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


The eye is the organ of sight.


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


The tongue breaks bone, though itself has none.


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


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


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


Terry’s dog elbow was caked with dried blood.


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


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


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


I found paw prints in the kitchen.


Two toes had to be amputated because of frostbite.


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


The dog’s tail tapered off to a point.

Abdomen (belly)

The hungry abdomen/ belly has no ears.


The thigh bone is connected to the hip bone.


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


Pay somebody back in his own coin.


A sweet smell greeted the nose.


The dog lifted his muzzle to pick up a scent.


Music is the eye of the ear.


A close mouth catches no flies.


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

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  1. 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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