164 Squishy Dog Cheeks That Are Impossible To Resist Squishing (New Pics)

There’s not a shred of doubt in our minds—dogs are incredibly cute and they deserve all of the internet space that they can take up with their canine smiles. Move over, cats, it’s doggo time. In fact, dogs are so cute that sometimes their owners can’t resist squishing their cheeks, stretching their skin flaps or scruffs, and sharing the photos on the net.

It’s adorable. It’s funny. It’s here on Bored Panda. Upvote the photos that brought a smile to your face as you’re scrolling down, dear Readers, and be sure to let us know which canine companions won over your hearts. Pssst, you’ll find our earlier list about squishy dog cheeks that are impossible to resist squishing right over here.

Just keep in mind, Pandas, that the dogs featured in this list aren’t in any pain. In fact, some of them enjoy the mini face massage. But this isn’t the case with every dog. Before you start stretching random doggos’ skin, ask their owners for permission, speak to dogs themselves (always fun!), or talk to a professional vet, breeder, or trainer.

#1 Slobbersaurus 3 Month Glow Up. Bigger Wrinkly Cheeks, Bigger Blep, Heckin’ Good Boi

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#2 Stretch Dogstrong

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#3 This Is How Loose My Dog’s Neck Is

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Depending on the dog and the owner, they might squish their pets’ cheeks, play with the skin flaps around their faces, or stretch the loose skin around their neck. That last bit, by the way, is known as the scruff, and it’s what mother canines pick their puppies up by.

It’s a myth that dogs can’t feel their scruff. They can, so if you do play around with it or grab it, you have to be gentle and firm. Know your own dog’s boundaries and don’t try anything funny with a random dog’s scruff—it might not thank you very much.

#4 Stretchy Face Dorothy. I Love Her Cheeks

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#5 It’s Tough Smiling Through These Big Flaps

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#6 Eats Snack While Also Looking For Another Snack

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Aside from scruffs, different breeds and individual dogs can have loose skin. This can occur due to a variety of reasons, ranging from weight loss and Cutaneous Asthenia (a hereditary disorder that causes stretchy, saggy skin) to hunting dogs like basset hounds or bloodhounds having been bred to have more loose skin folds around their faces and necks (they trap the scent of their quarry so the hound doesn’t miss it by chance).

#7 Mr. Cheek

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#8 Love This Guy

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#9 He’s A Special Kind Of Special

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However, the loose skin folds and wrinkles capture not just the scent of the dog’s prey. They also collect dirt and can be the perfect breeding grounds for yeast and bacteria. That’s why you need to clean in between your dog’s folds once or twice a week to help keep their skin healthy. You can wash the folds or clean them with a soft cloth.

#10 Chipmunkin’ On Friyay

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#11 My Dog Has A Lot Of Extra Skin

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#12 Pancakes Anyone?

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There’s a difference between us and dogs (it sounds obvious, we know, but give us a moment to explains): while mommy dogs know exactly how to pick their kids up by the scruff without hurting them, human beings don’t have the same natural instincts and we can accidentally end up causing the puppies pain. So if you do have to carry them, unless you’re incredibly experienced, don’t go for the scruff.

#13 Sleepy Stretch

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#14 Someone Needs A Little Nip Tuck

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#15 When He Was Sick, He Lost A Huge Amount Of Weight. He’s Got Some Extra Skin He Needs To Grow Back Into

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What’s more, when a pupperino grows up, it becomes far heavier, so grabbing and carrying them by the scruff then is a big no-no. You can’t place that much weight on their neck. So if your dogs’ legs get tired in the middle of your walk or if they want to get on the couch but can’t, you’ll have to pick them up properly, gently, and carry them to their destination. Dogs: 1; Owners: 0.

#16 Jackson’s Mighty Roar

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#17 She’s Still Growing Into Her Face

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#18 Here’s A Lil Stingray Face To Brighten Your Morning

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When done carefully and properly, grabbing your dog by the scruff can be a part of training them. When you do so, you’re mimicking wild dogs and showing your pet that you’re the dominant one here.

But before you go grabbing loose skin folds willy-nilly, you ought to consult with a dog trainer or a vet. There’s only so much you learn from books, the internet; when it comes to your dog’s wellbeing, experienced guidance is necessary.

#19 “If You Force Yourself To Smile, Within A Couple Minutes, You Feel Happy”

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#20 Extra Skin

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#21 Pointy Doggo Doin A Stretch

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However, here are some basics, as presented by ‘DogIDs,’ about how you can train your dogs to follow commands and refrain from unwanted habits. It’s important that a pet know what exactly it is that they did wrong, so giving them a stern talking to should occur immediately after the fact, not later.

