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->'''Pierce''': He thinks all dogs are boys and all cats are girls.
->'''Troy''': There's no way to disprove that. Have you ever seen a cat reproductive body part?
-->-- ''Series/{{Community}}'', "Anthropology 101"

It seems whenever cats and dogs are paired together, the dog will almost always be male while the cat will almost always be female. The cat will be [[CatsAreSnarkers sassy]], [[WomenAreWiser intelligent]], but occasionally [[CatsAreMean cruel]] and...well...[[ObligatoryJoke catty]]. The [[DogsAreDumb dog]] will be [[MenAreUncultured crude]] but [[DumbIsGood kind]].

Often their owners will be the same sex as the animals. Ergo, [[CrazyCatLady women will be cat people]] and men will be dog people.

Even if they're not contrasted with another species of animal, strangers will tend to assume by default that dogs are male — especially large or intimidating breeds — and cats are female. So widespread is this trope that a common misconception among children is that all dogs are male, and that all cats are female.

This trope could be due to the way dog's bodies are shaped and the way cat's bodies are shaped. Dog's bodies have big chests and small bellies and they tend to look more muscular. Cats bodies have small chests and they look rounder and curvier.
[[MasculineLinesFeminineCurves Dog faces also tend to be either blocker or narrower and more angular (giving them a sharper, "rugged" look), while cats usually have more delicate features (making them look "prettier")]]. Another feature playing part is this trope is the sounds they make: dogs growl and bark in a deep, masculine voice, whereas cats make high-pitched, thus feminine "meow" sounds.

Speaking of inversions with the owners; if a male character owns a cat, it's often a sign of shared personality, say eccentricity, or intelligence level (thus masculine/catlike) as in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''. If a woman owns a dog, it's often a sign of shared emotional bonds (thus feminine/doglike) as in ''Disney/{{Bolt}}''.

[[PantheraAwesome Large wild cats]] are less likely to fall into this trope than domestic cats are, since they are seen as powerful and aggressive and therefore masculine. Similarly, certain breeds of dogs, mostly [[MisterMuffykins small or showy ones]] like Chihuahuas or poodles are frequently depicted as female or being owned by women due to their association with fashion and beauty.

An AnimalStereotype. See also CatGirl and GenderEqualsBreed. Often a case of HugeGuyTinyGirl. Subtrope of SpeciesEqualsGender and CatDogDichotomy.

!!Examples and downplays:


[[folder: Advertising]]
* 1970s commercials for [[https://youtu.be/rwjnnhdMh3U Purina Puppy Chow]]used the jingle, "Don't treat your puppy like a dog-dog-dog, feed him Puppy Chow," while [[https://youtu.be/yr7qUWCr8-Y Kitten Chow]] had, "Don't treat your kitten like a full grown cat, give her Kitten Chow."
* In the 1980s there was an animated advert for Quavers crisps which featured an anthropomorphised male dog who was [[InterspeciesRomance attracted to an anthropomorphised female cat]].
* The adverts for Animal Friends Pet Insurance feature a claymation female cat and male dog.
** There's also a cel-animated PSA about taking care of your pets from the early 2000's. It's hosted by a male dog and a female cat.
* Max and Molly, the mascots of 1-800-PET-MEDS.
* One mascot for Pop Tarts is an aversion of an aversion: The poodle is an exception among dog breeds, commonly depicted as female in fiction, but the Pop Tarts poodle is male, despite him having a fluffy [[PinkGirlBlueBoy pink]] trim ([[RealMenWearPink and is proud of it]]).

