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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]]!
-->-- ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge''

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

Makes for an excellent RobotBuddy, because dogs are, of course, [[CanineCompanion man's best friend]]. If the Robot Dog is an AngryGuardDog, on the other hand, [[KillerRobot be very afraid]].



* Balican from ''Anime/ChargemanKen'' is Ken's sidekick robot dog.
%%* Peach from ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ''.
%%* One briefly appears in the third arc of ''LightNovel/HumanityHasDeclined''. Quite vicious.
* ''Manga/MazingerAngels'': In this ''Anime/MazingerZ'' spin-off, ''[[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Hikaru]]'''s dog -Daisuke- is a robotical dog that externally seems a normal one.
* Friender from any incarnation of ''Anime/NeoHumanCasshern'' (save the live action movie), who was a WeCanRebuildHim case. Originally Tetsuya's pet dog, Lucky, its data was used to revive it as Friender after it was killed. In order to support Casshern, it can transform into a jet, submarine, tank, or motorcycle, and is even able to breathe flames. Friender is a brave robotic dog capable of standing up to the Android Army alone.
** Friender is also the inspiration for ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan Rush]]''.
* In the late 1970s anime ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'', the two heroes ride on a giant dog-shaped mecha.
* In ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'', Kirby gets one as a gift from the Ebrum family and ended up being a big brother to it. Too bad it only lasted for one episode though. Definitely a TearJerker moment near the end of said episode.

* In ''FanFic/NobodyDies'', Zwei 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.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11722542/1/In-Shades-of-Red-and-Gold In Shades of Red and Gold]]'', Zwei, [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Ruby's]] dog from canon, is a robot dog she built, and later upgraded with help from her father, [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Tony Stark]].

[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''Star TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' has a card "Dogbot" which is probably an {{Expy}} of Series/DoctorWho's K9.
* ''Tabletopgame/{{Yu-Gi-Oh}}'' gives us [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mecha-Dog_Marron Mecha-Dog Marron]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Robbie the Robot Dog from Franchise/TheDCU.
* Spot, Krypto's robotic friend, from an issue of ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}''.
* Pooch, Manhunter's pet, from ''ComicBook/TangentComics''.
* ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}} built a robot dog in his self-titled comic series.
* Valeria Richards built a robot dog in ''ComicBook/MightyAvengers''.
* Half-Face, from the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, invented several devices including a robot dog.
* In ''ComicBook/EastOfWest'', The Ranger has a robotic dog that doubles as a sniper rifle. It barks after firing.
* Sparky from ''ComicBook/TheVision2015'', albeit as the result of BrainUploading from a normal dog.

* Rags the Robot Dog in Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Sleeper}}'':
-->'''Rags:''' Woof, woof, woof. Hello, I'm Rags.
* The remake of ''Film/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.
* ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'': During the climax, D.J. goes up against a giant robotic version of Frisky Puppy.

* 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 ''Literature/Fahrenheit451''. 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.
* Lincoln Child's "Utopia" features a robot dog called Wingnut.
* In the ''Waylon!'' books (spin-off series of Sara Pennypacker and Marla Frazee's ''Literature/{{Clementine}}'' books), Waylon has always wanted a dog but never been allowed one because his mother is allergic to pet hair of any sort. It's mentioned in ''Waylon! One Awesome Thing'' that about a year before the story he had started building a robot dog and done pretty well, but stopped when he made the eyes because they were dull black, like stones, and it bothered him. He eventually came to realize that a robot dog could never understand him in the way a real dog could.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Robbie built one of these in an an episode of ''Series/LazyTown''. The dog attacks when the word 'trouble' is uttered. There's even a song about him.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' and later ''Series/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.
** Though he may have only been comparing Yappy to K9, deciding Yappy inferior.
* Muffit/Muffy II the robot Daggit in the 1970s ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}''.
%%* 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. (''Before'' that, RIC 1.0 was a run-down screw-up of a robot dog, making the sound of any animal ''but'' a dog and basically being comic relief. Some fans liked him better ''that'' way.)
** Another SPD commander has a version of RIC that looks like a bulldog.
* 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.
* ''Series/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 ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' where Cameron goes to a convention on Artificial Intelligence and gets barked at by an AIBO robot, as dogs can detect Terminators.
* The ''Series/BlackMirror'' series 4 episode "Metalhead" prominently features {{Killer Robot}}s referred to as "Dogs". However, [[NonIndicativeName they only really resemble dogs in that they're quadrupedal]]; their name and design are references to [[AluminumChristmasTrees real-life robots being designed by Boston Dynamics]] such as the "[=BigDog=]", which yes, [[UncannyValley are just]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZPRsrwumQ as creepy-looking in real life]] (but thankfully nowhere near as armed).

