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* Cairn Terriers, West Highland White terriers (Westies), and similar are plucky, scrappy little fellows.
* Greyhounds, canine speed personified. Often hyper and usually racers.

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* Cairn Terriers, West Highland White terriers (Westies), and similar terrier breeds are plucky, scrappy little fellows.
* Greyhounds, Greyhounds are canine speed personified. Often They are often hyper and usually racers.



* Spaniels (especially cavalier spaniels) are soft and pampered, but desperately devoted to their owners--usually both the dog and the owner are female. Expect them to find hidden resources if Mistress is in danger.

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* Spaniels (especially cavalier spaniels) Cavalier Spaniels) are soft and pampered, but desperately devoted to their owners--usually both the dog and the owner are female. Expect them to find hidden resources if Mistress is in danger.



* There are several characters in the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series that are based on dogs: Isabelle is a Shih Tzu who is not only very cute, but is loyal to the mayor (aka you) to a fault, Harriet is a Poodle who is in charge of Shampoodle, a hair salon, and Cooper and Booker are bulldogs that work as the police force.
* Averted in {{VideoGame/Valiant Hearts}}. Walt, a Doberman Pincher, is a HeroicDog who serves as an AnimalCompanion to the main characters . He even narrates [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP8q5F6dFqQ an entire trailer]].

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* There are several characters in the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series that are based on dogs: Isabelle is a Shih Tzu who is not only very cute, but is loyal to the mayor (aka you) to a fault, Harriet is a Poodle who is in charge of Shampoodle, a hair salon, and Cooper and Booker are bulldogs Bulldogs that work as the police force.
* Averted in {{VideoGame/Valiant Hearts}}.''{{VideoGame/Valiant Hearts}}''. Walt, a Doberman Pincher, is a HeroicDog who serves as an AnimalCompanion to the main characters . He even narrates [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP8q5F6dFqQ an entire trailer]].


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* Subverted with Santa's Little Helper from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Despite being an ex-racer, he isn't presented as particularly energetic and is rather mellow. This is TruthInTelevision for many rescued Greyhounds.
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* Chihuahuas are often portrayed as TheNapoleon, PluckyComicRelief, and/or being overly spoiled. Often portrayed with a Mexican {{National Stereotype| s}}.

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* Chihuahuas are often portrayed as TheNapoleon, PluckyComicRelief, a NervousWreck, and/or being overly spoiled. Often portrayed with a Mexican {{National Stereotype| s}}.



* Cairn terriers, West Highland White terriers (Westies), and similar are plucky, scrappy little fellows.

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* Cairn terriers, Terriers, West Highland White terriers (Westies), and similar are plucky, scrappy little fellows.






* ''Marmaduke'' is the quintessential big, clumsy, lovable Great Dane, even moreso than Scooby.

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* ''Marmaduke'' ''ComicStrip/Marmaduke'' is the quintessential big, clumsy, lovable Great Dane, even moreso than Scooby.



* ''ComicStrip/DogsOfCKennel'' plays this straight with Will being a tough streetwise pit bull and Kenny being a hyperactive yet [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} scatterbrained]] husky, however, it is subverted with Iggy, who is a NervousWreck chihuahua and Oliver the Great, who is a [[ThePerfectionist stiff-upper-lipped]] Great Dane.
** Not so much a subversion in the case of Iggy, just a stereotype not specifically mentioned above. Certain small breeds really do tend to be very nervous, and Chihuahuas in particular are virtually the poster child for "tiny neurotic rat-dog".

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* ''ComicStrip/DogsOfCKennel'' plays this straight with Will being a tough streetwise pit bull and Pit Bull, Kenny being a hyperactive yet [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} scatterbrained]] husky, however, it Husky, and Iggy, being a NervousWreck Chihuahua. It is subverted with Iggy, who is a NervousWreck chihuahua and Oliver the Great, who is a [[ThePerfectionist stiff-upper-lipped]] Great Dane.
** Not so much a subversion in the case of Iggy, just a stereotype not specifically mentioned above. Certain small breeds really do tend to be very nervous, and Chihuahuas in particular are virtually the poster child for "tiny neurotic rat-dog".
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* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' is a German Shepherd who is protective, heroic, and serious.

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* The titular hero of ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' is ([[InformedSpecies supposedly]]) a German Shepherd who is protective, heroic, and serious.



* The trope may have gained popularity with ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''. It has a pound full of colorful ethnic stereotypes, including a rare American example of an English bulldog with an English accent (Think cockney, not [[IAmVeryBritish posh.]]).
** Played straight in the sequel where Scamp, Lady and the Tramp's son runs away to join a pack of wild dogs whose leader is a Doberman. While he acts like a decent guy at first, he eventually turns out the villain.

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* The trope may have gained popularity with ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''. It has a pound full of colorful ethnic stereotypes, including a rare American example of an English bulldog with an English accent (Think cockney, not [[IAmVeryBritish posh.]]).
** Played
]]). It's also played straight in the sequel where Scamp, Lady and the Tramp's son runs away to join a pack of wild feral dogs whose leader is a Doberman. While he acts like a decent guy at first, he eventually turns out the villain. Scamp's love interest Angel is a street-savvy but sweet mutt.



