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210 of the best and famous dog quotes of all time

Quotes are carefully sayings with carefully selected or thought-out words that represent the inner feelings of someone about someone or something that they have deep admiration. Though quotes can also be negative, it can be used to ridicule something else like some that I have seen in the course of my compilation of these quotes.

The truth is that various professions, disciplines, and about anything in this life have their own specific sayings which they use to admire what they have identified with. Hence, there are thousands of quotes about animals that have been put down by animal lovers.

Dog quotes are sayings by dog enthusiasts and dog lovers on how they feel about their dogs. It is how they chose to eulogize them and make a living memory for them.

In this episode of dog quotes, we have selected the best of the best quotes that will increase your likeness for dogs even if you are n0t yet a dog lover. Some of these quotes are inspirational, some are witty, while some are motivational, others are educational.

So far, we have over 210 of the best and most famous dog quotes out of the thousands of quotes about animals on the internet that will make you jealous of your canine friend. Though we know that you might not be able to go through all of them, we are sure that you will find some amazing one that will make you smile.

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Let’s go as we dig into these 210 inspirational, funny, motivational and educational dog quotes.

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

“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 A. Caras

“Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts” – Author Unknown

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Schulz

“If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people.” – Capek

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” – Mark Twain

“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” – John Grogan

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

“The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother– and they’ll settle for a puppy every time.” – Winston Pendleton

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. – Charles de Gaulle

“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” – Konrad Lorenz

“The greatest 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

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” – M.K. Clinton

“To err is human — to forgive, canine.” – Author Unknown

“A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.” – Robert Benchley

“A dog desires affection more than its dinner. Well – almost.” – Charlotte Gray

“A dog is seldom quiet but when he does it’s because he is wondering about you”

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

“A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart” – Judy Desmond

“A dog may be man’s best friend, but a child’s best friend is a puppy.” – Unknown

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

“A dog will make eye contact. A cat will, too, but a cat’s eyes don’t even look entirely warm-blooded to me, whereas a dog’s eyes look human except less guarded. A dog will look at you as if to say, ‘What do you want me to do for you? I’ll do anything for you.’ Whether a dog can in fact, do anything for you if you don’t have sheep [I never have] is another matter. The dog is willing.” – Roy Blount Jr.

“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” – Robert Wagner

“A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me.” – Barack Obama

“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

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

“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.” – Charles M Schulz

“All you need is love and a dog.” – Unknown

“Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.” – Jon Katz

“Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.” – Franklin P. Jones

“Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.” – Caroline Knapp

“Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives.” – Sue Murphy

“Did you know that there are over 300 words for love in canine?” – Gabriel Zevin

“Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?” – Saint Basil

“Dog is God spelled backward.” – Duane Chapman

“Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.” -John Grogan

“Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us.” – Ashly Lorenzana

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

“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

“Dogs come into out lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog. It merely expands the heart.” – Author Unknown

“Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us, and make our lives a little brighter, and they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.” – Dan Gemeinhart

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”- Orhan Pamuk

“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” – Thom Jones

“Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.” – Moby

“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 A. Caras

“Dogs have more love than integrity. They’ve been true to us, yes, but they haven’t been true to themselves.” – Clarence Day

“Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts” – Author Unknown

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Dogs teach us a very important lesson in life: The mail man is not to be trusted” – Sian Ford

“Dogs’ lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you
can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price.” – Dean Koontz

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” – Agnes Turnbull

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” – Agnes Sligh Turnbull

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” – Ann Landers

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

“Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul, chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!” – Anne Tyler

“Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end.” – June Carter Cash

“Every dog must have his day.” – Jonathan Swift

“Every puppy should have a boy.” – Erma Bombeck

“Everybody should have a shelter dog. It’s good for the soul.” – Paul Shaffer

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.” – Unknown

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.” – W.R. Purche

“Everything I know I learned from dogs.” – Nora Roberts

“Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing attachment.” – Caroline Knapp

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Schulz

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

“Hounds follow those who feed them.” – Otto von Bismarck

“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not better for it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“I don’t think twice about picking up my dog’s poop, but if another dog’s poop is next to it, I think, ‘Eww, dog poop!” – Jonah Goldberg

“I don’t understand people who don’t touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called a pet for a reason.” – Jarod Kintz

“I have caught more ills from people sneezing over me and giving me virus infections than from kissing dogs.” – Barbara Woodhouse

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

“I just want to be in my sweats, walk my dog, watch TV and eat pizza.” – America Ferrera

“I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross, and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.” – Mark Haddon

“I once decided not to date a guy because he wasn’t excited to meet my dog. I mean, this was like not wanting to meet my mother.” – Bonnie Schacter

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures. They give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner

“I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.” – Rita Rudner

“I’m a lot less cranky when it’s just me and my dog.” – Bob Peterson

“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that dogs think humans are nuts.” – John Steinbeck

“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

“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

“If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” – Albert Einstein

“If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people.” – Capek

“If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.” – James Thurber

“If it wasn’t for puppies, some people would never go for a walk.” – Unknown

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

“If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.” – Fran Lebowitz

“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” – Roger Caras

“If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.” – Marjorie Garber

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” – Mark Twain

“If you want a friend, buy a dog.” – Kevin O’Leary

“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

“Intelligent dogs rarely want to please people whom they do not respect.” – W.R. Koehler

