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Is My Golden Retriever Actually Smiling At Me?

Is My Golden Retriever Actually Smiling At Me?

If you’ve ever seen a golden retriever smile, you know that there isn’t quite anything like it. They have the sweetest and most adorable smile ever, and once you see them showing their big smile that goes form ear to ear, you’ll be hooked forever.

But do their mesmerizing smiles actually mean that they are happy?

It all depends on a particular situation and their body language.

Sometimes your dog really can be just happy, but other time it’s only trying to please you by mimicking your facial expression! How smart, I know. Dogs know how to read your body language and similar to a toddler try to mimic you so you would approve of them.

Their smile can also be a sign of submission. Like we said, it all depends on the situation and their body language.

A submissive smile indicates that they want to be more friendly with you. People get confused between an aggressive smile and a submissive smile. A relaxed body posture and laid-back ears are always the signs of submissive behavior.