[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' has Yamato's partner Gabumon (a dinosaur in a wolf pelt whose evolutions are actual wolves), as well as Hikari's partner Gatomon (whose earlier stages follow a cat-dog-cat transition, in an odd play of the trope). Gatomon even needed to go through a HeelFaceTurn.
* MagicalGirl anime ''Anime/HanaNoKoLunlun'' had Nubo and Cato, a male dog and a female cat respectively. [[spoiler: Partially subverted, as they're not ''really'' a dog and a cat but two fairies from the Flower Star who have taken up animal forms: in reality Nubo is a BigBeautifulMan and Cato is a white-haired girl.]]
* ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'':
** Played straight in a few [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]], with Shippo explaining the situation, Inuyasha was a dog, Koga was a wolf as expected. Kagome, however, became a cat girl in line with this trope
** Subverted with the filler character Ayame, who is a female wolf youkai

[[folder: Card Games]]
* The TabletopGame/YuGiOh TCG has Felice and Wulf within the Lightsworn archetype. Ferris has the same effect as Wulf, which is to summon themselves if they are sent to the Graveyard from the deck. Felice is a CatGirl and Wulf is a WolfMan.

[[folder: Fan Works]]
* ''Zany to the Max'': Kat the Cat (as well as her 3 sisters) and Doug the Dog ([[NamesTheSame not the one]] from the Slappy Squirrel segments).
* ''Fanfic/ThinkingInLittleGreenBoxes'' which ships [[Franchise/HarryPotter Sirius]] [[TotallyNotAWerewolf Black]] and the [[Franchise/SpiderMan Black]] [[CatGirl Cat]].

[[folder: Film - Animated]]
* In ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', there is Toby (a male dog owned by Basil) and Felicia (a female cat owned by Ratigan).
* In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', Captain Amelia and Dr. Doppler are the PettingZooPeople version of this. [[spoiler:When they're married, their children even prove to be GenderEqualsBreed.]] The LicensedGame shows that they are the same species, with a form of BizarreSexualDimorphism, by allowing you to recruit members of their race, with all the males as dogs and all the females as cats.
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' also has a TwoGuysAndAGirl version of this with Bolt and Mittens, but the second guy's a hamster named Rhino.
* Nefer-Kitty the cat and Tut the dog of ''WesternAnimation/MosesEgyptsGreatPrince''.
* ''Here's the Plan'', a Chilean short film, has a married male dog and female cat couple as the main characters.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'': Dante is a male Xolo stray dog and Pepita is a female jaguar alebrije with rams horns and wings. Pepita is a house cat when she crosses into the Land of the Living, giving a straighter example of this trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' has a farm with a cat and dog. The dog is male and the cat Tab is female. Notable because the cat was male in the book.
* All of the dogs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' are male (or, at least, they are all given masculine voices by their translator collars). This creates some FridgeLogic when you realize that Muntz has lived alone with the dogs for 60 years, so he must have gone through several generations of them... but this trope apparently [[MST3KMantra takes precedence]].

[[folder: Film - Live Action]]
* ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'' combines this with ThreeAmigos. Two male dogs, one female cat.
* ''Film/CatsAndDogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore'': Predictable trope along with predictable plot — a dog (male) and a cat (female) [and a pigeon] put aside their differences and band together to save the world from evil.
* ''Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murthy Mystery'' is a Disney DVD whodunnit mystery told through the eyes of a corgi named Tucker and a cat named Mrs. Murthy. What's especially odd about this example is that it is based on a book series in which Tucker is female. Yet the film Corgi speaks in a male voice. And [[DogsAreDumb seems less intelligent]] and [[BigEater more obsessed with eating]] than her book counterpart (who might be as smart as the cat characters and is less obsessed with eating than [[AscendedExtra Pewter]], another cat character). [[PanderingToTheBase Hmmm...]]
* ''Oh Heavenly Dog'': Men reincarnate as dogs, women reincarnate as cats. homosexual men, however, reincarnate as cats.
* The film version of ''Theatre/TheBlueBird'' -- ''see'' {{Theater}}, ''below''. Gail Sondergaard is Tylette and Eddie Collins Tylo in 1940; Cicely Tyson is Tylette and George Cole Tylo in 1976.
* Two of Doctor Moreau’s closer servants in ''Film/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' are CatGirl Aissa (Creator/FairuzaBalk) and [[WolfMan Dogman]] Azazello (Creator/TemueraMorrison)

