Dog girls may not be as popular or prevalent as cat girls or bunny girls, but they are just as important and appealing. Yes, I need to get around to covering cat girls, but we have to celebrate National Dog Day first. Yes, a day dedicated to dogs, that will now be used as an excuse to enjoy anime girls. The actual dog girl day is on November 1st (“wan, wan, wan!”) so mark your calendars for more good girls then. For now, let’s appreciate these goodest girls.
If you’re confused about all the wolf girls mixed in with the dog girls, remember then the words of Joe: “Dogs are just perpetual wolf puppies anyway.”
1. Holo (Spice and Wolf)
Yes, Holo is different from dog girls, in that she’s a god. She’s also a wolf, but remember then the words of Joe. Holo was contracted to be a farming village’s deity and assure a bountiful wheat harvest. Despite her warning about overproduction, the villagers kept to their demands. When the soil withered as she warned, Holo was blamed. As the village prospered and moved away from worshiping her, Holo herself departed. She began to travel with Kraft Lawrence by hiding in his wheat.
Isuna Hasekura and Jū Ayakura began creating this light novel series on February 10th, 2006. ASCII Media Works has published 24 volumes so far.
2. Polt (Monster Musume / Everyday Life with Monster Girls)
Polt is a kobold with wolf-like attributes. She is the head of Kobold Industries among other successful business ventures. Polt is always optimistic and keen to help others. Her specialty lies in physical exercise, as seen during her first appearance when she helps the girls lose weight.
Okayado began working on his monster girl-filled series on March 19th, 2012. Tokuma Shoten has released seventeen volumes thus far in the Monthly Comic Ryu magazine.
3. Yoko (Inukami!)
Yoko is Keita’s inukami, his dog god partner and servant who’s supposedly dedicated to fighting evil. That isn’t true for either of them. Yoko is selfish and mostly uncooperative. In fact, she’s famous, or infamous, for being uncontrollable. Yoko’s incredible powers make her an enviable inukami to contract. She’s quite the unique and special inukami. Likewise, Keita isn’t the ideal hero of justice either. He’s perverted and perfectly content to fight evil naked. Still, Yoko is in love with him. She even gets jealous when he flirts with other girls.
Mamizu Arisawa and Kanna Wakatsuki created the original light novel between January 2003 and December 2008. ASCII Media Works published all seventeen volumes in Dengeki Bunko.
4. Millhiore Firianno Biscotti (Dog Days)
Millhiore Firianno Biscotti is the Princess and representative suzerain of Biscotti Republic. Yes, dog girls can even be princesses who fall in love with isekai protagonists. She’s quite gifted and beloved by her people, making her an ideal princess. Millhiore works to maintain the unbreakable alliance her republic has with the cat-ruled Galette Lion Territory.
Masaki Tsuzuki, the creator of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, created this series for studio Seven Arcs under the direction of Keizo Kusakawa.
5. Zakuro Fujiwara (Tokyo Mew Mew)
Zakuro is the fifth Mew Mew to be introduced in the series, though she was operating as a lone agent before the start of the series. She’s also the older sister-like figure for the group, offering advice and guidance to those who seek it. Her cool factor is highlighted in Joe’s review of Tokyo Mew Mew New Episode 4. Mew Zakuro has inherited the abilities and traits of a gray wolf, which matches her determination to protect her pack. Zakuro is a talented dancer, singer, and model. She’s a multi-talented magical girl.
The original manga series was created and written by Reiko Yoshida and illustrated by Mia Ikumi from September 2000 to February 2003. Kodansha published all seven volumes in Kodansha Comics.
6. Ouka (.hack//Legend of the Twilight / Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu)
Does it count if the dog girl is just a digital character model played by a human girl? Yes, yes it does. Ouka, bearing the moniker of “the Divine Fist,” is a veteran player of The World. Despite her revealing attire, she expertly fights using the unarmed Knuckle Master class, which grants her access to the Werewolf upgrade form. Ouka is a firm ally of Rena and Shugo. She continues to wear the collar Shugo gave her when she was in her wolf form.
