List of famous dogs

List of famous dogs is an annotated list of real dogs. See also the list of fictional dogs.

Dogs notable in their own right

Actor dogs


  • Axelrod - probable Basset Hound - appeared in commercials and print ads for Flying "A" Service Station advertisements in the 1960s.[1]
  • Cheeka a Pug who appeared in the popular "You & I" advertising campaign of Hutch's cellular service in India, along with the child actor Jayaram.
  • Duke Bush, a Golden Retriever dog belonging to Jay Bush, is the star of commercials for Bush Brothers and Company baked beans and chili. He "authored" a book about his life as a spokes-dog.
  • Gidgit, a female Chihuahua, was featured in the famous Taco Bell advertising campaign as the "Taco Bell Chihuahua." She also played the role of Bruiser's mother in Legally Blonde 2.[2]
  • Honey Tree Evil Eye, a female Bull Terrier, was known as Spuds McKenzie in her role as the Budweiser spokes-dog. [3]



Athlete dogs

Faithful dogs

  • Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye Terrier in Edinburgh, Scottland, was loyal to his master long after his master's death in 1858. Until Bobby's death 14 years later, he reportedly spent every night at his master's grave.[11] A statue in memorial of Greyfriars Bobby was erected near the graveyard.
  • Hachikō, an Akita who became a symbol of loyalty in Japan, is now honored by a statue in Tokyo. Hachikō is famous for his loyalty to his long dead master.[12]
  • Heidi, a Jack Russell Terrier from Scotland, made her way down a 500 foot vertical drop to get to the body of her owner (after he fell to his death while hiking) and stood guard over his body for days in 2001.[13]
  • Old Shep, a Border Collie, who - after seeing the coffin of his master loaded onto a train in Fort Benton, Montana in 1936 - maintained a vigil at the station for over five years.[14]
  • Bobbie, the Wonder Dog, after accidental abandonment on a cross-country trip, Bobbie made his way back over 2800 miles to his family's home.
  • Old Drum, an American Foxhound whose death at the hands of a neighbor was the subject of a lawsuit and George Graham Vest's famous closing argument "Eulogy to a Dog."

Guide and service dogs

Dogs in literature (real dogs who are the subject of literature, not fictional dogs)

Dog mascots

Dogs in photography

  • Fay Ray, a Weimaraner, was one of the famous photography subjects of her owner William Wegman. The name was a play on the name of Wegman's earlier dog Man Ray and the actress Fay Wray.
  • Girella, a female Portuguese Water Dog, has been photographed with numerous musicians (as displayed on her website).[23]
  • Man Ray, a Weimaraner who belonged to William Wegman, was often photographed by his famous photographer owner.
  • Mr. Winkle, a very small dog of uncertain breed, belongs to Lara Jo Regan, who has published many photos of Mr. Winkle in various costumes and poses.

Rescue dogs

Dogs in science

  • Brown Dog, killed after vivisection in February 1903. A memorial statue provoked riots.
  • Marjorie, a depancreatized dog, was the subject of experiments by Frederick Banting and his assistant, Charles Best. Marjorie was kept alive for about 70 days on pancreas extract, which was the first success in the doctors’ effort to uncover a means to control diabetes. Ultimately, this led Banting and Best to isolate insulin. [27]
  • Pavlov's dogs, who were subjects of Pavlov's famous research on classical conditioning.
  • Snuppy, an Afghan Hound, was the first cloned dog.

Space dogs

  • Belka, a Russian mixed breed dog, went into space aboard Sputnik 5 with Strelka and returned healthy. Belka and Strelka were the first living animals to survive an orbital flight. [28]
  • Laika, a female Siberian Husky mix, became the first animal to enter orbit when she was launched into space aboard Sputnik 2.
  • Strelka, a Russian mixed breed dog, went into space aboard Sputnik 5 and returned healthy. Later, Strelka gave birth to a litter of puppies, one of which was given to Caroline Kennedy, by Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev. [28]

