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LEGENDARY, MYTHICAL AND FAIRYTALE DOGS
  • ARGOS, Odysseus's dog (Greek Mythology)
  • ANUBIS, Ancient Egyptian god with a dog's (or a jackal's) head 
  • BARGHEST, English goblin-dog 
  • BLACK SHUCK, British hound of hell 
  • BRAN, Fionn mac Cumhail's hound (Irish Mythology)
  • CABAL, King Arthur's dog 
  • CANIS MAJOR, (Latin for "Big Dog") Orion's hunting dog
  • CANIS MINOR, (Latin for "Little Dog") Orion's hunting dog
  • CANES VENATICI, (Latin for "hunting dogs" constellation of the hunting dogs 
  • CERBERUS (demon of the pit), the hound of Hades in Greek mythology (also his brother, Orthrus) 
  • DIP, in Catalan myth 
  • FENRIS, a monstrous wolf, offspring of Loki and Angrboda in Norse mythology 
  • FU DOG, Chinese guardians 
  • GABRIEL HOUNDS (Cwn Annwn), ghost hounds of the land of the dead 
  • GARM, a four-eyed dog that guarded Helheim in Norse mythology 
  • HECUBA, in Greek mythology, the Queen of Troy, turned into a fierce dog 
  • LAELAPS, in Greek mythology
  • LAIKA, The first dog in space. Laika was aboard the Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 in 1957.
  • LE DIABLE, A notorious French dog that smuggled lace and other items across the French border
  • MAREA, in Greek mythology 
  • QIQIRN, in Inuit mythology 
  • SAUR, or SUENING, A dog that was "king" of Norway for three years during the 11th century AD. 
  • SIRIUS, in Greek mythology, and star in Canis Major 
  • SOTER, One of 50 watchdogs of ancient Greece that alone survived attack by invaders
  • XOLOTL, in Aztec mythology 
DOGS IN LITERATURE
  • BANGA, Pontius Pilatus' dog in The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • BIG RED, Irish Red and other Irish Setters, protagonists of novels by Jim Kjelgaard
  • BOOTS, narrator of Thy Servant a Dog by Rudyard Kipling 
  • BOYD, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan's dog in Kathy Reich's novels 
  • BUCK, the main character in Jack London's Call of the Wild 
  • BULLSEYE, Bill Sikes' dog in Oliver Twist 
  • CUJO, the St. Bernard in the novel by Stephen King (later a movie) 
  • CYRIL, the dog in Connie Willis's book about time-travel To Say Nothing of the Dog
  • DUCHESS, the dog in Beatrix Potter's The Pie and the Patty Pan 
  • DUKE, Penrod Schofield's Terrier mix in Booth Tarkington's Penrod: His Complete Story 
  • FANG, Hagrid's dog, a boarhound (possibly a Great Dane) in the Harry Potter books
  • FLUFFY, the three-headed dog (similar to Cerberus) in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 
  • HANK, the Cowdog, the crime fighting hero of several novels by John Erickson 
  • GASPODE, an unusually clever dog who talks, in various Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett 
  • GREYFRIARS BOBBY, a true story which became the basis of much fiction 
  • HOWARD, the dog in Bunnicula and sequels by James Howe 
  • HUAN, The great wolfhound of Valinor, in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Silmarillion 
  • JACK, from Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • JENNY, the star of Maurice Sendak's Higglety-Pigglety Pop, or, There Must Be More To Life 
  • JOCK, from Jock of the Bushveld, a South African classic first published in 1907 
  • JOHN JOINER, the terrier in Beatrix Potter's The Roly-Poly Pudding 
  • KEP, the Collie, from Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck and other books 
  • LAD, a dog by Albert Payson Terhune 
  • LADDIE, (a send-up of Lassie (qv)) who stars in Discworld alongside Gaspode 
  • LASSIE, a collie, from the novel Lassie Come Home upon which the movie was very loosely based
  • LEO, (aka Sirius), protagonist of Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones 
  • LITTLE ANN, from Where the Red Fern Grows
