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14th Nov '17 8:25:21 PM Pichu-kun
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* Chuutaro, Honoka's golden retriever in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure''.

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* Chuutaro, Honoka's golden retriever Golden Retriever in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure''.



* ''Film/StellaMaris'': Stella's dog companion nearly goes up to her waist (Creator/MaryPickford was 1.54 meters, or 5'0). He's however a very friendly and protective dog. Stella received a small Pomeranian-looking dog as a present, however it ended up running off due to it not being as well-trained as the other dog.

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* ''Film/StellaMaris'': Stella's dog companion nearly goes up to her waist (Creator/MaryPickford was 1.54 meters, or 5'0). He's however a very friendly and protective dog. Stella received a small Pomeranian-looking dog as a present, however it ended up running off due to it not being as well-trained as the other dog.Teddy. [[spoiler:The unnamed dog comes back in TheStinger]].
14th Nov '17 7:45:50 PM Pichu-kun
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* From an ad for IAM's dog food. One Returning Soldier + One Big Dog = [[http://oi61.tinypic.com/105pmdz.jpg ONE BIG GLOMP OF LOVE!]] D'awwwwwwww.....[[/folder]]

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* From an ad for IAM's dog food. One Returning Soldier + One Big Dog = [[http://oi61.tinypic.com/105pmdz.jpg ONE BIG GLOMP OF LOVE!]] D'awwwwwwww.....D'awwwwwwww...
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** Just as adorable is Den, Winry's pet dog, incredibly friendly and strong enough to knock down two late-teenage boys like bowling pins before giving them a generous coating of dog drool. Made more awesome by how he has an automail leg. He's a ''Cyborg'' Big Friendly Dog.

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** Just as adorable is Den, Winry's pet dog, incredibly friendly and strong enough to knock down two late-teenage boys like bowling pins before giving them a generous coating of dog drool. Made more awesome by how he she has an automail leg. He's She's a ''Cyborg'' Big Friendly Dog.



* Hot Dog in ''Franchise/ArchieComics''. Unless you try to steal his food.

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* Hot Dog in ''Franchise/ArchieComics''.''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' has an inconsistent design however he's always large and always friendly. Unless you try to steal his food.



* In George Gately's ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}'', the titular cat gets [[RunningGag repeatedly soaked in a flood of slobber]] from being licked when "[[MeaningfulName Great-Big-Lovable Chauncey]]", the English sheepdog, stops by.
** In one strip, Heathcliff puts on [[CrazyPrepared Iggy's rain gear]] upon hearing that Chauncey was stopping by!

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* In George Gately's ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}'', the titular cat gets [[RunningGag repeatedly soaked in a flood of slobber]] from being licked when "[[MeaningfulName Great-Big-Lovable Chauncey]]", the English sheepdog, stops by.
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by. In one strip, Heathcliff puts on [[CrazyPrepared Iggy's rain gear]] upon hearing that Chauncey was stopping by!



* As mentioned, Dug from ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' provides the page quote and is a fairly sizable dog besides.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'':
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As mentioned, Dug from ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' provides the page quote and is a fairly sizable dog besides.



* ''Film/StellaMaris'': Stella's dog companion nearly goes up to her waist (Creator/MaryPickford was 1.54 meters, or 5'0). He's however a very friendly and protective dog. Stella received a small Pomeranian-looking dog as a present, however it ended up running off due to it not being as well-trained as the other dog.



* Much of the cast of ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'', especially the ex-Leashed Dogs, are large and friendly dogs. Even Storm counts when she [[EnfantTerrible isn't]] [[BloodKnight riled up]].



* The default dog in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' is a small Beagle, however various games such as ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossingAnimalParade'' let you adopt larger but just as friendly dogs.



** Pluto. He's based on a bloodhound; bloodhounds are almost always Big Friendly Dogs in real life.

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** Pluto. He's based on a bloodhound; bloodhounds Bloodhound; Bloodhounds are almost always Big Friendly Dogs in real life.



* Dinah from the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' episode "Pony Puppy".
** In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "It's About Time", Cerberus looks fierce, being a three-headed HellHound as big as a house, but the only reason he shows up in Ponyville is because he wants to play. Granted, since he's the size of a house, even his play can be dangerous to the average pony, [[spoiler:but Fluttershy pacifies him with a tummy rub easily enough. Later Twilight leads Cerberus back to the Gates of Tartarus by playing fetch with him during the entire trip.]]
*** Similarly, in the episode "Trade Ya", Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy comes across a rather vicious Orthros that they need to trade for a limited edition Daring Do book. Once Fluttershy pacifies it, it acts like a playful puppy for the rest of the episode.

