National Pupper Day

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You've heard of mother's day, father's day, and even donut day, but have you ever heard of National Pupper Day? Yes, you read it right: a day dedicated to your fur-babies to bark, wag and celebrate! Our furry friends have their own special day and here we explore how it all started.

When is Pupper Day?

It's national pupper day on the 24th March.

Woof-Woof! Meet the National Pupper Day

Out of the 2322 mentions of National Pupper Day found online, the nod of 'Most Mentioned' is owned by the day of March 24th, 2017. One might ask, ‘why this day?’ Well, isn't every day a great day to recognize the love and joy our puppies bring to our lives?

A Tail-wagging Tale

No one knows how it started exactly. Some believe that a group of dog enthusiasts decided to dedicate a day to appreciate and honour their tiny furry companions, while others speculate that it might have simply sparked from a lighthearted social media post. Regardless of its origins, this day reminds us of the irresistible joy that follows a 'woof'.

How to Celebrate National Pupper Day

Here are a few ideas. Fetch a game of Frisbee with your pupper or maybe treat them with a gourmet doggie dinner. Then, find a nice hill or field for you and your companion to embrace the great outdoors. Don’t forget to post their adorable photos on social media to celebrate the day! With so many ways to celebrate, National Pupper Day unites dog lovers worldwide, showering our four-legged friends with much-deserved attention.

History behind the term 'Pupper'


The Emergence

In 2013, the term 'pupper' emerged as an affectionate slang word used to refer to a small dog or a puppy. The term quickly gained popularity on social media platforms like Twitter and Reddit, where users started using it to describe adorable and cute dogs. With its endearing and lighthearted nature, 'pupper' became a beloved term among dog lovers, creating a sense of community and shared appreciation for these furry friends.


The Doggo Connection

In 2015, the term 'pupper' was further popularized through its association with another canine-related slang term: 'doggo.' Both 'pupper' and 'doggo' were used interchangeably to describe dogs, especially in humorous online content like memes and captioned images. This overlap in usage solidified the connection between the two terms and contributed to the spread of 'pupper' in the realm of internet culture.


Puppers and Bamboozlements

By 2016, the term 'pupper' had expanded beyond its original meaning. It started being used in internet slang to represent not only cute dogs but also a concept of innocence and naivety. 'Pupper' became associated with the idea of being easily fooled or tricked, often in a lighthearted and playful manner. This new layer of meaning added depth to the word, making it both endearing and relatable to online communities.


Pupularized by Memes

Throughout 2017, the internet meme culture played a significant role in propelling the term 'pupper' to new heights of popularity. Memes featuring adorable dog photos with captions incorporating the word 'pupper' became widespread and widely shared. The combination of cute dog pictures and clever wordplay created a perfect formula for viral content. 'Pupper' became firmly embedded in internet slang, earning its place in the hearts of both meme enthusiasts and dog lovers alike.


Everlasting Popularity

Today, 'pupper' continues to thrive as a widely used term in online communities. From heartfelt social media posts to humorous memes, the term has become synonymous with affection for dogs, particularly adorable puppies. Its enduring popularity showcases how language and culture intersect in the digital age, bringing people together through shared experiences and a love for our furry companions.

Did you know?

Due to our complex sense of emotions, studies suggest that humans and dogs have been best pals for around 30,000 years!


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First identified

23rd March 2016

Most mentioned on

24th March 2017

Total mentions


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