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30th Nov '16 9:04:07 AM Sharlee
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* People who keep and love fancy rats often cite their more dog-like traits as why. Rats, like dogs, are very social, learn quickly, and share some of the same body language when interacting with humans, although their interactions with ''each other'' are less hierarchical and sometimes seem "backwards" (e.g. licking another rat to groom it shows ''dominance'', not submission).

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* People who keep and love fancy rats often cite their more dog-like traits as why. Rats, like dogs, are very social, learn quickly, and share some of the same body language that dogs use when interacting with humans, humans ... although their interactions with ''each other'' are less hierarchical and sometimes seem "backwards" (e.g. licking another rat to groom it shows ''dominance'', not submission).
30th Nov '16 9:03:19 AM Sharlee
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* People who keep and love fancy rats often cite their more dog-like traits as why. Rats, like dogs, are very social, learn quickly, and share some of the same body language when interacting with humans, although their interactions with ''each other'' are less hierarchical and sometimes seem "backwards" (e.g. licking another rat to groom it shows ''dominance'', not submission).
29th Nov '16 5:29:59 PM ElSquibbonator
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** Despite research with real animals and attempts to avoid it in ''Disney/TheLionKing'', it happens when Scar brings out a zebra leg for the hyenas. They promptly sat up and begged with their tongues hanging out like dogs. There's a bit of FridgeBrilliance when you realize it's to show he's domesticated ''them'' with {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry. Hyenas ''are'' technically distant cousins of dogs, but so distant they're also a little closer to being cats.

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** Despite research with real animals and attempts to avoid it in ''Disney/TheLionKing'', it happens when Scar brings out a zebra leg for the hyenas. They promptly sat up and begged with their tongues hanging out like dogs. There's a bit of FridgeBrilliance when you realize it's to show he's domesticated ''them'' with {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry. Hyenas ''are'' technically distant cousins of dogs, but so distant they're also a little even closer to being cats.



** However, Spike isn't intended to be the equivalent of a dog--we're shown that he's just as intelligent as the other dinosaur characters, but simply doesn't prefer to speak. The fact that when we see ''other'' stegosauruses in the sequels, they're perfectly articulate is proof of this. As with Url in Disney/{{Dinosaur}}, this has led to an AlternateCharacterInterpretation that Spike may be mentally challenged.

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** However, Spike isn't intended to be the equivalent of a dog--we're shown that he's just as intelligent as the other dinosaur characters, but simply doesn't prefer to speak. The This is proven by the fact that when we see ''other'' stegosauruses in the sequels, they're perfectly articulate (one is proof of this. As with Url in Disney/{{Dinosaur}}, this has led to an AlternateCharacterInterpretation that Spike may be mentally challenged.even a MotorMouth).
29th Nov '16 5:27:39 PM ElSquibbonator
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** However, Spike isn't intended to be the equivalent of a dog--we're shown that he's just as intelligent as the other dinosaur characters, but simply doesn't prefer to speak. The fact that when we see ''other'' stegosauruses in the sequels, they're perfectly articulate is proof of this. As with Url in Disney/{{Dinosaur}}, this has led to an AlternateCharacterInterpretation that Spike may be mentally challenged.
29th Nov '16 5:22:47 PM ElSquibbonator
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Dinosaurs (particularly sauropods) are the most common animal to fall to this, as a) nobody really knows their ''actual'' mannerisms, and 2) works featuring them tend to be in prehistoric times, before the domestication of the dog, making it possible to pass them off as the [[HorseOfADifferentColor setting's equivalent of a dog]].

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Dinosaurs (particularly sauropods) are the among most common animal animals to fall to this, as a) nobody really knows their ''actual'' mannerisms, and 2) works featuring them tend to be in prehistoric times, before the domestication of the dog, making it possible to pass them off as the [[HorseOfADifferentColor setting's equivalent of a dog]].
29th Nov '16 5:20:48 PM ElSquibbonator
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A variation of this trope is [[AllFlyersAreBirds the idea that all birds and other flying animals, whatever their species, will act like domestic species such as chickens or budgies.]]
29th Nov '16 5:16:04 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Data 7, the cyborg jaguar in WesternAnimation/Cybersix , displays a few doglike traits, including licking Cybersix's face on multiple occasions.

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* Data 7, the cyborg jaguar in WesternAnimation/Cybersix WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}} , displays a few doglike traits, including licking Cybersix's face on multiple occasions.
29th Nov '16 5:15:24 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Data 7, the cyborg jaguar in WesternAnimation/Cybersix, displays a few doglike traits, including licking Cybersix's face on multiple occasions.

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* Data 7, the cyborg jaguar in WesternAnimation/Cybersix, WesternAnimation/Cybersix , displays a few doglike traits, including licking Cybersix's face on multiple occasions.
29th Nov '16 5:14:22 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Data 7, the cyborg jaguar in WesternAnimation/Cybersix, displays a few doglike traits, including licking Cybersix's face on multiple occasions.



* It is very easy to mistake hyenas for a type of canine. They look mostly like dogs and are social like dogs, but are actually more closely related to large cats.

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* It is very easy to mistake hyenas for a type of canine. They look mostly like dogs and are social like dogs, but are actually more closely related to large mongooses and cats.



* This trope helps to explain why the CatsAreMean trope exists: people who are accustomed only to dog body language seem to frequently perceive cats as being cold or unemotional or weird. Cats are ''just'' as nice as dogs, but their body language is different. Whereas a dog wagging its tail is (often, but not always) a sign of a happy animal, a cat that's "wagging" its tail is either angry and should be left alone or concentrating on something. Cats will play fetch if you give them a reason, and are also generally smart enough to be trained for various tricks. There are some exceptions, such as a few breeds notable for having a high frequency of doglike behaviors including Manx, Ocicat, and Turkish Van.

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* This trope helps to explain why the CatsAreMean trope exists: people who are accustomed only to dog body language seem to frequently perceive cats as being cold or unemotional or weird. Cats are ''just'' as nice as dogs, but their body language is different. Whereas a dog wagging its tail is (often, but not always) a sign of a happy animal, a cat that's "wagging" its tail is either angry and should be left alone or concentrating on something. Cats will play fetch if you give them a reason, and are also generally smart enough to be trained for various tricks. There are some exceptions, such as a few breeds notable for having a high frequency of doglike behaviors including Manx, Ocicat, Maine Coon, and Turkish Van.
24th Nov '16 9:37:49 AM nombretomado
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* Tara tries to pass of FT as a dog in AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes as a LameExcuse for her pet tomato. Oddly no one's fooled. In the [[AnimatedAdaptation animated series]] the excuse that FT is ''Chad's'' dog is bought because AdultsAreUseless.

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* Tara tries to pass of FT as a dog in AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'' as a LameExcuse for her pet tomato. Oddly no one's fooled. In the [[AnimatedAdaptation animated series]] the excuse that FT is ''Chad's'' dog is bought because AdultsAreUseless.
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