Dutch Hound Puppies
- (puppy) a young dog
- A person or thing of a specified kind
- The Puppies is a child hip hop duo composed of brother and sister Calvin “Big Boy” Mills and Tamara “Dee” Mills.
- A young dog
- A conceited or arrogant young man
- (puppy) an inexperienced young person
- of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture; “Dutch painting”; “Dutch painters”
- Of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or their language
- the people of the Netherlands; “the Dutch are famous for their tulips”
- Dutch (released in the UK and Australia as Driving Me Crazy) is a 1991 American comedy/drama film directed by Peter Faiman (his only other film along with Crocodile Dundee) and written by John Hughes. The original music score was composed by Alan Silvestri.
- A dog of a breed used for hunting, esp. one able to track by scent
- A person who avidly pursues something
- cad: someone who is morally reprehensible; “you dirty dog”
- pursue or chase relentlessly; “The hunters traced the deer into the woods”; “the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him”
- Any dog
- any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
Walking the Dog
The dog has developed into hundreds of varied breeds. Height measured to the withers ranges from a few inches in the Chihuahua to a few feet in the Irish Wolfhound; color varies from white through grays (usually called blue) to black, and browns from light (tan) to dark ("red" or "chocolate") in a wide variation of patterns; and, coats can be very short to many centimeters long, from coarse hair to something akin to wool, straight or curly, or smooth.
The English word dog can be traced back to the Old English docga, a "powerful breed of canine" The term may derive from Proto-Germanic *dukkōn, represented in Old English finger-docce ("finger-muscle") Due to the linguistically archaic structure of the word, the term dog may ultimately derive from the earliest layer of Proto-Indo-European vocabulary, reflecting the role of the dog as the earliest domesticated animal.
The English word hound is a cognate of German Hund, Dutch hond, common Scandinavian hund, Icelandic hundur which, though referring to a specific breed group in English, means "dog" in general in the other Germanic languages. Hound itself is derived from the Proto-Indo-European *kwon-, which is the direct root of the Greek κυων (kuōn) and the indirect root of the Latin canis through the variant form *kani-.
In breeding circles, a male canine is referred to as a dog, while a female canine is called a bitch. The father of a litter is called the sire, and the mother of a litter is called the dam. Offspring are generally called pups or puppies until they are about a year old. A group of offspring is a litter. The process of birth is whelping. Many terms are used for dogs that are not purebred.