[[folder: Literature]]
* ''Literature/ANightInTheLonesomeOctober'' got [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Snuff]], the canine familiar of Jack, is the male part of the pairing with Graymalk, female feline familiar to Jill. There is a clear bloke/chick dynamic to their doggy/catty repartee and vice versa.
* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', female magicians attract cats while males attract dogs.
* ''The Name of the Cat'' by Barbara Holland, an anecdotal nonfiction book, notes "Men who [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes hate cats]] [[HeManWomanHater and women]] say cats are like women, and will refer to the most swaggeringly masculine tom as 'she'."
* Broadly applies to ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Mr. Filch owns a female cat while Hagrid owns a male dog---they can be seen as counterparts since their owners are both Hogwarts caretakers with [[{{Foil}} contrasting personalities]]. When it comes to Animagus forms and Patronuses, the characters who get cats are women ([=McGonagall=] and Umbridge) and the characters who get dogs are men (Sirius and Ron). All the werewolves we encounter are also male.
* Creator/RosemaryWells's "Yoko" and "Timothy" series has the recurring dog twins Frank and Frank who are both male while most of the cat characters are female such as Grace,Juanita and Sylvia and Olive who showed up in the book "Yoko Learns To Read" and "Yoko's Writes Her Name". Yoko herself is the most notable female cat character.
* The Shy Little Kitten and the Poky Little Puppy, respectively, from the ''Literature/LittleGoldenBooks'' franchise.
* Alfie from ''Dear Hound'' is a male dog. His owners also own a female cat named Florence.

[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* In the pilot of ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', the boys have a pet dog and the girls have a pet cat. Only the dog continued to the series, and even him for not very long due to Animal Existence Failure.
* Discussed in the ''Series/NewsRadio'' episode "Hair" when Beth and Max attempt to rename Lisa's puppy from "Daisy" to "Frankie." "All dogs are male," says Beth, and "all cats are female!" When presented with evidence that the puppy is, indeed, female, Max invokes the distinction between gender and sex.
* ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'': The chief is Anubis "Doggie" Kruger and the technician is Kat Manx.
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'', when the group is criticizing Troy they cite his belief that all dogs are boys and all cats are girls. "There's no way to prove it!" he insists. "Have you ever seen a cat reproductive body part?"
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
** In an old WWII spy-movie sketch, one of the cliche labored password phrases was "Cats are nothing more than effeminate dogs."
** Later in the series, January Jones, imitating a HouseWife from TheFifties, said to start pet names with "Mr." or "Ms." depending on species. "Remember: All dogs are male; all cats are female."
* Played with in ''Series/MyNameIsEarl''. Earl's ex-girlfriend Jessie goes through TrainingFromHell to become a BountyHunter in order to get revenge on Joy for a) stealing Earl from her and b) knocking out her two front teeth. As part of her training, Jessie trades in her cat for a large dog. Although the gender of neither one of her pets is specified, the implication of the trope is there.
* Invoked in a BBC documentary ''Cats V. Dogs: Which Is Best?'', which was discussing and testing how cats and dogs compare on intelligence, eyesight, sense of smell, hearing and so on. It was light-heartedly presenting it as a kind of battle between the two species, and they had the female presenter, Liz Bonnin, fighting on behalf of cats, while the male presenter, Chris Packham, was fighting on behalf of dogs. However, the actual animals used in the documentary were males and females of both cats and dogs.
* In ''Series/TheMunsters'' Lily has a [[PantheraAwesome lion-roaring black cat]] and Herman has a [[AllAnimalsAreDogs dog-behaving dragon]].

[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'' may qualify. Although Krazy was sometimes portrayed as a male. WordOfGod is that the main characters weren't male or female so much as genderless whatnots he referred to as "pixies".
* The comic strip ''[[http://www.gocomics.com/pickles/ Pickles]]'' has Roscoe the dog and Muffin the cat.
* ''Just Like Cats & Dogs'', a single-panel comic drawn by Dave T. Phipps and distributed by King Features Syndicate, takes this trope and runs with it.

