14 Famous Cartoon Dogs of All Time

For most people, the most awesome years of their lives were spent in front of the TV with their siblings, cousins and/or friends, lounging in their PJ’s all day long. Oh, and the stars on TV? Animated characters that were either cutely or weirdly drawn, sometimes a combination of the two, stirring their audience’s imagination with their out of this world shenanigans. Today at AmazingDoggies.com, we bring you 14 of the most famous cartoon dogs of all time.


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Droopy (Droopy)

Droopy is an anthropomorphic dog who got his name from his distinct droopy face. His signature look is complemented by his signature drawl and characteristic deadpan delivery of punchlines. Droopy proved to be so entertaining that he received an Oscar nomination in 1957.


Dino (The Flintstones)

Okay, before you launch into an argument about how Dino is a dinosaur and not a dog, hear me out. Yes, he is a dinosaur with characteristics similar with that of a theropod and a prosauropod, but he actually plays the role of the family dog and even has a dog house of his own. He does what most dogs does: shower his humans with wet kisses, protect them from danger and fetch Fred his slippers. I don’t think any of the creatures from Jurassic Park who can do that!


Huckleberry Hound (The Huckleberry Hound Show)

Huckleberry Hound is what you would consider an underdog. He keeps failing at anything he does whether it is being a dogcatcher, a scientist, or a cop. Still, he never loses his fighting spirit and just keeps forging on. He has a distinct Southern drawl that would make you recognize it’s him even if you had your back on the TV, especially when he signs “Clementine”.


Astro (The Jetsons)

Astro is the dog of the futuristic family, the Jetsons. He is an above-average dog with a superior command of the English language and vocabulary. That, however,  is complemented by an adorable handicap, an excessive use of the letter “r” when talking. “Ruh-roh, Reorge (uh-oh, George)!” is one of his catchphrases.


K-9 (Looney Tunes)

K-9 is a dog from outerspace, Mars to be specific, owned by gentle villain Marvin the Martian. Although he is supposed to serve his alien master, it often appears that he has control and superiority over the quiet and evil Marvin. He is tasked to bring doom to the Earth but is often sidetracked when he is attacked with tickles.


Odie (Garfield and Friends)

Odie plays second fiddle to Garfield, with the lazy cat often impugning him for not being smart enough. It may just be a ploy though because there was a time when he read Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” when his human parent Jon and his best friend/nemesis Garfield were away. Odie is a mix of dachshund and terrier, but Garfield argues that he is a “purebred clown”.


Santa’s Little Helper (The Simpsons)

Like most stories of dog adoption in real life, Santa’s Little Helper found the Simpsons after he was abandoned by his human for losing the greyhound race. He is like most dogs where he chews on furniture and other valuable things around the home. Because of that, Santa’s Little Helper gets thrown out of the house from time to time.The family misses him every time though so he still makes it back anyway.


Hector (Looney Tunes)

Hector is not a major Looney character but he has endeared his way to the hearts of the audience for the unwavering care and protection he gives Tweety Bird against the scheming Sylvester.


Blue (Blue’s Clues)

Probably every kid and every parent of this generation know Blue, who is almost a fixture in a day of every growing child.  Blue, together with her friends, sharpens children’s minds by giving them puzzles and, of course, clues.


Goofy (Mickey Mouse Friends)

Goofy made his TV debut in 1932 in the cartoon, “Mickey’s Revue”. His defining attributes have basically stayed the same over the years, his goofy grin, tall hat and catchphrases, “gawrsh!” and “ah-yuck!” Goofy can be clumsy oftentimes although he does manage to surprise everyone with his critical reasoning at times when it’s needed the most.


Brian Griffin (Family Guy)

Brian Griffin has strong human attributes, which make him more of an actual family member than a pet. He is a struggling writer with a vocabulary that is better than all members of the household combined, minus Stewie, of course. The anthropomorphic dog has strong opinions and an even stronger forbidden crush on Lois. The whole TV world mourned the death of this well-loved canine in season 12  and predictably rejoiced when he was brought back to life after 2 episodes.


Pluto (Mickey Mouse and Friends)

Pluto is the oldest dog in the list, having made his first TV appearance in 1930. Just like the planet Pluto, the lovable yellow-orange dog has also had issues with his identity when he was renamed from Rover to Pluto, which unconfirmed reports claim was inspired by the discovery of the planet. While the planet had changed from a planet to a non-planet to a dwarf planet over the decades, Pluto the Pup has remained the same adorable and cheerful dog with lots of different adventures.


Snoopy (Peanuts)

Snoopy is a sweet, well-mannered and introspective dog. He has high hopes for himself, quite literally actually as he aspires to be a pilot. Another dream of his is to be a writer, which is why he is often seen with a typewriter on top of his dog house. He has made a best friend out of Woodstock, a yellow bird who always hangs out with him, and is his constant companion in his adventures, triumphs, and failures.


Scooby-Doo (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!)

Out of luck or misfortune, Scooby-Doo has the most exciting adventures; from solving hair-raising mysteries to chasing criminals to hunting down ghosts. He always tags along with his best friend Shaggy’s gang in their trademark white-green van.

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