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7th Apr '18 12:09:05 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Dog-like VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} are usually based on specific dog breeds (Snubbull and Granbull are {{Bully Bulldog}}s, Furfrou is a standard poodle, Lillipup is a Yorkshire terrier), mythological creatures (Arcanine is based on [[Myth/JapaneseMythology the shisa]], Lucario on [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Anubis]]), or both (Houndour and especially Houndoom are doberman {{Hellhound}}s).

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* Dog-like VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} are usually based on specific dog breeds (Snubbull and Granbull are {{Bully Bulldog}}s, Furfrou is a standard poodle, Lillipup is a Yorkshire terrier), mythological creatures (Arcanine is based on [[Myth/JapaneseMythology the shisa]], Lucario on [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Anubis]]), or both (Houndour and especially Houndoom are doberman {{Hellhound}}s).
9th Mar '18 12:15:19 AM SeizureFerret
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Use of this trope in media is often criticized for causing [[PetFadStarter pet fads]]], with certain dog breeds becoming popular after a popular movie or show featuring the breed is released. When that happens, people sometimes try to make a quick buck by breeding as many of the dogs as they can, and they aren't always responsible about it. For instance, the popularity of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' is often blamed for many of the genetic problems that occur in Dalmatians today due to inbreeding.

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Use of this trope in media is often criticized for causing [[PetFadStarter pet fads]]], fads]], with certain dog breeds becoming popular after a popular movie or show featuring the breed is released. When that happens, people sometimes try to make a quick buck by breeding as many of the dogs as they can, and they aren't always responsible about it. For instance, the popularity of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' is often blamed for many of the genetic problems that occur in Dalmatians today due to inbreeding.
7th Mar '18 11:19:04 AM RoseAndHeather
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* Unless it's anything other than some type of "conformation show," most dog shows usually only allow purebred dogs to compete in them--but it's justified in that the whole point of a conformation dog show is to determine which individual dogs are the best examples of their particular breed (and then deciding which individual dog is ultimately "Best in Show").

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* Unless it's anything other than some type of "conformation show," most "Conformation" dog shows -- which is the type the public usually associates with the phrase 'dog show' -- usually only allow purebred dogs to compete in them--but them, but it's justified in that the whole point of a conformation dog show is to determine which individual dogs are the best examples of their particular breed (and then deciding which individual dog is ultimately "Best in Show").Show"). However, other types of dog shows, such as herding trials or obedience competitions, often allow mixed-breed dogs to compete.
6th Mar '18 11:02:17 PM Pichu-kun
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Use of this trope in media is often criticized for causing a [[TheRedStapler red stapler]] effect, with certain dog breeds becoming popular after a popular movie or show featuring the breed is released. When that happens, people sometimes try to make a quick buck by breeding as many of the dogs as they can, and they aren't always responsible about it. For instance, the popularity of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' is often blamed for many of the genetic problems that occur in dalmatians today due to inbreeding.

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Use of this trope in media is often criticized for causing a [[TheRedStapler red stapler]] effect, [[PetFadStarter pet fads]]], with certain dog breeds becoming popular after a popular movie or show featuring the breed is released. When that happens, people sometimes try to make a quick buck by breeding as many of the dogs as they can, and they aren't always responsible about it. For instance, the popularity of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' is often blamed for many of the genetic problems that occur in dalmatians Dalmatians today due to inbreeding.



* In ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', all the main canine characters (except for Dodger) are purebreds (including a Chihuahua and a Saluki).

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* In ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', all the main canine characters (except for Dodger) are purebreds (including a Chihuahua and a Saluki). Oliver himself may or may not be a purebred cat.



* Subverted in ''Literature/SurvivorDogs''. Almost no non-Leashed Dogs are purebred, and several of the ex-Leashed Dogs were mixes as well.

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* Subverted in ''Literature/SurvivorDogs''. Almost no non-Leashed Dogs are purebred, and several of the ex-Leashed Dogs (including the protagonist Lucky) were mixes as well.


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* In ''VideoGame/DogsLife'' you can control various dogs and almost all of them are purebred. The protagonist Jake is an American Foxhound and his love interest is a Labrador Retriever.


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* In some places, this might ''appear'' to be true. In many areas most dog owners have purebreds. This often leads to people asking "What breed is your dog?". With the decrease in popularity of pet stores and the increase in shelters (at least in America), however, owning mixed breed dogs is becoming more common.
4th Mar '18 5:20:18 PM Pichu-kun
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* Dante from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' is a random street-dog who just happens to be a purebred Xoloitzcuintli, which is a rare and expensive breed.
24th Feb '18 10:30:55 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/ADogsPurpose'' is about a dog who gets reincarnated repeatedly. All of his forms happen to be purebred.



* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'' canon this is subverted as no Clan cat has been described as a purebred. Some ''resemble'' purebreds, such as how Yellowfang resembles a Persian and Bluestar resembles a Russian Blue., however it's impossible for them to be pure as they're feral. Even the ex-kittypets all seem to be nondescript mixes. This doesn't stop fans from referring to certain characters as purebreds though. For example, Bluestar is frequently described as a Russian Blue however she has the wrong eye colour (blue instead of green) and isn't from a purebred Russian Blue lineage.

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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'' canon this is subverted as no Clan cat has been described as a purebred. Some ''resemble'' purebreds, such as how Yellowfang resembles a Persian and Bluestar resembles a Russian Blue., Blue, however it's impossible for them to be pure as due to the fact they're feral. Even the ex-kittypets all seem to be nondescript mixes. This doesn't stop fans (and even some of the writers) from referring to certain characters as purebreds though. For example, Bluestar is frequently described as a Russian Blue however she has the wrong eye colour (blue instead of green) and isn't from a purebred Russian Blue lineage.
31st Jan '18 11:40:24 AM tyrekecorrea
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* Of the three dogs in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' cast not of the FunnyAnimal variety, only the latest arrival, Killer, is purebred. Pal's breed is unknown, and Amigo is a Bulldog-Boxer mix. It comes up in one episode where it keeps all but Killer from competing in a dog show.
17th Jan '18 9:14:44 AM thatother1dude
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* Dog-like VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} are usually based on specific dog breeds (Snubbull and Granbull are {{Bully Bulldog}}s, Furfrou is a standard poodle, Lillipup is a Yorkshire terrier), mythological creatures (Arcanine is based on [[Myth/JapaneseMythology the shisa]], Lucario on [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Anbuis]]), or both (Houndour and especially Houndoom are doberman {{Hellhound}}s).

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* Dog-like VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} are usually based on specific dog breeds (Snubbull and Granbull are {{Bully Bulldog}}s, Furfrou is a standard poodle, Lillipup is a Yorkshire terrier), mythological creatures (Arcanine is based on [[Myth/JapaneseMythology the shisa]], Lucario on [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Anbuis]]), Anubis]]), or both (Houndour and especially Houndoom are doberman {{Hellhound}}s).
26th Dec '17 9:01:10 PM DesertDragon
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In RealLife, most dogs (whether stray, feral or pet) are mixed with two or more breeds--this is not so in many fictional universes. In TV shows and movies, most dogs and dog characters will be purebred. Even in cases where a purebred dog has a litter with a dog of another breed, [[GenderEqualsBreed the puppies will resemble only one of the parents]]. This is rather jarring in shelter and pound settings, where the large majority of dogs are mixed-breed. While there are stray purebreds in RealLife, they only make up a small portion of strays.

This happens for a few reasons. In live action works, studios often use multiple animals to play one animal character. This is a lot easier with a purebred dog, since there are many other individual animals that will look almost exactly the same. It's a lot harder to find "doubles" for a mixed-breed dog that has a more unique appearance. In other cases, studios believe that viewers will respond more positively to a dog of a recognizable breed. Said reason also helps fit into the matter of [[DogStereotype Breed Stereotypes]], in which they want the "girly" dog to be something like a poodle, a "mean" dog to be something like a Rottweiler or doberman, or other dog breeds often associated with certain traits.

Use of this trope in media is often criticized for causing a [[TheRedStapler red stapler]] effect, with certain dog breeds becoming popular after a popular movie or show featuring the breed is released. When that happens, people sometimes try to make a quick buck by breeding as many of the dogs as they can, and they aren't always responsible about it. For instance, the popularity of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' is often blamed for many of the genetic problems that occur in dalmatians today.

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In RealLife, most dogs (whether stray, feral or pet) are mixed with two or more breeds--this breeds; this is not so in many most fictional universes. In TV shows and movies, most the vast majority of dogs and dog characters will be purebred. Even in cases where a purebred dog has a litter with a dog of another breed, [[GenderEqualsBreed the puppies will resemble only one of the parents]]. This is rather jarring in shelter and pound settings, where parents, often implying that [[GenderEqualsBreed the large majority of dogs boys are mixed-breed. While there the ones resembling the father while the girls favor the mother]]. Needless to say, this is ''not'' how dog genetics work.

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are stray purebreds preferred in RealLife, they only make up a small portion of strays.

