• WordNet 3.6
    • adj dogging relentless and indefatigable in pursuit or as if in pursuit "impossible to escape the dogging fears"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Fire Dogs The Fire Dogs
dogs dogs
dog sledge dog sledge
At the "Spotted Dog At the "Spotted Dog
dog, bird, sheep bird dog, bird, sheep bird
Dog up Dog up
Dog riding goat Dog riding goat
Dog dressed Dog dressed

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is a dog museum in St. Louis, Missouri
    • n dogging The method or practice of hunting game with dogs: as, the dogging of deer.
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  • Josh Billings
    “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.”
  • Charleton Jr. Ogburn
    Charleton Jr. Ogburn
    “Happiness to a dog is what lies on the other side of a door.”
  • Latin Proverb
    Latin Proverb
    “Who loves me loves my dog.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor, but honest.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If it wasn't for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.”
  • Hitopadesa
    “What ever is the natural propensity of a person is hard to overcome. If a dog were made a king, he would still gnaw at his shoes laces.”


Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion - This means that it is better to be the head or at the top of something that isn't very important or prestigious than a small or unimportant member of something big.
Bird-dog - (USA) If you bird-dog, you follow someone or something very closely, monitoring them.
Call the dogs off - If someone calls off their dogs, they stop attacking or criticising someone.
Cat and dog life - If people lead a cat and dog life, they are always arguing.
Crooked as a dog's hind leg - Someone who is very dishonest is as crooked as a dog's hind leg.
Dirty dog - A dirty dog is an untrustworthy person.
Dog and pony show - (USA) A dog and pony show is a presentation or some marketing that has lots of style, but no real content.
Dog days - Dog days are very hot summer days.
Dog eat dog - In a dog eat dog world, there is intense competition and rivalry, where everybody thinks only of himself or herself.
Dog in the manger - (UK) If someone acts like a dog in the manger, they don't want other people to have or enjoy things that are useless to them.
Dog tired - If you are dog tired, you are exhausted.
Dog's dinner - Something that is a dog's dinner is a real mess.
Dog's life - If some has a dog's life, they have a very unfortunate and wretched life.
Dog-eared - If a book is dog-eared, it is in bad condition, with torn pages, etc.
Dog-whistle politics - (AU) When political parties have policies that will appeal to racists while not being overtly racist, they are indulging in dog-whistle politics.


In literature:

Then we hitched one end on a strong dog sled, and attached one dog to this heavy load.
"By Canoe and Dog-Train" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Very quickly did willing hands harness up a train of old dogs and attach them to a dog-sled.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
The sailor obeyed; and as Mark took it he held it down before the dog, and then returned it to its owner.
"Mother Carey's Chicken" by George Manville Fenn
I was always feared of a dog's bite; not of the dog.
"Nic Revel" by George Manville Fenn
Oh, and, by the way, I have had quite enough of that dog.
"Sappers and Miners" by George Manville Fenn
In spite of dat, they got along; though de dogs pestered de sheep and de shotguns peppered de dogs sometimes.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
The dog is of no use unless the stag is badly wounded, when the dog will take him.
"The Children of the New Forest" by Captain Marryat
The dog is but a dog.
"Snarley-yow" by Frederick Marryat
Thus, a dog of my acquaintance had been severely thrashed last winter by a larger dog.
"The Dawn of Reason" by James Weir
The little dogs didn't object, for little dogs are generally the most pugnacious.
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne

In poetry:

"You rascal lords, you dogs of Wales,
Will none for Edward cheer?
To serve my needs and chant my deeds
Then let a bard appear!"
"The Bard Of Wales" by Janos Arany
Could she guess at his intent,
When he to his follow'rs said,
I to Israel's sheep am sent,
Dogs must not have children's bread.
"Woman Of Canaan" by John Newton
They are closing in, John Henry,
The law-dogs loudly bay;
Where will you hide your frightened heart
Tonight, where will you stay?
"Ballad Of A New Villon" by Benjamin Musser
"Oh! lang-haired Skyes are lovin' beasts,
"An' terrier dogs are fair,
"But never yet was terrier born,
"Wi' ell-lang gowden hair!
"The Fall of Jock Gillespie" by Rudyard Kipling
Dogs is mighty useful beasts
They might seem bad at first
They might seem worser right along
But when they're dead
They're wurst.
"Dogs" by Ellis Parker Butler
Her stealthy paws tread the very hall
Where Snowball used to play,
But she only spits at the dogs our pet
So gallantly drove away.
"A Lament For S. B. Pat Paw" by Louisa May Alcott

In news:

It seems that once our veterinarian referred to our dog, Leo, as a geriatric dog for the first time at 14 years of age he actually started acting like one.
Herding Dog Group: German Shepherd Dog.
Herding Dog Group: German Shepherd Dog .
Charmin, the winner of the terrier group at the National Dog Show in late 2008, is a candidate to become Best in Show at this year's Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
Is your dog a good barn dog.
"Dealing Dogs" examines the fate of dogs consigned to Class B dealers, destined for use in research.
And it's not hard to find dog feces littering the ground and dogs not on a leashes.
Since shortly after the death of my beloved dog Smidget Smuckens I have wanted to get another dog.
Dogs are pretty much the best pets ever — let's not discuss how sad I am that I have yet to get one of my own — but a dog that loves the guitar.
Cori's DogHouse is hosting The Next Great Dog Contest, in which customers submit their ideas for what toppings they would put on one of Cori's delicious dogs.
Dolan, who has opened a new dog grooming business at 1100 Steubenville Pike, grew up around chickens, ducks, quail, horses and dogs at her family's home on Rabbit Hill Road.
A woman says her dog was bruised and scratched at the same groomer 's where a dog went missing.
Dog with bruises and missing dog, same groomer .
No one likes that wet dog smell or, worse yet, the look dogs give you when you say the word B-A-T-H.
Guide dog Hero, with his owner Joseph Cichonski, was asked to leave a Lower Southhampton doctor's office because no dogs are allowed in the waiting room.

In science:

For the DOg models this region would be dominated by the central elliptical galaxy.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
If we had used mass-weighted temperatures, the temperatures for DOgnr models would have been nearly equal to DOg temperatures.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
Although DOgnr flows are somewhat hotter than the corresponding DOg flows, they nevertheless have lower central entropies S0.1 .
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
There is a hierarchy of memory neurons, so that if I see a dog coming towards me I first recognize a dog in general, and then I recognize the special dog Snoopy.
A model of memory, learning and recognition
The dog in general corresponds to a particular set of image neurons firing in synchronism.
A model of memory, learning and recognition