Voiced by: Jess HarnellA Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever mix from the United States, Hunter serves as the team's loyal and dependable leader (despite the times his cocky attitude gets the better of him). Just as his breeds are, Hunter is friendly to just about everyone. His main ability is his super speed.
Tropes associated with Hunter:
- The Ace: He always comes out on top.
- Adorkable: Comes with how nice and pleasant he is in demeanor.
- Battlecry: "To the power of the pack!"
- Catchphrase: "Yet another unexpected twist, bummer!"
- "I would not have predicted this!"
- "[X], cool."
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He's not exactly all there.
- The Leader: He is the team's leader.
- Nice Guy: Bordering on All-Loving Hero. He doesn't really bear hostility to anyone.
- Oblivious to Love: Hunter is pretty oblivious to Colleen's obvious attraction to him in-series. It got to the point where he thought her offer of a romantic walk on the beach meant she wanted to walk him in "A Day in the Life". That said, the opening credits Ship Tease them and in the aforementioned "walk" episode, he gave a bit of a knowing smile when Blitz blabbed about Colleen's jealousy.
- Super Speed: To the point he actually leaves a trail of fire behind him.
- Swiss-Army Superpower: While speed is his most obvious superpower, he's also super-playful, super-loyal, super-friendly, super-forgiving, super-generous and super-lucky. Not to mention his super-swimming, super-sniffing, super-tracking, and super-retrieving.
Voiced by: Tress MacNeilleThe no-nonsense Rough Collie from the United Kingdom, she serves as the team's coordinator. Her martial art skills are nothing to scoff at. Just ask Blitz.
Tropes associated with Colleen:
- Action Girl: She does a lot of fighting.
- Alpha Bitch: A literal one, to Blitz, anyway. The guy may be a jerk, but roundhouse-kicking your coworker in the teeth whenever he does or says something that annoys you can't be good for the group's dynamics.
- Calling Your Attacks
- Catchphrase: (generally in a sarcastic tone) "There's your comedy."
- Deadpan Snarker: She's a bit more cynical than the others and tends to make remarks about her teammates' shortcomings and quirks.
- Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Whenever she kicks Blitz' ass, it's always treated as comical and a well-deserved comeuppance for... Whatever he just did to incite her ire.
- Drives Like Crazy: Highlighted in "Dawn of the Groomer", where Hunter fears for his life while Colleen is at the wheel.
- Fourth-Wall Observer: Complete with Aside Glances, her aforementioned catchphrase, and her tendency to lampshade
- Green-Eyed Monster: Albeit more of a slight Tearjerker example as Colleen becomes jealous when she believes Hunter has a girlfriend back where he's from (complete with her sadly leaving with a "Goodbye, 'Unty"). Much to her relief, it turns out he was actually just visiting his mother.
- Kick Chick: "HAI-YA!"
- The Lancer: Or The Chick depending on the case.
- The Nicknamer: Towards Blitz. As a way to insult him, she always pretends to not recognize him and give him ridiculous names that she knows he hates.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: It turns out that she is the actual werewolf in "A Hair of the Dog That Bit You" from being exposed to werewolf drool, not Exile from a werewolf scratch. Although she's returned to normal .
- Punny Name: Her name is a play on "collie".
- Stock British Phrases: Far too frequently.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female Rover.
- Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Taken literally when she became a villainous werewolf in "A Hair of the Dog That Bit You."
Voiced by: Jeff BennettCowardly, arrogant, self-centered, this German Doberman seems more of a weakling compared to his teammates. But when backed in a corner, his razor-sharp claws can tear through most things and his crushing bite recalls his days of being an attack dog for thieves.
Tropes associated with Blitz:
- Abhorrent Admirer: Towards Colleen, to which she usually responds with violence
- Accidental Misnaming: Colleen's favorite way of getting back at Blitz, aside from kicking his ass, is to completely screw up his name. In the final episode, she says his actual name, but returns to the usual routine when he starts being a jerk again.
- The Ahnold: He's physically fit and speaks in an Austrian accent.
- Butt Biter: Oh so much. He's kind of obsessed with biting people on their backsides, which weirds out Exile.
- Butt-Monkey: So, so much. Often courtesy of Colleen.
- Dirty Coward: Expect him to whine like a baby and offer to surrender whenever the enemy threatens him.
- It's All About Me: Has a pretty high opinion of himself.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's pretty arrogant and self-absorbed, but he still does his part in helping the team on their missions.
- The Lancer: Also sometimes The Chick, usually when Colleen takes up the role of The Lancer
- Dog Bites Man: His preferred means of attack.
- Meaningful Name: "Blitz" is a term referring to quick attacks. And being a Doberman, Blitz has a few attack dog tendencies.
- Miles Gloriosus: Often boasts about enjoying fights, but becomes cowardly when the odds are against him.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Whenever he bites someone "in the tushy"
- Screams Like a Little Girl
- Small Name, Big Ego
- The Starscream: Blitz is a non-villainous example in that he frequently challenges Hunter's position as the Road Rovers' leader and believes that he'd be a better choice.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He's revealed to be fond of peppermint milkshakes in the show's final episode.
Voiced by: Kevin Michael RichardsonThe Siberian Husky Exile acts as the team's engineer, building things as well as he takes them apart. His super strength is not as strong as Shug's but supplimented by his mulitple eyebeams.
