Have you ever wondered what "the people" thought about dogs? Well, these dog proverbs will shed some light (and maybe some hair) on your questions. Or maybe not (some of these proverbs left me wondering).
Some are about dogs, and some use canines to describe human behaviour. And others, even more obliquely, use canine behaviour as advice on human relations.
There are 14 dog proverbs listed here. None of them has a country of origin. There are also two pages of dog proverbs listed by country or region. Click on the links at the bottom of the page to read them.
A dog has four feet, but he can't walk four different paths.
A dog in a kennel barks at his fleas; a dog hunting does not notice them.
A kitchen-dog is never a good rabbit-hunter.
Dog does not eat dog.
Give a dog a bad name and hang him.
He who pelts every barking dog must pick up many stones.
Hold your dog in readiness before you start the hare.
If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky.
If it were a dog, it would have bitten you already.
If you wish the dog to follow you, feed him.
Many dogs kill a hare, no matter how many turns it makes.
One barking dog sets the street barking.
The hindmost dog may catch the hare.
Why keep a dog and bark yourself?
Aug 20, 14 04:44 PM
For Olex, In April 2011, I saw your photo on an animal shelter page. It looked like you were smiling at me. Your old owner died and nobody of her family
Aug 20, 14 04:42 PM
My family and I recently made the hardest decision, having to end our 14 year old dog's pain and suffering. It all happened so quickly. I didn't expect
Aug 20, 14 04:37 PM
Atom was a German shepherd. He was very protective and didn’t get along with people that well, but he was a very tough guard dog. He had a very soft coat