Famous Dogs in Pop Culture

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Dogs are the most adorable companions that anyone could ask for. Everything about them is lovable. They’re the purest of pets. They’re loyal, playful, supportive, obedient, friendly, and the list goes on. Dogs are just the best. Apart from being man’s best friend, dogs have also been quite busy in the entertainment industry. They’ve always been a steady presence in first literature, then film and television. Over time, the audiences have grown attached to certain specific dogs that have graced their screens. Here are a few of the most popular dogs in popular culture.

1. Snoopy

Although a common name, the most recognized Snoopy, is undoubtedly the dog from ‘Peanuts.’ Charlie Brown’s pet has been a constant presence on the iconic comic strip which started appearing in newspapers in the early 1950s. A world without Snoopy and the joy he brings to the Peanuts comics would be a dull one.

2. Doug

Doug is the happiest dog in ‘Up’. Doug is enigmatic and would never turn down an adventure. Or a treat. He’s the adorable golden retriever who has the unique ability of speech. Although he may have been raised to be a mean, attack dog, Doug had other plans. He’s a plump, cheery fellow who brings love and joy into the old man’s life. He was the underdog who, at the end of the movie, turned out to be the hero.

3. Lady and The Tramp

It would be a shame to leave the iconic spaghetti sharing scene from ‘Lady and the tramp’ while discussing famous dogs in pop culture. Besides being the most adorable couple, theirs is a love story for the ages.

4. Scooby-Doo

He solves mysteries, he fights monsters, he eats an entire hoagie sandwich in a single bite, he’s Scooby Dooby-Doo! The Mystery Inc. gang would be incomplete without this lovable goof in the picture. Besides always being the good dog that unmasks the bad guy at the end of every episode, Scooby’s bond with his best friend Shaggy is enough to make even the iciest heart melt.

5. Pluto

The world of Mickey Mouse is a magical one where animals can talk, walk, drive, and even go to work. But in Pluto’s case, he’s just a regular old dog, living his best dog life. Although everyone around him seems to be doing better than him, Pluto never complains.

6. Santa’s Little Helper

‘The Simpsons’ is perhaps the 20th century’s most popular cartoon. Although he has a little bit of a sad story at first, life starts looking up for Santa’s little helper when he gets adopted by the best family on TV. He’s playful, loyal, and friendly. More than anything, he’s the most lovable character in The Simpsons. Although these are but a few examples of the very good dogs in pop culture, they are some of the best. If you’re unfamiliar with any dog on this list, you’re missing out.

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