All Famous Dog Names
All Names From “A – Z”

Our all famous dog names list includes more than 400 famous names from the big screen to TV and from Politics to Comic Strips. It’s fun to name your dog after a famous pooch.

What makes a dog famous? Maybe they have been in the public light as a U.S. President’s dog, as a famous movie dog or as a popular comic strip star. Famous dog names are only famous because we make them so.

Remember Astro from The Jetsons? How About Clifford from Clifford the Big Red Dog or Tramp from Lady and the Tramp? They’re all here and more.

If you know a famous dog that is not on the list, please contact me so I can add it to the list.

Would you rather name your dog after one owned by a famous person or celebrity? Check our Celebrity Dog Names list for lots of possibilities.

There are also hundreds of other possibilities on our puppy names list.

This page lists all famous dog names from A through Z. Jump to anywhere in the list by clicking on the letters below.

   All Famous Dog Names     A – B     C – G     H – M     N – R     S     T – Z

Famous Dog NamesDog BreedWhy Dog is Famous
AbrahamChihuahuaPsychotic asthma-hound character in Nickelodeon animated show, Ren & Stimpy.
AceGerman ShepherdCanine movie star from 1938 to 1946.
Ace HartGerman ShepherdFeatured in the animated series Dog City from 1992 to 1995.
Adam FinkAndriod DogThe robot accompanion of Jack in the comic strip The Adventures of Captain Jack.
AdjutantLabradorThis gun dog as per The Guiness Book of World Records, Revised Ed., 1966, this was the oldest dog ever.
AdolphDachshundA famous character in the comic strip Dinglehoofer and His Dog Adolph by Harold Knerr between 1926 and 1949. The name of the dog was changed once Adolf Hitler came into power.
AdolphDobermanFeatured in 1986 movie Ruthless People. Was Sam’s dog which was bought to eat Muffy.
AdonisEnglish SetterThis famous dog received the AKC registration #1.
Agent 11BullmastiffFeatured in 2001 movie See Spot Run. The dog is also known as Spot.
AibeWolfhoundHistory says that King Connacht of Ireland paid 6,000 cows for the dog in the 1100s.
AlFemale muttCharacter in 1993 movie Hocus Pocus.
AlanNeapolitan MastiffAppeared in Babe 2: Pig in the City in 1998.
AlbieMuttEllie Mae’s dog in the first season of popular TV show The Beverly Hillbillies.
AlexGolden RetriverThe mascot for Stoh’s Beer, this character earned the viewers love by its deft fetching and opening of the beer bottle. The real name for the dog was Banjo.
AlgonquinPoodleLeft to Elvira by her grandmother in the 1988 movie Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
AmbrosiusOld English SheepdogCanine movie star from the 1986 fantasy movie Labyrinth. Voiced by Percy Edwards.
AndrettiAndrettiThe junkyard dog in the 1993 movie Leprochaun.
AndromedaGerman ShepherdThe dog in the 1961 movie The Parent Trap.
AngusBulldogCharacter of 1997 movie Mr. Magoo.
AndySt. BernardFrom the comic strip Mark Trail, this character is the faithful companion of Mark Trail.
AntonioPugMimi’s dog in The Drew Carey Show from 1995 to 1999.
Apollo and ZeusDoberman PinschersThe highly trained dogs that gourd “Robin’s Nest,” the home of Thomas Magnum, the hero of the hit 1980 TV series, Magnum, P.I.
ArgusIrish Red and White SetterFamous for the movie Familiar Strangers in 2007.
ArloIrish SetterFound in several works of Erma Bombeck.
AshleyWhippetThe champion Frisbee catching dog in half-time shows. Won three Canine Frisbee Disc World Championships.
Asta (aka “Skippy”)Wire Haired TerrierCanine movie star in the 1930s; starred in The Thin Man movies and TV series in 1950s.
AstroGreat DaneThis pet of Jetsons originally debuted in Hanna-Barbera TV series gained more success in 1980s.
Augie DoggieDachshundHanna-Barbera cartoon character; son of “Doggy Daddy,” Augie’s father; starred in The Quick Draw McGraw Show .
AxelrodBasset HoundAppeared in advertisments for Flying “A” Service Station in 1960s.

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Baby Face NelsonDoberman PinscherFamous for the 1972 movie The Doberman Gang.
BaltoSiberian HuskyFound in the animated movie Balto based on a true story.
BanditBorder CollieThe second dog from the TV series Little House on the Prairie that ran from 1977 to 1983.

