We are sure you have heard about splooting in dogs which the Corgi has made it popular. Let's find out more on the truth about sploot.
What is a sploot?
A sploot is basically a term from the Internet for a type of stretch that pets do. Typically this involves kicking one or both legs behind the body, with the pet lying on their belly. It is a funny and mostly adorable to see your pet doing this because it resembles a frog leaping in mid-air, so it is also known as “frog legs,” “dog froggin” and “frog doggin”.
Types of sploot
The Half Sploot: One leg remains beneath the body while the other leg is kicked back.
The Side Sploot (Left or Right): One leg is tucked under the body while the other is kicked out to the side. Both legs are placed on 1 side.
The Full Sploot or the "Pancake Sploot": Both legs are behind the body, exhibiting a full body stretch.
Why do dogs sploot?
To allow humans to take photos of them in the sploot position and then upload to social media for more humans to laugh at their silly actions of course!
Ok, other than the above reason, dogs don't really care about social media but it is actually a great stretch for their hips and limbs. They need to stretch their muscles so that it can prevent cramps. Splooting allows them to stretch their full body as much as possible.
Another reason could be that the dog's body or the weather is hot. They want to cool down their body temperature and lying fully stretch on the belly will help to regulate body temperature. The coolness of the floor tiles in your house makes the splooting dog feels good just like humans lying on a cool bed on a hot day.
A dog may sploot after playing a strenuous game. It can help them to relax and chill just like how humans wanting to lie down after an exercise.
Why does some dogs not sploot?
Typically, all dogs can sploot. But taller dogs might find it difficult because it may not be comfortable for them to perform with longer legs. Usually a shorter legged dog will find it easier which explains why Corgis seem to sploot more often than other breeds.
Hope that this fun fact will help you as pawrents to understand your doggos better!