Famous Dog Names : All Names From “A – B”

It’s fun to use famous dog names when naming your own dog. With canine stars from TV, Movies, Politics, Books and Comic Strips, there are more than 400 exciting possibilities. Maybe your dog will make the list, too!

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 dogs are only famous because we make them so. 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 A and B famous dog names, only. Jump to anywhere in the list by clicking on the letters below.

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

Famous Dog Names Dog Breed Why Dog is Famous
Abraham Chihuahua Psychotic asthma-hound character in Nickelodeon animated show, Ren & Stimpy.
Ace German Shepherd Canine movie star from 1938 to 1946.
Ace Hart German Shepherd Featured in the animated series Dog City from 1992 to 1995.
Adam Fink Andriod Dog The robot accompanion of Jack in the comic strip The Adventures of Captain Jack.
Adjutant Labrador This gun dog as per The Guiness Book of World Records, Revised Ed., 1966, this was the oldest dog ever.
Adolph Dachshund A 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.
Adolph Doberman Featured in 1986 movie Ruthless People. Was Sam’s dog which was bought to eat Muffy.
Adonis English Setter This famous dog received the AKC registration #1.
Agent 11 Bullmastiff Featured in 2001 movie See Spot Run. The dog is also known as Spot.
Aibe Wolfhound History says that King Connacht of Ireland paid 6,000 cows for the dog in the 1100s.
Al Female mutt Character in 1993 movie Hocus Pocus.
Alan Neapolitan Mastiff Appeared in Babe 2: Pig in the City in 1998.
Albie Mutt Ellie Mae’s dog in the first season of popular TV show The Beverly Hillbillies.
Alex Golden Retriver The 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.
Algonquin Poodle Left to Elvira by her grandmother in the 1988 movie Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
Ambrosius Old English Sheepdog Canine movie star from the 1986 fantasy movie Labyrinth. Voiced by Percy Edwards.
Andretti Andretti The junkyard dog in the 1993 movie Leprochaun.
Andromeda German Shepherd The dog in the 1961 movie The Parent Trap.
Angus Bulldog Character of 1997 movie Mr. Magoo.
Andy St. Bernard From the comic strip Mark Trail, this character is the faithful companion of Mark Trail.
Antonio Pug Mimi’s dog in The Drew Carey Show from 1995 to 1999.
Apollo and Zeus Doberman Pinschers The highly trained dogs that gourd “Robin’s Nest,” the home of Thomas Magnum, the hero of the hit 1980 TV series, Magnum, P.I. One of my favorite shows on the famous dog names list. Magnum drove a Ferrari 308 GTS. Loved that car.
Argus Irish Red and White Setter Famous for the movie Familiar Strangers in 2007.
Arlo Irish Setter Found in several works of Erma Bombeck.
Ashley Whippet The champion Frisbee catching dog in half-time shows. Won three Canine Frisbee Disc World Championships.
Asta (aka “Skippy”) Wire Haired Terrier Canine movie star in the 1930s; starred in The Thin Man movies and TV series in 1950s.
Astro Great Dane This pet of Jetsons originally debuted in Hanna-Barbera TV series gained more success in 1980s.
Augie Doggie Dachshund Hanna-Barbera cartoon character; son of “Doggy Daddy,” Augie’s father; starred in The Quick Draw McGraw Show .
Axelrod Basset Hound Appeared in advertisments for Flying “A” Service Station in 1960s.
Famous Dog Names – B Dog Breed Why Dog is Famous
Baby Face Nelson Doberman Pinscher Famous for the 1972 movie The Doberman Gang.
Balto Siberian Husky Found in the animated movie Balto based on a true story.
Bandit Border Collie The second dog from the TV series Little House on the Prairie that ran from 1977 to 1983.
Barfy Labrador Retriever The first family dog of comic strip Family Circus by Bill Keene.
Barkley Terrier Played the title role of the TV show Meego in 1997.
Barky Marky Bull Dog The dog in the park in Warner Bros animated TV show Tiny Toons. The dog liked to play ball all the time.
Barnard’s Tom Boston terrier The very early ancestor of the Boston Terrier breed.
Barney Scottish Terrier This male Scottish Terrier was referred as “First Dog,”owned by former U.S. President George W. Bush.
Barry St. Bernard This highly trained mountain rescue dog was world wide famous and earned fame for saving more than 40 lives in his lifetime.
(“Mr. Bascomb”)
Great Dane The dog belonging to the character Malcom Smith in the comedy movie Holywood or Bust with stars Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin.
Baskerville Hound The nameless dog that haunts the Baskervilles in Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous Sherlock Holmes mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Bat Hound Hound The alter ego of the dog Ace in the famous comic strip Batman.
