Editorial Notes: A Cartoonist’s Guide to Dogs
As you may have noticed recently, we have devoted some time to helping dog owners – both new and seasoned owners, alike – learn more about different breeds and how to prepare for the arrival of a new, furry family member. So, one could almost argue it was fate that led me to cross paths with this article as I scrolled through Facebook on a lazy Sunday afternoon (as one does these days), originally posted on Bored Panda. Given that I had been devoting some serious time to researching and organizing posts on different breeds and the overall process of choosing a canine companion, how could I avoid reading an article entitled “Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog.” Trust me, you’ll be happy you read this, too.
The article was inspired by the work of St. Louis artist Grace Gogarty (a.k.a. Little Tunny), who was inspired by years spent working as a supervisor at a doggy daycare and interacting with all kinds of different breeds. As I scrolled through the pieces, I couldn’t help but laugh uncontrollably at her characterizations of the different breeds (as someone who has spent most of my life connected to the veterinary world, I can tell you Grace Gogarty has hit the mark with these). They’re simply too funny not to share. By the end, you’ll find yourself reaffirmed in the belief I think most of us share: that all dogs, no matter how neurotic or laid-back, are all just lovable companions that want nothing more than a good pet on the head or a scratch behind the ears.
The cartoonist, Grace Gogarty (a.k.a. Little Tunny) herself summed it up best with this quote: “Although I stereotype them, all dogs are wonderful individuals, so I couldn’t possible pick a favorite breed!” Neither can we, Grace.
If you would like to read the full article/interview, you can find it here!
Note: There is some NSFW language in a few of the pieces. Parents, you have been warned.