Porkchop is Doug's dog. Before there was Brian Griffin from Family Guy, there was Porkchop, he is anthropomorphic except that he cannot speak in any languages. He communicates by such typical dog sounds as barking, and spelling, along with using facial expressions and hand gestures. Since he was given to Doug when he was one year old on Christmas morning, he is able to sense what Doug is feeling and saying. Unlike his owner, he is very outgoing and doesn't hesitate to dive into adventure.