The ancient Israelites did not assume considerably of puppies, which is a disgrace due to the fact they do seem to be to have assumed much about them. Think of an epithet you would not want to have hurled at you, and some prophet or psalmist seems to have hurled it at the closest mutt. It is enough to make a pet dog lover cry.
Here’s Rabbi Judah Elijah Schochet: “The puppy is 1 of the several animals virtually invariably spoken of in damaging and derogatory terms [in Scripture]. There evidently was tiny individual relationship involving biblical man and the doggy. Puppies are described as currently being noisy (Psalms 59:7-14], greedy [Isaiah 56:11], stupid [Isaiah 56:10], filthy [Proverbs 26:11]… The time period ‘dog’ is utilized as an insult to individuals [I Kings 22:38]. In addition, ‘dog’ appears to have been a derogatory designation for male