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* Dinah from the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' episode "Pony Puppy".
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "It's About Time", Cerberus looks fierce, being a three-headed HellHound as big as a house, but the only reason he shows up in Ponyville is because he wants to play. Granted, since he's the size of a house, even his play can be dangerous to the average pony, [[spoiler:but Fluttershy pacifies him with a tummy rub easily enough. Later Twilight leads Cerberus back to the Gates of Tartarus by playing fetch with him during the entire trip.]]
*** ** Similarly, in the episode "Trade Ya", Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy comes across a rather vicious Orthros that they need to trade for a limited edition Daring Do book. Once Fluttershy pacifies it, it acts like a playful puppy for the rest of the episode.
4th Nov '17 9:20:18 PM thevideogameempire
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* Interestingly subverted with the Akita both japanese and american who are very large and beautiful fluffy dogs that look big and friendly but are among the most stern and dutiful dogs there are, while gentle with their own family human or otherwise most akitas are basically highly independent and have a high prey drive and proctective streak combined with their enormous strength and speed they are only gradually developing into protection guarding and therapy still they will often protect anything they like with their lives.

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* Interestingly subverted with the Akita both japanese and american who are very large and beautiful fluffy dogs that look big and friendly but are among the most stern and dutiful dogs there are, while gentle with their own family human or otherwise most akitas are basically highly independent and have a high prey drive and proctective streak combined with their enormous strength and speed they are only gradually developing into protection guarding and therapy still therapy. Still they will often protect anything they like with their lives.
28th Oct '17 12:49:43 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Subverted by ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}''. D0g is big and friendly to the protagonists, but he's a robot that's shaped more like a gorilla than a dog. (Though he can play fetch with an electric ball, and will valiantly defend his loved ones. And he ''is'' adorable.) Alyx has been adding modifications to him for years. It's possible that he originally did look like a dog.

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* Subverted by ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}''.''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. D0g is big and friendly to the protagonists, but he's a robot that's shaped more like a gorilla than a dog. (Though he can play fetch with an electric ball, and will valiantly defend his loved ones. And he ''is'' adorable.) Alyx has been adding modifications to him for years. It's possible that he originally did look like a dog.
17th Aug '17 6:53:26 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has Barbas, the familiar of the [[DealWithTheDevil pactmaking]] [[TheFairFolk Daedra Prince]] Clavicus Vile. He also serves as his master's much-needed conscience, and usually attempts to talk people out of his deals, much to Vile's irritation. [[spoiler:In ''Skyrim'', he recklessly banishes Barbas to the mortal plane after getting fed up with him, but since Barbas contains a measure of Vile's power, this trapped himself as well. He joins the [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkiin]] as a temporary companion, right up until finding Vile's temple. There, the Dovahkiin can (temporarily, given how he's a daedra) [[KickTheDog kill him]] in return for one of Vile's axes (since while Barbas is reforming, Vile has full ownership of his powers). Or, he can simply be reunited with Barbas, who convinces him to give the Dovahkiin his usual Artifact (the Masque of Clavicus Vile) in return for helping.]]

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has Barbas, the familiar [[MoralityPet external conscience]] of Clavicus Vile, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[DealWithTheDevil pactmaking]] [[TheFairFolk Daedra Prince]] Clavicus Vile. He also serves as his master's much-needed conscience, Bargains]] and [[LiteralGenie Wishes]]. Barbas normally takes the form of Vile's CanineCompanion, and usually attempts to talk people out of his Vile's deals, much to Vile's irritation. [[spoiler:In ''Skyrim'', he recklessly Following the events of Vile's quest in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', Vile gains the means to split himself away from Barbas and banishes Barbas to the mortal plane after getting fed up with him, but plane. However, since Barbas contains a measure of Vile's power, this left Vile weakened and trapped himself as well. He joins in a single shrine high in the remote mountains of Skyrim. Vile's ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' quest is kicked off when the [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkiin]] Dragonborn]] meets Barbas, who is attempting to reunite with Vile. He joins the Dragonborn as a temporary companion, right up until finding companion in order to get to Vile's temple. shrine. There, Vile gives a quest to the Dovahkiin can (temporarily, given how he's a daedra) [[KickTheDog kill him]] in return for one of Vile's axes (since while Dragonborn and Barbas is reforming, to retrieve the [[LegendaryWeapon Rueful Axe]], which Vile previously gave as a granted wish to a wizard looking [[MercyKill to cure]] his daughter of [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent lycanthropy]]. After retrieving the axe, the Dragonborn has full ownership of his powers). Or, he can simply be reunited with a choice: [[spoiler:do what Vile asks and use it to "kill" Barbas, who will then need to spend a few centuries reforming in Oblivion giving Vile a break, or reunite the two, after which Barbas convinces him Vile to give his [[CharmPerson Masque]] in exchange for the Dovahkiin his usual Artifact (the Masque of Clavicus Vile) in return for helping.]]axe]].
27th Jun '17 3:21:14 AM JackG
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* In the ''Baker Street Irregulars'' series by Creator/TerranceDicks, a SnoopingLittleKid is caught by some criminals who threaten to let their AngryGuardDog eat him. Unimpressed, the kid just orders the dog to "Sit!" and it does; he points out that guard dogs are trained to guard, not eat people. The dog later gets adopted as a TeamPet (and in a later novel, another criminal discovers that it can be an AngryGuardDog if provoked enough).
16th Jun '17 10:20:59 PM dannylightninglightner
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* Interestingly subverted with the Akita both japanese and american who are very large and beautiful fluffy dogs that look big and friendly but are among the most stern and dutiful dogs there are, while gentle with their own family human or otherwise most akitas are basically highly independent and have a high prey drive and proctective streak combined with their enormous strength and speed they are only gradually developing into protection guarding and therapy still they will often protect anything they liek with their lives.

