The artwork for Degen Dogs was inspired by the pixel art of Cryptopunks. The degenerative art combines 12 Dog body types with various accessories such as glasses, hats, earrings, and more. Some traits are more rare than others. There are 1,001 known Degen Dogs, each with a unique combination of traits. For the initial hackathon submission for Degen Dogs, a small number of dogs and traits were designed by pixel artist Diconcilio. For the Polygon launch of Degen Dogs, @_wampa__stompa built upon that foundation to arrive at a total of 46 traits.