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10 Most Popular Cartoon Dogs

These animated dogs may not be real, but they are as lovely, cute, and adorable as any dog you may happen upon in the park. Some of the best cartoon dogs—Scooby Doo, for example—not only became superstars overnight, but also made the flesh-and-bone counterparts of their breeds popular and in demand. Their celebrity status has even eclipsed that of many well-known human celebrities.

I am more of a dog person myself, and I think globally people love dogs more than any other pet or animal. This is the reason why you will find hundreds of dog characters in movies and television series but very few cat characters.

On this page, you will find the top cartoon dogs from movies, comics, and TV series who became celebrity icons.

If any of your favorite animated dogs are missing, then please let me know in comments.

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#10: Droopy McPoodle—From Tom and Jerry and Other MGM Cartoons

Description: Droopy was created by Tex Avery. He may seem a slow and lazy dog, but he outsmarts his enemies with his wit. Droopy is a very serious kind of dog, but like other animated dogs, he is adorable and can make you laugh and impress you with his intelligence at the same time. Droopy's quiet nature and funny sense of humor make him one of the best animated dogs.

Quote: "You know what? I'm happy."

Breed: Poodle

#9: Clifford the Big Red Dog from a Famous Children Book Series

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Description: From the children books of the same name (which were first published in 1963), this animated cartoon dog is a vizsla. Though vizlas are a large breed, Clifford is much larger than is typical (approximately eight meters tall, he was even shown removing the top of a lighthouse while standing, confirming his status as one of the tallest animals in cartoons). The animated TV series began airing in 2000. Clifford is very loyal dog with a heart as big as his size, and most of the trouble he gets into is due either to his size or the people he meets.

Quote: "He makes mistakes sometimes." -Emily Elizabeth (Clifford's owner)

Breed: Vizsla

#8: Lady and Tramp—Duo from Walt Disney Movie

Description: I know this is a duo—a couple and not a single dog. But they are so adorable, aren't they? Though they first appeared on the big screen more than 50 years ago, their image is still fresh in our minds. Some of the scenes—the spaghetti dinner scene, for example— are iconic, not only as great animation but as great film in general. With a story of "rich girl meets poor boy," the movie is one of my favorites, and Lady and Tramp are probably the best animated cartoon dog duos ever seen on screen.

Quote: "You see?" -Tramp

Breed: American cocker spaniel (Lady), mixed breed with schnauzer characteristics (Tramp)

#7: Brian Griffin from "The Family Guy" TV series

Description: He drinks martinis, drives a hybrid car, owns a credit card, walks on two legs, can speak, and, most importantly, plays a key role in uniting the Griffin family. He is Peter Griffin's best friend and is an ideal companion. Though Brian Griffin is relatively new to the cartoon dog world, thisFamily Guy dog has won the hearts of many.

Quote: "Yeah. You are."

Breed: Beagle

#6: Goofy—Walt Disney Cartoon

Description: Goofy is another anthropomorphic animated dog and is one of the best friends of the legendary Mickey Mouse (the other being Donald Duck). Though his original name, in the 1930s, was Dippy Dawg, followed by George Geef, or G.G, Geef, finally Disney settled on the nickname Goofy.Goofy is a funny cartoon character, though his career, like Mickey's, is on the decline.

Quote: "Yaaaaaaa-hoo-hoo-hoo-hooey!!"

Breed: Bloodhound

#5: Underdog—a Superhero Cartoon Dog

Description: The cartoon series Underdog is an anthropomorphic superhero parody of Superman. Underdog is a crime fighter who spends most of his time as Shoe Shine Boy. He eats pills to become a superhero and usually does so to save his crime reporter and love interest, Polly Purebred. One more interesting thing about Underdog is that he only speaks in rhymes. "Underdog" also has been adapted for the big screen. Underdog is one of the best animated cartoon superhero dogs.

Quote: "There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!"

Breed: In the live-action film, Underdog is played by a beagle.

#4: Odie from "Garfield"

Odie to the right of Garfield

Odie to the right of Garfield

Description: Both Garfield's victim and best friend, Odie is a not-so-clever yet adorable dog cartoon. He was adopted by Garfield's owner when he saw that Odie was lost and had no family. Garfield frequently calls Odie a moron, although Odie is simple and kindhearted. He can act stupid, but on occasion, he outsmarts Garfield and seems to take his revenge. He is a silent dog who never speaks a single word, though in a few cartoons and comic strips he is shown yelling wordlessly at Garfield.

Quote: "Hm?"