Labrador Retriever

The first family dog of comic strip Family Circus by Bill Keene.
BarkleyTerrierPlayed the title role of the TV show Meego in 1997.
Barky MarkyBull DogThe dog in the park in Warner Bros animated TV show Tiny Toons. The dog liked to play ball all the time.
Barnard’s TomBoston terrierThe very early ancestor of the Boston Terrier breed.
BarneyScottish TerrierThis male Scottish Terrier was referred as “First Dog,”owned by former U.S. President George W. Bush.
BarrySt. BernardThis highly trained mountain rescue dog was world wide famous and earned fame for saving more than 40 lives in his lifetime.
(“Mr. Bascomb”)
Great DaneThe dog belonging to the character Malcom Smith in the comedy movie Holywood or Bust with stars Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin.
BaskervilleHoundThe nameless dog that haunts the Baskervilles in Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous Sherlock Holmes mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Bat HoundHoundThe alter ego of the dog Ace in the famous comic strip Batman.
BattyWeimaranerPet of photographer William Wegman in Sesame Street, the TV Show.
BaxterBull TerrierThe dog who played the title role in the black comedy film, Baxter. The white bull terrier with a human persona can do everything to get what he wants. Weird movie.
BearAustralian Cattle DogPart of the movie Crimson Tide released in 1995.
BeaseleyDogue de BordeauxThe dog that played the role of Hooch in Turner and Hooch.
BeauSiberian HuskyGus, the lead dog of Will Stoneman in Iron Will.
BeauregardBloodhoundThis dog is famous as the dog in Pogo, a daily comic strip by Walt Kelly that ran during the period 1948-1975.
BeagleBeagleName of one of the dogs owned by 36th U.S. President, Lyndon B. Johnson.
Beautiful JoeMongrelA famous character in the novel, Beautiful Joe: The True Story of a Brave Dog.
BlancoWhite CollieAnother dog of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Boston BeansBulldogOne of the dogs owned by the 30th U.S. President, Calvin Coolidge.
BeautyAfghan HoundBarbie Doll’s pet.
BeethovenSt. BernardThis dog earned fame for an animated Television series from 1994-95 which was aired for one season.
BeethovenSt. BernardFeatured in Beethoven movies produced in the 1990s and 2000s.
BellaLabrador Retriever mixArguably, the oldest dog that ever lived on the earth.
BelkaMixed BreedOne of the space dogs abroad Sputnik 5 who returned safely to Earth.
BelvedereGenericThe famous cartoon character created by Nat Greenwood and George Crenshaw. The Belvedere comic strip was published between 1962 and 1995.
BenjiTerrier mixThis was a reputed dog actor during 1960-1970s.He is highly remembered for his 14 years in show business.
Big BenFox TerrierOne of the favorite pets of Herbert Hoover, the 31st U.S. President.
Big MoGolden RetrieverAppearning in the advertisment for Alpo dog food from the year 2005.
BingoCollie mixThe cool dog in the movie Bingo.
BingoGenericCracker Jacks model shares its name with the famous movie character Bingo.
BitsyGenericThe dog in the comic strip Marvin created by Tom Armstrong.
Black JackMixed BreedPet of legendary U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.
BloodMixed breedThe role played by the dog named Tiger in the movie A Boy and His Dog.
BlueGenericThe blue colored dog in the Nickelodeon series Blue Clues.
BoPortuguese Water DogThe pet of the first family of United States, the President Barack Obama family.
BobbieScotch CollieThis dog travled 2,800 miles to Oregon to get back to its master.
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BobbySkye TerrierThe dog featured in the movie and book of the same name, Greyfriars Bobby, was the pet of John Gray, a policeman in Edinburgh.
BodgerBull TerrierThis is a famous character in childern’s book The Incredible Journey written by Sheila Burnford in 1961.
BolivarSt. BernardThe dog in the famous Disney comic strip Donald Duck.
BoltGenericThe title character of the 2008 animation, Bolt.
BoomerMixed breed TerrierThe mixed breed terrier is a famous character in TV adventure drama series, Here’s Boomer. First aired in 1980.
BoomerGenericPoncho’s best friend in the Paul Gilligan comic strip Pooch Cafe.
BrandonGolden RetriverA regular member of the TV series Punky Brewster in the 1980s.
BrianGenericThe dog in the animation TV show Family Guy.
BrinkleyGolden RetriverThe pet we find in the romantic film, You’ve Got Mail.
BrunoLarge generic houndThe large dog in the animated movie Les Triplettes de Belleville or The Triplets of Belleville.
BrunoBloodhoundThe dog in the 1950 animated Cinderella movie.
BrutusGreat DaneFeatured in the movie, The Ugly Dachshund.
BuckSt. BernardFound in Jack London’s book Call of the Wild which was later made into a film.
BuckAlaskan MalamuteOne of the dogs in the movie Eight Below based on the disastrous Antartic expedetion from Japan in 1950s.
BucklesGenericThe title role in the comic strip Buckles created by David Gilbert
BuddyGerman ShepherdThis female dog was the first trained guide dog who accompanied Morris Frank, founder of The Seeing Eye guide dog school and the first owner of a seeing eye dog in the U.S.
BuddyLabrador RetrieverPet of another U.S. President family. This pet of the Clinton family died in a car accident.
BulletGerman ShepherdThis highly trained German Shepherd was star in The Roy Rogers Show, an American TV series in 1951-1957.
Bulles EyeBull TerrierPet in the novel Oliver Twist. Also found in the movie based on the same novel.

