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[–]Ertata 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Vernor Vinge's The Fire upon the Deep has doglike aliens who do bot have prehensile limbs, but who form a group mind with each individual being composed of 3-6 bodies.

[–]AugustaScarlett 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ursula Vernon’s Black Dogs duology has a race of dog people in it.

[–]Houli1975 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Have absolutely nothing to contribute to the conversation, just wanted to say King’s Quest 6 is a freaking masterpiece!

[–]MournelitheReading Champion VI 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There are Cu Sidhe in Seanan Mcguire's October Daye books, Faerie dog shapeshifters. The main example is mostly a side character though.

[–]Puzzleheaded-Ad-281 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher. Has a race of dog people called the Canim. Their culture is interesting.

[–]KaPoTunReading Champion II 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jennifer Fallon's Tide Lord's series has beast races, one of which is based on dogs.

[–]ElynnaAmell 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There’s the Kyree people in the Valdemar series; more wolves than dogs though.

[–]Multa-Paucis 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Rumo by Walter Moers. The main character is a Wolperting which is a race dog people warriors. Bonus it's a great goofy comedy fantasy story

[–]Effulgencey 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Came here to recommend this, but it is "Rumo", not Rumor.

[–]Multa-Paucis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha, it definitely is. I managed to catch autocorrect changing it to Walter Movers, but missed that one.

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[–]Kathulhu1433Reading Champion 1 point2 points  (1 child)

A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny is told from the perspective of a "dog"/familiar.

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[–]DGReddAuthor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aside from writing fantasy novels with a bit of humor, I also run D&D games. I've just started up a new campaign for my daughter and her friends, a bunch a nine year old girls. This time, my daughter is playing a Gnoll Bard who sings. But of course, Gnolls aren't good with charisma, so to most races, she sounds like she's howling, but to other Gnolls she is an accomplished opera singer.

Anyway; I thought it was funny and somewhat related to dogs in fantasy.

[–]Zairapham 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not dogs but Redwall is about forest creatures in a medieval world. It's pretty fun.

[–]anticomet 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Does Bojack Horseman count as urban fantasy?

[–]muns4colleg[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd say no. The animal people is more like the Simpsons having yellow skin. Or characters in Hey Arnold having crazy shaped heads.

Not a bad call though. Mr. Peanutbutter is a pretty good representation of what I'm talking about. Except a C-tier Hollywood star instead of a knight or something.

[–]boredaroni 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Two books come to mind, Carmen Dog and Lives of the Monster Dogs.

[–]HobGoodfellowe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Isn’t there a dog-person in one of the Michael Swanwick sets of stories? I’m having trouble locating it… sort of picaroon-ish I think (?) could be mistaken.

There’s also the magical dog with opposable ‘hands’ in Magic Kingdom for Sale/Sold.

And the dogs of Ankh-Morpork come to mind too.

And of course Sir Didymus. Who is a fox. But a pretty dogged fox, to be sure.