The entire first season of Loki is now streamed on Disney +, and with it came some shocking twists and turns and surprising characters. But it’s the variants that we have in the brain. As a dog-based website, there wasn’t much for us in the first season of the series.
However, considering they went so far as to have a variant of Alligator Loki, we began to wonder why there wasn’t a canine variant (or maybe there is and we haven’t gotten to know about it yet). Since the series didn’t give us what we would call a doki, I thought it would be fun to come up with a couple of dog breeds that would make the perfect variant of Loki.
With so many dogs to choose from and so many different personality traits to play with, this was actually a lot of fun while also being a bit difficult to get right. There are no wrong answers when choosing the perfect Doki, but when Disney + and the MCU are looking for inspiration we have some ideas.
These dog breeds would make excellent Loki variants
These pups might not be Tom Hiddleston, but really not many of the varieties themselves were. And with an alligator loki prowling in the void, we can’t help but think that there has to be at least one dog loki out there somewhere (we’re going to let doki pass!). So what breeds of dogs would be the perfect variant of the god of mischief?
Dog breeds as variants
Among the many traits that the dachshund is known for, the most outstanding ones are its playfulness and cleverness. Those two words really capture the essence of Loki and are the exact reason this could be the ultimate pup for a variant. This is a dog who can rule a room, while looking cute and knowing how to have fun, while getting his way too, seems to be a win right there. At the same time, can you imagine a Weiner dog walking around with those curved horns on its head while its little bodies jiggle all over the place? I can and it’s wonderful!
The Shetland Sheepdog is a fluffy puppy known for his herding skills, just like its cousin the Collie. However, what makes the Shetland Sheepdog a worthy variant is its intelligence and ability to observe things. These dogs are very attentive, a trait that the god of mischief shares as well, as he often uses this trait against people. And being smart is something that both the dog and god have in common, so this seems like a combination of heaven of variants.
You want a royal dog, the Papillon is the answer. These dogs are popular with kings and have adorable faces. They also have very bright minds and are known for learning tricks. Given that Loki is a trickster god and a member of a royal family, it makes perfect sense that a variant of the god could just be a Papillon.
Australian cattle dog
Do you want a trickster dog who is also clever, smart, and with a penchant for nonsense? Then you have come to the right place with the Australian Cattle Dog! These adorable puppies are related to the dingo and have all of the traits we would expect from a Loki. If they happen to be good at keeping them away too, that only adds a small bonus to this variant. (Perhaps that would mean that unlike President Loki, this Loki was actually able to keep his crew together.)
No list of Lokis variants will be complete without a husky. These dogs are absolutely known for their mischief and like a real Loki, they should never be left to their own devices for long. While these pups have pleasant natures and more open-minded personalities, they can also be troublemakers if not watched and properly trained. Seems pretty familiar to me if you ask me.
While the generalization of Pit Bulls actually encompasses a number of breeds under one umbrella, it makes perfect sense to include these puppies as potential Loki variants. We deal with puppies that can range from playful to serious, mischievous and loving. Given the energy levels of these dogs, it makes sense that they would get into trouble if left to their own devices. And we all know that apparently this also applies to a Loki – without anyone watching a Loki, problems usually arise. (Honestly, even if someone is watching a Loki, problems happen.)
There are many smart and playful dog breeds that we could have included on this list, and while each of them has something that could make them a potential variant, these six breeds really seem to be top of the list when it comes to potential ones Lokis is leaving. And if we happen to want to see these good boys and girls wiggling and wagging their tails as they rock Loki’s curved horns, who can blame us! If an alligator can do it, so can they.
Which dog do you think would make the perfect Loki variant? And do you think season 2 could give us a doc or two? Let us know in the comments.