Dogs of unusual size

  • Big Boss, a Yorkshire Terrier, was listed as the smallest living dog in the 2002 edition of Guinness World Records. Big Boss was listed at 4.7 inches (11.94cm) tall when he was registered with Guinness. [29]
  • Danka Kordak Slovakia, a long-haired Chihuahua, holds the Guinness World Record as of 2007 for the shortest (in terms of height) living dog. She measured 5.4 inches tall and 7.4 inches long on May 30 2004. [30] [31]
  • Ducky, a three year old short coat Chihuahua from Boston USA, replaced Danka as the World's Smallest Dog according to the Daily Mail [32] At only 4.9in tall, Ducky weighs less than 1lb 6oz.
  • Gibson, a Harlequin Great Dane, is certified by Guinness World Records as the tallest living dog at 42.2 inches. Standing on his hind legs, the 170-pound dog is over 7 feet tall. [33] [31]
  • Heaven Sent Brandy, a female Chihuahua, is listed in the 2007 Guinness World Records as the smallest living dog in terms of length. She set the record on 31 January 2005, at 6 inches (15.2 cm) long, from her nose to the tip of her tail. [35] [31]
  • Sylvia, a matchbox-size Yorkshire Terrier owned by Arthur Marples of Blackburn, England, was the smallest dog in recorded history. The dog died in 1945 when she was almost two years old, at which point she stood 2.5 inches tall at the shoulder, measured 3.5 inches from nose tip to tail, and weighed 4 ounces. [37] [38] [39]
  • Tiny Pinocchio, an abnormally small Yorkshire Terrier, has appeared on several television programs including Oprah and the Today Show. [40] [41]
  • Zorba de la-Susa, a male English Mastiff, was recognized by Guinness World Records as the heaviest dog in the world at 343 pounds. The record was set in November of 1989, when Zorba was 8 years old. Zorba also held a record for the world’s longest dog at 8’ 3". [42] [43] [31]

War dogs

  • Bamse, a Saint Bernard, was a symbol of the Free Norwegian Forces in World War II.
  • Chesty, one of a family of Bulldogs, serving as the official mascot of Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. These dogs are actually enlisted in the US Marine Corps, most attaining the rank of Corporal.[45]
  • Chips the dog was a hero wardog of World War II.
  • Horrie the Wog Dog, found in Egypt by Australian Forces in 1942 during World War II, saved the lives of many Australian soldiers. Horrie was refused admission back to Australia after service in Europe; he was saved by his mates smuggling him to his new home in Australia.
  • Judy, a ship's dog who served with the Royal Navy, was the only animal to have been officially registered as a Japanese prisoner of war. She was awarded the Dickin Medal in 1946.
  • Just Nuisance, the only dog to have been officially enlisted in the Royal Navy, was buried with full military honours upon his death in 1944.
  • Lava, a mixed breed dog, was adopted as a puppy by the 1st Battalion 3rd Marines Unit nicknamed the Lava Dogs. He was rescued from Iraq in 2005 by Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman. Lava is the subject of the book From Baghdad, With Love by Kopelman and Melinda Roth.
  • Nigger, a black Labrador Retriever, gave his name as the codename for the Dam Busters mission in World War II. His name is usually edited out of modern versions of the film about the mission.
  • Rags, a Signal Corps mascot during World War I.
  • Sergeant Stubby, the most decorated American war dog in US history, served during World War I. He was also a mascot at Georgetown University.
  • Smoky, hero war dog of World War II, was a Yorkshire Terrier who served with the 5th Air Force in the Pacific after she was adopted by Corporal William Wynne. Smoky was credited with twelve combat missions and awarded eight battle stars. Wynne authored a book about his adventures with Smoky entitled Yorkie Doodle Dandy: Or, the Other Woman Was a Real Dog.

Other notable dogs

Notable dogs belonging to famous people

Dogs of actors and entertainers

Dogs of athletes

  • Blue, Don Cherry's dog
  • Jazzmin, Professional football player Brett Favre's Yorkshire Terrier. [65]
    • Chloe, Professional wrestler Torrie Wilson's maltese.

    Dogs of musicians

    Dogs of political figures

    Dogs of U.S. Presidents and their families

    Dogs of writers and poets

    Dogs of other famous people

    See also

    External links


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C. l. familiaris

Trinomial name
Canis lupus familiaris
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora.
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This is a list of fictional dogs from literature, movies etc. (It also includes some real dogs due to the proliferation of reality television shows and advertising). For Mythological Dogs See''

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Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family. They are scent hounds, bred to hunt by scent. Their sense of smell for tracking is second only to that of the Bloodhound.
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Cheeka is a famous pug who appeared in the "You & I" advertising campaign of Hutch's cellular service in India, along with the child actor Jayaram. The dog follows the boy in unlikely locations, prompting the tagline, "Wherever you go, our network follows.
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Pug is a toy dog breed with a wrinkly face and medium-small body. Pug puppies are often called puglets. The word "pug" may have come from the Old English Pugg, which was an affectionate term for a playful little devil or monkey.
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An advertising campaign is a series of advertisement messages that share a single idea and theme which make up an integrated marketing communication (IMC). Advertising campaigns appear in different media across a specific time frame.
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Vodafone Essar Limited

Headquarters Mumbai, India

Key people Asim Ghosh, CEO
Industry Telecom
Products Mobile
Telecommunication operator
Website Vodafone India

Vodafone Essar
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Bush Brothers and Company is a family-owned corporation based in Knoxville, Tennessee, best known for its baked beans and related products. It operates plants in Augusta, Wisconsin and Chestnut Hill, Tennessee.

