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29th Mar '16 3:45:17 PM Pichu-kun
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* 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 are purebreds (including a chihuahua Chihuahua and a saluki) 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, 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, Doberman, and the rest are all bulldogs Bulldogs and other "bully breeds".



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' is a [[RareFemaleExample rare cat example.]] The majority of the characters have defined breeds.
** Oddly, the breed known as the European Shorthair seems to be occasionally used to refer to cats that aren't purebred, when the proper term would be Domestic Shorthair/Longhair, or Moggy. It's unknown if this is a translation hiccup, a mistake on the author's part, or intentional, or catbreeding marching on (the series began in 89, many breeds changed since), but it makes it uncertain whether or not all the cats really are purebred.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' is a [[RareFemaleExample rare cat example.]] The majority of the characters have defined breeds.
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breeds. Oddly, the breed known as the European Shorthair seems to be occasionally used to refer to cats that aren't purebred, when the proper term would be Domestic Shorthair/Longhair, or Moggy. It's unknown if this is a translation hiccup, a mistake on the author's part, or intentional, or catbreeding marching on (the series began in 89, many breeds changed since), but it makes it uncertain whether or not all the cats really are purebred.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Nintendogs}}'' and similar games, the dogs are generally purebred.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Nintendogs}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Nintendogs}}'', and other similar dog sim games, the dogs are generally purebred.
29th Mar '16 9:19:04 AM thatother1dude
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* Iggy from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' is a random street dog who just happens to be a purebred Boston terrier.
15th Mar '16 2:55:41 PM StFan
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* Most of the dogs in ''Film/HotelForDogs'' are purebred, which is a little jarring considering all the dogs in the movie are supposed to be strays.
* ''Film/CatsAndDogs'' uses purebred dogs for their main characters along with side and background characters.

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* Most of the dogs in ''Film/HotelForDogs'' are purebred, which is a little jarring considering all the dogs in the movie are supposed to be strays.
* ''Film/CatsAndDogs'' uses purebred dogs for their main characters along with side and background characters.

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* 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.

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* Other than the titular Tramp, many of the side characters in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' are purebred.
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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.



* Averted in ''Animation/RoadsideRomeo.'' Except for Charlie Anna (a bulldog), none of the cast appear to be purebred. This is actually rather surprising in Romeo's case, since he started out as the pampered dog of an obviously wealthy family before being abandoned - one might expect such a family to get a pedigreed pet.

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* Averted in ''Animation/RoadsideRomeo.'' Except for Charlie Anna (a bulldog), none of the cast appear to be purebred. This is actually rather surprising in Romeo's case, since he started out as the pampered dog of an obviously wealthy family before being abandoned - -- one might expect such a family to get a pedigreed pet.




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* ''Film/{{Benji}}'' is probably the most famous aversion to this trope, being a mixed-breed shelter dog. In fact, the original producer wanted to use a shelter dog to play Benji in hopes of raising awareness about the plight of abandoned and unwanted dogs.
* Most of the dogs in ''Film/HotelForDogs'' are purebred, which is a little jarring considering all the dogs in the movie are supposed to be strays.
* ''Film/CatsAndDogs'' uses purebred dogs for their main characters along with side and background characters.
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* ''Series/{{Benji}}'' is probably the most famous aversion to this trope, being a mixed-breed shelter dog. In fact, the original producer wanted to use a shelter dog to play Benji in hopes of raising awareness about the plight of abandoned and unwanted dogs.

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* In ''{{Nintendogs}}'' and similar games, the dogs are generally purebred.

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* In ''{{Nintendogs}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Nintendogs}}'' and similar games, the dogs are generally purebred.




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15th Jan '16 3:38:10 AM Anddrix
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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 [[ViewersAreMorons 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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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 [[ViewersAreMorons respond more positively to a dog of a recognizable breed]].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.
10th Jan '16 3:45:59 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* Conformation dog shows will only allow purebred dogs to enter. Justified, since the entire point is to determine which individual dogs are the best examples of the breed.