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Carface V. MaloneAmerican Pitt BullThe huge dog in the animated movie All Dogs Go To Heaven.
ChanceAmerican BulldogFound in the film Homeward Bound. Though played here by an American Bulldog, in the book it was a Labrador.
Charlie B. BarkinGerman Shepherd, Collie mixThe yellow dog in the animated movie All Dogs Go To Heaven.
Charlie DogHalf Collie! Half Airedale! Half Pekingese! Half St. Bernard!One of the most famous cartoon characters. Little Orphan Airedale of Looney Tunes cartoon fame, is one of the several animated movies of the character.
CheckersCocker SpanielPet of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon.
CheekaPugDog seen in the advertisement of Hutch cellular service in India.
ChiefFoxhoundPart of the animated movie The Fox and the Hound.
ChiffonEnglish SheepdogStarred in the film The Shaggy Dog.
ChipsGerman ShepherdThe most famous war dog during World War II.
ChristmasYellow Labrador RetrieverThe title role in the novel A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kincaid and was also in the film of the same name.
ClaudePoodleThis loveable character was introduced in The Beverly Hillbillies an American TV series in 1962-1971.
CleoBasset HoundStar of the TV show The Peoples Choice.
CliffordGenericHero of the children’s novel Clifford the Big red Dog.
CloeChihuahuaFamous for its role in Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
CoalBearded CollieOne of the dogs in the movie The Shaggy Dog.
CometGolden RetrieverComet was the fmily pet in the American television series Full House from 1987-1995.
CorneilGenericStar of the animated series Corneil and Bernie on Nicktoons.
CourageGenericThe hero of its own show, Courage the Cowardly Dog, this cartoon character is beloved of many around the globe.
CubitusGenericThe lead in the Dupa’s comic strip Cubitus.
CujoSt. BernardThis was the dog from the famous book Cujo, a psychological horror novel by Stephen King. This novel received the British Fantasy Award in 1982.

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DaisyYellow Labrador RetrieverStarred with Clint Eastwood in the movie Grand Torino.
DaphnePoodleThe cute dog in the film, Look Who’s Talking Now.
DawgGenericThe comic strip character in Hi and Lois.
DelgadoGerman ShepherdAppeared in 2008 film Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
DemonSiberian HuskyDog in the 2002 film Snow Dogs.
Deputy dawgGenericFamous for animated series Terrytoones on TV.
DeweyIrish TerrierAppeared in the 2007 movie Firehouse Dog.
DeweySiberian HuskyOne of the crew dogs in Eight Below, the movie based on a Japanese Antartic expedition.
DieselSiberian HuskyDog from the 2002 film Snow Dogs.
DigbyEnglish SheepdogStar of the British film Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World.
DinkyChihuahuaIn the Taco Bell ad. Here the role is played by Gidgit. “¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!”
DodgerTerrierOne of the crew members in Oliver and Company based on the famous novel, Oliver Twist.
DogBasset HoundPart of the TV show Columbo.
DogbertGenericFeatured in the Scott Adams comic strip Dilbert.
DogfatherGenericPart of the animated movie shorts The Dogfather. Here the voice was dubbed by Bob Holt.
Doggie DaddyGenericPart of the Hanna Barbera show The Quick Draw McGraw Show.
DogtanianGenericPart of the Spanish TV series Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds.
DollarDalmatianPet of TV series character, Richie Rich, the famous cartoon character by Hanna Barbera.
DonnieDoberman PinscherA very intelligent dog who first appeared on the Dog Genius Show on National Geographic Channel. This dog can arrange his toys in geometric patterns.
DreyfussSt. BernardDog from the TV show Empty Nest.
DroopyDroopy eared muttThe famous cartoon character created by Tex Avery who has enthralled scores of audiances through years in animated movies.
DuchessSiberian HuskyOne of the dogs in the 2002 movie Snow Dogs.
DugLarge muttFeatured in the Pixar movie Up.
DukeGolden RetriverThe cute dog in the Bush’s Baked Beans advertisment during 1990s.
DukeBloodhoundDuke was the loveable character from The Beverly Hillbillies in 1962-1971.
DukeGreat DanePart of the 1944 movie musical Bathing Beauty starring Red Skelton and Esther Williams.
DustyAustralian KelpieThe title character of the movie Dusty based on a Thomas Hinkle book in 1940.
DynomuttDoberman PinscherThe lead character from the cartoon series Dynomutt, Dog Wander.

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EarlGenericOne of the cat-dog duo in the comic strip Mutt by Patrick McDonnell. He was loved by all with his partner Mooch, the cat.
EddieJack Russell TerrierMoose was the name of the dog who portrayed the character of Eddie in a famous American TV series Frazer.This series won 37 Emmy Awards during its run.
EdgarEnglish SheepdogThe second among the dogs in the comic strip For Better or Worse created by by Lynn Johnston.
EdisonEnglish SheepdogFamous for the Ian Fleming book Chity Chity Bang Bang which was later adopted into a stage musical.
ElectraGenericPopular for the comic strip Cathy by Cathy Guisewite.
It was first published in 1976.

Eliot ShagGerman ShepherdFeatured in Jim Henson Productions’s Dog City on TV. The dog was a star here with puppetry and animation.
EinsteinGreat DaneThe large dog in the animation Oliver and Company. The animated movie was based on the classic Oliver Twist book.

