Dog Proverbs

The following Dog Proverbs come from countries around the world and give us an idea of what people of different origin and cultures think (or used to believe) about dogs. Our favorite topic!

Dog Proverbs

Dogs do not dislike poor families.

Chinese Proverb

A fence lasts three years, a dog lasts three fences, a horse three dogs,

and a man three horses.

German Proverb

If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.

Russian Proverb

Poor men with money...Dogs with balls...Impossible to hide!

Corsican Proverb

Barking dogs don't bite.


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Children aren't dogs; adults aren't gods.

Haitian Proverb

Dogs have so many friends because they wag their tails, not their tongues.


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Dogs have teeth in all countries.


He who goes to bed with dogs will get up with fleas.

Latin Proverb

If you listen to dogs barking, you'll go deaf and never learn much.

Arab Proverb

Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun.

Indian Proverb

Relatives are the worst friends, said the fox as the dogs took after him.


Give dog a bad name and hang him.

English Proverb

Beware of a silent dog and still water.

Latin Proverb

The dogs may bark but the caravan moves on.

Arab Proverb

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

Latin Proverb

To live long, eat like a cat, drink like a dog.

German Proverb

The greatest love is a mother’s; then a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s.

Polish Proverb

One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.

Chinese Proverb

The dog’s kennel is not the place to keep a sausage.

Danish Proverb

Every dog is allowed one bite.

US Proverb

If you stop every time a dog barks, your road will never end.

Arab Prover

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A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied.

Irish Proverb

A dog that runs after two bones catches neither.

English Proverb

Do not respond to a barking dog.

Jewish Proverb

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If a dog’s prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky


The dog wags his tail, not for you, but for your bread.

Portuguese Proverb

A house without either a cat or a dog is the house of a scoundrel.

Portuguese Proverb

Let sleeping dogs lie

English Prover

Don’t keep a dog and bark yourself

English Proverb

A good dog deserves a good bone.

US Proverb

Do not respond to a barking dog.


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Nobles and dogs leave the door open.


Dogs are dogs, but cats are people

Chinese Proverb

They agree like cats and dogs.


More Dog Quotes and Sayings

Dogs see people as companions; cats see them as staff.


Let sleeping dogs lie.


Stones or bread, one must have something in hand for the dogs.

Italian Proverb

Money makes dogs dance.

French Proverb

Russian dog proverb

Two dogs can kill a lion.

Hebrew Proverb

At open doors dogs come in.


Don't, say don't go, to running dogs.


When two dogs fight over a bone, a third one carries it away...

Dutch Proverb

A Collie has the brain of a man and the ways of a woman

Scottish Proverb


What I discovered while collecting all these provers is that -in many cases-  the same proverb (slightly different) appears to be English, Italian, German, Danish, Chinese...

Trying to be fair, I've simply put the world proverb next to those.

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