Dogs are a man’s best friend for a reason. They are loyal, loving, and always happy to see us.
In Hollywood, dogs have been playing important roles for years. From Lassie to Benji, these furry friends have stolen our hearts.
List of Famous Dogs from Movies, Books and TV Shows
Lassie is probably one of the most well-known dogs in Hollywood history. This heroic Collie appeared in a series of movies and TV shows, which spanned decades. Lassie was known for her amazing feats, such as rescuing people from burning buildings and helping to track down criminals. She was also a loyal friend to all of her human companions, which is what made her so popular with audiences.
Snoopy is another famous dog who has appeared in movies, TV shows, and comic strips. He is best known for being the loyal beagle of Charlie Brown in the popular Peanuts comic strip. Snoopy is a lovable goofball who loves to play tricks on his friends and eat snacks.
Beethoven is a St. Bernard who was made famous by the movie of the same name. In the movie, Beethoven becomes part of a family and quickly becomes everyone’s favorite pet. He is known for his big personality and his love of food.
Santa’s Little Helper
Santa’s Little Helper is a Simpsons character who is best known for being Homer Simpson’s pet dog. He is a greyhound who was abandoned by his previous owner and was taken in by the Simpsons. Santa’s Little Helper has been featured in many episodes of the show and is always there to help out his family.
Scooby-Doo is a famous dog who has been the star of several TV shows and movies. He is a Great Dane who loves to solve mysteries with his human friends in Mystery Inc. Scooby-Doo is known for his signature laugh and his love of food.
Hooch is a French Mastiff who was made famous by the movie Turner and Hooch. In the movie, Hooch becomes a partner to Tom Hanks’ character, Turner. He is known for his misbehavior and clashes with Turner’s lifestyle.
Marley is a Labrador Retriever who was made famous by the book and movie, Marley & Me. In the movie, Marley becomes a part of Owen Wilson’s character family. He is known for being a lovable but rambunctious dog.
Lady is a cocker spaniel who was made famous by the movie Lady & The Tramp. In the movie, Lady becomes friends with a street dog named Tramp. They fall in love and have a romantic dinner together, which is where the iconic “spaghetti scene” takes place.
Milo is a character who was made famous by the movie, the Mask. In the movie, Milo is the loyal pet of Jim Carrey’s character, Stanley Ipkiss. Stanley finds a mask that belonged to Loki, the god of mischief which leads him on a wild and funny adventure. Milo is a Jack Russell Terrier.
“Boy” / “Dog”
John Wick is a hit movie franchise about a retired assassin who seeks revenge on the people who killed his dog. In the first movie, John Wick’s dog is killed by criminals as retribution for John killing their boss. This motivates John to take down the entire organization. At the end of the first movie, Wick rescues a Pitbull which then stars in the subsequent movies.
Toto is a character from the movie The Wizard of Oz. He is Dorothy’s pet dog who accompanies her on her journey to Emerald City. Toto is played by a Cairn Terrier.
Chance is a character from the movie Homeward Bound. He is one of three animals who are lost and must find their way back home. Chance is an American bulldog who is known for his lazy personality and love of food.
Pongo & Perdita
Pongo and Perdita are two dalmatians who are the parents of dalmatian puppies. In the movie 101 Dalmatians, the puppies are kidnapped by Cruella de Vil and they must find a way to get back their puppies. They are known for being loving parents and loyal friends.
Comet is a character from the TV show Full House. He is one of the three pet dogs who live in the Tanner family home. Comet is a Golden Retriever and is known for being loyal and friendly.
Cinnamon is a Yorkshire Terrier who is owned by Raj in the TV show The Big Bang Theory. Every time Raj has left Cinnamon with someone else, disaster usually occurs.
Tiger is a bearded collie that was owned by the Brady family in the TV show The Brady Bunch. He was often seen playing with the kids or lying around the house.
Stella is a French Bulldog who is owned by the Pritchett family in the TV show Modern Family. Stella is known for being spoilt by Jay and get’s more attention than his wife Gloria and his kids.
Nana is a character from the movie and novel Peter Pan. She is the dog who is owned by Wendy, John, and Michael Darling. Nana is a Newfoundland and is known for being loyal and protective of her family.
Hobo is a character from the TV show The Littlest Hobo. He is a German Shepherd-Husky crossbreed who is known for being a wanderer and helping people in need.
There are so many famous dogs in movies, tv shows and books, that it would be impossible to list them all.
These are just a few of the most iconic ones. Dogs have been playing important roles in movies and TV shows for years, and they show no signs of slowing down.
So the next time you’re watching your favorite movie or TV show, be sure to keep an eye out for the dog stars!