Definitions

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  • n. The state or time of being a dog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition of being a dog; dogs collectively.

Etymologies

dog +‎ -hood (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If a boy and a puppy might grow to manhood and doghood together; and together grow old, and so in due course die, many a heartache might be avoided.

    The Case of Old Drum: An Inspiring Story Every Dog Owner Should Know

  • Elvis has just reached manhood—well, doghood—when Dad comes home one night, all excited.

    Late, Late at Night

  • Penny's mellower - having had time to reflect on her early doghood experiences - but she still stands in rapt attention whenever the chance for food presents itself.

    Karen Leland: Mindful Eating: 4 Ways To Practice

  • Fs (or at least one F) but you do not have to believe in Fness; for instance, if we assent to ˜There are some dogs™, then we are committed to believing in the existence of some dogs, but we are not thereby committed to believing in the existence of the property of doghood.

    Platonism in Metaphysics

  • I think he just apologized on behalf of all doghood, Ron said.

    The Messenger

  • As his puppy grew to doghood, Joe realized that this creature had as distinct and individual a personality as any human being, and that his liquid brown eyes contained at least as much soul.

    Excerpt: The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout

  • Interpreters disagree about whether the doghood that is in Fido is best regarded as the universal, or as the particular instance of the universal doghood, other dogs exemplifying numerically different instances of the same universal.

    Substance

  • Leah just looks all goo-goo-eyed, and everybody knows her puppy-love crush on Waverly is starting to reach full, adult doghood.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Here you have a pup named Faith, as upstanding an example of American doghood as you'll ever find.

    CNN Transcript Dec 31, 2004

  • She has taken it upon herself to chronicle our lives as we travel the amusing path of doghood.

    Our First Entry

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