Porkchop is anthropomorphic, but he's still just a "normal" dog. He speaks in a series of iconic dog sounds like barks and others, and he can also communicate by body language, facial expressions, and hand gestures. Porkshop is very talented in many things (such as acting).
Doug has Porkchop as a gift from December. He like to listen to his walkman (which Doug gave him for a present) at the same year as he gave Doug his journal. He acts as Doug's conscience and adviser and sometimes assists Doug in making decisons. He lives in an igloo-shaped doghouse.
- Snoopy (Peanuts): Both are loyal dogs who help out with the main character.
- Pikachu (Pokemon): Both are loyal sidekicks who help out with the main character. Both also have an enemy who is a feline (Meowth and Stinky).