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15 Adorable dogs that look like they're smiling

A native of the storied coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina, Julie Sprankles has been a lover of words her entire life. As a Southerner, she certainly has what her mama calls “the gift of gab.” When she’s not writing, Julie can be...

These smiling dogs will make a ruff day better

When someone says something has "gone to the dogs," it's generally considered a bad thing. But judging by these picture-perfect pups, the dog's life looks pretty darn good to us. Check 'em out and try not to smile... we double-dog dare ya.

Nemo the French bulldog's big ol' grin isn't from a bone or other meaty treat. Rather, he's simply enjoying the spring.

You know it's a good smile when your eyes are closing and your tongue is lolling. Well, when you're a dog anyway. If you try it, you might get a few sideways glances.

Mr. Ollie Pants looks pretty pleased with himself, and we don't blame him. He's awfully funny. Just check out his joke — "How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh? .......... Tentacles."

So he's got a little underbite. It isn't keeping this Boston terrier from flashing his pearly whites. It just goes to show that you don't have to look cookie-cutter perfect to have oodles of charm.

What a beauty. Pebbles the corgi sure knows how to strike a pose. Is doggie vogueing a thing? 'Cause she's like the Benny Ninja of her breed.

Sweet Bernadette has a lot to smile about. A rescue pup, this old girl is approximately 16 years old and, according to her owner, "the most amazing little dog in the world."

Talk about a triple threat. Pomeranians Teddy and Daisy and German Spitz Louis make quite the dashing club chair companions. The ties alone are enough to bring a smile to our faces.

Helen of Troy may have had the face that launched 1,000 ships, but Bodhi the golden retriever has the smile that launched 56.3 thousand likes on Instagram.

Doug the Pug was apparently looking for a date this Valentine's Day. And, seriously, what furry four-legged lady wouldn't swoon over that slick smile? We're pretty smitten with Doug ourselves.

Speaking of dates, Baby Bear and Cooper know a thing or two about puppy love. These two cuties are probably smiling because they know canine cuddling is in their future.

They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but one quick look at Paddy's big smile and we're positive this pup is a sweet old guy. Plus, he kind of reminds us of Shadow from Homeward Bound.

Oh my word. If we could bottle up the warm fuzzy feelings we get from gazing at Little Millicent's sweet-as-pie smile, we could probably solve the global energy crisis.

This is Macho, a pekinese/French bulldog mix. And maybe, just maybe, he's sporting this perma-grin because his good looks landed him his own hashtag, #machothepekibull.

When you're lounging in a field of daisies and your human calls you "the flower of my heart," well, suffice it to say it's no wonder you're wearing a grin that radiates from within.

Mr. Boba Bear likes to swing. Also, Mr. Boba Bear likes to smile. And Mr. Boba Bear really likes to swing while smiling. We feel you, buddy.

Now it's time to work on your own smile...

Don't the dogs of Instagram make you think the dog days of summer aren't so bad after all? I mean, when you see smiles like these, it's hard to be unhappy about anything — even stifling heat and humidity. So why not spread the joy? Become a top dog in the smile department by using ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ toothpaste and the ARM & HAMMER™ Spinbrush™ Truly Radiant™ Deep Clean toothbrush on a daily basis.

This post is sponsored by ARM & HAMMER™.

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