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This list of fictional dogs is subsidiary to the list of fictional animals. It is restricted to notable dog characters from the world of fiction. For real/famous dogs, see List of dogs. For mythological dogs, see Mythological dogs.


Name Breed Source Author Notes
Addison[1] Mutt Farley Mowat Farley Mowat's dog in the book The Dog Who Wouldn't Be.
Argos[2][3] Odyssey Homer Faithful dog of Odysseus.
Baleia[4] Vidas Secas Graciliano Ramos Later adapted into the 1963 Brazilian classic Vidas Secas. The dog actress, Piaba, was celebrated at the Cannes Film Festival amidst controversy over the dog's (simulated) death scene.
Banga[5] The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov Pontius Pilate's dog.
Popper The Goldfinch Donna Tartt Dog originally belongs to Xandra, taken by Theodore Decker. Often called Popchik or Popcyk.
Baree Wolfdog Baree, Son of Kazan James Curwood Son of Gray Wolf and Kazan.
Bendicò Great Dane Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Belonging to the central character Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina
Belle Pyrenean Mountain Dog Belle et Sébastien Cécile Aubry Lives with his owner Sebastian in village in the French Alps close to the frontier with Italy.
Big Red[3][6] Irish Setter Big Red Jim Kjelgaard
Blood[6][7] A Boy and His Dog Harlan Ellison Later adapted into a film where Blood is voiced by Tim McIntire.
Blue The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
Bob Fox Terrier Dumb Witness Agatha Christie Also released as part of the Agatha Christie's Poirot series.
Bodger and Luath[3] Bull terrier, Labrador Retriever The Incredible Journey Sheila Burnford Based on a true story.
Buck[2] St. Bernard-Scotch Collie Call of the Wild Jack London[A] Adapted in five movies: A silent film (1923); (1935); 1972 The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon and Call of the Wild 3D (2009).
Buller The Human Factor Graham Greene Protagonist Maurice Castle's dog
Bulls-eye[2][8] Oliver Twist Charles Dickens Bill Sikes' dog.
Buster Scottish Terrier Five Find-Outers Enid Blyton Belonging to Frederick Algernon Trotteville ("Fatty").
Cafall[3] Dog belonging to King Arthur (occasionally spelled "Cabal" or "Caval").
Carl Rottweiler Good Dog, Carl Alexandra Day
Clifford Vizsla Clifford the Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell 25-foot dog. He is friendly, outgoing and helpful, but his sheer size can sometimes cause trouble.
Crab[2][8] Two Gentlemen of Verona William Shakespeare "the sourest natured dog that lives".
Cujo[3][7] St. Bernard Cujo Stephen King 200-pound Saint Bernard who chases a wild rabbit into a small limestone cave where he contracts cryptic bat rabies and terrorizes Castle Rock, Maine, killing a few residents.
Dingo Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen Jules Verne
Diogenes Dombey and Son Charles Dickens Friend of Paul Dombey and later his sister Florence.
Disreputable Dog[6] Lirael and Abhorsen Garth Nix
Einstein[7] Golden Retriever Watchers Dean Koontz
Eos Funeral Games Mary Renault Beautiful white dog.
Fang[7] Mastiff Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone J. K. Rowling Hagrid's dog.
Fluffy[7] Cerberus Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone J. K. Rowling
Garm Farmer Giles of Ham J. R. R. Tolkien
Garryowen[3] Ulysses James Joyce
Gaspode and Laddie Discworld Terry Pratchett Unusually clever dog that talks and his Wonder Dog client.
Ginger[9] The View from Saturday E. L. Konigsburg Genius dog of Nadia Diamondstein.
Ginger Pye[6] Ginger Pye Eleanor Estes
Gnaish Thunder Oak Garry Kilworth
Go Go Girl and Slinkster Dog Weetzie Bat Francesca Lia Block
Gyp Adam Bede George Eliot Adam Bede's dog.
Hank Hank the Cowdog John R. Erickson
Hikaru Lola[10] Norwegian Buhund Lola the Buhund Book One: The Empty Sky Elbot Carman Series Protagonist.