** Killer is an aggressive Doberman who works with the DiabolicalDogCatcher. On the other time they're only doing their job so Killer might be subverting the "Scary Dobbie" cliche, a bit as it's a job instead of being mean.
* Many Franchise/{{Pokemon}} that are based on dogs will often follow the general stereotype the breed is known for, but at the same time also subvert it. For example, Houndoom is a Dark and Fire typed doberman who also resembles a HellHound, and Furfrou is a french poodle who can be clipped to be stylized. At the same time, both of them are fiercely loyal to their trainers at not typically evil or snooty as their breeds might suggest.

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** Killer is an aggressive Doberman who works with the DiabolicalDogCatcher. On the other time they're [[AmbiguousGender they're]] only doing their job so Killer might be subverting the "Scary Dobbie" cliche, cliche a bit bit, as it's a job instead of them being mean.
* Many Franchise/{{Pokemon}} that are based on dogs will often follow the general stereotype the breed is known for, but at the same time also subvert it. For example, Houndoom is a Dark and Fire typed doberman Doberman who also resembles a HellHound, and Furfrou is a french poodle Poodle who can be clipped to be stylized. At the same time, both of them are fiercely loyal to their trainers at not typically evil or snooty as their breeds might suggest.



* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'''s Sharpei character has him with a very stereotypical Brooklyn accent, whilst the setting takes place in New York City.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'''s Pug character has a heavy Scottish accent.
* ''Krypto The Super-Dog'''s "Dog Star Patrol" includes a British Bulldog and a French-Canadian-accented Husky, while "Ace the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bat-hound]]" is an Alsatian, presumably playing on their use as police dogs.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'''s Zig-zagged in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''. Fu-Dog is a Sharpei character has him and the cartoon is about a half-Chinese American boy with mystical dragon powers. Fu-Dog himself however doesn't play up Chinese stereotypes. Instead he has a very stereotypical Brooklyn accent, whilst as the setting takes place in New York City.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'''s Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''. The Pug character has a heavy Scottish accent.
* ''Krypto The Super-Dog'''s ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperDog'''s "Dog Star Patrol" includes a British Bulldog and a French-Canadian-accented Husky, while "Ace the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bat-hound]]" is an Alsatian, presumably playing on their use as police dogs.dogs. Krypto is a fun-loving and heroic Labrador Retriever while Ace is his more serious foil. Their personalities reflect their original owners, Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/{{Batman}} respectively.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'', [[TheProtagonist Angela's]] dog [[YourTomcatIsPregnant King]] is a stereotypical mutt, but [[AlphaBitch Nanette's]] (male) purebred poodle Ooh-La-La likes to roll around in mud and garbage, much to Nanette's annoyance.
* [[WesternAnimation/TheRenandStimpyShow Ren]] is a Chihuahua and TheNapoleon... with a voice based on Peter Lorre.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'', [[TheProtagonist Angela's]] dog [[YourTomcatIsPregnant King]] is a stereotypical mutt, but [[AlphaBitch Nanette's]] (male) purebred poodle Poodle Ooh-La-La likes subverts cliches by liking to roll around in mud and garbage, much to Nanette's annoyance.
* [[WesternAnimation/TheRenandStimpyShow Ren]] ''WesternAnimation/TheRenandStimpyShow'': Ren is a Chihuahua and TheNapoleon... with a voice based on Peter Lorre.



** Kevin the bulldog is sometimes played straight as a BullyBulldog who would occasionally chase after Bogus every time he is within his sight.
** The poodle from the episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E3ADayAtTheOffice A Day At The Office]]" is depicted as being rather spoiled and prone to getting angry when she is [[BullyingADragon repeatedly teased by Bogus.]]
** The third act of the episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E4EtTuBrattus Et Tu, Brattus?]]" featured a pit bull who chased after Bogus and Brattus, as did his owner, a [[TheBully bullying young boy.]]
** The dalmatian puppy from the second and third acts of the episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E5ShopAroundTheClock Shop Around The Clock]]" would be a subversion, as it is not depicted as a firehouse mascot.

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** Kevin the bulldog Bulldog is sometimes played straight as a BullyBulldog who would occasionally chase after Bogus every time he is within his sight.
** The poodle Poodle from the episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E3ADayAtTheOffice A Day At The Office]]" is depicted as being rather spoiled and prone to getting angry when she is [[BullyingADragon repeatedly teased by Bogus.]]
** The third act of the episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E4EtTuBrattus Et Tu, Brattus?]]" featured a pit bull Pit Bull who chased after Bogus and Brattus, as did his owner, a [[TheBully bullying young boy.]]
** The dalmatian Dalmatian puppy from the second and third acts of the episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E5ShopAroundTheClock Shop Around The Clock]]" would be a subversion, as it is not depicted as a firehouse mascot.



