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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.
4th Jan '17 9:38:47 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.
** Subverted with Lucille the Poodle, however. She's a nice, sweet little dog who'd never hurt a fly. Really, the only thing stereotypical about her is her gender.
22nd Dec '16 5:07:51 PM Pichu-kun
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* This trope is played pretty straight in ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven.'' Charlie is a German Shepherd and is generally portrayed as TheHero of the movie, while Carface is a pitbull who is an aggressive, murderous mob boss and is the main villain of the movie.

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* This trope is played pretty straight in ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven.'' Charlie is a German Shepherd and is generally portrayed as TheHero of the movie, while Carface is a pitbull Pitbull who is an aggressive, murderous mob boss and is the main villain of the movie.movie. The [[WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven sequel]] features a female Saluki as Charlie's love interest.



* Almost played straight in ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''. Dodger is a fast-talking, street-wise mutt JiveTurkey, Tito is a chihuahua with a HairTriggerTemper, Georgette the poodle is a spoiled literal RichBitch, the {{Ironic Nickname}}d Einstein exemplifies the Great Dane's GoodIsDumb stereotype, Rita the saluki, as per the SmurfettePrinciple is the only female of Dodger's gang, and dobermans Rosco and Desoto are the classic {{Angry Guard Dog}}s. Only Francis violates the rule, being a well-educated bulldog with an appreciation for the arts and a British accent ({{Irony}}).

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* Almost played straight in ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''. Dodger is a fast-talking, street-wise mutt JiveTurkey, Tito is a chihuahua Chihuahua with a HairTriggerTemper, Georgette the poodle Poodle is a spoiled literal RichBitch, the {{Ironic Nickname}}d Einstein exemplifies the Great Dane's GoodIsDumb stereotype, Rita the saluki, Saluki, as per the SmurfettePrinciple is the only female of Dodger's gang, and dobermans Dobermans Rosco and Desoto are the classic {{Angry Guard Dog}}s. Only Francis violates the rule, being a well-educated bulldog Bulldog with an appreciation for the arts and a British accent ({{Irony}}).



* 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.]]). It's also played straight in the sequel where Scamp, Lady and the Tramp's son runs away to join a pack of 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.

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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 Bulldog with an English accent (Think (think cockney, not [[IAmVeryBritish posh.]]). It's also played straight in the sequel [[Disney/LadyAndTheTrampIIScampsAdventure sequel]] where Scamp, Lady and the Tramp's son runs away to join a pack of 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.



* ''Homeward Bound'''s predecessor ''The Incredible Journey'' (1963) had Luath the young, energetic Labrador Retriever, Tao the Siamese cat, and Bodger the wise, noble old Bull Terrier. (These versions, however, didn't speak.)

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* ''Homeward Bound'''s predecessor ''The Incredible Journey'' ''Literature/TheIncredibleJourney'' (1963) had Luath the young, energetic Labrador Retriever, Tao the Siamese cat, and Bodger the wise, noble old Bull Terrier. (These versions, however, didn't speak.)



* {{Invoked}} in ''The Doberman Gang'', where a group of gangsters uses trained dobermans for a bank job ''specifically'' because they're scary. Also played straight, as they ''are'' well disciplined enough to rob a bank under the direction of training whistles.

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* {{Invoked}} in ''The Doberman Gang'', where a group of gangsters uses trained dobermans Dobermans for a bank job ''specifically'' because they're scary. Also played straight, as they ''are'' well disciplined enough to rob a bank under the direction of training whistles.



* Subverted in ''Cujo'', as well as the novel it was based on, both of which feature an uncommonly vicious rabid Saint Bernard.

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* Subverted in ''Cujo'', ''Literature/{{Cujo}}'', as well as the novel it was based on, both of which feature an uncommonly vicious rabid Saint Bernard.Bernard. He fits the stereotype normally but due to being rabid he is viscous.
22nd Dec '16 10:50:13 AM Pichu-kun
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* [[BullyBulldog 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 rottwielers 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 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, Pitbulls, Dobermans, and rottwielers Rottweilers are the breeds hit with this stereotype.



