1. Eddie Crane (Frasier)
This scene-stealing Jack Russel Terrier became so beloved during the show’s run that People Magazine ran a legitimate obituary for him when he passed on to doggy heaven in 2006.
2. Porthos (Star Trek Enterprise)
Captain Archer’s beagle had a pretty awesome life, it seems. He got to hang out with Vulcans, Ferengi and humans alike on the Enterprise, and - lucky for him - got to smooch his studly owner on the regular. Jealous?
3. Comet (Full House)
After a dog the Tanner family found turned out to be pregnant and have puppies, they decided to keep one, Comet. The dog who played Michelle’s canine companion on the show also happens to be the same labrador that starred in the original Air Bud movie.
4. Ivana (Zak and Cody’s Suite Life)
Belonging to a hotel heiress named London Tipton and named after Donad Trump’s extravagant ex-wife, this minuscule Pomeranian was by far the most spoiled pet on the Disney Channel.
5. Buck (Married With Children)
The Bundy family’s lackadaisical dog had a reputation for being a stud with the ladies - there were many references to him impregnating all the neighborhood dogs. If that didn’t make him cool enough, the large Briard was sometimes voice by Richard “Cheech” Marin.
6. Lambchop (Small Town Security)
Running your own security company is no easy task, but thankfully the JJK Security, they’ve got an adorable mascot to help them along in their every day adventures. Get to know Lambchop and her owners on Small Town Security, a new original series from AMC, premiering Sunday, July 15th 11/10c.
8. Elizabeth Taylor (Sex and The City)
Leave it up to Charlotte to adopt a dog named “Princess Dandyridge Brandywine” - thankfully she wasted to time changing its name to the slightly less silly Elizabeth Taylor or outfitting it with high fashion doggy sweaters.
9. Stinky and Nunzio (Dharma and Greg)
You might be surprised to find out Stinky, the larger of two dogs, is actually Nunzio’s owner. He was a Bar Mitzvah gift from the kooky Dharma.
10. Sam (True Blood)
The owner of Merlotte’s Bar and Grill, Sam Merlotte, possesses the unique power to shift into different shapes, the cutest of which is this adorable Shepherd breed dog.
11. Celine (Summer Heights High)
Mr. G’s tiny dog Celine is a dog of many talents: her owner insists she can solve math problems and has modeled in commercials. Sadly, Celine gets hit by a car, returning at the end of the season outfitted with a snazzy set of wheels to aid her injured hind legs.
12. Tinkerbell (The Simple Life)
Poor Tinkerbell - she was famously lost for several days a few years ago and then she…well, had to hang out with Paris Hilton all the time. Like her owner, she hasn’t made headlines in a while, but when her fame peaked in 2004, she wrote a tell-all book that you can now buy for 1 cent on Amazon.
13. Wishbone (Wishbone)
Those of you who grew up in the 90’s are probably very familiar with Wishbone, the Jack Russel Terrier that made stories from classic literature accessible to children on the PBS show bearing his name.
14. Digby (Pushing Daisies)
You might not be able to tell at first glance, but Digby is actually a zombie dog. Originally killed by a truck when his owner Ned was just 9-years-old, Digby was the first creature he brought back to life when he discovered his powers. The only downside is that Ned could never touch Digby or he would be killed instantly.
15. Murray (Mad About You)
Murray was the center of quite a few plot lines of Mad About You during the show’s 7 season run. The hilarious “Giblets for Murray” episode is a classic.
16. Vincent (Lost)
Walt’s Labrador Vincent was the only non-human survivor of Flight 185 and was found roaming in the jungle after he had been presumed lost. Throughout the show, he was owned by many different survivors.
17. Dreyfuss (Golden Girls/Empty Nest)
Dreyfuss, played by an enormous half lab/half St. Bernard named Bear first made a guest appearance in Golden Girls episode, and was later featured prominently in the spin-off Empty Nest. Dreyfuss was best known for his comical shenanigans, once memorably running out of a bedroom with a pair of slacks inexplicably hanging from his mouth.