There are so many dog breeds, it's incredibly easy to mistake one pooch for another. Luckily, St. Louis-based artist Grace Gogarty (a.k.a. Little Tunny) has created a comprehensive comic series that will help you identify most of the dog types.

"I've been drawing comics since I was a kid," Grace told Bored Panda. "I absolutely love animals, so that's usually my focus! I worked as a supervisor at a doggy daycare for years and got to meet lots of dogs. The cartoon dogs featured in this guide are the breeds I met the most of."

The artist has divided the series into three parts - big, medium, and small dog breeds, so no k9s are left behind. Great Danes? Check. Border Collies, Yorkshire Terriers? Yep. Pugs, Golden Retrievers, and German Shepherds? Yup. "Sadly, I haven't met every dog in the word yet so that I couldn't write about them all," Grace said. "Although I stereotype them, all dogs are wonderful individuals, so I couldn't possibly pick a favorite breed!"

Among the animals Gogarty owns, there's one pooch as well. "His Name is Huey, and he is an enigma. We have no idea what kind of breeds he's comprised of!" Scroll down to meet the dog memes, and remember - even if some traits sound better than others, every dog deserves a to be a pet. Even if it pees all over your new rug.

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Jef Bateman
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3 years ago

I always feel sorry for huskies who are adopted by lazy people. They should get a lazy dog or a goldfish.

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John L
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3 years ago

Labs are great! They are smart, and loyal,....if you can keep them at home. They're Big-Time roamers. Unfortunately, they don't do all that well in the house. My black Lab, 'Captain Black' had a lethal tail, which was always sweeping back and forth. Unfortunately, he could clear a coffee table in a matter of just a few seconds. The Captain was the main reason why I happily switched from red wine to white wine. Oh, and the Captain sure could fart up a storm too. :D

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Blue Cicada
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3 years ago

2 Dobermans used to bark furiously at me every morning as I walked to school bus. One morning I spoke to them. Then on, our routine was they would wait for me eagerly every morning, and I would stop and talk to them. They were happy to see me.

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Phil The Computer
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3 years ago

Nonono german Shepards are just floofy boofs, and squishy boopers

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Hans
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3 years ago

Just like the owners.

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

big babies :-). i had a chihuahua once and met a great dane. my chihuahua scared him to death!

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Sivi
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3 years ago

My dog loves to play with the rottweiler mix down the street. He looks like a purebreed, like no sign of the dalmation or the mastiff in him. Everytime he sees our dog he jumps up and down like a little puppy.

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Jef Bateman
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3 years ago

The Yorkshire terrier will also show its affection by nipping your ankles. They have teeth sharp enough to draw blood at every nip. (Don't tell me that I should break them of that habit, please -- they're not my dogs but a friend's.)

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Shana
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3 years ago

Still miss ours. He was awesome. Never really had to train him and he listened perfectly. Would just walk near you and come when called. Kinda obsessed about bananas and would do anything for 1. (Stole a whole bunch of the table once... Silly dog) He hated water so when it was bath time, I would just get in the shower with him and close the door. He loved getting brushed and groomed though.

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Neena Lahkar
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3 years ago

Poogs from the other article 🤣🤣

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Bence Nagy
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3 years ago

Also Food machine, also needs unlimited times of trecking unless it's hot.

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Judith Sullivan
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3 years ago

Poodles are smarter than many humans.

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Jef Bateman
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3 years ago

The border collie needs to have work to do or it will be neurotic. If you don't have time to spend training your dog, get something less intelligent. Sometimes a border collie will herd your kids to keep them from getting separated from you.

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Scrappy
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3 years ago

They are stressed because of all they have to carry in their folds of infinity

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Rafaella Bueno
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3 years ago

Tsundere lol that actually sums it up pretty well. Mine sometimes wants to be pet hard and long, but mostly she'll lay down somewhere close and love you from a distance - just don't touch her or she'll leave.

