🐕 Dog emoji
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The Dog emoji 🐕 depicts a dog, the world’s most popular pet. It is commonly used to represent dogs, puppies, and pets in general. It also appears alongside the many dog-based metaphors and idioms that are commonly used. This emoji is frequently used alongside the Dog Face emoji 🐶.
On August 26, the Dog emoji 🐕 is used with the hashtag #NationalDogDay to commemorate National Dog Day. The Dog emoji 🐕 is also used during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, commonly called the Westminster Dog Show, usually held in February each year (June 12–13 in 2021).
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Where does 🐕 Dog emoji come from?
The Dog emoji 🐕 was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the emoji resembles a dog of varying breed with a curled tail facing to the left. Depending on the platform, the dog may be realistic or stylized. The Google and WhatsApp versions of the emoji have the dog turned slightly facing the viewer. The Apple and Facebook version of the emoji appear to depict a brown-furred Shiba Inu, the dog breed used in the popular Doge meme, which inspired Dogecoin.
Dogs are the most popular pet in the world, which means the Dog emoji 🐕 is an incredibly common and versatile emoji. It largely overlaps in use with the Dog Face emoji 🐶 and the two emoji are often used together. Both emoji are often used in figures of speech and idioms that reference dogs (such as treat someone like a dog or You can’t teach an old dog new tricks).
Examples of 🐕 Dog emoji
Who uses 🐕 Dog emoji?
The Dog emoji 🐕 is a very popular emoji that is used to refer to man’s best friend.
I don’t deserve my dog. Luckily, he thinks that I do. 🐕🦺
— Jane Dimeski (@janedimeski) February 19, 2021
The Dog emoji 🐕 is also commonly used with figures of speech that involve dogs.
It’s a dog eat dog world so I had to learn 🐕
— Blayjun 🦄 (@blaasianbaddie) February 9, 2021
"I think he's up there, but I don't think he's the top dog, not at all." 🐕
Andre Ward has branded Carl Froch an 'overachiever' in a scathing assessment of his former opponent 👇
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) June 11, 2020
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