🐶 Dog Face emoji
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The Dog Face emoji 🐶 depicts the face of a dog, the world’s most popular pet. It is commonly used to refer to dogs, puppies, dog-based idioms and metaphors, and pets in general. It is frequently used alongside the Dog emoji 🐕.
The Dog Face emoji 🐶 is often used with the hashtag #NationalDogDay on August 26, which is National Dog Day and 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 Face emoji come from?
The Dog Face emoji 🐶, also popularly called Dog emoji despite the fact there actually is a Dog emoji 🐕, was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the emoji portrays the stylized face of a dog sticking its tongue out as viewed from the front. The coloration and breed of the dog varies by platform. On Facebook, the emoji displays a more realistic depiction of a Shiba Inu, the dog breed used in the popular Doge meme, which inspired Dogecoin. The Google, Samsung, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook versions of the emoji appear to use the same dog that is depicted in each platform’s version of the Dog emoji 🐕.
Dogs are incredibly popular animals and so the Dog Face emoji 🐶 and Dog emoji 🐕 are used every single day, often together. These two emoji are used to refer to real and fictional dogs and puppies of all breeds, and may be accompanied by cute photos of dogs.
Like the Dog emoji 🐕, the Dog Face emoji 🐶 is also used to metaphorically refer to dogs when using common idiomatic expressions such as Every dog has its day and You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
Examples of 🐶 Dog Face emoji
Who uses 🐶 Dog Face emoji?
The Dog Face emoji 🐶 is used to refer to real and fictional dogs.
sincerely regretting my decision not to bring my dog to work today… 🥺💔🐶
— Rice-Hamburger, Esq. (@RLRiceHamburger) May 25, 2021
i love dogs 🐶
— Eugenia Cooney (@Eugenia_Cooney) July 4, 2020
Mutley reminds me of Snoopy 🐶 Just noticed two wooden soldiers for the first time on the ice! #MariahsMagicalChristmas
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) December 5, 2020
The Dog Face emoji 🐶 is also used to metaphorically refer to dogs.
These are what we like to call the dog days of ….”winter”!! Stay safe and warm everyone! ❄️❄️❄️🐶🐶🐶
— BG (@bgale9) February 12, 2019
This lockdown I've started to learn to play the piano. 30 minutes day and I'm amazed how much I've learned already..so apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks 🎹🎼🐶
— lady (@LadyEssle) January 28, 2021
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