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What does it mean to see an dog in a dream?

Dog Dream Meaning: From 37 Different Sources


(1) A dog may symbolize your ‘animal’ nature, particularly if you haven’t yet accepted that you have an animal nature!

(2) If the dog is frothing with rage, this might indicate some repressed part of you is now ‘at the end of its tether’ and will cause a lot of trouble if not given attention and allowed its proper place in your life.

(3) If the dog is paired with, say, a wolf, then it is the wolf that will symbolize your animal nature, and the dog (if its emotional ‘feel’ is contrasted in the dream with that of the wolf) will represent some ‘higher’ part of your nature.

(4) The dog may stand for some person you know, in which case the dream will be telling you something about the person’s character or expressing what you feel about the person (that he or she is a ‘dog’ or a ‘bitch’). See also Animal, Wolf.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


Easy expression of such aspects of ourself as aggression —maybe because dogs show their teeth easily—sexuality, friendship; our easy flowing natural feelings, devotion, per­haps to a lover or child.

For some people a dog was the only source of expressive love in their childhood, so may well de­pict this. Dor on lead: restrained or controlled urges.

The dog appears more often than other animals in dreams.

Example: I continue on my path, and suddenly the nettles disappear and the path is clear. Ahead the wall has curved round to face me, hut there is a gate in it, and I can see my dog waiting for me on the other side’ (Mrs MG). In the dream of this elderly woman the dog is leading the way through the experience of meeting death. Mythology has often shown the dog in this light, as an inner sense of knowing how to find transformation through death—or as the ravaging threat of death. Idioms: die like a dog; dirty dog; dog eared; dog eat dog, dog in the manger, gay dog; go to the dogs; let sleeping dogs lie; etc.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


Dogs are man’s companions and loyal “ friends and thus can come in a dream to represent a real friendship, fteca dog’s extreme loyalty to its owner, the appearance of a dog can represent a tendency toward being too loyal to-your friends and thus sacrificing yourself and your needs.

A dead dog can come to represent the death of a fnendship, and the birth of a puppy can come to signify the amval of a new friendship.

A bite from a dog can be a response to an argument with a fnend. Dogs as guardians can signify the need for personal protection, or they may comment that you feel watched, as by a watchdog.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green


You’re bitten by dog: you’ll suffer misfortune • A dog barks at its master: you’ll suffer a big money loss

Chine Dream Interpretation | Duke Zhou


Seeing a dog in a dream can symbolize ungrateful, worldly people, or evil men, Ps 22:16, Matt. 7:6. Growling dogs can be demonic sentries sent to guard things. Your pet dog may appear in a dream because you are worried about the health of your pet. Dogs may also be representative of fears about being bitten or attacked by dogs

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


You are connecting to principles around unconditional love as expressed by the masculine principle. Dogs represent unbridled joy, constant affection, and enthusiastic loyalty.

A dog in your dream connects to your own capacity to remain constant in love and affection. Remember to consider what the dog in your dream is doing and add that to this idea of unconditional love and you will understand what this dream means.

The presence of a dog means a need to call this quality into your life, and this image being present in the dream indicates that the quality is readily available. Anything that inhibits this, such as a dog being injured, sick, lost, or challenged in any way, is pointing out your own inhibitions around being loving for love’s sake.

A dog in your dream connects to loyalty and love, which can indicate that issues of commitment and intimacy are being triggered by some event or circumstance.

A positive dream experience could be pointing to places in your life that are sparking enthusiasm or requiring you to become more enthusiastic and joyful. Frightening images involving dogs may be inviting you to investigate unconscious fears around love and connection.

A rabid dog represents inner fears of danger that may befall you if you get too close to an intimate situation. An actual dog bite represents the misuse of kindness or consideration. An obedient dog may point to a sense of control in areas of friendship and trust. Different types of dogs can embody a variety of qualities, from the dog that rescues a person in danger to the harrowing attacker. Dogs range in shape, from something tiny enough to put in your pocket to large breeds that resemble small bears.

The size and attributes of the dog in your dream will inform you of the scope of the unconscious notions being expressed.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox


1. Watchman (friend or enemy); Isa. 56:10-11;

2. Personal Pet; friend, “A dog is man’s best friend” (protector)

3. Demon (evil spirit); Ps. 22:20;

4. Symbolizes the world; Matt. 7:6a

5. Turning back to old ways; 2 Pet. 2:10, 22;

6. Those who want to tear you apart.

• Doggy Kennels

- Rehabilitation centre; 2 Sam. 9:4-5, 8.

• Dog Poop

- Offense; Zeph. 1:17 Ps. 119:165

• Dog Wash

- Rehabilitation ministry; 2 Sam. 9:6.

