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    A Definitive Ranking Of The Best Cartoon Dogs Of All Time

    This list is pawesome.

    Before we start let's lay some ground rules.

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    1. Anthropomorphic dogs are not eligible.

    2. Dogs that constantly stand upright are not eligible.

    3. Dogs that are fully-clothed dogs are not eligible.

    16. The dog half of CatDog from CatDog.


    Now, this is tough because technically it's not a dog, it's a CatDog. But after careful consideration and a quick look at the rules, there's nothing preventing this biological phenomenon from having a place on this list.

    15. Odie from Garfield and Friends.


    Odie was the worst dog in Garfield's eyes. And you should understand his frustration because Odie definitely had malice in his heart and would pretty much get away with everything.

    14. Courage from Courage the Cowardly Dog.

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    We love Courage, he's adorable. I get it. And I understand there's a funny juxtaposition going on with his name and his actual disposition — but, if there's anyone that should be protecting the house from the paranormal it SHOULD be Courage.

    13. Pal from Arthur.


    Pal is an adorable little pup who, like Jay-Z said, "wouldn't speak but he understands." Except for the times that he would speak to Kate and we would understand him.

    12. Goddard from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.


    Goddard is awesome. It's amazing that he has so many doohickies and thingamabobs all "real" dogs will pale in comparison.

    11. Big Dog from Two Stupid Dogs.


    Don't let the name of the show fool you, Big Dog was actually a damn genius. You would basically watch this show expecting stupid things to happen constantly, and they did, but also you would leave feeling enlightened.

    10. Pluto, Mickey Mouse's dog.


    Pluto is probably our earliest animated dog friend that we've grown to love because we've known him throughout our lives.

    9. Astro from The Jetsons.


    Astro is the OG nuclear family dog, and if you ask me he's the one who originated the way Scooby-Doo speaks. Ruh-roh.

    8. Scooby-Doo from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

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    Scooby-Doo is the dog we all know! He and Shaggy bascially just got really high, got the munchies, and then would freak out while the rest of the gang would do their best to solve mysteries. Who doesn't want to hang out with Scooby-Doo?

    7. Lady Bird from King of the Hill.


    Lady Bird is a dog lover's dream. She's highly intelligent, super chill, and she's got a little bit of fight in her so she'll do her best to protect you.

    6. Ren Höek from The Ren and Stimpy Show.


    Ren is important! He's a mirror into our darkest, most extreme, and craziest selves. It's similar to the importance of Squidward in relation to SpongeBob. You grow up loving Stimpy because he has a kind heart and he's so pure an innocent, but then you realize you're Ren. And you're surrounded by too many idiots.

    5. Snuffles from Rick and Morty.

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    Snuffles probably wins the award for most improved honestly. He went from the dog owned to dog owning in one episode of Rick and Morty. He left quite the lasting impression.

    4. Clifford from Clifford the Big Red Dog.


    The gentle giant Clifford! How can anyone forget this guy?! Somehow still believable though. It would only be more believable if he thought he was a lap dog. All huge dogs think that for some reason.

    3. Santa's Little Helper from The Simpson's.


    Any Simpson's fan that was able to watch the show from the beginning remembers that special pilot episode where Homer bets on Santa's Little Helper at the Greyhound race. He ended up losing, but he won all of our hearts. *cue sad music*

    2. Blue from Blue's Clues.

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    Blue was the sweet and blue pup that left paw prints around Steve's house to help us solve the mystery. She was an enigma, that could skadoo into photos and did background vocals on the "Mailtime" song. Definitely a one-of-a-kind dog.

    1. Seymour Asses from Futurama.


    Asides from having the best name in the history of dog names, Seymour is also the most loyal and his story with Fry will make you cry. BEST. DOG. EVER.

    Honorable mentions: Brian from Family Guy, Disney's Goofy, Mr. Peanutbutter from BoJack Horseman, Binky Barnes from Arthur, Jake the Dog from Adventure Time, and Snoopy from Peanuts.

    These dogs couldn't make the list because of the rules stated earlier.

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