A dog showing her teeth – isn’t that a sign of aggression or fear? Not always, and certainly not for Gracie!

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This grinning golden was rescued when she was one year old from the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue.

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Gracie’s smile is generally known as a “submissive smile,” which just means she really, really, really wants you to love her. In some dogs, it becomes a habitual greeting – especially if reinforced with lots of petting and treats!)

Watch her smile in the video below!