Doggone Good Dog Quotes, AKA – 101+ “DOGmatians”

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A Dog’s Gotta Be A Dog

It’s a dog’s life, exactly as it should be. A dog has got to be a dog, that’s what they are made for. Quotes on how a dog acts like a dog.

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

All my dogs have been scamps and thieves and troublemakers and I’ve adored them all.
Helen Hayes

Dogs are not people dressed up in fur coats, and to deny them their nature is to do them great harm.
Jeanne Schinto

If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering, outspoken honest fellow. The cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.
Mark Twain

Once when I had remarked on the affection quite often found between cat and dog, my friend replied, “Yes. But I bet no dog would ever confess it to the other dogs.”
C.S. Lewis

This may be the primary purpose of dogs: to restore our sense of wonder and to help us maintain it, to make us consider that we should trust our intuition as they trust theirs and to help us realize that a thing known intuitively can be as real as anything known by material experience.
Dean Koontz

The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.
Robert Falcon Scott

Dogs were generally incompatible with melancholy.
John Connolly

I know at last what distinguishes man from animals – financial worries.
Romain Roland

Dogs… do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith.
Eugene O’Neill

Chronocanine Envy – Sadness experienced when one realized that, unlike one’s dog, one cannot live only in the present tense. As Kierkegaard said, “Life must be lived forward.
Douglas Coupland

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi – human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
Edward Hoagland

Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart.
Dorothy Hinshaw

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

After his dinner, the wolfhound liked to prowl the grounds, sniffing the grass to learn what creatures of field and forest had recently visited. The yard was Merlin’s newspaper.
Dean Koontz

She never sat down in a car but stood, braced tense, facing the wind. Now and again she would turn her face toward me with an apologetic expression as though to say, “I have not forgotten that you are here but there are certain pleasures I cannot share with you.” Her nose never ceased its sensitive quivering.
Mazo de la Roche

‘Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?’ ‘To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.’ ‘The dog did nothing in the night-time.’ ‘That was the curious incident,’ remarked Sherlock Holmes.
Arthur Conan Doyle

Hounds follow those who feed them.
Otto von Bismarck

A well – trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.
Helen Thomson

No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor, but honest.
Bertrand Russell

There is the little matter of disposal of droppings in which the cat is far ahead of its rivals. The dog is somehow thrilled by what he or any of his friends have produced, hates to leave it, adores smelling it, and sometimes eats it.
Paul Gallico

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
Bernard Williams

Other useful commands to teach your dog are ‘stay,’ ‘heel,’ ‘remove your snout from that person’s groin,’ ‘stop humping the Barcalounger,’ ‘do not bark violently for two hours at inanimate objects such as a flowerpot,’ ‘ do not eat poop,’ and ‘if you must eat poop, then at least refrain from licking my face afterward’.
Dave Barry

The Fidelity of Fido

Dogs are loyal friends from the first tail wag until the end. Quotes, past and present, about what great friends dogs are, and the royalty of their loyalty.

A dog can have a friend; he has affections and character, he can enjoy equally the field and the fireside; he dreams, he caresses, he propitiates; he offends, and is pardoned; he stands by you in adversity; he is a good fellow.
Leigh Hunt

He crept up and touched the face of the boy. “Didst thou dream that I should be faithless and forsake thee? I, a dog?” said that mute caress.

Some men can be good ‘horse whisperers’ and many dogs can be wonderful ‘man whisperers.’
Erik Pevernagie

The friendship of a dog is precious. It becomes even more so when one is so far removed from home…. I have a Scottie. In him I find consolation and diversion… he is the ” one person ” to whom I can talk without the conversation coming back to war.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people.
Karel Čapek

He never makes it his business to inquire whether you are in the right or wrong, never bothers as to whether you are going up or down life’s ladder, never asks whether you are rich or poor, silly or wise, sinner or saint. You are his pal. That is enough for him.
Jerome K. Jerome

No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.
Louis Sabin

A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, big or small, young or old. He doesn’t care if you’re not smart, not popular, not a good joke – teller, not the best athlete, nor the best – looking person. To your dog, you are the greatest, the smartest, the nicest human being who was ever born. You are his friend and protector.
Louis Sabin

The dog has got more fun out of Man than Man has got out of the dog, for the clearly demonstrable reason that Man is the more laughable of the two animals.
James Thurber

Know thyself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
Ann Landers

You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.
Captain Beefheart

The poor dog, in life the firmest friend, The first to welcome, foremost to defend, Whose honest heart is still the master’s own, Who labours, fights, lives, breathes for him alone.
Lord Byron

We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.
Maurice Maeterlinck

A man and his dog is a sacred relationship. What nature hath put together let no woman put asunder.
A.R. Gurney

Dogs are the only people I can trust.
William T. Silvester

I know that I have had friends who would never have vexed or betrayed me, if they had walked on all fours.
Horace Walpole

Winning is everything. The only ones who remember you when you come second are your wife and your dog.
Damon Hill

Histories are more full of the examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
Alexander Pope

The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.
Martin Luther

Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog, but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog.
Douglas Malloch

Sometimes, when a man is alone, all you got is your dog.
Mickey Rourke

Your Dog Loves You, Yes He (or She) Does!

Yes, I truly believe your dog loves you and I know you would agree, even if occasionally you have to clean the carpet of pee. Dog love quotes, in my best dog-speak, dogs ruff you.

