Top 10 Most Common Phobias
Cynophobia: Fear of Dogs
Persons suffering from Cynophobia will do their best to avoid approaching or passing by a dog to the extent that they may stay at home to avoid dogs, because they are convinced that there is a possibility of harm. Some of them might just fear from a certain breed of dogs, so the fear factor related to Cynophobia varies.
Common symptoms include running away, freezing in terror, attempting to hide or crying. This phobia is often associated with specific personal experiences, such as being bitten by a dog during childhood. (Sources: Wikipedia, Phobias.About)