Gallery of Famous Cartoon Dog Characters Over The Years

A little intro first… It goes without saying that as we grow older, we tend to reflect back on those things in our lives that influenced and shaped us in our childhood and adolescence – movies, music, television, advertisements, books, games and toys, and of course our family, friends, school and the people around us. Over the years  most of us were exposed to a sensory overload of images – a lot of which kept us entertained , especially when we were bored, for hours on end. Case in point here are those childhood memories of those cartoons  we watched on Saturday mornings and after-school – and it’s kind of amazing how many of these stuck in our sub-conscience minds over long periods of time.

So with that being said… The focus on this particular post is on our beloved,  faithful canine companions and  friends that we welcomed into our homes each week. There should be quite a few familiar faces here that all generations can relate to, at least to American TV audiences, from the 1940’s through the present. I’m sure there are some of these that you may still enjoy from time to time as you catch them in reruns, syndication or special programs that feature “a look back into pop culture”. I’m sure you’ll recognize somefamous-cartoon-dogs-jury-for-michael-vick favorites here. The following gallery captures the majority of those that really stood out over the years. Many of these can be traced back to the early days of television (1940’s), (a few are even currently on the air). Some evolved from movies, others from the comic strips and funny pages (with many of these dating back to the 1920’s-1930’s). Many classic Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Brothers, MGM, Terrytunes, Nicktoons, Looney Tunes, etc.

More often than not, when a cartoon character is in it’s concept and design stages, there usually is a sidekick, many of which are the ever loving and faithful canine companion. Many of these concepts are inspired by “reality” and past real-life experiences. Few adventures in the animation industry are ever complete without these fictional dogs, who have been around for nearly a century. Several of these famous cartoon dogs are legends because they personify the most important characteristics of a loyal, trustworthy and affectionate friend, which is what most dogs tend to be. Some of them are actually heroes cartoon-dogs-being-walked-on-leashesthemselves and battle evil elements to save the world or at least their unsuspecting master. Quite a few of these famous canine critters make us laugh with their irreverent, quirky, unique styles, which we never seem to get tired of as the years go by. Hopefully, this will be a ‘refresher’ for many of your (sometimes forgotten) favorites over time. Enjoy 🙂

See how many of these bring back fond childhood memories….. national-dog-day-button

How many of these do you remember?

Which ones are your favorites?

Who did I miss that you remember?

Let me know at the bottom of this post!

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* This post is still being updated as time permits…

Lots of new pics added 2/26/10

Even more new pics added 1/12/12

Updated and overhauled again 1/29/17 with lots of new additions as well as a few corrections 

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Gallery of Famous Cartoon Dogs

And here they are ….. alphabetically ….. to make it easier for you to find & share

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101 Dalmations

(featuring Pongo, Perdita and some of their 101 pups)

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All Dogs Go To Heaven

(featuring Anne-Marie with Charlie B. Barkin, “Itchy” Dachshund, Carface Caruthers, Killer & Flo)

Astro

(from the The Jetsons)

Auggie Doggie & Doggie Daddy

Balto & Jenna

(from the movie Balto)

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Bandit

(from Johnny Quest)

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Barfy

(from The Family Circus)

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Barky Marky

(from Tiny Toon Adventures)

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Barnyard Dawg (aka George P. Dog)

(archenemy of Foghorn Leghorn)

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Beagle Boys

(from Duck Tales)

(A Beagle family photo from DuckTales – from left to right: Burger, Baggy, Bouncer, Bigtime, Ma Beagle, Bugle, Bankjob, and Babyface)

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Beegle Beagle

(from The Great Grape Ape)

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Beethoven

(from the animated cartoon series)

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Belvedere

(from the popular comic strip)

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Big Dog & Little Dog

(from 2 Stupid Dogs)

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Bill The Cocker Spaniel

(from Boule & Bill comic strip)

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Bingo (with Sailor Jack)

(the dog mascot from Cracker Jacks)

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Bitsy

(from the Marvin comic strip)

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Blue

(from Blue’s Clues)

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Bolivar (Bornworthy)

(Donald Duck’s dog)

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Bolt

(from the Disney film Bolt)

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Brain

(from Inspector Gadget)

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Brandy

(from Brandy & Mr. Whiskers)

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Brian Griffin

(from Family Guy)

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 Buckles

(from the self-titled comic strip)

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Bumper

(from The Middletons comic strip)

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Buttons (with Mindy)

(from The Animaniacs)

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Cat-Dog

(??)

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Charlie B. Barkin (with Anne-Marie)

(from All Dogs Go To Heaven)

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Charlie Dog

(from Looney Tunes)

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Chief

(from The Fox & The Hound)

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Chip The Dog

(original mascot from Cookie Crisp Cereal)

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Chopper & Yakky Doodle

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Cleo

(from Clifford The Big Red Dog)

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Clifford The Big Red Dog (with Emily)

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Clifford The Big Red Dog

(with Emily Elizabeth, T-Bone & Cleo)

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Copper (the pup) (with Tod)

(from The Fox & The Hound)

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Courage The Cowardly Dog

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Daisy The Dog

(from the Blondie comic strip)

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Dawg

(from the comic strip Hi & Lois)

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Deputy Dawg

(from Terrytoons)

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Der Weiner Dog  (Der Weinersnitzel)

(old Der Weinersnitzel Restaurant mascot from the 1960’s)

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Dinky Dog

(from the comics)

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Dogbert

(from the comic strip Dilbert)

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Dogmatix

(from the Asterix comic series)

