Are you the kind of person who knocks on wood or jumps over cracks in the sidewalk?
Some of the kookiest superstitions out there have to do with our favourite four legged friends.
See how many of these you know—the answer may surprise you!
A howling dog outside the house of a sick person was once thought to be an omen that they would die, especially if the dog was driven away and returned to howl again.
In India, there’s a belief that getting bitten by a dog will impregnate a human with puppies, who will give the human host rabies.
It’s been said that a dog walking between a courting couple indicates a quarrel will soon take place or the wedding may cancelled.
A dog who stares or growls at nothing is seeing a ghost. If you look between his ears you just might see the ghost, too.
In Scotland, there’s a belief that it’s good luck for a strange dog to follow you home—extra good luck if it’s a black dog.
When a strange dog enters your house, it’s a symbol of a new friendship.
If a dog retreats under a table or into a corner, bad weather is coming.
Keep a dog guarding the bedside of a sick or dying person to protect them from evil spirits.
In French tradition, if you step in dog poop with your left foot, good luck will surely follow.
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