  • MONTMORENCY, the narrator's unruly Fox Terrier in Three Men in a Boat
  • NANA, the Newfoundland dog in Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie 
  • NERO, the St. Bernard in Laura Ingalls Wilder's The First Four Years 
  • NOP, the Border Collie, from the novel Nop's Trials by Donald McCaig 
  • NOSE E., pooch specialist in clandestine bomb- and narcotic-sniffing
  • OLD DAN, from Where the Red Fern Grows 
  • PATRASCHE, the dog in A Dog of Flanders by Ouida 
  • ORSON, the black Labrador retriever in Dean Koontz's novels Seize the Night and Fear Nothing 
  • PICKLES, the terrier who kept shop with Ginger the cat in Beatrix Potter's Ginger and Pickles 
  • PRINCE, Jasper King's dog in Margaret Sidney's Five Little Peppers and How They Grew 
  • RIBSY, companion of Henry Huggins and character in numerous novels by Beverly Cleary 
  • ROWF, a main character in Richard Adams' The Plague Dogs 
  • SCUPPER, from Margaret Wise Brown's children's book, The Sailor Dog
  • SHARIK/SHARIKOV, the dog/man in Mikhail Bulgakov's Heart of a Dog 
  • SIRIUS (1944), by Olaf Stapledon, a science fiction novel about a canine Einstein 
  • SHEP, Almanzo's shepherd dog in Laura Ingalls Wilder's These Happy Golden Years
  • SNITTER, a main character in Richard Adams' The Plague Dogs
  • SPOT, the Dog, cartoon dog in the UK 
  • TIGER, the dog of Arthur Gordon Pym in A Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe
  • TOP, the dog of Cyrus Smith in Jules Verne's Mysterious Island 
  • TOTO, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
  • TIMMY, in the Famous Five series of books by Enid Blyton 
  • WELLINGTON, in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time book by Mark Haddon 
  • WHITE FANG, the main character in Jack London's book of the same name 
  • WHAT-A-MESS, the accident-prone Afghan puppy in a series of children's books by Frank Muir
  • WINN-DIXIE, from the book Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo and the 2005 film
  • YELLOW DOG DINGO, dog in Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories 
DOGS IN FILM
  • APOLLO, TV show Magnum, P.I. 1864-1946
  • ASTA, in the various The Thin Man films
  • BABE, (movie) featured Border Collies
  • BEETHOVEN, the St. Bernard hero of the movie series Beethoven
  • BENJI, had several movies
  • BLOOD, the talking dog in A Boy and his Dog 
  • COPERNICUS, in the Back to the Future trilogy 
  • DEVIL DOG, The Hound of Hell, from the film of the same title 
  • EINSTEIN, in the Back to the Future trilogy 
  • FRANK, the alien dog in Men in Black 
  • HARVEY, Elliot's dog in E.T. 
  • HOOCH, the Dogue de Bordeaux co-star of Turner and Hooch 
  • HUBBLE, a Border Terrier, main character in Good Boy!
  • JERRY LEE, the German shepherd supposed to be a trained police dog in K-9 
  • KEROUAC, the dog lost by the homeless Jerry Baskin in Down and Out in Beverly Hills 
  • LASSIE, in Lassie Come Home (1943) Lassie is always played by a male collie
  • MATISSE, Dave Whiteman's Border collie in Down and Out in Beverly Hills 
  • MICHELANGELO, St. Bernard Beethoven's double à la The Prince and the Pauper
  • MILO, Stanley Ipkiss' dog in The Mask 
  • MISSY, the St. Bernard girlfriend of Beethoven in Beethoven's 2nd 
  • MOSES, the chalk outline dog in Dogville 
  • NANOOK, the Siberian husky in The Lost Boys 
  • NEOS,  Neapolitan Mastiff in Harry Potter series
  • OLD YELLER (1957), a children's film, originally a novel by Fred Gipson 
  • OTIS, the Pug in The Adventures of Milo and Otis 
  • PETE the Pup (or "Petey"), a Pit Bull with a ring around one eye, in the Our Gang
  • PRECIOUS, the white Toy poodle beloved of 'Buffalo Bill' in Silence of the Lambs 
  • RIN TIN TIN, German shepherd who ranked as one of the all-time famous canine movie stars.  