• Dog wagging tail

- Acceptance as a friend;

• Dog barking

- Warning of danger.

• Dog with tucked tail

- Guilt; Prov. 26:17

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand


A person of like character, i.E.

A golden retriever is prosperous, brown is a worker, pit bull is dangerous, white is innocent, etc.; See “animals”

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


Love, loyalty, devotion, obedience.

Strength; a challenge coming up and the ability to meet it.

Something in the dreamer’s life is proving to be a “dog” - meaning, less than desirable. Astrological parallels: Mercury, Virgo.

Dream Explanations of Astro Center | Astro Center


We may recognize a faithful and constant companion, a protector or, more negatively, somebody we can’t shake off and who might make trouble.

Dreaming of a dog we once owned or knew at a previous time in our lives shows that there may be memories associated with that period of our life, which hold clues to present behaviour.

A huntress with dogs indicates we are making a connection with one of the feminine archetypes, that of the amazon.

A dog guarding gates or being near a cemetery signifies the guardian of the threshold and creatures that must be put to sleep, tamed or brought under control before there can be an initiation into the secrets of the underworld.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


A dog symbolizes the guardian of the underworld. In egyptian mythology this is depicted by anubis, the dog-headed god, who guided the souls of the dead to the underworld – our most secret part.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of a pack of wild dogs portrays emotions and feelings of which we are afraid.

To be chased by a black dog suggests a fear of depression.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Material aspects: Dreaming of a dog depends on whether it is one known to us (such as a childhood pet), when it then may represent happy memories; if unknown it may signify the qualities of loyalty and unconditional love associated with dogs.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Universal Landscape: Boundless masculine energy.

Dreaming Lens: Was the dog known to you? Was it your own dog? Did it belong to someone else? If so, were they in the dream as well? Was the dog dangerous or loving? Was the dog connected to you by a leash, or was it free to move about on its own? Did the dog respond to your authority or resist it? Were there other dogs?

Personal Focus: In the case of the adage dog is man’s best friend, gender plays a significant role with regard to energy. Dogs are a masculine symbol whereas cats are the feminine version of domesticated animals. Both connect to unconditional love and people keep pets as an expression of this. Particular to dogs is an unbridled expression of enthusiasm as evidenced by the excitement they embody every time their human returns home.

How you personally react to dogs will play a significant factor in how to interpret a dream in which this image appears. Most people will fall into one of two categories: either you love dogs or fear them. First, consider the Universal Landscape of the symbol of a dog. Then factor in the Dreaming Lens to deepen your interpretation. The final step is to add the Personal Focus of love or fear and you will have an accurate interpretation.

There are undertones of meaning to this symbol that also connect to the masculine principle. Dogs are by nature dedicated to the person who cares for them. In this way, they represent loyalty and steadfastness. In the arena of socialization, they are very direct in how they evaluate another dog or a person that is new to them. Using their powerful sense of smell, they will sniff each other without hesitation and very quickly establish an order of dominance. This corresponds to the masculine principle of straightforwardness and confidence.

A dog in your dream connects to loyalty and love, which can indicate that issues of commitment and intimacy are being triggered by some event or circumstance. A positive dream experience could be pointing to places in your life that are sparking enthusiasm, or requiring you to become more enthusiastic and joyful. Frightening images involving dogs may be inviting you to investigate unconscious fears around love and connection. A rabid dog represents inner fears of danger that may befall you if you get to close to an intimate situation. An actual dog bite represents the misuse of kindness or consideration. An obedient dog may point to a sense of control in areas of friendship and trust.

Dogs can embody a variety of qualities, from the one that rescues a person in danger, to the harrowing attacker. They range in shape from something tiny enough to put in your pocket to large breeds that resemble small bears. The size and attributes of the dog in your dream will inform you of the scope of the unconscious notions being expressed.

Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream | Dr. Michael Lennox


Dogs participate in the larger meaning of beasts or creatures, all of which can refer to our natural selves, in either the positive or negative sense of “animal.” Dogs, however, as some of the first domesticated animals, can refer to a wide variety of symbolic meanings, from going along with the “pack,” to hunting (dogs “sniff out” the quarry), to loyalty (“man’s best friend”), to abuse (“treated like a dog”), to exhaustion (“dog-tired”), to tenacity (“doggedness”). Also, as animals who guard the underworld, they can be messengers of the unconscious.

As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which meaning is appropriate.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver


Vision: Seeing a dog in a dream: you will soon gain a new and faithful friend. Seeing a black dog: a friend is turning out to be dishonest. Seeing a red dog: you can’t rely on your friends. See Fox. Hearing dogs bark: you may quarrel with your neighbors or they may be bad-mouthing you. Being bitten by a dog is a sign of a bad conscience. Dogs fighting over a bone means a family fight about an inheritance. Being attacked by a dog: be careful, you are acting more from instinct than logic. See Poodle.

