'''Basic Trope''': Animals which aren't dogs exhibit very dog-like behaviour.
* '''Straight''': Fido the [[CoolPet Komodo dragon]] follows Alice around everywhere, fetches her newspaper, sleeps at her feet and chases cats.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Fido is basically a {{Palette Swap}}ped dog - there's nothing about his behaviour to indicate he's supposed to be a Komodo dragon at all.
** Fido is explicitly [[CallASmeerpARabbit referred to as a dog]].
* '''Downplayed''': Fido eats out of a dog bowl and greets Alice excitedly when she returns home, but otherwise acts pretty lizardly.
* '''Justified''':
** MadScientist Alice wanted a Komodo dragon for the RuleOfCool, but [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent didn't like its behaviour]] so gave it the brain of a dog... ForScience!
** Fido was [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Dogs]].
** It isn't a mundane lizard, it's a BondCreature. In real life, dog behaviour is heavily influenced by having evolved alongside humans, so the writer reasons that an animal with a mind-link to its human would behave in a similar way.
* '''Inverted''': Bob's dog thinks it's a parrot.
* '''Subverted''': Alice brings Bob to visit, and he reaches out to pet Fido... who bites his hand off. Literally.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...he then runs off and buries Bob's hand in the garden.
* '''Parodied''': Charlie has a pet African elephant. It follows him around everywhere, fetches his newspaper, sleeps at his feet and chases cats.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice gets a Komodo dragon that was [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Dogs]], names it Fido, and trains it as if it were a dog. When it bites Bob's hand off she takes it to a zoo, but Fido is terrified of all the big, green, scaly things it's been put in with. The zoo ask her to take him back, and she gets her MadScientist friend Charlie to give him the brain of a dog... but while it starts acting more dog-like, it no longer recognises Alice and runs away. It finds a wolf pack, and quickly falls in with them.
* '''Averted''': Alice has a CoolPet, but the writer DidTheResearch and it acts exactly as it should.
* '''Enforced''':
** It's written like a dog because dogs are the only animals the writer is familiar with.
** It's an animated feature. The animation company can't afford to animate Fido from scratch, and has to recycle animation from ''Bob and His Dog''.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Why does everyone think you're so abhorrent? You're just a green scaly puppy-dog, aren't'cha!"
* '''Invoked''': Alice sees the lucrative market for {{Cool Pet}}s, and starts slipping newly-hatched dragons into litters of puppies [[RaisedByWolves so they'll imprint as dogs]].
* '''Exploited''': Alice, exploring a LostWorld, finds a species of exotic animals which are fearless around humans and behave much like dogs. She decides to bring them home to sell as pets.
* '''Defied''': Alice chides Fingerless Bob. "Why did you think you could stroke a Komodo dragon? Did you think just because it's a pet it'd act like a dog!?"
* '''Discussed''': "Charlie has a pet elephant." "Ohhh, awesome! I bet they're great at playing fetch, they can carry tree trunks!"
* '''Conversed''': "The writers of this show clearly didn't do the slightest bit of research on how to domesticate a Komodo dragon."
* '''Played For Laughs''': Alice gets a pet Komodo and [[AnimalAthleteLoophole enters it in Crufts]].
* '''Played For Drama''': The story has AnAesop about buying exotic pets without knowing how to treat them.
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