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FaithMixed breedThe dog has become a wonder since it was born in 2002 with only two hind legs and no fore legs.
FalaScotish TerrierFala was U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s pet from 1940 to 1952.
FangNeapolitan MastiffFang is Hagrid’s dog found in the Harry Potter movies.
Fang (also known as Agent k-13)BriardPart of the TV show Get Smart. The role was played by Red. The show aired from 1965 to 1970.
FangGenericWas part of the comic strip The Duplex, first published in 1993.
FarleyEnglish SheepdogThe first dog in Lynn Johnston’s comic strip Better or Worse.
FergusGenericFamous for the comic strip and book Citizen by Mark OHare.
FidoUnknownFido was the pet of of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
Fifi the PekePekingeseThe beautiful Dog in Pluto, the world famous animation by Walt Disney.
FifiPoodleThe cute poodle on Nickelodeon TV series Rugrats.
FlashBasset HoundThe Dukes of Hazzard star. The TV show was on air from 1979 to 1985.
FlukeGolden RetriverThe title character that wore boots in the 1995 movie Fluke.
FlyBorder CollieThe dog on the farm in the blockbuster movie Babe.
FoofurGeneric houndThe hound in the animated film Foofur created by Freddy Monnickendam and Hanna-Barbera.
FrancisBull DogAnother dog from the crew in the animated film Oliver and Company based on the novel Oliver Twist.
Frank the PugPugOne of the most attractive appearances ever made by a dog in the films. The Pug was seen in Men in Black.
FredBasset HoundThe dog appeared in the film Smokey and the Bandit in 1997.
FredBasset HoundThe popular face in the comic strip Fred Basset crated by Alex Graham.
FreewayLowchenThe breed was seen in the TV series Hart to Hart from 1979 to 1984.
FridayJack Russell TerrierThe star of the 2009 film Hotel for Dogs.
FuzzGenericFeatured in the Tom Wilson comic strip Ziggy in the late 60s.

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GandalfShiloh ShepherdThis dog owned by Misha Marshall rescued a missing boy scout in 2007.
GanderNewfoundlandPosthumously awarded Dicken Medal for his bravery in Battle of Hong Kong during WW II.
GelertIrish WolfhoundThis dog became a legend in the famous village of Beddgelert in Wales found in William Robert Spencer poetry.
GeorgeJack Russell TerrierThis dog from New Zealand died while trying to save a group of children from two vicious pit bulls.
GingerGenericDog in the comic strip Drabble created by Kevin Fagin.
GingerYorkshire TerrierPet of Grammy award-winning singer Mariah Carey.
GibsonGreat DaneCertified by Guinness World records as the tallest living dog. If it stands on its hind legs, it is about 7 feet tall.
GoofyGenericOne of the most famous cartoon characters. Star of the Disney animated movies like A Goofy Movie. A chacter created by Walt Disney Studios. Goofy was originally known Dippy Dawg.
GrimmBull TerrierThe yellow bull terrier in the famous comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm created by Mike Peters
GromitGenericAppeared in three animated Wallace and Gromit movies by Nick Park in 1989, 1993 and 1995.
GusSiberian HuskyWas seen in the movie Iron Will. The movie was based on Albert Campbell’s exploitations in 1914.

All Famous Dog Names – H

HachikoAkitaThe legendary loyal Japanese dog. A book for children was written about this famous dog in 2004 entitled Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog by Pamela S. Turner. There was also a 2009 film called Hachiko, A Dogs Story.
HappyTerrier mixHappy played a role in the TV series 7th Heaven.
HarveyGolden RetriverElliot’s dog in the 1982 science fiction movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
HectorBorder CollieIn the TV movie Hecks Way Home, played by a dog named Beasley.
HectorBull DogThe animated show The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries by Warner Brothers is just incomplete without this bulldog.
Him and HerBeaglesThese are the two pets of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
HoboGerman ShepherdStar of the 1960s and 1970s TV series The Littlest Hobo.
Hong Kong PhooeyGenericTitle character of hanna-Barbera TV series Hong Kong Phooey.
HoochDogue de BordeauxStar of the movie Turner and Hooch.
Horand von GrafrathGerman ShepherdBorn in 1895, this was the first of the German Shephered line.
Horrie the Wog DogEgyptian TerrierAdopted by an Australian soldier during WW II, this dog became the mascot of 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion and followed the regiment through Egypt, Greece, Crete Palestine and Syria.
HotdogGenericJughead’s pet in the comic strip Archie since the 1940s.
HuanWolfhoundFound in the novel The Silmarillion written by J. R. R. Tolkien.
HubbleBorder TerrierThe innocent faced pet in the 2003 movie Good Boy!
HubertBlack and Tan CoonhoundThe dog cast in the 1999 film The Duke.
Huckleberry HoundGenericThe star attraction of the Huckleberry Hound TV show, another Hanna-Barbera creation.
Huddersfield BenYorkshire TerrierThis is the first Yorkshire Terrier, born in 1865 as the original dog of this breed.
HunterGolden RetriverSeen in Road Rovers the animated television series.
Hush PuppyGenericThe 1960s puppet on the TV show Shari Lewis Show.

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Itchiford Itchy DachshundDachshundOne of the dogs in the annimated film All Dogs Go to Heaven.

