Dogs (051-100)

A dog that fears barks more than he bites.
— Slovak

A dog that has forced its head into a pitcher is greedy.
— African (Shona)

A bad dog never sees the wolf.
— English

A dog’s tail can never be straightened.
— Indian (Bihar)

A dog's nose and a maid's knees are always cold.
— English

A dog’s mouth yields no ivory.
— Chinese

A dog with a bone knows no friend.
— Dutch

A good dog never gets a good bone.
— French

A good dog never barks at fault.
— French

A lean dog shames his master.
— Chinese

A kitchen dog never was good for the chase.
— Italian

A dogless hunter must crawl in the hole himself.
— African (Ovambo)

A lazy dog will not find even a bone.
— Filipino

A heedless dog will not do for the chase.
— African (Yoruba)

A heedless dog is not fit for hunting.
— African (Jabo)

A barking dog is weak.
— Japanese

A barking dog was never a good biter.
— Spanish

A living dog is better than a dead lion.
— English

A scalded dog thinks cold water hot.
— Italian

A scalded dog fears even the rain.
— Slovak

A dog away from its accustomed place
barks not for seven years.
— Hebrew

A dog barking at a shadow will set
a hundred dogs to bark in unison.
— Korean

A dog can only dream of bones.
— Russian

A dog doesn't enter if the door is not open.
— Rumanian

A dog does not bite its master.
— African (Shona)

A dog does not die at the hand of its owner.
— African (Bemba)

A dog does not flea from a bone.
— Irish

A dog does not take it ill when he is hit with bread.
— Finnish

A dog has four feet but he can't walk four different paths.
— Jamaican

A dog has nothing to do, and no time to rest.
— Indian (Tamil)

A dog is a dog whatever his color.
— Danish

A dog is better than an oppressor of men.
— Iranian

A dog is brave at his own door.
— Indian (Bihar)

A dog is made fat in two meals.
— English

A tailless dog cannot express his joy.
— Albanian

A white dog is like a black dog.
— Greek

A tailless dog cannot express his joy.
— Albanian

A hungry dog is not afraid of cudgelling.
— French

A silent dog will bite the heels.
— Indian (Tamil)

A bad dog never sees the wolf.
— English

A bad dog gets the mange but he doesn't die of it.
— Greek

A dog with a full mouth will not bark.
— African (Fulani)

A dog without teeth is just not a dog.
— Yiddish

A dog without teeth also attacks a bone.
— Yiddish

A dog will not howl if you strike him with a bone.
— Scottish

A dog will not cry if you beat him with a bone.
— English

A dog will eat cockroaches rather
than go without his supper.
— Jamaican

A dog who barks too often leads the wolf to the sheep.
— Armenian

A dog, though he grows old, continues to bite.
— Maltese

A dog that stands still will never run across a bone.
— Mexican

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