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Famous Dogs and Famous Dog Names (with Info and Images)

including dogs in movies, TV, books, comics and history

The more than 900 dogs in this compilation are from movies, TV, books, comics, and history.  To speed loading time, the initial display is only for all famous dogs since 2010... but you can alter the listing as allowed below.  Selecting  All Dogs  for  All Years  could take awhile to load.  [ NOTE ]


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Arthur, dog in (Beginners)

Arthur


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

Movie: 2010.

Bailey, dog in (The Adventures of Bailey: The Lost Pup)

Bailey


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.

Golden Retriever

Movie: 2010.

Banner, dog in (More Than Puppy Love)

Banner


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.

Labrador Retriever

Movie: 2012.

Bayard, dog in (Alice in Wonderland)

Bayard


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.

Bloodhound

Movie: 2010.

Bear, dog in (Person of Interest)

Bear


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.

Belgian Shepherd

TV series: 2011-now.

Bleeker, dog in (Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog)

Bleeker


(Originally named Hoover)

Skip's dog in the comic strip Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog about a boy and his a robotic dog with Spock-like sensibilities and his own programmable training manual; created in 2006 by Johnathan Mahood, relaunched by King features in 2011.

Robotic

Comic strip: 2011.

Bonny, dog in (Seven Psychopaths)

Bonny


Charlie's dog in the movie Seven Psychopaths, about two guys who steal a gangster's beloved dog; starring Colin Farrell and Woody Harrelson.

Shih Tzu

Movie: 2012.

Buddy, dog in (A Dog's Purpose)

Buddy


(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.)

Black Labrador Retriever

Book: 2010.

Charlie, the Ranch Dog, dog in (Charlie the Ranch Dog)

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

Basset Hound

Book: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Chilly, dog in (Chilly CHristmas)

Chilly


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

Otterhound

(possibly)

Movie: 2012.

Cooper, dog in (Angel Dog)

Cooper


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.

Border Collie

Movie: 2011.

Dog, dog in (Cowboys and Aliens)

Dog


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.

Border Collie

Movie: 2011.

Dolce, dog in (Young Adult)

Dolce


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.

Pomeranian

Movie: 2011.

Dudley, dog in (T.U.F.F. Puppy)

Dudley


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.

Generic

TV series: 2010-present.

Fang, dog in (Vampire Dog)

Fang


Ace's dog in the movie Vampire Dog, about a boy who unwittingly adopts a 600 year old talking vampire dog.

Mixed breed

Movie: 2012.

Freeway, dog in (Darling Companion)

Freeway


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.

Mixed breed

Movie: 2012.

Goosers, dog in (The Twisted Whiskers Show)

Goosers


Claude's dog in the animated TV series The Twisted Whiskers Show; based on the Twisted Whiskers greeting cards; created by Terrill Bohlar.

Yellow Labrador

TV series: 2010.

Howie, dog in (Almost Naked Animals)

Howie


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.

Generic

TV series: 2011-2013.

Jake, dog in (Puppy Love)

Jake


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.

Mixed breed

Movie: 2012.

Jake, dog in (Adventure Time)

Jake


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.

Generic

TV series: 2010-present.

Jasper, dog in (I Want to Kill the Dog)

Jasper


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.

Mixed breed

(probably Australian Shepherd and Poodle)

Book: 2012.

Kyle, dog in (Despicable Me)

Kyle


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.

Unknown

Movie: 2010.

Lucky, dog in (You Lucky Dog)

Lucky


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.

Border Collie

Movie: 2010.

Luiz, dog in (Rio)

Luiz


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.

Bulldog

Movie: 2011, 2014.

Ozzie, dog in (Epic)

Ozzie


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.

Pug

Movie: 2013.

Rainy, dog in (Cool Dog)

Rainy


A dog who finds his way home in New York City in the movie Cool Dog.

German Shepherd

Movie: 2010.

Reggie, dog in (Jesse Stone: No Remorse)

Reggie


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.

Irish Setter

TV show: 2010.

Rocket, dog in (How Rocket Learned to Read)

Rocket


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

Generic

Book: 2010.

Scoot, dog in (Scoot & Kassie's Christmas Adventure)

Scoot


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.

German Shepherd

Movie: 2013.

Shelly, dog in (Wiener Dog Nationals)

Shelly


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.

Dachshund

Movie: 2103.

Skeletor, dog in (50/50)

Skeletor


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.

Greyhound

Movie: 2011.

Sonny, dog in (Due Date)

Sonny


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.

French Bulldog

Movie: 2010.

Sonny, dog in (The Dogfather)

Sonny


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.

Bulldog

Movie: 2010.

Spencer, dog in (Best in Show)

Spencer


A wily dog in the comic strip Best in Show, about a dog with a mind of his own.

Labrador, Chocolate

Comic strip: 2004-now.

Stan, dog in (Dog With a Blog)

Stan


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.

Mixed breed

TV series: 2012-present.

Titus, dog in (Batman)

Titus


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 Bathound.

Great Dane

Comics: 2012.

Toby, dog in (A Dog's Journey)

Toby


(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.)

Beagle

(Originally a Black Labrador as Buddy, then a Cocker Spaniel as Molly, then a Poodle mix as Max, before ending up as Toby.)

Book: 2012.

Uggie, dog in (The Artist)

Uggie


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

Movie: 2011.

Yakult, dog in (Suburgatory)

Yakult


Dallas' dog in the TV series Suburgatory, about a single father and his daughter who have moved from Manhattan to the suburbs.

Cairn Terrier,

possibly

TV series: 2011-present.


The number of dogs in this listing is 39

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