Characters: Pound Puppies (2010)
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The Pound Puppies
Voiced by Eric McCormack
- Catch Phrase: "Go dogs, go!"
- Disappeared Dad
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: As Lucky's father Slick explained in "I Never Barked For My Father", Lucky had to stop thinking about it as a puppy and think about it from his father's perspective, or for you as the viewer, as Slick's role as a pet. Slick was actually the dog of the neighbors of Lucky's mother's humans, not of his mother's humans as Lucky thought. When the neighbors moved across town, they naturally took Slick with them.)
- The Hero
- The Leader
- Expy: Of Cooler
- Oblivious to Love: In "Olaf In Love". Though both he and Cookie nervously denied their feelings when Kiki, the featured puppy, made mention of them being "more than friends", Cookie pointedly brought up of Lucky's blindness to her feelings (and his own?), in relation to Olaf dating city librarian Gertrude Washburn.
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: When Lucky was a puppy, his father would be gone for hours or even days at a time, until one day he left for good. As noted above, this is because his dad belonged to another family.
Voiced by Yvette Nicole Brown
- Berserk Button: Do not touch her belly.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Expy: Of Nose Marie
- The Lancer
- Mama Bear: With Cupcake.
- Sassy Black Woman: Downplayed. While she lives with a multiracial family with a black father, none of them speak in the manner that she does.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Cookie is a bit more complicated. At first, she didn't have anything, other than her eyelashes. (Her collar is black.) After seeing Dolly flirt her way into getting the male dogs to fawn over her in the episode "The General", she becomes jealous. By the end, Dolly gives Cookie the pink bow that she's seen with from that point on.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Strudel's Girly Girl.
Voiced by John DiMaggio
- Big Eater
- Big Friendly Dog
- The Big Guy
- The Cutie
- The Ditz: He does have his moments of brilliance though.
- Expy: Of Bright Eyes
- Hidden Depths: Niblet can walk and dance quite well on his hind legs because he used to perform in the circus as a dancing dog.
- Kind Hearted Simpleton
- Ping-Pong Naïveté
- Too Dumb to Live: It's mentioned in one episode that he likes to chew rocks.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Squirt.
Voiced by Michael Rapaport
- Berserk Button: Don't call him "Pizza Breath".
- Brutal Honesty: See Nice Job Breaking It, Hero.
- Deadpan Snarker
- The Face
- Expy: Of Whopper
- Hidden Depths: Squirt (aka Wings) was once a championship Frisb— um, that is, Zoomit champion dog, thanks to his ears.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Joisey: If the voice weren't enough, Squirt mentions he's from Hoboken in "I Never Barked For My Father".
- The Smart Guy
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He's normally the reason that pups randomly either run away because he uses Brutal Honesty behind their backs, and this is taken Up to Eleven when he was the one who gave Rebound her idea to find Agatha in the episode when she went on a vacation. Squirt told her that we once had a friend whose owner left and never came back.
- The Napoleon: Has a bit of a temper.
- Street Smart
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Niblet.
- Gadgeteer Genius
- Herr Doktor: Aside from her accent, she's also a dachshund, a breed of dog that originated in Germany.
- Hidden Depths: Strudel is quite knowledgeable about dog shows because she used to be a show dog herself (though she's quick to add she's never actually won).
- The Professor
- Expy: Of Howler
- The Smart Girl
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Cookie's Tomboy, though it's downplayed.
The Super Secret Pup Club
A group of Pound Puppies in-training. While they formed in season 2, although Rebound has made regular appearances since the third episode, and Cupcake debuted in "Mutternal Instincts". When Patches was introduced, the club was formed and they have rarely been seen without each other.
Tropes Applied to The Super Secret Pup Club as a Whole
- Cheerful Puppies
- Cast Herd
- Deuteragonists: Since the team's start in Season 2, the puppies have been frequently appearing in the episodes. Oftentimes, one (particularly Rebound) or all of them have some impact on the plot.
