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4th May '17 7:50:55 AM Digsu
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** The same applies for poodles, as many "designers mutts" are poodle mixes, often with a PortmanteauCoupleName (ie. "Labradoodle" for Labrador retriever/poodle, "Shih-poo" for Shih-tzu/poodle, and so on). TheOtherWiki attributes the poodle's popularity in breed mixes to their intelligence and hypoallergenic fur, though it's of course also possible that EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench also applies in the canine kingdom.
3rd May '17 5:37:12 AM Digsu
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** Cross, Ben's mate and the only female fighter in the Ohu army, is a Saluki. The trope is subverted in the sequel, though, as their son George is both a HotBlooded warrior CoveredWithScars and also the spitting image of his mother.



** Played straight with Lecter and Thunder. Both are as ruthless as Sniper was.

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** Played straight with Lecter and Thunder. Both are as ruthless as Sniper was.was, and we're actually trained by him in the manga.
** Subverted with Rocket, a Borzoi. Despite being a fast runner, he's actually one of the less HotBlooded dogs in the series.
10th Apr '17 2:24:24 PM StarTropes
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* Subverted in ''Literature/{{Cujo}}'', as well as the novel it was based on, both of which feature an uncommonly vicious rabid Saint Bernard. He fits the stereotype normally but due to being rabid he is viscous.

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* Subverted in ''Literature/{{Cujo}}'', as well as the novel it was based on, both of which feature an uncommonly vicious rabid Saint Bernard. He fits the stereotype normally but due to being rabid he is viscous.vicious.
6th Apr '17 6:20:14 PM Andyroid
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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 that work as the police force.

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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 Copper and Booker are Bulldogs that work as the police force.


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* Missile from ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' is a boisterous but none-too-bright Pomeranian who is fiercely loyal to his owner Kamila.
6th Apr '17 6:12:03 PM Andyroid
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* Poodles are dainty and spoiled, ideal for the RichBitch. And almost AlwaysFemale. Occasionally sports a French accent (playing on the "French Poodle" {{National Stereotype|s}}). The fact that they were originally bred as hunting dogs is quite unlikely to be discussed.

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* Poodles are dainty and spoiled, ideal for the RichBitch. And almost AlwaysFemale. Occasionally sports a French accent (playing on the "French Poodle" {{National Stereotype|s}}). The fact that they were originally bred as hunting dogs is quite unlikely to be discussed. Some, especially miniature or toy poodles, may play against type and be a PsychoPoodle.
7th Mar '17 11:28:00 AM StFan
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* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' had an "animal story" episode featuring a Scottish terrier and a dog of a Chinese breed, both with appropriate accents in the North American dub. (The mutts, though, had generic American accents.)

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* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' had has an "animal story" episode featuring a Scottish terrier and a dog of a Chinese breed, both with appropriate accents in the North American dub. (The mutts, though, had have generic American accents.)



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* ''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, Kenny being a hyperactive yet [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} scatterbrained]] Husky, and Iggy being a NervousWreck Chihuahua. It is subverted with Oliver the Great, who is a [[ThePerfectionist stiff-upper-lipped]] Great Dane.



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* ''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, Kenny being a hyperactive yet [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} scatterbrained]] Husky, and Iggy being a NervousWreck Chihuahua. It is subverted with Oliver the Great, who is a [[ThePerfectionist stiff-upper-lipped]] Great Dane.
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* The PointAndClick AdventureGame ''JollyRover'' is a pirate story with a full cast of dogs. The protagonist is a nimble, carefree Dachshund named James Rover, who aspires to be a circus clown. He is captured by a gang of brutish Bulldog pirates. The authority figures are played by Great Danes, dumb door-guards Rottweilers and Bull Terriers, and lady pirates collies and cocker spaniels.
* 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 PointAndClick AdventureGame ''JollyRover'' ''VideoGame/JollyRover'' is a pirate story with a full cast of dogs. The protagonist is a nimble, carefree Dachshund named James Rover, who aspires to be a circus clown. He is captured by a gang of brutish Bulldog pirates. The authority figures are played by Great Danes, dumb door-guards Rottweilers and Bull Terriers, and lady pirates collies and cocker spaniels.
* The most common dog in ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' is a hound, likely a Beagle or Foxhound, which are a must have for [[FarmBoy farmers]].



