Why exactly did dogs become extinct in the future, whereas cats did not?

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    Do you have a source for your claim that dogs are extinct in the future? I can't remember this being explicitly stated.
    – gnovice
    Jun 29, 2012 at 14:43
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    @Blue: Fossilized specimen != extinct species
    – gnovice
    Jun 29, 2012 at 14:49
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    @Blue: As the paleontologist says to Fry in the episode "Jurassic Bark", they want to learn about dogs "from your time", which may be slightly different than dogs 1000 years later.
    – gnovice
    Jun 29, 2012 at 14:57
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    Cats will never be extinct because the Futurama/Simpsons people love drawing cat-ladies!
    – bitmask
    Jun 29, 2012 at 15:34
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    Also, cats are in fact a highly intelligent (although incredibly lazy) aliens.
    – Yasskier
    Nov 7, 2016 at 2:13

2 Answers 2


They aren't extinct. You can clearly see Dogs in the pet show in the episode "The day the earth stood stupid".

Sadly, I can't find any screen shots, but this site has the episode you can watch for yourself.

  • But I seem to recollect that in Jurassic Bark, someone (maybe Hermes or the Professor) mentions that dogs have been extinct for a long while, and on another episode, I remember seeing another fossilized Dachshund, that Hermes promptly gets rids of by saying, "Another of Fry's dogs!" Jun 29, 2012 at 14:55
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    @AdityaSimha The Infosphere has full episode transcripts, so if you can find a quote, you should edit it into your question.
    – user1027
    Jun 29, 2012 at 15:02
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    Hmm...interesting, I don't see the quote on here. I don't know why, but I really did think I remember hearing someone saying that dogs were extinct...... Jun 29, 2012 at 20:47

I think you may be confusing poodles (a breed of dog) with all dogs;

Farnsworth: Pine trees have been extinct for 800 years, Fry. Gone the way of the poodle and your primitive notions of modesty. Ah! Brisk!

Futurama: Xmas Story

As has been noted in the other answers, dogs of other breeds do appear in later episodes.

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Futurama: The Day the Earth Stood Stupid

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