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    Default Canine Emotionality, What do you see?

    Can everyone please reply and state how you think the dog feels in this photo and why you think the dog feels that way.

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    okay, I will play.

    I think he feels annoyed. He's being held at his neck, as if to get him to look in the camera. He does not seem happy or excited by whoever is holding the camera. I think he just wants to get down on the ground and do his own thing and not be forced to pose.

    That's my guess.
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    I think the dog is looking intently at something he is interested in and thinking "how can I hoodwink my owner into letting go so I can launch a sneak attack" - just speaking from my experience with Max. His trainer also calls it his "you know I'm just adorable and you want to give me a treat" look.
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    I think he feels worried & unsure.Only going on his eyes & slightly furrowed brow,ears back?
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    I think he looks scared/afraid...I'm going by his eyes and the 'look' on his face.
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    I think he's comfy enough and he's looking towards the camera with only moderate interest.

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    I think he realizes he forgot to update his anti-virus program and firewall on his computer.


    In all seriousness, the tongue makes me believe he's not stressed or threatened. Our last dog's tongue looked like that all the time when he was relaxed.

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    I can't tell one way or the other from a head shot The dog seems to be held in an odd position though?
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    I think the dog is a bit anxious and unsure by the way the eyes are, like he does`nt want to be there.

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    I think he feels ok and is looking up at his owner maybe?
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