There is no greater joy than seeing a beloved dog smile. Whether they're greeting us at the door, romping with their pals, or celebrating a birthday, their happiness is completely infectious. Do dogs really smile? We set out to prove this idea after a reader of "The Bark" sent in a photo of her grinning dog, with a suggestion for a contest...and, the Smiling Dog contest was born. So for the past eight years, enthusiastic dog lovers everywhere have been sending in photographs of their smiling pups. "DOGJOY" assembles the best of the pack - presenting proof positive that dogs not only smile, but also laugh, grin, snicker and even share jokes.
The BARK has been making dogs and their people smile since its launch twelve years ago as the leading voice of modern dog culture. It was the first magazine to focus on the bond between humans and canines. Since then, "The Bark "has become essential reading for everybody who lives by its motto Dog Is My Co-Pilot. Hailed as "the "New Yorker "of dog magazines," it has been honored for its distinctive design and distinguished writing. "The Bark "was co-founded by Cameron Woo and Claudia Kawczynska. The editors have published two literary anthologies: the best-selling "Dog Is My Co-Pilot "and a humor collection, "Howl." They live with their dogs, Lola, Lenny, and smilers-in-training, Holly and Kit."