domestic, family, household, pet | feral, wild | stray | mongrel | pedigree | lap, toy
The lady was kissing a little lap dog.
| faithful, friendly | good,
well-behaved, well-trained |
Bad dog! What are you doing there?
| dangerous, fierce, killer, savage | mad, rabid | mangy | show | fighting, hunting, working | farm, guard, guide, gun, police, sheep, sledge, sniffer, tracker
Sniffer dogs were used to find the drugs.
(often figurative) The team wanted to prove that they were top dogs in the region.
VERB + DOG
have, keep, own
The dog's owner was fined £500 and banned from keeping dogs for five years.
These dogs have been bred to work as guide dogs for the blind.
He's trained his dog to sit on the back of his bike.
| feed | take for a walk, walk
I'm just going to walk the dog.
We didn't want puppies so we had the dog neutered.
The stray dogs are wormed and treated with flea powder.
| muzzle | destroy, put down
A dog that savaged a five-year-old child was later destroyed, police have confirmed.
DOG + VERB
bark, bay, growl, howl, pant, snarl, whine, yap, yelp
The dog barked loudly at the stranger. The little dogs were yapping at my ankles.
| bound, roam (sth), run, scamper, trot, walk, wander
The dog bounded up to me and started licking my hand. Stray dogs roamed the streets at night.
| come/walk to heel | attack sb/sth, bite sb/sth, go for sb/sth, maul sb/sth, savage sb/sth, set upon sb/sth, snap | lie, stretch (out) | lick | chew sth (up), gnaw (at) sth
The dog chewed up one of my shoes. A dog was gnawing at an old bone.
| sniff, snuffle
A dog was sniffing round my heels.
| prick up its ears, wag its tail | scratch
The dog was scratching at the door to be let in.
| foul sth
Owners who allow their dogs to foul the footpath will be fined.
DOG + NOUN
basket | biscuit, food | collar | dirt, excrement, faeces, mess, poo, shit, turd | breeder, handler, lover, owner, trainer, warden
The dog warden rounds up stray dogs and takes them to the dog pound until claimed.
| fight | pound | show | racing | track
Races have been held at this dog track for seventy years.
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