62 Wonderful Quotes About Canines
If you have any friends that own dogs, then you need to always have some good dog quotes lying around the house (or at least bookmarked on the Internet). Why is this, you ask? The reason is quite simple: so you can always end any letter or greeting card with one when sending correspondence to other dog lovers. Of course, the same can be said for any kind of pet, but I happen to know a lot of people who own canines. I've even begin to notice that other people have been doing the same thing when sending me cards. A good hand-written quote does add something extra to a card, so why not try it? They will appreciate the gesture.
I've tried really hard to list the sayings that help describe how dog owners feel about their canines. While the majority of them are some of my favorites, I believe that there is something for everyone. I really hope you enjoy the lens and the pictures.
Photo by lovestruck / flickr.
Photo courtesy of Australian War Memorial collection / flickr.
A Few of My Favorite Quotes About Dogs
Warning: Funny dog quotes sprinkled in on a regular basis.
1-The greatest love is a mother's; then a dog's; then a sweetheart's. ~Polish Proverb
2-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
3-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
4-A good dog deserves a good bone. ~U.S. Proverb
5-Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend. ~Corey Ford
6-You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
7-Even a mean dog will wag its tail every once in a while. ~Unknown
8-I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. ~Gilda Radner
9-Happiness is a warm puppy. ~Charles M. Schulz
10-A Pekingese is not a pet dog; he is an undersized lion. ~A.A. Milne
11-I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees us peeing in his water bowl. ~Penny Ward Moser
12-There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog and ready money. ~Benjamin Franklin
13-Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart. ~Dorothy Hinshaw
14-The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's. ~Mark Twain
15-Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. ~Franklin P. Jones
Photo by YellowHammer
Dog Quotes Should Always Be Included When Sending A Greeting Card To A Dog Lover
Wise dog sayings to help you appreciate your most devoted pet.
16-My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Unknown
17-When choosing a dog, you should always take into account how large its bowel movements are. You'll have to pick it up and a Shih-Tzu produces a lot less sh*t than a Great Dane, let me tell you. ~Mark Morrow
18-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
19-I like a bit of mongrel myself, whether it's a man or a dog; they're the best for everyday. ~George Bernard Shaw
20-If dogs could talk, it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one. ~Andy Rooney
21-When a dog runs at you, whistle for him. ~Henry David Thoreau
22-A cat, after being scolded, goes about its business. A dog slinks off into a corner and pretends to be doing a serious self-reappraisal. ~Robert Brault
23-The more one gets to know of men, the more one values dogs. ~Alphonse Toussenel
24-He has every attribute of a dog except loyalty. ~Senator Thomas P. Gore
25-What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
26-I spilled spot remover on my dog. He's gone now. ~Steven Wright
27-I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. ~Rita Rudner
28-Cowardly dogs bark loudest. ~John Webster
29-If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. ~Woodrow Wilson
30-There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~Ben Williams
More Good Sayings About Dogs
Of all the pets, the dog is perhaps the most loyal.
31-Let sleeping dogs lie. ~Charles Dickens
32-I named my dog "Stay" so I can say "Come here, Stay. Come here, Stay." ~Steven Wright
33-Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones
34-The dog wags his tail, not for you, but for your bread. ~Portuguese Proverb
35-Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. ~Agnes Sligh Turnbull
36-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
37-The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor. ~Margo Kaufman
38-I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who have not got the guts to bite people themselves. ~August Strindberg
39-I believe that I was a dog in a past life. That's the only thing that would explain why I like to snack on Purina Dog Chow. ~Dean Koontz
40-The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. ~Unknown
41-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
42-No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich. ~Louis Sabin
43-Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage. ~Agnes Replier
44-The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic. ~Henry Ward
45-If you think you aren't afraid of dogs, try staring down a Chihuahua protecting its owner. ~Y. Hammer
Photo by YellowHammer
Dog Quotes And Sayings That Span The Range Of Human Emotion
Because every canine owner I've ever know has spouted about dog quotations.
