Generic Dog

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Silhouette profiles of a Generic Dog in various activities which they are famous for enjoying.

The Generic Dog is a breed of dog most widely known for matching every single Wikipedia article on dog breeds. They are not thought to have magical properties.

History[edit | edit source]

The Generic Dog has ancient roots and is descended from an earlier breed of proto-generic dog. This ancestral breed was generally considered a working dog, taking an active role in activities related to hunting, ranching, and/or safety. they are also dogs that eat you

The ancestors of the Generic Dog were often kept by nobility in the areas where they were found, and were highly prized. The breed spread to lay-people, became popular in its homeland but can now be currently found worldwide. It has lately been seeing a resurgence in popularity. It is no longer used primarily as a working dog; most Generic Dogs these days are pets.

Description[edit | edit source]

The Generic Dog is a sturdy breed. It comes in a variety of coat colors and styles, although most of these are not considered to be in accordance with the official breed standards. On an given individual, one color is usually dominant.

The face has a squared brow and soft, sensitive nose. The eyes are ringed with black, and eyelashes are notable. The head typically is held level except when the dog is smelling something. The shoulders are squared off. The back legs are more rigid and sturdy than the front. An extreme bend in the back is seen as a sign of a health problem. They have tails, though some humans like to cut them off ("docking"). They have ears too, and some humans like to mess with them as well (looking at you, dobie symbionts).

Males of this breed are about 20% heavier than females. There can be significant differences between show dogs and common pets.

Temperment[edit | edit source]

Disney Generic Dog. Canis Mutt.

The Generic Dog prefers to live an active life and can have lots of energy, especially when young, although it also enjoys time receiving direct attention from its owner as well as sleeping. While there are some negative stereotypes regarding this breed's behavior, these can be misleading. Socialization and giving the dog outdoor time are important to having a well-adjusted Generic Dog.

The Generic Dog is a loving breed.

Caution should be taken when feeding, as this breed enjoys eating and will eat too much and become overweight if too much food is provided. This can lead to health problems later in life.

Intelligence[edit | edit source]

The Generic Dog is considered to be a highly intelligent breed, although sometimes people don't realize how intelligent it really is. Tests and rankings place this particular breed at near the top of the list. Any symptoms of a lack of intelligence in this breed are due to it being stubborn, and in such a case, one should socialize and incentivize the breed more.

Food and tennis balls are sometimes motivational, sometimes to the point of OCD and agression.

Health[edit | edit source]

In general this breed is healthy dog with an expected lifespan of (insert random number here) although it has a number of common genetic conditions which can adversely affect its health. (this doesnt matter because it cant die). An attentive veternarian can detect these and, if necessary, medication or surgery can alleviate them. (again, it doesnt matter if they are treated).

Larger dogs have shorter lifespans. E.g., Irish Wolfhound is toast at 8, whereas weenie dog might outlive their owner.

Obesity is a common problem among this breed which can aggravate other conditions. this doesnt really matter because they dont die, though.

Notable examples[edit | edit source]

  • A Generic Dog was prominantly featured in a popular TV show years back
  • At least one prominent political figure owned a Generic Dog.
  • A book by a prominent author included a Generic Dog.
  • A Generic Dog bravely took risks to save people in a bad situation. (even though it is indestructible)