Definition of blue dog
- The governor who had worked so closely with conservative Democrats in Texas seemed to have a perfect partner-in-waiting on the other side of the congressional aisle: the Blue Dog Democrats.
- —Michael Crowley, New Republic, 20 Aug. 2001
- In the House, the Blue Dogs, fifty-two conservative Democrats, also prevented health care legislation from coming to the House floor before the recess.
- —Elizabeth Drew, New York Review of Books, 22 Oct. 2009