List of individual dogs
This is an incomplete list of famous dogs.
- Axelrod, Basset Hound – appeared in commercials and print ads for Flying "A" Service Station advertisements in the 1960s.
- Cheeka, a Pug who appeared in the popular "You & I" advertising campaign of Hutch's cellular service in India, along with the child actor Jayaram.
- Gidget, a female Chihuahua, was featured in a Taco Bell advertising campaign as the "Taco Bell Chihuahua." She also played the role of Bruiser's mother in Legally Blonde 2.
- Honey Tree Evil Eye, a female Bull Terrier, was known as Spuds MacKenzie in her role as the Budweiser spokes-dog.
- Banjo, portrayed "Alex", an Irish Setter/Golden Retriever mix and star of Stroh's beer advertising in the 1980s. Also mentioned by Tone Lōc in his runaway hit single Funky Cold Medina.
- Paddington, a Golden Retriever "professional stand-in, and stunt double" portrays the real Duke Bush (Duffy "Duke" of Castlebury) at promotional events and in commercials for Bush's Best Baked Beans. Duke stars in the commercials, where the dog's owner, Jay Bush (president of the company) pleads for the dog to maintain the secret family recipe. The punchline occurs when the dog states: "Roll that beautiful bean footage."
- Ace the Wonder Dog, appeared in numerous films and serials in the 1930s and 1940s.
- Beasley, a Dogue de Bordeaux, starred in the film Turner & Hooch.
- Ben (II), a Golden Retriever, has appeared in many films. His characters included Shadow in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, William in Maybe Baby, Rusty in Purely Belter and Messenger in Made in Hong Kong.
- Blair, a Collie, the first dog screen star, starring in Rescued by Rover in 1905.
- Buddy, a Golden Retriever, starred in the 1997 film Air Bud but died from cancer a year later. He also played Comet on the TV series Full House.
- Buck starred in Call of the Wild. The dogs breed varies amongst iterations of book, movies, and television shows.
- Cosmo, a Jack Russell Terrier from Beginners.
- D. J., a Siberian Husky, played the roles of Demon in Snow Dogs and Max in Eight Below
- Higgins, played the leading role of Benji in the movie of the same name and had a role on the TV series Petticoat Junction.
- Jean, the Vitagraph Dog, screen's first leading canine to have her name in the film title; starred in movies from 1908 to 1913.
- Jed, (1977 – June 1995) Appeared in The Thing, The Journey of Natty Gann and White Fang.
- Kuma, has been seen in several movies, including the short film Saving Angelo.
- Koko, a red Australian Kelpie, played Red Dog in the 2011 film adaptation based on the novel of the same name.
- Lady, the name of the Basenji dog in the movie Goodbye, My Lady.
- Max, a Jack Russell Terrier, played Milo, Jim Carrey's faithful and intelligent dog in the 1994 movie The Mask.
- Mushroom, a dog who starred as the Peltzer family dog in Gremlins.
- Moonie, a Chihuahua, played the role of Elle Woods' tiny dog Bruiser in Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2.
- Moose and his son Enzo in My Dog Skip.
- Mother Teresa, a Newfoundland dog and the major canine character in the movie Must Love Dogs
- Pard, a mutt with a crippled foreleg, stars with Jack Pickford and Marguerite De La Motte in 1919's In Wrong for Vitagraph. Pard does tricks in the film.
- Pal, a Collie, played Lassie in the movie Lassie Come Home (based on the novel by Eric Knight)
- Pete the Pup, appeared in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) series.
- Rin Tin Tin (1918–1932), an internationally famous German Shepherd Dog actor who starred in many silent films and a few sound films. His descendants carried on in film, radio and television roles.
- Skippy, a wire haired fox terrier who, among other roles in 1930s films, played Asta in The Thin Man film and sequels.
- Strongheart, also known as Etzel von Oeringen, was the first German Shepherd Dog with name-above-the-title billing in a film. He starred in an adaptation of White Fang, released in 1925, and The Return of Boston Blackie, released in 1927.
- Sure Grip's Rattler, an American Bulldog, played the role of Chance in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.
- Sykes, star of several films, adverts and TV series.
- Tango, a Golden Retriever, stars as Bailey in the film Bailey's Billion$.
- Terry, a Cairn Terrier, played Toto in the 1939 movie adaptation The Wizard of Oz.
- Uggie, a Jack Russell Terrier, played Jack in the 2011 film The Artist and Queenie in the film Water for Elephants.
- Zimbo the dog, played Homo the Wolf in the 1928 American silent film The Man Who Laughs directed by the German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni
- Zip, a Blue Heeler Australian Cattle Dog famous for his role in the 1995 film Last of the Dogmen. Zip's character is named Zip and has a touching storyline many viewers remember.
- "Beauregard the Wonder Dog", appeared regularly though unspectacularly on Hee Haw.
- Beejay, a German Shepherd Dog, was the first Rex on Inspector Rex.
- Bernadette portrayed the Basset Hound "Cleo" in the 1950s TV series The People's Choice
- Blaze, Jr., called JR, a German Shepherd Dog who played Rin Tin Tin in the 1950s TV show The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.
- Buddy, a Golden Retriever, who played Comet on the TV show Full House. He also played Fluke in the film Fluke.
- Bullet, "the Wonder Dog", a black and silver AKC registered German Shepherd Dog (originally: "Bullet Von Berge") was a regular on the '50s TV show The Roy Rogers Show; his taxidermic remains (along with Trigger) were displayed at The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Museum and he was sold in 2010 at Christie's for $35,000
- Happy, furry white dog playing Happy on the TV show 7th Heaven.
- Leo portrayed Jack in Tales of the Gold Monkey
- London portrayed Hobo in The Littlest Hobo series. The character originated in an earlier film.
- Zeltim Odie Peterson, aka Odie the Talking Pug – a pug that said "I Love You" on various talk shows.
- Joe, German Shepherd Dog, starring in the television series Run, Joe, Run.
- Maui, a border collie mix, played Murray on the TV show Mad About You.
- Meatball, a female bull terrier, in the TV show Baa Baa Blacksheep
- Molly, a Bichon Frise, who played alongside Bruce Gyngell in the Australian mini-series Meweth.
- Moose and his son Enzo, played Eddie on the TV show Frasier.
