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πŸ• Dog emoji

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The Dog emoji πŸ• 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 πŸ• is used with the hashtag #NationalDogDay to commemorate National Dog Day. The Dog emoji πŸ• 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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Related words

doge, doggo, 🐈 Cat emoji, πŸ‡ Rabbit emoji, 🐢 Dog Face emoji, 🐰 Rabbit Face emoji, 🐀 Baby Chick emoji, 🐹 Hamster Face emoji, Dogecoin

Where does πŸ• Dog emoji come from?

The Dog emoji πŸ• 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 πŸ• 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).Β 

Examples of πŸ• Dog emoji

Actually can't wait for for day I can get a puppy πŸ•πŸΆ
@gemmalewiss, February 19, 2021
I think it’s appropriate that today is national dog day and it’s the same day I’ve decided to get a dog πŸ•β€οΈ
@jamesonjam16, August 26, 2020

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Who uses πŸ• Dog emoji?

The Dog emoji πŸ• is a very popular emoji that is used to refer to man’s best friend.

The Dog emoji πŸ• is also commonly used with figures of speech that involve dogs.Β 

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