!!The 2010 series contains examples of:
* AlternateAesopInterpretation: Was "''The General''" about being in touch with your feminine side, or about being appreciated for your own talents?
** [[TakeAThirdOption Yes.]]
* BaseBreaker: Lucky. Viewers seem to be pretty divided on Lucky.
* ClicheStorm: [[TropesAreNotBad Not a bad one]], but there's nothing really new about it and the plots are fairly predictable with a few exceptions.
* CriticalResearchFailure: The "Kennel Kittens". Apparently the writer of this version had never heard of the "Pound Purries". Although it could also be just as likely that they wanted to avoid creating a complete {{Snowclone}} of their canine counterparts.
* EarWorm: "Happy that You're Home"
* EnsembleDarkhorse: A few examples, given the wide range of characters involved
** Fang from the episode "Rebel Without A Collar"
** Zipper from "Zipper The Zoomit Dog". Her voice is easily recognized by TaraStrong who also voiced[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]].
** Pepper the in-training police pup from "The K9 Kid" and "Elementary My Dear Pup"
** Barlow from um..."[[ShapedLikeItself Barlow]]"
** Giblet from "When Niblet Met Giblet"
** Dot from "Lucky is Adopted"
* JerkassWoobie:
** Sterling Von Oxnard in "My Fair Rebound". He tries to sabotage Rebound during the dog show, but only because he thinks that, if he loses, his owner will put him up for sale. Why? Because that's what most of his previous owners did. It makes it much more satisfying when Mildred finally starts showing him some love at the end of the episode.
** Cookie [[spoiler: during the second half of "Mutternal Instincts".]]
** Ace is this when his reason on why his [[FantasticRacism attitude against dogs was revealed]]. [[spoiler: He used to be best friends with a puppy until the same puppy left to be with his perfect person, leaving Ace lonely and heartbroken]].
* LoveItOrHateIt: This show is considered either really great or really boring.
* MartyStu: Lucky ''really'' seemed like this in earlier episodes. Thankfully, later episodes fleshed him out more though he's still quite the InvincibleHero.
* MemeticMolester: Poor Niblet, thanks to his [[MemeticMutation infamous]] "[[{{Mondegreen}} Secret butt fun]]" line.
* MemeticMutation: SECRET BUTT FUN!
* NeedsMoreLove: [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Compared]] [[WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012 to]] [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime the]] [[WesternAnimation/DanVs other]] [[WesternAnimation/SheZow shows]] on Creator/TheHub, this show often seems overlooked by fans.
* NightmareFuel: There's the cult-like family of cats owned by a [[CrazyCatLady Crazy Cat Man]] named Bernie in "Hello Kitten". The lead cat speaks in an unhinged tone about how they never leave the house and are so comfortable with their lives as she and the others gang up on the adoptee kitten Spoons. Other cats in this family are shown with crazy eyes and performing typical cat activities in an almost robotic manner. Their mannerisms, as well as the rundown house they live in, [[FridgeHorror make you wonder just what he does to them]].
-->'''Lead Cat''': None of us has left the house in ages...
** "Fright at the Museum" has a few instances of this for younger viewers, due to its plot of an evil mummy cat seemingly coming back to life. Squirt and Niblet have seemingly lost their friends and are being hunted by this moaning, groaning undead feline. [[spoiler:It turns out to be the chief security guard's pet cat dressed up so the guard can repair the real thing. And their friends were only locked away in the guard's closet the whole time. However, [[RealAfterAll the real mummy cat's eyes start to glow]]...[[BolivianArmyEnding and the Pound Puppies are trapped in said closet right next door]]...]]
** While it's a bit {{Narm}}y, "Zoltron" begins with the titular alleged alien-Pug making [[HellIsThatNoise eerie whining noises]] and essentially stalking Olaf with a constant, creepy stare.
** In-verse, [[UglyCute Freddie]] of "Nightmare on Pound Street" was this for several people, especially on Halloween, due to his deformed face.
* RelationshipWritingFumble / NoYay: In "Mutternal Instincts", Cookie and Cupcake are like mother and daughter (or sisters). Their relationship is actually pretty well written, except for how the dogs refer to Cookie's and Cupcake's bonding as [[MayDecemberRomance falling in love.]]
** Romance is the usual way many think of "falling in love", but it isn't always; it just depends on how you think of the phrase.
* SoOkayItsAverage: General consensus is that it's not too bad a show, but nothing really outstanding, either. Most fans expecting another ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (or given who created the series, another ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'') were disappointed.
* {{Squick}}: The first part of ''Pound Preemies'' features all the [[SarcasmMode wonderfulness]] of puppy birth. It's not as bad as most examples, and it isn't shown on screen (it ''is'' a kids show, after all), but it can be slightly uncomfortable to more squeamish viewers.
* TearJerker: In Toyoshiko!, [[spoiler: Toyoshiko basically commits suicide by jumping into a large magnet, thus erasing her memory.]] Sure, at the end of the episode, [[spoiler: Strudel 'repairs' her, but all she did was make another Toyoshiko, it's not the same Toyoshiko. Her memories are gone, and our personalities are, to a significant degree, decided by our memories. Eventually, the original Toyoshiko's personality and the new Toyoshiko's personalities will have diverged, although Strudel won't notice, because the original Toyoshiko didn't live long enough for her memories to develop her base personality.]] Also, she never appears in another episode, which is odd, considering she's supposedly the only one to really understand Strudel.
* ToughActToFollow: The creators also made ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', considered to be one of the best (if not ''the'' best) cartoons of the late 90's, and fans expecting something exactly like it were a bit disappointed.
* UglyCute: Ralph
* UncannyValley: Some characters (''especially'' the humans and a few animals) look weird due to a strange mix of "cutesy" and "cartoonish", though moreso in the first seven episodes by 9 Story Entertainment. The DHX Media episodes look much better.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Patches. He sounds like a girl (obviously because he is voiced by [=Jessica Di Cicco=]), yet he is often referred to as male.
** [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics Patches doesn't have eyelashes.]]
* TheWoobie:
** Yipper from the episode The Yipper Caper. He spends most of the episode with low self esteem, whimpering because he thinks nobody wants him. Of course, he gets a happy ending but just watching in the the beginning and middle parts of the episode is enough to want to cuddle him.
** Boots from "It's Elementary My Dear Pup Club"
** Taboo from the episode of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin same name]] which has him suffering low-self esteem after strings of "bad-luck" happening around him [[spoiler: by the same cats whom "cursed" him VIA act of sabotage for tuna]].
** Niblet and Giblet [[spoiler: in the near end of "When Niblet Met Giblet".]]
** Spoons from "Hello Kitten"
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