- Petra, a mixed breed, was the first Blue Peter dog (The 'original' Petra died after making one appearance and was replaced by a look-alike, this was kept secret until many years after the substitute's death).
- Pussy Galore played Truffles, Mildred's terrier, in the British sitcom George & Mildred.
- Shep, a Border Collie, was featured on the Blue Peter television series.
- Soccer, a Jack Russell Terrier, starred in the PBS show Wishbone.
- Tiger, appeared in The Brady Bunch and played a dog named Blood in the movie A Boy and His Dog.
- Madison, a Labrador Retriever, best known for playing the role of Vincent on the television series Lost.
- Buck, a Briard, played the role of Buck Bundy on the TV show Married... with Children.
- Prada, Breezy and Windy, who portrayed Captain Archer's dog Porthos on Star Trek: Enterprise.
- Kyte, a Belgian Tervuren famous for playing Wellard in EastEnders.
- Serena, a small black poodle owned by actress Thelma Scott, appeared as Claire Houghton's pet, Serena, in the final year of the Australian soap opera, Number 96.
- Sugar-Pie, the dog of model Anna Nicole Smith, starred on the TV series Anna Nicole Show on E!
- "Top Gear Dog", a dog owned by Richard Hammond who occasionally appears on Top Gear.
- Graubaer's Boker plays Bear on Person of Interest (TV series).
- Ashley Whippet, the first disc dog, was a canine athlete of the 1970s and three time winner of the Canine Frisbee Disc World Championships.
- Haruitike, a vegan yoga dog in India
- Mick the Miller, a racing Greyhound, was the first greyhound to win the English Derby in successive years and the first greyhound to run a 525-yard (480 m) course in under 30 seconds.
- Master McGrath, an Irish Greyhound whose racing victories and fame gained him an audience with the British Royal Family.
- Snip Nua, an Irish racing Greyhound partly owned by comedian Dara Ó Briain. Snip Nua's racing was viewed by 3 million UK viewers on the show Three men go to Ireland.
- Cindy, a Greyhound who earned Guinness World Record's Highest Jump by a Dog. Cindy cleared a 5.5-foot (1.7 m) hurdle.
- King Buck, a Labrador Retriever, successfully completed an unprecedented 63 consecutive series in the National Championship Stake and was the National Retriever Field Trial Club champion for two successive years (in 1952 and 1953), which accomplishment was not duplicated for nearly 40 years. He was also the first dog to appear on a United States Fish and Wildlife Service Duck stamp, which always featured a water fowl.
- Morghem's .500 Nitro Express, an American Pit Bull Terrier, earned several United Kennel Club titles in his first campaign from the following sports Dock jumping, Weight pulling, Rally Obedience and Show Champion. During the campaign he also passed Canine Good Citizen and USTTA temperament testing; while acquiring 70 points in the American Pulling Alliance with three first place and three 2nd place wins. 
Faithful after master’s death
- Canelo in Cádiz, Spain, used to walk with its owner to the hospital where he was receiving dialysis treatment. In 1990 his owner died at the hospital. Canelo died outside the hospital after 12 years waiting. The town Cadiz put his name to a street and a plaque in his honor.
- Capitán, a German Shepherd Dog, ran away from his home in central Argentina, after the death of his owner Miguel Guzmán in 2006. About a week later, Guzmán's family found Capitán standing guard at Guzmán's grave after finding the cemetery on his own. When brought home, Capitán again ran away back to the grave of his former owner. As of 2012, he continues to stand vigil over his owner's grave and receives provisions from the cemetery staff so he does not need to leave.
- Constantine, German Shepherd Dog aka Kostya or Faithful Kostya, in the mid-1990s in Togliatti, Russia – a family died in a car crash during the summer of 1995, leaving the dog as the only survivor. A German Shepherd Dog, named Constantine by the locals, kept coming to the same spot for the next 7 years braving freezing winters and hot summers. The Monument of Devotion – a bronze statue honouring the dog's loyalty was placed on that spot in 2003 by the city authorities.
- Dżok, the dog. Throughout the entire year (1990–1991) Dżok was seen waiting in vain at the Rondo Grunwaldzkie roundabout in Kraków, Poland to be fetched back by his master, who had died there.
- Fido, a mixed-breed dog, whose master, Carlo Soriani, had died in an air raid over Borgo San Lorenzo (near Florence, in Italy) in 1943, during World War II. Fido waited in vain, for the following 14 years, for Soriani's return, going daily to the bus stop in Luco del Mugello (a frazione of Borgo) where the man used to get off after coming home from work.
- Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye Terrier in Edinburgh, Scotland, was loyal to his master long after his master's death in 1858. Until Bobby's death 14 years later, he reportedly spent every night at his master's grave. A statue in memorial of Greyfriars Bobby was erected near the graveyard.
- Hachikō, an Akita who became a symbol of loyalty in Japan, is now honored by a statue in Tokyo. Hachikō is famous for his loyalty to his long dead master Hidesaburō Ueno, by returning to the train station and waiting for his return, every day for the next nine years during the time the train was scheduled to arrive.
- Hawkeye, a Labrador retriever, stayed by the coffin of his owner, Jon Tumilson, a Navy SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan in 6 August 2011 when the CH-47 Chinook he was riding on was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade.
- Heidi, a Jack Russell Terrier, made her way down a 500-foot (150 m) drop in Scotland to get to the body of her owner (after he fell to his death while hiking) and stood guard over his body for 2 days in 2001.
- Heihei (黑黑), a black dog gave evidence to police to identify the killer of his old mistress. He was later buried with her.
- Huang Huang (Chengdu, southwest China) spends ten hours searching every bus that passes, sniffing seats and searching for his owner every day after he was lost without a trace. He repeats the same tragic routine. He waits at the stop, boards the bus and sniffs every seat, trying to find his master.
- Leão, a mix breed who stayed by the side of her owner who died on January 2011 during Brazil's flood. His owner was Cristina Cesário Maria Santana. Her body and the bodies of three of her family members were retrieved by the rescuers after seeing the dog digging in some mud.
- Old Shep, a Border Collie, who – after seeing the coffin of his master loaded onto a train in Fort Benton, Montana in 1936 – maintained a vigil at the station for six years.