The Hound of the Baskervilles[2][3] Hound Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle Written with the famous line, "They were the footprints of a gigantic hound!"
Huan Wolfhound The Silmarillion J. R. R. Tolkien Companion of Valinor, friend and helper of Beren and Lúthien.
Missis, Perdita, Pongo, and other Dalmatians Dalmatian The Hundred and One Dalmatians[3] Dodie Smith Subsequently made into a film by Walt Disney. Later also adapted as a live-action film and as a stage musical.
Jip[2][3] Lapdog David Copperfield Charles Dickens Belonging to Dora Spenlow, David Copperfield's first wife.
Jip Doctor Dolittle Hugh Lofting One of Doctor Dolittle's animal companions.
John Joiner The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding Beatrix Potter Terrier who rescued Tom Kitten from being made into a pudding by rats.
Jump Page (novel) Tamora Pierce
K9 Metal dog Doctor Who One of the 4th Doctor's companions.
Kashtanka[11] Kashtanka Anton Chekhov
Kazak English Mastiff The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Companion of William Niles Rumfoord. In another Vonnegut novel Breakfast of Champions, there is a Doberman Pinscher, also named Kazak.
King Carolina Dog Hope In Every Raindrop[12] Wesley Banks Kyle Walker's dog.
Kipper Kipper the Dog Mick Inkpen Warm-hearted, friendly and curious dog.
Know-Nothing Bo the Non-Wonder Dog So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Douglas Adams Dog belonging to advertiser Will Smithers.
Lad[2][6] Rough Collie Lad, A Dog Albert Payson Terhune
Laska Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy Levin's hunting dog.
Lassie[3][6] Rough Collie Lassie Come Home Eric Knight
Lorelei[7] Lorelei's Secret Carolyn Parkhurst Dog who was the only witness to his owner's suicide. Her husband attempts to find out why she committed suicide by teaching the dog to communicate by talking. U.S. book title is The Dogs of Babel.
Martha Martha Speaks Susan Meddaugh Main protagonist, Martha is a talking dog that was born an energetic stray and was put in the dog pound as a puppy.
McKinley Malamute The Good Dog Edward Irving Wortis The protaginist who becomes leader of a dog pack.
Mo Mo - The Talking Dog Michelle Booth (author) Puppy who is given a specially-grown voicebox by a veterinarian and develops the ability to talk.
Molly John Dies at the End David Wong Rust colored dog who eventually returns from an alternate universe as Fred Durst. In the second novel, Molly is shot dead, during an instant of time, in order to save Dave, who was saving Amy, who was running in front of an entire army as they were mowing down zombies.
Montmorency[13] Fox Terrier Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome Narrator's dog who accompanies him and his two friends on a boating holiday over the river Thames.
Moses Dogville Lars von Trier Chuck's dog, seen only as a chalk outline on the ground until the final scene.
Mouse The Dresden Files Jim Butcher Harry's dog.
Mr. Bones[7][14] Timbuktu Paul Auster Stray dog and narrator of the story. Later renamed Sparky/Sparkatus
Nana Newfoundland Peter Pan J. M. Barrie
Old Dan[3] and Little Ann[3] Redbone Coonhound Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls
Olive Jack Russell Terrier Olive, the Other Reindeer Vivian Walsh and J. Otto Siebold
Pansy English Mastiff Burke Andrew Vachss
Patrsche[2] A Dog of Flanders Ouida
Pearl the Wonder Dog Pointer Spenser Robert Parker
Pepper English Mastiff The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson
Petula Pug Molly Moon Georgia Byng
Pilot Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Mr. Rochester's dog
Poky The Poky Little Puppy Janette Sebring Lowry
Pippin Pippin and Mabel K.V. Johansen
Pompey[15] The History of Pompey the Little Francis Coventry Also known as The Life and Adventures of a Lap-dog.
Ponch So You Want to Be a Wizard Diane Duane
Prince Terrien Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson Leslie Burke's (and the Burke parents') dog.