Breed: Beagle

#3: Pluto—Pet and Friend of Mickey Mouse

Pluto standing to Goofy's left

Pluto standing to Goofy's left

Description: Pet of Mickey Mouse, Pluto is a very loyal dog and one of the oldest and most famous cartoon canines, like Snoopy. He shares a name with the celestial body once known as the ninth planet of the solar system. Loyal and cute, this dog is able to win hearts even among other cartoon characters, such as the sometimes disagreeable Donald Duck.

Quote: "Bark! Bark!"

Breed: Mixed breed

#2: Scooby Doo from "Scooby Doo, Where Are You!"

Description: Scooby Doo is a legendary cartoon dog. Created By Hanna-Barbera, this Great Dane often appears to be chasing ghosts, though he is in fact running away from them. He loves Scooby Snacks and has a best friend named Shaggy. On occasion, he proves to be a brave dog and top detective, but most of the time, he hides from the ghosts and vampires he meets. He is one of the most-loved cartoon dogs to appear on film or television.

Quote: "Scooby-Dooby-Doo!"

Breed: Great Dane

#1: Snoopy from the Comic Strip "Peanuts"

Description: Who else could be the number one animated cartoon dog? Snoopy is an iconic cartoon dog who has been in our lives since the 1950s. Charlie Brown's dog is also a very good pilot and became an official mascot of aerospace safety for the Apollo Program. Snoopy is one of the best comic characters ever made.

Quote: "Keep looking up...That's the secret of life..."

Breed: Beagle

Top 10 Cartoon Dogs —Vote on (or Add) Your Favorite Cartoon Dogs

Personally, I like Scooby. Which one do you like?

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Who Is Your Favorite Cartoon Dog? Share Your Thoughts, Comments, and Suggestions or Just Say "Hi"

Abby on June 27, 2020:

What/who was the mopey little character that would walk, head down and every third step or so hop and then walk again. He was a sad little creature.

Smelly on June 08, 2020:

I have never heard of droopy Mcpoodle or Clifford the big red dog or underdog but I love scooby doo and mutely and helper

1. Mutely ( scooby doo )

2. Scooby doo

3. Helper ( Simpsons)

Latisha Rose Stevens on April 29, 2020:

Well i can't remember the name of this dog or the name of the cartoon this scene is from! The best i could do is try to drscribe what i can recall: the biege in color mangy looking rather short cartoon dog stands upright on two legs and is in his house or his owners house in the living room and he has just did a good deed and in this scene his owner is telling him what a good dog he is as he throws a treat in his direction which he catches in his mouth!! And then it happens the most hilarious scene: after he catches the treat in his mouth he yells out in delight and begins hugging himself in everyway while voicing mmmmmmm and floating up into the air as if he is working towards some climactic finale which he does we see when he his extremely loud moaning turns into an airy hum like ahhhhhhh while he mimics a leaf floating down off a tree from side to side til reaching the ground!! Does this cartoon scene of a dog sound at all familiar to anyone???

Hay TuAwl on March 24, 2020:

Has everyone forgot about Hong Kong Phooey???(sp?)

Stephen Barker on March 18, 2020:

Augie DOGGIE AND Doggie Daddy

Shea on March 15, 2020:

My favorite is Ruff Ruffman from Fetch

DougC on December 28, 2019:

Astro from the Jetson should be on this list. Along with Huckleberry Hound.

sophie on November 29, 2019:


Terry Herndon on July 14, 2019:

Huckleberry Hound

sam on June 16, 2019:

My is ethier santas little helper(The simpsons) or Astro(the jetsons

Ur mom on June 13, 2019:

Jake the Dog

Eliana Kuhse on May 27, 2019:

Courage the cowardly dog

Estabon Picet on May 15, 2019:

Love Droopy, reminds of our Attorney General...

Fritz Woznak on May 03, 2019:


Waggy on April 30, 2019:

Snowy from Tintin

valley on April 18, 2019:

clifford the big red dog

Humna bing on April 09, 2019:

Mr pickles

Erv on March 26, 2019:

Dastardly dog

alex on January 29, 2019:

i liek my singing monsters

Autumn on January 29, 2019:

COURAGE the Dog is my favorite cartoon dog.

