We put 15 of the most iconic game characters through that dumb What-Dog site. You’re welcome.

Need a giggle-inducing time waster this weekend? Look no further than video game characters as lovable dogs...

Need a giggle-inducing time waster this weekend? Look no further than video game characters as lovable dogs...

The Internet just discovered a whole new way to waste time with Microsoft’s What-Dog site, which lets you determine what kind of dog any given person would be just by uploading a photo.

You should have guessed by now we already tried this out with every video game hero and villain we could think of, and it is eerie how spot-on some of these are.

The face recognition sadly isn’t perfect, and I was pretty disappointed it couldn’t find anything for either Mario (and yeah, I tried the live action version) or Leisure Suit Larry, but then again perhaps that’s for the best…

“Soap” Mactavish

Would you send your Labrador Retriever to plant some claymores by the door?


I’m never going to look at that beautiful mane of silver hair the same way again…


Do you think she’d agree with the assessment?


I can’t stop laughing at this one!


If only it had said “loves his family.”

Lara Croft

The many, many, many mercenaries I killed in the Tomb Raider reboot would likely agree!


I’m now going to always see Link with a dumb grin and his tongue hanging out, but “surprisingly strong body for its size” is so accurate!

Marcus Fenix

Yep, I can see it. He doesn’t take kindly to orders either.

The Arbiter

Well, they nailed the neck and body type!


Somehow I feel like this describes Max from Life Is Strange a lot more than Kefka!


Who’s a cute little Scorpion? Yes you are, yes you are!

Solid Snake

I lost it entirely at “intense stares.”

Tiny Tina

Definitely vocal, energetic, and eager to prey on small animals… or bandits, whatevs.


That description is amazingly accurate for the character, even if the image doesn’t quite match.

Captain Price

Could you ask for a better jogging partner through a snowy base in Siberia or a dusty airplane graveyard?

Let us know what hilarious combinations you come up with you give What-Dog a try!

About the author

Ty Arthur

Ty splits his time between writing horror fiction and writing about video games. After 25 years of gaming, Ty can firmly say that gaming peaked with Planescape Torment, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a soft spot for games like Baldur's Gate, Fallout: New Vegas, Bioshock Infinite, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. He has previously written for GamerU and MetalUnderground. He also writes for PortalMonkey covering gaming laptops and peripherals.