Pugnax Against the Day Thomas Pynchon Literate mutt that is the associate of the Chums of Chance.
Rab[2] Rab and his Friends John Brown
Renni German Shepherd Renni the Rescuer Felix Salten a military working dog
Ribsy Ribsy Beverly Cleary Companion of Henry Huggins.
Robinson Crusoe's dog[16] Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
Rowf and Snitter[7] Mongrel, Fox Terrier The Plague Dogs Richard Adams
Rover Rob[17] Rover Rob
Scamper Golden Spaniel The Secret Seven Enid Blyton Belonging to Peter and Janet.
Searchlight Stone Fox John Reynolds Gardiner Heroic sled-dog that pulled Little Willy's sled.
Shadow Border Collie The Sorcerer in the North John Flanagan Injured dog Will adopts. Taught many tricks, including barking on command, to aid Will's disguise as a jongleur.
Shiloh[6] Beagle Shiloh Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Dog saved from his abusive owner.
Skylar[18] Jack Russell terrier Skylar and George Washington Matt Burgess Based on Matt's real dog named Skylar.
Sirius[7] Sirius Olaf Stapleton Eponymous hero, the result of an experiment to produce a dog with something like human intelligence.
Snowy Wire Fox Terrier The Adventures of Tintin Hergé Tintin's dog.
Snuff A Night in the Lonesome October Roger Zelazny Jack the Ripper's companion, and the narrator of the novel.
Sorry O-O Moomins Tove Jansson
Spark Little, Big John Crowley Daily Alice's dog
Spot Spot the Dog Eric Hill
Timothy / Timmy / Tim Mongrel The Famous Five Enid Blyton All three names are found interchangeably. George Kirrin's dog.
Thor German Shepherd Dog Thor Wayne Smith Later adapted into a film titled Bad Moon.
Toto Cairn Terrier The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum Dorothy's pet dog
Tock The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster "Watchdog" (the name is a pun, because the dog has a large clock on his side)
Walter Walter the Farting Dog William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray
What-a-Mess{Muir, Frank "What-a-Mess in Summer". Picture Corgi, 1982} Afghan Hound What-a-Mess Frank Muir Proper name Prince Amir of Kinjan but known as What-a Mess
White Fang and Kiche[6] White Fang Jack London
Wellington Poodle The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon Mrs Shears's dog, found dead at the beginning of the story.
Wiggins The Little White Horse Elizabeth Goudge Heroine Maria's dog.
Zar Borzoi Lara's Gift Annemarie O'Brien Heroine Lara's best friend and companion.


Name Breed Source Notes
Ace the Bat-Hound German Shepherd Dog Batman
Alec Alec the Great
The Angriest Dog in the World The Angriest Dog in the World
Argo PS238
Aru REverSAL
Bandit We3 a.k.a. "1".
Barnabas DC Comics Talking canine companion of first Destruction and later Delirium in The Sandman.
The Bash Street Pups Pup Parade Anthropomorphic dog versions of The Bash Street Kids.
Jeremy Beagle Beagle Watch Out Beagle's About Dog who was a parody of British TV presenter Jeremy Beadle.
Beauregard Bloodhound Pogo
Beck Beck Ryûsuke Minami's dog.
Bello White Fox Terrier Bello Main protagonist in a short-lived 1939 comic strip by Marten Toonder.
Bessy Rough collie Bessy Long-running Belgian comic strip about a collie obviously based on Lassie, but set in a Wild West environment.
Belvedere Scottish Terrier Adcox Associates Syndicate Mischievous, snooty dog with human traits.
Bill Cocker Spaniel Boule et Bill
Black Bob Border Collie The Dandy
Bleeker Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog Skip Smalls' electronic dog.
Blu Schnauzer Monica's Gang Franklin's dog. Original protagonist.
Bobje Bert Anthropomorphized tiny dog of Bert Vanderslagmulders. Used as mascot of the Flemish magazine Humo in the 1990s.
