My dog Ralph the Girl is prone to grumpiness, particularly when she feels she’s being ignored. She grumbles, groans, and flops over dramatically as if to say, “I can’t even with you people.”
Of course, she’s so cute, I can’t help but smile when she starts getting grumpy. If you’ve ever said “my dog is grumpy,” you know what I mean.
It’s not nice to laugh at their discomfort, but the fact is, grumpy dogs have the power to turn human frowns upside down.
We’ve gathered an assortment of the grumpiest dogs on the internet to put a smile on your face whether you’re the devoted parent of a grumpy dog or just a casual grumpy dog fan. Get ready to get your grump on!
Ye Olde English Grumpdogge
We have to kick things off with a classic: nothing says “grumpy dog” like a bully. This one looks like he has a few choice words for the camera.
Look at that mug
Even a beautiful field of wildflowers can’t cheer up this grumpy mutt. Hey, not everybody appreciates the great outdoors.
Build your own friggin’ snowman.
I’d be grumpy too if my undercarriage dragged in the snow.
Not-so-cavalier King Charles Spaniel
“You expect me to be carefree when the world is such a dark and dangerous place? Psh.”
Hounded husky on grump patrol
This harried old husky is in no mood for your shenanigans.
The grumpiest pug in the shire
Here we see a rare wild specimen of the Canis Lupis Puggrumpinus, renowned for its loud snort and hard glare. Should you encounter a Canis Lupis Puggrumpinus in the wild, do not approach (unless you happen to have treats, in which case, meet your new best friend).
This grumpy poodle is a real wet blanket
Somebody’s unhappy about bath time (and it’s awfully cute).
The sun’ll come out tomorrow? Yeah, right
That Little Orphan Annie wig is truly something to be grumpy about.
Reflections in Grumpiness
“You interrupt my nap time, you get the glare of death.”
Grouchy dog, or me before my first cup of coffee?
You be the judge (if you dare).
A Pair of Golden Grumps
At first, it may look like the big guy is the centerpiece of this grumpy dogs tableau, but it’s the side-eye on that golden retriever puppy that truly captures the essence of grumpiness.
This grumpy dog throws more shade than her hat
Nothing will turn a good dog grouchy faster than forcing them to wear human headgear. Oh, the indignity!
Portrait of a Grumpy Lady
This Australian shepherd is exceptionally grouchy, and exceptionally cute.
Two Bassets, Both Alike in Grumpnity
Looks like these two noble beasts caught a major case of the grumps.
A Grumpy Dog and His Feline Friend
A grumpy old dog is one thing, but a grumpy old dog with a sinister hairless cat lurking in the shadows? That’s some world-domination-level grump.
Do you have a grumpy dog at home? The next time your dog starts grouching out, snap a picture. You may just have an internet superstar on your hands.
Top image via flickr/whartz