Another Smiling Dog in Japan
The “Nani Kore” team finds another dog that can smile, this time in Hyogo Prefecture:
The dog in the video clip is named Rubi, and she seems to show her “smiling” face to people she likes, especially an elderly man who lives in the neighborhood. When he comes by, Rubi’s face turns into a smile and she wags her tail and jumps up on him with affection.
ATV consulted a dog behavior expert about the “smiling” dog and they were told that it is likely that this dog learned to “smile” after noticing the very positive reaction humans give when seeing such a facial expression.