- Argos Odysseus’ pet, recognizes him after an absence of twenty years. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey 17:298]3
- Asta the thin man’s dog. [Am. Lit.: The Thin Man ]
- Balthasar almost a Pomeranian, companion of Jolyon Forsyte at Robin Hill. [Br. Lit.: “Indian Summer of a Forsyte” ]
- barghest monstrous goblin-dog, a nocturnal specter portending death. [Br. Folklore: EB (1963) III, 110]
- Boatswain Byron’s favorite dog. [Br. Hist.: Harvey, 239]
- Buck after murder of his master, leads wolf pack. [Am. Lit.: The Call of the Wild ]
- Bullet Roy Rogers’ dog. [TV: “The Roy Rogers Show” in Terrace, II, 260]
- Bull’s-eye Bill Sykes’s dog. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist ]
- Cerberus three-headed beast guarding gates of hell. [Classical Myth.: Zimmerman, 55–56]
- Charley elderly poodle that accompanied Steinbeck on trip across U.S. [Am. Lit.: John Steinbeck Travels with Charley in Weiss, 471]
- Checkers Richard Nixon’s cocker spaniel; used in his defense of slush fund (1952). [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 126]
- Diogenes Dr. Blimber’s clumsy dog. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son ]
- Dominic hound who travels widely. [Children’s Lit.: Dominic ]
- Fala Franklin Roosevelt’s dog. [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 126]
- Flopit small, majestically self-important, and smelling of violets. [Am. Lit.: Booth Tarkington Seventeen in Magill I, 882]
- Flush Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s spaniel, subject of a biography. [Br. Lit.: Woolf Flush in Barnhart, 446]
- Gelert greyhound slain by its master for killing his baby; he discovers that Gelert had killed a wolf menacing the child, who is found safe. [Eng. Ballad: Beddgelert in Brewer Dictionary, 93]
- Hound of the Baskervilles gigantic “fiend dog” of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tale. [Br. Lit.: The Hound of the Baskervilles ]
- Jip Dora’s little pet, lives in a tiny pagoda. [Br. Lit.: Dickens David Copperf eld ]
- Lassie canine star of popular film and TV series. [TV: Terrace, II, 13–15; Radio: Buxton, 135]
- Marmaduke floppy, self-centered, playful Great Dane. [Comics: Marmaduke ]
- Mauthe Doog ghostly black spaniel that haunted Peel Castle. [Br. Folklore: Benét, 649]
- Montmorency companion on Thames boat trip. [Br. Lit.: Jerome Three Men in a Boat in Magill II, 1018]
- Nana Newfoundland, nurse to the children. [Br. Lit.: J. M. Barrie Peter Pan ]
- Peritas Alexander the Great’s dog. [Gk. Hist.: Harvey, 239]
- Rin-Tin-Tin early film hero; German shepherd. [Radio: Buxton, 200]
- Sandy Little Orphan Annie’s dog. [Comics: “Little Orphan Annie” in Horn, 459]
- Snoopy world’s most famous beagle. [Comics: “Peanuts” in Horn, 542]
- Spot dog accompanying Sally, Dick, and Jane in primers. [Am. Cult.: Misc.]
- Toto pet terrier who accompanies Dorothy to Oz. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ]
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the dogs of war the havoc accompanying military conflict, originally a quotation from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (1599), ‘Cry, ‘.Havoc!’. and let slip the dogs of war.’
See also dog, lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas, rain cats and dogs, let sleeping dogs lie, while two dogs are fighting for a bone.
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See also 16. ANIMALS .
- Psychiatry. a delusion in which a person believes himself to be a dog.
- a specialist in the care and breeding of dogs.
- the branch of zoology that studies the dog, especially its natural history.
- an abnormal love of dogs.
- an intense dread of dogs.
- the state or quality of being a mixed breed. —mongrelization , n. —mongrely , adj.
- the love of dogs. Also called philocyny . —philocynic , n., adj. —philocynical , adj.
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