[[folder: Other Sites]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]], [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-530 SCP-530 ("Carl The Variable Dog")]]. Carl sometimes interacts with [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-529 SCP-529 Josie]] the Half Cat.

[[folder: Puppet Shows]]
* Sizzle and Nuzzle in ''Series/ThePuzzlePlace''.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* In 4th Edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', there are two types of the LittleBitBeastly race called shifters: the canine Longtooth shifters, and the feline Razorclaws. D&D's illustrations have always been good at depicting both genders equally, but looking through multiple sourcebooks one gets the impression that all Longtooth shifters are men and all Razorclaw shifters are [[CatGirl women]].

[[folder: Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/TheBlueBird'' has Tylette the female cat and Tylo the male dog.
* The helpful cat and dog in the concentration camp opera ''Brundibar'' are respectively female and male. The cat is sly, but not ladyy, whereas the dog is exuberantly friendly.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', the Growlithe line has a 75% chance of being male. The Skitty and Glameow lines have a 75% chance of being female. That last one is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by apparently being based on calico cats [[TruthInTelevision which really are mostly female]]; the combination of color genes involved requires two X chromosomes, so for a male to have the coloration requires that they have two Xs ''and'' a Y chromosome, which is abnormal and leads to sterility but is mostly harmless otherwise, or that their bodies be "chimeras" resulting from two zygotes merging together (a rarer condition). Odd thing is, [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction they can breed]]. (See the trope for [[BrainBleach more than you ever wanted to know]].)
* The DS game ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'' appears to make use of this as the protagonists are a male dog and female cat. However, the Caninu and Felineko races are not gender exclusive, and female Caninu and male Felineko not only exist, but are nearly as abundant as their counterparts. In fact, the other teased dog-cat pairing, Merveille and Béluga, inverts this.
** Its predecessor, ''VideoGame/TailConcerto'' on [=PS1=] plays this straight, with the protagonist being a male dog while the love interest and an antagonist being a cat.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' has Felicia, a catwoman, and Jon Talbain, a werewolf.
* In the ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise, the female-only Umbran Witches can use an ability called Beast Within to transform into various animals, one of which is a [[PantheraAwesome large cat]] in order to move at high speeds, with Bayonetta getting a Panther, Jeanne a Lynx, and Rosa a Tiger. While only a single example exists, the male-only Lumen Sages seem to have the same ability, except instead of a big cat they transform into a lupine, in Balder's case, a [[NobleWolf white wolf]].
* A cross-media example: Splinx the robot cat in the ''Franchise/DoctorWho'' video game ''Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror'' is referred to by female pronouns in the guide, while the actual series famously had a robot dog who was referred to by male pronouns.
* ''VideoGame/MasterOfTheMonsterLair'': The cat monsters are female; the dog and wolf monsters are male.

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* The eponymous heroes of the late Rusty Haller's anthropomorphic TuxedoAndMartini SpyFiction ''Ace And Queenie''.
* The protagonists of ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}''; respectively, Grape and Peanut.
* Technically they're shapeshifters, but the current forms taken by Reseda and Patrick in ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'' are cat/female and dog/male. Possibly inverted with their more dangerous counterparts, the Tiger and the Wolf.
* Percy and Pooch in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' fit the personality stereotypes, if not the genders (both are male); Percy is an arrogant, aloof, and cruel cat, while Pooch is a dumb and overenthusiastic dog.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Overcompensating}}'', Jeffrey mentions thinking that dogs and cats were the same species, with a BizarreSexualDimorphism that followed this trope.
* Johnnie and Bonnie in the pornographic ''Kit and Kay Boodle''.
* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in [[http://mountaincomics.com/comic/mt851/ this]] ''Webcomic/MountainTime'' strip, which also delves into the plausibility of the sex assignments in ''Film/JurassicPark''.