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Dogtanian & the Three Muskehounds

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Dollar The ‘Dollarmation’

(from the comic strip Richie Rich)

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Droopy Dog & Dribble

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Dug the Dog

(from Up the Disney Movie)

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Duke the dog

(from Captain N: The Gamemaster)

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Dukey the Talkative Dog

(from Johnny Test)

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Dum Dum (the dog)

(from the old Touché Turtle cartoon)

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Dynomutt – Dog Wonder

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Family Dog

(from the TV series)

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Fifi

(from The Rugrats)

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Fred Bassett

(from the iconic British comic strip)

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Fuzz

(from the Ziggy comic strip)

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Goofy

(Disney)

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Gromit

(from Wallace & Gromit)

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Hector The Bulldog

(from Looney Tunes)

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Hong Kong Phooey

(secret alter ego of Penrod “Penry” Pooch)

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Hot Dog

(Jughead’s companion from Archie comics)

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Huckleberry Hound

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The Hunter (crime-fighting bloodhound detective)

(from The King & Odie)

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Itchiford “Itchy” Dachshund

(from All Dogs Go To Heaven)

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Jake The Dog

(from Adventure Time)

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Jasper T. Jowls

(from Chuck E. Cheese)

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Jock

(from Lady & The Tramp)

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Josef

(from Heidi)

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K9

(loyal companion of Marvin The Martian)

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Kipper the Dog

(from the children’s book series)

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Kyrpto The Superdog

(from Superman fame)

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Lady & The Tramp

(in reverse order :P)

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Ladybird

(from King of the Hill)

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Loyal Heart Dog

(from Care Bears)

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Lucky (the Alpha Dog)

(from Pound Puppies)

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Manfred the Wonder Dog

(with Tom Terrific)

(from Captain Kangaroo)

 

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Marc Antony (dog)

(from Marc Antony & Pussyfoot)

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Marmaduke

(from the iconic comic strip)

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Martha

(from Martha Speaks)

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Max

(from Little Mermaid)

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Max Goof

(Goofy’s Son from Goof Troop)

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Max the Dog

(from How The Grinch Stole Christmas)

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McGruff the Crime Dog

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Meaney The Junkyard Dog

(from Fraidy Cat cartoon series)

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Mooch

(from Lady & The Tramp)

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Mr. Peabody

(from Mr. Peabody & Sherman)

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Mumbly

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Muttley

(from Dastardly & Muttley)

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Nana (the St. Bernard)

(from Peter Pan)

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Nipper (Terrier)

The legendary logo that dates way back to the late 1800’s of the company which evolved into RCA, The iconic image of a mixed fox/bull terrier, Nipper, looking into a phonograph became an international symbol of quality and excellence for the Victor Talking Machine Company

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Odie

(from Garfield fame)

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Oliver & Company (group pic)

(includes 6 dogs plus Oliver the Cat)

(featuring Dodger, Tito, Einstein, Francis, Rita, Georgette)

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Otto the dog

(from the iconic comic strip Beetle Bailey)

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Pluto

(Disney)

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Polly Purebread

(from Underdog)

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Porkchop

(from Doug)

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Pound Puppies

(featuring the adventures of Lucky, Niblet, Cookie, Squirt & Strudel)

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Precious Pupp

(from The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel cartoon)

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Puff the Dog

(from The Proud Family)

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Ren (the Chihuahua)

(from Ren & Stimpy)

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Roger

(from Bobby’s World)

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Roscoe

(from Pickles comic strip)

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Ruff

(from Dennis The Menace comic strip)

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Ruff & Reddy (the dog)

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Ruff Ruffman

(the dog host of the kids game show ‘Fetch’)

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Runt

(from The Animaniacs)

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Sam Sheepdog

(from Ralph Wolf & Sam Sheepdog)

(originated in the late 50’s / Warner Brothers cartoon)

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Santa’s Little Helper

(from The Simpsons)

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Satchel Pooch

(from Get Fuzzy comic strip)

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Scooby Doo

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Scrappy Doo

(from Scooby Doo)

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Shamus (the dog)

(from Q.T. Hush)

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Slinky The Dog

(from Toy Story)

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Smedley

(from Chilly Willy & Smedley)

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Snoopy  (aka Joe Cool 🙂

(from Peanuts fame)

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Snoopy

(in pursuit of The Red Baron)

(from Peanuts fame)

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Snowy

(from The Adventures of Tintin)

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Snuffles

(from Quick Draw McGraw)

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Sparky

(from South Park)

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Spike The Bulldog & Chester The Terrier

(from Looney Tunes)

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Spike & Tyke

(from Tom & Jerry)

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Spot The Dog

(from the childrens book series)

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Sprocket

(from Fraggle Rock)

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Spunky

(from Rocko’s Modern Life)

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Tige the Dog

(from the old Buster Brown Shoes ads)

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UnderDog

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Winston

(from Hector Heathcote)

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Woofer & Wimper, Dog Detectives

(from Clue Club cartoon)

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Yippee, Yappee & Yahooey

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Yowp Yowp

(from Yogi Bear)

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Gallery of Famous Cartoon Cat Characters Over The Years

 

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just-added-logoBONUS SECTION:

Here are a few more different kinds of animated ‘dog’ mascots …..

 

Dancing Hot Dog

(well known advertising logo from old drive-in movie theatres reminding audiences to be sure to visit the snack bar during intermission time)

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Weinersnitzel Hot Dogs

(animated running dog from Weinersnitzel Restaurant claiming to catch the “most wanted dog” shown on TV commercials)

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