Dogs were domesticated animals noted for their keen sense of smell and their barking vocalizations. They were often kept as pets by Humans and other species, such as Talz. A similar, more wild canid, was a wolf.[source?]
In their youth, both Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian owned dogs, though Lando's was run over by a hovercraft. The memory would haunt Calrissian for years to come. Likewise, Luke would reflect upon his pet as he left the Tatoo system for the first time on the Millennium Falcon. Ken sometimes wished he had a pet dog or cat instead of a pet mooka. The K-9 series companion droids were designed to imitate a dog in both appearance and behavior.
"Dog" was also sometimes used as a term of contempt. A Mandalorian mercenary once referred to the bounty hunter Durge as Jaing's "dog." Likewise, while C-3PO's head was temporarily attached to a B-1 battle droid's body during the Battle of Geonosis, he was heard to shout, "Die, Jedi dogs!" Han Solo once said of Gamorreans that "[they] are as dumb as a box of rocks and sleep like a dog." A more complimentary idiom was "top dog," which Canderous Ordo once used to mean the top bounty hunter on Taris.
Though most mentions of dogs referred to non-sentient domestic animals, at least one sentient being existed who was only identified as a "dog." This being was an associate of the mercenary bunny Max.
Behind the scenesEdit
As with most Earth animals featured in the Star Wars canon, the status and origins of the dog remain a mystery. Quite a few organisms in the Star Wars galaxy have obvious real-world analogues that share the same name, such as ducks; rabbits; horses; chickens; frogs; cats; and, of course, Humans. Dog-related words such as hound, cur, pup, or puppy are used figuratively in some sources. These may be further examples of the place of dogs in the culture of the Star Wars galaxy.
- Star Wars Official Poster Monthly 16
- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II: The Official Strategy Guide
- Threats of the Galaxy
- How to Speak Droid with R2-D2: A Communication Manual (Ambiguously canonical source)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Cantina Communications
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II: The Official Strategy Guide
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (novel)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Starfighter: Crossbones
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Lost City of the Jedi
- ↑ Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon
- ↑ The Lost Jedi Adventure Game Book
- ↑ Prototypes
- ↑ Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- ↑ The Paradise Snare
- ↑ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- ↑ Star Wars 11: Star Search
- ↑ "Chessa's Doom"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 1 and other appearances of the Black Curs
- ↑ Star Wars 12: Doomworld
- ↑ Star Wars 36: Red Queen Rising
- ↑ Star Wars 37: In Mortal Combat
- Dog on Wikipedia