  • SAM, the dog in Dante's Peak who leaps out of a field of boiling-hot lava to safety
  • SPARKY, the Jack Russell terrier brought back to life by the archangel in Michael 
  • TOTO, in The Wizard of Oz 
  • VERDELL, the Brussels Griffon in As Good as it Gets 
  • WINN-DIXIE, see Dogs in literature, above 
DOGS IN TELEVISION
  • BRANDON, Golden Retriever on Punky Brewster 
  • BUCK, from Married... with Children 
  • BUDDY, Veronica Chase's Bulldog on Veronica's Closet 
  • CHARLIE DOG, a Looney Tunes character 
  • BULLET, the Wonder Dog, Roy Rogers' German Shepherd on The Roy Rogers Show 
  • CHESTER, spoiled Pomeranian belonging to Cece Babcock on The Nanny 
  • CLAUDE, Mrs. Drysdale's Poodle on The Beverly Hillbillies 
  • COMET, the family Golden retriever on Full House 
  • CYNTHIA, Mr. Haney's Basset hound on Green Acres 
  • DIEFENBAKER, the half-wolf dog from Due South 
  • DOIDLE, spoiled dog of Vicky the Babysitter in The Fairly Oddparents 
  • DREYFUS, the St. Bernard mix on Empty Nest 
  • DUKE, Jed Clampett's Bloodhound on The Beverly Hillbillies
  • EARNEST, Dave Barry's dog on Dave's World 
  • EDDIE, the Jack Russell Terrier from Frasier 
  • FANG (or Dog), Columbo's Basset hound
  • FLASH, The Basset Hound from The Dukes of Hazzard 
  • FRED, "Little Ricky's" puppy in I Love Lucy 
  • FREEWAY, the Lowchen in Hart to Hart television series
  • HAPPY, from 7th Heaven 
  • K-9, a canoid robot in Doctor Who 
  • COMMANDER K-9, sidekick/subordinate of Marvin the Martian 
  • K-9 COP 
  • LASSIE, see Dogs in film, above 
  • LONDON, the Wonder Dog in The Littlest Hobo, Canadian television series
  • MAXIMILLIAN, (Max-a-Million), the Bionic Dog from The Six Million Dollar Man 
  • MIGNON, Lisa Douglas's Yorkshire terrier on Green Acres 
  • MURRAY, the Buchmans' Collie-shepherd mix on Mad About You
  • NUNZIO, the Corgi on Dharma and Greg
  • PORTHOS, the Beagle owned by Captain Archer in Star Trek: Enterprise 
  • QUEEGQUEG, Clyde Bruckman's Pomeranian left to Dana Scully on The X-Files
  • REX, from Kommissar Rex (aka Inspector Rex and Rex: A Cop's Best Friend)
  • STINKY, Dharma's Briard mix on Dharma and Greg
  • SUGAR, the dog of the kitty-killed archaeology grad student in The X-Files 
  • TIGER, from The Brady Bunch 
  • TRAMP, the Douglas family's sheepdog mix on My Three Sons 
  • TRUFFLES, Mildred's terrier in the British sitcom George & Mildred 
  • WISHBONE, the eponymous Jack Russell Terrier star of a children's educational series
  • YUKON KING, Sgt. Preston's Husky on Sgt. Preston of the Yukon 
DOGS IN ADVERTISING
  • ALEX, advertisement mascot for Stroh's beer 1864-1946
  • BINGO, advertisement mascot for Cracker Jacks 1864-1946
  • DINKY, advertisement mascot for Taco Bell 1864-1946
  • DUKE, the Golden retriever entrusted with the secret family recipe for Bush's Baked Beans 
  • LUCKY, fluffy terrier mascot for the More Than insurance company (UK)
  • MOOSE, Jack Russell Terrier with many advertising credits
  • NIPPER, the RCA mascot (see also Victor Talking Machine Company and His Master's Voice) 
  • SPUDS MACKENZIE, MacKenzie advertising of Budweiser beer 1906-1945 - Bull Terrier 
  • TIGE, advertising Buster Brown shoes 1904-1974 Rebel
  • UBU, Labrador Retriever, mascot of Ubu Productions which produced Family Ties 
DOGS IN CARTOONS, COMIC STRIPS, ANIMATION, PUPPETS
  • ANDY, the faithful St. Bernard in the comic strip Mark Trail 