- Spot: In November 2010, five months after his owner, Wayne Giroux of Lone Oak, Texas, was killed by a drunk driver, a local television station reported that Giroux's Great Dane-mix, Spot, was still traveling daily to wait for Giroux at a spot on a country lane where Giroux used to meet him. The story was quickly picked up and disseminated by international media outlets such as CNN.
- Squeak, a Jack Russell Terrier who would not leave the body of his owner, Zimbabwean farmer Terry Ford, after Ford was murdered in 2002 by a violent mob carrying out Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's land seizure programs. The photo of little Squeak guarding Ford's bloody body raised worldwide awareness of land-related violence in Zimbabwe.
- Theo, an English Springer Spaniel belonging to Lance Corporal Liam Tasker of the British Army. Theo was used to sniff out roadside bombs in Afghanistan. In 2010, Theo and Tasker were in a firefight with insurgents, killing Tasker. Theo died later at a British army base from a fatal seizure, although many believe he died from a broken heart. Tasker's body and Theo's ashes were returned to England where Tasker's family was presented with Theo's ashes in a private ceremony. In October 2012, Theo was posthumously honored with the Dickin Medal, Britain's highest award for bravery by animals.
- Waghya, Chhatrapati Shivaji's pet dog. Waghya is known as the epitome of loyalty and eternal devotion. After Shivaji's death, the dog mourned and jumped into his master's funeral pyre and immolated himself. A statue was put up on a pedestal next to Shivaji's tomb at Raigad Fort. or a fictional dog.
- The yellow dog of Lao Pan. After Lao Pan, a poor 68-year-old Shandong villager who lived alone, died in November 2011, his home was cleared, and his unnamed yellow Spitz-type dog disappeared. Villagers later noticed the dog had found Lao Pan's grave and tried to bring it back to the village, but the dog refused to leave. They tried luring the hungry dog back to the village with some buns, but he took the food and ran back to the site again. Villagers felt touched by the dog's behavior, arranged to provision him daily at the grave, and as of a week later when the first reports appeared, had decided to build him a shelter there. The story broke locally, was picked up by national media, and was being run by many international media outlets by mid-December.
- Tommy, a 7-year-old German Shepherd, still goes to church where its owner’s funeral was held. The owner, Maria Margherita Lochi, used to come, with Tommy, to the Santa Maria Assunta church in San Donaci, Italy. After she died, the dog was present at her funeral service and followed after Maria's coffin. The father of the church, Donato Panna, said, "he waits patiently by the side of the altar and just sits there quietly. I didn't have the heart to throw him out—I've just recently lost my own dog, so I leave him there until Mass finishes and then I let him out." Tommy passed away on January 20, 2014 after an illness.
- An unnamed dog drowned itself after its master, aged 77, died after 18 years with it.
- Talero is a German shepherd who loyally stayed next to his owner, Bernardo Leónidas Quirós, for 23 days, after Quirós died in a snow storm in Argentina. According to El Patagonico, Talero appears to have prevented wild animals from attacking the body of his owner and survived by hunting small animals. The loyal companion also seems to have slept by his owner's side, attempting to keep him warm and shelter him from the winds. When police approached the body, Talero growled and barked at them, continuing to protect his owner.
- Wiley, a wolf-dog, was videotaped making sob-like noises at his owner's grandmother's grave.
- Bobbie, the Wonder Dog, after accidental abandonment on a cross-country trip, Bobbie made his way back over 2,551 miles (4,105 km) to his family's home.
- Baekgu, the Korean Jindo Dog, After being sold by original owner due to economical hardship, to a new owner 300 km away, came back to the original owner after 7 months.
Other faithful dogs
- Bob the Railway Dog a loyal traveller and drivers’ companion on the South Australian Railways in the late 19th century.
- Gelert, a legendary dog associated with the village of Beddgelert, Wales. According to the legend, King Llywelyn returned from hunting angry that his wolfhound, Gelert, had gone missing, only to be greeted joyously by the dog at the front door. The King noticed that Gelert had blood around his mouth but went straight to his infant son's room and found his baby missing, the cradle overturned, and more blood. Imagining that Gelert had killed his baby, Llywelyn drew his sword and killed the dog, whose dying yelp was answered by a baby's cry. Llyelyn lifted the cradle and found his heir under the cradle, along with a dead wolf which had tried to lift and run off with the infant, but had been stopped and killed by Gelert. Overcome with remorse, Llywelyn buried the dog with great ceremony, but never smiled again, plagued by the memory of the Gelert's dying cries. Although experts doubt the legend and the authenticity of Gelert's Grave, Beddgelert people honor and maintain it to this day, and popular Welsh belief in the legend still serves as a warning in that culture against acting rashly in anger when things are not as they seem.
- Saint Guinefort, a legendary French dog, is venerated with a tradition almost identical to that of Gelert, above.
- Pompey, a Pug that foiled an assassination attempt on the life of William The Silent, Prince of Orange.
- Old Drum, an American Foxhound whose death at the hands of a neighbor was the subject of a lawsuit and George Graham Vest's famous closing argument, "Eulogy to a Dog", that has as due to their faithfulness, a man’s relationship with his dog is unique, and this should influence how the law is interpreted and implemented in such cases. The case has been influential in courts ever since.
- Taro and Jiro, two Sakhalin huskies that survived a year of abandonment on the frozen continent of Antarctica until members of a Japanese Expedition team rescued them.
- Zander, a 70-pound (32 kg), approximately 7-year-old Samoyed-husky mix who escaped his home and traveled more than two “hard miles” (fording a stream, crossing a busy highway, and navigating complex neighborhoods) to arrive at a hospital in an area where he had never been, where he was stopped by a hospital employee who called the cell phone number on his dog tag and reached Zander’s master in a room inside the hospital where he had been lying for several days recuperating from an illness.
- A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies is based on a true story in the 2004 Chūetsu earthquake. Mari gave birth to three puppies. That spring, animals behaved strangely, foreshadowing something major to come. On October 23, 2004, a major earthquake, which later became known as the Chūetsu earthquake struck and devastated the whole village. At that time, only grandfather and Aya were at home, and they were pinned down by a wardrobe that collapsed onto them. Mari quickly moved her puppies to a safe place and successfully rescued grandfather and Aya from that disaster.
- Bing, an Alsatian and Collie cross that parachuted with the 6th Airborne Division on D-Day and winner of the Dickin Medal
- Bamse, a Saint Bernard, was a symbol of the Free Norwegian Forces in World War II.
