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24th Jul '16 10:17:43 AM nombretomado
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* In a classic ''{{Casper}}'' cartoon, a baby fox behaves exactly like a puppy.

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* In a classic ''{{Casper}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Casper}}'' cartoon, a baby fox behaves exactly like a puppy.
19th Jul '16 2:45:34 AM valar55
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** Malamutes in particular have been bred to be family dogs for millennia, so despite their size, they can easily be trained to be great with children. But they ARE pack dogs, so make sure the dog knows you're in charge, or it will soon be. Wolf-dogs (Crossbreed between wolves and domestic dogs) often tend towards the former behavior rather than the latter. They don't need special feeding or as much room, but you WILL be responding to constant challenges to your authority and have to reassert your dominance on a routine basis.

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** Malamutes in particular have been bred to be family dogs for millennia, so despite their size, they can easily be trained to be great with children. But they ARE pack dogs, so make sure the dog knows you're in charge, or it ''it'' will soon be. Wolf-dogs (Crossbreed between wolves and domestic dogs) often tend towards the former behavior rather than the latter. They don't need special feeding or as much room, but you WILL be responding to constant challenges to your authority and have to reassert your dominance on a routine basis.
2nd Jul '16 12:36:43 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', Pewku the Ussal Crab had a tendency to pounce on Takua and lick his face.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', Pewku the Ussal Crab had a tendency to pounce on Takua and lick his face.
29th Jun '16 6:22:44 PM Doug86
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* YoungWizards, in ''Wizards of Mars'', has giant alien scorpion creatures that behave like pet dogs in every way their physiology allows. Justified in that they're ''alien'' creatures and probably have a similar shared history with their dominant species as dogs do with humans.

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* YoungWizards, Literature/YoungWizards, in ''Wizards of Mars'', has giant alien scorpion creatures that behave like pet dogs in every way their physiology allows. Justified in that they're ''alien'' creatures and probably have a similar shared history with their dominant species as dogs do with humans.



* ''{{Series/Bones}}'' often fails at animal behavior in ways similar to this, including Dr. Brennan picking up a (presumably wild) mother rat from the corpse of a victim without being savagely attacked by it, and the "feral" cats eating a victim's corpse not only not scattering the moment a human arrives on the scene, but allowing themselves to be picked up. While it fails slightly less with the opossum eating a victim's corpse in another episode, there's still the fact that the opossum would remain in the "playing dead" state for a fairly long time (sometimes hours) before coming out of it. It wouldn't simply wake up and trundle off as in the show.

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* ''{{Series/Bones}}'' ''Series/{{Bones}}'' often fails at animal behavior in ways similar to this, including Dr. Brennan picking up a (presumably wild) mother rat from the corpse of a victim without being savagely attacked by it, and the "feral" cats eating a victim's corpse not only not scattering the moment a human arrives on the scene, but allowing themselves to be picked up. While it fails slightly less with the opossum eating a victim's corpse in another episode, there's still the fact that the opossum would remain in the "playing dead" state for a fairly long time (sometimes hours) before coming out of it. It wouldn't simply wake up and trundle off as in the show.
17th Jun '16 10:04:41 PM Nire
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* Raccoons are distantly descended from Tanuki dogs who emigrated from East Asia to America during the Ice Age, but have evolved along quite differently. The nature of America's fauna meant raccoons needed to adapt to climb trees to escape larger predators, and for food and shelter. As a result, raccoons are generally smaller than dogs (though can get reasonably big), have handlike paws which they can pick stuff up with and have slightly moveable fingers (though they are still slightly webbed), developed a diet which was not as reliant on land mammals as dogs usually were, as they could pick fruit off trees and catch fish with their hands as well. These are characteristics they have in common with bears (and were culturally thought of as being related to), and cats respectively, although they are not directly related to either. Raccoons have, for many years, coexisted where humans live, and are quite friendly towards humans and often successful at begging for food (they use the same expression for begging that dogs do). Like foxes, they can have destructive qualities that cause them to be regarded as pests. It isn't hard to partly domesticate a raccoon provided you raise them from birth and they get their own independence after a couple of years. Raccoons act quite doglike if you give them food and shelter. You can pet them, play fetch with them, go fishing with them, and they will lick you. If you're really good you can tell them to 'sit' as well, but this isn't too effective unless you're promising them food if they do. A raccoon can spend days or weeks in the wild and return to your house for shelter when it feels like it.

