MORIARTY AS A POODLE IS ACCURATE. IN FACT HE IS THIS POODLE.
I think Dog!Anderson is more like this:
^ THIS hahahahaha
Reblogging again for obvious reasons.
Does anybody want to hear my doglock head canons, or…?
Yeah, Sherlock’s a border collie. I had one when I was a kid - so smart, so enthusiastic. It suits. And yeah, Moriarty is a poodle, because they look so foppish and fancy and perfect but they have a really nasty temperament.
But I actually put down John as the Alsatian/German Shepherd. The breed is immensely loyal, protective, loving, and dedicated. You do not fuck with a family that owns a good shepherd - you will leave that house with wounds. More than that, they’re working dogs - not just for the police, but for the army, too, I’ve heard. They love having a job and someone to work for, and that suits John very well.
Lestrade I say is a good old fashioned British bulldog, because ACD described him as such in canon, so there. Mycroft is a great dane, because he’s a big presence, and very commanding, and very agile, in his way. And yet… a great big suck. Danes are big babies, and while that isn’t true of Mycroft, it is his nature to become painfully human, bordering on sentimental, when it comes to Sherlock.
Yes, Mrs. Hudson fits a terrier of some kind - adorable, sweet, loving, and certainly a lap dog, but with some fight in her yet. Terrier or a miniature schnauzer.
While I don’t really know how to explain it, I like the idea of Donovan as a shih tzu and Anderson as a basset hound. Haters to the left.
Irene would be a whippet. Thin, fast, agile, and absolutely gorgeous. They aren’t suited to living outdoors, like Irene isn’t suited to living without her ‘protection’. They don’t bark much, but can be aggressive if threatened and crave activity.