Jan Vlasak on November 18, 2018:

Mighty Manfred from Tom Terrific

Clifford The Big Red Dog on October 17, 2018:

The Best Cartoon Dogs I Know Are:

10. Snoopy (Peanuts)

9. Santa's Little Helper (Simpsons)

8. Blue (Blue's Clues)

7. 101 Dalmatians

6. Dodger (Oliver And Company)

5. Krypto The SuperDog (Superman)

4. Lady And The Tramp

3. Copper (Fox And The Hound)

2. Hunter Dogs (Bambi)

1. ME!!! Clifford The Big Red Dog!!

David Marconett on August 26, 2018:

I like Mr. Peabody. But also Gromit from "Wallace and Gromit"

TeDon on August 08, 2018:

Alex from Stroh's & Spuds McKenzie

TeDon on August 08, 2018:

Ren from ren and Stimpy

Precious Pup on July 07, 2018:

His laugh is classic!

Michaela on April 18, 2018:


doggie days on December 08, 2017:

patch 101 dalmations

ddd on October 19, 2017:

doggy daddy

Hello on September 16, 2017:

Brian griffin is my dads name and meg griffin is my moms. Yes. Those are they're real names

Anne on July 14, 2017:

Here's my favorite cartoon dogs :

1. Snoopy (peanuts)

2.Scooby Doo (Scooby Doo

, where are you?)

3. Courage (Courage the cowardly dog)

4. Odie ( Garfield)

5. Blue ( Blues clues)

6. Huckleberry Hound

7. Snowy ( Tintin)

8. Ren ( Ren & Stimpy)

9. Jake ( adventure time )

10. Astro (the Jetsons)

11. Santa's little helper ( the Simpsons)

12. Spike (Tom & Jerry)

P. S: what if you make '10 most popular cartoon cat? It's awsome and cute!

Boom on April 27, 2017:

Goofy is funny but he is a cow look it up lol him and clara being a thing lol

anonymous on June 18, 2013:

BRIAN GRIFFIN! He and Stewie are the best duo of any TV series.

made4you lm on April 09, 2013:

How about Mr Peabody in Rocky and Bullwinkle?!

thegrowlinggour on August 11, 2012:

Scooby is my favorite! Squid-Like!

GRM on May 10, 2012:

Bolt is my favorite.

freyalou on December 26, 2011:

Love your lens! What-A-Mess was always my favourite cartoon dog, I read the books over and over when I was a kid. :)

anonymous on November 26, 2011:

Isn't Droopy actually a Basset Hound?

Michelle from Central Ohio, USA on November 25, 2011:

Great lens...Scooby would be my number 1 but Snoopy wouldn't be far behind at number 2.

Aleayah on September 01, 2011:

LOve! Love your lens!

TrainMyPitbull on August 06, 2011:

You know pit bulls rule!! Enjoyed your lens

CumparaturiOnline on May 31, 2011:

I love Courage the cowardly dog. It's awesome! :)

Kyetsu on May 15, 2011:

Rude dog?!? Ren Hoek?!? Oh, the memories! Great lens!

anonymous on May 15, 2011:

Sweet lens! I love dogs! My dogs, other people's dogs, cartoon dogs....

Thanks for including Droopy on the list--I always loved Droopy. And Huckleberry Hound!

Thanks for the fun memories.

I-sparkle on May 15, 2011:

I loved this lens. You brought back some great childhood favorite cartoon memories.

akumar46 lm on May 15, 2011:

I love cartoons and Scooby Doo is my favorite.

greenreviews on April 18, 2011:

Nice lens, One of my favorite cartoon dogs is Charles B. Barkin from All Dogs Go to Heaven

iMobino on April 02, 2011:

Good work .Keep it up ...

Karnel from Lower Mainland of BC on April 02, 2011:

I love lady and the tramp, great lens loved it

Stacy Fordham on April 02, 2011:

I think Droopy is cool.

piplaw lm on March 24, 2011:

I love scooby dooby doooooooooo! But where is scrappy!

sebastian1234 on March 23, 2011:

scoobydoo is my favorite, nice lens

Cardtouche on March 16, 2011:

Nice lens! I don't think they translated Scooby doo well to film - he's not so animated now in more ways than one- I dread to think what they'll do to Scrappy-doo next! What about Lady and the Tramp? They should get a mention too...

Fairbiz on February 15, 2011:

Great Lens, I like Scooby Doo..

JublyJem on February 15, 2011:

Spike from Tom & Jerry is my fav! great lense!

pcgamehardware on February 05, 2011:

Great lens, I love Underdog.

DaddyGee on February 03, 2011:

Nice lens. I love dogs whether real or cartoon.

beerhead on January 04, 2011:

Ilike all of these cartoon dogs. nice lens!

anonymous on December 25, 2010:

Yep, Goofy is funny, but I like Snoopy too.