* 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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* Averted in ''{{VideoGame/Valiant Hearts}}''.''VideoGame/ValiantHearts''. 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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* A weird TruthInTelevision--Chihuahuas apparently fit the LatinLover stereotype, with a dash of [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Casanunder]]...it's common to find truly absurd Chihuahua crosses, often with breeds that make you wonder if the little guy used a stepladder. Of course, artificial insemination helps.
** [[http://ericbogle.net/lyrics/lyricspdf/littlegomez.pdf Oh, I used to have a doggie and I called him Little Gomez because he was a Mexican Chihuahua...]]
* In a inversion of the evil dog stereotype, Rottweilers, Dobermans, and other standard movie guard/attack dogs are bred for good temperament. They are supposed to be trained well (to avoid nipping, roughhousing, and being overprotective due to their excessive loyalty) and are actually very playful. Of course, they seem to forget they weigh so much, and tend to act like literal lap-dogs when it comes to their master or mistress. The stereotyped breeds are typically reported in the news much more than others when bad something happens. In contrast, little dogs statistically attack more often due to lack of training, while bigger dogs actually attack ''LESS'' often, due to the fact that ''responsible'' owners train them early and thoroughly.
** On a related note - Pomeranians being stereotyped as obnoxious and suffering from "little dog syndrome" can also be inverted by ''responsible'' owners who socialize them and train them early: Most people don't realize Pomeranians are ''actually'' simply bred-down versions of other Spitz breeds - working dogs. Pomeranians tend to be just as eager to please as any other working dog, despite being small. They also won't bark just to bark - usually, if they ''are'' trained right, they will only bark when there's something worth barking at. Amusingly, sometimes that means not barking until someone has already walked into the house.
** Dobermans though, have a nasty predisposition towards meningitis, which in early stages makes them snippy, then extremely bad tempered and finally furiously mad.

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* A weird TruthInTelevision--Chihuahuas TruthInTelevision -- Chihuahuas apparently fit the LatinLover stereotype, with a dash of [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Casanunder]]...Casanunder]]... it's common to find truly absurd Chihuahua crosses, often with breeds that make you wonder if the little guy used a stepladder. Of course, artificial insemination helps.
** [[http://ericbogle.-->"[[http://ericbogle.net/lyrics/lyricspdf/littlegomez.pdf Oh, I used to have a doggie and I called him Little Gomez because he was a Mexican Chihuahua...]]
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* In a inversion of the evil dog stereotype, Rottweilers, Dobermans, and other standard movie guard/attack dogs are bred for good temperament. They are supposed to be trained well (to avoid nipping, roughhousing, and being overprotective due to their excessive loyalty) and are actually very playful. Of course, they seem to forget they weigh so much, and tend to act like literal lap-dogs when it comes to their master or mistress. The stereotyped breeds are typically reported in the news much more than others when bad something happens. In contrast, little dogs statistically attack more often due to lack of training, while bigger dogs actually attack ''LESS'' often, due to the fact that ''responsible'' owners train them early and thoroughly.
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thoroughly. Dobermans though, have a nasty predisposition towards meningitis, which in early stages makes them snippy, then extremely bad tempered and finally furiously mad.
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On a related note - -- Pomeranians being stereotyped as obnoxious and suffering from "little dog syndrome" can also be inverted by ''responsible'' owners who socialize them and train them early: Most people don't realize Pomeranians are ''actually'' simply bred-down versions of other Spitz breeds - -- working dogs. Pomeranians tend to be just as eager to please as any other working dog, despite being small. They also won't bark just to bark - -- usually, if they ''are'' trained right, they will only bark when there's something worth barking at. Amusingly, sometimes that means not barking until someone has already walked into the house.
** Dobermans though, have a nasty predisposition towards meningitis, which in early stages makes them snippy, then extremely bad tempered and finally furiously mad.
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* Poodles being seen as prissy and lame is ironic as they're a hunting breed. They're also known as one of the smartest dog breeds. The stereotypical 'poodle cut' is designed to keep a poodle's vital organs warm in cold water, while removing any excess fur that would soak up water and hinder the dog's movement. There's a BrokenBase amongst Standard Poodle owners though, as the smaller Toy and Miniature versions have been known to have more behavioral problems (possibly due to improper breeding due to their popularity).
** It's also ironic how Standard Poodles are associated with France and referred to as 'French Poodles', as Standard Poodles are actually very uncommon in France, with Toy and Miniature versions being preferred.