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* Interestingly subverted with the Akita both japanese and american who are very large and beautiful fluffy dogs that look big and friendly but are among the most stern and dutiful dogs there are, while gentle with their own family human or otherwise most akitas are basically highly independent and have a high prey drive and proctective streak combined with their enormous strength and speed they are only gradually developing into protection guarding and therapy still they will often protect anything they liek like with their lives.
10th Jun '17 4:46:07 PM Lopiny
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has Barbas, the familiar of the [[DealWithTheDevil pactmaking]] [[TheFairFolk Daedra Prince]] Clavicus Vile. He also serves as his master's much-needed conscience, and usually attempts to talk people out of his deals, much to Vile's irritation. [[spoiler:In ''Skyrim'', he recklessly banishes Barbas to the mortal plane after getting fed up with him, but since Barbas contains a measure of Vile's power, this trapped himself as well. He joins the [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkiin]] as a temporary companion, right up until finding Vile's temple. There, the Dovahkiin can (temporarily, given how he's a daedra) [[KickTheDog kill him]] in return for one of Vile's axes (since while Barbas is reforming, Vile has full ownership of his powers).]]

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has Barbas, the familiar of the [[DealWithTheDevil pactmaking]] [[TheFairFolk Daedra Prince]] Clavicus Vile. He also serves as his master's much-needed conscience, and usually attempts to talk people out of his deals, much to Vile's irritation. [[spoiler:In ''Skyrim'', he recklessly banishes Barbas to the mortal plane after getting fed up with him, but since Barbas contains a measure of Vile's power, this trapped himself as well. He joins the [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkiin]] as a temporary companion, right up until finding Vile's temple. There, the Dovahkiin can (temporarily, given how he's a daedra) [[KickTheDog kill him]] in return for one of Vile's axes (since while Barbas is reforming, Vile has full ownership of his powers). Or, he can simply be reunited with Barbas, who convinces him to give the Dovahkiin his usual Artifact (the Masque of Clavicus Vile) in return for helping.]]
26th May '17 10:16:33 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Bernese Mountain Dogs, which can weigh upwards of 100 pounds (if male), are some of the friendliest, cuddliest dogs you could ever hope to meet. You would think that a Bernese would make a lousy guard dog, but these dogs form very strong bonds with their families - which includes protectiveness, especially towards children. Since they're still a BigFriendlyDog, they'll at first only try and make you back down with their loud (and notably scary) bark. Ignore that, and well... [[BewareTheNiceOnes it's gonna suck to be you]].

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* Bernese Mountain Dogs, which can weigh upwards of 100 pounds (if male), are some of the friendliest, cuddliest dogs you could ever hope to meet. You would think that a Bernese would make a lousy guard dog, but these dogs form very strong bonds with their families - which includes protectiveness, especially towards children. Since they're still a BigFriendlyDog, they'll at first only try and make you back down with their loud (and [[HellIsThatNoise notably scary) scary]]) bark. Ignore that, and well... [[BewareTheNiceOnes it's gonna suck to be you]].
10th May '17 9:54:57 PM thekingofpillowland
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* Kit's dog, Ponch, from the ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series loves to play with him and chase (but not catch) squrriels. When Ponch is eventually [[spoiler:revealed to be [[GodWasMyCopilot roughly the equivalent of Jesus]]]], this trope makes it all the more jarring.

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** Anybody sufficiently familiar with canines can tell you how much scarier it is to have a dog that just silently fixates on people rather than growling or barking. As an owner it can be especially unnerving to have a dog that might just stare at a guest and refuse to move or be distracted.
* Kit's dog, Ponch, from the ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series loves to play with him and chase (but not catch) squrriels.squirrels. When Ponch is eventually [[spoiler:revealed to be [[GodWasMyCopilot roughly the equivalent of Jesus]]]], this trope makes it all the more jarring.
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