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Important note before we start!
Phil is allergic to cats.
Dan is a dog.
Dan's previous pets
Dan's current family dog: Colin
Tibetan Terrier, Colin (male) Dan's family got this dog after he moved from home. Very well-behaved compared to the old dog and Dan seems very fond of him.
- Dan talking about Colin
- Dan's picture posts with Colin under the cut below:
Colin achieved a brief burst of well-deserved viral internet fame in December of 2017 for decimating what Dan optimistically called a "cake." General consensus was that Colin did the family a favor.
The Dog Talk Timeline 2015 - 2018
- July 5th 2015 - First dog mention came from Phil. He starts talking about how great Lewis Hamilton's dog is and says he'd "like to own a dog" [15:16]. He then goes on about dogs for quite a while.
- July 27th 2015 - Dan and Phil visit Catrific and play with her dogs.
- July 27th 2015 (LA timezone) - Dan tweets: "ugh i want a dog somebody mail me a shiba inu"
- August 2nd 2015 - Phil again. Recently met Catrific's dogs for the first time. Says he doesn't have the time to look after a dog. [4:12] He'd like to have a dog sometime (and a cat too but he's allergic). [25:10]
- August 4th 2015 - Dan. The chat is asking him about dogs. "One day I will get the dog. I fucking love dogs." Pets and children are good for mental health because they make you happy. [17:46] Chat: “Phil doesn’t want a dog I’m ashamed.” Dan: “He doesn’t want a dog now NeonHowlter, I’m sure he’s up for a shibe at some point, or whatever kinda dog Phil would like in his future life.” [41:42]
- August 11th 2015 - Dan. Chat: "Get a house, and a dog!" Dan: "Probably, one day. Inevitable, I'd like to think." [26:10] Chat: "Just get a dog already." Dan: "One day. [Laughs] One day." [46:58]
- August 18th 2015 - Dan. “Just get a dog already.” “One day, Rebecca. One day!” [32:48] “Get a dog” “Soon” [33:19] “Dogs, are you kidding me?” “I’m not kidding you, I’m incredibly serious.” [34:16] “Really Dan, dogs?” “Obviously. It’s like… everything I know.” [52:58]
- August 25th 2015 - Dan, the Ribena Liveshow. Says he appreciated the sense of humour in the get a dog hashtag for his 5 mil milestone [21:07]. Would love to get a dog but doesn't intend on getting one, "because I'm not a functional person, I can’t even look after myself". Shiba inu a particularly difficult breed of dog. “I know I would be getting a dog to fill a hole.” "It's like when you try to save a relationship by getting a child." [27:00]
- Nov 14th 2015 - Joint liveshow. Chat: "Your future dog will have long legs." Phil: "Why?" Dan: "Because we have long legs?" Phil: "Maybe." <-- I love how they just accepted that "you" as plural.
- Nov 28th 2015 - Phil. Can't get a real dog, can't look after himself, let alone a hound. A big responsibility and right now he can't. One day. One day he'd like one. [37:59]
- Jan 5th 2016 - Dan. Launches into an extensive rant about wanting a dog, wanting to make impulsive decisions, wanting to change things "so many things" about his life. [25:34]
- April 27 2017 - Joint liveshow. Phil says "the dream - it's dead for now." And Dan clarifies that they will get a dog "when a house is bought, I guess."
- May 2 2017 - Dan. “Phil and I can’t get a dog yet, cause it’s not a dog-friendly landlord and all that. A dog would be good. Phil’s obsessed with a corgi. So, brace for that, who knows. Or maybe it will be an ugly mongrel that we adopt, that was like the first dog that my family got, a completely unfunctional mongrel."
- June 29 2017 - Catrific video. Nine minutes and eleven seconds of Dan and Phil playing with a puppy.
- Nov 2 2017 - Making of the Dan and Phil and Dogs calendar; almost twelve minutes of prime pupper content.
Latest Dog Status Update - April 2018
Dog breedsDan: “Are dogs in either of our futures, Phil?”
Phil: “Well I think I’m allergic but I would sneeze through the pain to own one”
Dan: “That is commitment right there. That is true love for the dogs”
Phil: “What about you?”
Dan: “I don’t know. Like, dogs make you happy”
Dan: “But I feel like that’s just filling the hole with dogs”
Phil: “I wouldn’t mind”
Dan: “It’s just putting a plaster over- fill that hole up. Yikes. Maybe one day I’ll deserve one. We’ll see.”
Phil's said twice he wants a husky:
- Phil Lester, 2012"Because they're the best kind of dawg."
- Phil Lester & Dan Howell 2013 (1:38:00)Phil: "I've been thinking if I get a dog, I'd want a husky."
Dan: "I'd want... what's that dog that looks like a wolf?"
Phil: "A husky!"
Dan: "Is that a husky? I'd get that."
In 2016 Dan listed his Top 3 Dogs as:
- shiba inu "think I'd get a shibe"
- corgi "epic", "great", "underrated", "wonderful"
- pug or pomeranian or one like Gabe the Dog "to be honest I really love small dogs"
[link to where he talks about this]
Picture collection of D&P with dogs
Updated: October 2018