[[folder: Web Originals]]
* Although a little off topic as it's more UsefulNotes/FurryFandom then just plain old animals: In ''Literature/TrintonChronicles'' we have Bone, a male Shepard dog, who is not very bright but fairly creative and Kathrine, a white Persian, who is more motherly then ladyy.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' has Rita and Runt, as seen in the page pic. However, Runt doesn't realize Rita isn't a dog no matter how many people (Rita included) he hears describing her as a cat.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Bart has Santa's Little Helper [male dog] and Lisa has Snowball II [female cat].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
** Tommy has his dog Spike, and Angelica has a pet cat named Fluffy, who's female. Later subverted when Chowder (Susie's tomcat), Fifi and Pepper (Chuckie's female dogs) join the cast.
** In ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild'' (their crossover with ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'') Spike was put at odds with a female clouded leopard named Suri. He was voiced by Creator/BruceWillis, she was voiced by Christie Hynde.
* Kitty Katswell and Dudley Puppy from ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'' follow this trope.
* The eponymous characters of the ChristmasSpecial ''WesternAnimation/NickAndNoel''. Guess which one is which.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', Doug's dog Porkchop is male, and Roger's cat Stinky is [[YourTomcatIsPregnant revealed]] to be female.
* In the cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'', a boy named Kevin is the owner of Krypto while one of his neighbors, a girl named Andrea, is the owner of Streaky (aka Supercat). In the original comics, Superboy owns Krypto and Supergirl owns Streaky, a male cat.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'', Custard the cat is female and Pupcake, the dog, is male.
* Special Agent Dotty and Special Agent Wolfie from ''WesternAnimation/SpecialAgentOso'' can count, even though Wolfie is a wolf and not a domestic dog. He's a wolf and wolves are canines, so he counts.
* Elsie (a female cat) and Harry (a male dog) from Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Stanley}}''.
* In the GenderFlip episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Jake the Dog becomes Cake the Cat.
* Dog (a male dog) and Cat (a female cat) from ''WesternAnimation/WordWorld''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has a weird example. In an early episode, Stan adopts Sparky, a homosexual male dog. Cartman has a cat named Mr. Kitty, who was shown as [[YourTomcatIsPregnant a female in heat]] in ''Cat Orgy''. Then Mr. Kitty is a functional tomcat in ''Major Boobage''.
* The Hub's ''WesternAnimation/{{Pound Puppies|2010}}'' has the upper-crust [[InterspeciesRomance couple]] Madame Pickypuss and Mr. Cuddlesworth.
* Hector the dog and his roommate [=ZsaZsa=] the cat, in ''WesternAnimation/HectorsHouse''.
* Most of the dogs in ''WesternAnimation/PuppyInMyPocketAdventuresInPocketville'', including Magic, Zull, and Gort, are male and most of the cats, including, Ava and Eva, are female.
* ''WesternAnimation/DogCity'': Bugsy and Miss Kitty.
* In ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', when female Irken Tak comes to Earth to steal Zim's mission, her female S.I.R. unit Mimi is disguised as a cat. This is in contrast to GIR's disguise which is a dog.
* Mr. Peanutbutter and Princess Carolyn in ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''.
* ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'': two of the main characters are the male bulldog Jack and the female cat Aurelia.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}}'' shows that the two teen sidekicks have a dog (the boy) and a cat (the girl).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Unikitty}}'' has the title character Unikitty, a female cat-unicorn hybrid, along with her younger brother Puppycorn, a male dog-unicorn hybrid.
* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' pairing of Marc Anthony and Pussyfoot, starting with ''WesternAnimation/FeedTheKitty''.

