Doggo, Mlem, Boopin’ Snoots, and More! What does it all mean?

July 24, 2019

Australian shepherd sits on a red chair in a field and is licking her chops

If you’ve been around for a minute, you’ve seen me use a lot of dog terminology. Doggo, pupper, pupperino, blep, melm, snoot booping, all of that fun stuff. But not everyone is immersed in the doggo culture as much as I am. So what does it all mean/refer to? Let’s Dive in!

Mini Australian Shepherd sitting in grass looking to the left of the screen with wag dog walking bandana on with her tongue sMini Australian Shepherd sitting in grass looking to the left of the screen with wag dog walking bandana on with her tongue slightly out in a bleplightly out in a blepOther words for “Dog”:

There are tons of words for dog especially since memes have become a thing. Memes are the source of a lot of the words such as:

  • Doggo
  • Pupper
  • Pupperino
  • Doge
  • Woofer


Some are more descriptive such as:

  • Floof/Fluffer/Floofer (Fluffy Doggos)
  • Long Bois (Short long doggos such as dachshunds or corgis)

pug australian cattledog mix splooting on concrete looking up at the cameraThen there are descriptions of certain acts:

Mlem – Doggo caught in the act of licking their mouth. (see main photo at the top of this blog)

Blep – The tiniest amount of tongue showing like the pup is sticking it’s tongue out at you.

Boop that Snoot – a cute way of saying you are going to poke your pup’s snoot (nose.) There are long snoots, short snoots, snorty snoots, You get the picture.

Bork – Usually just typical big barking

Boof – That small little under their breath bark that they don’t even open their mouth for.

Sploot/Spooty Booty/Frog Legs – When a dog lays on their stomach with the inside of their legs laying flat on the ground knees out.



australian shepherd laying in tub side eyeing the camera Sometimes there’s phrases that we use also:


Doin’ a Frighten – Used to describe photos or videos of dog that is scared/startled. They are usually wide eyed and scrunched back.

Heckin’ Good Boy/Girl – Used to describe any dog ever since they are all good boys and girls.

Doin’ a Protec – Describes a dog that is barking usually for no reason but thinks they are protecting their owner or property.


So get out there and start talking doggo lover speak! Talk to you soon!



Jess & Lily

Girl standing in a field holding up an Australian shepherd in her arms-Jessica Shaw Tampa Florida Lifestyle Pet Photography






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  1. Lane says:

    Moose does the Boof 🤣💜🐾

    • Jessica Shaw says:

      So does Lily! It’s cute and annoying at the same time. I’m not sure how they do that. Lol

  2. Stephanie says:

    Look at my good boi doin a heckin good sploot! 😍