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'''Dogs Of C-Kennel''' is a newspaper comic strip created by Mick Mastroianni and drawn by the ComicStrip/{{BC}} artist Mason Mastroianni. The strip started in October 2007, and relaunched as a full fledged newspaper strip in October 2010.

The comic chronicled the adventures of a group of dogs that lived in a kennel known as C-Kennel. The dogs consisted of Will, a streetwise pit bull and the de facto leader of the group, Tucker, a technologically-inclined schnauzer who consults the use of electronic devices, such as his iPhone, his computer, etc., Kenny, a half-witted yet lovable husky, Iggy, a chronically nervous chihuahua, Cocoa, a beagle and Kenny's love interest, and Oliver the Great, a stiff-upper-lipped Great Dane who moved into the kennel.

Much of the strip's humor comes from the dogs' life at the kennel, such as reenacting prison movies such as Film/{{Stalag 17}}, Film/CoolHandLuke and Film/TheShawshankRedemption, Will's attempts to escape from the kennel, etc.

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!'''Tropes:'''

* AcidRefluxNightmare: [[http://johnhartstudios.com/ckennelstrips/2015/january/ckn010915dc.jpg This]] strip had Will dream that Kenny is a snake who swallows him in one gulp, before he wakes up saying, "Remind me to never again scarf down ten chili dogs before bed."
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Kenny's crush on Cocoa
* AnimalTalk: All the animals can talk to each other but not to humans.
* ArtEvolution: Characters were frequently redesigned in the early days, with strips dedicated to showing what's changed. The biggest change happening when Mason took over as the primary artist.
* AshFace: Happens to Tucker in [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2013/may/ckn130529dc.jpg this]] strip.
* AskAStupidQuestion: [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2009/may/CK_05_28_09efg.gif This]] strip.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Kenny
* BalloonBelly: Happens to Kenny in [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2014/april/ckn140421dc.jpg this]] strip, after having apparently drank 8 glasses of water all at once.
* BatOutOfHell: A March 2008 arc had Will, Kenny, and Iggy trying to deal with a bat in their kennel.
* BubbleBoy: An arc of February 2008 strips had Iggy being put in a plastic bubble, thanks to Will, so that he wouldn't have to worry about being afflicted by germs. HilarityEnsues.
* ButtMonkey: Iggy
* TheCameo:
** ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} makes an appearance in [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2008/december/CK_12_02_08.gif this]] strip.
*** [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2009/june/CK_06_01_09bnm.gif Another cameo from Garfield.]]
*** [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2012/may/ckn120509dc.jpg Odie got picked over Will.]]
** [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2009/february/CK_02_24_09yop.gif This]] strip featured an appearance of the apteryx from ComicStrip/{{BC}}.
** ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2011/july/ckn110718dfc.jpg makes a cameo.]]
** ComicStrip/{{Marmaduke}} [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2011/september/ckn110920dcg.jpg gets infested by fleas.]]
** Franchise/ScoobyDoo [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2012/december/ckn121204dc.jpg was brought in for trespassing and possessing marijuana.]]
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Commander Woofenstein, a DrillSergeantNasty dog appeared earlier in the strip, before disappearing somewhere in early-to-mid 2011.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} [=/=] TheDitz: Kenny in spades.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Kenny is an expert at this trope.
* CompensatingForSomething: The phrase was used in [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2008/june/CK_06_30_08.gif this]] strip.
* DeadpanSnarker: Will, also Wheeler and Cocoa.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Kenny, to Cocoa, as a [[{{Pun}} literal example of the trope.]]
* DogsAreDumb: Kenny, though the other dogs are a slightly aversion.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The strip started as a webcomic done entirely by Mick with irregular updates and no sunday strips.
* {{Expy}}: Iggy appears to share some similar traits with those of Killer from WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Kenny appears to show shades of this on some occasions.
* TheFaceless: The faces of the humans that appear in the strip are never shown.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Several strips showed Will (sometimes accompanied by Kenny, Tucker and Iggy) trying to dig escape tunnels to escape the kennel, without any success.
* [[FiveManBand Five-Dog Band]]:
** TheLeader: Will
** TheLancer [=/=] TheSmartGuy: Tucker
** TheBigGuy: Kenny
** TheChick: Iggy
** TheHeart: Cocoa
** SixthRanger: Oliver the Great
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Will is Choleric, Kenny is Sanguine, Iggy is Phlegmatic, and Tucker is Melancholic.