“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” – John Grogan

“It’s impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more puppies.” – Unknown

“It’s just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn’t it? It makes our relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal.” – John Grogan

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain

“It’s tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won’t drink from my glass.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“Keep calm and pet a dog.” – Unknown

“Life is a series of dogs.” – George Carlin

“Life is too short to just have one dog.” – Unknown

“Live. Laugh. Bark.” – Unknown

“Love is a four-legged word.” – Unknown

“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” -Kinky Friedman

“My cats inspire me daily. They inspire me to get a dog!” – Greg Curtis

“My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That’s almost $21.00 in dog money.” – Joe Weinstein

“My dog thinks I’m a catch.” – Unknown

“My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.” – Elayne Boosler

“My favorite type of pet has always been a dog. They’re loyal, kind, and offer endless affection. My friend Eric says, ‘The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.’ Funny thought.” – Brendon Urie

“My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.” – Anne Lamott

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

“My main characters are the most sunny, happy, optimistic, loving creatures on the face of the Earth. I couldn’t be happier that’s where I start. I can put as many flawed people in the dog’s world as I like, but the dog doesn’t care. Dog doesn’t judge, dog doesn’t dislike. Dog loves. That’s not so bad.” – Bruce Cameron

“My tragedy is that all I want is a dog, and yet I have been cursed with cats all my life.” – Michael Sheen

“No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.” – Stanley Leinwall

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

“No matter how you’re feeling, a little dog gonna love you.” – Waka Flocka Flame

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

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

“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

“Not Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and Astor together could have raised money enough to buy a quarter share in my little dog.” – Ernest Thompson Seton

“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

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

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx

“People have been asking me if I was going to have kids, and I had puppies instead.” – Kate Jackson

“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

“Puppies are nature’s remedy for feeling unloved, plus numerous other ailments of life.” – Richard Allen Palm

“Reason number 106 why dogs are smarter than humans: once you leave the litter, you sever contact with your mothers.” – Jodi Picoult

“Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.” – Franklin P. Jones

“Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.” – Roger A. Caras

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it watching for us to come home each day.” – John Grogan

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” – Andy Rooney

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.” – Charles de Gaulle

“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” – Konrad Lorenz

“The dog always dies. Go to the library and pick out a book with an award sticker and a dog on the cover. Trust me, that dog is going down.” – Gordon Korman

“The dog has got more fun out of man than man has got out of the dog, for man is the more laughable of the two animals.” – James Thurber

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

“The dog is the god of frolic.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“The dog is the perfect portrait subject. He doesn’t pose. He isn’t aware of the camera.” – Patrick Demarchelier

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

“The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic.” – Henry Ward

“The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind” – Theodorus Gaza

“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

“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.” – Stanley Coren

“The greatest 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

“The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.” – Michel Houellebecq

“The more people I meet the more I like my dog.” – Unknown

“The old saw about old dogs and new tricks only applies to certain people.” – Daniel Pinkwater

“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

“The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.” – Lord Byron

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” – M.K. Clinton

“There is no faith which has never yet been broken except that of a truly faithful dog.” – Konrad Lorenz

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Ben Williams

“There’s a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.” – Dick Dale

“There’s just something about dogs that makes you feel good. You come home, they’re thrilled to see you. They’re good for the ego.” – Janet Schnellman

“They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.” – Jerome K. Jerome

“To err is human — to forgive, canine.” – Author Unknown

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment to animals.” – Immanuel Kant

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Dwight Eisenhower

“What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around – that’s their job!” – George Carlin

“When a man’s best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.” – Edward Abbey

“When an 85 pound mammal licks your tears away, and then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” – Kristan Higgins

“When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.” – Eckhart Tolle

“When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude.” – Bruce Cameron

“When you adopt a dog, you have a lot of very good days and one very bad day.” – W. Bruce Cameron

“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.” – Gene Hill

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

“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” – W. Bruce Cameron

“You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.” – Jill Abramson

“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.” – Harry S Truman

“Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.” – Caroline Knapp

“A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.” – Jack London

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

“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

“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.” – John Grogan

“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.” – Charles M. Schulz

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

“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

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles M. Schulz

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” – Mark Twain

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” – Winston S. Churchill

“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

“If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” – Mark Twain

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

“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” – Roger Caras

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” – Mark Twain

“Just give me a comfortable couch, a dog, a good book, and a woman. Then if you can get the dog to go somewhere and read the book, I might have a little fun.” – Groucho Marx

“Meow” means “woof” in cat.” – George Carlin

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx

“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

“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

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” – John Grogan

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” – Andy Rooney

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

“The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.” – Carrie Underwood

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

“A dog’s wet nose is not strictly speaking the worst of the bunch, but it has its own peculiar dreadfulness which connoisseurs of the ghastly and dog owners everywhere have come to know and dread. It’s like having a small piece of defrosting liver pressed lovingly against you.” – Terry Pratchett.

Here you have it! Do you have any other inspirational or motivational quotes that you fancy so much that is not yet on this list? No worries, you can add them in the comments below because we are still compiling a larger list of inspirational, funny, educational, emotional and famous quotes about dogs that will be released soon.

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