#22 We Big Dogs Have A Loot Of Loose Stretchy Skin

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#23 Humans Are So Strange

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#24 Lovely Stretch

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Keeping in mind that you should do everything incredibly gently yet firmly, if your dog is being a big meanie, you can grab them by their scruff, shake it slightly, and say ‘no’ in a commanding voice while looking at your pet’s dreamy eyes that you could get lost in for days. That way, your dog should be able to associate the consequences with what they did wrong. Dawdle for too long and your canine could get confused about what exactly it was that’s considered to be bad behavior.

#25 Easy There With Your Shenanigans Dad

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#26 “I Don’t Pay Rent. I Don’t Clean. I Don’t Cook. I Contribute To The Home By Letting The Humans Stretch My Face”

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#27 Reversed Dog Squish

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#28 I Died

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#29 Stingray Face With A Tongue. Best We Could Do With A Crazy Pup

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#30 Who Puts An Instant Smile On Your Face?

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While a lot of character features might be determined by your dog’s breed, they’re still individuals. So if your dog is jumpy, frightful, and against you touching its scruff (or smooshing its face to make it look even more like a cutie), stop doing it. Grabbing a dog by the scruff of its neck should only be a part of training if your dog is confident and only needs minor corrections to its behavior.

#31 Sting Bae

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#32 Squishy Cheeks

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#33 This Dog’s Stretchy Face

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#34 Look At All My Extra Skin In My Cheeks From My Dramatic Weight Loss

Almost three years ago I went from 31 pounds to about 20 pounds. I lost about 1/3 of my body weight. I have sooo much extra skin! I guess what I technically need is a pug tummy tuck, but that’s okay- my extra skin makes me extra cuddly!

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#35 Just A Little Extra Skin

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#36 Mister Stretchy Faycee

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#37 Why Dani Has Trust Issues

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#38 Why So Serious?

#39 My Face When Grandma Comes Over

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#40 Stretchy Doggo

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#41 Still Growing Into My Face

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#42 He Protec, He Attac, But Mostly, Many Squishy Is Back

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#43 Pancake Face

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#44 Squishy Cheeks

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#45 Smoosh… Smoosh…

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#46 Stretchy And Squishy Kiri

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#47 Whyyyyy Sooo Serious?!

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#48 This Is Maisie, She Likes It When We Play With Her Extra Skin

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#49 My Friend’s Dog Is Very Stretchy

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#50 Such Smile. Very Happiness

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#51 Smooshy Face

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#52 Sorry I’ve Been Missing In Action For A While. I’ve Been Busy Flying Around With My Newfound Face Wings

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#53 In Case Anyone Wants To Leave The Fridge Open Or The Dog Food Bag In My Reach, I Have Got Lots Of Room To Grow

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#54 Guys, I Don’t See What The Big Deal Is. Doesn’t Everyone Have This Much Face Skin?

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#55 So, My Dog To Has A Lot Of Extra Skin

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#56 So Much Extra Skin

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#57 She’s The Squishiest Pup In This Neck Of The Woods

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#58 I’d Say She Qualifies

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#59 Not Impressed

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#60 Hope This Smile Brightens Your Day And Wakes You Up

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#61 Those Big Jowls… I Want To Have Bloodhound

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#62 A Little Extra Skin Never Hurt Anybody

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#63 Stretchy Husky Smile To Brighten Your Day

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#64 I Got Distracted By Wynne’s Stretchy Face While Studying For Finals. But Can You Blame Me?

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#65 “Owner Thinks I Used To Be Fat Because My Skin Is So Loose”

Don’t worry, this didn’t hurt him at all, we really don’t have to do much of any pulling on his skin, he’s just got WAY more skin than most dogs his age and he’s probably made of flubber

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#66 The Things I Let My Mom Do To Me

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#67 Trying Out Stingray Face And Kinda Failing

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#68 Extra Skin

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#69 I Am Not Smooshy. I’m Cute And Stretchy

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#70 The Weekend When I Got To Meet These Fluffy Pup Cheeks

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#71 Evidently Not The Most Willing Participant Of This Photoshoot

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#72 Mah Doggo

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#73 Imma Stingray

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#74 Doggie Face Lift

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#75 True Beauty

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#76 Any Recommendations On Skin Tightening Creams? I’m Too Young To Be Worrying About This

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#77 I Think I Need A Skin Removal Treatment

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#78 Gimbel’s Manager: Why Are You Smiling Like That? Buddy: I Just Like To Smile, Smiling’s My Favorite

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#79 She Got That Extra Skin

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#80 Skwishy Fays

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#81 Stretchy Mastiff’s Smile

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#82 He’s Beauty, He’s Grace, He’s Got A Flappy Face

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#83 This Dog Looks Really Happy

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#84 Squishy Face vs. Stretch Face

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#85 So, Jojo Has Some Extra Skin

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#86 “Lately, Momma Has Been Obsessed With My Stretchy Cheeks. I Know I’m Cute, But Seriously This Lady”

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#87 Stretch Face

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#88 Throwback To To That Time Beardog Sprouted Wings And Flew Away

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#89 This Dog With A Face Of A Fox

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#90 So My Dog Has A Lot Of Extra Skin Around His Face

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#91 You’re So Handsome, Opie

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#92 A Little Extra Skin For Backup

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#93 Loony, What’s This?

