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-> '''Dr. Light:''' Behold! my greatest invention! [[VideoGame/MegaMan Rush, the robotic dog!]]
-> '''[[IdiotHero Mega Man]]:''' What? A robotic dog? What's so great about that? Does it [[TransformingMecha transform]] or something?
-> '''Dr. Light:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint A transforming robotic dog? Of course! Absolutely brilliant]]!
-->-- ''BobAndGeorge''

{{Robot}}s are cool. Dogs are cool. Put them them together and you get a Robot Dog!

Makes for an excellent RobotBuddy, because dogs are, of course, [[CanineCompanion man's best friend]].
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime]]
* In the late 1970s anime ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'', the two heroes ride on a giant dog-shaped mecha.
* Friender from any incarnation of ''Anime/NeoHumanCasshern'' (save the live action movie), who was a WeCanRebuildHim case. Friender is also the inspiration for [[VideoGame/MegaMan Rush]].
* Balican from ''ChargemanKen'' was Ken's sidekick robot dog.
* Peach from Demashita!PowerpuffGirlsZ.
* One briefly appears in the third arc of ''LightNovel/JinruiWaSuitaiShimashita''. Quite vicious.
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[[folder:Fanfic]]
* In ''FanFic/NobodyDies'', Zwei, or [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Unit-02 as you may know him,]] is a 200-foot-tall killing machine that thinks that it's Asuka's doggie; it's a deliberate {{Expy}} of Dug from ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''.
* In ''FanFic/PaperMarioCountdownToChaos'' is Chomptron V3.141, a large, rideable mechanical mutt that can fire [[FrickinLaserBeams laser beams]] and cause a lot of damage to enemies.
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[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''Star TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' has a card "Dogbot" which is probably an {{Expy}} of Series/DoctorWho's K9.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Robbie the Robot Dog from TheDCU.
* Spot, Krypto's robotic friend, from an issue of ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}''.
* Pooch, Manhunter's pet, from ''TangentComics''.
* ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}} built a robot dog in his self-titled comic series.
* Valeria Richards built a robot dog in ''The MightyAvengers''.
* Half-Face, from the MarvelUniverse, invented several devices including a robot dog.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Rags the Robot Dog in Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Sleeper'':
-->'''Rags:''' Woof, woof, woof. Hello, I'm Rags.
* The remake of TheStepfordWives contains a robot dog which looks like a toy dog made of gold rubber. Due to the movie's inability to decide whether the wives were robot replacements or just had mind control chips, it could either be an actual robot or [[FridgeHorror an actual dog put into a toy-like body that can barely walk]]. A minor plot point suggests the latter.
* [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078924 CHOMPS]], basically an ADT terminal that looks like a mutt. It's as stupid as it sounds.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The Creator/IsaacAsimov story "Robutt" is about a boy and his robot dog.
* The "rat things" of Creator/NealStephenson's ''Literature/SnowCrash'' combine actual dogs with robotic parts to create extremely deadly guards.
* In Yevgeni Veltistov's ''Ressi - An Elusive Friend'', the titular character is a robotic dog built by a child android named Elektronik as a companion. The dog is highly intelligent and, while incapable of human speech, could remotely transmit data directly to Elektronik. Ressi (which is an acronym) can run and swim extremely fast. In fact, it becomes a plot point after Ressi is captured and reprogrammed by a CorruptCorporateExecutive, as there is almost nothing manmade at sea capable of swimming at Ressi's top nautical speed, which equals to that of a swordfish (about 50 mph). Ressi is finally re-captured by the only boat capable of reaching that speed underwater.
* The Hound in {{Fahrenheit 451}}. Interestingly, it may not have actually looked much like a dog since it was built as an octopod, but Bradbury was a little vague on the details.
* ''[[Literature/TimeMachineSeries The Rings of Saturn]]'' has one of these protecting the mansion of an important senator. It can be switched from ferocious guard dog mode to a lovable, face-licking pooch mode.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Robbie built one of these in an an episode of ''LazyTown''. The dog attacks when the word 'trouble' is uttered. There's even a song about him.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' and later ''TheSarahJaneAdventures'' have K-9.
** Averted in a Series 6 episode when [[TheNthDoctor The Eleventh Doctor]] advises Craig to avoid stepping on Yappy, the Robot Dog, then remarks that it wasn't as much fun as he remembers.