- Cairo, a Belgian Malinois used by U.S. Navy SEALs in Operation Neptune Spear, in which Osama bin Laden was killed.
- Chesty, one of a family of bulldogs, serving as the official mascot of Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. These dogs are actually enlisted in the US Marine Corps, most attaining the rank of corporal.
- Chips the most decorated hero war dog of World War II.
- Gander, a Newfoundland, was posthumously awarded the Dickin Medal for his feats during the Battle of Hong Kong in World War II.
- Gunner, Canine air-raid early warning system during the bombing of Darwin in World War II.
- Horrie the Wog Dog, found in Egypt by Australian Forces in 1942 during World War II, saved the lives of many Australian soldiers. Horrie was refused admission back to Australia after service in Europe; he was saved by his mates smuggling him to his new home in Australia.
- Judy, a ship's dog that served with the Royal Navy, was the only animal to have been officially registered as a Japanese prisoner of war. She was awarded the Dickin Medal in 1946.
- Just Nuisance, the only dog to have been officially enlisted in the Royal Navy, was buried with full military honours upon his death in 1944.
- Lava, a mixed breed dog, was adopted as a puppy by the 1st Battalion 3rd Marines Unit nicknamed the Lava Dogs. He was rescued from Iraq in 2005 by Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman. Lava is the subject of the book From Baghdad, With Love by Kopelman and Melinda Roth.
- Lex, the first actively working Military Working Dog to be adopted by family members of its handler, prior to being retired.
- Moustache, said to have participated in several battles of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
- Nemo A534, a German Shepherd Dog that saved the life of his handler in battle despite having been shot in the nose and losing an eye.
- Nigger, a black Labrador Retriever belonging to Guy Gibson, gave his name as the codename for the Dam Busters mission in World War II. His name is usually edited out of modern versions of the film about the mission due to the offensiveness of the term to modern viewers.
- Philly, a mutt and World War I "hero"; mascot of Company A of the 315 Infantry, 79th Division ("Philadelphia's Own").
- Rags, a Signal Corps mascot during World War I.
- Rifleman Khan, a German Shepherd that won the Dickin Medal for bravery.
- Rip, a Second World War search and rescue dog.
- Sallie Ann Jarrett, Civil War mascot of the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry regiment, whose bronze statue is part of the regimental monument at Gettysburg.
- Sarbi, an Australian special forces explosives detection dog that spent almost 14 months missing in action (MIA) in Afghanistan before being recovered in 2009.
- Sasha, bomb sniffing dog, posthumously awarded the Dickin Medal
- Sinbad, the Coast Guard's most famous mascot. He was adopted by a crewman from the cutter Campbell prior to World War II. He was so beloved by the crew that they actually enlisted him in the Coast Guard. Sinbad had a book written about him.
- Smoky, hero war dog of World War II, was a Yorkshire Terrier that served with the 5th Air Force in the Pacific after she was adopted by Corporal William Wynne. Smoky was credited with twelve combat missions and awarded eight battle stars. Wynne authored a book about his adventures with Smoky entitled Yorkie Doodle Dandy: Or, the Other Woman Was a Real Dog.
- Sergeant Stubby, a Boston bull terrier, the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be nominated for rank and then promoted to sergeant through combat. He was also a mascot at Georgetown University.
- Tich, Dickin Medal winner of the King's Royal Rifle Corps during the Second World War.
- Treo awarded Dickin Medal
- Willy, George S. Patton's bull terrier
- Aspen, a search-and-rescue Golden Retriever that assisted in searching for survivors of the Alfred P. Murrah Building bombing in Oklahoma City in 1995.
- Balto, a famous sled dog, was the lead dog on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome (which relayed diphtheria antitoxin by dog sled across Alaska to combat an epidemic). Balto was memorialized with a statue in New York's Central Park. The Iditarod Race is a commemoration of the 1925 serum run. An animated film was produced in 1995, telling a somewhat dramatized version of the dog's life.
- Barry, a famous Saint Bernard rescue dog, reportedly saved 40 people.
- Dakota; was a pit bull search and rescue dog that responded to over 100 searches missions including the search for the astronauts that lost their lives in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
- Gandalf, a black Shiloh Shepherd Search and Rescue dog owned by Misha Marshall, found missing boy scout Michael Auberry in March 2007.
- Swansea Jack, Rescued people from Swansea bay and the River Tawe.
- Togo, a Siberian Husky, was the lead dog that led the longest track while the team had the antitoxin, during the 1925 serum run to Nome (which relayed diphtheria antitoxin by dog sled across Alaska to combat an epidemic).
- Approximately 350 search and rescue dogs worked at the World Trade Center site following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Rescuers relied on the dogs' sense of smell and agility in tight spaces to seek survivors and recover the remains of victims.
- Peter, a Collie that was a search and rescue dog during World War II.
Guide and service dogs
- Buddy, a female German Shepherd Dog, the first formally trained guide dog in the United States. She belonged to Morris Frank, who worked to establish The Seeing Eye, the first dog guide school in America.
- Endal, a Service dog voted "Dog of the Millennium", famous for extraordinary ability to help his human partner, a disabled veteran, with many aspects of his life, for over a decade, and his role in the promotion of service dog programs.
- Roselle, a Golden Retriever guide dog who led her blind owner Michael Hingson to safety from the 78th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attack. 
- Trixie Koontz, the Golden Retriever companion of Dean Koontz, was a retired guide dog and the purported author of Life Is Good. Trixie died on 6/30/07 at home, euthanized on her favorite couch with Koontz and his wife holding her in their arms. She had a tumor in her heart.
- Wanda the Yellow Retriever/Lab cross, guide dog to Mhairi Thurston. Wands was Guide Dog for the Blind Association's first 'Overall Guidedog of the Year' in 2004. Wanda retired from service in 2011 and lived a happy retirement with owner Mhairi in Dundee, Scotland.
Dogs that aided exploration
- Bud Nelson, the first dog to travel across the United States by automobile.
- Chinook was the dog team leader for the Byrd Antarctic Expeditions and dubbed an "All American Dog" in the 1920s
- Seaman, Meriwether Lewis's Newfoundland that accompanied the Lewis and Clark expedition across the northwestern USA from 1804–1806.
- Laika, aka. Kudryavka, a Russian stray was the first animal to orbit the Earth, in 1957.
