10 Most Popular Cartoon Dogs

Updated on December 28, 2016

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

Droopy McPoodle
Droopy McPoodle | Source

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 | Source

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

Lady and Tramp
Lady and Tramp | Source

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

Brian Griffin
Brian Griffin | Source

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

Goofy | Source

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

Underdog | Source

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 | Source

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 | Source

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!"

Scooby Doo
Scooby Doo | Source

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"

Snoopy | Source

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

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      Latisha Rose Stevens 

      5 weeks ago

      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???

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      Hay TuAwl 

      2 months ago

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

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      Stephen Barker 

      2 months ago

      Augie DOGGIE AND Doggie Daddy

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      2 months ago

      My favorite is Ruff Ruffman from Fetch

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      5 months ago

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

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      Terry Herndon 

      10 months ago

      Huckleberry Hound

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      11 months ago

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

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      Ur mom 

      11 months ago

      Jake the Dog

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      Eliana Kuhse 

      12 months ago

      Courage the cowardly dog

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      Estabon Picet 

      12 months ago

      Love Droopy, reminds of our Attorney General...

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      Fritz Woznak 

      13 months ago


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      13 months ago

      Snowy from Tintin

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      13 months ago

      clifford the big red dog

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      Humna bing 

      14 months ago

      Mr pickles

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      14 months ago

      Dastardly dog

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      16 months ago

      i liek my singing monsters

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      16 months ago

      COURAGE the Dog is my favorite cartoon dog.

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      Jan Vlasak 

      18 months ago

      Mighty Manfred from Tom Terrific

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      Clifford The Big Red Dog 

      19 months ago

      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!!

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      David Marconett 

      21 months ago

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

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      22 months ago

      Alex from Stroh's & Spuds McKenzie

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      22 months ago

      Ren from ren and Stimpy

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      Precious Pup 

      23 months ago

      His laugh is classic!

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      2 years ago


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      doggie days 

      2 years ago

      patch 101 dalmations

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      2 years ago

      doggy daddy

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      2 years ago

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

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      2 years ago

      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!

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      3 years ago

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

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      6 years ago

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

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      made4you lm 

      7 years ago

      How about Mr Peabody in Rocky and Bullwinkle?!

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      7 years ago

      Scooby is my favorite! Squid-Like!

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      8 years ago

      Bolt is my favorite.

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      8 years ago

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

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      8 years ago

      Isn't Droopy actually a Basset Hound?

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      8 years ago from Central Ohio, USA

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

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      8 years ago

      LOve! Love your lens!

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      8 years ago

      You know pit bulls rule!! Enjoyed your lens

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      9 years ago

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

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      9 years ago

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

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      9 years ago

      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.

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      9 years ago

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

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      akumar46 lm 

      9 years ago

      I love cartoons and Scooby Doo is my favorite.

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      9 years ago

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

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      9 years ago

      Good work .Keep it up ...

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      9 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      I love lady and the tramp, great lens loved it

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      Stacy Fordham 

      9 years ago

      I think Droopy is cool.

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      piplaw lm 

      9 years ago

      I love scooby dooby doooooooooo! But where is scrappy!

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      9 years ago

      scoobydoo is my favorite, nice lens

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      9 years ago

      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...

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      9 years ago

      Great Lens, I like Scooby Doo..

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      9 years ago

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

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      9 years ago

      Great lens, I love Underdog.

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      9 years ago

      Nice lens. I love dogs whether real or cartoon.

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      9 years ago

      Ilike all of these cartoon dogs. nice lens!

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      9 years ago

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


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