In Brazil we use a technical term for this:

(I'm not making this up. It's the name we use)
So everybody else has the same term, but with a dog.

In Brazil we chose a donkey instead.

This tells you everything you need to know about Brazil.
It's actually the rhythm: We don't have a two part word for dog and that wouldn't fit the musical sound of the phrase.

Fun fact: The word we use for donkey means butter in Italian
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