Depth Psychology: The dog is a symbol of animal appetites and instincts. Being led by a dog means: you are aware of your inner strength and live in harmony with it.

The “dog” in the dream will obey if we live in peace with our instincts.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda


A dream of dogs is usually a fairly good omen.

A dog barking happily shows that you will have a pleasing social life.

A friendly, happy dog shows that you have lots of good friends.

A dog barking and snarling fiercely at you shows you have some unfriendly friends, and also, if the dream dog is big and powerful, as well as friendly, shows that you have a very powerful protector.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen


To play with a dog is to expect to suffer from former extravagance.

To be chased by a dog is to lose a friend.

A running dog means there will be loss from a lawsuit.

A barking dog indicates that you will become close friends with people you had previously tended to mistrust.

To be bitten by a dog means you’ll have an argument with your spouse.

To hear a dog barking is a warning of danger to come.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland


interpreted upon 4 sides: an enemy & a despicable person, greedy sovereign, or [male] servant that is bad in actions, winking and ignorant man.

Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik | Cafer-i Sadik


A dog symbolises a person’s enemy whose enmity hasn’t reached its peak and he will soon become his friend. He is also malicious and of mean character and conduct.

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


(Bitch; Canine; Desire; Greyhound; Japanese spaniel; Pekingese; Lust; Puppy; Shepherds’ dog; Tyke) In a dream, a dog represents an insolent man who dares to indulge in sinful actions.

If he barks in the dream, it means that such a man is impudent and has a repulsive and an abominable character.

A dog bite or his scratch in a dream means harm caused by one’s enemy and its effects will depend on the amount of pain one suffers in the dream. It could also mean falling sick or suffering from great affliction or harm caused by a close companion or a servant.

If a dog tears off one’s clothing in a dream, it means that a vile person is slandering and backbiting him. Ifone does not hear the barking of the dog in the dream, it signifies that one’s enemy has left him inflected with a small loss.

A dog in a dream also could represent a vile and an insolent woman who belong to a group of evildoing people and who are persistent in their enmity.

A puppy in a dream represents a loved child.

If it is a white puppy in the dream, it means that such a son will grow to be a believer.

If it is a black puppy in the dream, it means that he will grow to govern the household and to presides over its people.

A puppy in a dream also represents a child of adultery, a foundling who is left in the street, wrapped in a swaddle and who is brought home by an insolent person to rear him.

A shepherd’s dog in a dream represents profits and benefits.

A pet dog in a dream represents an astringent and a bitter enemy. Seeing a greyhound in a dream means gaining authority, control and wealth.Agreyhound in a dream also represents the backbone of an army general or his best helper or it could represent a good strategist, though he lacks principals and moral integrity.

A Japanese spaniel or a Pekingese in a dream signifies mixing with, or doing business with a foreign counterpart. Bringing-up a dog for companionship in a dream means befriending a servant for whom one has great love and affection. Hunting with a dog in a dream means satisfying one’s lust or desire. Killing a dog in a dream signifies vanquishingone’s enemy. Seeing an expedition of hounds leaving a town for a chase or a hunt in a dream means blessings and prosperity for everyone, or it could mean taking action. Seeing the expedition of hounds returning from a hunt or a chase in a dream means dispelling people’s fears, or it could mean lack of work. Ifone sees such expedition entering a town in his dream, it also means a high rate of unemployment. Seeing a sick house dog in a dream means illness and financial losses or loss of appetite or losing the pleasure of living.

A barking bitch in a dream signifies harm and deceit which is caused by abominable people.

A dog in a dream also means suffering from extremely high fever and in relation to Dog star or the stars Procyon and Sirius of the constellations Canis Minor and Canis Major. In a dream, all breeds of dogs represent lowly, obsequious and despicable people. Seeing dogs that are reared for bantering or dallying with in a dream signify fun and enjoying one’s life. In the dream, anything that happens to such a breed of dogs means suffering from distress, sorrow or loss of one’s pleasure of living. Ifone is transformed into a dog in a dream, it means that God Almighty has taught him great knowledge which he abused and discarded, then God Almighty stripped him from such a knowledge.

A dog in a dream also represents a police informer or a police dog.

A dog in a dream also represents a weak enemy or a niggardly person.

If a dog barks at someone in a dream, it means that one will hear something he despises or hates to make public from someone who lacks any sense of honor or virtue. Eating a dog’s meat in a dream means cracking down at one’s enemy.

A dog in a dream also represents a guard or an innovator. Drinking dog’s milk in a dream means a scare. Laying one’s head on a dog or relaxing with a dog or using the dog for a pillow in a dream, the dogthen represents a friend or a good companion.

