Advice Dog is a popular image macro meme series that that features a picture of the head of a smiling puppy on a multicolored color wheel background split into 6 colors. Usual derivatives are often accompanied by two lines of text written in a guidance / advising format above and below with the advice given usually being very poor, useless, unethical or deplorable and negative .
Since its debut, the series has spawned dozens of spin-offs related to Advice Dog which are referred to as Advice Animals of an animal's head on a color wheel background or merely just an animal (including humans) with their own archetype personalities using the same two line image above and below macro formula which also usually features bad or terrible advice.
The original blank template originates from a Mario fan-site, The Mushroom Kingdom , forum thread titled "Guide to Kissing" . The thread was posted by user Mariko who recalled his his desire to request a role in his school's upcoming play, The Diary of Anne Frank , for the sole purpose of playing a role of a boy who is involved in a kiss due to Mariko never having kissed a girl before. In the thread, Mariko asks for recollections, personal experiences and advice.
Among several replies citing each of the poster's poor experience with relationships, user TEM , real name; Evan Herrington, posted the first reply of "Just do it, man.". As reply #21, TEM posted the original picture of his dog's, Boba Fett (named after the character from the Star Wars universe ), head on the color wheel background (Note: Image link now broken). TEM would confirm in the same thread that he created the image of his dog with reply #26: "I made the picture. That's my dog Boba Fett. After I had made it I said the almost exact same thing as IS.".