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The Dogs of TF2 by Flying-Foxx The Dogs of TF2 by Flying-Foxx
Dog versions of video game characters.
How completely original.

Turns out I was able to finish this before I left for a bit. This was one of the few projects I had been in the middle of before that dreaded comic made me drop everything.

Anywho, this is the result of watching one too many gmod videos for several nights when I should have been studying. The joys of the internet. |'D
I swear, whenever I get over my irrational fear of online MPGs, I will go back to my copy of the Orange Box and play this game like no tomorrow.

The dogs were chosen primarily by the country of origin of the breed (in relation to the characters) and then by the size/build/look of the dog. Classes were taken into consideration too. (ie: Working class, hunting class, etc.)

From left to right:

Pyro: Dalmatian. I'll admit this was a hard one to decide, but the more I thought about Pyro's affiliation with fire, the more I thought about the firehouse mascot: the dalmatian. It wasn't quite complete without the hat.
Engineer: American Bulldog. An intelligent breed, but somewhat of a powerhouse... However his design was chosen moreso for it's short and sturdy appearance, which can actually vary depending on the type. Engi's dog was chosen closer towards the Hybrid-type: not as snub-nosed as the short, Bully-type, and not as lean as the tall, Standard-type, but a cross of somewhere in between.
Spy: Picardy Spaniel. You know, most of the french breeds consist of some sort of poodle or hound dog, and I certainly didn't need the Hush Puppies mascot for Spy. It needed to be something lean. And I found it ironic that the breed was used for hunting 'Snipes'. x'D
Heavy: Central Asian Shepard. Try saying that five times fast. ;) This one was easy. Look up a list of Russian breeds, then pick out the biggest and bulkiest.
Scout: Jack Russell. In the way of origin, you think the Boston Terrier would have been more appropriate, but the Jack Russell bears a way stronger resemblance to the Scout, hands down. Let's face it, this is a dog that is literally bred for speed, is one of the most hyperactive breeds, and can jump 5 times its height. Need I say more? Scout is pretty much the human incarnate of a Jack Russell.
Demoman: Scottish Terrier. This one wasn't hard either. When thinking of a stubborn and slightly scruffy Scottish breed, this was the first one that came to mind.
Sniper: Australian Koolie. Because a Dingo would have been too typical. Koolies are a diligent, patient, and reserved breed, which I thought were fitting personality qualities.
Soldier: Boxer. Again, the appearance was more prominent for this one rather than origin. From the scrunched face and square jaw to the strong build of the dog. And this breed is known to be hot-headed. |D
Medic: Schnauzer. I didn't make sense to go with a German breed that was initially bred to be on the attack, such as a German Shepard, Rottweiler, or Doberman. Instead I went with the Schnauzer, this one being somewhere between standard and giant in size. It's an extremely intelligent breed that can be destructive when bored. I wouldn't put it past the Medic to resort to violence if he had nothing to do. xD

Artwork belongs to me, :iconflying-foxx:
Team Fortress 2 belongs to the lovely people over at Valve

Textures courtesy of [link] and [link]
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spycrab99 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Hey, this thing is EPIC! RUN SCOUT! TF2 Pyro Emoticon 
OffensiveTitles Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, the Boxer isn't hot-headed at all.
rainidark Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
I exploded my DAW meter when I saw Demo.

1UPYoshi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
aaawww they're al so cute!
Satchithecat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your idea. TF2 charas are so cute.
the-luna Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
this is perfict
FurryFoxMedic Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Every single one is perfect for each class. Well done! :3
G-GIRL20000912 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student
Spy, Pyro, Medic and scout are my favorites and the breeds suit them.
AskSonicOcPonies Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Artist
*lets pug join in the party* :D *dogs growl at Spike* WHY YOU DOGS HATE MY PUG!?!? ;~; I STILL LOVE THIS PIC THOUGH
AlicornGamer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! Especially Scout ^^.
MeesterTweester Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Escellent casting choices, I applaud you.
Taijutsugirl0 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
I was exspecting Scout to be a Greyhound.
GingaFreak11 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Writer
Love it!!! XD
The only thing I would do is change Heavy to be a Caucasian Ovcharka, as they are an even bigger and bulkier Russian breed. Other than that, this is perfect.
Flying-Foxx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Drat, it figures there'd be a more appropriate breed out there. Alas. xD
And thanks~ :')
TechnologicChain Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I've always imagined Spy or Soldier as a siberian husky, and depending on the team, what color they'd be. Like rusty orange for red team, and the trademark gray color for blue. But now I realize these dogs are probably better. XD 
BeadyEyedGirl Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a very nice art! and the dogs match the characters perfectly!! good job!!!
MetalWolfGemstone Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I AGREE WITH EVERY BREED CHOICE!! 8D You found the perfect dog alternative for each class!
8VIII Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Spy should be a cat, for ironic purposes.
Flying-Foxx Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Aha, that never occurred to me until after I had posted it. Would have been far more clever xD
wesaa Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
i dont mind Scout as a Jack Russell it makes him stand out more by being a Bostonian raised Jack Russell terrer and being the runt of the litter
SilverAuraTiffany Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this. Great job! C:
Flying-Foxx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thanks~! :dummy:
ErichGrooms3 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
If the Red Team are dogs, then the Blue Team are cats!
bbtall Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Flying-Foxx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
It all makes sense now O:
CodyWoods Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
123marie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
really like this....
Flying-Foxx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Thanks! :)
GeekyTiffany Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I love this picture so much!
Flying-Foxx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Glad you like it! :D
Speckeltail Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I :heart: TF2
I :heart: dogs.
So, I :+fav: this.
Flying-Foxx Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Seems like good reasoning to me xD
Glad you like it! ;)
Pamuya-Blucat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This.. this is brilliant c:
Check+ for the irony in some of those breeds!
Flying-Foxx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
No. You're brilliant. >:C

And merci beaucoup~
Tekka-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Wow, I agree with quite a bit of your choice in breeds for them. Most of them I would've gone with myself. Especially Sniper as the koolie. ^^ Koolies are awesome looking.
Flying-Foxx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Thanks~! c:
Tekka-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
You're welcome.
Ellis-rocks Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student
awesome job :D love it
Flying-Foxx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Thank ye~ ;)
Ellis-rocks Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student
your welcome :D
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
great choices!
Flying-Foxx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Thank you! :D
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
you're welcome. :)
bad-girl-sniper Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
The sniper looks epic!
hmmm.........but he would look awesome as a Kelpie.
But I like him as a Koolie too
Flying-Foxx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Thanks~! :')
Aha, a Kelpie would have been fitting as well xD
bad-girl-sniper Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
XD ur welcome mate!
MemosNiceSide Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Oh dear. You mess with my favorit-lists oO Don't know if to put it in the "game" section or in the "animal" section @.@ Oh, nevermind.. it is so hilarious I put it in both ;D
Flying-Foxx Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Whoo for resolved conflict! xD
Glad you like it~ :D
Hotaru-No-Kuronichi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that the Boxer and the Scottish Terrier are my favorites. They fit so damn well.
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