The borzoi (literally “fast”), also called the Russian wolfhound (Russian: Ру́сская псовая борзая), is a breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris). Descended from dogs brought to Russia from central Asian countries, it is similar in shape to a greyhound, and is also a member of the sighthound family.
A type of hound.
Expression: like a dog at an abattoir, covered with blood but starved to death – stated of someone who deals with other people’s money but is himself poor.
Plant: Nettle-leaved figwort (scrophularia peregrina) Also known as Nittiena in Maltese.
Proverb: For every bone there are a hundred dogs – stated of something in demand but of which there is little supply – such as a job opportunity.
Proverb: ‘Beware the quiet dog!” – It is the dog that does not bark much that is usually more dangerous.
Constellation: Canis Major
Expression: equivalent to: “A scalded dog fears cold water” ; those who have experienced a great deal of difficulty or pain will not only avoid it in the future, but will be afraid even where there is no cause.
Proverb: Equivalent to English proverb which states that the scalded dog fears cold water.
Constellation: Canis Minor
Name of place in Mistra, Malta.
Proverb: ‘The devil is a dog, and he loves to tease.’ – stated for example when a winning number comes up the day you didn’t play it!
Expression: ‘He works as hard as a dog.’
Expression: ‘pants like a dog’
Pocket dog, lap dog.
Figurative – A dog! a cruel, vindictive person.
According to JA: Name of constellation Canicule.
Also known as: Kaniklu
Proverb: Equivalent to: barking dog never bites. i.e. Someone who makes threats all the time seldom carries out the threats.
The Maltese dog, Canis familiaris Maelitacus.
Expression: Let sleeping dogs lie. avoid interfering in a situation that is currently causing no problems but may well do so as a result of such interference.
Chow-Chow (sometimes simply Chow) is a dog breed originally from northern China, where it is referred to as Songshi-Quan , which means “puffy-lion dog”.