Why Harem Intrigue When You Can Just Raise a Dog Instead

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The “Dog Emperor” gets adopted by his fake “Favored Consort.” This story follows their story as they experiences all sorts of trials in the imperial harem and find true love.

P.S. Only the dog emperor will be abused in mind and body, the female lead will not be abused.

The dog king will recover his human body.

This is not a legitimate harem drama novel – there will be love, there will be pampering.

Enormous silver platters, shocking melodramas, all part of the package.

Looking at his own concubines and imperial offspring from a doggy’s perspective:

Who used to be the sweet and gentle eloquent flower turns out to be a venus fly trap behind the scenes.

Who used to be the filial and courteous, intelligent and adorable imperial princes and princesses transform into demons in a flash.

The progression (of the story) overturns understandings and unmask countless illusions.

But by the protection of the gods, the dog emperor met a healing owner. Although the path is rough, the end is pleasant.

Associated Names
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Gong Dou Bu Ru Yang Tiao Gou
เพียงหนึ่งใจ
宫斗不如养条狗
Related Series
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
07/25/18 Pavilion c16
07/09/18 Pavilion c15
06/28/18 Pavilion c14
06/15/18 Pavilion c13
06/05/18 Pavilion c12
05/24/18 Pavilion c11
05/11/18 Pavilion c10
03/11/18 Pavilion c9
03/02/18 Pavilion c8
03/02/18 Pavilion c7
03/01/18 Pavilion c6
02/04/18 Pavilion c5
01/29/18 Pavilion c4
01/22/18 Pavilion c3
01/18/18 Pavilion c2
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Littledragonlady
Littledragonlady rated it
January 25, 2018
Status: Completed
Cute romance story in which ML spend a lot of time trying to win MC heart. ML in here is not as stupid as a lot of other ML and recognize when other women try to trap MC. In short this is not a very infuriating and tactic filled harem intrigue story, instead this is a simple sweet romance with intrigue as spices
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chekanalia
chekanalia rated it
May 27, 2018
Status: Completed
OMG!! This is amazing! I mtl'd this and I obviously missed a couple of points but all in all It was one of the most satisfying reads I have ever seen. FL is a transmigrator. The fact that he falls in love with her as a dog and discovers the cruel nature of the concubines he loves and the ugliness of his children all builds up to when he finally gets his body back after he dies as a'bao.
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Then he proceeds to regain his throne and clean out court and woo the FL. He is already in love with her but she is still as she was at the beginning of the novel. It is unique to see his devotion and the fact that he pulls out all stops to show her his heart <3 <3 there are misunderstandings when he replaces the drugs she was drinking with good medicine but of course she is skeptical (duh!) The part I loved the most was that after 13 years.. Yes! It takes 13 whole years!! He always tells her he loves her but she has never responded and at the very end during this festival he is on one side of a bridge /river and she is on the other side and she had an epiphany, she cups her hands and yells that she loves him. They have three kids; 9th prince who becomes the crown prince, 10th prince who is being trained by his mom's military family and the 11 th princess (who looks like mom).

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This is a must read!
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sleepingjay
sleepingjay rated it
September 1, 2018
Status: c16
This is amazing! MC reminds me of MC from To Be A Virtuous Wife. Her main priority is to keep her life and live as comfortably as possible. She's completely indifferent to the ML and considers him an employer, at most. But MC is really loving towards her family, servants, and her dog (ML). She's a really gentle and kind person, as seen from how she treats her dog like her own child, though she hides it under her tough exterior.

The story is from ML's POV. ML is the typical... more>> hatable scumbag emperor; he's a good emperor and is very intelligent in managing the country, but in the beginning/before the story starts he's a complete scum with how ruthless he is to his women. He used his other women including MC to balance power in the court (because he's an emperor and is paranoid) and to shield his actual favorite woman (the antagonist).

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For one, to prevent MC's family from getting too powerful, he had been giving her birth control poison to prevent her from giving birth to an heir. He had been completely using her while pretending to favor her, though MC knowingly allows this to keep her and her family's life.

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It's really satisfying to see him getting his world view shaken (faceslapped, basically. This is a dream come true payback against this kind of emperor MLs lolol) as he lives as a dog. With truths getting revealed left and right (since no one guards against a dog), he even realized how he was too blindly trusting to some and over-paranoid to others. He gets humbler as time passes, and falls in love first with MC (meanwhile MC remains unbothered). <<less
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LacusClyne
LacusClyne rated it
March 11, 2018
Status: Completed
Story is very cute. ML was quite awful at first but quickly changes for the better after getting his comeuppance from life which happens very early on in the book. Living life as a dog opens the deluded emperor's eyes and he can finally see who is truly good and who is truly fake.

