Dogster takes a look at the cast of 'Downton Abbey' doggie style:
Lady Mary Crawley: Poodle
Cousin Matthew Crawley: Golden Retriever
Loyal, adorable, and totally milquetoast.
O'Brien, the Countess's maid: Pumi
Reserved, intelligent, protective, and not easy to socialize, Pumis make excellent spinsters.
Thomas the Footman: Doberman Pinscher
From Wikipedia: "Although they are considered to be working dogs, Doberman Pinschers are often stereotyped as being ferocious and aggressive." Yep. Thomas is a *itch, but he really just wants to be an entrepreneur! Misunderstood, handsome, and somewhat sinister in appearance even when he's just trying to be himself.
The Dowager Countess of Grantham: Persian Cat
(yup, no dog could possibly be as haughty as her)
The ultimate regulator, the DC doesn't give a crap about what you think or want, and will get her way every time.
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