These loveable four-legged stars have made us laugh and cry while teaching us some of life's greatest lessons. Whether drawn in a cartoon or actual, the dogs featured in our favorite television shows and acclaimed films have huge personalities that often make them just as popular as their human costars. We teamed with our friends at the Canine Fence to come up with a list of the some of the most famous pooches on the planet.  If you grew up watching shows like Lassie, Snoopy and Scooby Doo, then you'll remember these amazing canine characters!


Lassie was well-trained, obedient and completely loyal to young Timmy. Whether helping the community or rescuing best friend Timmy, Lassie was always just a whistle away.


One of the most popular comic characters in the world, Charlie Brown's pal Snoopy has quite a huge personality as a prominent member of Peanuts gang.



Named after the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven, the large and loveable St. Bernard was the perfect addition to his family.



Since his original film in 1974, Benji, the tiny mix-breed dog was always there to help those who needed him.




Known for frequently taunting Frasier. the entertaining Jack Russel Terrier owned by Martin Crane was a great companion who when he felt like it, showed off some pretty incredible tricks.


Old Yeller

Despite the unfortunate outcome, Old Yeller is an exciting tale in which a lost loveable canine with a big personality is reluctantly welcomed into a new home.

Scooby Doo

With enough silly antics to fill each episode, Scooby-Doo continues today as a popular cartoon dog who still gets weak in the knees at the sight of a ghost.


Rin Tin Tin

Dating back to the early 1950s, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin followed a man and his German Shepherd with a mission to restore order among the soldiers in the Wild West.



Comet, the loveable golden retriever from the hit show 'Full House', warmed our hearts from the day we first met him as a puppy in Season 3 of the series.



Always alongside the Little Rascals, Petey was the loveable pit bull with the ring around his eye who the kids and viewers adored alike.


Brian Griffin

Not only can he walk on two legs and properly use his opposable thumbs, the eloquent member of the Griffin Family, Brian, often appears to be just as human as everyone else.



The story follows two best friends who grew up together on a farm. It just so happens that one is a dog and the other is a cat - little do they know that among other cats and dogs, this relationship is forbidden.


A small but never forgotten character in 'The Wizard of Oz', Toto followed Dorothy down the yellow brick road as the dream continued on throughout the classic film.



He's huge and slobbery, but he's the only witness in a Tom Hanks' character Turner's big case. After taking him in, Turner develops a bond that becomes stronger as the film goes on.


Part of the futuristic Jetson family, viewers could always count on Astro for a personable reaction to George Jetson's antics.



The Stephen King tale tells of a St. Bernard who after contracting rabies, terrorizes a small town. Released in 1983, 'Cujo' is said to be one of the scariest horror films of all time.


Santa's Little Helper

The rescued race dog humorously named "Santa's Little Helper" is very little seen or heard, yet he is a perfect addition to the famous hit show, The Simpons.



Clifford is the big red dog who captures the hearts of kids everywhere through the popular children's books and hit educational television show.


The Taco Bell Chihuahua

It was hard to watch TV in the late 1990s and not see the commercials starring the pint-sized Chihuahua who famously states, "Yo Quiero Taco Bell".



Although known as a huge tearjerker, the 2008 film 'Marley and Me' depicts a cute and cuddly but defiant puppy who in the end, helps his family with some real life issues.

There have been so many four-legged Hollywood stars over the years. Remember the movies All Dogs Go To Heaven, 101 Dalmations, K-9 Cop, Airbud and Look Who's Talking Now? How about the Target Dog or the 1987 Bud Light Super Bowl Commercial Dog?

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