The video shows a tiny Beagle puppy lying on her back as her owner tickles her tummy and the puppy reacts to the tickles by moving its feet and twitching every now and then. Talk about cuteness overload!
Why do dogs love belly rubs? Rolling over on their back and offering their belly is a sign that your dog really trusts you. Dogs have a specific brain neuron that responds to the stimulation of hair follicles. This specific reaction is achieved through stroking of hair, so it really makes belly rubs uniquely satisfying.
This is a very adorable video that viewers truly enjoyed watching and has already been viewed a million times on YouTube.
The adorable puppy featured in this video was a Beagle. Let’s check out some amazing facts about them:
1. Purebred Beagles have white-tipped tails. Some may have largely-white tails while still others may just have a few white hair strands. If a beagle has no white color in its tail then it’s not 100% pure-bred.
2. The word Beagle means “wide throat” or “loud mouth” in French. This is because Beagles are renowned for being very vocal, characterized by barking and baying.
3. Beagles are the 4th most popular dogs in America and because of their great sense of smell, owing to their hunting instincts, they are being employed by the US Department of Homeland Security to sniff luggage at airports and help locate contraband agricultural products from cargo.
4. Famous people who love Beagles include Barry Manilow, former US President Lyndon Johnson and Queen Elizabeth II. On the other hand, Snoopy, of the Peanuts comic strip is one Beagle famous in his own right.
5. Check out this Beagle training page.