should be prescribed by doctors daily.
So when a new kind of challenge emerged on the Dog Spotting Society Facebook group, it was destined to go viral like it did. With 20K challenge participants, #SmilingDogChallenge is without a doubt all the world needs these days. So get ready for the most entertaining “say cheese” moments of the canine world.
And even if scientists are not entirely sure whether dogs indeed can smile like humans, it’s clear that these goodest boys and bestest girls are totally content and happy. In the end, smizing eyes don’t lie. Psst! Our previous post on Guilty Dog Challenge with the cutest delinquents of the doggo world is waiting right here.
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#1 Just A Sleepy Smiley Hippo Pup And Her Hippo
Image credits: Ingrid Sievers
Bored Panda reached out to Daniel, the owner of this beautiful mini Australian shepherd named Zero. You can see him smiling with his eyes open in a viral #smilingdogchallenge picture posted on Dogspotting Society. It’s gone viral since with 18k likes on Facebook. Plus, Zero is an up-and-coming social media dogfluencer with 3.4k followers on his Instagram account.
Daniel said that he’s not entirely sure whether dogs smile like humans, but he’s sure it sometimes really looks like it. As for Zero, “sometimes he’ll just stare at me, and I’ll call him a good boy and he gives me that sweet look.”
Turns out, the blue-eyed shepherd turns one year old next month. Daniel said the boy is super dramatic and very vocal. “At the same time, he’s incredibly sweet. Zero also loves to find mud and anything wet and roll in it, and is very dramatic if he can’t climb onto something or if he sees someone he loves.” And you can totally see that from Zero’s smizing eyes!
#2 Zero Wins This One
Image credits: Daniel Dalton-Scamman
#3 This Was Sam The Day We Brought Him From The Shelter. That Giant Pibble Smile Says It All
Image credits: Brandi Matthews
#4 Iroh Is All Smiles For His First Vaccine
Image credits: Darian Williams
#5 Here’s Pebbles Aka Pork Chop. 13 Yrs Old
Image credits: Stephanie Ellen
#6 This Was Our Princess Leia At The Vet Today For A Check-Up Cos She Loves To Eat Anything In Sight
Image credits: Deedee Delgado
#7 This Is Oakley. He’s Not A Stuffed Animal Even Though He Looks Like One
Image credits: Carmen Chambers
#8 This Is The Anniversary Week Of Rylie Adopting Us. She Was 5 And My Dad Was 97. She Shared The Last 3 Years Of His Life With Us And Brought So Much Joy To Him, And Also To Me. He Had Wanted A Golden More Than Anything And Would Cry Just Seeing Pictures Of Them. She Is An Answer To Prayer And Is The Sweetest And Most Wonderful Dog You Could Ever Imagine
Image credits: The Goldens
#9 Hi, I’m Waffle
Image credits: Caitlin Carlia Weakley
#10 My Jonas Had The Biggest Smile All The Time
Even when he was dying and no one knew. He loved life to no end. He loved us more. My Jonas and I had our photos done just 46 hours before he was laid to rest from spleen cancer last September. No idea I was hugging him for the last few times when some of these photos were taken. I know you’re smiling just as big and bright at rainbow bridge, my love
Image credits: Stephanie Doyle
#11 My Little Ray Of Sunshine And Movie Partner Peach!
Image credits: Meg Aston
#12 My Lil Poser, That Smile Is Small But It’s There
Image credits: Megan Marina Davidson
#13 Went Through The Drive Through Where My Daughter Works And Heidi Was So Happy To See Her!