* Muffy II the robot Daggit in the 1970s ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Classic}}''.
* Murphy in ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger''.
* R.I.C. 2.0 (Robotic Interactive Canine) from ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', he can transform into a {{BFG}} for the rangers, or a PoweredArmor for the Red Ranger. Or a scooter to ride on when the bumbling assistant scientist pretended to be a Ranger. He really becomes a DoAnythingRobot, with a lot of random things added to him just because they could when said assistant and the tech-savvy Ranger, Bridge, upgraded him in their spare time.
* A few Zords have been giant robot ''wolves'', including the Blue Ninjazord from ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', the [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Wolf Wildzord]], the [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Wolf Galactabeast]] who turned from a giant wolf into a giant robot wolf, the [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Wolf Animal Spirit]] (a giant robotic-looking wolf... ''made out of pure ki.'') Yeah, Power Rangers a big on giant robot wolves.
* ''MyNameIsEarl'': when the gang move into the local big box store because they think [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem Y2K]] destroyed all civilization, [[TheDitz Randy]] took up residence in the toy department and made friends with a toy robot dog.
* The eponymous hero of ''Series/TetsuwanTanteiRobotack'' is one.
* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' where Cameron goes to a convention on Artificial Intelligence and gets barked at by an AIBO robot, as dogs can detect Terminators.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The TheyMightBeGiants song "The Ballad of Davy Crockett ([[RecycledInSpace In Outer Space]])" mentions a robot drone that Crockett reprograms into a robot dog.
* mc chris's ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Robot Dog]]''.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* There was a ''FrankAndErnest'' comic in which a robotic dog was referred to as a "dogmatic".
* In a throwaway gag in an early ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, Dilbert built one. Dogbert was scared he was being replaced, but it turned out that Dilbert had made the robot dog to be Dogbert's servant.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* This [[MyLittlePanzer spoof toy ad]] (in Spanish) by the now defunct Mexican music station, Radioactivo 98.5: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9sCOIYMu-w Fuchi el Robo-perro]] (Fuchi the Robo-dog). For added black humor: "Gain some extra money by signing Fuchi to dog fighting! Just don't tell anybody that he's a robot, Hehe!"
-->'''Dog Ringer:''' Come on [[Film/AmoresPerros Coffee]]! To the right! Go for the neck!
-->''*Shhhhrrrrippp...*'' ''*Crunch*''
-->'''Dog Ringer:''' Cofffffeeeee!!!!!!!!

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[[folder:Tabletop RPG]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'':
** A petbot in the shape of a dog appears in the adventure ''Send in the Clones''.
** A few missions also include doberbots. Naturally, a doberbot's primary combat tactic is [[AttackAttackAttack "attack someone until they die, attack someone else until they die, attack someone ''else'' until they die..."]]
* ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'': One of the countless "cybershell" robot body configurations described in this setting is the "Cyberdog".
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Energy Hounds from ''{{Bionicle}}''.
* The Alphas from Mechatars
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Dog from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}''. Not too dog-shaped, but it has a dog-like behavior and name. Then again, Alyx said he used to be "yay-high", implying that Dog was more dog-like until Alyx began "adding on to him".
* The Mecha-Chomps from ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]'' were robotic Chain Chomps with the body of a standard robot dog.
* ''{{Nintendogs}} + [[{{CuteKitten}} Cats]]'' has a Robopup that is unlocked with 11,000 owner points or 34 days of play. The voucher to get it is "[[{{ItemCrafting}} crafted]]" from the secondhand shop using an extensive number of material items.
* K9 in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' is a cyborg, but close enough to qualify.
** As is Rex from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''
* Rush, VideoGame/MegaMan's robot dog. There's also the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot giant, fire-breathing robot dogs]] in Wood Man's stage.
** [[Music/BrentalFloss Kill a robot fish, kill a robot frog and then I ride off on my robot dog!]]
* The K9000 enemy from ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}''.
* The FENRIS Mechs from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''.
** The Collector's Edition of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' includes a non-hostile version that inhabits the cargo-bay. It's explained she belongs to one of the scientists in charge of retrofitting the ''Normandy'' and accidentally was left behind when the ship had to bug-out during the Reaper invasion. Her owner later sends Shepard an email asking them to take care of "Sophie" and make sure she gets her walks.
