Due to the ridiculous situations and behaviors that these canine pets demonstrate, many funny dog prints have a surreal attitude to them, however, regardless of the medium. However, while many of these humorous animal pictures straddle the line between cute and funny, surreal dog paintings are often more graphic in nature and fall more into the ironic set of this category. A typical example of a surreal dog print can be seen in the domestic animal print, 'Party Hat' by Jill Mayberg, as well as works by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge.
Many funny dog paintings are whimsical in execution. These whimsical pet images are some of the most common examples of funny dog art and are often found on canvas. These works, like 'Dog Around Town' by Ron Burns and 'Bone Appetit' by Conrad Knutsen, usually have more appeal to modern audiences than strictly ironic or humorous prints and have a wider scope for where it can be used effectively for decoration.