Dogs. The fanged creatures that used to kill and eat our ancestors in the woods and whose anal waste we now politely collect and dispose of each day. They are our species' sidekicks, our loyal companions, the real life embodiment of Pokémon — except only some of us force them to fight.
We've bred dogs into more variations than, um, something with a lot of variations. Frozen yogurt topping combinations? I don't know. It's Monday. My metaphor game is still in first gear. (<-- Metaphor!)
Now, there's a new kid on the block. The American Kennel Club has officially recognized the 190th breed of dog.
And this new dog breed is called a "pumi."
Now, if "pumi" doesn't sound like a Pokémon name to you, then you don't know what Pokémon names sound like. To be clear, they sound like "pumi" (evolved version: Pumutilator).
Pumis are originally Hungarian, and have been around for a while, but they've only just started to capture the American hearts and minds with their important faces and sad eyes.