The Smirking dog meme typically features a picture of a dog with a smirk or sly grin on its face, often accompanied by a caption or captioned with a phrase that implies the dog is up to something mischievous or has a secret. This dog is often a Shiba Inu, a Japanese small-medium sized dog which has a distinctive smirk look. This smirking dog meme image became popular in the internet during 2013-14 and after that it was used in various memes. They can be used to express feelings of sarcasm, irony or mischief, and are often used to make light of a situation or to mock someone’s behavior. They are particularly popular on social media platforms, and can be found on various meme-sharing sites, such as Reddit and Instagram.