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Why are furrys obsessed with Foxes/Wolves?

Dreaming

Member
You'll see people complain about them being so common. Well, that's why they're so common.

The more common it is, the more likely you are to come across them and have experience with them as a kid. Subsequently you're more likely to like them over other less common species. Of course, Wolves, Foxes etc are pretty common and cute to most.
 

RedFoxTwo

Sarcastic Lurker
They way I see it, it's not the species that counts so much as what you do with it. If you can make an original character that's genuinely interesting then the physical nature of said character shouldn't be of concern.

It's just the case that no-one seems to make particularly interesting characters these days. The only originality is usually some gimmick that has no real value.
 

lupinealchemist

Hamburger time.
Never liked wolves or werewolves until I started having dreams about them then did a little research. These dreams still continue to this day.
 

Takun

Wof Wof Wof Wof Wof
Another reason why hanging around furries is insufferable

"oh, you're a fox... ;3" *knowing nod*

ugh

But you are a weeaboo fennec. Different. o:
 

Butters Shikkon

Patron Saint of Queers
Eastern dragons rule though...;)
 
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KigRatel

Colaholic
Oh boy, virtual heads are gonna roll across the virtual floor soon.

Speaking of dragons, you know what I don't see as much as I thought? Cartoony dragons (think Puff the Magic Dragon, or Dragonite.)
 
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Butters Shikkon

Patron Saint of Queers
Oh boy, virtual heads are gonna roll across the virtual floor soon.

Speaking of dragons, you know what I don't see as much as I thought? Cartoony dragons (think Puff the Magic Dragon, or Dragonite.)

Give it time, KigRatel. Everything has it's season...
 

ElectricBlue1989

Living a Boy's Adventure Tale
I never understood this stereotype. People with fox fursonas seem to be just as sex-obsessed as any other furry (not trying to be funny, for the people that were going to "lol this xd" this). I mean, sure they appear in furry porn a lot, but it's the same with clean furry art. And aside form that, I don't really see how it's based on the animal of choice at all.

You know the word "vixen"? It's original meaning was a name for female foxes (cool fact of the day: males are called "Reynards"). Somewhere in time, "vixen" became related to the human female. The second definition given in the dictionary was "an ill-tempered or quarrelsome woman". Perhaps this is where it started to gain a more promiscuous meaning as time passed (just check out Urban Dictionary). The key here is that it's been related to humans.
 
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Luckiione

Neopet
I agree with whoever said it's because they're the animals that are around us most as kids and intrigue us the most. For some, a canine was their first best friend. And they're an easily identifiable species.

I mean even i will admit I was drawn to the Bori Neopet species because of how much it resembled a sort of mix between a dog/kangaroo/armadillo/long snouted THING that just tickled my fancy and made me smile. if you've ever seen a Corgi up close you'll see why foxes and their long snouts are so appealing too.
 

CindEE

Member
I tend to assume people pick something they feel has at least one similarity to them. Most people are culturally familiar with wolves/foxes/dogs/cats/dragons, so those are "go to"s. But, that's my assumption, coming from the gal who chose "bat" in part because of her bad eyesight.
 

CindEE

Member
Oh bother. Redundant bat is redundant.
 

ScaredToBreathe

Special Snowflake
Wolves are "scary" and "tough" and "brave", basically what every outcast, odd-one-out wants to be.
Perfect for a fandom where people aren't always really totally accepted by society.
 
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Sar

Guest
I am not completely cattail why. I do notice that it is candids. I am also starting to notice a lot of husky-sonas too.
I think it has something to do with the word "yiff", and the origin of it... or something. Idk. Use your internets.
Don't make him use is wizard chrome.
 
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Zoetrope

Guest
:/ If I had a fursona I have no idea what animal it would be. Foxes, wolves and cats never really appealed to me. I assume people pick their animal because they like the animal.

Why so many people seem to pick from such a small selection of animals I attribute to culture and lack of exposure and education of other animals.

I like reading the responses in this thread.
 
Hmmmm, I would think that you need to look at furry characters on TV and in videogames; all the furries that i know irl were "inspired" by said characters, like from star fox 64, looney toons, scooby doo, sly cooper, ect.

Exposure to those^ in combination with just cultural things like dogs + cats for pets in US, or kitsune(foxes) in japan, seem reason enough.
 

Takun

Wof Wof Wof Wof Wof
:/ If I had a fursona I have no idea what animal it would be. Foxes, wolves and cats never really appealed to me. I assume people pick their animal because they like the animal.

Why so many people seem to pick from such a small selection of animals I attribute to culture and lack of exposure and education of other animals.

I like reading the responses in this thread.

I like shibas because I like being happy.

http://www.deviantart.com/download/125437422/Sato_the_smiling_Shiba_Inu_by_Shikaiba.jpg
 

Mxpklx

Active Member
As long as you can make it something original it's fine with me. But foxes have had an emergence in the past couple years.

As for coyotes, I have a personal vendetta against all coyotes, so I hate them, even if it is a fursona, but that is for another thread.
 

RadioCatastrophe

it's CATASTROPHIC
People are clique. :p
Though I'd be in the same boat if I'm not already, since my character is always called "Bambi" though she has no connection with that character... they're both completely different species of deer and Bambi is male believe it or not...

Anywho, people don't like to think and will go mainstream with things of this nature since this is a fandom there will be followers of the most popular thing, I think that's why there's also a lot of people who make a new sona everyday because they have no real connection to their character and don't really 'care' for them.
 

Kahoku

Forgive Yourself
Dogs and cats are obvious because they are common pets.

Everyone likes to think they're a lone wolf. Obvious.

Foxes seem to have become the fursona of choice for people who wish they had lots of sex, which is strange as foxes only mate once a year, which is still more than most of the people pretending to be one.

Dragons are a big part of mythological culture, so that ones not really a surprise either.

Also the more common in Fan art porn, and that they are easily made up.
 

Lewi

Member
1: Wolf
Spiritual stuff, werewolves, etc.
2: Fox
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3: Dragon
Trying to be different but failing - links to Mythology and Fantasy.
4: Feline
Cats are cute. End of.
 
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