Other working dogs
- Gabi, a German Shepherd Dog who worked as a guard dog at the Belgrade Zoo and managed to defeat an escaped jaguar.
- Lucky and Flo, a pair of black Labrador Retriever detection dogs, notable for being the first animals trained to detect optical discs by scent. They are sponsored by the MPAA and FACT, as part of an initiative to combat copyright infringement relating to motion pictures and DVD discs.
- Station Jim – a popular and successful collector for the Widows' and Orphans' fund of the Great Western Railway.
- Oscar, canine hypnotist.
- Owney, an official United States Postal Service dog and mascot, rode the trains with the mail in the 19th century, traveled around the world and more than 143,000 miles (230,000 km) in his lifetime. After death, his body was stuffed and is on display in the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. Featured on a Forever Stamp, and subject of lots of books.
- Smoky, the first therapy dog.
Other heroic dogs
Not all dogs that are famous for saving lives are working dogs. Famous lifesaving dogs with no special training or job include the following:
Saved abandoned baby
- Jade, a German Shepherd Dog from Birmingham, England who saved an abandoned baby. He was walking in a park with his owner when he ran off and lay down, not moving until his master approached, next to an abandoned baby in a bag in the woods. Jade's owner called an ambulance which took the baby to the hospital and the baby was saved.
- La China, a free-ranging dog who heard the cries of a newborn infant that had been exposed by her mother in a field near a shanty town outside of Buenos Aires, Argentina. La China found the baby and, without leaving any bite marks on her, brought her back to the relative shelter and warmth of a corner where she was keeping and nursing her litter of puppies. In so doing, La China had brought the baby close enough to people to be heard and saved.
- Mkombozi, a stray dog from the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, saved the life of an abandoned baby. On Monday, May 9, 2005, Mkombozi while scavenging for food along a road, found an abandoned baby in a package. She dragged it across a road, pulled it through a fence, into a village, to a shed where she was nursing newborn puppies. In doing so, she had brought the baby close enough for its cries to be heard by a woman and her children, who saved the baby. The baby was given the name "Angel" and adopted. The dog was named "Mkombozi", which is Swahili for "savior", and taken in by the local SPCA.
- Pui, A 2-year-old Thai Bangkaew Dog in Thailand, saved the life of an abandoned baby. The male dog found a plastic bag near roadside dump in Tha Rua district of Ayutthaya province, containing a newborn baby girl inside and carried the infant back home unscathed and unhurt.
- Kabang, a shepherd mix Aspin from Zamboanga City, Philippines who became famous when she saved two children from a potentially fatal motorcycle crash. As a result of the accident, Kabang lost her upper snout.
- George, a Jack Russell Terrier who shielded a group of children in Manaia, New Zealand, from a pair of attacking pit bulls. He was killed by the pit bulls.
- Saihu (赛虎 = "racing tiger"), from Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, southern China. On November 28, 2003, a chef was preparing dinner for almost 30 people at a driving school. The smell of the cooking meat attracted some nearby puppies to the school, along with their mother, Saihu. The chef threw some scraps of meat from the pot to the puppies, but strangely, the puppies’ mother prevented them from eating. Saihu also kept barking at the chef, as well as the people who were preparing to eat. Confused but undeterred, the people prepared to eat the meal the chef had made. Saihu became panicked and ran around barking at the guests, before finally eating all the scraps the chef had thrown to the dogs. After just a few minutes, Saihu fell dead on the floor. The guests, shocked at the dog's death, stopped eating the meal. They called a policeman as well as some doctors, who discovered poison in the meat. No people or puppies died. Everyone was convinced that Saihu must have smelled the poison and had saved the people and her puppies by sacrificing herself. The people of Jiujaing were so grateful to Saihu that they set up a tomb in a human graveyard and a statue to memorialize the dog.
- Susie, part Pit Bull rescued after being set on fire in Greensboro, North Carolina; her plight led to passage of Susie's Law. The subject of a 2013 film by Uplifting Entertainment and now a certified therapy dog, Susie is regularly taken to schools, churches, and hospitals to warn of the danger of animal abuse and to promote kindness and respect.
- Wangwang (汪汪 Wāngwāng, meaning "wuff wuff"), a dog member of a Chang (張) family in Taipei who woke the family in a night fire. The family woke their neighbors and saved about 30 lives.
- Willie, Labrador retriever, who saved his friend, John Stenglein, a six-year old toddler, from a wolf attack at a logging camp near on April 26, 2000 in Icy Bay, Alaska. John and an older boy were playing near the edge of a logging camp when a wolf appeared and chased the boys, attacking John when he fell and dragging him towards the woods. Many came running, but only Willie arrived in time to confront the wolf, causing it to drop John before it could make off with him. The others then arrived, the wolf retreated, and John was saved; and then John's father arrived and tracked down and shot the wolf. The wolf was found to have been neither sick nor starving, but habituated to the presence of people. John received 19 laceration and puncture wounds on the back, legs, and buttocks.
- Velvet is a black Labrador Retriever and shepherd cattle mixed breed dog, who helped save three climbers when they became stranded on Mount Hood in Oregon on February 18, 2007.
Real dogs in literature
- Angelo, a Border Collie owned by Leland Dirks, who is the inspiration for Angelo's Journey, Border Collie Haiku and Seven Dogs in Heaven. Part of the proceeds of Angelo's Journey audiobook goes to animal shelters.
- Beautiful Joe, an abused Airedale who was rescued from a brutal master, inspired an 1894 bestselling novel of the same name.
- Jock of the Bushveld, a Staffordshire bull terrier from South Africa in the 1880 whose owner wrote a book about their travels together.
- Lad, a rough collie made famous by three of the novels, including Lad, A Dog, written by owner Albert Payson Terhune
- Charley, a poodle owned by John Steinbeck, was made famous by the book Travels With Charley.
- Endal A paperback book entitled Endal, published by Harper Collins was released on the February 9, 2009 and went straight to Number 5 in the UK Paperback best sellers list.
- Marley, a yellow Labrador Retriever, is featured in the memoir Marley and Me.
- Rin Tin Tin, the famous dog actor who had films written for him and who was the subject of the 2007 film Finding Rin Tin Tin.
