10 Most Popular Cartoon Dogs
Best Animated 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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Top 10 Cartoon Dogs
My 10 favorite cartoon dogs are below:
#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."
#9: Clifford the Big Red Dog from a Famous Children Book Series
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)
#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."
#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.
#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"
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.
#3: Pluto—Pet and Friend of Mickey Mouse
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.
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..."
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