We love our furry best friends, and they all have a personality of their own. They also each have their own sense of humor! Dogs show off their sense of humor in a bunch of different ways. For instance, did you know dogs do indeed laugh?
1. Dogs Do Indeed Laugh. In A Way.
Head up, toothy broad-mouth, sparkling eyes, and a chuffing pant typify canine crack up. Face shape notwithstanding, the elemental physical expression of laughter may coincide with a size-matters vocalization, a Catahoula chuckle, GBGV giggle, hound howl, Rottie roar, Schipperke snicker, or a Weimaraner whoop.
A dog-respiration study published in Stanford University’s Science News describes dog laughter as “a broader-frequency exhalation” than panting. A 2005 Michigan State University study further reported that recordings of dog laughter, played back in stressful animal shelter environments, calmed anxious dogs and increased their confidence to interact with people and other shelter residents. That’s the scientific explanation. The rest of us just know it when we hear-see it, and it has the same happy-calming effect on us.