I'm writing an article on proverbs today, and while researching I found some on dogs that I had never seen before. Have you seen any of these?
Talking too much arouses the dog from sleep. – Trinidad
The dog that defecates in the road forgets all about it, but the person who has to remove it does not forget. - Martinique
- from Lafcadio Hearn, "Gombo Zhebes": Little dictionary of Creole Proverbs
Caress your dog, and he will spoil your clothes – English
Too much pudding may choke a dog – English
A fence lasts three years, a dog lasts three fences, a horse three dogs, and a man three horses. – German
A modest dog seldom grows fat. – English
- from John Barten, ed., A Select Collection of English and German Proverbs, Proverbial Expressions . . .
He loveth thee as well as a dog loves onions. – Italian (which would be not a whole lot, I think)
Why does the dog lick the pan? Because he cannot eat the Pie. – Old British
- from James Howell, ed., Lexicon Tetraglotton, an English-French-Italian-Spanish Dictionary