Batty Weimaraner Pet of photographer William Wegman in Sesame Street, the TV Show.
Baxter Bull Terrier The 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.
Bear Australian Cattle Dog Part of the movie Crimson Tide released in 1995.
Beaseley Dogue de Bordeaux The dog that played the role of Hooch in Turner and Hooch.
Beau Siberian Husky Gus, the lead dog of Will Stoneman in Iron Will.
Beauregard Bloodhound This dog is famous as the dog in Pogo, a daily comic strip by Walt Kelly that ran during the period 1948-1975.
Beagle Beagle Name of one of the dogs owned by 36th U.S. President, Lyndon B. Johnson.
Beautiful Joe Mongrel A famous character in the novel, Beautiful Joe: The True Story of a Brave Dog.
Blanco White Collie Another dog of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Boston Beans Bulldog One of the dogs owned by the 30th U.S. President, Calvin Coolidge.
Beauty Afghan Hound Barbie Doll’s pet. One of the most famous characters on the famous dog names list. No, Barbie is not a real person.
Beethoven St. Bernard This dog earned fame for an animated Television series from 1994-95 which was aired for one season.
Beethoven St. Bernard Featured in Beethoven movies produced in the 1990s and 2000s.
Bella Labrador Retriever mix Arguably, the oldest dog that ever lived on the earth.
Belka Mixed Breed One of the space dogs abroad Sputnik 5 who returned safely to Earth.
Belvedere Generic The famous cartoon character created by Nat Greenwood and George Crenshaw. The Belvedere comic strip was published between 1962 and 1995.
Benji Terrier mix This was a reputed dog actor during 1960-1970s.He is highly remembered for his 14 years in show business.Certainly one of the most famous amoung famous dog names.
Big Ben Fox Terrier One of the favorite pets of Herbert Hoover, the 31st U.S. President.
Big Mo Golden Retriever Appearning in the advertisment for Alpo dog food from the year 2005.
Bingo Collie mix The cool dog in the movie Bingo.
Bingo Generic Cracker Jacks model shares its name with the famous movie character Bingo.
Bitsy Generic The dog in the comic strip Marvin created by Tom Armstrong.
Black Jack Mixed Breed Pet of legendary U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. One of my favorite people on the famous dog names list.
Blood Mixed breed The role played by the dog named Tiger in the movie A Boy and His Dog.
Blue Generic The blue colored dog in the Nickelodeon series Blue Clues. One of my kids’ favorite shows on the famous dog names list.
Bo Portuguese Water Dog The pet of the first family of United States, the President Barack Obama family.
Bobbie Scotch Collie This dog travled 2,800 miles to Oregon to get back to its master.
Bobby Skye Terrier The dog featured in the movie and book of the same name, Greyfriars Bobby, was the pet of John Gray, a policeman in Edinburgh.
Bodger Bull Terrier This is a famous character in childern’s book The Incredible Journey written by Sheila Burnford in 1961.
Bolivar St. Bernard The dog in the famous Disney comic strip Donald Duck. No, I don’t have a famous duck names list, only famous dog names.
Bolt Generic The title character of the 2008 animation, Bolt.
Boomer Mixed breed Terrier The mixed breed terrier is a famous character in TV adventure drama series, Here’s Boomer. First aired in 1980.
Boomer Generic Poncho’s best friend in the Paul Gilligan comic strip Pooch Cafe.
Brandon Golden Retriver A regular member of the TV series Punky Brewster in the 1980s.
Brian Generic The dog in the animation TV show Family Guy.
Brinkley Golden Retriver The pet we find in the romantic film, You’ve Got Mail.
Bruno Large generic hound The large dog in the animated movie Les Triplettes de Belleville or The Triplets of Belleville.
Bruno Bloodhound The dog in the 1950 animated Cinderella movie.
Brutus Great Dane Featured in the movie, The Ugly Dachshund.
Buck St. Bernard Found in Jack London’s book Call of the Wild which was later made into a film.
Buck Alaskan Malamute One of the dogs in the movie Eight Below based on the disastrous Antartic expedetion from Japan in 1950s. This is one of my favorite movies on the famous dog names list.
Buckles Generic The title role in the comic strip Buckles created by David Gilbert
Buddy German Shepherd This 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.
Buddy Labrador Retriever Pet of another U.S. President family. This pet of the Clinton family died in a car accident.
Bullet German Shepherd This highly trained German Shepherd was star in The Roy Rogers Show, an American TV series in 1951-1957.
Bullseye Bull Terrier Pet in the 1938 novel Oliver Twist. Also found in the movie based on the same novel.

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