  • ACE, The Bat-Hound, a Black and Straw GSD and a member of the Batman mythos of DC comics
  • ASTRO, from The Jetsons 
  • AUGIE DOGGIE, and Doggie Daddy by Hanna-Barbera 
  • BABY CINNAMON, friend of Hello Kitty 
  • BAD DOG!, An early animated computer screen saver 
  • BANDIT, Jonny Quest's terrier 
  • BARFY, comic strip Family Circus 1864-1946
  • BEAUREGARD, the Bloodhound in Walt Kelly's Pogo
  • BELLE, the white mountain dog, co-star of Belle et Sébastien
  • BELVEDERE, comic strip Belvedere 1864-1946 
  • B. H., CALCUTTA, the bloodhound with no sense of smell in British comic strip The Perishers 
  • BILL, a cocker dog from the comic strip Boule et Bill 
  • BLACK BOB, formerly from the British comic The Dandy 
  • BLUE, in Blue's Clues 
  • BOLIVAR, Donald Duck's dog 
  • BOOT, companion of the boy Wellington in The Perishers 
  • BRAIN, from Inspector Gadget 
  • BRIAN GRIFFIN, cynical, substance-abusing, talking dog on Family Guy 
  • BRUNO, apparently a bloodhound cross, in Disney's Cinderella
  • BUCKLES, comic strip Buckles 1895-1972
  • BUTCH, bulldog from the Tom and Jerry cartoons 
  • CATDOG, eponymous star of the Nickelodeon TV show. See also List of fictional cats 
  • CHACHA, a dog reincarnated into a toy car, from the anime I Love Bubu Chacha 
  • CHARLIE DOG, "Looney Tunes" character created by Chuck Jones 
  • CHESTER, the Terrier from Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies 
  • CHURCHILL, a bulldog in the form of a talking "nodding dog" car accessory, UK television ads
  • CLIFFORD, the Big Red Dog 
  • CORNEIL, talking dog from Corneil and Bernie. 
  • COURAGE, the Cowardly Dog 
  • CUBITUS, the fat round white dog, from the eponymous Belgian comic by Dupa
  • DAISY, the Dagwood Bumstead family dog in Blondie
  • DEPUTY DAWG 
  • DINO, in The Flintstones, a metaphorical dog 
  • DINSDALE, the dog from Rubbish, King of the Jumble
  • DOGBERT, the assertive dog owned by the unassertive Dilbert 
  • DOGG, from Milestone Comics' Blood Syndicate
  • DOGGIE DADDY, by Hanna-Barbera 
  • DOGMATIX, faithful companion to Obelix in the UK translation of the Asterix comic books 
  • DOGTANIAN, the three Muskehounds and the majority of the other characters in the series 
  • DR. DOPPLER, humanoid canine in Disney's Treasure Planet 
  • DOUGAL, a hairy philosophical dog in stop-motion animated show The Magic Roundabout
  • DROOPALONG, Sheriff Ricochet Rabbit's sidekick 
  • EDGAR, comic strip For Better or Worse 1911-1967
  • EIN, the Corgi in the anime series Cowboy Bebop
  • ELECTRA, comic strip Cathy 1902-1984
  • FARLEY, comic strip For Better or Worse 1911-1998
  • FAT DOG, Mendoza
  • FIFI, the Peke, Pluto's girlfriend 
  • FIFI, Lynda Barry's Poodle with a Mohawk - "You'll never call him Fifi again!" 
  • FIFI, the Finsters' family pet in Rugrats 
  • FILYA, on the TV screens since 1970s in the Russian Good night, the little ones!
  • FLORENCE AMBROSE, a genetically-engineered "Bowman's Wolf" in the comic strip Freefall 
  • FUZZ, comic strip Ziggy 1895-1990
  • GNASHER, from the British comic strips Dennis the Menace and Gnasher and Gnipper 
  • GNIPPER, Gnasher's son, from the British comic strips Dennis the Menace 
  • GOOFY, Disney character, a dog with human characteristics 
  • GOOPY GEER, Merrie Melodies character 
  • GODDARD, in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius 
  • GRIMM, of the comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm 
  • GROMIT, of Wallace and... 
