Some dogs are scary.
You have to be wary.

Some dogs are fat.
They could squash you flat.

Some dogs are tiny
and yappy and whiny.

Some dogs are old
and can’t do what they’re told.

Some dogs are jumpy.
They make me feel grumpy.

Some dogs are fast.
I just watch them run past.

Some dogs are busy
and rush round till they’re dizzy.

But my dog is great.
She’s my very best mate.


This poem also appears on the website Australian Children’s Poetry as a Poem of the Day.

71 thoughts on “Dogs

  1. I love the way this poem rhymes as well as the meaning behind it. The way animals can be so different in their personalities and behaviour. Your poem makes me think of how my dogs are so different from one another.

  2. hi Kristin,
    I really liked this poem. It reminded me of the 4 dogs my grand parents have in Sri-Lanka. 3 of them are dachshund dogs 1 is a Labrador. I love playing tag a wore with the Labrador.
    Kind regards Tirath.

  3. Hello Kristen! I am so glad you made a poem about dogs! Dogs are the best right? This poem makes me feel like a dog. I read your awesome cat poem and that one makes me feel like a cat! I had so much fun reading this poem that I kept reading it again and again and I couldn’t stop. Keep up with the good work Kristen!

  4. Hi Kristin
    I liked your poem. I’ve also read your cat one. I wish I had a pet but my mum says that it is too much work, but I think I can handle I just need to get the hang of it.
    From Lysha

  5. Hi Kristin
    I love this poem. It is just like the cat poem, which I love. So obviously I love this one too.


  6. Hi
    I really enjoyed the poem. I’m going to copy the poem to show my teacher and the classmates because it was funny.
    “Some dogs are busy
    and rush round till they’re dizzy”
    This part is my favourite

  7. to kristin
    i really love your poem about dogs because i really love dogs and this poem showed all dogs are different
    from charlotte

  8. Hi Kristen,

    I have a puppy that is really fast and is called Molly. She is 10 months old and is very silly. I also have to dogs that are tiny and very very VERY yippy and yappy. Also she is my very best friend that is not at school, because we play together take walks and well everything together except sleep because she would be hurt if she slept with me.

  9. Hi
    I know a dog who is tiny and yappy and whiny. I also know a dog that is jumpy and makes me grumpy she is also really fast. My puppy is the best.Her name is Milly.

  10. you do amazing poems and your a great aurthor. You came to Prospect Primary School, you came to room 7 and 8 on 12/9/16. you are an fantasmagosmical rhyming person. by Emma

  11. Hi Kristin i have a dog as well as your friend’s dog. Mine is a lovely Chihuahua called Billie, she’s one of a kind. BTW you are a teacher in my school F.N.P.S. From Cameron

    • Thank you Dakota. It’s not actually my dog (I don’t have one) but I like to imagine what my dog would be like if I had one. Or maybe I’m just pretending to be someone who has a dog.

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