Tropes associated with Exile:
- Ambiguously Gay: There are a few clues to this.
- In "Hair of the Dog that Bit You," we get to see Exile's room and the decor is a little feminine. Even including a vanity.
- "Two shakes of a lamb's jiffy!" and when Hunter asked what that was, Colleen replied "Don't ask..."
- Exile's Christmas Song "Jingle Balls." He had never heard of Jingle Bells either.
- When Sport joined the Rovers, Exile's immediate reaction to welcome him was to kiss him. Then he offered to give all his comrades a big kiss. Rather than turning to give Colleen the first of those kisses, he turned to Blitz instead.
- His fainting spell after assisting Colleen in surgery.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: Exilo Mikailovich Sanhusky.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's as fun-loving as he is strong.
- Catchphrase: (to Blitz) "Don't be weird boy."
- Deadpan Snarker: Often makes remarks about Blitz' fondness for biting the enemies' butts.
- Emotional Bruiser
- Eye Beams: In Ice and Heat flavors.
- Gadgeteer Genius:
- Genius Bruiser: In addition to being very strong, he's also a knack with machinery.
- Gentle Giant
- Husky Russkie: Literally, as he's a strong Russian husky.
- An Ice Person: He has icy vision.
- Large Ham
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Although he notes he does not miss "Papa Russia"
- The Smart Guy
Voiced by: Frank WelkerThe biggest, strongest, dumbest of the team, Shag serves as the main muscle and cook for the team. Being only partway transformed, Shag isn't the sharpest but he has a good heart.
Tropes associated with Shag:
- The Big Guy: He's physically the largest and also very strong.
- Blinding Bangs: His eyes are covered by fur.
- Hairy Hammerspace: He often has stuff hidden in his fur.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: Everyone can understand him except the viewer.
- Lovable Coward: He's not the bravest of the group, but he still helps his friends when needed.
- Running Gag:
- Shag has a bad habit of holding and firing weapons backwards. Though on one occasion, he simply turned himself around so the backwards weapon would face the right way.
- An episode-specific running gag occurs in "A Day in the Life", where he keeps drinking out of the toilet whenever the other Road Rovers need to use the bathroom.
- The Unintelligible: He remains the only Rover who doesn't speak English upon transformation, though he does say some occasional words.
- Walking Armory
Voiced by: Frank WelkerMore monster than dog or man, Muzzle the Rottweiler serves as the "final attack" of the team. Agressive and endlessly hungry, the Rovers only use him when they have no other choice.
Tropes associated with Muzzle:
- Ax-Crazy: A rare heroic example, as he'll violently attack anyone he's released upon. "Reigning Cats And Dogs" reveals this is the result of Parvo's failed experiment on him during the Professor's early attempts to create the Transdogmafier.
- Big Eater: He's often shown with a full belly after he's done attacking the bad guys.
- Extreme Omnivore: Is implied to devour the bad guys he attacks.
- Expy: He was obviously inspired by Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs.
- Gory Discretion Shot: All of Muzzle's attacks are offscreen. And if the Rovers' reactions are anything to go by, it's better they are.
- Meaningful Rename: His original name was Scout. When he's affected by Parvo's failed experiment and goes crazy, he becomes Muzzle.
- Non-Human Sidekick: Sort of, since he's the only Rover to not be given a humanoid form.
- Phrase Catcher: "Muzzle 'em!", said by whoever unleashes Muzzle to attack
The Master AKA Professor William F. Shepherd
Voiced by: Joseph Campanella
Tropes associated with The Master:
- Big Good: He created the Road Rovers and is the one who sends them on missions.
- Blank White Eyes: He mentions in one episode that they're the results of special effects.
- Handwave: At one point, The Master claims that his glowing white eyes are possible because of special effects.
- Mr. Exposition: He informs the Road Rovers of the wrongs they must right.
- Super Empowering: He's the one who invented the Transdogmafier that turns the Rovers into their humanoid forms.
- Team Dad: Well, he does tend to treat the Road Rovers as if they are ordinary dogs, even praising that they are "very good dogs" whenever they save the day.
Voiced by: Jim Cummings
Tropes associated with Parvo:
- Big Bad: He's the series' main antagonist.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has huge eyebrows.
- Cats Are Mean: He's really a mutated cat.
- Dark Secret: He's really an alley cat!
- Meaningful Name: Parvo is the colloquial term for canine parvovirus, a potentially fatal disease which affects dogs.
- Please Keep Your Hat On: It is revealed in "Dawn of the Groomer" that General Parvo's metallic helmet hides a pair of cat ears.
Voiced by: Sheena Easton
Tropes associated with The Groomer:
- The Dragon: She is Parvo's second-in-command and does most of the physical work.
- Groundhog Peggy Sue: Due to the show's Stable Time Loop in "Reigning Cats and Dogs", she ends up going back in time to Parvo's transformation, giving him his helmet to cover his cat ears, and even give him his new name.
- Right-Hand Hottie: She's quite attractive.
Voiced by: Larry Drake
Tropes associated with Storm:
- General Ripper: It's implied that he got kicked out of the military for firing against orders.
Tropes associated with Bell:
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Runs a dog kidnapping ring.
Voiced by: Stephen Furst
Tropes associated with Sport:
- The Mole: An unwilling one, anyway. Parvo forced him to infiltrate the Road Rovers to lure them to him.