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Last Updated on October 19, 2023 by Fumipets
When Man’s Best Friend Says ‘Cheese’ – The Camera-Ready Dog Taking the Internet by Storm
Unveiling the Delightful Art of Doggy Grins on Command
The internet is no stranger to viral dog videos. From gravity-defying jumps to adorable mishaps, these clips have an irresistible charm that brightens our days.
However, one remarkable dog is stealing the spotlight on TikTok, and it’s not because of any acrobatics or antics. Django, the lovable pup, has a unique talent – he smiles for the camera on command.
In a heartwarming video shared on TikTok by the account @djangosmiles, Django is seen eagerly responding to his owner’s prompt. She playfully asks if he’s ready for a photo, then counts down from three before saying the magic word: “cheese.” Like a seasoned supermodel, Django flashes a wide, toothy grin, showcasing his enthusiasm for the camera.
The video’s caption reads, “Always more cheese, please!” and the internet is echoing that sentiment, showering the video with over 780,000 views and a plethora of heartwarming comments.
A Window Into Doggy Intelligence
Django’s camera-ready charm is not only delightful but also offers an intriguing insight into canine intelligence. Research by Stanley Coren, PhD, from the University of British Columbia, Canada, has shed light on the cognitive abilities of our furry companions. He asserts that dogs possess an intelligence level roughly equivalent to a human child aged 2 to 2.5 years.
Coren’s work, presented at the American Psychological Association’s 117th Annual Convention in 2009, highlights the multifaceted nature of dog intelligence. He categorizes it into three types: instinctive (related to breed-specific traits), adaptive (the dog’s ability to learn from its environment and solve problems), and working and obedience intelligence (akin to formal learning at school).
In addition to problem-solving, dogs often display cognitive skills by manipulating their owners, as noted by PetMD. Your canine companion might employ clever cues to convince you that they haven’t been fed, even when another family member has already done so. These furry masters of manipulation are quick to use their “puppy dog eyes” to their advantage.
Moreover, dogs are linguistic learners. On average, a dog can comprehend around 165 words, with some exceptional individuals grasping over 200. Among these bright minds, Border Collies frequently take the lead. The extraordinary Rico, a Border Collie, demonstrated the ability to learn the names of more than 200 items and remember them for extended periods. He could even deduce the names of new objects through exclusion, identifying them as items for which he had no assigned name.
Hearts Melt Across TikTok
Django’s TikTok appearance has resonated deeply with viewers. The heartwarming video spurred comments of admiration and endearment. “He understood the assignment,” remarked one TikTok user, capturing the essence of Django’s cooperation. Another chimed in, declaring Django as “the most handsome boy ever,” evoking a collective desire to protect and adore this charming, smiling sensation.
In a world where we treasure the charming quirks of our pets, Django reminds us that every canine has a unique talent and personality waiting to shine. The joy that Django brings through his heartwarming smiles encapsulates the special bond between humans and their four-legged companions.
Stay tuned to Newsweek for more heartwarming stories and delightful insights into the wonderful world of animals.