A dog in a dream also represents a street boy, a beggar or an obsequious, lowly and a despicable person who maintains affection toward his master and jealously guards him, his children and property.

A dog in a dream also means greed, love for the worldly pleasures, committing a dogfight to win them and failing to have any reserve or savings. In a dream, all types of dogs also represent people. Ahunting dog in a dream represents honor and profits.

A shepherd’s dog represents a good neighbor who cares more about his neighbors than about his own household. Adopting a dog as a pet in a dream means wavering, or paying financial damages, or it could mean unemployment. Takinga dog for a companion on a journey in a dream means disappearing.

A dog in a dream also means disbelief, ingratitude or losing hope, belying, fear, imprisonment, or becoming a fugitive. Seeing a dog in a city in a dream also means renewal of one’s business contract.

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


The animalistic.

A symbol of instincts to be used and guided by conscience.

The dog may also appear as a guard to protect property and defend against attack. He may symbolize a true friend.

The dog is the closest creature that humans come to call “brother.” It may also represent part of the dreamer—for instance, the shadow.

The dog as a pet almost always points to our instinct or loss of instinct, particularly when it is a trained dog, which in this case does not imply cultivation, but rather the destruction of instincts.

The dog is also one who needs to inspect its environment, who looks for and finds information. In the Tarot the two images of “the Fool” and “the Dog” always appear together.

A vicious dog means envy and unscrupulousness. According to Jung, the dog is the undertaker who buries the Corpse.

The dog with its instincts is seen as aiding the process of dying and resurrection (like Anubis in ancient Egyptian mythology). According to Greek mythology, the dog from hell, Cerberus, stands on the border between life and death.

Also may point to fear of rejection—”dog” as an unattractive female.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar


Pay attention to dreams about dogs, as they often bring important messages. Dog dreams that are positive mean that the dreamer is lucky in friendship.

A threatening dog signifies discomfort with large social groups. Also see “Barking”, “Puppy” and “Rabies”

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


1. Forgotten skills.

2. Ability to learn, humility.

3. Loyalty and protection.

4. Treachery and betrayal (a black dog, or being bit­ten by a dog).

5. Bad reputation (being chased by a dog).

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


Dreams of dogs typically symbolize unconditional love, loyalty, fidelity, a best friend, philanthropy, and the wild, protective nature that keeps threats away or at bay.

If the dog in your dream is angry or vicious, then this represents hostility and your need for protection, and boundaries. Dreams of a nice dog represent the that you are connecting to your sweet, innocent vulnerability.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


also see Animals

1- Dreaming of a dog depends 011 whether it is one known to us (such as a childhood pet), when it then may represent happy memories; if unknown it may signify the qualities of loyalty and unconditional love associated with dogs.

2- To dream of a pack of wild dogs portrays emotions and feelings of which we are afraid.

3- A dog symbolises the guardian of the underworld. In Egyptian mythology this is dcpicted by Anubis, the dog-headed god.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball


Dogs in dreams could symbolize a large variety of ideas and concepts, but mostly they are symbolic of the dreamer’s defensive structure and may represent personal boundary issues. Carefully consider all of the details and the mood in your dream. First, if you have a dog, it may be natural to dream about him. We become emotionally attached to our dogs and we dream about them just as we dream about anything else that is important to us. Otherwise, dogs could symbolize loyalty and hard work.

If someone calls you a dog, it is a negative reflection on your personality.

If you are being treated like a dog, you are most likely being abused in some way. On the metaphysical level, dogs are consider to be the guardians of the underworld. Finally, dogs could represent the more basic or “animal” parts of our nature and some think that they specifically represent male energy. Male, aggressive (could be over friendly) energies.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar


Throughout history, the dogs have helped man to hunt and drive their herds. They are the emblem of fidelity, friendship, and companionship. In addition, they show a good understanding of our nature. To dream of a dog may reflect the desire to feel loved and protected, to have someone to share life with. Depending on how the dog appears in the dream, however, changes the interpretation of its meaning. Do not forget that this is an animal that behaves aggressively if it does not know you or believes you are threatening the property it defends. In this case, you may be developing an internal conflict with your more instinctive side.

If dog pulls at the leash that ties it, it denotes that your emotions cannot take any more. Maybe you need to act out your anger about something that saddens you.

According to a dream oracle, this dream predicts ruin. In particular, tradition affirms that a gentle, happy, and well behaved dog is an omen of deception.

If the animal barks and bites, the dream is a sign of injuries, betrayals, and adversity.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke


As a general rule dogs in a dream are a good omen and symbolize friends.