  • HOTDOG, Jughead's dog in the Archie comics 
  • HECTOR, the Bulldog from various Sylvester and Tweety cartoons 
  • HONG KONG PHOOEY, star of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name 
  • HUCKLEBERRY HOUND, a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character
  • HUSH PUPPY, one of Shari Lewis's puppets 
  • JASPER, Brian Griffin's effeminate gay cousin, Family Guy 
  • KEWPIE, comic strip Born Loser 1903-1965 
  • KRYPTO, the superpowered pet dog of Superman, in DC comics
  • LADYBIRD, the Hills' pet bloodhound, in King of the Hill 
  • LITTLE BROTHER, Mulan's dog in Disney's Mulan 
  • MAGENTA in Blue's Clues
  • MARC ANTONY, Looney Tunes character 
  • MARMADUKE, a Great Dane with an eponymous daily comic strip 
  • MCGRUFF, cartoon crime fighter 1896-1944
  • MENCHI, a Chow Chow, pet and "emergency ration" of Excel in Excel Saga
  • MUTTLEY, Dick Dastardly's sidekick in Wacky Races, Dastardly and Muttley
  • MR. PEABODY, from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show 
  • ODIE, comic strip Garfield 1914-1999
  • OTTO, comic strip Beetle Bailey 1921-1991
  • PENNY DOG, a friend of Minnie Mouse 
  • PERO, the cyborg dog of Higeoyaji in the manga Astro Boy 
  • PLUTO, Disney character, a dog with dog characteristics 
  • POCHACCO, friend of Hello Kitty 
  • POOCH, a minor character in “Sinfest” 
  • RADAR, the Hound Supreme (a pastiche of Krypto, from Alan Moore's revisionism of Supreme) 
  • REDDY, of Hanna-Barbera's Ruff and Reddy 
  • REN HÖEK, the asthma-hound Chihuahua in Ren and Stimpy 
  • REX, from Rex the Runt 
  • ROBOWAN, friend of Hello Kitty 
  • ROCKY, main character in Swedish comic Rocky 
  • ROOBARB, title character of a British cartoon series 
  • ROSEBUD, the basselope (Basset hound/Antelope mix) in Berkeley Breathed's comic strip
  • RUFF, comic strip Dennis the Menace 1893-1949 
  • RUFF, comic strip Hi and Lois 1920-1999 
  • SAM, Sheepdog, adversary of Ralph Wolf from Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf (Looney Tunes)
  • SAMSON, from the Belgian Samson and Gert television series 
  • SANDY, Little Orphan Annie's dog (known for saying "Arf") 
  • SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER, from The Simpsons 
  • SATCHEL, Pooch in Get Fuzzy 
  • SCAMP, Disney character, a puppy born to the dogs Lady and the Tramp 
  • SCOOBY-DOO, A Great Dane with cropped ears
  • SCOOBY-DUM, A Great Dane with cropped ears
  • SCRAPPY-DOO, Scooby-Doo's nephew
  • SLINKY, in Disney's Toy Story 
  • SNERT, Hagar's dog in Dik Browne's comic strip Hagar the Horrible 
  • SNOOPY, in Peanuts 
  • SNOWY, in The Adventures of Tintin 
  • SPARKY, the gay dog from South Park 
  • SPIKE, in comic strip Peanuts 1896-1963
  • SPIKE, or Butch, bulldog from the Tom and Jerry cartoons
  • SPIKE, the Bulldog and Chester the Terrier from Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies 
  • SPIKE, the family dog in Rugrats 
  • SPOT, the dog, UK cartoon character 
  • SPOTTY DOG, a Dalmatian string puppet in The Woodentops on BBC 
  • TATTY OLDBITT, the Sailors' Friend, in The Perishers 
  • TRIUMPH, the Insult Comic Dog on Late Night with Conan O'Brien 
  • UNDERDOG, superhero from the cartoon series by the same name
  • WANNYAN, (Bow-Meow in English version) from the anime series Da! Da! Da! aka. UFO Baby 
  • WILE E. COYOTE (a coyote) in the Road Runner cartoon 
  • WILEWOLF, a tramp wolf from anime Maple Town Stories 
 

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