46-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
47-If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people. ~Capek
48-Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs. ~Martha Scott
49-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
50-Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. ~Ann Landers
51-Every dog must have his day. ~Jonathan Swift
52-I have always thought of a dog lover as a dog that was in love with another dog. ~James Thurbert
53-There is no better alarm clock than having a dog lick you in the face to go out for a walk. ~YellowHammer
54-A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance and to turn around three times before lying down. ~Robert Benchley
55-Our dog chases people on a bike. We've had to take it off him. ~Winston Churchill
56-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
57-A dog at play has the mind of a wise martial arts master; a mind capable of perfect focus. ~Author Unknown
58-A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner:
"Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time."
When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, "The one I feed the most." ~George Bernard Shaw
59-Choosing a dog over a cat is like choosing a "yes man" over someone who will tell you what you need to know. ~My Niece
60-All you have to do to see if you’re worthy to own a dog is to look into one’s eyes. They’ll let you know. ~YellowHammer
Dog Displays Courage And Compassion
The Best Quotes About Dogs Focus On The Dog's Themselves - And Sometimes The Owners
Pet sayings that will make dog owners shake their heads in agreement.
61-You always sympathize with the underdog, except when the other dog is yours. ~Unknown
62-A dog has ways of getting revenge. ~Mark Morrow
Photo by Scott King / gryht on flickr.
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Any Interesting Dog Quotes You Want To Add?
BeagleSmile on January 20, 2014:
I like that quote "Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." because if that were true, pretty much everyone with a dog would be "wonderful" lol
anonymous on September 18, 2013:
dogs make the world go rode
BowWowBear on May 03, 2013:
A very fun lens to read. If I corresponded more,I would definitely be using some of these quotes as part of my sign off. Thanks much for sharing!
IamShea on January 31, 2013:
Wow, what a lot of great dog quotes! I've had many dogs over the years and I assume I will have more.
anonymous on November 26, 2012:
You know you have a smart dog when he pulls out HIS carpet, located at the bottom of the toy box. (Alpharetta's observation.)
RinchenChodron on October 27, 2012:
Great quotes for dog lovers here. Well done
click2CYtoday on October 10, 2012:
You've got some great quotes here and I love the pictures too!
thegrowlinggour on July 31, 2012:
I love my girls.. Great Lens! Big Squid-like!!
ragtimelil on June 11, 2012:
I think you just about got them all, or did you get the one about, "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." Not sure if that was Mark Twain.
Love reading the quotes!
anonymous on April 21, 2012:
God has brought some great friends into my life and most have been dogs. Susan Reinhardt-Pozzo
anonymous on March 25, 2012:
Cats rule, dogs drool.
anonymous on March 22, 2012:
Dogs are one of the greatest pets someone can own. I used to have a black lab that followed me and my brother back and forth from the school bus to keep us safe. She did so until she passed away. Dogs can be true friends. It's really amazing.
anonymous on March 21, 2012:
I love going shopping to the pet store with my dog. We can sometimes spend hours in some of the bigger places like Pet Smart. I always seem to come out spending more money than I had planned. Dogs are just like kids. Just like them.
anonymous on March 20, 2012:
@anonymous: Dogs sure do train easier than cats. That's for sure.
anonymous on March 20, 2012:
One of my favorite sayings about dogs is below. I don't know who said it.
Training a dog takes a willing owner and a willing dog; training a cat takes a willing cat.
lunagaze on March 07, 2012:
i love this lens dogs are the purest of creatures
anonymous on February 26, 2012:
I loved reading the dog quotes, funny ... but how true!
AlphaChic on February 18, 2012:
I love your dog quotes and posters. They make me smile.
anonymous on November 20, 2011:
Here's one of my all time favorite quotes on dogs by Erma Bombeck.
"Every puppy should have a boy."