Of course the interpretation varies according to the action and other details but is fairly straightforward.

If the dog was friendly and affectionate, it signifies pleasure and happy times with friends; a fierce or snarling dog suggests disagreements or untrustworthy friends; and if it bit or attacked, you are being warned to look out for actual deceit or harmful trickery from someone you have trusted.

To hear a dog bark happily signifies pleasing social recognition, but if it barked fiercely, you are being warned of possible legal troubles, so don’t fiddle your taxes or park your car too close to a hydrant.

To see dogs fighting indicates that you may be called on to arbitrate in an argument between friends, in which case you must be extra tactful to avoid ending up the odd man out.

If the dog in your dream was an exceptionally large one, it signifies protection through a powerful friend.

See also Colors.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett



Protectiveness or security.

Unconditional love.


Friendship or companionship.

Your inner child.

An actual dog in your life.

Dreaming of this animal can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality or animal.

Consider also the animal’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.

See also: Animal; Pet; Wolf; Coyote; Fox

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


Masculine part of self; if ferocious means aggressive tendencies must be redirected in positive channels, verbalized.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


The dog depicts natural urges that are well integrated, but still have the tendency to revert back to the spontaneous or ‘wild’ state quite easily. For instance, our anger might usually be well under control but, if someone teases us, we might unexpectedly erupt with uncontrollable anger. Like the cat, the dog can also represent affection or caring. A black dog suggests depression or fear of death.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung


The dog appears more often than any other animal in dreams. It represents your natural drives that, despite usually being well socialized, still have a tendency to revert back to their spontaneous or ‘wild’ state. This is particularly the case if the dog within is provoked or encouraged. Dogs can also represent those parts of yourself that you express spontaneously: your easy-flowing natural feelings; devotion, perhaps to a lover or child; fidelity and faithfulness. Like the cat, the dog can be a substitute baby for women, or represent an outlet for affection or caring. This is particularly true of dreams about puppies, which are a symbol of childlike playfulness or following someone about in a devoted way. In mythology, the dog has symbolized the guardian of the gates of death, or a messenger between the hidden and the visible worlds. The dog was also thought of as a guide or guardian of the hidden side of life.

If a dog appears in your dream, pay attention to whether it was aggressive or friendly. It is also important to consider what your waking feelings about dogs are, as this will have an influence on the interpretation of your dream.

If you love dogs and you enjoyed caring for or playing with your dog in your dream, then it may be a sign that you are in need of more fun and friendship in your real life. Alternatively, because dogs are traditionally thought to be loyal, dependable, faithful friends and protectors to humans, it may be that your unconscious was highlighting these qualities within yourself or a person you know. Perhaps you are longing to have a friend you can trust and on whom you can depend.

Dogs typically represent friends and companionship in dreams, so if you dreamed of taking out-of-control dogs for a walk with them all straining on a lead, perhaps you are finding it hard to fit into your current circle of friends; do you feel that you have little in common with them anymore? If your dog broke away from you or you dropped its lead in your dream, do you fear losing the trust or loyalty of your friends? If you are taking a dog for a walk and were holding the lead, this suggests that you might be restraining of your aggression towards a friend or someone else; if someone else is holding the lead, it may be that you are feeling attacked by someone you know.

If a dog was aggressive in your dream and you fear dogs in waking life, your unconscious may have been reflecting your waking fear. If, however, you love dogs in real life, such a dream may represent a friend who is about to turn on you in waking life—perhaps they already have.

The loud barking of a dream dog can signal the animal within you trying to break free. Perhaps you feel angry about someone or something and are close to exploding with rage; or is your bark worse than your bite? A dog barking happily shows that you are enjoying your social life. A friendly, happy dog shows that you have lots of good friends. A dog barking and snarling warns against enemies and if the dream dog is big and powerful, as well as friendly, it shows that you feel in need of a powerful protector.

If a dog bit you in your dream, could this suggest an ungrateful loved one or relative who is biting the hand that feeds? Since dogs are often associated with masculine energy, if you were attacked by a dream dog, such a dream might represent feelings about a man or a relationship with a man. The black dog figures quite frequently in people’s dream imagery. For some people it represents depression; for others, death.

If a dog appears in your dream you may also want to consider if your dreaming mind is speaking in puns. Do you feel ‘sick as a dog’ or are you ‘in the doghouse’, and so on? Although interpretations will vary, bear in mind that in general a dream of dogs usually has positive association.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung


A fortunate dream on the whole, denoting faithful friends (Gypsy). Modern symbol of fidelity, anciently held sacred to the Lares, i. e., the home.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig


(see Animals)

If belligerent or barking, this dream shows personal aggression and hostility.

Sleeping at your feet: Service, good friends, and gentle companions.

