Top 10 Animated Dogs in Movies and TV

Script written by Niki Neptune. We wish they were real so we could smooch them, hug them and pat their heads. For this list, we’ve based our entries on those fictional doggie pals that have made a memorable impact in the cartoon world, whether it’s for their amazing wit, laid-back demeanor or all-around awesomeness. And for the most part, they’ve made us wish we could put an application in at the pound to take them home. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top10 animated dogs from film and TV. Special thanks to our users Tommy Williams, Lars Mikalsen, Jsmith94243, dragoneyelord, TalkingSink, CaptinSwagMcFab, Luis Enrique Garcia, Juan Carlos Diaz Platas, Pedro Torres Junior, Nathan Varner, TheDanTheManShow, veniethegreek, Elaine Gonzales, Jaybloodscorpion, Mattwoott, Andrew A. Dennison, Rachel Bloom, Ernesto Rivera Urrutia for submitting the idea on our Suggest Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Niki Neptune.

We wish they were real so we could smooch them, hug them and pat their heads. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top10 animated dogs from film and TV.

For this list, we’ve based our entries on those fictional doggie pals that have made a memorable impact in the cartoon world, whether it’s for their amazing wit, laid-back demeanor or all-around awesomeness. And for the most part, they’ve made us wish we could put an application in at the pound to take them home.

#10: Jake
“Adventure Time” (2010-)

Truth be told, we sometimes forget Jake is a dog, especially when he’s making bacon pancakes and setting his human bro up with Fire princesses. He lives in a tree house with Finn, and as best friends, the two get into all sorts of awesome adventures. Endlessly loyal to his friends and family, this cool pup with magical powers may not always give the best advice, but he sure does make a killer sandwich.

#9: The Dalmatians
“One Hundred and One Dalmatians” (1961)

Roger and Anita Radcliffe’s monthly dog food bill must be astronomical. And let’s not even talk about how that house must smell. But we can forgive those things because this squad of spotted dals is just so darn precious. We can hardly believe anyone’d want to make a coat out of these adorable little guys, but hey, everyone has their flaws.

#8: Clifford
“Clifford the Big Red Dog” (2000-03)

Imagine your surprise when you adopt a small puppy and it grows to the size of a small apartment complex. For added WTF factor, the dog is also fire engine red. What do you do with that? Why, you take the giant dog and move to the country, of course. Fortunately, Clifford is also a big old sweetie, so the people of Bridwell Island are safe. He’s also totally devoted to Emily Elizabeth and despite some naiveté, he also has tons of wisdom to share.

#7: Lady and Tramp
“Lady and the Tramp” (1955)

They’re from opposite sides of the tracks, but you know what they say about opposites attracting. And this English cocker spaniel and schnauzer mix isn’t gonna let a little thing like animal control get in the way of a plate of spaghetti. Though the two have quite a few obstacles to overcome, the puppy love between Lady and the Tramp ultimately triumphs. And yes, they end up having adorable puppies together. Bow wow, indeed.

#6: Snowy
“The Adventures of Tintin” (1947-)

Every teen reporter-slash-globe-trotter needs a good canine sidekick. With Snowy, we’ve got a dedicated little fox terrier that’s always at his owner’s side and never shies away from danger. Constantly saving Tintin’s life and lusting after bones, he’d be just as awesome if he were human. In fact, if he were human, Tintin probably wouldn’t be the series’ protagonist anymore.

#5: Brian
“Family Guy” (1999-)

“Family Guy” fans collectively wailed when they killed off one of TV’s most beloved dogs. Brian may appear to be just man’s best friend in the Griffin family, but everyone knows he’s actually their equal. Wry and sardonic, Brian has a drinking problem and a thing for human women. Meanwhile, the fact that he was brought back to life several weeks later serves as testament to the talking dog’s popularity and importance to the show.

#4: Dug
“Up” (2009)

While “Up” is filled with colorful characters that take us on an unexpected emotional rollercoaster ride, this little guy pretty much steals the show. Wearing a collar that allows him to communicate with humans, Dug is enthusiastic, loving and easily distracted by squirrels. Although he technically belongs to the bad guy, he easily defects to the side of the protagonists and eventually becomes a memorable figure in their adventure. Now if only someone would develop those talking dog collars already.

#3: Snoopy
“Peanuts” (1965-)

Sometimes, a dog just wants to chill on top of his doghouse. And sometimes, he wants to role-play as a Flying Ace or a cool dude just checking out the scene. You know, normal dog stuff. Charlie Brown’s pet may be a dog of little words, but he definitely has major personality. Honestly, if it weren’t for this floppy-eared barker, “Peanuts” probably wouldn’t be as much fun. How can you not love a dog who plays sports, loves human food and can dance?

#2: Pluto
Walt Disney Productions (1930-)

Yes, it’s a little odd that Goofy is a dog but can somehow walk upright and talk, while Pluto can only really show emotion through his facial expressions. But Mickey’s favorite pet is a mouse’s best friend, who sticks with his master through all their innocent and family friendly adventures. He’s pretty much always happy, though he’s had the occasional moment of panic or fright. But for the most part, Pluto is the kind of dog that is sure to lift your spirits and knows exactly how to make you laugh.

Before we take our top pick for a walk, here are a few honorable mentions:
- Bolt “Bolt” (2008)
- Slinky Dog “Toy Story” franchise (1995-2010)
- Santa’s Little Helper “The Simpsons” (1989-)
- Odie “Garfield” franchise (1982-)
- Astro “The Jetsons” (1962-87)

#1: Scooby Doo
“Scooby Doo” franchise (1960-)

Though this Great Dane is famous for his cowardly demeanor, he also serves as moral support for Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy during their mystery solving operations. And this is important when you’re traveling in a van with crime-fighting teens and you have a slacker for a best friend. Sure, Scooby-Doo’s a huge, goofy dog who seems to constantly eat and get in trouble; but some way, somehow, he always manages to save the day. You gotta love him.
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