Bolivar St. Bernard Donald Duck In the comics by Al Taliaferro he is Donald's pet and often a nuisance to him.
Bonzo Bonzo the dog
Bowser Moose and Molly Pet's Moose
Böwser vön Überdog Bulldog The Ongoing Adventures of Rocket Llama Primary antagonist
Buckles Buckles
Bulle Bas Bulldog Tom Poes Anthropomorphic dog who acts as police officer.
Cerberus Akarui Sekai Keikaku
Chibi St. Bernard Itazura na Kiss
Clive My Own Genie Lula's pet, who is given the power of speech by Genie.
Cubitus (Wowser) Bobtail Cubitus Sémaphore's pet dog. He is an anthropomorphized obese dog. Originally he acted and looked more like a bobtail, with hair hanging over his eyes and walking on all paws. Later he started to walk upright and act more like a human. Despite being a bobtail he also has a yellow, fluffy round tail that this species normally doesn't have.
Daisy Blondie Bumstead family's dog
Ditto Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Monica's Gang Monica's dog.
Dog Border collie Footrot Flats
Dogpool Mutt Deadpool Corps Deadpool from a different reality; Original member of the Deadpool Corps
Dogmatix Asterix Faithful companion to Obelix. Called Idefix in the original French Asterix comic books.
Duke Kelly & Duke Kelly's pet dog.
Earl Jack Russell terrier Mutts
Effdee Anema: Age of the Robots
Eirean Chicko Basque Shepherd Dog Dark and Light Elemental Ages from Warlords Secret agent boy was transformed into a dog by Huckleberry Yiucko the magician.
Fergus Citizen Dog Mel's dog.
Fifi Bobtail Jommeke Dog of the Gravin van Stiepelteen (Duchess of Stiepelteen), who is so large that the duchess is able to ride it like a horse.
Fokkie Flink Fokkie Flink Anthropomorphic black and white dog who solves crimes.
Fluffy Lhasa Apso Monica's Gang Jimmy Five's dog.
Fred Bassett Basset Hound Fred Basset
Gai-Luron Basset Hound Gai-Luron Melancholic dog in the comics of Marcel Gotlib and directly inspired by Droopy.
Gin Akita 'Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin, Ginga Densetsu Weed
Gnasher and Gnipper Abyssinian wire-haired tripehound (fictional species) Dennis the Menace, Gnasher and Gnipper
Grimm Mother Goose and Grimm'
Hellhound Beyblade: Metal (series) Myreille Psychiokieus's vicious dog beyblade who was belong to her of the Dark Nebula and using some special moves by Myreille at all.
Hiep Hieper Tom Poes White little dog who is the sidekick of criminal Bul Super.
Howard St. Bernard Howard Huge
Sergeant Kemlo "Hyperdog" Caesar Doberman Top 10
Joost White labrador Tom Poes Trusty butler of Oliver B. Bumble.
Kreeg Sojourn Arwyn's dog.
Krypto Superman
Lockjaw Bulldog Marvel Comics, Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Inhumans dog.
Lucky Yellow Labrador Retriever Hawkeye Hawkeye dog; Previously known as Arrow; Also called Pizza Dog
Marmaduke[3] Great Dane Marmaduke
Nabuko Donosor Alien dog Urbanus Nabuko Donosor is a yellow dog whose front head and upper jaw float above his lower jaw and the rest of his body. He furthermore wears slippers on his feet and is able to talk. He is actual an alien lifeform, but Urbanus adopted his as his personal dog and everyone treats him as such.
Napoleon Napoleon and Uncle Elby Uncle Elby's dog.
Odie[3] Garfield
Otto Beetle Bailey Sergeant Snorkel's pet in the army.
Pekkie Black Poodle Jommeke Filiberke's pet.
Pif (Spiff in English) Spiff and Hercules Anthropomorphic dog.
Pimpa Pimpa Red spotted white dog.