Image credits: Sheila Riley Meyer
#14 Not Sure Who’s Happier; Penny, On The Left, Who’s Getting A New Best Friend… Or Rosie, Who Made It All The Way From A Kill Shelter In Oklahoma, And Is Now Coming Home With Us In Nebraska
#15 Here Is My Dog Buddy Who Became A Proud Big Brother On The Day His Sister Was Born
Image credits: Lisa Swannell
#16 Bamboo Just Got Her First Bed!! Safe To Say She Loves It
Image credits: Hayley Blade
#17 Best Friends Forever
Image credits: Liz Lonsdale-Faraday
#18 These Girls Were All Smiles Yesterday
Image credits: Don Gibson
#19 This Is My Baby, Titus Kingston Stokes, And He Is Absolutely Rotten! We Call Him The “Smiling Dog,” As He Often Poses For Pictures
Image credits: Do'Lyn Stokes
#20 Manny Loves His Grandma
Image credits: Seth Bugden
#21 Chicken Throwing In The Head Tilt For Bonus Points
Image credits: Jae
#22 Archie B Has RGF (Resting Grump Face), But Somehow I Was Able To Capture This Gem
Image credits: Abbey Ann
#23 My Baby’s Innocent Smile
Image credits: Honey Jane Li
#24 Figured I Should Show Off My Old Man Cooper Who I Took To Work And Gave Him A Well Deserved Spa Day He Loved It! Cooper Is 12 And The Best Lil Guy
Image credits: Cass Evans
#25 Playing Outside Makes Us So Happy
Image credits: Meg Rock Simmons
#26 Rescued This Baby Girl From Being Sent To The City Shelter. I Guess You Can Say She’s Happy
Image credits: Benjamin Yanto
#27 It Was Cassie’s First Gotcha Day Yesterday And She’s Pretty Happy About It
Image credits: Rachel Jezowski
#28 Say Hi To Bai Bai! He Is 2 Years And 7 Months Old!
Image credits: Fung Lee
#29 My Summer, Smiley Doggie Wishing You A Happy Day!
Image credits: Col Len
#30 Hazel Has Some Picture Perfect Entries For The Smiling Dog Challenge
Image credits: Piper Cote
#31 Grizzly Is Happiest At Nap Time!
Image credits: Marisa Buchheit
#32 “Did You Say Cheese?? Ok, I Smiles For That!”
Image credits: Emily Lumley
#33 Baby Mango Swallowed One Of His Doggy Bone Treats Whole Today But He’s Still Smiling.. Happy Thoughts That He’ll Be Ok
Image credits: Kamela Olivya Alegre
#34 Sven The Golden At 9 Months
Image credits: Erika
#35 My Baby Girl’s A Heckin Ol’ Ray Of Sunshine
Image credits: Elana Watkin
#36 Gave Him A Compliment – He Blushed
Image credits: Billie Jack
#37 Marty The Party
Image credits: Steve Butler
#38 When I Needed A Hand, I Found Your Paw. Never Failed To Make Me Smile. Pretty Panda
Image credits: Fil Gab Dacoron
#39 Left = Oreo = Father. Right = Milo = Oreo’s Son
Image credits: Carrey Balberan
#40 This Is My Baby Boy Alfie, He Was Unwell At The Beginning Of The Year And We Found Out He Is Diabetic. He Has Now Lost His Sight But He Is Still My Happy Boy
Image credits: Cara Wickson
#41 This Crazy Girl Is Ready For The Holidays!
Image credits: Jennifer Cornelia
#42 Everyone Meet Rubi!
Image credits: Jade Ashton
#43 Okay Now It’s Christmas Season
Image credits: Kayla Mac
#44 Tecumseh (English Golden) Enjoys Sitting On His Sister, Chloe
Image credits: Adam Ryan
#45 My Absolute Favorite Picture Of Willow Taken A Couple Years Ago
Image credits: Sarah U. Crosby
#46 We Went Hiking With A Few Friends. They Captured Our Girl Piper Cheesing (In Front) With Her Best Friend Dash (Back)
Image credits: Abigail Novak
#47 Baby Baldwin!
Image credits: Wendy Blake-Burden
#48 Another Smile From Patch
Image credits: Nicolette Moro
#49 This Is Henry. He Isn’t Officially Our Henry (For A Few More Weeks), But This Sweet Face!!!
Image credits: Lori Cribbs
#50 Odin Isn’t Fussed About Mum Giving Him Pretty Pigtails, In Fact He Seems Pretty Happy With It
Image credits: Ché-Dene Jones
#51 Tiberius Is A Ham
Image credits: Christina Sachi
#52 How About Mr Malekai’s Biggest Of Smiles?! This Boy Kills Me
Image credits: Demmy Conway-Grist
#53 Kind Of A Smile Lol
Image credits: Shannon Marie
#54 When Mom And Dad Tell You They Got Engaged
Image credits: Mollie Culmone