Good instincts. Dogs are believed to have a kind of second sight in judging people, or discerning spiritual presences (see Ghost).

Being bitten by a dog reveals quarrels between friends or family members.

Dreaming of a purebred dog, especially at a dog show, indicates a personal love of performance, possibly to the point of putting on airs.

Growling dogs warn of being surrounded by designing or unpleasant people.

A Cerberus (many-headed dog) counsels that you are trying to maintain too many loyalties, interests, or friends. When you spread yourself too thin, quality suffers.

Zoroastrian: Sagacity, vigilance, and fidelity. Consider how the dog is treated and where it’s seen for more interpretive value.

The afterlife: In Babylon, Greece, and Persia, dogs attended aspects of the great Goddess to the underworld where human souls slept, awaiting their next incarnation. This close affinity to death is why dogs are often credited with the ability to see spirits.

The ability to sniff out honesty and good character. In the Tarot, dogs sit at death’s gate to be sure the soul is properly prepared. Similarly, Egyptian mythology speaks of Anubis, the jackal-headed god, waiting in the underworld to judge newcomers with his nose. This is why the Egyptians packed their mummies in sweet spices!

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco


Dreaming of dogs could symbolize loyalty and hard work.

If someone calls you a dog, it’s a negative reflection on your personality.

If you are being treated like a dog, you are most likely being abused in some way. On the metaphysical level, dogs are consider to be the guards of the underworld, and for the dreamer they may be bringing up some messages from the unconscious. Finally, dogs could represent the more basic or animal parts of ourselves, and some think that they specifically represent male energy.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous


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attacked by a, being: feel threatened, your own animal urges wil overpower you.

chased by a: are being distracted by those you feel are your inferior.

barking, a: beware of quarrels, make friends of your enemies.

at you in a tree: a person who shouts, threatens you with rage.

friends, at: expect agreeable happenings from friend’s action.

hearing: instinctive advice of friends should be taken.

several: risks of going with the pack must be essential to the outcome.

your: think hard and long before you act on your angry aggression.

bastard, a: faithfulness between lovers; doggedness in a relationship.

beaten, a, being: fidelity surrounds you; concentrate your energies and be true to them.

belonging to others, a: warning of trouble from those who bare their teeth.

big: an inopportune time to do business with wise and humane partners.

birddog: an old lover stil stalks you with exposure of your il icit connections.

biting others, a: are at the end of your resources; take your dog for obedience training.

bitten by a, being: wil be double-crossed by someone you trust, injuring your reputation.

poodle: look past another’s appearance before you act.

black: beware of friends who cannot necessarily be trusted.

brown: are mistrusted by someone.

bulldog: wil express hostility with girlfriends; it’s better left unsaid.

buttocks of a: wil soon be visited by thieves, part of a desperate effort to overthrow you.

castrating a: your obstinate nature is making your life difficult.

cat, playing with a: sickness spread among children causes big love disputes.

fighting with a: expect to quarrel with a neighbor.

causing destruction, a: your arduous efforts wil force strained al iances.

courageous, a: a guide to your unconscious, personal and col ective.

ears of a: honesty between husband and wife or a deplorable tragedy wil occur.

English: wil receive an invitation to a party of those possessing solid wealth.

German: wil be deeply in love.

fighting, a: beware of thieves having a sudden burst of temper.

foam coming out of a dog’s mouth: are not fitted to fil your position.

French poodle, a: are overdressed and overlymade up for the occasion.

friendly, a: al wil be wel if you take care of basic needs.

frightened by a savage, being: wil have an affair with someone with a ferocious mind.

frothing, a: prosperity to the limit of your endurance; fortune and various favors.

gray: a faithful friend is constantly nearby.

greyhound: wil be seduced.

growling at you, a: encounter with one you dislike for reasons unknown.

guard: a disconcerting situation wil turn to your advantage.

guarding a wounded person, a: affairs wil be useless if you are total y exhausted.

happy, a: are at the mercy of designing foes; take your dog to the vet.

harness for a, a: an introduction wil lead to friendship, profitable dealings and pleasure.

head of a, the: a falsehood unmasked wil ruin your contented future.

howling: wil receive a message of another’s misery and pain.

hunting: a stranger wil tempt you with what could cause your downfal .

hydrophobia, having: guard your treasures; your friends stop short of ful protection.

kennel, a full: do not go it alone to avoid quarrels; go where you are invited.

leash breaks: unpredictable events in your love life; unusual briskness in business.

litter of: many talents are yours, but you must choose one and run with it.

runt of the: must work harder than others to prove yourself.

lost, a: loyalty must be earned; if not, it wil be tempted away.

mad, being bitten by a: destroy your enemies’ threat before it can be activated.

killing a: are on the verge of insanity and don’t wish it pointed out to you.

male, playing with a female: appetites are sated with unrestrained, exaggerated pleasure.

loving a: realization of al desires; lovers are cheating on each other.

mange, having: environmental issues foil physical ones.

mountain: wil have trustworthy friends.

muzzle on a, putting a: a safety precaution to save him from basic survival instincts.

police: aggression redirected to positive actions.

pretty little: wil be visited by an unwelcome guest carrying il icit goods.

owning: an unfair accusation wil be used to implicate you in a scandal.