All Famous Dog Names – J

JackBull DogThe first dog in the the book Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
JackMixed breedThe role of “Jack” was played by a mixed breed when Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder was adopted for TV.
Jean, the Vitagraph DogUnknownThe dog of unknown breed which was a regular actor in the silent movie era during the early 1900s.
JennaSiberian HuskyA real life character. Inspiration of the 1995 animation film Balto.
Jerry leeGerman ShepherdThe hero of the film K-9 with James Belushi.
JessieBorder CollieFeatured in the film Animal Farm.
JipSheepdogA must have feature in Hugh Lofting’s Doctor Dolittle books.
JockScottish TerrierIn the animated 1955 Disney movie Lady and the Tramp.
Jock of the BushveldPit BullThe title character in Percy Fitzpatrick’s 1907 book Jock of the Bushveld.
Jo-FiChow ChowThe pet of Sigmund Freud, who sat with his master in his therapy sessions.
JudyEnglish PointerThe only dog ever to be taken as Japanese Prisoner of War during WW II. She was abroad a Royal Navy vessel which was captured by the Japanese. She was given the Dickin Medal, the highest animal military award in the UK.
JunkyardLabrador Retriever mixIn the 2009 Disney movie Race to Witch Mountain, Buck plays the role of the dog. The movie also starred Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Just NuisanceGreat DaneThe only officially enlisted dog of the Royal Navy. This dog helped in boosting the morale of the soldiers during WW II.

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KewpieGenericFeaturing in comic strip Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom since 1965.
KipperGenericKipper appears in books as well as a Mick Inkpen-created animated TV series for children.
KryptoGenericAppeared in several Superman comic strips from DC Comics.
Krypto the Super dogGreat DaneKrypto the Superdog was in an animated television series on the Cartoon Network where the hero is Krypto.

All Famous Dog Names – L

LadadogBearded ColliePart of the TV series Please Don’t Eat the Daisies.
LadyCokers SpanielOur favorite beautiful Lady in the Lady and the Tramp animated movie from The Walt Disney Company.
LadyBasenjiThe adorable pet in Goodbye, My Lady, a children’s book by James H. Street which was adopted into a film.
Lady GreyhoundGreyhoundLogo in Greyhound Lines bus company advertisment.
LadybirdBloodhoundAppears in King of the Hill, an animated series on TV since 1997.
LafayetteBasset HoundWe see this character in the 1970 Disney film The Aristocats.
LaikaMixed breedThis was the first dog in space. This Russian dog went to space in the year 1957.
LassieCollieThis character enchanted a whole generation of children and their parents through the book Lassie Come Home, the movie version staring young Elizabeth Taylor, as well as a TV series that ran from 1954 to 1973.
LibertyGolden RetriverThis pet of President Gerald R. Ford was a celebrity in its time and even autographed his own pictures with a paw print!
LincolnPortuguese PodengoThe socceer playing dog from the movie Soccer Dog: The Movie.
Little DogGenericFrom the comic strip Little Dog Lost, this character has been entertaining readers since 2007.
Lord NelsonBearded Collie or
maybe a Sheep Dog
The dog that played the dog “Ladadog” in The Doris Day Show and in the TV series Please Don’t Eat the Daisies.
LouBeaglesStarred in the 2001 movie Cats and Dogs.
LuathLabrador RetrieverLovable dog from the book The Incredible Journey. When the book was made into a movie the character name was changed to “Chance.” The breed was also changed to the American Bulldog.
LuckyGolden RetriverThe dog who is the animal right hand of Dr. Doolittle in the Dr. Doolittle movies.
LuieGenericThis is dog from the comic strip Overboard.

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MacSiberian HuskyOne of the snow dogs from the 2002 movie Snow Dogs.
MagentaGenericAnother lovable character from the 1996-2002 cartoon series Blue Clues.
MarleyLabrador RetrieverThe dog who ruled the life of journalist John Grogan who wrote about his great antics in the autobiography Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, a New York bestseller. The book was then turned into a movie in 2008.
MarmadukeGreat DaneThe hero of the comic strip Marmaduke.
MarthaGenericThe character from the book Martha Speaks as well as the series.
MaxGenericThe companion of the Grinch from the Dr. Suess classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
MaxTibetan MastifThe genetically enhanced dog from the movie Man’s Best Friend, a horror flick from1993
MaxBulldogThe pet of the detective J.L. ‘Fatman’ McCabe from the crime thriller Jake and the Fatman that ran from 1987 to 1992.
MaxSiberian HuskyFrom the movie Eight Below that was fictionalized version of an ill-fated Japanese expedition to Antartica.
MayaSiberian HuskyAnother dog from the movie Eight Below.
McGruffBloodhoundThe mascot for National Crime Prevention Council whom you can see in its ads since 1980.
MignonYorkshire TerrierActed in the TV Series Green Acres starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor.
MillieEnglish Springer SpanielThe pet dog of U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush.
MiloJack Russell TerrierThe cute pet in the famous movie The Mask, pet of Jim Carrey. The character was also featured in the animated The Mask series.
MinusGenericFeatured in the famous animated series Poko by Canadian production company Halifax Film.
MollyIrish SetterFeatured in the book Big Red, later made into a movie.
MoochTerrier MixThe pet star in the film Mooch Goes To Hollywood. The role was played by Higgins.
Master McGrathIrish GreyhoundA racing hero who even impressed the British Royal Family and was granted a visit.
MoreoverGerman Wirehaired PointerActed in the 1972 film The Biscuit Eater from the production of The Walt Disney Studios.
Mother TeresaNewfoundland The pet in the film Must Like Dogs, where the role is played by Molly and Mabel.
MeatballEnglish BulldogPet of Adam Sandler, he was also featured in the movie Little Nicky starring the actor.
Mr. PeabodyGenericThe star of the animated TV series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.
Muffit IIDaggit (robot; cross between a dog and a bear)The pet in the series Battlestar Galactica on TV.
MurrayBorder Collie mixMaui is the one that played the role of the pet in the TV series Mad About You.
MunchieShih TzuSinger Boyonce Knowles’ pet dog who appeared on the cover of Animal Fair magazine.
MuttleyMixed breedDick Dastardly, the animated series star. The series was created by Iwao Takamoto for Hanna-Barbera