[[folder: Other]]
* In the German language (which has three grammatical genders), there is "die Katze" and "der Hund", the former being feminine and the latter masculine. [[note]]That is, the generic term for cat also covers female cats in particular, whereas the most common generic term for dogs also covers male dogs. There are also 'der Kater' ("tomcat"), 'die Hündin' ("she-dog") and 'der Rüde' ("he-dog"), but they are never used generically. And now you know![[/note]]
** In lower sociolects of Hebrew, ''khatula'' (חֲתוּלָה), lit. ‘she-cat’ will be used as the generic term, although with the stress on the penultimate syllable (not on the last one, like in standard Hebrew). This was formerly associated mostly with people from Jerusalem; as a matter of fact, the Maccabi-Mutsri Square in Jerusalem is usually called ‘The ''Khatulot''[[note]]plural of ''khatula''[[/note]] Square’. As for dogs, the masculine is usually used for a generic term, as is the case with the vast majority of animals.
** Czech works similarly to German here. Generic terms "kočka" ("cat") is feminine and "pes" ("dog") is masculine, with specific words for the other genders "kocour" ("tomcat") and "fena" (female dog). Interestingly enough, the words for kitten ("kotě") and puppy ("štěně") are, along with other words for young animals and humans, neuter, making them gender-neutral.
* "Kitty" is a name, or nickname, applied almost solely to female humans, even though it's gender-neutral for cats. "Mutt" is a (rare) nickname applied almost exclusively to human males, although dogs of either sex can be mutts.
* "reproductive body part" is, of course, slang for a woman's ... CountryMatters, albeit far less taboo. However, there is no male equivalent invoking dogs.
* While colloquially a unisex term for our domesticated wolves, "Dog" is also used as a term for nearly any male canine (and some non-canines like hyenas and weasels)
* There is a brand of pet items (most notably Christmas stockings containing toys and treats) that follow this trope. The dog items range is named "Good Boy" while items for cats use "Good Girl".
* In Japanese homosexual slang, "neko" (literally "cat") refers to the effeminate partner in a butch/fem pair.
* In the UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}} community, men often prefer Puppy Play while women often prefer Kitten Play, though either sex can do all different kinds of Pet Play.
* The theme park Holiday World has a couple mascots themed after a Holiday. The park mascot named Holidog is a male dog while Kitty Claws who's the host of the Halloween event is a female black cat who wears a tutu.

!!Subversions and Inversions:

[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', a RunningGag featured the Team Rocket trio's Meowth being tormented by a female Snubbull.
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' has Mao, a deep-voiced guy in the body of a black cat. In the interequel episodes, there is a female Contractor who similarly inhabits the body of a dog, and a pretty mutt-looking one at that.

[[folder: Fan Work]]
* [[http://silentravyn.deviantart.com/art/An-Unlikely-Couple-59942922 "An Unlikely Couple'']], a {{WAFF}} pic by UsefulNotes/FurryFandom artist Silent Ravyn, shows a female dog and male cat (both PettingZooPeople) romantically snuggling under an umbrella on a rainy day.

[[folder: Film - Animated]]
* Also subverted: Penny (to some extent) owns ''Disney/{{Bolt}}''.
* Inversion: In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', there is Charlotte's pet kitten, Marcel, who is male, and her pet dog, Stella, who is female.
* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' inverts this trope. Oliver is a male kitten and Georgette is a female dog.
* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' has a subversion. Cinderella owns a male dog named Bruno and her evil stepmother, Lady Tremaine owns a male cat named Lucifer.

[[folder: Film - Live Action]]
* The Hallmark Original Movie Film/LikeCatsAndDogs both averts the trope and plays it straight. The actual cat and dog duo in question do present a female cat and a male dog. It's the owners, Spencer and Lara, who subvert it.
* Film/TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis, despite being a movie featuring a cat and a dog, averts this trope: Both Milo and Otis are male.

