The stupid thing is, even the Japanese call them dogs. I can see Suicune being a dog (though it looks like a cheeta/whatever this is called in English), but Raikou's pretty much a sabre toothed tiger and Entei's clearly a lion ;.;
I nearly have all his cards and I've recently bought some figures too :3
So I got both versions of SF3 at Gamestop for $24 and got SF1 Pegasus as a throw-in.
I don't exactly think SF1 is a good game (it's just like SF2 but with even less stuff), but I'm playing it for the plot. It's a good plot.
Right now I'm at the Ophiuca scenario. This oughta be interesting.