The big seal script for character Dog is
the left radical
means "Dog", or "Animal related".
Right part means "curve". The reason why ancient Chinese created the character Dog with this two parts is unclear.
The difference between another character for Dog
The small seal script for the character is
some similarity to its shell bone script.
Its clerical script is
not similar to the old scripts.
Its current standard printing script is
very similar to its clerical script.
Its pinyin is "Gou3".