I couldn't come up with a better title.
I grew up watching re-runs of the older Pound Puppies series created in the 1980's in addition to collecting the toys as a child (Pound Puppies, Pound Purries, Pound Ponies, Pound Bunnies, and the Pound Zoo Animals who's brand name I can't remember). So I have a great respect and likeness for that series.
Just recently, I have discovered the series released in 2010 by The Hub. Despite some of the backlash I've heard about this rendition, I really don't think this series is all that bad. Sure the animation quality was not the greatest in the first few episodes (sometimes I wish the style was different as a whole) but the series essentially is fulfilling the same concept seen in the 1980's version: finding homes for homeless dogs and puppies. Just with different characters. In fact, this rendition to me is better (nothing against the original series though) because the overall concept is more believable, the dogs actually act like dogs (i.e.walk on four legs), there's no over the top villains, the humor is better, and the elimination of the puppy magic concept does not bother me considering I always thought it was a bit ridiculous. One the biggest reasons why I like this show is that (as many other people have mentioned) the creators are the same people behind the show Recess (another show I grew up with as a child).
What I'm trying to say is that I don't like or dislike either of these renditions of Pound Puppies. They are both successful in their own ways.
So here are probably my two favorite characters (though I really enjoy them all.... >3>; ) from the 2010-present rendition done in my manga/anime sort of style. For those who watch this Pound Puppies show, these two share some sort of romantic interest with one another.
Oh, by the way, this is a question for people who watch this rendition. Apparently, according to the profile provided for Lucky on things such as The Hub's website, he is just described as a mixed breed or mutt. Anyone have an idea what type of mixed breed he is? Personally, his design and personality reminds me of my own dog which is a mixed breed of two pretty intelligent breeds, Border Collie and German Shepherd. On another note, Lucky's father to me looks a bit like a terrier mix whose design bears close resemblance with Tramp from Disney's Lady and the Tramp. Who knows? Maybe Lucky's just a Heinz 57 mix (a little bit of everything). Maybe I'm just analyzing this too much.... I dunno. It is a kid's show after all. At least it can be said that Cookie is a Boxer or Boxer mix.
Lucky, Cookie, and the 2010-present version of Pound Puppies (c) The Hub