I don't ask for much, merely total domination over the hearts and minds of the dogs in this city.
|Friends & Family||Bino (boyfriend), Boris, Sasha|
|Colleen, Karo, King, Bailey|
|Location||Dimension Prime, Babylon Gardens|
Duchess is a supporting character in the Housepets!. She was introduced in The Artist Makes No Claims To The Accuracy Of The View.
Duchess is an overly vain saluki who has competed in Dog-Shows several times before. She is calculating and somewhat manipulative, and is often accompanied by Boris. She disregards many adopted human conventions which most cogs and cats have adopted, such as boyfriends and feminism. Her orbiting ambition is to dominate the pets of Babylon Gardens, and will pursue those ambitions by any means that advance them. These means include money; she has a lot of it, and apparently whoever her owner is does not care that she spends a lot of it. She is currently dating Bino, hoping his role as leader of the Good Ol' Dog's Club will give her a base of power. Otherwise, Duchess treats the hapless Bino contemptuously, more or less as a servant than a boyfriend.
Duchess hired and paid King to compete with her in a couple's competition that resembled much like a High School dance. Duchess was overly fixated on sabotaging the other competitor's that she overlooked actually convincing the judges that she and King were a couple, resulting in them taking third place. Afterwards, Duchess chased King in an attempt to have seduce him into making him fall in love with her, though King hit her with a shovel and knocked her out cold. She did not attend King's wedding.
A large, muscular dog that follows Duchess and does whatever she needs him to. These tasks apparently include threats of physical force. In the arc "Real Stories of the K9PD", he attempts - at her directive - to block Officers Fox and Mungo from entering the Good Ol' Dog's Club while in the course of their official duties. Mungo, realizing that Boris is basically a muscle-headed oaf, tricks him into punching Mungo in his six-pack abdomen. Boris succeeds in smashing his own hand and wrist on Mungo's stomach, falls to the ground in semiconscious agony, and the two police dogs walk over him into the clubhouse. Boris also addresses Duchess as mistress, implying some closer relationship. Before Duchess came on the scene, he served Bino as a club bouncer. He and his partner, Yeltsin, tried to prevent King from rescuing his watch when it fell into Bino's hands and the spiteful Bino tried to publicly smash it.
Duchess' boyfriend. Bino first became attracted to her after noticing her mean streak. Later the two started dating, after Sasha broke up with Bino, though it becomes clear it is a rather one-sided relationship, with Duchess treating Bino more like a lackey (which he doesn't seem to mind.) Trying to be lovey, Bino gives her the sweetie name "Duchy-poo", which enrages the status obsessed saluki whenever he uses the endearment.
- Due to her collar's tag resembling that of a Pound sterling, it is possible that she is British.
|Dogs||Peanut | Bino | Fox | King | Tarot | Fido | Joey | Sasha | Tiger | Bailey | Ralph | Kevin | Duchess | Rex | Lester | Dallas | Yeltsin | Boris | Satau | Mungo|
|Cats||Grape | Max | Sabrina | Marvin | Res | Jasper | The Bigglesworths | Fiddler and Keys | Delusional Steve | Ptah|
|Others||Zach | The Milton Ferrets (Keene, Lana, Rock, Simon, Pit and Duke) | The Wolves Pack | Karishad | Raccoons | Itsuki | Jessica | Spo | Squeak | Jata | What Chicken | Bruce and Roosevelt|
|Humans||Earl Sandwich | Jill Sandwich | Ryan Byron | Bill Lindberg | Jerry Arbelt | Jeff | Jake | Jeeves | Mr. Steward | Joel Robinson|
|Fictional||Spot (Superdog) | Stripe | Jim-Jim | Bat-Bat | Regular Hawk | Criminals | Pridelands Characters|
|Celestials||Pete the Griffin | Spirit Dragon | Great Kitsune | Cerberus | Bahamut | Denizens of Heaven|