Dog Photo Challenge ~ Tongue Out

There’s something super fun about dogs sticking their tongues out ~ don’t you agree?

A tongue sticking out of a cute dog smiley face makes it a bit more wacky, that much funnier and that much more adorable!

This week’s challenge is all about the fun of showing off those cute, crazy, funny, adorable and laughable poochie tongues!.

This Week’s Theme: TONGUE OUT!

There are activities or times when it can be easier to capture your dog with their tongue out!  If they’ve just been for a big run or play then most will have their tongues hanging out as they catch their breath (really they are panting to keep themselves the right temperature!).  Often too when our dogs yawn they roll their tongue out – so watching as they wake from a sleep can be the perfect time to capture some tongue out action!

One last tip for capturing your dog with some crazy tongue action is to give them a treat that requires them to lick / clean up.  Peanut butter is a favourite (be sure to check the labels of any human food given to dogs to ensure that there are no nasties in there for them, like artificial sweeteners).  Watching them, and photographing them, enjoy peanut butter may just send you into fits of laughter!

We can’t wait to check out the fun and craziness of your adorable dogs sticking their tongues out.

Some ‘TONGUE OUT’ Inspiration

This week our inspiration is all our own dogs (couldn’t be calling the cute dog models I photograph naughty, could I?).  In these photos we have:

Top: Rufio the Pug giving us a big curled up tongue (awwww!)

Middle: Siberian Husky Shadow; Staffies Star & Jimmy enjoying some yummo peanut butter – and giving us the perfect double tongue out!

Bella the Great Dane – like everything else about this pup, her tongue is big!

Bottom: Border Collies Sammy & Buca – the timing on this was coincidental but doesn’t it show the similarity of these two siblings; Trigger the Basenji waiting in eager anticipation for a treat.

Puppy Tales Photo Challenge ~ Tongue Out

Sharing your ‘TONGUE OUT’ Photos

Meeting and hearing all about your dogs and the love you have for them makes our day! There’s lots of ways to share your photos for this weeks challenge:

  • On Facebook – Post your photo under the theme post when it appears on Facebook.
  • On Instagram – Tag your photos that fit the theme with #pt_tongueout so we can find them!
  • In the Comments – Share your photo in the comments below. If you have photos on other photo sharing sites (like 500px or Flickr) then feel free to leave a link to your photo in the comments.

However you share, don’t forget to include your dogs name/s. If there is a great story, or puppy tale, that goes with your photo them we’d also love to hear it! Especially if you’re sending us something creative and we may not immediately ‘get’ how your photo fits the theme!


Kerry Martin

Kerry is 'Top Dog' here at Puppy Tales. With her own adored dogs, she completely gets that your four legged furry buddy is absolutely part of the family. That they sleep on the bed, that you want to take them everywhere, that you plan holidays so they’re included & that their presence makes your life incredible.