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
Josh Billings

Nobody’s going to tell me my dog doesn’t love me. That’s crazy talk.
Carrie Underwood

Actually, my dog I think is the only person who consistently loves me all the time.
H. G. Bissinger

We long for affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
George Eliot

With eye upraised his master’s look to scan, The joy, the solace, and the aid of man: The rich man’s guardian and the poor man’s friend, The only creature faithful to the end.
George Crabbe

People expect me to set a world record or win a medal every time I swim. It’s not the end of the world. My dog will still lick my face whether I win or lose.
Matt Biondi

’Tis sweet to hear the watchdog’s honest bark Bay deep mouth of welcome as we draw near home.
Lord Byron

Man himself cannot express love and humility by external signs, so plainly as does a dog, when with drooping ears, hanging lips, flexuous body, and wagging tail, he meets his beloved master.
Charles Darwin

Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.
Gene Hill

If your dog thinks you’re the greatest person in the world, don’t seek a second opinion.
Jim Fiebig

Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about little puppies.
Gene Hill

Buy a pup and your money will buy Love unflinching that cannot lie.
Rudyard Kipling

A dog has one aim in life… to bestow his heart.
J.R. Ackerley

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Johnny Depp

It is scarcely possible to doubt that the love of man has become instinctive in the dog.
Charles Darwin

Nothing but love has made the dog lose his wild freedom, to become the servant of man.
D.H. Lawrence

You Love Your Dog, Yes You Do!

Quotes about love for dogs, you love your dog, simply put.

He cannot be a gentleman which loveth not a dog.
John Northbrooke

You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog large as myself, that my father bought me. They are better than beings because they know, but do not tell; and the noise in the pool at noon excels my piano.
Emily Dickinson

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

I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
Samuel Johnson

My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.
Edith Wharton

I have a little dog who likes to nap with me. He climbs on my body and puts his face in my neck. He is sweeter than soap. He is more wonderful than a diamond necklace, which can’t even bark…
Mary Oliver

Oh, what is the matter with poor Puggy-Wug? Pet him and kiss him and give him a hug. Run and fetch him a suitable drug. Wrap him up tenderly all in a rug. That is the way to cure Puggy-Wug.
Winston Churchill

I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance – a sharp, vindictive glance.
James Thurber

I have always thought of a dog lover as a dog that was in love with another dog.
James Thurber

Whoever loveth me loveth my hound.
Sir Thomas More

Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born.
Mary Oliver

Dogs Are Givers

It’s not just fetch, where they give to get a throw, dogs give fully of themselves as you well do know. Some quotes below about your giving Fido.

Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the centre 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

The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.
James Thurber

A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.
O.A. Battista

The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.
Henry Ward Beecher

Living with a dog is one way to retain something of a child’s spirit.
Michael Rosen

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance and to turn around three times before lying down.
Robert Benchley

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

I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you can get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.
Doris Day

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Roger Caras

A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.
Bob Barker

You’re So Smart, Yes You Are! Smart Dogs

I’ve had smart dogs and dogs that weren’t so brilliant, but dogs know what dogs need to know and therefore they are all quite bright.

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.
Christopher Morley

A human who is given an intricate problem will spend all day trying to solve it, but a canine will have the sense to give up and do something else instead.
Corey Ford

Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.
Agatha Christie

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

It’s funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn’t it?
Eleanor H. Porter

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

A dog has the soul of a philosopher.

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.
Warren G. Bennis

Heavenly Hounds and Other Dogs

Dogs bring peace, as long as they’re not barking at crickets in the middle of the night. How dogs are heavenly.

Many years ago when an adored dog died, a great friend, a bishop, said to me, ‘You must always remember that, as far as the Bible is concerned, God only threw the humans out of Paradise’.
Bruce Foyle

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

God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.
Billy Graham

You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.
Robert Louis Stevenson

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
Will Rogers

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.
Mark Twain

The Loss of a Dog and Memories

The death of a dog is hard, but memories of your dog can continue to bring you smiles. Quotes on the loss of a dog and fond memories.

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Thornton Wilder

In his grief over the loss of a dog, a little boy stands for the first time on tiptoe, peering into the rueful morrow of manhood. After this most inconsolable of sorrows there is nothing life can do to him that he will not be able somehow to bear.
James Thurber

The dog of your boyhood teaches you a great deal about friendship, and love, and death: Old Skip was my brother. They had buried him under our elm tree, they said – yet this wasn’t totally true. For he really lay buried in my heart.
Willie Morris

Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man, without his vices.
Lord Byron

And it is exceedingly short, his galloping life. Dogs die so soon. I have my stories of that grief, no doubt many of you do also. It is almost a failure of will, a failure of love, to let them grow old or so it feels. We would do anything to keep them with us, and to keep them young. The one gift we cannot give.
Mary Oliver

Old men miss many dogs.
Steve Allen

Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.
Joe Gores

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.
Dean Koontz

A man’s life was five dogs long, Cortland believed. The first was the one that taught you. The second was the one you taught. The third and fourth were the ones you worked. The last was the one that outlived you. That was the winter dog. Cortland’s winter dog had no name. He thought of it only as the scarecrow dog.
Stephen King

Life… is a series of dogs.
George Carlin

Sorry for the bad rhymes but I bet your dog would think they were great. Thanks for putting up with me and hope you enjoyed the quotes.

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