Because 100% of Degen Dog auction proceeds are split between streams to Dog owners, donations to charitable causes, and the DAOtreasury, founder(s) are compensated with Degen Dogs. Every 11th Dog for the first year of the project (ids #0, #11, #22, #33 and so on) will be automatically sent to the dogMaster multisig to be shared among the founding members of the project. At the time of writing, there is only one founder/dogMaster, but this is subject to change.
Founder distributions don't interfere with the cadence of auctions. Dogs are sent directly to the dogMaster Multisig, and auctions continue on schedule with the next available ID.
Note: This reward structure is inspired by Nouns DAO, in which the Nounders receive every 10th Noun for the first 5 years of the project.