Loyalty - We have all heard it,” dog is man’s best friend.” What's more, these animals are known for being loyal. If they accidentally run away, they always try to come home. They will remember you and love you. They won't judge you when you are at your worst, they are your friend until the end.
Friendship - This animal is known for being a loyal companion, as stated above. When you see a dog in artwork, it can often mean friendship. This is because, to some people, this animal symbolizes the ideal friend. One you can truly be yourself in front of without ever having to worry about what they think of you.
Protection - For thousands of years, humans have used dogs to help keep them and their families safe. This tradition continues all over the world today. Dogs will always protect its owner and home. Oftentimes, when a dog is present in artwork, especially a large dog, this is what it is representing.
Alertness - Dogs are used to keep watch because they have keen senses. Have you ever seen a guard dog lying down? In a split second, they can spring into action. This was especially characteristic of what a dog could symbolize in renaissance artwork during the 14th to 16th centuries.
Happiness - This animal is known for being very happy. When they get excited they wag their tails. They also can cheer up very easily. Have you have ever seen a puppy who is down in the dumps? Then they see a ball to chase and their disposition changes in an instant. This is a quality we can hope to imitate in our own lives. Remind yourself of this with some beautiful dog wall art!