- Stickeen, a companion of John Muir in 1880 Alaska. Muir wrote about him in Stickeen: An Adventure with a Dog and a Glacier, one of Muir's best-known writings.
- Tulip, J. R. Ackerley's Alsatian (German Shepherd Dog) is the subject of Ackerley's 1956 memoir My Dog Tulip, based on his relationship with his own dog Queenie; adapted as the 2009 animated feature film of the same name.
- Wheely Willy, a paraplegic chihuahua who is the subject of two bestselling children's books.
- Butler Blue, a succession of English Bulldog mascots of Butler University from 2000 on.
- Bully, a Bulldog, is the Mississippi State University mascot.
- George Tirebiter, former mascot of the University of Southern California
- Handsome Dan, a bulldog, is the Yale University mascot.
- Jack the Bulldog is the mascot of Georgetown University.
- Jonathan, a Husky, is the University of Connecticut's mascot, and is named after the state of Connecticut's first governor.
- Nigger, a black Labrador, the mascot of The Dambusters.
- Porterhouse, an English Bulldog, is the live mascot of Drake University.
- Uga, a bulldog, serves as mascot for the University of Georgia.
- Zeke the Wonder Dog, a Labrador Retriever, serves as a mascot for Michigan State University.
- Spike, a bulldog, is the mascot of Gonzaga University.
- Chase "That Golden Thunder", a Golden Retriever, was the mascot of the Trenton Thunder.
- Chalcy, a Weimaraner, is featured in hundreds of photos in books and DVDs in the "101 Dog Tricks" series by Kyra Sundance.
- Fay Ray, a Weimaraner, was one of the photography subjects of her owner William Wegman. The name was a play on the name of Wegman's earlier dog Man Ray and the actress Fay Wray.
- Girella, a female Portuguese Water Dog, has been photographed with numerous musicians, as displayed on her website.
- Man Ray, a Weimaraner who belonged to William Wegman, was often photographed by his photographer owner.
- Mr. Winkle, a very small dog of uncertain breed, belongs to Lara Jo Regan, who has published many photos of Mr. Winkle in various costumes and poses.
- Sparky, of The Sparky Project, has been photographed and painted by several artists.
Dogs in science
- Brown Dog, killed after vivisection in February 1903. A memorial statue provoked riots.
- Ch. Fiacre’s First and Foremost, low uric acid show dog.
- Marjorie, a depancreatized dog, was the subject of experiments by Frederick Banting and his assistant, Charles Best. Marjorie was kept alive for about 70 days on pancreas extract, which was the first success in the doctors’ effort to uncover a means to control diabetes. Ultimately, this led Banting and Best to isolate insulin.
- Pavlov's dogs, who were subjects of Pavlov's research on classical conditioning.
- Snuppy, an Afghan Hound, was the first cloned dog.
The Soviets favored dogs for early space flights, as opposed to the Americans, who preferred monkeys and chimpanzees.
- Laika, a female mixed-breed dog, became the first animal to enter orbit when she was launched into space aboard Sputnik 2. Laika's presence led to the mission being dubbed "Muttnik." She was also the first to die in orbit, as no provision was made to return her to the ground.
- Belka and Strelka, two Russian mixed breeds, went into space aboard Sputnik 5 and returned. They were the first animals to survive an orbital flight. Strelka later gave birth to a litter of puppies, one of which was given to Caroline Kennedy by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.
Dogs of unusual size
- Boo Boo, a female Chihuahua, is listed in the 2007 Guinness World Records as the smallest living dog in terms of height.
- Big Boss, a Yorkshire Terrier, was listed as the smallest living dog in the 2002 edition of Guinness World Records. Big Boss was listed at 12 centimetres (4.7 in) tall when he was registered with Guinness.
- Danka Kordak Slovakia, a long-haired Chihuahua, holds the Guinness World Record as of 2007 for the shortest (in terms of height) living dog. She measured 13.7 centimetres (5.4 in) tall and 18.8 centimetres (7.4 in) long on May 30, 2004.
- Ducky, a three-year-old short coat Chihuahua from Charlton, Massachusetts, replaced Danka as the World's Smallest Dog according to the Daily Mail At only 12.4 centimetres (4.9 in), Ducky weighs less than 0.6 kilograms (1.3 lb).
- Heaven Sent Brandy, a female Chihuahua, is listed in the 2007 Guinness World Records as the smallest living dog in terms of length. She set the record on 31 January 2005, at 15 centimetres (6 in) long, from her nose to the tip of her tail.
- Sylvia, a matchbox-size Yorkshire Terrier owned by Arthur Marples of Blackburn, England, was the smallest dog in recorded history. The dog died in 1945 when she was almost two years old, at which point she stood 6 centimetres (2.4 in) tall at the shoulder, measured 9 centimetres (3.5 in) from nose tip to tail, and weighed 0.11 kilograms (3.9 oz).
- Tiny Pinocchio, an abnormally small Yorkshire Terrier, has appeared on several television programs including Oprah and the Today Show.
- Zorba, a male English Mastiff, was recognized by Guinness World Records as the heaviest dog in the world at 155.6 kilograms (343 lb). The record was set in November 1989, when Zorba was 8 years old. Zorba also held a record for the world's longest dog at 2.5 metres (8.2 ft).
- Giant George, a blue Great Dane which took over Gibson's record as the tallest living dog, measuring 109 cm (43 in) from paw to shoulder; 220 cm (7.2 ft) from head to tail.
- Gibson, a Harlequin Great Dane who was the world's tallest dog until his death in August 2009. Gibson was certified by Guinness World Records as the tallest living dog at 107 centimetres (42.1 in). Standing on his hind legs, the 77 kilograms (170 lb) dog was over 2.13 metres (7 ft) tall.
- Titan, a Great Dane who was previously recognised as the world's tallest dog
- Zeus, a Great Dane who claimed the tallest dog record on September 13, 2012.
- Betsy, one of the most intelligent dogs, who knows over 340 words
- Donnie, a Doberman Pinscher featured on the National Geographic Channel show Dog Genius for his penchant for arranging his toys in geometric forms.
- Rico, a Border Collie, can recognize the names of more than 250 toys and fetch them on command.
- Bluey, an Australian Cattle Dog that is officially the world's oldest dog. He died in 1939 at 29 years and 5 months of age.
