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Dog Side Eye: 23 Dogs Who Have Mastered the Shady Gaze

Dog who has mastered the side eye
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The dog side eye is one of the cutest, most adorable, semi-judgy glances made by our best friends. It may seem like your dog is judging you or is simply bored with whatever you want him to do.

The side eye is sometimes called the ‘whale eye,’ and there’s a deeper reason for it. Dogs who want someone to back off or refrain from a behavior will often glance with a side eye appearance.

If a dog is guarding something or doesn’t want to be approached, a side eye is when the whites of the eyes (the sclera) are exposed, and your dog looks off to the side.

Sometimes a side eye look is pure cuteness overload, which the dogs in our roundup are all about. It’s hard to choose just one outstanding photo from this grouping, so enjoy all 23 dogs who have mastered the sideeye.

Hilarious Dog Side Eye Photos

Why wear your sweater when you can chew on it instead?

Dog with side eye eating sweater

The face you make when the human snaps photos during your nap time.

Cute cocker puppy with a side eye look

Is that a slab of steak I sniff on the grill? #SharingIsCaring

smiling dog shoots a side eye look

What do you mean it’s Monday again? Every day is a weekend for dogs!

Bulldog looks cute

“Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul, chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!” — Anne Tyler

Pitbull mix does side eyes

“Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.”—Franklin P. Jones

Cocker spaniel in bath towel

My dog is silently judging you.

Small dog does a side eyes look

“I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.”— Coco Chanel

Cocker in a dress looks cute

What do puppies and pages of a book have in common? They’re both dog-eared.

Smiling little dog

Yoda dog says, “Patience you must have, my young padawan.”

Yoda dog looks cute with side eyes

Wait, are we really going for a car ride or to the v-e-t?

Bulldog looks cute looking up

“The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.” – Ambrose Bierce

Doodle dog looking out window
@Margaret.and Madeline.Doodles

What’s a dog’s favorite movie? Harry Paw-ter and the Sorcerer’s Bone!

Shiba inu glancing

On the count of three, let’s surprise our mail carrier.

Cute mail carrier dog

Anyone can be a dog. I prefer unicorn in a fur coat.

Unicorn dog with side eye

You do realize you are 10 minutes late feeding me, right?

Look from cute dog

I am not short. I’m fun-sized.

Corgi gives owner a side look

Hand over the bag of treats, and I won’t tell your friends you cry during rom-coms.

Side Eye Nate dog

Naughty is subjective. I prefer stealthy trouble ninja.

Blonde dog appears adorable

What do a dog and a cell phone have in common? They both have collar ID.

Fluffy pup staring

You can’t buy love, but you can buy a Chocolate Lab, which is basically the same thing.

Labrador cuddled on stuffed animal

Oops, busted doing my paw-lates.

Stretched out pup

How long is he planning on staying, Mom?

Two dogs look cute together