Sometimes called “froggie legs” or “silly stretching,” splooting is always adorable.
Dogs are known for being goofy and not caring when they look silly, and splooting is an adorable example of dogs just being dogs.
A “sploot” is a kind of stretch that is so popular with dogs and loved by humans that somewhere down the line, someone decided to give the unique movement a name.
If you don’t know what it is, we’re here to show you.
Splooting is when a dog lies on his belly with his hind legs stretched out behind him. It looks like he’s flying through the air like Superdog, or maybe he’s so tired from that game of fetch that his legs now have a mind of their own. It’s a move most often associated with Corgi puppies, French Bulldogs, and Pit Bulls, but every breed of dog can be a splooter.
There’s no known scientific reason why some dogs like to sploot, but it’s most likely because stretching their back legs feels good. They may also do it on a hot day to press their bellies closer to the cool pavement or shaded grass.
If you’re still not convinced that splooting is incredibly adorable, here are a few examples.