Dogs Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Dogs

  1. Argos Odysseus’ pet, recognizes him after an absence of twenty years. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey 17:298]3
  2. Asta the thin man’s dog. [Am. Lit.: The Thin Man]
  3. Balthasar almost a Pomeranian, companion of Jolyon Forsyte at Robin Hill. [Br. Lit.: “Indian Summer of a Forsyte” ]
  4. barghest monstrous goblin-dog, a nocturnal specter portending death. [Br. Folklore: EB (1963) III, 110]
  5. Boatswain Byron’s favorite dog. [Br. Hist.: Harvey, 239]
  6. Buck after murder of his master, leads wolf pack. [Am. Lit.: The Call of the Wild]
  7. Bullet Roy Rogers’ dog. [TV: “The Roy Rogers Show” in Terrace, II, 260]
  8. Bull’s-eye Bill Sykes’s dog. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
  9. Cerberus three-headed beast guarding gates of hell. [Classical Myth.: Zimmerman, 55–56]
  10. Charley elderly poodle that accompanied Steinbeck on trip across U.S. [Am. Lit.: John Steinbeck Travels with Charley in Weiss, 471]
  11. Checkers Richard Nixon’s cocker spaniel; used in his defense of slush fund (1952). [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 126]
  12. Diogenes Dr. Blimber’s clumsy dog. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
  13. Dominic hound who travels widely. [Children’s Lit.: Dominic]
  14. Fala Franklin Roosevelt’s dog. [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 126]
  15. Flopit small, majestically self-important, and smelling of violets. [Am. Lit.: Booth Tarkington Seventeen in Magill I, 882]
  16. Flush Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s spaniel, subject of a biography. [Br. Lit.: Woolf Flush in Barnhart, 446]
  17. Gelert greyhound slain by its master for killing his baby; he discovers that Gelert had killed a wolf menacing the child, who is found safe. [Eng. Ballad: Beddgelert in Brewer Dictionary, 93]
  18. Hound of the Baskervilles gigantic “fiend dog” of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tale. [Br. Lit.: The Hound of the Baskervilles]
  19. Jip Dora’s little pet, lives in a tiny pagoda. [Br. Lit.: Dickens David Copperf eld]
  20. Lassie canine star of popular film and TV series. [TV: Terrace, II, 13–15; Radio: Buxton, 135]
  21. Marmaduke floppy, self-centered, playful Great Dane. [Comics: Marmaduke]
  22. Mauthe Doog ghostly black spaniel that haunted Peel Castle. [Br. Folklore: Benét, 649]
  23. Montmorency companion on Thames boat trip. [Br. Lit.: Jerome Three Men in a Boat in Magill II, 1018]
  24. Nana Newfoundland, nurse to the children. [Br. Lit.: J. M. Barrie Peter Pan]
  25. Peritas Alexander the Great’s dog. [Gk. Hist.: Harvey, 239]
  26. Rin-Tin-Tin early film hero; German shepherd. [Radio: Buxton, 200]
  27. Sandy Little Orphan Annie’s dog. [Comics: “Little Orphan Annie” in Horn, 459]
  28. Snoopy world’s most famous beagle. [Comics: “Peanuts” in Horn, 542]
  29. Spot dog accompanying Sally, Dick, and Jane in primers. [Am. Cult.: Misc.]
  30. Toto pet terrier who accompanies Dorothy to Oz. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]