* The Music/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]]''.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* There was a ''ComicStrip/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.

* 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!!!!!!!!

[[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 [[SuperPersistentPredator "attack someone until they die,]] [[AttackAttackAttack attack someone else until they die,]] [[RuleOfThree attack someone]] ''[[RuleOfThree else]]'' [[RuleOfThree until they die..."]]
* ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'': One of the countless "cybershell" robot body configurations described in this setting is the "Cyberdog".

%%* Energy Hounds from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''.
%%* The Alphas from Mechatars.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Dog from ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. 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.
* ''VideoGame/{{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/{{Mega Man|Classic}}'s robot dog. There's also the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot giant, fire-breathing robot dogs]] in Wood Man's stage.
** And there's also Treble, essentially an EvilKnockoff of Rush. Although, Treble is more of a [[SavageWolves wolf]] than a dog.
** [[Music/BrentalFloss Kill a robot fish, kill a robot frog and then I ride off on my robot dog!]]
* ''Videogame/MegaManX1'': Sigma's robot pet Velguarder is one, that looks similar to Friender above. Like Treble, it might be more of a wolf. There's also Blizzard Wolfang from ''X6''.
* ''Videogame/MegaManZero'' has Tretista Kelverian (robot HellHound) and Fenri Lunaedge (robot wolf, and expy to Wolfang above).
%%* 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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/BlasterSeries'' games.
* The IF Prototype LQ-84i, or [[FanNickname 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.
** Bladewolf is an experimental version of the LQ-84 Fenrir, which while being less intelligent, has no problems with attempting to kill Raiden without hesitation.
* The Panzerhund, a terror weapon used by Deathshead's army in ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'', was deemed UglyCute enough to serve as the game's official MascotMook. The level set on the moon likewise replaces the regular guard dogs, which are already armored and outfitted to the point that they veer into a sort of "Cyborg Dog" territory, with fully-robotic ones.
* ''VideoGame/AssaultAndroidCactus'' has the [=FIDOs=] (informally known as "toaster dogs"), robots who act as cute, skipping puppies while they either launch ballistic missiles you have to escape or TractorBeam you to keep you from evading the other {{Killer Robot}}s.
* In the ''VideoGame/StreetPassMiiPlaza'' game ''Battleground Z[=/=][=StreetPass=] Zombies'', survivors whose hobby is pet care will provide you with a robot dog as a weapon, whose appearance is based on the Aibo. Its main attack is to run around and damage zombies on contact, and its [[LimitBreak special move]] causes it to discharge a large amount of electricity.
* [=PuP=], the SeriesMascot of ''VideoGame/AtlasReactor''. Despite his appearance and inability to talk he has a human intellect. Little guy also has quite a number of tricks housed in his chassis, including sonic barks and the ability to turn invisible at will. He was originally part of a scrapped project named '''P'''roject '''U'''niversal '''P'''rotector from a MegaCorp named Warbotics to develop a stealth-spy bot.
* Chitzkoi, a cyborg dog from the VideoGame/CommandAndConquer expansions. His owner, Volkov, is also a cyborg.
* Type: Null and its evolution Silvally from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' are man-made canine Pokémon who can change types according to the memory disk they are holding.
* Barq in ''VideoGame/{{ARMS}}'' is a robot dog whose owner, Byte, is a robot cop.

* ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' has Roast Beef's pet AIBO, Winston.
* [[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}}.
* ''Webcomic/WorkingDoodles'' stars a robot dog in it's very first page.

[[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!"
* WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhRk45Sdg2o Robodog]]".
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Robo gets one as a prize at the end of [='VRcade'=].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', as Lectronimo was nowhere near as good as Astro.
** Also there's Cogswell's robot dog, Centro.
* WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder, with the Blue Falcon. He later appeared on ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', as well, where Dexter attempted to replace him with a larger "upgraded" version.
** Dynomutt also appeared in ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''. RIP.
** Dynomutt gets a guest appearance on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', wherein he is given an origin story that also incorporates the world of WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest 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 ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron''.
* A robotic dog was featured as a rival for ScoobyDoo in ''WesternAnimation/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!
* Robo-Dog from ''WesternAnimation/PAWPatrol'', who first appears in the episode 'Pups Save Ryder's Robot' and is later seen in more recent episodes driving the PAW Patroller and the Air Patroller.
%%* 1-Rover-1 from ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets''.
%%* Rover in ''Planet 51''.
%%* Sniffer [=McGross=] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Grossology}}''.
* [[spoiler:Preston turns out to be one of these]] in ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit: WesternAnimation/ACloseShave''.
* Numerous characters in ''Franchise/TheTransformers'' have had canine alt-modes. Weirdwolf, Carnivac, and Sixshot from G1 being several prominent examples.
* Sari's pet Sparkplug in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.
* K-999 in ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz''. He's actually not very helpful and constantly insults and pranks the team.
* In the AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/ThePartridgeFamily'', Danny had a robot dog named Orbit.
%%* Again, MEL from ''WesternAnimation/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.
* G9 from ''WesternAnimation/GadgetBoyAndHeather'' is a transforming robot dog. Like his master's gadgets, he has [[ShapeshifterBaggage little regard for conservation of mass]], as seen in the opening credits.
* Velma builds a robot dog for a science fair in an episode of WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo. She gives it to a competitor because while she gave it a king-sized brain, "it just can't match Scooby-Doo's king-sized heart."
* WesternAnimation/DangerMouse poses a question to a menacing robot dog in "Planet Of The Cats." The answer flummoxes it.
* Rivet from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfFigaroPho''. Figaro specifically built him to cope with his fear of being alone.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'', Liv is a toy rover to accompany Liv, a space-explorer toy, who behaves pretty much like a dog.
* Servo from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' is a loyal, helpful robotic rescue dog who can transform his limbs or entire body into a variety of useful tools, and even responds to a Cybertronian dog whistle. While it hasn't been directly addressed, he seems to be a MechanicalLifeform like the Transformers.
** Earth-made robo-dog [[PunnyName Wi-Fido]] is... Less helpful than Servo, to put it mildly.
* WesternAnimation/{{Cops}} features a robot dog named Blitz.
* In "Dog's Day" on ''WesternAnimation/ToddWorld'', Sophie invents one named Dempsey that can say "hello" in 58 different languages, fly, and predict the weather. Todd's dog Benny is very jealous of him until Todd tells him that he loves him regardless of what he can or can't do.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Creator/{{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!''
* Similar to Poo-Chi was Techno the robotic dog made by Techno electronics. Introduced the same year as Poo-Chi he recently got a revision.
* From the same creators as Poo-Chi came iCybie, a robotic dog with artificial intelligence.
* Wow Wee's original robotic dog was Robopet from 2005, but in recent years they have introduced [=CHiP=], once again a full robotic dog with artificial intelligence.
* Zoomer Pup is the offering from Spin Master.
* Boston Dynamics has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZPRsrwumQ BigDog]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8YjvHYbZ9w Spot]]. They're not very [[NightmareFuel dog-like]], though.