What Is Splooting? Does Your Dog Sploot?

Behind the belly corgi behind. Cute butt. Hind legs. On the lawn.

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Our pets are so cute that the internet has created its own adorable language to describe our four-legged friends. You may know who Doge is–“wow. much nice.”–or where the phrase “I Can Has Cheezburger” comes from, but have you ever heard of the term “splooting?”

If you’re not up to date on your internet dog terms and memes, you’re probably wondering what splooting is. Does your dog sploot? What are people talking about? What does it mean?

Here’s your guide to what splooting is and which dogs can do it.

So What Is Splooting?



Splooting describes one of the most adorable things a dog can do: splaying out their hind legs as they relax into a laying position.

The term “splooting” tends to describe the behavior of a certain breed, one of the internet’s favorites, the Corgi.

 

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Although, Corgi lovers have claimed that this hasn’t stopped all sorts of dogs from partaking in the relaxing and goofy pose.

 

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There is also the “half-sploot,” which involves a level of laziness that only allows your dog to splay out one leg in the back instead of two.

What Other Weird Dog Internet Slang Should I Know?

 

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The collective online community of pet meme-ing has a bunch of ridiculous-but-adorable terms for other kooky quirks our pets have.

 

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For example, did you know the term “FRAP” refers to when your dog runs around and plays spastically for absolutely no reason? It’s technically an acronym for “Frequent Random Acts of Play,” but calling it frapping is so much more fun. Some people also call this “the zoomies.”

 

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Or how about “derp?” Is there any other word that so precisely fits all of your pup’s absolute silliest moments? Whether it’s a goofy grin, head tilt, or a miscalculated jump onto the couch, the term “derp” seems absolutely perfect.

The dictionary of doggo-language may be in its infancy, but it’s growing rapidly. What other internet terms for your pup do you enjoy? Let us know in the comments below! Much thanks, so wow.

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