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Nadine
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3 years ago

Just adopted an old man doxie with no teeth. Jef is right, he will eat rabbit poops, frozen bread in the yard for the birds, anything off the floor. He doesn't look to see what it is, he just gulps it down.

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Phil The Computer
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3 years ago

"BorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBorkBork"

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Mont
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3 years ago

According to these descriptions, most of these breeds should not be house pets.

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Rafaella Bueno
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3 years ago

You're thinking about akitas. Shibas (mostly) like petting. Akitas are like "no way, dude" as they slip just out of your reach. Not fan of strangers.

Jessica Milon
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3 years ago

I have a Shiba and he definitely has a "don't touch me, bro" attitude a lot of the time. He will get up and leave the bed in the middle of the night if you pet him or move too much. lol

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Phillip Krzycki
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3 years ago

Smart, will learn all the tricks, and then use them to plot your doom!!!!

SHIBAINUSshalLruleTheWORLD!
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3 years ago

Majestic Shibas are the best plus not screaming singing plus soooo cute

Lily Mohr
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3 years ago

it's definitely screaming xD Try being woken up in the middle of the night by car brake squealing noises and realizing it's your shiba barking at a bush across the street lol

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Samira Peri
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3 years ago

- Very meme - Many good - So boy - Wow

Rainbow screen
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3 years ago

Shiba Inu = life

haylee evans
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3 years ago

they sound like a woman screaming seriously its crazy

Gloria Dutton
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3 years ago

The shiba scream is a reallllll thing

Linda Yurek
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3 years ago

They also shed enough fur in a week (all year round) to make a new cover for the sofa. Describe as a "dumb blond".

Kitt Crescendo
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3 years ago

More like "thinks it's a cat" and allows petting, but only on their terms.

Gerry Wardell
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3 years ago

Hahahahahaha.....so true it is ridiculous, hahahahaha

Kathleen Moore
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3 years ago

Rafaella, we have a Shiba, and basically as regards being petted, or anything but being loved from afar, Shibas are just smaller Akitas. Very closely related genetically.

Debra Barnard
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3 years ago

Drama Queen/King! My Shiba tenses up so badly that her toes spread, when you grab her or act like you’re going to try to hold her.

Britt Jones
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3 years ago

When I had my akita, she absolutely loved every single person she ever met..especially kids. She loved to be petted and to give kisses and she was a major leaner. Anytime someone would start to pet her, she would lean against their legs, even complete strangers.

Ryan Smith
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3 years ago

Meeting other dogs, he just wants to say hi, or hello. Quick butt sniff, and he's ready to go. Doesn't want to play, doesn't want to talk about the game or the weather... hi and bye!! Lol

Ryan Smith
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3 years ago

Our Shiba is my best Bud! If we're at one of the beach bars, he's social and loves the attention. When HE's taking us on OUR walks, he doesn't like to be interrupted.. " why are we stopping? Who is this and why is she touching me... LET's GOOO!!! Lol!

Jo Hovey
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3 years ago

My shiba is fond of the "chase me around before you can pet me" variety. He is stereotypical of his breed. Very catlike. Would rather approach you. If you approach him, he is outta there. And he does the shiba scream if he is at the vet and groomers unless I am shoving treats in his face. Beautiful to look at, but a nut.

Laura Perkinson
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3 years ago

It used to be Shiba yes screamed if you touch them, now they only do that is you touch their toenails! lol Plus they do NOT swear. they are always ladies and gentlemen even screaming lol

danirows183 CLI
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3 years ago

My kind of dog.

Madonna Hood
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3 years ago

Was owned by one psychopath Shiba. Would bite me as soon as look at me, but toally devoted at the same time. My other 5 (including my two current) are big shedders (both blowing coats right now) and only do the Shiba scream if getting a bath or being groomed. Total love bugs.

