Although these words ring true to the wonderfu…

Although these words ring true to the wonderful disposition of a dog, it is widely believed that William Shakespeare himself despised them.
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He mentioned the word DOGS hundreds of times in many of his plays mostly using the word as a metaphor as when he coined the phrases “dog will have his day” or “Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war”
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The impression from the numerous references Shakespeare made to dogs, is that, they were nothing but a nuisances in him. He believed dogs were dirty, dangerous, and not to be trusted even when they were being friendly. With partial exception of hound dogs that LORDS and ROYALS hunted with, he had very little use of dogs aside from utilizing them metaphorically in his writings.
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Not much is known about Shakespeare’s private life, but some have said he suffered a mauling from a dog at some point or maybe he never had a positive interaction with dogs.
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In the 16th and 17th centuries, Shakespearean England was known for its Gruesome Blood Sports involving animals. A popular sport was Bear Baiting, where a Bear is chained to his neck, de-clawed and dogs were let loose to attack and bring down the animal. It was believed that Queen Elizabeth I herself made appearances at the vicious spectacles. This cultural renaissance was spured on by the writings of Shakespeare.
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