.hack//Legend of the Twilight is a spinoff of the .hack multimedia franchise. Tatsuya Hamazaki and Rei Izumi brought the series online from December 10th, 2001 to October 10th, 2003. Kadokawa Shoten published all three volumes in the Comptiq magazine.
7. Blue (Wolf’s Rain)
Blue is a unique dog girl. For instance, she’s a wolfdog, half wolf and half dog. Also, she can change form between human and dog in an instant. Blue was also partnered with a hunter who thoroughly hated wolves. She ultimately sides with the wolf pack to fight Darcia to save Cheza and locate Paradise.
This tale of wolves and flower people was created by Keiko Nobumoto and produced by Bones. All 26 episodes and four OVAs were aired between January 6th, 2003 and February 25th, 2004.
8. Jens (Cat Planet Cuties / Asobi ni Iku Yo!)
Jens is a Dogisian and antagonist of the series. Yes, alien cat girls and alien dog girls fight in this series. She is in charge of the clandestine relations between her home planet and the native Earth governments. Despite Eris the Catian only wishing to explore Earth, Jens is determined to eliminate her. Cast your votes below for who you’re voting for.
This tale of cat girls and dog girls was created by Okina Kamino and Eizo Hoden, and later Nishieda from October 25th, 2003 to February 25th, 2015. Media Factory published all twenty volumes in MF Bunko J.
9. Wanda (One Piece)
Wanda is a canine mink of the Warrior Beast Tribe. She is fond of the Straw Hat Crew, especially Nami, with whom she traded clothes as a sign of friendship. Like other canine minks, Wanda is especially fond of Brook, a man who is all bones. Wanda possesses the sword skills needed by the Inuarashi Musketeer Squad, and the Sulong transformation unique to the mink tribe.
Eiichiro Oda began writing and drawing this series on July 22nd, 1997. Shueisha has published 106 volumes thus far.
10. Riza Wildman (Princess Resurrection / Kaibutsu Oujo)
Riza is half-werewolf and a proud member of the Wildman clan. Due to her only being half-werewolf, she can only transform her arms. However, Riza is still a powerful combatant and a valuable ally to Hime. Despite her tough tomboy persona, she has something of a crush on Hiro. Riza’s a tomboy tsundere, and that makes her Best Girl. Argue about it in the comments if you’d like.
Yasunori Mitsunaga brought the original manga series to life from June 25th, 2005 to February 26th, 2013. Kodansha published all twenty volumes in Monthly Shonen Sirius.
11. Liru (Renkin 3-kyu Magical? Pokan)
Liru is one of four princesses who traveled from the Netherworld to reside in the human world. She is an energetic wolf girl with enhanced physical abilities. Though she has some control over her abilities, anything moon-shaped reverts her to a wolf state that resembles a cute puppy. Liru is able to resist the actual moon, however. She once expressed dismay that a breed of Japanese dog went extinct, but when a fellow werewolf presented a way to propagate their kind, she departed rather quickly.
Liru’s popularity extends outside of the series for some obvious reasons.
Kenichi Yatani directed and Yasunori Ide wrote this series for studio Remic between April 4th, 2006 and June 20th, 2006. Fifteen episodes were released, showcasing these princesses and their misadventures.
12. Sesshomaru’s Mother (Inuyasha)
It’s a shame such an important and plot-significant character was never given a proper name. Despite her mate taking up with a different woman, Sesshomaru’s mother seems to hold no ill will towards Toga or her stepson. This noble dog girl helped her son at least twice: once to revive Rin for a second time, and again to test Sesshomaru. The two brothers needed the power of Meido Zangetsuha, and she was on hand to guide Sesshomaru to perfect it.
Rumiko Takahashi wrote and illustrated this feudal fairy tale from November 13th, 1996 to June 18th, 2008. Shogakukan published all 56 volumes in Shonen Sunday Comics.
If all this talk of cute and sexy dog girls has made you want one of your own, the J-List shop can only offer an attractive replacement. The shop cannot sell actual living dog girls. Not yet anyway. However, the HaneAme Dog Pet Girlfriend 1/6 Figure is a fine replacement.
What do you make of our anime dog girls list? Did we miss any of your favorites? Are you a cat girl person or a dog girl person? Let us know in the comments below.