Table of contents
1 Legendary, Mythical and Fairytale dogs
2 Dogs in Literature
3 Dogs in Film
4 Dogs on the Radio
5 Dogs in Television
6 Cartoons, Animation, Puppets
7 Dogs in Song
8 Related Topics

Legendary, Mythical and Fairytale dogs

Dogs in Literature

Dogs in Film

  • Asta, in the various The Thin Man films
  • Benji had several movies.
  • Petey (or Pete the Pup), a pit bull with a ring around one eye, in the many Little Rascals shorts produced by Hal Roach and later, MGM. A number of dogs played the role.
  • The film Cats & Dogs postulates an ongoing war dating back to ancient times between cats and dogs. The main character, a beagle named Lou, is voiced by Tobey Maguire, later better known for portraying Spider-Man.
  • Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell, from the film of the same title
  • Rin Tin Tin, first dog star, a German Shepherd found in a trench by an American soldier, has appeared in films since 1922. All subsequent dogs in the part have been descendants of the original. Also on television.
  • Lady and the Tramp, the Disney movie
  • Lassie Come Home (1943), starring Elizabeth Taylor and Roddy McDowall, many sequels and also a television show. Lassie is always played by a male dog.
  • Moses, the chalk outline dog in Dogville
  • Old Yeller (1957), a children's film, originally a novel by Fred Gipson
  • Otis, the pug in The adventures of Milo and Otis
  • Toto in The Wizard of Oz
  • Einstein and Copernicus in the Back to the Future Trilogy
  • Milo, Stanley Ipkiss' dog in The Mask
  • Frank, the alien dog in Men in Black

Dogs on the Radio

Dogs in Television

Cartoons, Animation, Puppets

Dogs in Song

  • "Hound Dog", as sung by Big Mama Thornton and Elvis Presley (only metaphorically a dog)
  • "Old Dog Tray" by Stephen Foster
  • "One Man and His Dog" (English folk song)
  • "That Doggie in the Window", the waggly-tailed subject of the price enquiry in "How Much is That Doggie in the Window?". (Popular song by Bob Merrill, 1953, recorded by Patti Page)
  • The escapees in "Who Let the Dogs Out?" by the Baha Men
  • "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo" by Peter Shelley, Lobo
  • The dog who "up and died" in "Mr. Bojangles"
  • "The Dogs of War" by Pink Floyd (a metaphor created by William Shakespeare)
  • "Bird Dog" by the Everly Brothers (only metaphorically a dog)
  • "Old Shep" as sung by Elvis Presley and many other country performers
  • "Old Tige"
  • "Peter and the Wolf" by Tchaikovsky
  • Seamus in song by same name (Meddle album) by Pink Floyd
  • "Dog Eat Dog" by AC/DC
  • "Sick as a Dog" by Aerosmith
  • "Little Gomez", the chihuahua in the song of the same name by Eric Bogle

Related Topics