QuoteProverbs

Dogs

A collection of proverbs, quotes and sayings about dogs.



A big black bug bit a black dog on his big black nose.

Tongue twister


A dog in a kennel barks at his fleas; a hunting dog does not feel them.

China


A dog’s fleas are its jewels.

Malta


A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas.

H. L. Mencken


A reasonable amount of fleas is good for a dog. They keep him from broodin’ on being a dog.


Better be the head of a dog then the tail of a lion.

It is better to be leader of a small group than a follower in a bigger group.


Dogs don't make mistakes.

Sherlock Holmes
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle


Dogs don’t like bananas, but can’t bear to think chickens eat them.


Dogs have fleas in order to keep them from thinking about being dogs.


Dogs of the same street bark alike.

People from the same background behave in a similar way.


Dust does not rise because a dog-flea hops.

Myanmar


Even good dogs have fleas.

Russian


Hagrid had been known to befriend giant spiders, buy vicious, three-headed dogs from men in pubs and sneak illegal dragon eggs into his cabin.

Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
J.K. Rowling


I’m full as a tick on a fat dog.

Expression used in the US south after a full meal of chicken, fried steak, BBQ or whatever.


If a flea had money, it would buy its own dog.

Jamaican


If you lie down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas.


If your dog is fat, you're not getting enough exercise.

?


It is a stupid dog that barks at an elephant.


It is raining cats and dogs.

It is raining extremely hard.


It’s not the fleas of the dog that make the cat meow.

China


Temple dogs are always looking for a place with no fleas, not realising they are carrying them with them as they go.


That the dog should die was after the beautiful, faithful nature of dogs.

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle


The dog in the doghouse barks at his fleas, the dog that hunts does not feel them.


The fatter the flea, the leaner the dog.

German


The lean dog is all fleas.


The loudest bark rids not a dog of his fleas.


The more hair a dog has, the more fleas he will have.

Netherlands Antillean


The skinnier the dog, the more fleas he has.

German


Those who sleep with dogs gets up with fleas.

American


Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.

Italian


Trust not a horse’s heel nor a dog’s tooth.


Where there are dogs there are fleas.

Where there is smoke there is fire


You are like a tick in a dog’s ear.


You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

It’s difficult to teach new things to an older person who is used to do something in his own way.