Dogs in cartoons have been popular going back over to over 50 years ago, which is why a list had to be made of the top ten cartoon dogs that you’d be most likely to recognize.
Anyone that had a child after 1996 will instantly recognize Blue from the Nickelodian show “Blue’s Clues.” The show was designed to help children learn while watching television at home, and it quickly turned into one of the most successful children’s cartoons of all-time.
Astro was the beloved dog of Elroy on the iconic television show “The Jetsons.” Astro gained popularity by fans for his fun loving personality despite always doing something that would anger George.
8. Huckleberry Hound
Huckleberry Hound has been around since the late 1950s, and is best known for his slow talking southern accent. The character started on “The Huckleberry Hound Show,” but has also appeared on countless other cartoons.
7. Brian Griffin
Brian Griffin may be one of the newest cartoon dogs created, but that does not make him any less recognizable. While most of the dogs on this list come from wholesome shows, Brian Griffin is known for constantly drinking martinis on the raunchy cartoon “Family Guy.”
6. Santa’s Little Helper
“The Simpsons” is the longest running television show in the history of the United States, so it makes perfect sense for their dog to make this list. While Santa’s Little Helper may not be in every episode of “The Simpsons,” it would not be the same show without him. He is also one of the few cartoon dogs that does not have any human traits.
Odie may be Garfield’s sidekick, but that does not stop him from being one of the best cartoon dogs of all-time. Odie may not be the smartest dog, but his uplifting personality makes him impossible to dislike.
4. Lady & the Tramp
They may be two dogs, but it is impossible to seperate these two iconic Disney characters. They may have only appeared in one film, but “Lady and the Tramp” has been seen by hundreds of millions since its release in theaters in 1955. The film has become so iconic that it is still shown to children today.
Pluto made his first appearance with Mickey Mouse in 1930, and he is still appears in cartoons today. Pluto is the only one of the Disney cartoon animals that does not walk around as a human.
This crime solving dog has appeared in hundreds of television, and has even starred in four feature films. The Scooby-Doo character has become so iconic that he has had his own animated series nearly every year since his debut in 1969.
It is impossible to have a list of cartoon dogs without including Snoopy. While Snoopy is the most recognizable cartoon dog, he may also be the most recognizable cartoon character of all-time. Snoopy has been around since 1950 and it did not take long for him to become more popular than his owner Charlie Brown.
Eric Blair is a dog lover and avid blogger. Eric writes for NuVet, a supplier of vitamins and supplments for pets. You can read NuVet Reviews to check out more about the product.