Famous Dogs You May Not Think Of
Ron Rutherford is a writer with a passion for nature and a soft spot for Thai food. He currently freelances for Havahart Wireless, which specializes in progressive and humane wireless dog fences.
Many of us have our own pooch that we love but there are some dogs that are loved by everyone all around. Dogs have taken over major motion pictures, television shows, and even our books. Some of the dogs that we have fallen in love with are even more memorable than their human co-stars. When listing off famous dogs, many people begin with Lassie, Old Yeller, Toto, and Rin Tin Tin. While those stars deserve to be at the top of the list, here are a few that have achieved a level of stardom but you may not think of right away.
|Lassie image source: http://news.bbc.co.uk|
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Beasley the Dog may not be as famous as Tom Hanks but he sure made a great co-star in the movie Turner and Hooch. Even though Hooch destroyed Turner’s house and turned his life upside down, he instigated a romance between Turner and the veterinarian and he also bonded with Turner in a way that only a dog could bond with a human.
Wishbone is perhaps the most intelligent and well-read Jack Russell Terrier in history. He is “the little dog with a big imagination” and is constantly daydreaming about being the main character in a piece of literature. Wishbone always has his family in mind and never backs away from his morals. Who could ask for a better dog?
Perhaps Brian Griffin doesn’t display model behavior but he is a likeable dog all the same. His love for dry martinis and the finer arts make Brian seem more sophisticated and educated than the rest of the Griffin family. Brian is a bit of a womanizer and has an extremely liberal viewpoint but he always considers the Griffins to be his family.
After the production of 101 Dalmatians, Dalmatians became an extremely popular breed across the globe and it’s no surprise that many of them were named Pongo after the star of the film. Pongo and his clan make a stance against wearing fur and Pongo is characterized by his fatherly love for his puppies.
Kyle was more of a background dog (if you could call him that) in the movie Despicable Me but he was definitely a memorable one. Kyle’s looks match his vicious personality and even Gru has trouble controlling him. What makes Kyle such a likeable dog in the end is how he warmed up to the orphan girls, especially little Agnes, and developed the same attachment to them as any other dog would have.