[[folder: Literature]]
* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series has Greebo the cat. He terrorises wolves, is all of the male ancestors of every kitten for miles around for generations and devours vampires that are incautious enough to turn into bat form in his presence. Although most of the canines that show up in the series are also male, i.e. Gaspode, Big Fido and [[MisterMuffykins Mr. Fusspot]]. There ''is'' a female werewolf.
* In the ''Abhorsen'' trilogy by Garth Nix, there are two magical creatures. Mogget the cat is male and the Disreputable Dog is, in her words, technically the Disreputable lady.
* The picture book ''Bittle'' features a male cat named Nigel and a female dog named Julia.
* In Creator/RudyardKipling's ''[[Literature/JustSoStories The Cat that Walked by Himself]]'' both the Cat and the Dog are male. The Dog however is associated with the Man, while the Cat is with the Woman.
* While ''Literature/HarryPotter'' plays the trope mostly straight, it's also a bit ZigZagged: Mrs. Norris is a female cat owned by Filch, a man; Crookshanks is a male cat owned by Hermione, a girl; and Ripper is a male bulldog owned by Aunt Marge, a woman.

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' had Salem Saberhagen, although as the surname implies he wasn't exactly the family pet; being turned into a cat is a fairly standard punishment for a number of rather serious crimes, regardless of the perpetrator's gender.
* Creator/AnimalPlanet's ''Series/ItsMeOrTheDog'' features a female dog trainer, Victoria Stillwell. Recently, the series gained a SpearCounterpart titled ''My Cat From heck'' starring [[AwesomeMcCoolname Jackson Galaxy]], a male cat whisperer.
* ''Something''ed in ''Series/RedDwarf'', where the counterpart of the male Cat on the GenderFlip world was a male Dog. Played straight in the short lived American adaptation where Cat is female.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Friends}}''; Monica likes dogs and Chandler likes cats. [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Though this might have something to do with their couple roles]].

[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', there is a male cat (Garfield) and a male dog (Odie) with a male owner (Jon).
* There's a similar set-up with ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'', with the male cat (Bucky), the male dog (Satchel), and the male owner (Rob). In addition, most of the reoccurring secondary characters, cat and dog alike, are male.
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Hobbes is a male tiger and Calvin is a young boy. It's worth noting, though, that this trope generally applies less to big cats than it does to domestic cats.

[[folder: Puppet Shows]]
* Lindi and Riff on ''Series/AllegrasWindow'' are a female dog and a male cat, respectively.

[[folder: Theatre]]
* In the Chilean children's play ''"Carolita, Chumingo, y el Árbol Solo"'' ("Carolita, Chumingo, and the Lonely Tree"), the dog was a female and the cat was a male. They doubled as [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl Savvy Male Cat, Energetic Female Dog]]: the tomcat was a lazy and old feline, the much younger puppy was a GenkiGirl.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* As noted above, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' generally plays this straight with mostly male Growlithe and mostly female Skitty. However, special mention goes to the Snubbull line, bulldog-like Pokemon that are 75% likely to be ''female''.

