I call them beasts, but I still see them as cats.
I call them legendary dogs or beasts. The former more commonly.
It's easier just to call 'em beasts.
i can see them being as such:
Entei- (insert any canine the resembles Entei here)
Raikou- Tasmanian Tiger (technically a marsupial that is both dog and catlike but i digress)
Suicune- Maned Wolf
Raikou- Tiger/Saber Tooth Cat
and on that point, i just call them Beasts since it simplifies things a bit.
Beasts for me.
i just call them dogs
thats what ive always known them as, and have always called them
but there is one thing that has been annoying me abouth this thread, there is no such thing as a saber tooth tiger!
they are either called saber tooth cat or smilodon, say it correctly of dont say it at all.
I used to call them Dogs... but I call them Beasts now.
I've always seen them as the legendary beasts. I've never heard the other options before (besides dog).
Based on big cats. Whatever.