The MC is extremely likeable with a strong personality and great self-awareness. She's loving to her family and merciful when she can but absolutely firm when it comes to destroying her enemies.
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annon2016
annon2016 rated it
June 5, 2018
Status: c12
This is a great twist on a harem* novel.

*refers to an emperors imperial harem, not harem as in protagonist + every character of the opposite gender

The usual plots and schemes of most harem novels are present but the change in the POV is refreshing.

Wish it was translated faster though.
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Mezzhy_liu
Mezzhy_liu rated it
August 7, 2018
Status: --
So far as the translations, this story is incredibly good. The story is good and it feels satisfying just by reading it and the translated chapters are long but it also takes a really long time to wait for translations but it keeps you interested. I promise.
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Shadowdrop
Shadowdrop
October 29, 2018
Status: Completed
I absolutely loved the story, even despite the pain that google translate brought me.

In my opinion, what made the story so great was the correct choice of main character.

"Unfavored consort captures the heart of the cold-hearted emperor by letting him see that she is the only pure soul in the palace and he comes to love all of her flaws, spoiling her and ignoring/dismissing all of his gorgeous (but wicked) concubines" - such a standard premise suddenly becomes interesting when we see it from the emperor's point of view.

His journey... more>> of falling in love is very real and very satisfying to read. And what's even better is that his struggles doesn't end by him realizing that she is the apple of his eye. He seriously hurt her, and she will not fall in love with him just because he dotes on her with no bottom line.

In fact
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Even in the last chapters she is scared to the point of kneeling and breaking down in panic because she does not believe that he isn't using her

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The empress character is just a good. She can take care of herself, but she is not a super-human. She feels fear, but is not moved by fear. She tries her best to secure herself and her family a safe life, despite the fact that her family is a thorn in emperor's side (though, it's no longer true after he falls in love with her, but she doesn't know that).

In fact, after the emperor turns back into a human, it should be obvious that she will have a good life (he protects her well). And yet, her struggles never feel futile, and I couldn't help but worry about her. <<less
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chibiheaven
chibiheaven rated it
September 25, 2018
Status: Completed
So I actually finished this novel some time ago, but had an urge to re-read to refresh my memory.

This was a short and interesting novel that, in my opinion, provided a very fresh perspective on the intrigue of the harem. You follow the emperor who, in a way, was too clever and conceited to see through the treachery of his bedside companions.

By putting him into the lowliest life form to exist within the palace, he became eexposed to the darkest sides of the harem of which he knew existed but... more>> was never of his concern.

This story really drives the point in that your enemies know you best, and it shows in how well our MC, Meng Sangyu, dissects the actions of the Emperor and her general apathy to the sad life she has been forced to live because of her family status.

A lovely read that really tugged at my heart on many occasions as Meng Sangyu and the Emperor slowly overcome the past and further understand their hearts. The ending was abrupt but I felt it was fitting. As usual, I regret that there weren't any further cute ineractions with the children, but those are my own selfish wishes. <<less
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Pink
Pink
June 19, 2018
Status: c77
So amazing... it is realistic story about harem.... dont hate the emperor becouse he is not like other male lead who pure and doesnt like to be touched by women, he is realistic emperor who has many wife and children and his first love before he meet with the female lead... but the story really make the emperor heavily pay what he beliefe and view of his harem.. hahaha...

And for the female lead... she is so cool, smart, and know what she can, cant do and realistic modern girl who... more>> rised in acient time <<less
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DeepSeaLove
DeepSeaLove rated it
April 27, 2018
Status: c9
It's about a story on how the dog of an emperor slowly know and understand the FL. He discover the true masks of the people around him. With this discovery he will see things in a new light.

Because of the pampering and love by the FL to the 'dog emperor' she will tame him into a cute little puppy.
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RedcRown
RedcRown rated it
June 30, 2018
Status: c14
This story doesn’t have anything to do with bestiality! Nope! Nada! It needs three points of exclamation there. Nearly look over this gem because of that. For people who likes interesting and intelligent FL you should try this one. The ML is an @ssh0le in the beginning but he got room for improvement. I have high hope for this. Hoping with all my heart the translator will finish tranlating this one. I shall be eternally grateful for that. XOXO 😘
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stoplightgodess
stoplightgodess rated it
October 30, 2018
Status: c16
I love this story!!! I have owned a similar dog before and she was super smart, and equally picky about how she ate. It makes it easier to understand how the dog's level of intelligence is not too far out of the norm. It is an intresting take on the usual Emperor's harem and face-slapping story, and it makes for a fascinating read to see this Emperor's pride slowly turn into enlightenment. Hoping to read more of this soon!
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TheLadyWhoLikesBoyLove
TheLadyWhoLikesBoyLove
October 23, 2018
Status: Completed
This one is definitely heartwarming abd fluffy. If you're the type that likes devoted love interest and loyal to eachother then this is a must read
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