* Dawn from ''[[WesternAnimation/DangerMouse Danger Mouse (2015)]]'' is a RichBitch SpoiledBrat and thus a poodle.

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* Dawn from ''[[WesternAnimation/DangerMouse Danger Mouse (2015)]]'' is a RichBitch SpoiledBrat and thus a poodle.Poodle.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Feast}}'' is about a happy lil' Boston Terrier with a [[BigEater huge appetite]].

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* The Creator/{{Disney}} short ''WesternAnimation/{{Feast}}'' is about a happy lil' Boston Terrier with a [[BigEater huge appetite]].
4th Apr '16 1:36:26 PM Pichu-kun
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* An ad for Napa auto parts features a hunter in a marsh using a Poodle with a pink bow in its fur as his hunting dog. The tag line is "Having the wrong auto part makes even less sense." Poodles are a hunting breed specifically bred to retrieve animals in wetland settings.
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* Tadakichi-san from ''Anime/AzumangaDaioh'' is a Great Pyrenees (think of an all-white Saint Bernard and you're not far off), and is characterized exactly as you'd expect.

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* Tadakichi-san from ''Anime/AzumangaDaioh'' is a Great Pyrenees (think of an all-white Saint Bernard and you're not far off), and is characterized exactly as you'd expect. \n He's a GentleGiant.



* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' is a mostly-shepherd mutt who is protective, heroic, and serious.

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* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' is a mostly-shepherd mutt German Shepherd who is protective, heroic, and serious.




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* ''WesternAnimation/PAWPatrol'' has a cast full of this. [[TheHero Marshall]] is a Dalmatian puppy who is a firefighter, [[TheBigGuy Rubble]] is an English Bulldog puppy who works in construction and is often hungry, Chase is a German Shepherd puppy who is a cop, [[TheChick Skye]] is a female Poodle-mix puppy, and Everest is a Husky puppy who handles snow related missions.
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* Averted in {{VideoGame/Valiant Hearts}}. Walt, a Doberman Pincher, is a HeroicDog who serves as an AnimalCompanion to the main characters . He even narrates [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP8q5F6dFqQ an entire trailer]].
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* Subverted and played straight in ''HoneyAndClover'', where a pet poodle is getting spoiled and treated as the cutest thing alive by the girl, but to the hero and the audience it looks [[AngryGuardDog downright frightening]]!

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* Subverted and played straight in ''HoneyAndClover'', ''Manga/HoneyAndClover'', where a pet poodle is getting spoiled and treated as the cutest thing alive by the girl, but to the hero and the audience it looks [[AngryGuardDog downright frightening]]!
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* Tadakichi-san from ''Anime/AzumangaDaioh'' is a Great Pyrenees (think of an all-white Saint Bernard and you're not far off), and is characterized exactly as you'd expect.



* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' is a German Shepherd who is protective, heroic, and serious.

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* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' is a German Shepherd mostly-shepherd mutt who is protective, heroic, and serious.




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* The title character of ''Film/MarleyAndMe'' is quite possibly ''the'' stereotypical backyard Labrador: a BigFriendlyDog with [[KindheartedSimpleton far more enthusiasm than sense.]]



* And then there was Hemlock Holmes from WesternAnimation/TheDickTracyShow - a british bulldog with his own support team who... well... solved cases for Mr Tracy in the cartoon series.

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* And then there was Hemlock Holmes from WesternAnimation/TheDickTracyShow - a british British bulldog with his own support team who... well... solved cases for Mr Tracy in the cartoon series.



* The term "dog" is usually used in a negative way in Literature/TheBible. This is probably in reference to the feral scavanger dogs common in Middle Eastern cities for a long time.

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* The term "dog" is usually used in a negative way in Literature/TheBible. This is probably in reference to the feral scavanger scavenger dogs common in Middle Eastern cities for a long time.
22nd Dec '15 5:24:58 PM PDL
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* The most common dog in ''HarvestMoon'' is a hound, likely a Beagle or Foxhound, which are a must have for []FarmBoy farmers]].

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* The most common dog in ''HarvestMoon'' is a hound, likely a Beagle or Foxhound, which are a must have for []FarmBoy [[FarmBoy farmers]].




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* Many Franchise/{{Pokemon}} that are based on dogs will often follow the general stereotype the breed is known for, but at the same time also subvert it. For example, Houndoom is a Dark and Fire typed doberman who also resembles a HellHound, and Furfrou is a french poodle who can be clipped to be stylized. At the same time, both of them are fiercely loyal to their trainers at not typically evil or snooty as their breeds might suggest.
* There are several characters in the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series that are based on dogs: Isabelle is a Shih Tzu who is not only very cute, but is loyal to the mayor (aka you) to a fault, Harriet is a Poodle who is in charge of Shampoodle, a hair salon, and Cooper and Booker are bulldogs that work as the police force.
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* Collies are often portrayed as TheAce, with [[Series/{{Lassie}}]] being the archetype.

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* Collies are often portrayed as TheAce, with [[Series/{{Lassie}}]] Series/{{Lassie}} being the archetype.
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