A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 04, 2017
“What dog can tell the time?"/"A watch dog.”

A dog riddle is:

Q: What dog can tell time?
A: A watch dog.


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 1962.


30 June 1962, The Evening Republican (Columbus, IN), “Tom Trick” by Dale, pg. 2, col. 2:
WHAT KIND OF DOG CAN TELL TIME?
A WATCH DOG

18 June 1968, San Diego (CA) Union, “Fun Time—The Riddle Box” by A. Leokum, pg. A-10, col. 2:
What dog tells time?
A Watch dog.

2 September 1969, Austin (TX) Statesman, “Fun Time—The Riddle Box” by A. Leokum, pg. 24, col. 5:
What kind of dog tells time?
A watch dog.

20 January 1974, Sunday Herald Advertise (Boston, MA), comic sec., pg. ?, col. 1:
From ROBERT SAMALIS of Summerville:
What kind of dog can tell time?

30 August 1983, Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), “A Little Bit of Humor, The Bubble Gum Rapper, pg. 1, col. 2:
Jane: What kind of dog can tell time?
Karen: A watchdog!

30 April 1985, Philadelphia (PA) Daily News, “Sharla Feldscher’s Kidfun,” pg. 48:
What kind of dog can tell time?
A watch dog!- Jeffery Reis

Google Books
Amish Roots:
A Treasury of History, Wisdom, and Lore

Edited by John Andrew Hostetler
Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press
1989
Pg. 222:
What kind of dog can tell time? A watchdog.

Google BOoks
Pet Humor!
By Oliver Gaspirtz
Westhoff Publishing
2014
Pg. 30:
Q: What kind of dog tells time?
A: A watch dog.

Google Books
Jokes For Kids:
300 Funny Trick Questions For Kids

By Jim Hogan
Pronoun
2017
Pg. ?:
Q: What kind of dog tells time?
A: A watch dog.

Google Books
LOL: A Load of Laughs and Jokes for Kids
By Craig Yoe
New York, NY: Little Simon
2017
Pg. 19:
Q: What kind of dog can tell time?
A: A watch dog!

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1:43 PM - 27 Jun 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Monday, September 04, 2017 • Permalink