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* Raccoons are distantly descended from Tanuki dogs who emigrated from East Asia to America during the Ice Age, but have evolved along quite differently. The nature of America's fauna meant raccoons needed to adapt to climb trees to escape larger predators, and for food and shelter. As a result, raccoons are generally smaller than dogs (though can get reasonably big), have handlike paws which they can pick stuff up with and have slightly moveable fingers (though they are still slightly webbed), developed a diet which was not as reliant on land mammals as dogs usually were, as they could pick fruit off trees and catch fish with their hands as well. These are characteristics they have in common with bears (and were culturally thought of as being related to), and cats respectively, although they are not directly related to either. Raccoons have, for many years, coexisted where humans live, and are quite friendly towards humans and often successful at begging for food (they use the same expression for begging that dogs do). Like foxes, they can have destructive qualities that cause them to be regarded as pests. It isn't hard to partly domesticate a raccoon provided you raise them from birth and they get their own independence after a couple of years. Raccoons act quite doglike if you give them food and shelter. You can pet them, play fetch with them, go fishing with them, and they will lick you. If you're really good you can tell them to 'sit' as well, but this isn't too effective unless you're promising them food if they do. A raccoon can spend days or weeks in the wild and return to your house for shelter when it feels like it.
17th Jun '16 5:45:25 AM erforce
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* The Klaptraps in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' behave like dogs, a characteristic not seen in any prior incarnations.
** In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' 1 and 2, Rambi the rhino pants like a dog if you let him stand still for a few seconds. The armadillo enemy Army also does this in the first game.

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''
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The Klaptraps in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' behave like dogs, a characteristic not seen in any prior incarnations.
** In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' 1 ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'' and 2, ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'', Rambi the rhino pants like a dog if you let him stand still for a few seconds. The armadillo enemy Army also does this in the first game.
17th May '16 8:46:09 PM Enchanter468
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* Subverted in ''Franchise/JurassicPark''. Nedry, trying to pull his jeep out of the mud, encounters a Dilophosaurus, which he regards as nonthreatening and rather cute but stupid. He tries to throw a stick and play 'fetch' with it, but the dinosaur simply watches the stick fly away with mild interest, then turns back to Nedry. [[spoiler:Turns out it's not stupid - it's hungry. [[KillerRabbit And it's a carnivore. Nedry was incorrect when he told the dinosaur that he had no food.]]]]
** Played straight in ''Film/JurassicWorld'', though. Owen's raptor pack behaves like a pack of canines- with Owen as the alpha, and Blue as the beta. They respond to Owen's verbal and visual training cues just like canines would. They even beg for food and eat it just like dogs do- as well as wag their tails. Of course, velociraptors are speculated to have been pack hunters like wolves.

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* Subverted in ''Franchise/JurassicPark''. Nedry, trying to pull his jeep out of the mud, encounters a Dilophosaurus, ''Dilophosaurus'', which he regards as nonthreatening and rather cute but stupid. He tries to throw a stick and play 'fetch' with it, but the dinosaur [[RealityEnsues does what any reptile or bird would do]]: it simply watches the stick fly away with mild interest, then turns back to Nedry. [[spoiler:Turns out it's not stupid - it's hungry. [[KillerRabbit And it's a carnivore. Nedry was incorrect when he told the dinosaur that he had no food.]]]]
** Played straight in ''Film/JurassicWorld'', though. Owen's raptor pack behaves like a pack of canines- with Owen as the alpha, and Blue as the beta. They respond to Owen's verbal and visual training cues just like canines would. They even beg for food and eat it just like dogs do- as well as wag their tails. Of course, velociraptors ''Deinonychus'' (what the movie raptors are actually called) are speculated to have been pack hunters like wolves.
30th Apr '16 10:11:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBackyardigans'' has a couple of examples, such as the Angriest Clam (called "Clammy" by Pablo) during "Legend of the Volcano Sisters", and Boy during "Caveman's Best Friend".

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* ''TheBackyardigans'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' has a couple of examples, such as the Angriest Clam (called "Clammy" by Pablo) during "Legend of the Volcano Sisters", and Boy during "Caveman's Best Friend".



* In the pilot episode of ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', a walrus starts licking one of the Planeteers' faces around the end.

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* In the pilot episode of ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', a walrus starts licking one of the Planeteers' faces around the end.
28th Apr '16 10:33:23 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "The Egg" on ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'', the baby dragon, "Skippy," that hatches from the egg which Goldie & Bear discover barks, wags his tail, plays fetch, and otherwise generally behaves like a dog.
25th Apr '16 4:28:56 PM maximsk
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* They can travel long distances at a slow trot. (Lots of animals can sprint, but very few can keep going for more than a few minutes. Wolves are among the best distance runners on the planet. So are humans... at least, [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife we were until we started sitting in front of computer monitors all day.]]

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* They can travel long distances at a slow trot. (Lots of animals can sprint, but very few can keep going for more than a few minutes. Wolves are among the best distance runners on the planet. So are humans... at least, [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife we were until we started sitting in front of computer monitors all day.]]]])
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