Dog Quotes

A Plethora of Dog Quotes, Poetry, N Phrases for the Canophilist

Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative. ― Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

A Dog has Never Failed Me.

Helen Keller

Many of us have to spell words such as “out,” “cookie,” and “bath” when conversing with other people, lest we unnecessarily excite our pets. And even then they often understand. I’ve actually had clients who resorted to using a second language around their dogs, but after a while their perceptive pooches caught on. Who says dogs don’t understand us? ― Warren Eckstein

I think that terriers are not really the prettiest dogs, but they’re scrappy and they’re loyal, and they get it done, you know what I mean? — Michael Raymond-James

My dog Rusty…taught me about animals, that of course they have minds and personalities and emotions. — Jane Goodall

If I could describe the inner life of a dog, I would have reached a summit.

Clarice Lispector

A dog, a nice one that is, will give you a look of gratitude, close her eyes in reverie, breathe long and hard and deep to show you she is taking all that good feeling inside, storing it up for later. — Margaret Cho

The relationship between a military working dog and a military dog handler is about as close as a man and a dog can become. You see this loyalty, the devotion, unlike any other and the protectiveness. ― Robert Crais

A dog is adorable and noble. A dog is a true and loving friend. A dog is also a hedonist. — Mary Oliver

Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer. ― Dean Koontz

You can always trust a dog that likes peanut butter. — Kate DiCamillo

A dog’s nose is a work of art, an exquisite adaptation, evolution at its best.

Mark Bekoff

Chewing and barking do not make you a dog, you need the patience. ― M.F. Moonzajer

The last dog I had was an Irish Wolfhound – now that is a dog. Rather spoils a person for a lesser canine, that is, anything under a hundredweight. — Laurie R. King

They’re not dogs [poodles], they’re art. ― Rachael Leigh Cook

No matter who they’re with, dogs are incapable of being anything but themselves. — Meghan Daum

It’s never too late for a case of puppy love.

Vincent J. Musi

“Can’t you shut that dog up?” The boy gave me a pitying look. “Not really,” he said. “Vlad’s a believer in free speech.” ― Joanne Harris

Pets reflect you like mirrors. When you are happy, you can see your dog smiling and when you are sad, your cat cries. ― Munia Khan

Babies have the power to make grumpy people happy because they love you no matter what. Dogs are that way, too. ― Mariel Hemingway

A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones. ― Arthur Conan Doyle

You cannot live with a paw in each world. – Erin Hunter

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods. ― Christopher Hitchens

Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge. ― Jerry Seinfeld

A dog can never tell you what she knows, from the smells of the world, but you know, watching her, that you know almost nothing. – Mary Oliver

Like the cat who finds her way back home over a thousand miles, like the dog who waits for his master to arrive on the train that never comes, like the one who keeps a vigil at her master’s grave until she too can cross the bridge, some people and their pets are woven together by threads of life and they cannot, and will not, for long be separated. ― Kate McGahan

In the distance, mongrel dogs were howling out the coyote portion of their ancestry. All the sounds of the night seemed to pass through a hollow tunnel of indefinite length. ― Warren Eyster

Terriers are problem solvers. They’ll do what you tell them, but only if it happens to be in line with what they wanted to do anyway.

Garth Stein

A dog might feel as majestic as a lion, might bark as loud as a roar, might have a heart as mighty and brave as a Lion’s heart, But at the end of the day, a dog is a dog and a lion is a lion. ― Charlyn Khater

Even a dog distinguishes between being stumbled over and being kicked. ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.