The prohibition against keeping a dog except for hunting, herding or farming

Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)

by Imam Nawawi

306. Chapter: The prohibition against keeping a dog except for hunting, herding or farming

1688. Ibn 'Umar said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, 'If anyone acquires a dog - except one for hunting or herding - his reward is decreased by two qirats every day.'" [Agreed upon]

1689. Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Someone who keeps a dog loses a qirat of his actions every day - unless it is a farm dog or cattle dog.". [Agreed upon]

In a variant of Muslim, "If anyone acquires a dog which is not for hunting, herds or the earth, his reward is decreased by two qirats every day."