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* Inverted by three of the characters in the anthro FiveManBand from ''Webcomic/ZooLaLa'': J.T. is a male tabby cat while Angel and Jackie are a mutt and a Border Collie, respectively, and both female.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* Another inversion: ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues''. Blue, Green Puppy, and Magenta are female dogs and Periwinkle is a male cat.
* Inverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' in which Evil the Cat gains a girlfriend named Malice the Dog.
* A near-inversion is ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. Mandy has a male dog named Saliva and Billy has a male cat named Milkshakes. In fact you can argue that Saliva is around to mostly contrast to Mandy's personality, and Milkshakes is only around to be tormented. Until they both get forgotten in later seasons.
* Inverted: Martha from ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'' is a female dog owned by Helen, and Nelson is a male cat owned by Ronald. While some male dogs (like Helen's other dog Skits, Kazuo's dog Pops and Mrs Clusky's dog Francois) exist, there do not seem to be any female cats in the series.
* Inversion: Waffles and Chainsaw from ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' are a male cat and a female dog respectively.
* Inversion: French cartoon ''Clementine'' has a male cat and a female dog who is in love with him.
* Subverted with ''WesternAnimation/TheRuffAndReddyShow'', the titular stars of Creator/HannaBarbera's very first TV series. Both characters are male. Ruff is a cat, Reddy a dog.
* Bella the female puppy and Figaro and Mr. Pettibone the two male kittens in ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse''.
* ''WesternAnimation/GuessWithJess'': Semi-inverted - a male cat as the star character and a pair of dogs, one female and one male.
* {{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}, a male aardvark has a male dog named Pal. Francine, a female ape, has a male cat named Nemo.
* Captain Cuddlepuss and Trixie in ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts''.
* Tom the cat and Nellie the dog in ''WesternAnimation/PeepAndTheBigWideWorld''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Although Rarity's cat Opalescence is female, Applejack's family owns a female dog called Winona. The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' spin-off blurs the lines too, as Spike becomes a dog in the human world - making it a female owner (Twilight) with a male dog.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' features plenty of male cats - notably the one owned by the (male!) warden.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': Tommy's dog Spike is male and Angelica's cat Fluffy is female, but later Susie's male cat Chowder was introduced and even later, the Finsters got two female dogs Fifi and Pepper. There's also another male dog, Pepper's brother Spiffy, who was adopted by Tommy and family.
* ''WesternAnimation/MillyMolly'': Averted in that there are lots of cats and dogs of varying genders: Milly's cat Marmalade is female, Molly has a male cat with the fitting name Tom Cat, and these two cats had kittens that later grew up: two of which were confirmed to be toms (Tiger and Bosen) and three of which were [[AccidentalPun mollies]] (Mandarin, Cappuchino and [[NoNameGiven one other, who was adopted by Tom.]] There's also a female cat named Gertrude who appears in one episode, several male dogs: Mr Limpy's dog Taffy Bogle, Humphrey's dog Zoldan, the farmer's dogs Scout and Wags, and two dogs with unnamed owner/s Bouncer and Barker. The series has one female dog: Mitzi, Wags's mom.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlePrinces'': Averted. Both Scruff the dog and Puss the cat are male.

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* Some breeds of dog are more readily assumed to be female than others, particularly if they're delicately-built or elaborately groomed (e.g. poodles, Salukis, Afghans). Very large cat breeds, such as Maine coons, may be mistaken for male purely on account of their bulk, though this side of the inversion is less prevalent than the dog side of it.
* "Cat" can be a slang term for a young man like "chick" is for a young woman, though it's pretty out of use nowadays.
* Due to the popularity of cats on the internet, it's becoming less common for cats to be automatically portrayed as female, at least on the internet itself. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that the revival in their popularity is particularly noticeable among the young adult male demographic (arguably having been started by Caturday and lolcats on 4chan, which was once very male-dominated), and often focuses on the idiosyncratic personalities of cats rather than their cuteness. As a result, this demographic seems to be more likely to be able to relate to the cats and portray them as little furry versions of themselves. For examples of this, see the viral video of the cats playing pattycake with a voiceover by two young men, and innumerable other "translations" of cat videos that seem to give the cat a male voice most of the time. No such inversion seems to have taken place with dogs and women, however.
** Not in the exact same way, at least. But the stereotype of women having cute little dogs (such as poodles or chihuahuas) is actually relatively recent; most young single women used to go for cats before the modern idea of a small "purse dog" became popular. In the same ways young internet-dwelling men have lessened the focus on a cat's cuteness in favour of it's odd habits, stylish young women focus less on the idea of a dog as a protector or working man's animal in favour of treating it as the "baby" in the family.
* [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch "lady"]]; most common generic English insult for a female, originally the term for a female canine. Likewise "reproductive body part" is an insult for a cowardly male, though that word is associated more with [[CountryMatters female anatomy]] than cats.
* In French (and other Romance languages), the words for "cat" and "dog" are both grammatically masculine (''chat'' and ''chien''); in Russian they are both feminine (''koshka'' and ''sobaka'').