20 Famous Dog Characters That Stole Our Hearts

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You love a cat or dog doesn’t matter. The fact is that dogs play a more important role in our life.

Sometimes they help us in everyday tasks, sometimes they rescue us in need but the most crucial thing they gave us is friendship and loyalty.

No other animal is as loyal as a dog. They unconditionally love their owners.

Here is a list of 20 famous dog characters that stole our hearts.

Here Are The 20 Famous Dogs That Stole Our Hearts

1. 101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

One of Disney’s most appreciated movies “The Hundred and One Dalmatians” is based on Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel named the same.

This animated movie influenced millions of people to have a liking to the Dalmatian breed of dogs.

Disney worked with the American kennel club to place information within the DVDs that tell us not to buy impulse breed.

2. Airbud

Airbud Famous Dogs That Stole Our Hearts

Airbus, 1997 comedy film is centered on the real-life dog Air Buddy, a Golden Retriever.

It was jointly distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and Warner Bros.

In its story, Josh Framm, a new kid in the area becomes a friend with Buddy the dog who knows how to play basketball. This famous dog character encourages audiences over the years.

3. Beethoven


Beethoven, a 1991 family comedy film was centered on a St. Bernard dog named after the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Sweet, cute, cuddly, charming and helpful, Beethoven became the very familiar name in the ’90s. It won the heart of millions. The other films of Beethoven’s adventures were released in the following years.

4. Blue


Blue, is a dog from the hit preschooler series “Blue’s Clues” which won the heart of all children through her intelligent and witty activities. 

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Blue’s Clues became one of the most successful, critically acclaimed, and ground-breaking preschool television series of all time.

Blue was nominated for 9 Emmy award and became a very familiar name among the preschoolers and young audiences around the world.

5. Brian Griffin

Brian Griffin
Brian Griffin is an animated dog character in the animated television series Family Guy. In spite of being a dog, Brian Griffin rarely acts like a dog. It’s nonchalant and human-like behavior made it more endearing to the people. The entire Griffin family considers him as a house pet and close friend. Among them, Brian Griffin is most rational.


ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN, Anne-Marie, Charlie, 1989, (c)United Artists

A 1989 animated movie, All Dogs go to Heaven was directed and produced by Don Bluth.

The main character of the movie, Charlie B. Barkin, a German Shepherd was murdered by his former friend Carface.

He withdrew his place in heaven and return to earth to avenge his death. here he meets best friend Itchy and an orphan girl named Anne Marie.

From Anne, he could realize that there is loyalty, kindness, friendship, and love. In the end, Charlie unknowing proves that he definitely deserves to go back to heaven again.

7. Copper

Copper Famous Dogs That Stole Our Hearts

Copper the Hound and Tod the Fox are the two supreme characters in the 1981 Disney film “The Fox and the Hound”.

This animated movie tells us a very charming story of an unlikely friendship between a dog and a fox.

8. Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp

The 1955 animated romantic movie Lady and the Tramp are about the romance between the American Cocker Spaniel named Lady and the stray muss called the Tramp.

This film won the heart of dog lovers all over the world. It’s an archetypal love story of an upper-middle-class family pet and a street mutt. Nothing was common in them but the attraction for each other.

9. Marley

Marley Famous Dog Characters

10. Nana

Nana Famous Dogs That Stole Our Hearts

In the Peter Pan Series this St. Bernard works as a nanny of Wendy, John, and Michael.

Though the master of the house was a bit hesitant at first to have employed a dog as the nurse, the dog proved his capability by doing a wonderful job in caring for the children.

11. Odie

Odie Famous Dog Characters

In the Garfield series, Garfield’s best friend and sometimes the victim is a kind and fun-loving beagle who liked to drool Garfield with his sloppy tongue.

In the series, Oddie did not have any dialogue as his role was of a pet dog. Oddie’s ability to walk and dance on two legs earned him a lot of attention.

12. Old Yeller

Old Yeller

In 1957 Fred Gipson’s Novel Old Yeller turned into a movie. It was about a boy named Travis and his dog (Old Yeller), their friendship and their adventure. The movie is a family tragedy and contains one of the most tearful scenes in cinematic history.

13. Pluto

Pluto Famous Dog Characters

One of the most famous dog characters is Mickey Mouse’s mustard-colored pet.

The biggest star in Disney World and one of the “Sensational Six” does not wear his outfit like a human and acts like a real dog.

14. Rin Tin Tin

Rin Tin Tin

A male German Shepherd dog,  Rin Tin Tin was rescued by the American Soldier Lee Duncan from the First World War.

Later it was trained and silently filmed by Lee. This made Rin Tin Tin famous. He appeared in 27 Hollywood films and brought fame and success to Warner Bros.

studios. He was so popular that he received the most votes for the academy award for best actor. But the academy did not agree because this respect is for humans only.

15. Scooby-Doo

Scooby Doo

‘Scooby-Doo, Where are you?’ is an American animated mystery comedy and the most famous Dog character of Cartoon Network.

This is one of the most popular series in the entire history which is named after the famous Great Dane.

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Scooby does win the heart of many with his unique comical voice. He has some irrational fears of ghosts.

16. Toto


In L. Frank Baum’s Oz series Toto is Dorothy Gale’s terrier. In 1939 in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ his character was played by a female brindle terrier named Terry and Terry was paid more than any human actors ($125 per week).

For the popularity of Toto, a few fictitious books were written on the dog. An autobiography was also planned by Willard Carroll titled, “I, Toto.”

17. Winn Dixie

Winn Dixie Famous Dog Characters

Win Dixie was just a Picardy Shepherd. He was quick at making friends and so his owner Opal Buloni picked up from in front of a supermarket which he was named after. Later Winn Dixie gained literary accolades for an award-winning novel.

He was the dog who made friendship so simple and sincere.

18. Hooch

Turner and Hooch is a 1989 Holywood Comedy movie starring Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dog. A Dogue de Bordeaux was selected to portray the role of Hooch who turned police detective Scott Turner’s life. In the Screen, Detective Turner found a lovable friend in Hooch and when Hooch died he left Tuner and his wife in tears with the audience.

19. Benji

Famous Dogs That Stole Our Hearts

Benji is a fictional dog character created by Joe Camp. At first, this character was played by a dog named Higgins.

Known for its super personable charisma, Higgins was understandable famous dog characters in the 1960s and 1970s.

Like the original Benji in Benji and the uncredited dog in Petticoat Junction, he played two most popular roles during his 14 years career.

20. Wishbone

Wishbone Famous Dog Characters

Wishbone the Jack Russell Terrier starred in the Television series Wishbone. It also starred in classical literature stories like Robin Hood, Sancho Panza and many more. Wishbone lived with his owner Joe Talbot in a fictitious town of Oakdale. He daydreams about playing the lead role of stories from classic literature. He is known as “The little dog with a big imagination.”

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