Here at HelloGiggles, we’re officially obsessed with Dogspotting, a public Facebook group where users literally just post photos of dogs they’ve seen walking around. Although Dogspotting has been around for a few years now, I just stumbled across it — and I’m kind of happy I came in so late. Now, the group has grown so big that not only has it formed its own community, but also its own vocabulary.
A quick look through the page will show you that Dogspotting almost has its own language, so here are 11 terms you need to know before you hop aboard:
1. Spot: The act of seeing a dog — not your own dog or a dog you know, but a random sighting (with context!) that doesn’t include low-hanging fruit like a vet’s office, dog park or show, pet store, kennel or a dog-related place. Service dogs also do not count as a spot.
Ex. Very good spot, not a real spot, etc.
2. Doggo: A dog.
Ex. Spotted this doggo over the weekend.
3. +1: The point system used in the comments.
Ex. +1 extremely adorable doggo.
4. Floof: A fluffy doggo.
Ex. Look at this floof, what a nice floof, etc.
5. Pupper: Also a doggo, not necessarily a puppy but could be!
Ex. This neighborhood pupper visited our porch.
6. Bork: Bark.
Ex. This borking doggo had a lot to say.
7. Pats: The noun of “petting,” sometimes referred to as “pets.”
Ex. Came across this borking doggo — he received many pats.
8. Woofs: A catchall term for both doggos and borks.
Ex. Look at this woof, he made many woofs, etc.
9. Tungg: Tongue.
Ex. Dat tungg tho.
10. Smol: Small.
Ex. This smol doggo happily accepted pats.
11. Snoot: Snout or nose.
Ex. A smol borking doggo with a long snoot for pats.