Dogs as “Downton Abbey” Characters

Mr. Bates, the fiercely loyal valet, would apparently be played by a Basset hound.

photo via Dogster

The wags over on Dogster had an interesting thought: “If the Characters in Downton Abbey Were Portrayed by Canine Actors, What Breeds Would They Be?” But they weren’t content to just daydream about it. They actually went through the trouble of making mockups of all the main characters. The results are hilarious and oddly fascinating.

Click here to see the whole collection of images.

What do you think? Did they get it right, or do you see other breeds as being more appropriate? And if dogs are playing the humans, which actor should play Pharoah, the Crawley family dog?

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