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the media for a few reasons. In live action works, studios often use multiple animals to play one animal character. This is a lot easier with a purebred dog, since there are many other individual animals that will look almost exactly the same. It's a lot harder to find "doubles" for a mixed-breed dog mutt that has a more unique appearance. In other cases, studios believe that viewers will respond more positively to a dog of a recognizable breed. Said reason also helps fit into the matter of [[DogStereotype Breed Stereotypes]], in which they want the "girly" dog to be something like a poodle, a "mean" dog to be something like a Rottweiler or doberman, or other dog breeds often associated with (that is, bred for) certain traits.

Use of this trope in media is often criticized for causing a [[TheRedStapler red stapler]] effect, with certain dog breeds becoming popular after a popular movie or show featuring the breed is released. When that happens, people sometimes try to make a quick buck by breeding as many of the dogs as they can, and they aren't always responsible about it. For instance, the popularity of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' is often blamed for many of the genetic problems that occur in dalmatians today.today due to inbreeding.
19th Dec '17 5:27:25 PM TMNTFanGirl
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In RealLife, most dogs, whether stray, feral, or pet, are mixed breed. This is not so in many fictional universes. In TV shows and movies, most dogs and dog characters will be purebred. Even in cases where a purebred dog has a litter with a dog of another breed, [[GenderEqualsBreed the puppies will resemble only one of the parents]]. This is rather jarring in shelter and pound settings, where the large majority of dogs are mixed-breed. While there are stray purebreds in RealLife, they only make up a small portion of strays.

This happens for a few reasons. In live action works, studios often use multiple animals to play one animal character. This is a lot easier with a purebred dog, since there are many other individual animals that will look almost exactly the same. It's a lot harder to find "doubles" for a mixed-breed dog that has a more unique appearance. In other cases, studios believe that viewers will respond more positively to a dog of a recognizable breed. Said reason also helps fit into the matter of [[DogStereotype Breed Stereotypes]], in which they want the "girly" dog to be a poodle, a "mean" dog to be a rottweiler, or other dog breeds often associated with certain traits.

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In RealLife, most dogs, whether dogs (whether stray, feral, feral or pet, pet) are mixed breed. This with two or more breeds--this is not so in many fictional universes. In TV shows and movies, most dogs and dog characters will be purebred. Even in cases where a purebred dog has a litter with a dog of another breed, [[GenderEqualsBreed the puppies will resemble only one of the parents]]. This is rather jarring in shelter and pound settings, where the large majority of dogs are mixed-breed. While there are stray purebreds in RealLife, they only make up a small portion of strays.

This happens for a few reasons. In live action works, studios often use multiple animals to play one animal character. This is a lot easier with a purebred dog, since there are many other individual animals that will look almost exactly the same. It's a lot harder to find "doubles" for a mixed-breed dog that has a more unique appearance. In other cases, studios believe that viewers will respond more positively to a dog of a recognizable breed. Said reason also helps fit into the matter of [[DogStereotype Breed Stereotypes]], in which they want the "girly" dog to be something like a poodle, a "mean" dog to be something like a rottweiler, Rottweiler or doberman, or other dog breeds often associated with certain traits.



* In ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', all the main canine characters are purebreds (including a Chihuahua and a Saluki) with the exception of Dodger.
* Other than the titular Tramp, many of the side characters in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' are purebred. The sequel follows this as well. In a case of GenderEqualsBreed, most of the Lady's litter are females that resemble purebred Cocker Spaniels, while the male puppy, Scamp, resembles his mongrel father.
* The Pixar film ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' has several dogs: one is a Golden Retriever, another is a Doberman, and the rest are all Bulldogs and other "bully breeds".

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* In ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', all the main canine characters (except for Dodger) are purebreds (including a Chihuahua and a Saluki) with the exception of Dodger.
Saluki).
* Other than the titular Tramp, many of the side characters in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' are purebred. The sequel follows this as well. In a case of GenderEqualsBreed, most three of the Lady's four puppies in Lady and Tramp's litter are females girls that resemble purebred Cocker Spaniels, look identical to their mother while the male puppy, Scamp, resembles sole boy-puppy looks identical to his mongrel father.
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* The Pixar film ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' has several dogs: one is a Golden Retriever, another is a Doberman, and the rest are all Bulldogs and other "bully breeds".breeds."



* Unless it's anything other than some type of "conformation show," most dog shows usually only allow purebred dogs to compete in them--but it's justified in that the whole point of a conformation dog show is to determine which individual dogs are the best examples of their particular breed.

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* Unless it's anything other than some type of "conformation show," most dog shows usually only allow purebred dogs to compete in them--but it's justified in that the whole point of a conformation dog show is to determine which individual dogs are the best examples of their particular breed.breed (and then deciding which individual dog is ultimately "Best in Show").
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