All Dogs that became Famous since 2009
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Oliver's adopted dog in the movie Beginners, about a young man who has to deal with his elderly father who he finds out has terminal cancer and has a young male lover; starring Ewan McGregor.
Jack Russell Terrier
Veronica's dog in the TV series Veronica Mars, about a high school girl who solves mysteries. Also a movie; starring Kristen Bell.
TV series: 2004-2007.
In the movie The Adventures of Bailey: The Lost Pup, about a family who moves to a new home and mistakenly leaves their puppy behind.
The Barnett family dog in the TV movie More Than Puppy Love, about an serive puppy adopted by a family who find it hard to part with it when the time comes.
The Red Queen's dog in the fantasy live-action/animated movie Alice in Wonderland directed by Tim Burton and based on the 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
Reese's dog in the TV series Person of Interest, about a former CIA agent who is recruited by an reclusive billionaire to prevent violent crimes.
TV series: 2011-now.
Biff & Riley
Two canine brothers in the comic strip Biff & Riley, who are at opposite ends of the personality spectrum, one silly, the other serious; created by Jeff Payden.
Comic strip: 2010-2014.
Charlie's dog in the movie Seven Psychopaths, about two guys who steal a gangster's beloved dog; starring Colin Farrell and Woody Harrelson.
One of Jerry's pets in the movie The Voices, about a cheerful guy who hallucinates that his cat prods him to be a serial killer while his dog insists that he be good.
(First named Toby, then Bailey, then Ellie, then Bear, finally Buddy)
The narrator of the story in the book A Dog's Purpose, about one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives; by W. Bruce Cameron. (Originally the dog was a mixed breed as Toby, then a Golden Retriever as Bailey, then a German Shepard as Ellie, before ending up as Buddy).
(See Toby for the sequel to this book.)
Charlie, the Ranch Dog
A lovely dog in the several children's book Charlie the Ranch Dog, in which the family dog deals with various situation; by Ree Drummond
Book: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
The family dog in the TV movie Chilly CHristmas, where the dog is about to be given away when a dog thief breaks into the family home and Chilly saves Christmas
The family dog in the movie Angel Dog, about a man who loses his wife and children in an accident and learns how to live again with the help of their dog that survived.
Jake's dog in the movie Cowboys and Aliens, about a town in the Arizona territory attacked by aliens in the 19th century; starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde.
Mavis' dog in the movie Young Adult, about a fiction writer who returns to her home in Minnesota looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend who is now married with kids; starring Charlize Theron.
A secret agent in the animated TV series T.U.F.F. Puppy, about a dim-witted secret agent working for an organization called T.U.F.F. (Turbo Undercover Fighting Force) with his partner, Kitty Katswell; created by Butch Hartman.
TV series: 2010- now.
Ace's dog in the movie Vampire Dog, about a boy who unwittingly adopts a 600 year old talking vampire dog.
Beth's dog in the movie Darling Companion, about a woman who loves her dog more than her husband who proceeds to lose the dog; starring Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline.
Claude's dog in the animated TV series The Twisted Whiskers Show; based on the Twisted Whiskers greeting cards; created by Terrill Bohlar.
(Also in the series are dogs Jack, Von Ripper, Yawp and Zippy.)
TV series: 2010.
Manager of the Banana Cabana in the animated TV series Almost Naked Animals, about Howie and his staff and their unusual adventures in the tropical resort; created by Noah Z. Jones.
TV series: 2011-2013.
Robert Crawley's dog in the British TV series Downton Abbey, which depicts the lives of an aristocratic family and their servants in a well-appointed country estate during the post-Edwardian era.
TV series: 2010- now.
Finn's dog in the animated TV series Adventure Time, about a 14-year-old boy and his dog with magical powers living in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo; created by Pendleton Ward.
TV series: 2010- now.
Ben's dog in the TV movie Puppy Love, about man whose lost dog is found by a woman and her daughter, leading to them sharing him and romance; starring Candace Cameron Bure and Victor Webster.
Meredith Vieira's dog and subject of the book I Want to Kill the Dog, in which author and journalist Richard M. Cohen recounts with humor how his wife's beloved pet becomes a dominate player in the family.