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* Conformation Unless it's a special kind of dog show for mixed breeds or anything other than a "conformation show," most types of dog shows will usually only allow purebred dogs to enter. compete in them. Justified, since the entire point is to determine which individual dogs are the best examples of the their breed.
26th Sep '15 10:28:49 AM Malitia
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* As in the book, ''{{Felidae}}'' features mostly purebred cats (though you wouldn't know it from the art style).

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* As in the book, ''{{Felidae}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' features mostly purebred cats (though you wouldn't know it from the art style).



* ''{{Felidae}}'' is a [[RareFemaleExample rare cat example.]] The majority of the characters have defined breeds.
** Oddly, the breed known as the European Shorthair seems to be occasionally used to refer to cats that aren't purebred, when the proper term would be Domestic Shorthair/Longhair, or Moggy. It's unknown if this is a translation hiccup, a mistake on the author's part, or intentional, but it makes it uncertain whether or not all the cats really are purebred.

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* ''{{Felidae}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' is a [[RareFemaleExample rare cat example.]] The majority of the characters have defined breeds.
** Oddly, the breed known as the European Shorthair seems to be occasionally used to refer to cats that aren't purebred, when the proper term would be Domestic Shorthair/Longhair, or Moggy. It's unknown if this is a translation hiccup, a mistake on the author's part, or intentional, or catbreeding marching on (the series began in 89, many breeds changed since), but it makes it uncertain whether or not all the cats really are purebred.
11th Sep '15 7:02:36 AM thatother1dude
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* Obscure anime ''Massugu ni Ikou'' averts this as a plot point: Mametarou feels a lot of anxiety about being a mixed-breed dog when all of his friends are pedigrees. When he finally admits his status to his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} girlfriend Hanako, [[spoiler: she happily responds, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "Then I'll be a crossbreed, too!"]]]]
** As for Hanako, who is a purebred Kishu Inu, she brings an interesting wrinkle to the trope that's very much TruthInTelevision but very rarely mentioned in fiction: she's from an old and highly-prized line, but her proportions aren't quite ideal for the breed and so she was removed from the breeding program. It's not too uncommon for breeders in RealLife to do this, keeping only the animals closest to the breed standard and selling the others as pets (often at a much lower price than a "show quality" animal would go for).

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* Obscure anime ''Massugu ni Ikou'' averts this as a plot point: Mametarou feels a lot of anxiety about being a mixed-breed dog when all of his friends are pedigrees. When he finally admits his status to his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} girlfriend Hanako, [[spoiler: she happily responds, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "Then I'll be a crossbreed, too!"]]]]
** As for Hanako, who
too!"]]]] Hanako herself is a purebred Kishu Inu, but she brings an interesting wrinkle to the trope that's very much TruthInTelevision but very rarely mentioned in fiction: she's from an old and highly-prized line, but her proportions aren't quite ideal for the breed and so she was removed from the breeding program. It's not too uncommon for breeders in RealLife to do this, keeping only the animals closest to the breed standard and selling the others as pets (often at a much lower price than a "show quality" animal would go for).
17th Oct '14 9:21:06 AM MarqFJA
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Use of this trope in media is often criticized for causing a TheRedStapler 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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Use of this trope in media is often criticized for causing a TheRedStapler Effect, [[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.
30th Apr '14 2:38:34 PM Aiguille
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* Averted in ''RoadsideRomeo.'' Except for Charlie Anna (a bulldog), none of the cast appear to be purebred. This is actually rather surprising in Romeo's case, since he started out as the pampered dog of an obviously wealthy family before being abandoned - one might expect such a family to get a pedigreed pet.

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* Averted in ''RoadsideRomeo.''Animation/RoadsideRomeo.'' Except for Charlie Anna (a bulldog), none of the cast appear to be purebred. This is actually rather surprising in Romeo's case, since he started out as the pampered dog of an obviously wealthy family before being abandoned - one might expect such a family to get a pedigreed pet.
5th Feb '14 3:32:08 PM Ruise
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* Another cat example exists in ''The Wild Road'' by Gabriel King. Tag is a Burmilla, based off the author's cat Iggy. Ragnar, the King of cats, is a Norwegian Forest Cat based on his cat Finn. Pertelot, the Queen of cats, is an Egyptian Mau. And Sealink is a Maine Coon. However, Magicou, Cy and Mousebreath are not purebred.
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