Pekingese, a: your neighbors complain of your constant chatter.

petting a: are repressing sexual urges, transferring them to an unconditional lover.

small: your sweetheart is unworthy of the love you give.

playing together: are reverting to childhood, with staunch friends and adventures.

pug, a plump asthmatic: wil be accepted by an angry medical miracle of unknown age.

rabies, with: wil succeed in overcoming evil tendencies.

attacking you: an unexpected foe is redressing you behind your back.

racing: loss of a lawsuit when you manage too many branches of business at once.

sad: fear of persecution and abuse.

seeing-eye: sudden loss of freedom is in the offing in a long separation from friends.

several: are going along with the pack despite your misgivings.

shaggy: a meager inheritance and a drudging life.

sheep: wil encounter deceitfulness leading to your uncovering fraud.

single person dreaming of a: wil be seduced and become selfish and narrow-minded.

sleeping with a: need have no fears; he wil awaken at the first scent of attack.

small: are high-strung and frivolous with your constant need to be pleased.

spaniel getting his ears in his food, a: a liaison at work is il -advised.

spoken of in Dante’s book, the: wil experience a journey and rise above mediocrity.

talking to a: are sniffling out your quarry with sociable means.

tearing clothes: gossip among your own family wil ensure unalterable misfortune.

unfriendly, an: wil receive help from a good friend over a quarrelsome companion.

untying a: a marriage wil take place.

watch: innocent lambs wil suffer from others insinuating themselves into their life.

white: your fortune is soon to be realized.

yelping: imminent danger, as someone is subduing him to gain access to you.

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29 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Barking Dog

It symblises a person of mean character who will utter unpleasant words.... barking dog dream meaning

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Good news from an absent friend. ... bull-dog dream meaning

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Dog Breeds

• Bulldog: A bulldog may symbolize a bull-headed individual who looks tough on the outside but is actually quite lovable.

• Chihuahua: A Chihuahua may arrive to remind you of a fnend or associate with a small ego and a nervous disposition.

• Dalmatians: In that the Dalmatian is often a companion to firefighters, the appearance of Dalmatians in a dream may point to a tendency to want to rescue others or to put out their emotional fires for them.

The appearance of those charming spotted pups from the Disney animated movie may also comment on your need to be everything to everyone. As the carriage dogs for royalty, the Dalmatian may indicate that you have elevated your friends to regal status. Thus the overall message may be that although your friends deserve to be honored, you may need to consider honoring yourself.

• German shepherd: A German shepherd may appear to let you know that you are on guard or that you may need some real protection from a special friend.

Golden retriever: Dreaming of a golden retriever may indicate that you need to retrieve an old friendship or other relationship.

• Newfoundland: Newfoundlands are renowned as rescue dogs.

A Newfoundland may symbolize that you are in need of rescue in a business deal or partnership or in a personal relationship.

• Poodle: A poodle may arrive to remind you of someone who is well groomed or someone who is just pnssy.... dog breeds dream meaning

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Dog, Brown

Balancing spiritual ideas. ... dog, brown dream meaning

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Dog Ear

To dream of pulling a dog’s ear is symbolic of meddling in other people’s business, Prov. 26:17... dog ear dream meaning

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Dog Food

To dream of buying dog food symbolizes your responsibilities.

To dream of eating dog food suggests that you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.... dog food dream meaning

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Dog Paddle

If you dream of dog paddling you are venting out the stress and struggle of trying to keep your head above water.... dog paddle dream meaning

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Dog Ripping The Clothes

If a dog is seen attacking and ripping a person’s clothes it means that his enemy will humiliate him.

The humiliation will be equaled to the extent of the clothes it had ripped.... dog ripping the clothes dream meaning

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A renewal of an old and valued friendship will follow a dream of attending a dog-show.... dog-show dream meaning

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Dog Star

(astr. See Dog)... dog star dream meaning

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Dog That Attacks

If a dog is seen attacking and biting a person it means that the harm caused by his enemy ill not be confined to unpleasant words only but bodily harm as well.... dog that attacks dream meaning

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In a dream, a dogfight means love for the world.

