Hecking family

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The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs

Hecking family
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Life in their new home seems to agree with newlyweds Brent and Brant. The small-town bustle inspires Brent's painting, and Brant loves to explore the Bay's beautiful neighborhoods. But will they ever agree on who gets to take their beloved Rosie with them?
Name Hecking family
Members Brent Hecking, Brant Hecking, Rosie
Number of generations 1 generation
Lot It's A Good House
Funds §30,522
Other information
Game TS4 Cats and Dogs Icon.png The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs
Playability Playable
World Brindleton Bay

The Hecking family is a pre-made family residing in Brindleton Bay, the world introduced in The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs. It consists of the married couple Brent and Brant Hecking, and their dog Rosie. They live in the It's A Good House lot and start off with 30,522 Simoleons.


Hecking: "Heck" is a word used to censor "hell".
Brent: Possibly derived from a Celtic word meaning "hill".
Brant: Derived from the Old Norse name Brandr, which means "sword" or "fire".
Rosie: Diminutive of the English name Rose.

Family tree

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  • This is the first pre-made LGBT couple in The Sims 4 and the second one in the series, after the Shear family in Roaring Heights from The Sims 3 Store.
  • In promotional material for Cats & Dogs, the Hecking family also had a cat named Joaquin, which didn't make it into the final game.[1]
  • The family is a reference to a meme "they're good dogs Brent" from the Twitter user, WeRateDogsTM, who were tweeting to a user to the user @Brant about his complaints of giving illogical ratings to dog pictures.[2][3]
    • The family name "Hecking" is a reference to the common word @dog_rates would use to describe dogs.
    • The lot the family lives on is called "It's A Good House" referencing the phrase "they're good dogs Brent".
    • Brant and Brent are both names referred to the user @Brant, to which @dog_rates jokingly replied with their name as Brent instead.


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