(probably Australian Shepherd and Poodle)
Gru's dog in the animated movie Despicable Me, about a criminal mastermind who uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme.
Fashion designer Lisa's dog in the movie You Lucky Dog, about a sheep dog who helps rescue children trapped in a forest fire and brings them to safety; starring Natasha Henstridge and Harry Hamlin.
The dog that releases Blu and Jewel from chains in the animated movie Rio, about a a domesticated macaw who meets a fiercely independent female and together they takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro. Also appears in the sequel Rio 2.
Movie: 2011, 2014.
BoJack's former sitcom rival and Diane's boyfriend in the animated TV series BoJack Horseman, about the star of a once hit TV now washed up living in Hollywood and complaining about everything.
TV series: 2014-.
Professor Bomba's one-eyed, three-legged dog in the animated movie Epic, about a 17 year-old girl who is shrunk and lost in a forest where a battle between the good and evil biota is taking place.
(including Marshall, Chase, Rocky, Zuma, Rubble, Skye, and Everest)
A children's animated TV series Paw Patrol, about 7 pups each with a unique personality and skills and a tech-savvy boy working together on rescue missions to protect their city.
TV series: 2003-now.
The family dog in the satirical animated TV series Neighbors form Hell, about a family of demons who move to Texas from Hell to destroy a drill that can dig to the Earth's core.
TV series: 2010.
Jimmy's pet in the movie Cool Dog, about a dog who is left behind when a family moves, then finds his way home in New York City.
Jesse's dog in the TV show Jesse Stone: No Remorse, one of several stories based upon Robert B. Parker’s novels about Jesse Stone a former policeman.
TV show: 2010.
A playful dog in the children's book How Rocket Learned to Read, in which a tiny yellow bird teaches the dog how to read; by Tad Hills. Other books include Rocket Writes a Story and Rocket's Mighty Words
Rover Red Charlie
The survivors in the book series Rover Red Charlie, about three canine companions against the backdrop of Armageddon; by Garth Ennis.
Bassethound, Irish Setter, Border Collie
Kassie's dog in the TV movie Scoot & Kassie's Christmas Adventure, about friends and a dog who organize a holiday fundraiser but must protect the cash from crooks.
The Jack family dog in the movie Wiener Dog Nationals, a family who adopts a runt of a dachshund from a shelter enters it in the nation's greatest wiener dog race.
Adam's dog in the movie 50/50, about a young journalist's struggle with a rare cancer; starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen.
Leigh's service dog in the book A Dog Named Slugger, a true story about a young woman who finds confidence and happiness with a Labrador retriever by her side; written by Leigh Brill.
Ethan's dog in the movie Due Date, about a high-strung father-to-be who is forced to hitch a ride with an aspiring actor and his dog so he can see his child's birth; starring Robert Downey Jr.
An adopted dog in the movie The Dogfather, about a dog who swallows a mafia don's ring and his best soldiers try and retrieve it.
A wily dog in the comic strip Best in Show, about a dog with a mind of his own; create by Phil Juliano.
Comic strip: 2004-now.
The family dog in the TV series Dog With a Blog, about a family whose dog can talk and has a blog where he discusses the household happenings.
TV series: 2012- now.
(See also Ace the Bat-hound)
Batman's later dog in the comic book series Batman. Titus was introduced in the Batman books as a German Shepard, taking the place of Ace the Bat-hound.
(Originally named Buddy, then Molly, then Max, finally Toby.)
The narrator of the story in the book A Dog's Journey, about one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives; a sequel to A Dog's Purose by W. Bruce Cameron.
(The Buddy reincarnation derives from the earlier book.)
(Originally a Black Labrador as Buddy, then a Cocker Spaniel as Molly, then a Poodle mix as Max, before ending up as Toby.)
Valentin's dog in the movie The Artist, about a silent movie star who wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion; starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo.
Jack Russell Terrier
Dallas' dog in the TV series Suburgatory, about a single father and his daughter who have moved from Manhattan to the suburbs.
TV series: 2011- now.
John and Clarissa's dog in the children's animated TV series Littlest Pet Shop, about a girl who discovers that she alone can understand and talk to all of the pets and other animals in the pet shop.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
TV series: 2012-.
The number of dogs in this listing is 48
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