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    My 10 month old seems to smile (shows her teeth, wrinkles her nose) when i stroke the side of her head, almost as if she is angry-but without the anger. Sometimes she does this, sometimes not. When she does, she is very calm and lets me pet her but only for short period of time. Does anybody else's pup do this? Is she happy and smiling about it?!
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    I had a Lab growing up, (many years ago, lol!), that would smile. It was the funniest thing. People that did not know him would think he was mean but he was one of the sweetest, happiest dogs ever. He lived to be 14, I still miss his funny "smile".
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    Jasper wrinkles his face when I kiss him on the cheeks !

    TMI ? :-)

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    Yes. Our first Lab, Heidi did it often. She was the sweetest most gentle dog I ever knew. Her "smile" (wrinkled nose, teeth showing, ears back, eyes half closed) was a greeting. Whenever someone visited, or when we came home, she smiled. I read it as a happy/submissive gesture. People who don't know think it is an aggressive gesture when they see teeth and wrinkled nose. Once she greeted the meter man with her smile and he pepper sprayed her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitziandjudysmom View Post
    Yes. Our first Lab, Heidi did it often. She was the sweetest most gentle dog I ever knew. Her "smile" (wrinkled nose, teeth showing, ears back, eyes half closed) was a greeting. Whenever someone visited, or when we came home, she smiled. I read it as a happy/submissive gesture. People who don't know think it is an aggressive gesture when they see teeth and wrinkled nose. Once she greeted the meter man with her smile and he pepper sprayed her.
    Poor baby, I might have been tempted to pepper spray the meter man! I know my dog, Duke, that did it may have "looked" a bit scary but his body language was nothing but happiness.
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    My aunts golden retriever used to smile like that. It looked horrible, but that's all it was a "smile".
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    My brother's Golden did that, too. She was the sweetest, most loving dog, and always greeted people with a smile!
    Jackie, Champ, and Buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by elle.burns View Post
    is it like this?

    Denver Official Guilty Dog Video www.facebook.com/guiltydog - YouTube

    hehe soooo cute!
    The dog in this video is demonstrating extreme stress and anxiety. I feel very, very sorry for him. It's not cute.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    really?..hes owner isn't abusing him, my dogs do a guilty quiver type thing when they know they've done something naughty and theyre not stressed..
    Plus ive seen the dog and its owners in an interview and they seem like loving caring owners with a happy loving dog


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