An Illustrated Guide To The Different Breeds Of New York City Dog Parents

Written by: Katie Kirnan

February 9, 2016

New York City boasts great diversity nearly everywhere you look. That’s especially true if you look at a dog park. Not only are there dogs of every shape, size and smell, but their humans are also wonderfully unique and specific.

Illustrator/cartoonist/genius David Ostow noticed this, too. As he told Buzzfeed, he was inspired after dog-watching/people-watching in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. For every eccentric dog he saw, he realized there was an equally odd (if not moreso) counterpart: that dog’s human. Without further ado, here is David’s helpful (and hilarious) guide to the different “breeds” of NYC dog owners you’re likely to encounter:

guide to nyc dog owners

1. The Canine Doppelgänger

canine doppelganger

2. The Snobbish Observer

snobbish observer

3. The Bookish Setter

bookish setter

4. The Wire-Haired Gabber

wire_haired gabber

5. The Long- And Short-Haired Gutterpunk

long_andshort_haired gutterpunk

6. The New Yorkie

the new yorkie

7. The Sporting Gadget Hound

sporting gadget hound

8. The Melty-Poo


9. The Doting Kinderhund

doting kinderhund

10. The Studied-Up Pointer

studied_up pointer

Want more? Be sure to follow David’s awesome comic creations on his Instagram and his website.

Featured image via @oscomics/Instagram

H/t Buzzfeed

Written by: Katie Kirnan

February 9, 2016