Parts of a Dog: Useful Dog Anatomy with Pictures

Dog Anatomy! List of different parts of a dog with images and examples. One of the most popular pets in English speaking countries is the dog. If the topic of conversation turns to dogs, you are going to need to know how to recognise the names of the parts of a dog. You might also need to know this information should you ever be required to take a dog to the vet in an English speaking country.

In order to gain this knowledge, you will now have the opportunity to learn the English names for the various different parts of a dog, widening your vocabulary and helping you to be able to tackle this topic during conversation.

Dog Anatomy

Learn these dog body parts to enhance your English vocabulary words about animal anatomy.

Parts of a Dog

  • Eye
  • Cheek
  • Tongue
  • Neck
  • Shoulder
  • Chest
  • Elbow
  • Forearm
  • Wrist
  • Claw
  • Paw
  • Toes
  • Hock
  • Tail
  • Abdomen (belly)
  • Thigh
  • Withers
  • Back
  • Nose
  • Muzzle
  • Ear
  • Mouth
  • Whiskers

Dog Body Parts Names with Pictures and Examples

Eye

The eye is the organ of sight.

Cheek

The dog had a long, curved scar on his right cheek.

Tongue

The tongue breaks bone, though itself has none.

Neck

One mischief [misfortune] comes on the neck of another.

Shoulder

Shoulder function is significantly inferior if the teres minor is atrophic or absent.

Chest

The disease typically manifested itself in a high fever and chest pains.

Elbow

Terry’s dog elbow was caked with dried blood.

Forearm

Abduces and bends elbow and makes the forearm to supination position for hanging skin traction.

Wrist

wrist injury is such a difficult injury in shot-putting.

Claw

It was slightly curved at the end like a large claw.

Paw

I found paw prints in the kitchen.

Toes

Two toes had to be amputated because of frostbite.

Hock

It is most commonly seen in the stifle , elbow , shoulder , and hock.

Tail

The dog’s tail tapered off to a point.

Abdomen (belly)

The hungry abdomen/ belly has no ears.

Thigh

The thigh bone is connected to the hip bone.

Withers

Distance from withers to elbow and elbow to ground is equal.

Back

Pay somebody back in his own coin.

Nose

A sweet smell greeted the nose.

Muzzle

The dog lifted his muzzle to pick up a scent.

Ear

Music is the eye of the ear.

Mouth

A close mouth catches no flies.

Whiskers

I really thought I looked the dog’s whiskers in that dress.

Learn more with a useful list of 100+ dog names in English

Useful Dog Anatomy with Pictures

Parts of a Dog | Picture 1

Parts of a Dog: Useful Dog Anatomy with Pictures

Dog Body Parts | Picture 2

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Ridge Walkers
Ridge Walkers
4 months ago

What is that part called where the urine comes out.

Charles
Charles
3 months ago

Yes

Robert Hinkel
Robert Hinkel
3 months ago

Have a newly adopted 2 yr. old Pharoah Hound mix, front legs have a rear protrusion just above the paws and one is sensitive to touch, making him cry. He seems to walk fine with no noticeable limp. Is there name for that protrusion?

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