Pip Black dog. Pip, Squeak and Wilfred
Ponta Koizumi Guru Guru Pon-chan
Polgas Pugad Baboy
Rantanplan Hound Lucky Luke Extremely dumb dog who lives in the prison where The Daltons are kept in custody.
Rex the Wonder Dog German Shepherd Dog DC Comics
Rocket Chacha Chaudhary Chacha's dog.
Rocky Rocky Anthropomorphic dog.
Roscoe Pickles Earl and Opal's dog.
Rufferto Groo Groo's dog and inseparable companion.
Rover Red and Rover Usually cool, calm and collected, and is very loyal to Red.
Sammy (Saffie) Ox Tales Ollie's Dog
Sam Sam & Max Calculative six-foot detective dog wearing a suit and a fedora.
Sandy Little Orphan Annie Annie's dog known for saying "arf".
Satchel Pooch Get Fuzzy
Scamp Scamp Originally appeared during the final five minutes of Lady and the Tramp, but became more successful as the star of his own comics series.
Skip Samoyed Kapitein Rob Kapitein Rob's dog, whom he rescued from a sinking German ship near Murmansk.
Smirnov Brown German shepherd Blacksad Police commissioner and Blacksad's best friend.
Snert Hägar the Horrible Hägar's dog.
Snoopy[3] Beagle Peanuts Charlie Brown's dog
Snowy Wire Fox Terrier The Adventures of Tintin Tintin's companion.
Brigadier Snuf Tom Poes Second most important police officer, after Bulle Bas.
Sorry O-O Moomin comic strips
Space Canine Patrol Agents DC Comics
Steenbreek Tom Poes Anthropomorphic white dog who is a secretary in the local city government.
Bul Super Bulldog Tom Poes Bulldog who, together with his sidekick Hiep Hieper, forms a criminal gang.
Tekko Taks Black teckle/dachshund. Tekko Taks Anthropomorphic black dog who is a detective.
Tipps Cap Stubbs and Tippie
Tobias Suske en Wiske Dog adopted by Wiske, recurring in some of the stories.
Tobias Blood hound Jommeke Dog of the Baron van Piependale (Baron of Piependale), whom he uses as a horse. The baron is able to do this because of his tiny size.
Top Dog Top Dog
Tripod Monroe Monroe's blind and three-legged dog.
Wanwan Golden Retriever Break-Age A Kilio dogs
Yankee Poodle Poodle Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew a.k.a. Rova Barkitt of Follywood.
Zuky Meebo and Zuky Archrival of Meebo the dog.



Character Breed Source Notes
Anwar Sadat Puggle I Love You, Man
Asta[3] Wire fox terrier Thin Man Belonging to Nick & Nora Charles
B'ar killer Irish Wolfhound Against a crooked man Belonging to Russian (Richard Boone)
Balto Wolf-Hybrid Balto (film) A half wolf, half husky stray.
Beethoven[3] St. Bernard Beethoven Adopted by his family, he is the series' protagonist dog.
Benji[3] Mixed-breed dog Benji A small dog who is adopted by his family
Bingo Bingo part Border Collie
Bolt White Shepherd Bolt
Bombón Bombon el perro
Bruiser Chihuahua Legally Blonde Elle Woods' pet and partner.
Buddy Golden Retriever Air Bud
Buster Dachshund Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3 Belonging to Andy, but more loyal to Woody.
Chance American Bulldog Homeward Bound
Chiffon Old English Sheepdog The Shaggy Dog
Clue Basset Hound The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley Sidekick to the famous twins. No mystery went unsolved while he was around.
Copper Bloodhound The Fox and the Hound Forms an unlikely friendship with his natural enemy the fox, offering up a compelling argument for nurture winning out over nature.
Digby Old English Sheepdog Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World
Dog Collie Big Jake Belonging to Jacob - Jake - Mc Candles (John Wayne) Laddie, who played stunt double for Silver, won the 1971 PATSY Award for his performance in this film.
Dog Australian Cattle Dog Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Max's companion and one true friend.
Duke[3] The Swiss Family Robinson
Einstein Catalan sheepdog Back to the Future Doc Brown's sheepdog.
