dog·​dom | \ ˈdȯg-dəm How to pronounce dogdom (audio) \

Definition of dogdom

: the world of dogs or of dog fanciers

Examples of dogdom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But his bid for a Triple Crown of dogdom ended when he was topped by littermate Bourbon in the breed judging. Ben Walker, The Seattle Times, "Dachshunds get chance to break out of Westminster doghouse," 12 Feb. 2019 This study reinforces that idea and takes it back to nearly the beginning of dogdom. Washington Post, "Study provides clues to fate of early North American dogs," 5 July 2018 T&C was ringside to capture the wagging tails, the floppy ears, and the sheer love of all things canine that makes Westminster the biggest stage in all of dogdom. Town & Country, "Beagles Forever," 28 Feb. 2014

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First Known Use of dogdom

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Dogdom.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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