In the movies Despicable Me 1 and 2, Gru has a pet with sharp teeth and small body. His pee makes the shrub dead! The creature looks like a skunk to me but when Lucy scans him, its species is "UNKNOWN".

Do we have any knowledge of what that creature really is?

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    I always thought it to be a genetically altered dog... – Aamir Oct 23 '13 at 12:20
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    “The creature looks like a skunk to me” — what the hell kinda skunks have you seen?? – Paul D. Waite Aug 21 '15 at 13:31
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    @PaulD.Waite It's furry, with a big mouth!!! – Madeyedexter Aug 22 '15 at 2:51
  • Kangaroo rat kidneys, possibly. – Gaultheria Dec 5 '17 at 22:59

Wikipedia lists him in a list of fictional dogs in animation, which supports the general idea that it's a genetically modified dog. (His name is Kyle; that's what he's listed under in the Wiki article.)

In both films, Gru refers to Kyle as his “dog” when people ask what Kyle is:

  • In DM, when Gru is showing the girls around the house, Margo ask what Kyle is. Gru says that he’s his “dog”, which gets a growl from Kyle. However, when asked what sort of dog Kyle is, he says, “He’s a… I don’t know.”
  • In DM2, Gru makes pointed reference to that fact that he’s putting a “dog” in his neighbour’s backyard.

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He's most likely a altered Brussels Griffin. Lol.

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    Welcome to SFF. Can you edit your answer to explain why you think that? Supporting details would be helpful. – Simpleton Jan 1 '19 at 3:24

Based on looks and Gru's bizarre collection, Kyle must be a mythical dog Chupacabra. Bluish, spiky sharp spines, few threads of fur, very pronounce fangs something that crosses a dragon with canine. Please take note that a Chupacabra legends denotes that when disturbed it leaves a leave a sulfur stench, this explains Kyle's effect on plants when it pees.

Gru simplified it as of a "dog" but actually confuses him too, Kyle was not identified in DM 2 because Lucy's data base presumably identifies only animals with known existing DNA thus a mythical undocumented species like a cryptid chupacabra fit Kyle to a T is not on the list


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