The company was founded in 1908 by A.J.
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The Taco Bell chihuahua (born c. 1995) was a popular advertising figure and mascot used by Taco Bell, which is a division of Kentucky, United States-based Yum! Brands. The Chihuahua is a breed commonly associated with Mexico, as are the tacos the restaurant serves.
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Bull Terrier or English Bull Terrier is a breed of dog in the terrier family.


Bull Terriers are thick-set and muscular with a short, dense coat. Acceptable colours are white, (skin pigmentation and markings on the head are not penalised in the UK show
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Spuds MacKenzie (real name Honey Tree Evil Eye) was a dog featured in an advertising campaign for Bud Light beer in the late 1980s. The dog was named marketing dog of the year in 1987 when he first showed up in a Bud Light Super Bowl ad.
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Ace the Wonder Dog was a German Shepherd that acted in several films and film serials from 1938 to 1946. His first appearance was in the 1938 Lew Landers film Blind Alibi .
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The General Students' Committee (German: Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss) or AStA, is the acting executive board and the external representing agency of the (constituted) student body at universities in most German states.
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Beasley (1978-1992) was an acting dog who starred in the 1989 Tom Hanks movie Turner & Hooch as the dog Hooch. He was a rare Dogue de Bordeaux, though he is often misidentified as a bloodhound. Turner & Hooch is Beasley's only film credit.
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Dogue de Bordeaux is a breed of dog that is strong, powerful, and imposing, as it was originally bred for dog fighting and guarding. The Dogue has an even temperament and is extremely loyal and devoted to his master and family.
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Turner & Hooch is a 1989 comedy film starring Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, and Reginald VelJohnson. It was directed by Roger Spottiswoode; the movie was originally slated to be directed by Henry Winkler, but he was terminated due
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Golden Retriever is the basic name given to a breed of dog, originally developed to retrieve shot game during hunting. It is one of the most common family dogs as it is naturally very friendly and amenable to training.
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Purely Belter is a 2000 film directed by Mark Herman about two teenagers (Chris Beattie and Greg McLane) trying to get money by any means necessary, in order to get season tickets for home games played by the FA Premier League football team
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Made in Hong Kong may mean:
  • Made in Hong Kong, a film by Fruit Chan
  • Country of origin

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Golden Retriever is the basic name given to a breed of dog, originally developed to retrieve shot game during hunting. It is one of the most common family dogs as it is naturally very friendly and amenable to training.
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Air Bud is the 1997 feature film that sparked the franchise centered around the fictional dog Buddy, a Golden Retriever. The movie's title may be wordplay with "Air Jordan", a nickname of basketball superstar Michael Jordan.
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Siberian Husky is a medium-size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in eastern Siberia, belonging to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly-furred double coat, sickle tail, erect triangular ears and distinctive markings.
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Snow Dogs is a 2002 live-action movie, released in the USA on January 18, 2002 by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Brian Levant. It's based on the book Winterdance. The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod written by Gary Paulsen.
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Eight Below is a Walt Disney Pictures film directed by Frank Marshall and written by David DiGilio, which was released on February 17, 2006 in the United States. It was rated PG for some peril and brief mild language.
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Higgins (1959 – 1975) was the unnamed "dog" actor from the television sitcom Petticoat Junction. He came out from retirement at an estimated age of 14 to star in the 1974 feature film Benji.
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(( for Benji Geddes see: Benji Geddes ) Benji is the name of a fictitious dog who was the focus of several movies in the 1970s and 1980s and is also the title of the first film in the series.
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Petticoat Junction was an American situation comedy produced by Filmways, Inc., which originally aired on the CBS network from 1963 to 1970. The rights to the show are held by CBS Paramount Domestic Television.
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Jean, the Vitagraph Dog.

Biography and career

Around 1907, Maine resident and aspiring writer Laurence Trimble moved to New York City with his dog, Jean. An article he sold to a local magazine paved the way for the two of them to visit Vitagraph Studios to do a story on
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