All Dogs that became Famous since 2009
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Context (or Title)
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
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 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.
Charlie's dog in the movie Seven Psychopaths, about two guys who steal a gangster's beloved dog; starring Colin Farrell and Woody Harrelson.
(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.
(See Toby for the sequel to this book.)
Black Labrador Retriever
(Originally a mixed breed as Toby, then a Golden Retriever as Bailey, then a German Shepard as Ellie, before ending up as Buddy)
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-.
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.
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-?.
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.
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-?.
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)
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.
A dog who finds his way home in New York City in the movie Cool Dog.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
Cairn Terrier, possibly
TV series: 2011-2013.
The number of dogs in this listing is 24