Slang term used to identify female police officers teamed with a male officer, of course the males being the “Dogs.”
The police drama DOG & CAT/ABC/1977 used this novel description to refer to sexy, young female rookie officer J.Z. Kane (Kim Basinger) who was teamed with Det. Sgt. Jack Ramsey (Lou Antonio), a veteran plainclothes officer.
The two officers (Dog and Cat) reported to Lieutenant Arthur Kipling (Matt Clark), their boss. Officer Zane drove a souped-up Volkswagen Beetle with a Porsche engine.