Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare group, has launched a new app that will allow users to send people dog emoji. They are based on real dogs at the shelter, and hopefully the emoji will inspire people to adopt them!
The keyboard can be found on the iPhone’s App store or at Android’s Google Play Store. Once installed, users can then choose which messaging and social media apps they’d like a keyboard shortcut for.
Many people have been upset by the lack of ethnically diverse, or even racist emoji currently in existence, and Dogs Trust wants people to be able to celebrate dog diversity, too.
“As the UK’s largest welfare charity, we have a responsibility to ensure all are fairly treated, and represented, in both the digital and real world,” Chief Executive Adrian Burder told the Daily Mail.
“While we fully support the recent updates to diversify the emoji keyboard, with nine million canines in family homes across the country, we also feel deserve that same representation.
“We see so many wonderfully different dogs every day, we wanted to share this with the public.”
There are hundreds of dog breeds, but some of the more popular ones have been selected. Should this app become popular, more may be added.
The full list of dog emoji included:
2) Bischon Frise
3) Border Collie
6) Cocker Spaniel
10) English Sheepdog
11) French Bulldog
12) German Shepherd
13) Great Dane
16) Jack Russell Terrier
21) Shih Tzu
22) Staffordshire Bull Terrier
23) Yorkshire Terrier