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7th Jun '18 8:07:21 AM Pichu-kun
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* Guilmon (a fire-breathing, four foot dinosaur/dragon) in ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' acts just as friendly and curious as a young puppy, so much so that Takato's parents believed that he'd snuck home a real pet rather than a digital pet brought to life.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** One of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movies, ''Anime/PokemonRangerAndTheTempleOfTheSea'', had a family owning a Buizel [[EarlyBirdCameo even though the cast is still in Hoenn]]. The Buizel showed a particular liking to Max, and licked his face near the beginning. Interestingly, no other Buizel seen in the show ever acts like this.
** In the Kalos arc, the Rhyhorn that Serena's family use in races also act like big, affectionate puppies.
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* Guilmon (a fire-breathing, four foot dinosaur/dragon) in ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' acts just as friendly and curious as a young puppy, so much so that Takato's parents believed that he'd snuck home a real pet rather than a digital pet brought to life.



* ''{{Khumba}}'' has at least one instance of a African wild dog howling. African wild dogs, despite their name, are a different species than the domestic dog or wolf and do not howl. They don't even sound close to domestic dogs or wolves, instead they [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whh7mceEIGw make rather bizarre noises.]]

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* ''{{Khumba}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Khumba}}'' has at least one instance of a African wild dog howling. African wild dogs, despite their name, are a different species than the domestic dog or wolf and do not howl. They don't even sound close to domestic dogs or wolves, instead they [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whh7mceEIGw make rather bizarre noises.]]



* Donkey from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' is animated with a style of movement that combines traits from that of a dog and that of a donkey thanks to RuleOfFunny.
* The horses in ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'' sometimes act like a strange mix of horse, wolf, and [[CartoonyEyes human]].



* ''Sims 2: Pets'' has several examples worth mentioning:
** The wolves are pretty much just large dogs, some of which can turn your sim into a werewolf. Their aggression stats are maxed, they're more destructive and their friendly/unfriendly score is low, traits that tend to carry through to their descendants.
*** One of the horror movies your sims can choose to watch is a werewolf flick. The heroine starts playing fetch with the werewolf.

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* ''Sims 2: ''VideoGame/TheSims'':
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** ''VideoGame/TheSims2:
Pets'' has several examples worth mentioning:
** *** The wolves are pretty much just large dogs, some of which can turn your sim into a werewolf. Their aggression stats are maxed, they're more destructive and their friendly/unfriendly score is low, traits that tend to carry through to their descendants.
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descendants. One of the horror movies your sims can choose to watch is a werewolf flick. The heroine starts playing fetch with the werewolf.



** ''VideoGame/TheSims4'' does with foxes and raccoons, which are simply considered breeds of dogs and cats, respectfully.



* ''VideoGame/TheSims4'' does with foxes and raccoons, which are simply considered breeds of dogs and cats, respectfully.
* ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'' features a mission in which you must help feed a snow leopard fish, after which it will follow you back to its owner. If you stop moving at this point, the leopard will sit down like a dog and begin to purr.

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* ''VideoGame/TheSims4'' does with foxes and raccoons, which are simply considered breeds of dogs and cats, respectfully.
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''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'':
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''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'' features a mission in which you must help feed a snow leopard fish, after which it will follow you back to its owner. If you stop moving at this point, the leopard will sit down like a dog and begin to purr.



* As mentioned, Chain-Chomps in the ''Mario'' series bark and behave like dogs, one even thanking Mario by giving him a Star if you let him off his leash. It's rumored that Miyamoto got the idea to make Chain-Chomps when he was almost mauled by a dog as a little boy, and was only saved when the canine's leash turned out to be just too short to reach him.
* Averted in ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'', many of the wyverns and dragons have feline characteristics, rather than canine. Tigrex, Nargacuga, Teostra, and Lunastra spring readily to mind. Your character plays the part of the cat's favorite ball of string.

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* As mentioned, Chain-Chomps in the ''Mario'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series bark and behave like dogs, one even thanking Mario by giving him a Star if you let him off his leash. It's rumored that Miyamoto got the idea to make Chain-Chomps when he was almost mauled by a dog as a little boy, and was only saved when the canine's leash turned out to be just too short to reach him.
* Averted in ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'', many ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'':
** Averted. Many
of the wyverns and dragons have feline characteristics, rather than canine. Tigrex, Nargacuga, Teostra, and Lunastra spring readily to mind. Your character plays the part of the cat's favorite ball of string.



