Today is International Dog Day so I thought I would give you some useful vocabulary to talk about dogs.
a shelter for a dog, usually outside
the loud sound a dog makes
the sound a dog makes when it is angry
a dog wags its tail when happy
a dog's hair (also used for other animals such as cats and rabbits)
a dog's foot (also used for other animals with a similar type of foot)
the type of dog, e.g. poodle, labrador, dalmatian
a dog which is no particular breed, or an unknown mixture of different breeds
a dog with no human home
vet (or veterinary surgeon)
an animal doctor (British English)
(In American English, an animal doctor is called a veterinarian. Americans use the word "vet" as a shortened form or "veteran". This is somebody who used to be a soldier in a war.)
something a dog wears round its neck
lead (UK)/ leash (USA)
a rope or chain to attach to a dog to take it for a walk
a dog for a blind person
a dog for a deaf person
a dog which is kept to protect private property
1. a dog which needs a new home or has been given a new home (especially in British English)
2. a working dog which is used to find and help people after an accident or natural disaster, also called a search and rescue dog.
You might also like this post on dog idioms.
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