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They're Good Dogs Brent

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About

They're Good Dogs Brent is a quote from Twitter account @dog_rates during a celebrated exchange in which the account shut down a person taking issue with their rating system.

Origin

The Twitter account We Rate Dogs (@dog_rates) is devoted to humorously reviewing pictures of dogs doing adorable poses, often giving them scores above 10/10. It has acquired more than 7 million followers since its debut. On September 12th, 2016, Twitter user @brant[1] took issue with the account's rating system, tweeting @dog_rates to tell them it didn't make any sense. @dog_rates replied with "they're good dogs Brent," purposefully misspelling @brant's name (shown below).


brant@brant 12 Sep 2016 @dog_rates your rating system sucks. Just change your name to "CuteDogs". わ69 weRateDogs™ @dog-rates . 12 Sep 2016 @brant Why are you so mad Bront わ34 t: 1.4K ·4.8K brant@brant 12 Sep 2016 @dog_rates well you give every dog 11s and 12s. It doesn't even make any sense 21 ロ809 1.1K WeRateDogsTM @dog_rates Following @brant they're good dogs Brent RETWEETS LIKES 6,61616,335 4:05 PM-12 Sep 2016 わ88

Spread

The exchange was an instant hit. A screenshot of the exchange was tweeted by @Braydenominator[3] that day and gained over 57,000 retweets as of February 2017. Mashable[2] and Elite Daily[4] both posted articles about the exchange the following day. Meanwhile, Twitter users began replying in the thread with various different memes using the quote. One of the more popular examples, posted by @ManOfPiePants,[5] applied it to the Carl meme (shown below).


YOUR RATING SYSTEM SUCKS JUST CHANGE YOUR NAME TO CUTEDOGS WHY ARE YOU SO MAD CORAL? BLOCK WELL, YOU GIVE EVERY DOG 1IS AND 12S. IT DOESN'T EVEN MAKE ANY SENSE THEYRE GOOD DOGS, CORAL BLOCK

The exchange was also a massive success for the @dog_rates account. According to an article by The Washington Post,[6] which called "They're Good Dogs, Brent" one of the best memes of 2016, the account gained 50,000 followers as a result of the exchange. @dog_rates has also created a t-shirt and coffee mug it sells with the phrase on them.[7] @Brant has since been the target of good-natured ribbing on Twitter since the exchange, but has taken the meme in stride, putting "They're good dogs Brent" on his wedding cake.


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As of February 2017, "They're Good Dogs, Brent" remains a popular phrase used to talk about dogs on Twitter.

Brant's Dog Charlie

On July 23rd, 2018, WeRateDogs posted a direct message conversation with @Brant, in which he asks the account to review his new Havanese dog Charlie. The dog was rated a "14/10" along with the message "you've got a good dog, Brent" (shown below). In less than 24 hours, the tweet gained over 92,700 likes and 16,500 retweets.




That day, a Moments[8] page titled "Remember the man from 'they're good dogs Brent?' He got a dog 🐶" was created, highlighting notable reactions to the tweet.

Various Examples


Internet Person TM and 9 others follow Rachel H. Smith Φ @rachelholiday-Feb 14 [inhales for a full minute] THEY'RE GOOD DOGS, BRENT Hero dog takes bullet for owner during Brooklyn robbery, survives A dog took a bullet for his best friend and survived - after a trio of robbers jumped his master in Brooklyn, officials said Saturday. nydailynews.com Bryan Mac Follow @Bry Mac We move now to the Digging and Burying Group. "They're still good dogs, Brent." Wil Wheaton @wilw + Follow 、 They're very good dogs, Brent elton @ringostarrboy they're good dogs brent Cl yehoak on feb. 24th @yehoak Follow They're good dogs, Brent POLI POL JohnnyTClemson @JohnnyTClemson Follow @dog_rates "They're Good Dogs Brent" RANDALL WE WERE GOOD BOYS

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"Aww, what a wholesome, innocent meme, while still being snarky about someone's tweet. I am glad the world has not forgotten about these. I wonder if similar ones exist..? Maybe if we look at the Relat-"


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