- Bramble, a Welsh Collie lived a vegetarian diet to 25 years old and at the time of her death was the world’s oldest dog
- Chanel, a dachshund, was thought to be the world's oldest dog as of August 31, 2009 at 21 years old, but another dog, named Max, was later proven to be older.
- Max, a beagle, dachshund and terrier mix, who lived 29 years and 282 days.
- Canigou Cambrai, an English Cocker Spaniel that was Best in Show at Crufts in 1996.
- My Own Brucie, American Cocker Spaniel show dog
- Tickle Em Jock, the first Scottish Terrier to win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
- Yakee A Dangerous Liaison, a Pekingese that was Best in Show at Crufts in 2003.
- Araki Fabulous Willy, a Tibetan Terrier that was Best in Show at Crufts in 2007.
- Dempsey, condemned to death under the United Kingdom's Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 but finally reprieved after three years of legal battles
- Jackie, a Dalmatian-mix whose ability to give a Nazi salute garnered negative attention from Nazi Germany in World War II.
- Elwood, a Chinese Crested-Chihuahua, mixed breed, was a winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest in 2007.
- Sam, a blind Chinese Crested hairless, was the three-time winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest.
- Faith, a bipedal dog
- Heart-kun is a Chihuahua in Japan born with a heart-shaped patch of brown hair on its white coated body.
Foundation sires and early dogs
- Abuwtiyuw, one of the earliest dogs whose name is known
- Horand von Grafrath, the first registered German Shepherd Dog, and the foundation sire of the breed.
- Huddersfield Ben, an early Yorkshire Terrier, is universally regarded as the foundation sire of the breed.
- Obo II, foundation sire for all American Cocker Spaniels
- Old Hemp, an early Border Collie
- Old Jock, an early Fox Terrier
Other notable dogs
- Baltic, whose rescue on the Baltic sea received worldwide attention, became the mascot and "crew-member" of Baltica, the Polish research vessel that rescued him.
- Brown Dog affair
- Bum, a three-footed St. Bernard and Spaniel mix stray who became the 19th century town dog of San Diego.
- Bummer and Lazarus, a pair of famous stray dogs who lived in San Francisco during the 1860s, often associated with Emperor Norton
- Dog on the Tuckerbox
- Fairfield Industrial Dog Object (FIDO) — an animated public artwork/dog sculpture in Fairfield, Victoria, Australia
- Hank, a stray dog who was adopted by the Milwaukee Brewers
- Loukanikos, a dog who has been present at nearly every recent protest in Athens, Greece, in the last few years.
- Malchik, a mongrel street dog who resided in the Moscow Metro, and whose stabbing death sparked a public outcry.
- Mishka,Is a Siberian Husky. Mishka has a YouTube channel with over 500 videos. Mishka became popular from a video of her saying "I love you." Mishka has made several appearances on TV Talk Shows.
- Champion WA Mozart Dolce Sinfonia ("Mozart") is a Yorkshire Terrier owned by socialite Sabrina A. Parisi. He was featured in the Krassimir Abramov music video for "Say Goodbye" and in the documentary It's a Dog Life from director Vibeke Muasya. On May 11, 2006, Mozart attended Krassimir's concert at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, becoming the first dog to enter the venue.
- Natividad, an emaciated stray dog featured in a controversial display by artist Guillermo Vargas Habacuc in the Visual Arts Biennial of Central America, later the subject of widespread rumours on the Internet that he was starved to death by the artist.
- Nipper, the HMV (His Master's Voice) dog
- Oscar, a Pug belonging to a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, was the center of public controversy after his owner assigned an advertising class to make the dog famous.
- Pickles discovered the Jules Rimet trophy (the Football World Cup) after it had been stolen in England in 1966.
- Presley, the boxer, won the title of the Greatest American Dog in the CBS television show of the same name in 2008.
- Red Dog, a kelpie–cattle-dog cross who travelled around the Pilbara region of Western Australia from 1975 (when his truck-driver owner died), befriending many locals, until his death in 1979, believed to have been caused by deliberate strychnine poisoning.
- Robot, a dog who belonged to a boy named Simon, discovered the cave paintings at Lascaux in 1940.
- Rigel, erstwhile but perhaps mythical Newfoundland pet of first officer William Murdoch aboard the RMS Titanic. Murdoch went down with the ship but Rigel swam for three hours next to a lifeboat until it was rescued by the RMS Carpathia. Rigel is renowned as a hero alerting the Carpathia's captain of the weakened survivors before the ship hit them. Rigel was adopted by crewman Jonas Briggs.
- Saucisse, a candidate at the 2001 election of mayor in Marseille and also a candidate in the TV reality show Secret Story 2009 (France)
- Scipio, St. Bernard of Orville Wright.
- Sensation, the English Pointer featured on the logo of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
- Tawny, a yellow Labrador Retriever who in 1999 gave birth to 18 puppies in her very first litter. For this she received the "Iams Mother of the Year" Award.
- Word, a male Lhasa Apso, was sentenced to death on May 4, 1993 following two biting incidents. He was incarcerated at the Seattle Animal Control Shelter for a total of eight years and 190 days before being released on November 10, 2001, which is the Guinness World Record for the longest time on dog death row.
- Willie Bean, a Golden Retriever, was the focus of several political satires during 2008.
- Joy, a Spaniel, belonging to the last Russian crown prince Alexei Romanov, with whom he often appears in photographs and from whom he was inseparable. Alexei was executed at the age of 13 with the rest of his family at Ekaterinburg in 1917. Joy was the only survivor of the massacre and was discovered wandering in the grounds of the house shortly after by White Russians who briefly occupied the town too late to rescue the Romanovs. Joy was taken by one of them into exile in Britain where he died at Windsor several years later, still pining for his young master.
Fame by proxy to a famous owner
Some dogs are made famous by frequently or prominently appearing in the media with their famous owner.
Actors and entertainers
- Buster, a Shih tzu owned by British television presenter Paul O'Grady
- Chalky, a Jack Russell Terrier belonging to English chef and presenter Rick Stein
- Meatball, an English Bulldog owned by Adam Sandler, appeared in feature films including Little Nicky and starred in the short A Day with the Meatball.
- Olga owned by British television presenter Paul O'Grady
- Sui, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier owned by Steve Irwin who was featured in The Crocodile Hunter series on Animal Planet
- Spike, a Yorkshire Terrier was the former canine sidekick of television celebrity Joan Rivers. The corporate logo of Rivers' PGHM (Please God Help Me) Productions featured an image of her beloved Spike in a prayerful pose with a halo over his head.
