Top 10 Most Famous Dogs in Movies and TV

We all know Toto and Lassie as two of the most dog famous breeds to hit the big screen, but they aren’t the only ones to make it big in Hollywood. Read all about the most famous dogs in movies and TV below!


Breed: Cairn Terrier

Movie: Wizard of Oz

Warner Bros.

A small, scruffy pup, Toto became a Hollywood Icon after his debut in Wizard of Oz. The perfect sidekick to Dorothy, the cairn terrier still remains widely popular to this day!



Breed: Rough Collie

Movie: Lassie Come Home

Image result for lassie dogA rough collie, Lassie become known as a brave and loyal companion and helped to skyrocket this breed’s popularity.



Breed: Old English Sheepdog

Movie: The Shaggy Dog (1959)

Image result for old english sheepdogWilby, a man turned dog, captured the hearts of viewers in the role of the “shaggy dog” and helped to put this once, little-known breed on the map.


Scooby – Doo

Breed: Great Dane

Movie: Scooby Doo Movie and TV Series
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Warner Bros.

Although many people may have been unaware as to what breed Scooby actually is, his character was unforgettable. Quirky and ever hungry, Scooby remains one of the most loved members of the “mystery gang”.



Breed: Golden Retriever

Movie: AirBud


AirBud, an engergetic and athletic pup, took the screen as both man’s best friend and coach’s best player. AirBud the movie was so widely popular, an entire franchise was born and many more “AirBud” movies followed suit.



Breed: Labrador Retriever

Movie: Marley and Me


Portrayed as the cutest menace you’ll ever meet, Marley is a spunky, lovable pup sure to put a smile on anyone’s face – no matter how big the mess he creates!



Breed: American Cocker Spaniel

Movie: Lady and the Tramp


A classy, refined pup, Lady is the love interest in one of Disney’s most iconic movies. A story beloved by children and adults alike.



Breed: Saint Bernard

Movie: Beethoven

Universal Studios

A large, but cuddly woofer, Beethoven, first took to the cinema in 1992. A family friendly movie, Beethoven follows the story of a family who falls in love with a dog with a personality as big as he is!


Breed: Dalmatian

Movie: 101 Dalmatians


Pongo, the father of the 101 Dalmatians, is a friendly, spotted doggo. His rise to fame started in 1961 with the first 101 Dalmatians cartoon movie, and eventually moved to a live action version of the original film in 1996.



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