Jilltdcatlady
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3 years ago

Yes! I knew a black shiba that Had to have been possessed by Satan! It would snap at his owners if a stranger got too close to him/them. And his screaming wail was closer to a loose fan belt echoing in a metal

Logan Olney-Wall
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3 years ago

I guess I've got a weirdo. We've had him for a year but he's a 4 yr old rescue. Loves pets, loves to be picked up or to sleep near or on people, and he's super quiet. He barks every once in a while at new people until they pet him and makes squeaky yawns but nothing otherwise. I'm pretty sure if he could lick/give kisses to people all day and never have to sleep he would.

Laurie Keefe
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3 years ago

My rescued Shiba, after two years of "50 First Dates" will nowadays accept affection, petting and lying next to me on the couch or on the bed, but it has to be on his terms. If he gets in a mood where he doesn't want to be touched, he will just very slowly and politely withdraw and go to one of his many hidey-holes around the house, where he can stare at me lovingly from a distance. As for strangers being able to pet him? No way. But he only does the Shiba "scream" thing when he gets excited seeing another dog.

Logan Olney-Wall
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3 years ago

Oh man my Shibe is a 4 yr old rescue, we've had him for 1yr. He's not only very quiet but also the biggest cuddler. He sleeps on the bed with us, is always at my feet, will lean into your pets, loves to be picked up (even tho he's a bit bigger than average) and the kisses...so many kisses...almost too many kisses, almost. I'm pretty glad I found a weirdo.

Gabrielle Hyden Combs
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3 years ago

#Overattached puppy #Manipulatives Little Angels

Marisa Martin
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3 years ago

My shiba likes to be held like a baby and sleeps right next to me all night long.

Eric Peters
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3 years ago

Ours loves to be petted, but screams like he's being skinned alive when a leash is being put on him (or on our basenji).

Vladimir Oparin
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3 years ago

My Shiba trying to jumps on every person she sees at street for petting. Every. Fucking. Person.

Kate Butcher
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3 years ago

My boy has one and he's great.....scares himself with his own farts though....lol

Vicki Hardy
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3 years ago

My Shiba to a T

Jakub Wojakowska
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3 years ago

I have a 'don't touch me bro' inu (or ill hide away in a hole ive dug in the bush) and a 'touch me now' (inu or ill paw you until you are scratched to shit). Dont touch me bro is our boy. Skittish but when he gives you his full attention its special.

NK
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3 years ago

I've had a Shiba for 17 years and this is DEFINITELY a description of her.

Sam Leigh
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3 years ago

Oh Yeah😍! I’ve seen that dog show Too Cute. 1 ep - Shiba inus gone wild. It was all cute and quiet and gentle, then @ bout 4 Weeks KABOOM! Even the ‘toe the line’ mum was hiding under the furniture @ the end.

Elise Mon
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3 years ago

reminding me to Hachi: A Dog's Tale movie .. damn my heart

Katie Graham
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3 years ago

I agree to some extent. My shiba has become much more affectionate over the years to my husband and me, but less open to strangers now. Overall, she'd rather give us kisses than receive them :)

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3 years ago

That's it? Just "enchanted cloud"? Lol

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LittleGrayMouse
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3 years ago

I've come to know boxers as social dogs that love to play and hug...

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LittleGrayMouse
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3 years ago

Endless barker, always cold, always hungry, lives in its own world.

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John L
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3 years ago

In my seventy plus years, I have always been a dog lover/owner. Big dogs, medium dogs, and small ones. But when I got my first shih-tzu I've never looked back since. They're very energetic, love kids, easy to hold, and the most expensive part to them is the grooming every 6-7 weeks. They don't eat a lot, and best of all, they don't leave big piles that need cleaning up. Oh, and they look like hairy little children, in need of affection. I love my CharlieK. Period!

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Peggy Staiano
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3 years ago

Very cute. But you missed Chow Chow, my favorite breed. Probably beacause I also like cats =]

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