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NanaBorder CollieOne of the dogs in the film Snow Dogs.
NanaNewfoundlandThe nanny dog for the children in Peter Pan.
NapoleonIrish Wolfhound probablyPart of the comic strip Napoleon and Uncle Elby. The strip was created by Clifford McBride.
NapoleonBloodhoundPart of the film The Aristocats by from the Walt Disney Studios.
NapoleonGolden RetriverThe cute little dog in the film Napoleon.
NeilSt. BernardThe star of the film Topper. The dog was there in the animated series with the same name.
NikkiMalamuteThe malamute pet in the film Nikki, Wild Dog of the North.
NipperTerrier mixThe classic pet in the world famous The Gramophone Company, later RCA.
NunzioWelsh CorgiFeatured in the famous animated series Dharma & Greg.

All Famous Dog Names – O

OdieGenericThe yellow dog in the famous Garfield comic strip created by Jim Davis.
Old JackSiberian HuskyOne of the dogs in Eight Below, the movie based on the Japanese Antartic expedetion of 1958.
Old YellerBlackmouth CurThe dog in the book Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. Later a film was made on the same book.
OtisPugThe dog in the 1989 movie The Adventures of Milo and Otis.
OttoGenericFamous part of the comic strip Beetle Bailey by Mort Walker since 1950s.
OwneyMixed breedThe dog that becomes almost synonymous with U.S. Postal Office.

All Famous Dog Names – P

PatrascheBouvier des FlandresFeatured in A Dog of Flanders, the book, movie and TV series. Author Marie Louise de la Rame created this work under the Japanese pseudonym Ouida.
Paul AnkaPolish Lowland SheepdogPart of the TV series Gilmore Girls.
PerditaDalmatianOne of the Dalmatians in the book The Hundred and One Dalmations. Later the One Hundred and One Dalmatians animated movie was created based on the book.
PeteBull TerrierPresident Theodore Roosevelt’s pet. He was famous for ripping off the French ambassadors pants.
PeteyPit BullThe famous dog in the film Our Gang.
PaddingtonLabrador RetrieverThe dog you see in the advertisement of Bush’s Baked Beans.
PippinTerrier mix, descended from BenjiIn the British TV series Come Outside.
PicklesMongrelThe dog who discovered the stolen FIFA world cup trophey in 1966 which was later won by England that year.
PlutoGenericThe famous character in the animated series Mickey Mouse by Walt Disney Studio.
PonchoGenericPart of the comic strip Pooch Cafe created in 2000 by Paul Gilligan.
PongoDalmatianOne of the dogs in the the book The Hundred and One Dalmations. It was later made into a film.
PookaGenericThe sweet lady in the animated movie Anastasia.
PorkchopGenericFeatured in the famous animated series Doug created for TV by Jim Jinkins.
PorthosBeagleFamous for TV series Star Trek Enterprise from 2001 to 2005.
PuddlesGenericIn the comic strip Luann by Greg Evans.
PuffPoodleDog in the animated series Proud Family created by Bruce W. Smith.
PuffyBorder TerrierThe pet in the film Something About Mary.
Puppy PawsGolden RetriverThe star in the film Santa Buddies.

All Famous Dog Names – R

RafflesBorder CollieThe dog was feature in the animated Rover Dangerfield movie in 1993.
ReddyGenericFeatured in the Hanna-Barbera animated TV series Ruff and Reddy.
RenChihuahuaThe chihuahua in the animated TV series The Ren and Stimpy Show by John Kricfalusi.
RenoBriardFeatured in the 1995 movie Top Dog.
RexGerman ShepherdThe famous character in the animated series Inspector Rex, played by Beejay. This is an Austrian-made police TV drama.
RiffAustralian ShepherdStar of the British animated TV series Tractor Tom.
Rin Tin TinGerman ShepherdMovie star in The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin series of movies from 1922 to 1931. The dog was also featured in the animated series with same name.
RitaSalukiFeatured the 1988 movie Oliver & Company, based on the novel Oliver Twist.
RocksMixed breedStar of the film Look who is Talking Now.
RolyPoodleFamous character of the British TV series EastEnders.
RoobarbGenericFeatured in the animated TV series Roobarb created by Grange Calveley and animated by Bob Godfrey.
RoscoeGenericFeatured since 1990 in the comic strip Pickles created by Brian Crane.
RoverLabrador RetrieverRover from the comic strip Red and Rover created by Brian Basset.
RoverBasset HoundThe title character in the 1993 film Rover Dangerfield.
RoverCollieActed in the 1905 movie Rescued by Rover, and was the first movie dog.
RowfMixed breedThe dog in the book The Plague Dogs written by Richard Adams. The book was later made into an animated movie with the same name.
Rowlf the dogGenericThe puppet dog in the puppet TV show The Muppet Show, both created and voiced by Jim Henson.
Rude DogGenericThe title character of the animated series Rude Dog and the Dweebs. Originally featured in the Sun Sportswear ads in the 1980s.
RuffGenericDennis’s pet in the comic strip and the movie Dennice the Mennace.
RuffertoGenericThe character from the comic strip Groo the Wanderer created by Sergio Aragons.
RufusPappilon The Bracelet of Bordeaux movie star.
RustyGenericFeatured in Home on the Range, the 2004 animated movie from Walt Disney Studios.
RustyGerman ShepherdStar of the 1947 film For the Love of Rusty, one of eight movies in the Rusty series.