** The anime does this too. One of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movies, ''Anime/PokemonRangerAndTheTempleOfTheSea'', had a family owning a Buizel [[EarlyBirdCameo even though the cast is still in Hoenn]]. The Buizel showed a particular liking to Max, and licked his face near the beginning. Interestingly, no other Buizel seen in the show ever acts like this. In the Kalos arc, the Rhyhorn that Serena's family use in races also act like big, affectionate puppies.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Batman and Catwoman encounter a vicious black panther. When Catwoman tames it, it starts playfully licking her like a dog. Though big cats do this as a sign of affection, their tongues are so rough that bare human skin will ''bleed'' from getting licked too much; think of how rough and ticklish a ''house cat's'' tongue is when it licks you, and multiply that several times. The saber-toothed cat that appears later on in this episode does the same thing.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
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Batman and Catwoman encounter a vicious black panther. When Catwoman tames it, it starts playfully licking her like a dog. Though big cats do this as a sign of affection, their tongues are so rough that bare human skin will ''bleed'' from getting licked too much; think of how rough and ticklish a ''house cat's'' tongue is when it licks you, and multiply that several times. The saber-toothed cat that appears later on in this episode does the same thing.
** Harley Quinn owns rather dog-like hyenas.



** Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'' series makes the same mistake, and on the same species to boot.

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** * Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'' series makes the same mistake, mistake as ''Batman Beyond'', and on the same species to boot.



* Donkey from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' is animated with a style of movement that combines traits from that of a dog and that of a donkey thanks to RuleOfFunny.
** Similarly, the horses in ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'' sometimes act like a strange mix of horse, wolf, and [[CartoonyEyes human]].



* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' when Milhouse confuses a ''horseshoe crab'' with a dog after losing his glasses and pets it, causing the [[StarfishAlien strange ancient sea creature]] to... [[UglyCute cutely wag its tail]].

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Paroded
when Milhouse confuses a ''horseshoe crab'' with a dog after losing his glasses and pets it, causing the [[StarfishAlien strange ancient sea creature]] to... [[UglyCute cutely wag its tail]].



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' plays with this trope. Sometimes the ponies exhibit very equine behaviour (such as snorting noisily when angry or pawing at the ground), but at other times they behave more like humans, dogs or other animals (even fainting goats). Oddly, when they are poised to run, they crouch like dogs, but when they're actually running, they gallop like horses.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** The series
plays with this trope. Sometimes the ponies exhibit very equine behaviour (such as snorting noisily when angry or pawing at the ground), but at other times they behave more like humans, dogs or other animals (even fainting goats). Oddly, when they are poised to run, they crouch like dogs, but when they're actually running, they gallop like horses.



* In the [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants SpongeBob]] universe, worms are the equivalent of dogs. They do things like barking and playing fetch. Snails, likewise, behave like cats.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
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In the [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants SpongeBob]] ''[=SpongeBob=]'' universe, worms are the equivalent of dogs. They do things like barking and playing fetch. Snails, likewise, behave like cats.
7th Jun '18 7:43:14 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/{{Survivor|Dog}}s}}'' stars a group of stray and pet dogs who are forced to live on their own after the humans evacuate the area. One of the main characters of the first arc is Alpha, a wolf-dog raised amongst wolves. Alpha and other wolves are treated as more wild and aggressive dogs, more than wolves.

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* ''Literature/{{Survivor|Dog}}s}}'' ''Literature/{{Survivor|Dogs}}s'' stars a group of stray and pet dogs who are forced to live on their own after the humans evacuate the area. One of the main characters of the first arc is Alpha, a wolf-dog raised amongst wolves. Alpha and other wolves are treated as more wild and aggressive dogs, more than wolves.
7th Jun '18 7:39:13 AM Pichu-kun
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* Averted in Creator/GordonRDickson's novel ''Wolf and Iron''. In the foreword, the author relates that the original short story had the titular wolf acting like a dog. A reviewer gave him grief about it, so when he expanded it to a novel he made the wolf more, uh, wolflike.
** ''Wolf and Iron'' was originally a 1974 short story, "In Iron Years". There, the creature really was a dog.

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* Averted in Creator/GordonRDickson's novel ''Wolf and Iron''. In the foreword, the author relates that the original short story had the titular wolf acting like a dog. A reviewer gave him grief about it, so when he expanded it to a novel he made the wolf more, uh, wolflike.
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wolflike. ''Wolf and Iron'' was originally a 1974 short story, "In Iron Years". There, the creature really was a dog.


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* ''Literature/{{Survivor|Dog}}s}}'' stars a group of stray and pet dogs who are forced to live on their own after the humans evacuate the area. One of the main characters of the first arc is Alpha, a wolf-dog raised amongst wolves. Alpha and other wolves are treated as more wild and aggressive dogs, more than wolves.
3rd Jun '18 3:18:27 PM pidget_spinner
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E8GemHarvest Gem Harvest]]", Steven casually brings a pumpkin to life, and the pumpkin (named "Pumpkin") runs around and barks like a dog. Pumpkin is adopted by Lapis and Peridot, and is seen in later episodes.
20th May '18 3:05:07 PM Tarbtano
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* If you think having a wolf as a pet would be awesome, you'd better be able to give it a few kilograms of (raw) meat, a large and SECURE area to live in, another canine companion, AND make sure you can handle an animal who will challenge your authority as soon as it grows up. And don't even try leaving your kids or anyone else's alone with it, which almost always meets a tragic end. In well-educated and able hands, a wolf might make a great companion -- but for most of people, i.e. a vast, '''vast''' majority of people, it's best to stick with the already tame wlf lineage refined through thousands of years of selecting breeding called ''dogs''.