- Kid Appeal Characters
- Ridiculously Cute Puppies
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Cupcake and Rebound respectively as the latter shows more feminine quirks than the former. It's downplayed though.
- Two Girls and a Guy
Voiced by Brooke Goldner
- Annoying Younger Sibling: To Niblet.
- Cute Clumsy Girl
- Cute Little Fang: Added after her debut episode.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Not herself but she does inflict this Non-romantically to Princess in "The Fraud Princess".
- Genki Girl
- Motor Mouth
Voiced by Cree Summer
Voiced by Rene Auberjonois
- Adult Child
- Deadpan Snarker: Sums up how he acts to everyone who isn't his mother
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Hates The Job, Loves The Publicity
- Lazy Bum
- Punny Name
- The Unfavorite: Everyone seems to get warmth from Mrs. McLeish — Rebound, her suitors, and so on — but him.
Voiced by M. Emmett Walsh
- Beleaguered Assistant
- Nice Guy
- Singing Voice Dissonance: His singing voice is quite high and elegant which contrasts with his awkward, slightly low speaking voice.
Voiced by Betty WhiteRebound's owner and Leonard's mother, and ex-dog hater.
- I Have No Son: Briefly when she learned her son is a dog catcher. But soon changed her mind after adopting Rebound.
- Meganekko: She wears cat-eye glasses.
- Miniature Senior Citizen
- Why Did It Have to Be Dogs?: She's not afraid of them, she just really hates them. Until she met Rebound who changed her mind about dogs when the pup's hyperactivity made her feel young again.
Voiced by Jim Parsons
- Knight Templar: Thinks that he's doing what's correct regardless of compatibility.
- Knight of Cerebus: He's even dressed in a WWII-style uniform in "McLeish Unleashed". Through the second season, he's the most antagonistic character to appear in the show.
Voiced by Grey DeLisleAn upbeat and sometimes overbearing young girl. She becomes Lucky's owner in "Lucky Gets Adopted."
Mr. Nut Nut
Voiced by Alanna UbachStrudel's assistant.
- Butt Monkey
- Nice Hat: His nut helmet
- Oblivious Adoption: He was adopted by a dog family as a baby. This was why his younger self acted more like a puppy than a squirrel.
- The Unintelligible: To anyone who isn't Strudel, anyway
Voiced by Yvette Nicole BrownMr. Nut Nut's partner with a singed tail.
Cuddlesworth P. Wigglebottom
Voiced by Ted BiaselliA rich dog who looks a lot like Squirt. He is weary of his rich lifestyle and trades places with Squirt to be a Pound Puppy. They're both back to their normal lives at the end.
- The Bus Came Back: He reappears in the episode "The Ruff Ruff Bunch".
- Camp Straight
- Identical Stranger: To Squirt in "Prince and the Pupper".
- Interspecies Romance: With Madame Pickypuss (a cat).
- Large Ham
Voiced by Tress MacNeilleA cat and Cuddlesworth's best friend.
The Kennel Kittens
- Anti-Hero/Anti-Villain: They have a noble goal of getting kittens to their perfect people, but are pretty keen on sabotaging the Pound Puppies' operations to accomplish said goal.
- The Rival: To the Pound Puppies
Voiced by Eric McCormackThe cat who leads the Kennel Kittens.
CinnamonA newborn puppy featured in the season 2 finale, "Pound Preemies".
- Dub Name Change: His name is Velvet Belly in the Canadian version.
Voiced by Fred Stoller
- Brilliant but Lazy: Manages to expose the Kennel Kitten's operation that interfered the Pound Puppies' operation.
- Deadpan Snarker: Oh, so you noticed? That's nice.
- The Eeyore: In his first appearance, slightly less so after that
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Tends to be pretty blunt and distant, yet is a decent dog deep down.
- Perpetual Frowner
- Trademark Favorite Food: He enjoys chewing on shoes.