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SabiBlack LabradorThis military dog was a part of Australian Army in Afghanistan. She was declared missing in action in September 2008 and was found 14 months later by an American soldier. She was then reunited with the Australian forces.
SamCokers SpanielThe second pet dog in the comic strip Family Circus by Bil Keene.
SamCokers SpanielThe famous Sam from the comic book series Sam & Max. Also featured in the animated TV series The Adventures of Sam & Max.
SamanthaGerman ShepherdThe pet dog from the book I am Legend that later was made into film.
Sammy Davis Jr. Jr.Border CollieFrom the book Everything Is Illuminated and later from the film with same theme.
SandyAiredaleFrom the Little Orphan Annie comics,cast on radio, in the Broadway musical Annie, and also featured in the 1982movie Annie.
Santa PawsGolden RetriverThe star in the 2009 movie Santa Buddies.
Santas Little HelperGenericThe pet dog of the Simpson family from the famous TV series The Simpsons.
SatchelFather was a Labrador Retriever, his mother a Shar PeiFeaturing in the comic strip Get Fuzzy created by Darby Conley since 1999.
ScampCokers SpanielFeatured in the animated series Lady and the Tramp II: Scamps Adventure.
Scooby-DooGreat DaneOne of the world famous cartoon characters from the comic strip Scooby-Doo that was lated made into films.
ScooperSiberian HuskyOne of several dogs in the film Snow Dogs.
ScrufftyGenericFeatured in the animated 1999 Bob the Builder TV series.
ScruffyFox TerrierWas seen in the movie and TV series The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.
SeymourGenericFeatured in the late 1990s animated TV show Futurama on the Fox Network.
SeamanNewfoundlandMeriwether Lewis’ dog who accompanied him in their famous journey.
ShadowGolden RetriverThe pet we see in the film Homeward Bound.
ShelbyGolden RetriverFeatured in the Smallville TV series that began in 2001.
ShepBorder Collie Star of the British children show Blue Peter.
ShilohBeagleStar attraction of the 1997 film Shiloh, as well as the 1999 and 2006 sequels.
ShoeshineBeagleThe civilian name of the dog star in the 2007 Underdog movie.
ShortySiberian HuskyOne of the snow dogs in the adventure film Eight Below based on the disastrous 1958 Japanese expedetion to Antartica.
SinbadMixed breedU.S. Coast Guard mascot. A book was also written based on the dog, Sinbad of the Coast Guard.
SkipJack Russell TerrierStar of the 2000 film My Dog Skip.
SlinkySlinky toyFeatured in the 1995 Disney animated movie Toy Story.
SnertGeneric Part of Dik Browne’s comic strip Hagar the Horrible.
SnitterFox TerrierFound in the 1977 book The Plague Dogs, written by Richard Adams. Made into an animated movie in 1982.
SnoopyBeagleInseparable part of the famous comic strip Peanuts since its first publication in 1950. Also found in the animated films later on.
SnowyFox TerrierCompanion of Tintin in all his adventures in the world famous comic strip by Herge.
SnuppyAfghan HoundThe first dog to be cloned.
SophieLabrador RetrieverCharacter in the comic strip Dog eat Doug created by Brian Anderson in 2004.
SounderRedbone Hound and Bulldog mixSounder is a famous book written by William H. Armstrong in 1929, which later became a famous movie and TV show from the house of Walt Disney.
SparkyGenericPet from South Park, both the movie and TV series.
SparkyBull TerrierSparky is also the name of the bull terrier in the movie Frankenweenie.
SpikeBulldogLook-alike to Snoopy from Comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schulz, but with a mustache, a thinner look and a fedora hat.
SpikeGenericAnimated dog in the Rugrats TV seris from 1990s on Nickleodeon Network.
SpikeBulldogThe papa dog in Tom and Jerry cartoon from Hanna-Barbera entertianing children and adults alike since 1940s.
SpotGenericIn the 1946 book Dick and Jane, a children’s reader series. “See Spot run” is a famous line.
Spot the DogCokers SpanielThis is the dog from the children’s book series and an animated series with the same name, popular in UK.
SpunkyGolden RetriverPet from the animated TV series Rocko’s Modern Life.
Spuds MackenzieBull TerrierFeatured in Budweiser beer advertisments since 1987.
StinkyBriard MixOne of the two pets of Dharma and Greg TV series from 1997 to 2003.
StogieGolden RetriverActed in the TV series Mission Hill originally called The Downtowners.
StrongheartGerman ShepherdHe was common dog actor in several films. One of the films was White Fang released in 1925.
StrelkaMixed breedOne of the two dogs that went to space in Sputnik 5 and returned back to earth, safely. She also had a litter of dogs, one of which was presented to Caroline Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy’s daughter, by Nikita Krushchev.
Swan Sea JackBlack RetrieverThis dog is famous for saving the lives of many people in the town of Swansea. He was awarded many prizes for his bravery including ‘Dog of the Century’ award. He lived from 1930 to 1937.
StubbyBull TerrierOne of the most renowned dogs during World War I.
SweepSpanielA puppet in the British childrens TV series The Sooty Show.