* FowlMouthedParrot: Shows up in [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2009/june/CK_06_19_09jkl.gif this]] strip, complete with some SymbolSwearing.
* FreudianTrio:
** Will: Superego
** Iggy: Ego
** Kenny: Id
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Averted, as the strip contains numerous references to beer, alcohol, and Red Bull.
* {{Gesundheit}}: Used in [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2008/july/CK_07_24_08.gif this]] strip.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Used quite literally in [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2008/february/CK_02_24_08.gif this]] strip.
*** Used literally [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2009/april/CK_04_10_09jkl.gif again]].
*** [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2009/september/CK_09_09_09bdx.gif Once again]].
** [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2008/april/CK_04_16_08.gif This]] strip also had Kenny get away with saying "Freakin'".
** Will also used the word "hell" in [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2008/may/CK_05_30_08.gif this]] strip.
** [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2008/june/CK_06_24_08.gif This]] strip also contained use of the phrase "Oh my god".
*** [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2009/december/CK_12_25_09bvn.gif "Oh my god" was used once again.]]
** The phrase "What the hell are you doing" was used in [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2008/december/CK_12_18_08.gif this]] strip.
** [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2010/march/dck040210bnm.gif "Holy lord!!"]]
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Spoofed in [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2014/march/ckn140323d_stc.jpg this]] strip.
* HehHehYouSaidX: [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2009/march/CK_03_14_09cvb.gif This]] strip.
* HumanSnowman: [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2010/february/dck020810zhm.gif Kenny became the poor victim of this trope.]]
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: Cocoa quite literally uses these excuses whenever Kenny asks her out on a date, similar to [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} Jon Arbuckle]].
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2008/february/CK_02_07_08.gif This]] strip had Wheeler reacting negatively to being called a seagull.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Not really used, but [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2008/october/CK_10_10_08.gif this]] strip contained a reference to [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]].
* KickMePrank: [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2013/august/ckn130815dc.jpg This]] strip had this happen to Tucker, with the sign reading "Neuter me".
* LiteralMinded: Kenny once again.
* NeatFreak: Iggy
* TheNeidermeyer: Commander Woofenstein
* NervousWreck: Iggy is always nervous.
* NoodleIncident: [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2011/july/ckn110725dpc.jpg Iggy once mentioned that Kenny once gave a potential adopter Amoebic Dysentery from petting him.]]
* OverlyLongGag: Implied in [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2009/december/CK_11_30_09.gif this]] strip.
* OverlyLongScream: Tucker in [[http://johnhartstudios.com/ckennelstrips/2015/march/ckn15_0315sc.jpg this]] strip, after a download on his laptop fails at 99%. The scream takes up the top half of all panels of the strip.
* ThePerfectionist: Oliver the Great
* ThePigPen [=/=] HatesBaths: Kenny again
* PunnyName: Commander VideoGame/{{Wo|lfenstein}}ofenstein.
* PuppyDogEyes: Used often
* RunningIntoTheWindow: [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2012/august/ckn120814dc.jpg Implied to have happened to Wheeler.]]
* SarcasmBlind: Kenny and Iggy both, though in Kenny's case, it's because of his stupidity while Iggy's is more because of his hypochondria.
* SomethingThatBeginsWithBoring: [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2008/march/CK_03_31_08.gif This]] strip.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In earlier strips, Will was originally called Willy, but as of 2010, the 'y' was taken out of his name, so now he just goes by Will.
* SphereEyes
* SpidersAreScary: Several strips
* SymbolSwearing: Used in quite a few strips.
* TalkingAnimal
* TerrifiedOfGerms: Iggy fits this trope to a T.
* TwoWordsObviousTrope: [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2009/april/CK_04_09_09ghi.gif "Two words... Jet Lag."]]
* UnusualEuphemism: "Holy monkey!" which was used in [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2009/october/CK_10_12_09jkl.gif this]] strip, and [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2011/april/CK_Sun_04_17_11khm.jpg this]] one.
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Will says this line word for word in [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2013/october/ckn131002dc.jpg this]] strip.
* WhatIsThisX: [[http://www.johnhartstudios.com/ckennel/strips/2010/march/dck030810zfm.gif "WHAT IS THIS? THE !!#@*$!! WALTONS!?"]]
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