Frank the Pug Pug Men in Black
Geneviève Labrador retriever Madeline Madeline's saviour and friend.
George Wire Fox Terrier Bringing Up Baby Makes off with the bone; owned by Mrs. Elizabeth Carlton Random, Susan's aunt,
Hachi Akita Inu Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Hercules English Mastiff The Sandlot
Hooch Dogue de Bordeaux Turner & Hooch
Jack Jack Russell Terrier The Artist Uggie, who played Jack, won the 2011 Palm Dog Award for his performance in this film.
Jerry Lee German Shepherd Dog K-9 A trained police dog, who works in his own way.
Kiki German Shepherd Kickboxer (1989 film) Xian's loyal canine companion.
Kyle Mixed-breed dog Despicable Me Gru's guard dog, who at first hates to be hugged by Agnes, also doesn't hesitate to take a bite out of anything that looks like food to him.
Lenny Lenny the Wonder Dog
Lady Cocker Spaniel Lady and the Tramp
Marley Labrador Retriever Marley and Me
Mike (aka Matisse) Border Collie Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Moses Chihuahua Meet the Fockers Bernie and Roz Focker's dog.
Neil St. Bernard Topper
Nikki Nikki, Wild Dog of the North
Old Yeller[3][6] Black Mouth Cur (portrayed by a Mastador) Old Yeller The family's dog who is bitten by a rabid wolf with a virus, before Travis forced himself to kill the dog
Otis Pug The Adventures of Milo and Otis
Pete the Pup Pit Bull Our Gang
Pijo Bichon Doggie B Dances throughout the film and, with the help of special effects, successfully completes multiple flips on-screen.
Red Red
Sammy Davis, Jr. Jr. Border Collie Everything is Illuminated
Sadie Border Collie The Conjuring Sadie was the Perron family's dog who detected the presence of evil in the family's new home.
Spike Rottweiler Alien 3 A dog who is a Xenomorph host.
Scud Bull Terrier Toy Story Sid Phillips' dog
Shadow Golden Retriever Homeward Bound
Skip Jack Russell terrier My Dog Skip
Smedley Basset Hound "Chilly Willy"
Spot Bullmastiff See Spot Run
The Dog German Shepherd Dog Where the North Begins A wild wolf-dog is domesticated and becomes a hero
Thor German Shepherd Dog Bad Moon
Toto Cairn terrier The Wizard of Oz
Underdog Beagle Underdog
Verdell Brussels Griffon As Good As It Gets


Name Breed TV program Notes
Arnold Rottweiler Entourage Turtle's dog
Astro Great Dane Jetsons
Audrey Cairn Terrier Neighbours Joined the show in 2001 and departed in 2011, following the death of the dog who portrayed her.[19]
Backup Pit bull Veronica Mars
Bear Belgian Malinois Person of Interest Reese and Finch's Dog
Blacktoe[20] German Shepherd Star Trek: The Next Generation William Riker's dog
Black Tooth, White Fang The Soupy Sales Show "The Biggest and Sweetest Dog in the USA" and "The Biggest and Meanest Dog in the USA"
Blue Blue's Clues Puppet and title character of the children's series.
Bob the Dog Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Puppet from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, played by Bob Trow.
Boomer Here's Boomer
Bossy Australian Kelpie Neighbours Introduced in April 2012 as a replacement for Audrey who died in 2011.[21]
Bouncer Labrador Retriever Neighbours
Buck Briard Married... with Children Buck was replaced by another dog named Lucky in later episodes.
Celine Chihuahua Summer Heights High
Charlie the Wonder Dog The Late Show Star of the sketch of the same name in a parody of other fictitious animal shows such as Lassie
Chester Pomeranian The Nanny C.C. Babcock's dog, played by Fran Drescher's Pomeranian Chester
Cinnamon Yorkshire Terrier The Big Bang Theory Owned by Raj Koothrappali. She was given to him as a gift from Howard Wolowitz and Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz.
