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18th Jul '16 10:44:20 PM PaulA
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* The dogs in the movie ''{{Babe}}'' are the leaders of all the farm-animals, and most intelligent; meanwhile the cat is pure evil.

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* The dogs in the movie ''{{Babe}}'' ''Film/{{Babe}}'' are the leaders of all the farm-animals, and most intelligent; meanwhile the cat is pure evil.
27th Jun '16 2:47:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* The rottweiler from ''Film/OverTheHedge'', whose only spoken words (in a WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo-like voice) are "Play? Play!" This was specifically done to avoid them being portrayed as a vicious attack dog, which is a common fear among children, their target audience.

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* The rottweiler from ''Film/OverTheHedge'', ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'', whose only spoken words (in a WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo-like voice) are "Play? Play!" This was specifically done to avoid them being portrayed as a vicious attack dog, which is a common fear among children, their target audience.



* In ''WatershipDown'', dogs are just another one of the ''many'' enemies the rabbit protagonists have to deal with, but they still show this trope. Rowsbery Woof, a minor figure in rabbit mythology, is a complete drooling moron, and the dog that shows up in the climax never has any lines and is treated as a giant monster.

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* In ''WatershipDown'', ''Literature/WatershipDown'', dogs are just another one of the ''many'' enemies the rabbit protagonists have to deal with, but they still show this trope. Rowsbery Woof, a minor figure in rabbit mythology, is a complete drooling moron, and the dog that shows up in the climax never has any lines and is treated as a giant monster.



* Basically the entire point of ''MarleyAndMe'', in both film and book form. Marley was a tremendously loyal dog, and the overall plot is about how that affected the writer's life, but he was also a rather dim-witted, headstrong dog, which caused a great deal of trouble because of his physical size.
* Played straight in ''AnimalFarm''. The female dog is loyal, but not terribly bright, which is why [[spoiler: she allows Napoleon to take her puppies and raise them to be his blood-thirsty, single-minded minions.]] In all fairness, she didn't know what he was going to do.
* Many of DaveBarry's columns about dogs play up their stupidity. Roger in his novel ''Literature/BigTrouble'' is stated to have the intelligence of celery, though he at least knows enough not to mess with the Enemy Toad again after it gave him a face full of bufotenine. In fact, some people have accused Barry of being a dog-hater, apparently not noticing that he has evidently owned multiple dogs for years (Barry himself responding to such claims: "Perhaps from these peoples' perspective, dogs are intelligent, but I'm not going to go there.")

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* Basically the entire point of ''MarleyAndMe'', ''Literature/MarleyAndMe'', in both film and book form. Marley was a tremendously loyal dog, and the overall plot is about how that affected the writer's life, but he was also a rather dim-witted, headstrong dog, which caused a great deal of trouble because of his physical size.
* Played straight in ''AnimalFarm''.''Literature/AnimalFarm''. The female dog is loyal, but not terribly bright, which is why [[spoiler: she allows Napoleon to take her puppies and raise them to be his blood-thirsty, single-minded minions.]] In all fairness, she didn't know what he was going to do.
* Many of DaveBarry's Creator/DaveBarry's columns about dogs play up their stupidity. Roger in his novel ''Literature/BigTrouble'' is stated to have the intelligence of celery, though he at least knows enough not to mess with the Enemy Toad again after it gave him a face full of bufotenine. In fact, some people have accused Barry of being a dog-hater, apparently not noticing that he has evidently owned multiple dogs for years (Barry himself responding to such claims: "Perhaps from these peoples' perspective, dogs are intelligent, but I'm not going to go there.")



* The dog in ''DuckHunt''. Look at that dopey expression when you shoot a duck. And when you fail... it laughs, entertained at your failure, while you're no doubt [[TooDumbToLive feeling sociopathic, looking very frustrated and have a loaded shotgun in your hands.]] Unfortunately, you can't ShootTheDog.

