30 Of The Greatest Movie Dogs

Nothing makes a movie better than having a really cute dog as the star (or supporting role). Here are 30 of the best doggies in showbiz in no particular order.

1. Beethoven

This giant but adorable St. Bernard’s real name was Chris.

2. Buddy

Buddy — from the “Air Bud” movies — was his real name, and he also played Comet in Full House!

3. Marley

Marley, of “Marley and Me” was played by 18 different dogs. All really freaking cute.

4. Zero

Zero, from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” was played by a Sheet named cotton.

5. Lady and Tramp

Walt Disney was prepared to cut their famous spaghetti eating scene thinking that it would not be romantic and that dogs eating spaghetti would look silly. Luckily that did not happen since dogs everywhere love that scene.

6. Toto

This is Terry, the Cairn Terrier.

7. Milo

The dog from “The Mask” gets a bigger role in “Son of The Mask.” But we still love him here.

8. Einstein

Smarty pants dog Einstein was played by real life dog Freddie.

9. Jerry Lee

This furry canine from “K-9” was played by a dog named Rando.

10. Skip

A dog named Enzo played Skip for most of “My Dog Skip”, but the All-star canine actor Moose (from “Frasier”) played him for a few scenes when Skip was older.

11. Benji

The first dog to play Benji was a shelter dog named Higgens. Higgens’ offspring Benjean played him for a few of the later films!

12. Lassie

Pal is the original Lassie, but Pal’s descendants have continued to play Lassie. It’s all in the fam.

13. Bolt

John Travolta voiced Bolt, the white American Shepherd Dog.

14. Winn-Dixie

Lyco and Scott, two Picardy Shepherds shared the role of Winn-Dixie in “Because of Winn Dixie”

15. Shiloh

This Shiloh is not the daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina, but instead a beagle named Frannie.

16. Reno

Reno, the Briard from “Top Dog” survived a film with Chuck Norris.

17. Doogal

Doogal was groomed shortly after this film and became unrecognizable.

18. Hooch

Beasley is Hooch’s real name, the French Mastiff from “Turner and Hooch” and was a pretty successful dog actor!

19. Slink

Slink, also known as Slinky from “Toy Story”, is a toy Dachshund.

20. Chance and Shadow

Chance is played by a dog named Rattler, but was voiced by Michael J. Fox since he had laryngitis all throughout shooting. Shadow was played by Ben the dog.

21. Uggie

Uggie from “The Artist” is Uggie! He just got his paw print on the walk of fame, and retired from acting.

22. Otis

Otis, from “The Adventures of Milo and Otis” was originally a Japanese film, re-released in America a few years later.

23. Underdog

Jason Lee voiced Underdog, the actual flying dog wants to remain anonymous.

24. Digby

Digby — the Old English Sheepdog — played a giant dog, similar to Clifford!

25. Bingo

And Bingo was his name-o. Seriously, that’s the dog’s real name.

26. Puffy

Puffy from “There’s something about Mary” has a female offspring who is Clay Aiken’s real pet dog.


27. The Dalmatians

Each one really deserves their own spot, but for everyone’s sake they are being lumped together.

28. Hercules AKA The Beast

Possibly the most misjudged dog in movie history. Hercules was played by a cuddly English Mastiff.

29. Petey

Petey was the only pitbull in the he-man woman haters club in “The Little Rascals.”

30. Baxter

Baxter — whose real name is peanut — is a border terrier mix.

There is a lot of love to go around for all the pups in the movies, so add YOUR favorite below!

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