(Also see Dog)... dogfight dream meaning

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Doggie Bag

See Leftovers.... doggie bag dream meaning

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A doghouse may mention that you feej done something to displease your mate. Thus you feel you are in the doghouse or in trouble.

A doghouse may represent feelings of shame.... doghouse dream meaning

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To dream of a vicious dog, denotes enemies and unalterable misfortune.

To dream that a dog fondles you, indicates great gain and constant friends.

To dream of owning a dog with fine qualities, denotes that you will be possessed of solid wealth.

To dream that a blood-hound is tracking you, you are likely to fall into some temptation, in which there is much danger of your downfall.

To dream of small dogs, indicates that your thoughts and chief pleasures are of a frivolous order.

To dream of dogs biting you, foretells for you a quarrelsome companion either in marriage or business. Lean, filthy dogs, indicate failure in business, also sickness among children.

To dream of a dog-show, is indicative of many and varied favors from fortune.

To hear the barking of dogs, foretells news of a depressing nature. Difficulties are more than likely to follow.

To see dogs on the chase of foxes, and other large game, denotes an unusual briskness in all affairs.

To see fancy pet dogs, signifies a love of show, and that the owner is selfish and narrow.

For a young woman, this dream foretells a fop for a sweetheart.

To feel much fright upon seeing a large mastiff, denotes that you will experience inconvenience because of efforts to rise above mediocrity.

If a woman dreams this, she will marry a wise and humane man.

To hear the growling and snarling of dogs, indicates that you are at the mercy of designing people, and you will be afflicted with unpleasant home surroundings.

To hear the lonely baying of a dog, foretells a death or a long separation from friends.

To hear dogs growling and fighting, portends that you will be overcome by your enemies, and your life will be filled with depression.

To see dogs and cats seemingly on friendly terms, and suddenly turning on each other, showing their teeth and a general fight ensuing, you will meet with disaster in love and worldly pursuits, unless you succeed in quelling the row.

If you dream of a friendly white dog approaching you, it portends for you a victorious engagement whether in business or love.

For a woman, this is an omen of an early marriage.

To dream of a many-headed dog, you are trying to maintain too many branches of business at one time. Success always comes with concentration of energies.

A man who wishes to succeed in anything should be warned by this dream.

To dream of a mad dog, your most strenuous efforts will not bring desired results, and fatal disease may be clutching at your vitals.

If a mad dog succeeds in biting you, it is a sign that you or some loved one is on the verge of insanity, and a deplorable tragedy may occur.

To dream of traveling alone, with a dog following you, foretells stanch friends and successful undertakings.

To dream of dogs swimming, indicates for you an easy stretch to happiness and fortune.

To dream that a dog kills a cat in your presence, is significant of profitable dealings and some unexpected pleasure.

For a dog to kill a snake in your presence, is an omen of good luck ... dogs dream meaning

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Eating Dog Meat

Eating dog meat means he will over power his enemy as well as acquire assets form him.... eating dog meat dream meaning

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Had Dog

Falsehood will be unmasked and unfair accusations proved.

A contented future is augured.... had dog dream meaning

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Food tempered with trouble; see “’food” and “hot”... hot-dog dream meaning

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Hound Dog

A dogmatic person who “hounds” others... hound dog dream meaning

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Hunting Dog

(Lust; Desire; Want. See Dog)... hunting dog dream meaning

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To dream of a lap-dog, foretells you will be succored by friends in some approaching dilemma If it be thin and ill-looking, there will be distressing occurrences to detract from your prospects. ... lap-dog dream meaning

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Mad Dog

To dream of seeing a mad dog, denotes that enemies will make scurrilous attacks upon you and your friends, but if you succeed in killing the dog, you will overcome adverse opinions and prosper greatly in a financial way. See Dog. ... mad dog dream meaning

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Mad Dogs

See Dogs.... mad dogs dream meaning

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Mastiff Or Dog

Beware of false suspicions if you see a big Dog in your dream.

If he bites you, it is a warning of trouble in your love affairs. But i f a woman dreams of a Mastiff, it is a sign that her lover is faithful to her.... mastiff or dog dream meaning

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Police Dog

(See Dog)... police dog dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Prairie Dog

Prairie dogs live in underground communities and may signify a group or community of individuals who represent a counterculture. Their ideals may be different from the norm.

A prairie dog may come to summon you to bond and commit to community life.... prairie dog dream meaning

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Shepherd’s Dog

(See Dog)... shepherd’s dog dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Training Or Holding A Dog

Training or holding a dog so as to safeguard a certain thing means he will be helped by someone in attaining his goal. In this case the dog does not symbolise an enemy.... training or holding a dog dream meaning

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Someone who is dogmatic about keeping watch over someone or something; see “animals”... watch-dog dream meaning

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