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#94 Stingray Face Cutie

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#95 Our Dog Has A Lot Of Extra Skin

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#96 He Has A Stretchy Face

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#97 Do (Not) Try This On Your Shiba Inu

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#98 The Weekend Is Finally Here

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#99 Hard Day At Work In The Office For Drogo Yesterday

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#100 I’m Entering This Doge To The Squishy Dog Cheeks Contest

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#101 It Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy

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#102 When You’re Being Good Waiting For A Treat And Mum Tries To Break Your Concentration

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#103 Bruno And His Smiles. Most Lovable Guy

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#104 Let’s Talk About Leo’s Fat Loss Journey

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#105 She’s So Sillay

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#106 My Pup Also Has Stretchy Skin

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#107 Squishy Face

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#108 I’ve Got 99 Problems But My Lips Ain’t One

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#109 Big Smile For Everyone

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#110 Look How “Mochiy” My Cheek Can Be

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#111 All Smiles

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#112 Smiles All Day

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#113 Keep Smiling

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#114 Stretchy Great Dane’s Cheeks

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#115 Edgar Qualifies For Stretchy Dogs

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#116 It Is Not Funny Human. Don’t Mock My Elastic Super Power

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#117 When Your Cheeks Seem To Be A New Version Of Slime

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#118 I Hope You Find The Perfect Stick Today! Even If It Pokes You In The Mouth

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#119 Puppy Face Massage

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#120 Teddy Bear

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#121 I Heard We Are Doing Dog Cheeks Now

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#122 My Dog, Easy, Has A Stretchy Face. This Doesn’t Hurt Him

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#123 Stretchy Face

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#124 Happy Lunar New Year

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#125 Happy New Year Everyone! Hope This Year Is Filled With A Bunch Of Floppy Tongues And Lots Of Treats

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#126 Extra Skin Dog

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#127 Love Handles

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#128 Took This Pic At The Request Of My Auntie Penny. She Mocks Me

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#129 Some Days You Just Have To Force A Smile And Carry On – Archie

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#130 Squishy Boi

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#131 Is It A Polar Bear?

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#132 Bianca Cracks Me Up! This Dog Loves To Pounce And Wrestle. Her Big Ol Jowls Get Ya All Slobbery And She Comes Back For More

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#133 Sometimes Smiling On A Monday Requires A Little Extra Help

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#134 A Little Extra Fur Goes A Long Way

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#135 Just Keep Smiling, Just Keep Smiling

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#136 Stretchy-Faced Shibas

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#137 Smile For You

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#138 This Super Cute Stretchy Shiba

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#139 Really Silly Face

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#140 Flappy Face

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#141 Woofer’s Face Does A Big Stretch

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#142 My Catahoula Has A Little Extra Skin

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#143 Mum Says I Have Nice Flaps

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#144 Got Smiles For Days

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#145 So Happy

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#146 Please Let This Quarantine End So My Brother Can Pick On Someone Else

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#147 This Guy Needs A Face Lift

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#148 I Have Accepted, This Is Me

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#149 Oh Hi There Stingray-Face Dog

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#150 Flappy Lips

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#151 No Dogs Were Harmed In The Taking Of This Photo

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#152 When You Try To Stay Majestic While Someone Pinches Your Cheeks

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#153 Pancake B O Y E

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#154 Mom And Dad Always Say I’m “Cheeky”

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#155 My Face Is So Stretchy, I Can Go Wind Gliding With No Equipment

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#156 Definitely Not A Fan

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#157 The Cutest Smile I’ve Ever Seen

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#158 Stretchy Face

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#159 Gunther Has A Big Smile, When His Hooman Helps Him

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#160 Don’t Forget To Smile Like Alfie Here

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#161 Good Morning

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#162 The Happiest Kona Ever. Do You Ever Just Want To Like Squish And Play With Your Pups Cheeks? Same. Kona Is So Good She Doesn’t Ever Care What I Do To Her She Just Accepts It

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#163 Gotta Love That Loose Puppy Skin

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#164 Tongue Mastiff Monster

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