Remembering World Famous Dogs!

Dogs have made their mark throughout history. Some are real, some are fictional, but they’re all memorable.  A stroll down memory lane………..

Real Dogs:

Rin Tin Tin — This German Shepherd was a real WWI pup immortalized by Hollywood through movies and TV.

Laika — The first living creature to orbit earth in 1957 via Sputnik 2.

Togo - a Seppala Sleddog who was the real hero of the alaskan medicine run, running the longest and hardest and saving the medicine many times (he even jumped into the freezing waters with the rope to pull a chunk of ice with the sled and medicine to pull it to the other side). sadly, because balto got the last run into town, he was honored instead of Togo.

Balto — Sled dog that helped relay lifesaving medicine to remote Alaska in 1927 and inspired the annual Iditarod.

Moose — The real dog that played the fictional Eddie on the long-running TV series, Frasier.

Spuds McKenzie — This Budweiser spokesdog was a real party animal, despite the fact that the Bull Terrier was a female.

Fictional Dogs:

Anubis — The half dog, half jackal Egyptian god of the dead and guardian of graves, including Tutankhamen’s tomb.

Cerberus — The three-headed dog guarding Hades in Greek mythology

Marmaduke — The famous cartoon Great Dane who’s always getting into scrapes.

Snoopy — Whether he’s Joe Cool, the Red Baron, or just plain Snoopy, he is perhaps the world’s most famous Beagle.

Lassie — For over 50 years, this fictional TV Collie has been the ideal dog.

Beethoven — Due to a successful movie of the same name, this St. Bernard became a canine superstar.

Old Yeller — This movie about a dog of the same name is a great argument for getting your dog vaccinated against rabies.

Cujo — Stephen King’s frightful “tail”.

Odie — You know, Garfield’s best friend.

Toto — Dorothy’s cute little Cairn Terrier in The Wizard of Oz.

Goofy — Mickey’s sidekick and a Disney classic.

Nipper — The famous Jack Russell Terrier who was the face of RCA Victor back in the day. Also known as “His Master’s Voice.”

Petie – The lovable favorite dog of  ”The Little Rascals ” my favorite famous dog! This must be why I have had three adorable dogs with a patch over one eye! My latest dog, Franky, a Frenchbo, is now 14 weeks old!

If we left any real or fictional famous dogs out please send us a HOWL and we’ll put him/her on the list! Or, leave a loving thought about these wonderful dogs!

Taco Bell Dog — This little Chihuahua, named Gidget, had a big appetite.

Pluto- Mickey’s dog and a Disney classic.

© 2011 Copyright   Allison Stuart Kaplan LLC

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  1. Spanky was the name of the little boy in Little Rascals-Petie was the dog! Think you got them all-cute article!

  2. Yes, some of these are familiar my favorites being Rin Tin Tin and Lassie so now you know about how old I am. All the best.

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