- Tinkerbell, dog of Paris Hilton
- Vida, Model Gisele Bündchen's Yorkshire Terrier, has often been photographed with her famous owner.
- Zero was Humphrey Bogart's dog and appeared with him in High Sierra (1941).
- Google, a Poodle whose master was actor, writer, director and producer Ben Hecht.
- Commissioner, a Dachshund whose mistress was actress Carole Lombard. Commissioner ignored Clark Gable completely. After Lombard's death in 1942, the dog would not leave Gable's side.
- Giggy small dog belonging to London born Beverly Hills business women and reality star on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules Lisa Vanderpump
- Lump, dachshund of a friend of Pablo Picasso, featuring in and inspiring several of his paintings.
- Andy Warhol and Dachshund "Archie" or "Amos"
- William Hogarth made several painting with his pug, including Painter and his Pug.
- Lou dog,A Dalmatian, Bradley Nowell's (Sublime's vocalist and guitarist) dog, often featured on the band's CD art.
- Martha, Paul McCartney's Old English Sheepdog, which allegedly inspired the Beatles' song "Martha My Dear".
- Mina, Sir Edward Elgar's cairn terrier, after whom he named his final orchestral work.
- Mocha, Kelly Rowland's Yorkshire Terrier, was featured on an episode of Cribs on MTV.
- Seamus, the dog of singer Steve Marriott, can be heard on the Small Faces track "The Universal" and more prominently on the Pink Floyd track "Seamus".
- Strider, Robert Plant's dog, is the "blue-eyed merle" mentioned in the Led Zeppelin track "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp".
- Mate, Miley Cyrus German Shepherd Dog, was named after her favorite Australian word, mate.
- Sage, Jim Morrison Mix Shepherd, The dog owned by Jim Morrison from music group The Doors and his partner Pamela Courson.
- Blondi, Adolf Hitler's German Shepherd Dog
- Boye, Prince Rupert of the Rhine's dog who went into battle with him
- Caesar, Fox Terrier owned by King Edward VII
- Dash, King Charles Spaniel owned by Queen Victoria
- Dookie, the first of many Pembroke Welsh Corgis owned by the royal family.
- Koni, Russian President Vladimir Putin's Labrador Retriever
- Seamus, Mitt Romney's Irish setter which was the subject of controversy during the 2008 US presidential election and the 2012 US presidential election.
- Susan, Pembroke Corgi owned by Queen Elizabeth II. All of Queen Elizabeth's corgis descended from Susan.
- Pat, Irish Terrier owned by former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. After Pat died, King had séances to "communicate" with Pat.
U.S. Presidents and their families
- Barney and Miss Beazley, U.S. President George W. Bush's Scottish Terriers.
- Bo and Sunny, U.S. President Barack Obama's Portuguese water dogs.
- Buddy, U.S. President Bill Clinton's chocolate Labrador Retriever.
- Checkers, U.S. President Richard Nixon's Cocker Spaniel, was made famous in the Checkers speech.
- Dash, U.S. First Lady Caroline Harrison's collie mix.
- Fala, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Scottish Terrier, was a gift from Roosevelt's cousin, Margaret Suckley. Fala is depicted in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
- Him and Her, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson's Beagles, were famous for the public uproar Johnson caused by lifting them by their ears.
- Laddie Boy, a famous Airedale terrier owned by Warren G. Harding.
- Liberty, U.S. President Gerald R. Ford's Golden Retriever, gave birth to eight puppies in the White House in 1975.
- Manchu, Alice Roosevelt's small black Pekingese, was a gift from the last Empress of China.
- Millie, U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush's English Springer Spaniel, credited as author of the #1 New York Times non-fiction bestseller Millie's Book.
- Pete, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt's Bull Terrier, bit so many people he was exiled from the White House.
- Rex, Ronald Reagan's dog while in office.
- Spot "Spotty" Fetcher, U.S. President George W. Bush's English Springer Spaniel, was named after Scott Fletcher, a former Texas Rangers baseball player.
- John F. Kennedy and Dachshund "Dunker"
Writers and poets
- Boatswain, the favorite pet of Lord Byron, was the subject of the poet's Epitaph to a dog.
- Jacksie, a small dog belonging to C. S. Lewis in his childhood, died in an accident when Lewis was four years old. Shortly thereafter, a young Lewis began calling himself Jacksie. Lewis was known to friends and family as Jack for the rest of his life.
- Marlowe, Stephen King's Pembroke Welsh Corgi, inspired the character of Oy in King's fantasy series The Dark Tower.
- Nero, who belonged to Thomas and Jane Carlyle. He was small, 'part Maltese terrier, part mongrel', black and white, and described by Jane as having 'long white silky hair hanging all about him – and over his eyes which are very large and black'. Arriving in 1849, he stayed with them until his death in 1860.
- Phiz, a Boston Terrier, was given to Helen Keller by some of her classmates from Radcliffe College.
- Pippin, whose carsickness inspired K.V. Johansen's series of picture books.
- Trixie Koontz a retired service dog who died on June 30, 2007, purported author of Life is Good: Lessons in Joyful Living and Christmas is Good, companion of Dean Koontz
- Marley, a yellow Labrador Retriever, was owned by journalist John Grogan. Marley was a neurotic dog, but proved himself to be a great and memorable pet, as stated in Grogan's book 'Marley & Me'.
- Cabal, the white German Shepherd Dog belonging to Neil Gaiman, who frequently features in his blog.
- "Bambi", was a chihuahua owned by prominent Northern Irish loyalist Sammy Duddy. "Bambi" received much media attention when he was shot dead in 2002 by rival loyalists during a gun attack on Duddy's home in Belfast.
- Blue, Don Cherry's dog
- Daddy, owned by rapper Redman, who is famously part of Cesar Millan's pack when his master is travelling.
- Diamond, Sir Isaac Newton's favorite dog
- Jo-Fi, a Chow Chow belonging to Sigmund Freud. Jo-Fi often sat in on therapy sessions and assisted in calming patients
- The 75 Dachshunds of William Randolph Hearst, who lived at his ranch, Hearst Castle.
- Peritas, Alexander the Great's favourite dog.
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