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* Poodles being seen as prissy and lame is ironic as they're a hunting breed. They're also known as one of the smartest dog breeds. The stereotypical 'poodle cut' "poodle cut" is designed to keep a poodle's vital organs warm in cold water, while removing any excess fur that would soak up water and hinder the dog's movement. There's a BrokenBase amongst Standard Poodle owners though, as the smaller Toy and Miniature versions have been known to have more behavioral problems (possibly due to improper breeding due to their popularity).
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popularity). It's also ironic how Standard Poodles are associated with France and referred to as 'French Poodles', "French Poodles", as Standard Poodles are actually very uncommon in France, with Toy and Miniature versions being preferred. preferred.
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* 1960s L.P. record comedian Vaughn Meader and his troupe did a routine about a canine trial where the defendant was a German Shepard in the employ of the Alabama State Police, acting like a Nazi war criminal who was "just following orders" when he attacked children. An English Bulldog, French Poodle, and Russian Wolfhound are all in attendance.

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* 1960s L.P. record comedian Vaughn Meader and his troupe did a routine about a canine trial where the defendant was a German Shepard Shepherd in the employ of the Alabama State Police, acting like a Nazi war criminal who was "just following orders" when he attacked children. An English Bulldog, French Poodle, and Russian Wolfhound are all in attendance.



* ''ComicStrip/DogsOfCKennel'' plays this straight with Will being a tough streetwise Pit Bull, Kenny being a hyperactive yet [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} scatterbrained]] Husky, and Iggy, being a NervousWreck Chihuahua. It is subverted with Oliver the Great, who is a [[ThePerfectionist stiff-upper-lipped]] Great Dane.

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* ''ComicStrip/DogsOfCKennel'' plays this straight with Will being a tough streetwise Pit Bull, Kenny being a hyperactive yet [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} scatterbrained]] Husky, and Iggy, Iggy being a NervousWreck Chihuahua. It is subverted with Oliver the Great, who is a [[ThePerfectionist stiff-upper-lipped]] Great Dane.
24th Jan '17 2:55:08 PM margdean56
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* [[BullyBulldog English Bulldogs]] often have English accents (playing on the "British bulldog" {{National Stereotype| s}}) or are big and dumb. The big part may be due to confusion with two bigger breeds - the boxer and the English mastiff - since English Bulldogs are, for the most part, relatively small. In older works they were often [[BullyBulldog cast as]] [[AngryGuardDog villains]]. This portrayal is less common in recent years; nowadays Pitbulls, Dobermans, and Rottweilers are the breeds hit with this stereotype.

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* [[BullyBulldog English Bulldogs]] often have English accents (playing on the "British bulldog" {{National Stereotype| s}}) or are big and dumb. The big part may be due to confusion with two bigger breeds - -- the boxer and the English mastiff - -- since English Bulldogs are, for the most part, relatively small. In older works they were often [[BullyBulldog cast as]] [[AngryGuardDog villains]]. This portrayal is less common in recent years; nowadays Pitbulls, Dobermans, and Rottweilers are the breeds hit with this stereotype.



* Golden Retrievers and Laborador Retrivers are FunPersonified and are almost always depicted as a FriendToAllChildren. Labs also have a reputation for being [[DogsAreDumb dumb]] and [[BigEater always hungry]].

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* Golden Retrievers and Laborador Retrivers Retrievers are FunPersonified and are almost always depicted as a FriendToAllChildren. Labs also have a reputation for being [[DogsAreDumb dumb]] and [[BigEater always hungry]].



* Border Collies are very FunPersonified but when It comes to work they take their duties seriously. They are focused, hard working and prideful, but because of this they also tend to consider themselves better/smarter/more useful than other pets/household animals.

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* Border Collies are very FunPersonified but when It it comes to work they take their duties seriously. They are focused, hard working and prideful, but because of this they also tend to consider themselves better/smarter/more useful than other pets/household animals.
4th Jan '17 9:42:48 PM DrY9K
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* Barry the Bulldog from ''Film/MeetTheFeebles'' is every bulldog stereotype rolled into one: [[TheBrute brutal]], thuggish, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking British]], he serves as Bletch's personal bodyguard.

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* Barry the Bulldog from ''Film/MeetTheFeebles'' is every bulldog stereotype rolled into one: one (except for being dumb): [[TheBrute brutal]], thuggish, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking British]], he serves as Bletch's personal bodyguard.
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