Nursery Rhymes

Dog Poems and Poetry

We have dedicated this section of the site to famous Dog poems and poetry. Our favorite dog poem of all time is "The Song of Quoodle" by the poet G.K.Chesterton - A real treat for anyone who has never read this dog poem but loves dogs!

Picture of a dog accompanying Poems and Poetry about dogs

Famous Dog Poems and Dog Poetry

The classical, famous dog poems and poetry by famous people featured are written by Robert Burns (The Twa Dogs) and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (To Flush, My Dog). Sad dog poems are also included relating to dogs epitaphs by Sir William Watson (Epitaph to a Dog) and Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog by Lord Byron.

On the lighter side of Dog Poems we have included the lyrics of an old English music hall song by songwriter Joseph Tabrar (Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow) written in 1892. The selection would not be complete without one of the most famous dog poems by the American lyricist Stephen Foster (Old Dog Tray).

Nursery rhymes are often excluded in relation to famous dog poems but the secret messages hidden in "Old Mother Hubbard" and the sinister history behind "Hark, hark the dogs do bark" make for such fascinating reading that these have also been listed.

Dog Breeds - ABC List
Miscellaneous Dogs
Sporting - Gun Dogs
Non-Sporting Dogs
Working Dogs
Herding Dogs
Terrier Dogs
Toy Dogs
Hound Dogs
Scent Hounds
Hunting Dogs
Rare & Other Breeds

Famous Dog Quotes and Quotations
Have a good laugh reading some great Dog Quotes and Quotations!

Dog Quotes and Quotations

Famous Dog Poems and Dog Poetry
Please click one of the following links to enjoy our selection of Famous Dog Poems and Dog Poetry:

The Song of Quoodle by G.K.Chesterton
His Apologies poetry by Rudyard Kipling
The Twa Dogs a poem by Robert Burns
To Flush My Dog a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Old Dog Tray a poem by Stephen Foster
Dinah in Heaven famous poem by Rudyard Kipling
Rainbow Bridge a poem by an Unknown Author
A Dogs Soul a poem by an Unknown Author
The Power of the Dog a poem by Rudyard Kipling
The Secret Messages in famous Dog Nursery Rhymes
Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow Wow by Joseph Tabrar
Epitaphs to Dogs by Sir William Watson and Lord Byron
Dog Names Index
Big & Small Dogs
Dog & Puppy Names
Pictures of Dogs
Dog Drawings
Dog Facts
Famous Dogs
History of Dogs
Canine Health
Teacup Dogs
Dog Types
Dog Quiz !

Famous Dogs and their Owners
The famous dogs and their stories make fascinating reading. Try out your knowledge of dogs, including the famous dogs and their owners by visiting our Dog Quiz - Can you make it to the 'Winner's Hall of Fame' ?

Dog Quiz

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