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* The dog in ''DuckHunt''.''VideoGame/DuckHunt''. Look at that dopey expression when you shoot a duck. And when you fail... it laughs, entertained at your failure, while you're no doubt [[TooDumbToLive feeling sociopathic, looking very frustrated and have a loaded shotgun in your hands.]] Unfortunately, you can't ShootTheDog.
19th Jun '16 9:20:25 AM Andyroid
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* Dogs in Minecraft are rather infamous for falling off of cliffs and into lava, and for attacking anything the player attacks, which could mean their death.

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* Dogs in Minecraft ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' are rather infamous for falling off of cliffs and into lava, and for attacking anything the player attacks, which could mean their death.


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* The ''WebComic/{{Gunshow}}'' strip [[http://gunshowcomic.com/276 Dog Problems]] features a dog locked in the bathroom of an airplane. He's more concerned with how he's supposed to drink out of the toilet, how he got on the plane in the first place, and where "the other dog" (his reflection in the bathroom mirror) came from than [[spoiler: the fact the airplane is about to crash]].
18th Jun '16 10:12:51 PM Whitewings
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** Lockjaw isn't actually a dog. He's an Inhuman whose exposure to the Terrigen Mists changed him into a dog-like shape.

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** Lockjaw isn't actually a dog. He's an Inhuman whose exposure to the Terrigen Mists changed him into a dog-like shape. [[DependingOnTheWriter Usually.]]
10th Jun '16 10:11:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Novelist DeanKoontz tends to write canine characters as smarter than most dogs (even excluding ''Watchers'', which involves a genetically engineered dog of human intelligence).

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* Novelist DeanKoontz Creator/DeanKoontz tends to write canine characters as smarter than most dogs (even excluding ''Watchers'', which involves a genetically engineered dog of human intelligence).
23rd May '16 7:48:16 PM AmericanArwen
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** Its more than that. Unlike wolf packs, Moscow's stray dogs, particularly the beggar dogs, have a hierarchy where dominance is determined by intelligence rather than physical strength. Not only do they know how to navigate the subway systems as demonstrated above, but also recognize and use crosswalk signals with fatalities being a rarity. They are adept at figuring out the psychologies of each person in order to determine which technique will work best, even sending out their cutest, smallest members of the pack to garner more success in begging from them.

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** Its It's more than that. Unlike wolf packs, Moscow's stray dogs, particularly the beggar dogs, have a hierarchy where dominance is determined by intelligence rather than physical strength. Not only do they know how to navigate the subway systems as demonstrated above, but also recognize and use crosswalk signals with fatalities being a rarity. They are adept at figuring out the psychologies of each person in order to determine which technique will work best, even sending out their cutest, smallest members of the pack to garner more success in begging from them.
14th May '16 3:15:29 PM Griffonmender
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* Mandy's dog Saliva from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' despite being owned by the smartest character on the show he is quite stupid.

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* Mandy's dog Saliva from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' despite ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. Despite being owned by the smartest character on the show show, he is quite stupid.
14th Apr '16 1:00:45 AM MsChibi
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* Spunky from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' was this. There was even a promo-short for the series called "How to Tell if Your Dog is Brainless."
4th Apr '16 6:33:09 PM KimiFW
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* "Bandit" in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' is fairly intelligent for a dog, and often saves Johnny and the team from danger.

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* "Bandit" in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' is fairly intelligent for a dog, and often saves Johnny Jonny and the team from danger.
4th Apr '16 6:32:24 PM KimiFW
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** Oddly though, his cleverness it usually applied in stealing food.

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** Oddly though, his cleverness it is usually applied in stealing food.



* "Bandit" in ''Johnny Quest'' is fairly intelligent for a dog, and often saves Johnny and the team from danger.

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* "Bandit" in ''Johnny Quest'' ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' is fairly intelligent for a dog, and often saves Johnny and the team from danger.
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