Cleo[3][22] Basset Hound The People's Choice Owned by Socrates "Sock" Miller, Cleo comments wryly on the actions of the humans in her midst
Comet Golden Retriever Full House Comet is introduced in the Season 3 episode "And They Call It Puppy Love". A runaway female Golden Retriever named Minnie appears in the Tanner's backyard, whom the family discovers to be pregnant and going into labor. She gives birth to a litter of puppies and when her owner comes to claim her, he offers the Tanners one of them to keep. They choose a boy puppy and name him Comet; from then on he grows into an adult dog and becomes a staple character for the remainder of the series.
Colin Spaced Dog from the Channel 4 Series
Diefenbaker (aka Dief) Wolfdog Due South
Digger Labrador Retriever Big Barn Farm
Digby Golden retriever Pushing Daisies Ned's formerly dead dog
Doc Mutt Grey's Anatomy Doc was adopted by Meredith and Izzie, but his antagonism towards George led Meredith to give him to Derek and Addison. Doc was put down shortly after Finn diagnosed him with bone cancer, and Derek agreed to bury him in a clearing by his trailer. When Meredith drowns in Elliott Bay, she reunites with a healthy Doc while in limbo.
Dodge T. Dog CBBC Dog from CBBC who is a presenter
"Dog" (name of character) Basset Hound Columbo Columbo's dog
Dogtanian Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds The "three muskehounds" and most of the other characters in the series are also anthropomorphic cartoon dogs.
Dougal Skye Terrier The Magic Roundabout Main character
Duke[3][23] Bloodhound The Beverly Hillbillies Jed Clampett's dog
Djinn Djinn Havanese I Dream of Jeannie Genie dog with magic powers
Eddie Jack Russell Terrier Frasier Played by Moose and Enzo
Eddie McDowd Australian Shepherd/Siberian Husky 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd Eddie was transformed into a dog and forced to complete 100 good deeds before being turned back into a human. Because the show was cancelled after only 60 deeds, Eddie's curse was never lifted.
Fearless Providence Pet dog of Dr. Jim Hansen, a warm-hearted veterinarian who runs a clinic in his basement
Flash Basset Hound The Dukes of Hazzard Rosco P. Coltrane's dog
Fluffy Cerberus Poodle Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Guards the Tree of Life (In the 2nd Episode). He lives with Lord Betrayus, the ghosts Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde. Pac-Man, Spiral and Cylindria encounterd him in his debut.
Fleegle Beagle The Banana Splits Leader of The Banana Splits, an all-animal band. He played the guitar.
Fussy American Dad! Appeared in Season 2, Episode 9's Not Particularly Desperate Housewife
Happy 7th Heaven
Hacker T. Dog Border Terrier CBBC Dog from CBBC who is a CBBC presenter
Henry Basset Hound Emergency! Lived on the sofa in the station
Hobo (aka London) German Shepherd Dog / Siberian Husky The Littlest Hobo
Jim Brussels Griffon Mike & Molly Margaret Bigg's dog
Jupiter Great Dane I Dream of Jeannie General Peterson's dog
Ivanna Pomeranian The Suite Life of Zack & Cody London Tipton's dog
Jeb VR Troopers
Joe German Shepherd Dog Run, Joe, Run
K9 Robot Doctor Who K9 had several incarnations over the course of the show and was most notably the constant companion of Sarah Jane Smith who was the Fourth Doctor's Companion in the Doctor Who series.
Krypto/Shelby and Krypto[3][24] Extraterrestrial; a Labrador Retriever in the animated series Smallville and Krypto the Superdog Clark Kent's dog / Superman's dog
Ladybird Georgia Bloodhound King of the Hill Hank's dog
Liene Labrador Retriever JC 9 Vicky's dog 24/7
Lucky American Cocker Spaniel Married... with Children Lucky replaced the dog Buck of the earlier episodes.
Murray Collie-shepherd mix Mad About You' Family dog
Nero Yorkshire Terrier F.C. De Kampioenen Carmen Waterslaeghers' pet dog. She named him after the Belgian comic book character Nero.
