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Why are there SO MANY canine furries?

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Amiir

Guest
Canines are cute and all but I'd personally love to see more variety. Oh well, this means that when I do see a different species being used for one's 'sona that I'm going to appreciate it more.


Anyway, why do you think there's soooooo many foxes, wolves, etcetera etcetera?
 

Belatucadros

Bitches love sticks
I've wondered that myself, and that's partly why I went with a gryphon.
 

Doodle Bunny

Definitely a rabbit... 100%...
People like doggoes. There's no denying it.

I know I definitely went through a phase in middle school and early high school where I was obsessed with wolves. I think it was because they were cool looking and people like to romanticize the characteristics of these animals.

Now that I'm older, I decided wolves weren't for me. So, that's why I'm a bun-bun. It just fits better.
 

WolfNightV4X1

King of Kawaii; That Token Femboy
Fursonas don't count, they're mainly how a person feels comfortable and connected to a certain species of animal. Not everyone feels close to a kinkajou because it's so obscure and less familiar. Im another boring ass wolf myself :v I absolutely love other obscure species but have always loved the wolf since my childhood, and hence why its my personal alter. People also have dogs and cats so they feel their animals are a part of their life in some way, and they admire and revel their characteristics, canids especially are very much like humans when it comes to pack mentality or family groups. We understand each other, in a sense.


I put my interest of other creatures in my other weird creations and stuff, or have tried anyways. Heh.
 

WolfNightV4X1

King of Kawaii; That Token Femboy

Jarren

You can't just quote yourself! -Me
Relatable traits, familiarity, general fascination with canids, comparatively easy to draw, existing popularity within the fandom. That said, there are other critters with overwhelming representation; canids, of course, felines, equines, dragons ( hi! ^.=.^ ), rabbits. Some critters are just more easily appreciated/anthropomorphized than others.
 

Simo

Professional Watermelon Farmer
For me to spray I suppose? I mean, dogs are always getting sprayed by skunks; they just never learn.
 

ToddTheMutt

The Mutt
Aside from all that, dogs usually have a wide variety of shapes and their anatomy is simple to replicate if you put it that way. I mean, felines seem alike but it's harder to draw a cat than a dog. I guess mainly because of the face shape and the alike xP Tbh, I chose foxes as my sonas because they're the ones I best connect to mainly because of drawing reasons.
 

Yakamaru

Very Speshul Title
Because canines and felines have features a lot of people like. End of story.

Some put a lot of effort, thought and energy into their Fursona, others don't.

Want variety? BE the variety.
 
I suppose it's because many people, at least in the West, though I'm sure it's similar in the East, own dogs as pets and feel the most fraternity with them. Dogs and cats have always been the most popular category of fursona... followed by the rest of the familiar animals. I really don't think it's something to be surprised about... and besides, to many people, engaging with their fursona isn't something they do on a regular basis... it's something they do on a semi-regular or infrequent basis, as a side hobby or something they do for recreation when they feel like it. It's easier to have something that's easier to remember, especially if you aren't exactly... personally attached to the character you create. I find that when furres establish close, meaningful connections to the personality they create, the most likely it is that the character will be unique and memorable.
 
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Alstren

Guest
As said before it's matter of familiarity. Most of the people on the internet are from countries where dogs and cats are popular choices of pets, ergo many furries go with the animal their most familiar and most comfortable with, which just happens to be canines, felines and or any permutations of them. Occasionally you'll have people who have experience with other kinds of animals or even just an interest or appreciation for them, but over all they are still a minority comparatively. Honestly I cant say I blame them whats not to love about dogs? Their fun, fluffy, loyal, cute, and easy to train.
 

It'sBlitz

Pilot in training
I think it originates on how "Cool" the wolf is. I mean, throughout our childhood, the wolf is seen as a majestic as fuck, stronk, etc. but since people want to be 'unique', the go with other canines. Foxes and huskies, while not technically wolfs, are pretty darn close. They make up more than half of all canine 'sonas. all others are rather rare, because they are not dickriding the wolfs the the cocksluts most of them are.
 

Mandragoras

Inept Abecedarian
Dogs, wolves and foxes also have a lot of cultural significance basically anywhere you go that has them. To give you an example of how deep this goes, I'll flash my nerd card and talk about etymology.

In linguistics, there is a concept known as taboo deformation, which describes when a word is intentionally altered so as to avoid saying the original, as doing so would violate a social taboo. A good modern example of this is using "darn" instead of "damn." This phenomenon is not new by any means; consider the many names of God in Judaism. Yet etymologists studying the roots of words in various Indo-European languages uncovered something even more peculiar: A pattern of taboo deformation influencing the evolution of certain words starting before the introduction of writing across numerous branches of the same family tree of languages. Three words in particular stood out.

"Fox," "wolf," and above all, "bear." These are what the ancient Indo-Europeans feared, before they were Hittites, Scythians, Indians, Persians, Greeks, Celts, Romans, Tocharians, Norsemen, Slavs, Armenians, Romani, Englishmen, or anything else you can name. Our relationship with canids (and mammalian predators more broadly) is burned into our very language.
 
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lycheefreeze

A tiny soft
I always found dogs were some of the most common animals people see day to day, the ones with the most contact...So when a lot of new people come into the community, they think of the first wild animal they can, or the ones with the easiest shapes to draw, and in my experience first drawing animals and anthro, wolves, foxes, and other canids found their way onto my paper more times than say, cats did. I always thought cats were super hard to draw when I was first starting out drawing anthro.
 
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Jin-Lust-4-Sin

Guest
they're to stupid to be assholes knowingly
 
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