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15th Jun '16 8:44:25 PM Doug86
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* Lockjaw, ''ComicBook/TheInhumans''' teleporting dog in MarvelComics. And Puppy, his offspring, who was briefly owned by [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Franklin Richards]], before disappearing into ComicBookLimbo.

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* Lockjaw, ''ComicBook/TheInhumans''' teleporting dog in MarvelComics.Creator/MarvelComics. And Puppy, his offspring, who was briefly owned by [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Franklin Richards]], before disappearing into ComicBookLimbo.
8th May '16 4:12:53 PM Willbyr
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1st May '16 2:21:02 PM Gamermaster
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* Alisa's mansion in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has many of these, [[CatDogDichotomoy in contrast to her best friend Suzuka's]], [[CuteKitten which is filled with kittens]].

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* Alisa's mansion in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has many of these, [[CatDogDichotomoy [[CatDogDichotomy in contrast to her best friend Suzuka's]], [[CuteKitten which is filled with kittens]].
1st May '16 2:20:28 PM Gamermaster
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* Alisa's mansion in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has many of these, [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl in contrast to her best friend Suzuka's]], [[CuteKitten which is filled with kittens]].

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* Alisa's mansion in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has many of these, [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl [[CatDogDichotomoy in contrast to her best friend Suzuka's]], [[CuteKitten which is filled with kittens]].
24th Apr '16 1:45:14 PM eroock
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* ''Film/MustLoveDogs'': Mother Theresa, a Newfoundland who is afraid of water (very unusual for the breed).

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* ''Film/MustLoveDogs'': Mother Theresa, Teresa, a Newfoundland who is afraid of water (very unusual for the breed).
18th Mar '16 9:11:03 PM Seanette
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* Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Cujo}}'', twisted cruelly when he turns rabid. A portion of the horror of the book is seeing Cujo's simple thoughts warp as the rabies drives him mad. Hilariously, the film version had a genuine problem with the TruthInTelevision: Try as they might, the filmmakers just couldn't make a real St. Bernard act convincingly aggressive, so they disguised a Rottweiler for the more aggressive scenes; and even then, they had to tape the dog's tail to his leg to that it wouldn't wag.
* His novel ''UnderTheDome'', with its ensemble cast, contains a few. Audrey, a golden retriever, warns one family when their daughter has seizures. Clover, a German Shepard, also plays happily with the children before he shows the darker side of this trope when his master is pushed down stairs...
* Kojak from ''Literature/TheStand'', an Irish Setter in the novel and a mixed breed (mostly Labrador Retriever) in the film. "If all things serve the will of God, maybe that goes for big dumb dogs, too."
* A sad version in ''Literature/{{IT}}'', also by Creator/StephenKing. Mike's dog, Mr. Chips, is so friendly he [[spoiler: eats the poisoned treats that Henry Bowers feeds him. He even wags his tail as he's dying.]]

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''Literature/{{Cujo}}'', twisted cruelly when he turns rabid. A portion of the horror of the book is seeing Cujo's simple thoughts warp as the rabies drives him mad. Hilariously, the film version had a genuine problem with the TruthInTelevision: Try as they might, the filmmakers just couldn't make a real St. Bernard act convincingly aggressive, so they disguised a Rottweiler for the more aggressive scenes; and even then, they had to tape the dog's tail to his leg to that it wouldn't wag.
* ** His novel ''UnderTheDome'', with its ensemble cast, contains a few. Audrey, a golden retriever, warns one family when their daughter has seizures. Clover, a German Shepard, also plays happily with the children before he shows the darker side of this trope when his master is pushed down stairs...
* ** Kojak from ''Literature/TheStand'', an Irish Setter in the novel and a mixed breed (mostly Labrador Retriever) in the film. "If all things serve the will of God, maybe that goes for big dumb dogs, too."
* ** A sad version in ''Literature/{{IT}}'', also by Creator/StephenKing. Mike's dog, Mr. Chips, is so friendly he [[spoiler: eats the poisoned treats that Henry Bowers feeds him. He even wags his tail as he's dying.]]
19th Feb '16 6:27:57 PM StarSword
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* Mouse from Jim Butcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', although he's actually a very intelligent magical creature and as a puppy he was small enough that the protagonist carried him around in a jacket pocket for a whole book (''Blood Rites''). His owner suspects that he's actually intelligent enough to be deliberately [[InvokedTrope invoking this trope]]. As Harry puts it, "Really big dogs that aren't acting overtly friendly tend to make people nervous." Heck, when Mouse wants to be intimidating, a lot of the time he doesn't even growl. He just stops acting friendly and looks at you. Though a warning to you, should you be evil or harm Dresden:
-->"Restore them before I rip your ass off. Literally rip it off."

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* Mouse from Jim Butcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', although he's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is actually a very intelligent magical creature and as creature, a foo dog bred to guard Chinese temples. As a puppy he was small enough that the protagonist carried him around in a jacket pocket for a whole book (''Blood Rites''). His owner (''Literature/BloodRites''), but when he's grown to full size he's enormous (Harry was evidently being ironic when he named him). Harry suspects that he's actually intelligent enough to be deliberately [[InvokedTrope invoking this trope]]. As Harry he puts it, "Really big dogs that aren't acting overtly friendly tend to make people nervous." Heck, when Mouse wants to be intimidating, a lot of the time he doesn't even growl. He just stops acting friendly and looks at you. Though a warning to you, should you be evil or harm Dresden:
-->"Restore them before I rip your ass off. Literally rip it off.""[[note]]This is Mouse talking to Harry's FairyGodmother Leanansidhe in ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' after she turned Our Intrepid Heroes into hounds in order to cover the distance to their target faster.[[/note]]


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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'', you can get a hunting hound from a friend as part of the Hunting focus. If you then switch to the Family focus, there's a potential event where your dog starts befriending children in your court (for a bump in RelationshipValues).
6th Feb '16 7:38:45 AM SCAL37
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* Zib, the pilot of Vlad in ''VideoGame/RisingThunder'', is what happens when you make one of these a mech pilot.
1st Feb '16 7:47:29 PM jccw227
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%%* Franchise/ScoobyDoo.

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%%* Franchise/ScoobyDoo.* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', being a Great Dane, is naturally very large. He's also very friendly, and a LovableCoward.
27th Jan '16 11:35:15 PM StevieC
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** Mastiffs are enormous and strong. They're the canine embodiment of DumbMuscle in pretty much every way. They're strong but '''not''' very smart.
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