Hachiko, an Akita, who became a symbol of loyalty in Japan, is now honored by a statue in Tokyo, near Shibuya Station. Hachikō is famous for his loyalty to his long dead master, by returning to the train station and waiting for his master (Dr. Ueno) to return, every day for the next nine years during the time the train was scheduled to arrive. They celebrate Hachiko each year of April 8.
Hachiko statue at Shibuya Station, a common meeting place
Rin Tin Tin, a German Shepherd in the TV series and movie, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. As kids, we loved this show.
Lady and the Tramp, a Cocker Spaniel in an animated Disney film. Tramp was also the dog in My Three Sons
Lassie, a most famous German Shepherd star of the TV series, the Adventures of Lassie, with teen actor, Tommy Rettig. I think my kids enjoyed this as much as I did in my childhood.
Lassie, one of several used on the TV series
Clifford, the famous big red dog of children’s books. I have read this way too many times.
Bullet, a German Shepherd on the Roy Rogers TV Show. Most people remember only Trigger, his horse.
Hooch, not the drink, but the Dogue de Bordeaux in the movie, Turner and Hooch, starring Thom Hanks.
Toto, A Cairn Terrier in the classic, Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
Huckleberry Hound, a generic dog who starred in The Huckleberry Hound Show, by Hanna-Barbera.
Auggie Doggie, a Great Dane in the Quick Draw McGraw Show, an animated TV series. His father was Doggie Daddy.
Auggie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
Underdog, a beagle in the movie by the same name.
Goofy, another Disney star, whose originally name was Dippy Dawg.
Scooby Doo, another Great Dane in an animated TV series of the same name.
Eddie, the Jack Russell in Frasier, owned by father, Martin Crane.
Big Dog, a line of clothing found at outlet malls across the country.
Bingo, was his name, B-I-N-G-O, remember the song?
Buck, a bearded Collie, who was the dog in Married With Children. He seemed smarter than Al.
Pluto, another Walt Disney creation.
Wonderdog, not Wonderbra, but the Yellow Labrador Retriever in the animated TV series Super Friends.
Marley, a Golden Retriever in the movie, Marley and Me.
Old Yeller, a Blackmouth Cur in the movie, Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson.
Babe, really a pig, but acted like a dog.
Marmaduke, another Great Dane in the comic strip, named Marmaduke.
Buddy, our German Hunting Terrier (Jagdterrier in Germany), highly active, needs a job, loves to bark at golf carts, UPS trucks, buses, and garbage trucks. Loves carrots for snack time. Big Brother to Oso (
A Buddy wannabee