* In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'', you can build your very own robot dog. In addition to unlocking new puzzles, he can be used to tell you when there are hidden things in the area.
* In ''SecretOfEvermore'', your dog would change according to the region he was in. Naturally, the "future" world made him a robot (and a toaster).
* A robotic bulldog is a type of enemy in ''VideoGame/SecretAgent'', described as "not a man's best friend". Curiously, these are always found near tiny little dog houses.
* In ''SecretAgentBarbie'', one of {{Franchise/Barbie}}ís gadgets is a tiny and rather cute robot dog.
* MEL from the late 1990s ''BlasterSeries'' games.
* The IF Prototype LQ-84i, or Dog-Shaped Robot Buddy "Bladewolf" from ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''. First fought as a sub-boss in Mission R-01, Raiden later takes him in for repairs and slight reprogramming, and the Bladewolf joins him on a few scouting missions later in the game.
** The LQ-84i is an experimental version of the LQ-84 Fenrir, which while being less intelligent, has no problems with attempting to kill Raiden without hesitation.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* [[NonHumanSidekick Snuffy the Pooch]] from ''Webcomic/ABeginnersGuideToTheEndOfTheUniverse'' gradually turns into one of these, as the protagonist uses his RealityWarper powers to upgrade her into a {{cyborg}}.
* ''{{Achewood}}'' has Roast Beef's pet AIBO, Winston.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] expresses his distaste for these things as video game enemies in his [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/linkara/at4w/6919-at4wwadm Adamantium Rage review]]:
-->"Ugh, a robot dog. Why do video game designers always include dogs? They're one of the most annoying enemies ever!"
* FiveSecondFilms' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhRk45Sdg2o Robodog]]".
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Subverted in ''TheJetsons'', as Lectronimo was nowhere near as good as Astro.
** Also there's Cogswell's robot dog, Centro.
* DynomuttDogWonder, with the Blue Falcon. He later appeared on ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', as well.
** Dynomutt also appeared in ''HarveyBirdman''. RIP.
** Dynomutt gets a guest appearance on an episode of ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated, wherein he is given an origin story that also incorporates the world of JohnnyQuest and reveals him (in that continuity at least) to be a cyborg made by Doctor Quest from a loyal security dog that had been injured by one of Doctor Xin's agents.
* Goddard from ''TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron''.
* A robotic dog was featured as a rival for ScoobyDoo in ''APupNamedScoobyDoo''.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' had a robotic dog show up in the theme song. [[OpeningShoutOut They actually build it]] in "Canderemy".
* Robo-Puppy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', which is a direct parody of Sony's AIBO mentioned below. Bender actually [[KickTheDog kicks the Robo-dog]]!
-->'''Robo-Puppy:''' Robo-Puppy commencing two hour yipping session: YIP! YIP! YIP! YIP! YIP! YIP!
* 1-Rover-1 from ''BattleOfThePlanets''.
* Rover in ''Planet 51''.
* Sniffer [=McGross=] from ''{{Grossology}}''.
* [[spoiler:Preston turns out to be one of these]] in ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit: WesternAnimation/ACloseShave''.
* Sari's pet Sparkplug in ''TransformersAnimated''.
* K-999 in ''TheProblemSolverz''. He's actually not very helpful and constantly insults and pranks the team.
* In the AnimatedAdaptation of ''ThePartridgeFamily'', Danny had a robot dog named Orbit.
* Again, MEL from ''BlastersUniverse''.
* Robodie from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010'' featured Toyoshiko, Bark Friend Machine. She shared a {{Partially Civilized|Animal}} intellect with the other dogs, yet still managed to be slightly lower in societal stature.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Sony's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIBO AIBO series of robots]] were literal robot dogs, or at least as close as was possible within the limits of artificial intelligence.
* Hasbro's Furreal Friends included Biscuit, a robot dog for kids.
* Poo-Chi, a robot dog for kids (followed by Meow-Chi, Chirpie-Chi [bird] and Dino-Chi), which came in various colors. Among the variants were a poodle, a bulldog and three dalmatians (actually Domino, Little Dipper and Oddball, to promote ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 102 Dalmatians]]''. The toys were made from 2000 to 2002. One of the complaints about them was that ''they wouldn't shut up!''
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