* Rottweilers are portrayed as being somewhat friendlier than pitbulls, but are dangerous if provoked with jaws that being like a steel trap.

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* Rottweilers are portrayed as being somewhat friendlier than pitbulls, Pit Bulls, but are dangerous if provoked with jaws that being like a steel trap.



* Thin, graceful dogs with flowing, feathery features such as the Saluki or Afghan Hound are invariably portrayed as females, possibly portrayed as TheChick. Stockier dogs with long fur (like the shih tzu) will also get this treatment.

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* Thin, graceful dogs with flowing, feathery features such as the Saluki or Afghan Hound are invariably portrayed as females, possibly portrayed as TheChick. Stockier dogs with long fur (like the shih tzu) Shih Tzu) will also get this treatment.



* Golden Retrievers and Laborador Retrivers are FunPersonified.

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



* 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) are soft and pampered, but desperately devoted to their owners--usually both the dog and the owner are female.female (due to their ears resembling long hair). Expect them to find hidden resources if Mistress is in danger.




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* Bull Terriers are often a mix of English Bulldog stereotypes and Pit Bull stereotypes. They're presented as sweet house dogs and friends to kids just as often as they're angry guard dogs.
* Boston Terriers are {{Big Eater}}s and friendly.
15th Nov '16 3:55:01 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Subverted in ''Film/Cujo'', as well as the novel it was based on, both of which feature an uncommonly vicious rabid Saint Bernard.

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* Subverted in ''Film/Cujo'', ''Cujo'', as well as the novel it was based on, both of which feature an uncommonly vicious rabid Saint Bernard.
15th Nov '16 3:54:18 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Subverted in ''Film/Cujo'', as well as the novel it was based on, both of which feature an uncommonly vicious rabid Saint Bernard.
15th Nov '16 3:52:30 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Saint Bernards are lovably stoic heroes who will [[SaintBernardRescue brave the fiercest blizzard to save the day]]. A brandy barrel attached to their collar is optional.

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* Saint Bernards are lovably stoic heroes who will [[SaintBernardRescue brave the fiercest blizzard to save the day]]. A brandy barrel attached to They will often be shown carrying a flask of alcohol around their collar is optional.necks, even though real Saint Bernards never did this.
15th Nov '16 3:51:06 PM ElSquibbonator
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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}}).

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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.
15th Nov '16 3:49:56 PM ElSquibbonator
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* [[BullyBulldog 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.

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* [[BullyBulldog 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 rottwielers are the breeds hit with this stereotype.



* Pitbulls (Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and American Pit Bull Terriers) are portrayed as invariably savage and ferocious; they are the most likely breeds to be depicted as antagonists. That stereotype is the very reason they are (sadly) the biggest targets of breed-specific legislation (BSL) in RealLife. In older works they tend to be portrayed as good with kids and are often portayed as patriotic, much like modern American works portray German Shepherds.

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* Pitbulls (Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and American Pit Bull Terriers) are portrayed as invariably savage and ferocious; they are the most likely breeds to be depicted as antagonists.ferocious. That stereotype is the very reason they are (sadly) the biggest targets of breed-specific legislation (BSL) in RealLife. In older works they tend to be portrayed as good with kids and are often portayed as patriotic, much like modern American works portray German Shepherds.
15th Nov '16 3:46:41 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Pitbulls (Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and American Pit Bull Terriers) are portrayed as invariably savage and ferocious. That stereotype is the very reason they are (sadly) the biggest targets of breed-specific legislation (BSL) in RealLife. In older works they tend to be portrayed as good with kids and are often portayed as patriotic, much like modern American works portray German Shepherds.

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* Pitbulls (Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and American Pit Bull Terriers) are portrayed as invariably savage and ferocious.ferocious; they are the most likely breeds to be depicted as antagonists. That stereotype is the very reason they are (sadly) the biggest targets of breed-specific legislation (BSL) in RealLife. In older works they tend to be portrayed as good with kids and are often portayed as patriotic, much like modern American works portray German Shepherds.
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