Old Pap Australian Shepherd Big Barn Farm
Porkchop Unknown Doug Doug's dog
Porthos Beagle Star Trek: Enterprise Captain Jonathan Archer's dog
Pouch Mutt Chicago Fire Dog kept at the quarters of Engine Co. 51
Queequeg Pomeranian The X-Files Scully's dog, taken in after "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose."
Rex German Shepherd Dog Inspector Rex
Roly Poodle EastEnders
Rowlf the Dog The Muppet Show One of the first Muppet characters, a scruffy brown dog with a rounded black nose and long floppy ears. He was created (and originally performed and voiced) by Jim Henson. Rowlf is the Muppet Theatre's resident pianist.
Santa's Little Helper Greyhound The Simpsons Santa's Little Helper was introduced in the first season, 1989 in the episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" and is one of the 2 pets owned by the Simpson family.[25]
Scooby-Doo Great Dane Scooby-Doo The titular character of the show. Lifelong companion to Shaggy Rogers.
Scrappy-Doo Great Dane Scrappy-Doo Nephew of Scooby-Doo.
Seymour Asses Border Terrier Futurama Fry's dog. As loyal as they come.
Spike Siberian tiger hound Rugrats Family dog
Stella French Bulldog Modern Family Jay Prichett's dog. She was originally played by Brigitte in seasons 2 & 3, and replaced by Beatrice in season 4.
Stinky and Nunzio Briard mix and Corgi Dharma and Greg Dharma's dogs
Tiger Bearded Collie The Brady Bunch Main character
Vincent Yellow Labrador retriever Lost Vincent is Walt's dog, originally owned by Walt's stepfather, Brian Porter. He is left behind on the Island when Michael and Walt leave. He is given to Shannon by Walt and remains under her care until she is killed. Vincent is considered the only[citation needed] confirmed survivor on Lost. He is last seen at Jack's side as Jack dies of his wounds.
Wags the Dog Beagle The Wiggles
Wellard Belgian Tervuren EastEnders
Wishbone Jack Russell Terrier Wishbone The main character. He is portrayed by Soccer and voiced by Larry Brantley. A well-read dog who sees parallels between classic literature and the dilemmas he and his human friends face every day. He seems to be under the impression that humans would hear him if they just paid attention and he often bemoans the fact that they do not do so. In the stories he imagines himself in, humans can hear him and apparently perceive him as human.
Yukon King Alaskan Husky Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
Zed Ben 10: Omniverse Kevin's dog




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  1. ^ Buck in "Call of the wild" is described thus: "His (Buck's)father, Elmo, a huge St Bernard, had been the Judge's inseparable companion, and Buck bid fair to follow in the way of his father. He was not so large,—he weighed only one hundred and forty pounds,—for his mother, Shep, had been a Scotch shepherd dog. Nevertheless, one hundred and forty pounds, to which was added the dignity that comes of good living and universal respect, enabled him to carry himself in right royal fashion." The use of the term "Scotch shepherd dog" is a Victorian phrase which probably refers to Scotch Collie but might refer to English Shepherd. Three Leonberger 'actors' (one was a female, and two males) played the starring dog "Buck" in The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (1997), "Call of the Wild - Dog of the Yukon". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved October 8, 2012.  a Canadian rendition of Jack London's Call of the Wild starring Rutger Hauer as John Thornton (narrated by Richard Dreyfuss). "Leonberger Facts". American Kennel Club. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 


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  9. ^ Gutcheon, Beth (November 10, 1996), "Wise Guys", New York Times 
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  13. ^ Miller, Laura. "Great Literary Dogs: Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome". 
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  22. ^ Citation for noteworthiness; Cleo is presumedly discussed by name therein
  23. ^ Citation for noteworthiness; Duke is presumedly discussed by name therein
  24. ^ Citation for noteworthiness; Krypto is presumedly discussed by name therein
  25. ^ Santa's Little Helper
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