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TawnyLabrador RetrieverFamous for birthing 18 puppies in her first litter.
TigeBulldogPart of comic strip Buster Brown created by Richard Felton Outcault .
TigeBulldogThe dog that was seen in Buster Brown Shoe Company ads since 1904.
TinkerbellChihuahuaThe often photographed dog of socialite Paris Hilton who even has her memoirs printed as The Tinkerbell Hilton diaries.
TitoChihuahuaThe small dog in the 1988 animated movie Oliver and Company based on the Oliver Twist book by Charles Dickens.
TogoSiberian HuskyThe lead sled dog famous for the 1925 Serum Run to Nome (Alaska).
TotoCairn TerrierThe dog in the novel The Wonder Wizard of Oz written by L. Frank Baum. When the book was made into the famous 1939 movie, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the actor dog’s real name was Terry.
TrakrGerman ShepherdThe rescue dog which had the credit to rescue the last survivor of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Also known to have produced five cloned puppies.
TrampSchnauzer mixDog from the 1955 Disney movie, The Lady and the Tramp.
TrumanSiberian HuskyOne of the eight snow dogs in the 2006 adventure movie Eight Below.
TrustyBloodhoundOne of the dogs in the 1955 Disney film Lady and the Tramp.
TulipGerman ShepherdMain character of the book My Dog Tulip by J. R. Ackerley.The dog was the hero when the book was made into a film in 2009.

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UnderdogBeagleIn the 2007 movie Underdog. This is the screenname of the dog when it has super powers.

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VerdellBrussels GriffonThe pet, played by Jill, in the 1997 film As Good As It Gets.
VivianGenericIn the comic strip Cathy by Cathy Guisewite.
VelvetLabrador Retriever and shephard cattle mixed breedThis dog helped save the life of three climbers who got stranded on Oregon’s Mount Hood in 2007.
VincentLabrador RetrieverThe role played by Madison in the popular TV series Lost.

All Famous Dog Names – W

WallyDachshundFound in Drabble, a comic strip created by Kevin Fagan.
WeedermanGenericPart of the Mr. Boffo comic strip by Joe Martin.

Belgian Tervuren

In the British TV series EastEnders. The character’s real name is Kyte.
What-a-MessAfghan HoundThe real name of the dog was Prince Amir of Kinjan in a series of British Children books What-A-Mess written by Frank Muir and Joseph Wright. Later an animated series was made TV based on the books.
Wheely WillyChihuahuaThe paralysed dog famous for its ability to get around on wheels, later the subject of two books.
WhiteneyBlack TerrierThe star of Boston Blackie, the movie, the series and the TV show.
WildfireBull TerrierThe dog from the 1955 film It’s a Dog’s Life.
WillyGenericFeatured in Sport Billy, an animated series made for TV by Europe’s Filmation Associates in 1979.
Winn DixiePicardy ShepherdThe central character of the novel Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.
WishboneJack Russell TerrierStar of the children’s TV show Wishbone. The dog’s real name was Soccer.
WolfMixed breedThe dog in Rip Van Winkle, a 1819 short story by Washington Irving.
Won Ton TonGerman ShepherdHero of the 1976 movie Won Ton Ton-The Dog Who Saved Hollywood. The role was played by Gus.
Wonder DogYellow Labrador RetrieverStarred in Superfreinds a TV series

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YellowGolden LabradorThe pet in the 1994 film Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog.
YodelSiberian HuskyOne of the dogs in the 2002 film Snow Dogs.
Yukon KingAlaskan MalamuteFeatured in the Radio and TV show Challenge of The Yukon. Also known as Sergeant Preston of the Yukon.

All Famous Dog Names – Z

ZeroGenericThe little white dog in the comic strip Little Annie Rooney.
Zeus Portuguese PodengoThe golden dog in the 1997 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Zeus and Roxanne.
ZeusLabrador RetrieverThis dog stars in the 2009 film The Dog Who Saved Christmas.
ZipAustralian Cattle DogWe see this character in the 1995 movie Last of the Dogmen.
ZoltanDoberman PinscherWe see this fearful animal in the 1978 film Zoltan, Hound of Dracula.
ZorbaEnlish MastiffRecognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the heaviest as well as longest dog. It weighed about 343 pounds and was 8’3″ long.

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