Caninecore is an aesthetic based on canines. This particular aesthetic ranges from human bred dogs to wild wolves, containing lots of sub genres. Caninecore is generally centered around being a dog enthusiast, and doesn't have much of a history.
Caninecore often takes other aesthetics and blends them with canines. For instance, cottagecore mixed with caninecore would look very different to cryptidcore mixed with caninecore. Caninecore by itself is a very flexible aesthetic, the only requirement for caninecore is canines.
Caninecore is often influenced by therianthropy, animal-hearted people, pet regressors, and furries. Caninecore is especially popular on Tumblr and Pinterest and within the general art community.
Caninecore often includes (nearly exclusively) pictures of wolves and other types of canines, as well as possibly mountain scenery for the ideal visual of traveling in a pack that followers of Caninecore desire.
Colours involved with this aesthetic are natural colours such as greens, browns, and other earthy tones. There is a lot of variety within the aesthetic, going from house dogs to street dogs, to wolves or other wild dogs.
Caninecore fashion sometimes contains visuals of canines, whilst other times it may be clothing that reflects the general vibe of the aesthetic. Caninecore fashion is very similar to Adventurecore fashion. This may include flannels, comfy jumpers, and even hiking gear. Caninecore accessories include chokers and dog ears.
Where to Find It
Caninecore music varies. Softer music may link into the domestic dog side of caninecore, whilst alternative music often links to the more feral side. Genres may include: alternative, punk and folk. Music popular within the feral side includes Mother Mother, Girl in Red, AJJ, and The Crane Wives.
A musical named "The Dogs of Pripyat" is currently being made, this musical is about the dogs who were abandoned after the Chernobyl power plant disaster. This musical fits into the darker side of the caninecore aesthetic. You can listen to it on Soundcloud. This musical contains darker and possibly triggering themes.
- "Dawgz" Louie Zong
- "Lonely but Never Alone" Limbo
- "Now The Animals Have a Voice" Canius
- "True Lo-Fi Will Find You in the End" Dogbite
- "Muddy Paws" Limbo
- "D D D" Limbo
- "Dirty Paws" Of Monsters and Men
- "Bron Y-Aur Stomp" Led Zeppelin
- "Imposter Syndrome" Sidney Gish
- "Good Boy" Dogbite
- "Dogs" Pink Floyd
- "Puppy Dog" Dreamer Boy
- "I thought I Lost You" Miley Cyrus, John Travolta (BOLT)
Caninecore contains a vast amount of sub genres, due to copious different canines.
Domestic dogcore focuses on the soft and happy lifestyle of a domestic dog. This aesthetic emphasizes happy and uplifting vibes, along with the cuteness of dogs. The bond between dog and owner may also be a motif, amplifying that friendships/ companionship.
It can be linked to Petcore.
This particular sub genre is mostly influenced by pet regressors and dog/ pet enthusiasts. Visuals very often include cute dog toys, such as colourful teddies and tug toys.
Media that links to domestic dogcore may include A Dog's Purpose and Lassie.
Domestic dogcore fashion mostly consists of cosy clothes, and possibly hiking clothes for dog walking, along with any clothing that depicts images of dogs.
Doggo tends to go for more of a cutsie meme-y look. Although all dogs are welcome in this sub genre it tends to focus on Shibe Inu's the most.
It contains imagery of doggos with edits and words describing how they feel as if they were talking. It has focus on vibrant colors such as: Blue, Yellow, And Pink
It also features staples of internet culture such as The Doge meme, Doggo-Lingo, and don't boop the snoot.
This sub genre still features dogs, however it is linked to "the streets" and sometimes nature. Street Dogcore contains more elements of loneliness and being self sufficient, and may also feature ideas of pack mentality.
Imagery may include derelict streets and a grunge like atmosphere.
This aesthetic is mostly influenced by (but not exclusively enjoyed by) therians.
This branch of caninecore is inspired by the furry community, and is vastly different to the other sub genres. The color schemes are often bright and unnatural, sometimes using the sparkle dog concept.
This sub genre contains imagery of fursuits and art of fursonas.
Wolfcore, as stated in the name, focuses on wolves. Wolfcore visuals include the outdoors, specifically vast mountain ranges and deep forests.
This genre is influenced by therians and animal hearted people.
Wolfcore themes include pack mentality, appreciation for nature, and a connection to/ appreciation for wolves.
Whilst wolfaboo is often separate to this, wolfaboo started as a copy of the word weeaboo, to describe somebody who is very enthusiastic about wolves and has sometimes been used in a negative way. However, this word has developed similar to the way the word weeaboo has developed, and is now mostly used in a positive or descriptive way.
Foxcore includes imagery of nature, specifically of deep forests. Orange is the main color of foxcore, since it is the color of the red fox.
Themes may include independence, being 'sneaky' or 'sly'.
Fashion includes warm comfy jumpers, and anything nature/ forest themed. Autumnal themes such as fall leaves are also a common visual within foxcore. Foxcore is also therian and animal hearted inspired.
- Survivors - Erin Hunter
- White Fang and Call of The Wild- Jack London
- Marley & Me-John Grogan
- A Dog's Purpose
- Rin Tin Tin
- Isle of Dogs
- The Plague Dogs
- Oliver and Company
- Lady and The Tramp (and Lady and The Tramp: Scamp's Adventure)
- 101 Dalmatians
- Fox and the Hound (and Fox and the Hound 2)
- All Dogs Go To Heaven
- Old Yeller
- Teen Wolf
- Dog With a Blog
- Pound Puppies
- Road Rovers
- The Littlest Hobo
- The Pack
External links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.
- "beneath the tress" by Jax (folk based)
- "puppycore :)" by sleepyjax
- "caninecore" by sleepyjax
- "Caninecore" by ash
- "Puppycore" by Puppy
- "PUPPYCORE" by nateisweerrd
- "i'm going to live in the woods" by sleepyjax