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* If you think having a wolf as a pet would be awesome, you'd better be able to give it a few kilograms of (raw) meat, a large and SECURE area to live in, another canine companion, AND make sure you can handle an animal who will challenge your authority as soon as it grows up. And don't even try leaving your kids or anyone else's alone with it, which almost always meets a tragic end. In well-educated and able hands, a wolf might make a great companion -- but for most of people, i.e. a vast, '''vast''' majority of people, it's best to stick with the already tame wlf wolf lineage refined through thousands of years of selecting breeding called ''dogs''.
20th May '18 3:04:48 PM Tarbtano
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* If you think having a wolf as a pet would be awesome, you'd better be able to give it a few kilograms of (raw) meat, a large and SECURE area to live in, another canine companion, AND make sure you can handle an animal who will challenge your authority as soon as it grows up. And don't even try leaving your kids or anyone else's alone with it, which almost always meets a tragic end. In well-educated and able hands, a wolf might make a great companion -- but for most people, it's best to stick with dogs.

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* If you think having a wolf as a pet would be awesome, you'd better be able to give it a few kilograms of (raw) meat, a large and SECURE area to live in, another canine companion, AND make sure you can handle an animal who will challenge your authority as soon as it grows up. And don't even try leaving your kids or anyone else's alone with it, which almost always meets a tragic end. In well-educated and able hands, a wolf might make a great companion -- but for most of people, i.e. a vast, '''vast''' majority of people, it's best to stick with dogs.the already tame wlf lineage refined through thousands of years of selecting breeding called ''dogs''.
19th May '18 1:25:54 PM costanton11
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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama World Tour]]'' when local DeadpanSnarker Noah suddenly starts treating a Sasquatch like a dog, playing the 'invisible ball' game by miming playing catch, the Sasquatch immediately drops down onto four legs and starts panting happily like a dog, Noah then pretends to throw the imaginary ball off-scree to lure the Sasquatch away from his team. Somehow, it works, with Noah explaining that it always worked on his dog back home.

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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama World Tour]]'' Tour'' when local DeadpanSnarker Noah suddenly starts treating a Sasquatch like a dog, playing the 'invisible ball' game by miming playing catch, the Sasquatch immediately drops down onto four legs and starts panting happily like a dog, Noah then pretends to throw the imaginary ball off-scree to lure the Sasquatch away from his team. Somehow, it works, with Noah explaining that it always worked on his dog back home.
19th May '18 12:29:31 PM Gideoncrawle
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* Used in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama World Tour]]'' when local DeadpanSnarker Noah suddenly starts treating a Sasquatch like a dog, playing the 'invisible ball' game by miming playing catch, the Sasquatch immediately drops down onto four legs and starts panting happily like a dog, Noah then pretends to throw the imaginary ball off-scree to lure the Sasquatch away from his team. Somehow, it works, with Noah explaining that it always worked on his dog back home.
** Happens InUniverse in the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' where [=MacArthur=] tries to tame a rhino by pretending that it's a dog.

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* Used in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama World Tour]]'' when local DeadpanSnarker Noah suddenly starts treating a Sasquatch like a dog, playing the 'invisible ball' game by miming playing catch, the Sasquatch immediately drops down onto four legs and starts panting happily like a dog, Noah then pretends to throw the imaginary ball off-scree to lure the Sasquatch away from his team. Somehow, it works, with Noah explaining that it always worked on his dog back home.
** Happens InUniverse in the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' where * In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'', [=MacArthur=] tries to tame a rhino by pretending that it's a dog.
18th May '18 6:50:47 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''"[[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/18p2 I just realized I have no idea if kittens do that. I'm drawing this cat as if it were my dog.]]"''

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->''"[[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/18p2 I ->''"I just realized I have no idea if kittens do that. I'm drawing this cat as if it were my dog.]]"''"''
16th May '18 1:46:26 PM Ninamarie124
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* In the ''WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Birthday Boy," Wander is able to save himself from a charging bull-like creature by offering it dog biscuits, causing it to react like a friendly puppy.

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* In the ''WanderOverYonder'' ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Birthday Boy," Wander is able to save himself from a charging bull-like creature by offering it dog biscuits, causing it to react like a friendly puppy.
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