Dog Quotes

50 Favorite Dog Quotes

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  1. Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really. ~Agnes Sligh Turnbull
  2. I talk to him when I’m lonesome like; and I’m sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that. ~W. Dayton Wedgefarth
  3. The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. ~George Graham
  4. The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. ~Unknown
  5. Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil … or jealousy … or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring … it was peace.  Milan Kundera
  6. When you leave them in the morning, they stick their nose in the door crack and stand there like a portrait until you turn the key eight hours later.
~ Erma Bombeck
  7. Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

The dog wags his tail, not for you, but for your bread. ~Portuguese Proverb
  9. Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.
~ Corey Ford
  10. ” … work can wait another 30 minutes. There are more important things to do. Like throwing sticks.”
  11. One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.” 
– Chinese Proverb
  12. “Beware of still water, a still dog, and a still enemy.”
– Yiddish Proverb”
  13. Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun.” – Indian Proverb
  14. “Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative.” – Mordecai Siegal
  15. “Three things it is best to avoid: a strange dog, a flood, and a man who thinks he is wise.” – Welsh Proverb
  16. I use to look at my dog and think “if you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking,”   and he’d look at me like he was saying “if you were a little smarter, I wouldn’t have to.” – Fred Jungelaus
  17. If dogs could talk, it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one. ~Andy Rooney
  18. When a dog runs at you, whistle for him. ~Henry David Thoreau
  19. “I watch my dogs.  They throw themselves into everything they do; even their sleeping is wholehearted.  They aren’t waiting for a better tomorrow, or looking back at their glory days. Following their example, I’m trying to stick to the present.”  – Abigail Thomas
  20. I have always thought of a dog lover as a dog that was in love with another dog. ~James Thurbert
  21. Even the tiniest Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart. ~Dorothy Hinshaw
  22. The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s. ~Mark Twain
  23. Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. ~Franklin P. Jones
  24. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, “The one I feed the most.” ~George Bernard Shaw
  25. If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer. ~Alfred North Whitehead
  26. If you dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise. – Unknown
  27. A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance and to turn around three times before lying down. ~Robert Benchley
  28. A Pekingese is not a pet dog; he is an undersized lion. ~A.A. Milne

I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees us peeing in his water bowl. ~Penny Ward Moser
  30. The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. ~Samuel Butler
  31. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. It is the principal difference between a dog and a man. ~Mark Twain
  32. A dog at play has the mind of a wise martial arts master; a mind capable of perfect focus. ~Author Unknown
  33. No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich. ~Louis Sabin
  34. Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage. ~Agnes Replier
  35. There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog and ready money. ~Benjamin Franklin
  36. Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well. ~Bonnie Wilcox

If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people. ~Capek
  38. Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs. ~Martha Scott
  39. The more one gets to know of men, the more one values dogs. ~Alphonse Toussenel
  40. I like a bit of mongrel myself, whether it’s a man or a dog; they’re the best for everyday. ~George Bernard Shaw
  41. The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic. ~Henry Ward
  42. There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~Ben Williams
  43. You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
  44. The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor. ~Margo Kaufman
  45. I’ve seen a look in dogs eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts. ~John Steinbeck

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. ~Ann Landers
  47. The greatest love is a mother’s; then a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s. ~Polish Proverb

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. ~Gilda Radner
  49. I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying. ~George Bird Evans
  50. Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. ~Roger Caras



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Wonderful, lovely and oh so truthful quotes! My dad was a dog lover and we had an array growing up from chihuahuas, to our gentle giant Irish Wolfhound. We currently have a fantastic little breed called a Toy Fox Terrier who is the light of our lives!


    1. mara lee says:

      Thanks, Kathy! We grew up with Pede a Chihuahua Fox Terrier 😉 and then a slew of friends found or rescued. Love dogs!


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