Diversity is no stranger to famous dogs. Famed canines come from many different sources that include television, movies, cartoons, books, music, history, comics and more. Some of the dogs gained their reputation directly through real life endeavors, and other’s got popular through the inspiration of their authors. Although the names have many different origins, they all belong to well known dogs throughout the world.
Gidget is the popular Chihuaha that appeared in Taco Bell commercials. She gained fame with the catch phrases “Yo quiero Taco Bell” and “Drop the Chalupa”. What you may not know about Gidget is that she also appeared in the movie ‘Legally Blonde 2’ as Bruiser’s mom. Among other real life famed canines are Bobbie the Wonder Dog (traveled over 2500 miles to return to his master’s home) and Laika (the first dog to travel to outer space).
There are also many fictional famous dog names. Snoopy is the well-known Beagle from the Charles Schulz comic strip ‘Peanuts’. Snoopy has seven siblings, five of which made appearances throughout the years (Andy, Belle, Marbles, Olaf, and Spike). What you may not know is that Snoopy was originally destined to be named Sniffy. Other notable fictional dog names include Clifford (from the children’s cartoon ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’) and Astro (from Hanna Barbera’s ‘The Jetsons’).
|Reason to Choose
|This name from "Marley & Me" is often given to dogs that are goofy and lovable, as well as those that have a charming personality
|This name from the comic strip is often given to dogs that are big and goofy, as well as those that have a lovable personality
|This name from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is often given to dogs that are loyal and protective, as well as those that have a strong personality
|This name from "The Mask" is often given to dogs that are mischievous and adventurous, as well as those that have a playful personality
|This name from "Frasier" is often given to dogs that are intelligent and loyal, as well as those that have a clever personality
|This name from "Peter Pan" is often given to dogs that are nurturing and caring, as well as those that have a motherly personality
|This name from "The Aristocats" is often given to dogs that are small and feisty, as well as those that have a bold personality
|This name from the RCA Victor logo is often given to dogs that are curious and playful, as well as those that have a fun personality
|This name from "Garfield" is often given to dogs that are silly and goofy, as well as those that have a fun-loving personality
|This name from the book "Where the Red Fern Grows" is often given to dogs that are loyal and devoted, as well as those that have a sentimental personality
|This name from the book is often given to dogs that are loyal and protective, as well as those that have a strong personality
|This name from "The Adventures of Milo and Otis" is often given to dogs that are adventurous and playful, as well as those that have a fun-loving personality
|This name from the movie "The Adventures of Milo and Otis" is often given to dogs with a sense of adventure and a curious spirit
|This name from the book "Lassie Come-Home" is often given to dogs that are loyal and dependable, as well as those that have a loving personality
|This name from "101 Dalmatians" is often given to dogs that are loving and nurturing, as well as those that have a maternal personality
|This name from "The Little Rascals" is often given to dogs that are loyal and friendly, as well as those that have a fun-loving personality
|This name from "Lord of the Rings" is often given to dogs that are loyal and brave, as well as those that have a strong personality
|This name from Disney is often given to dogs that are friendly and outgoing, as well as those that have a playful personality
|This name from the book is often given to dogs that are curious and playful, as well as those that have a fun personality
|This name from "101 Dalmatians" is often given to dogs that are loving and protective, as well as those that have a devoted personality
|This name from the book "Because of Winn-Dixie" is often given to dogs that are friendly and happy-go-lucky, as well as those that have a cheerful personality
|This name from the book is often given to dogs that are mischievous and fun-loving, as well as those that have a playful personality
|This name from the movie "Ratatouille" is often given to dogs that are clever and food-loving, as well as those that have a curious personality
|This name from "Ren and Stimpy" is often given to dogs that are quirky and comedic, as well as those that have a unique personality
|This name from "Toy Story" is often given to dogs that are loyal and brave, as well as those that have a strong personality
|This name from the book and movie "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" is often given to dogs that are adventurous and courageous, as well as those that have a heroic personality
|Rin Tin Tin
|This name from the movie and TV show is often given to dogs that are heroic and loyal, as well as those that have a noble personality
|This name from "101 Dalmatians" is often given to dogs that are playful and energetic, as well as those that have a friendly personality
|This name from "The Dukes of Hazzard" is often given to dogs that are tough and rugged, as well as those that have a strong personality
|This name from "Citizen Kane" is often given to dogs that are elegant and refined, as well as those that have a sophisticated personality
|1 2 3 4 5 6
|Led his sled team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome, Alaska, to deliver diphtheria antitoxin
|World War II Norwegian mascot dog known for his courage
|Famous St. Bernard rescue dog from Switzerland
|Newfoundland dog owned by Lord Byron, the famous poet wrote an epitaph to him
|Travelled 2,551 miles to return to his home in Oregon after he was lost in Indiana
|Unofficial town dog of Daytona Beach, Florida in the 1940s and 1950s
|The first seeing eye dog in the United States
|Dog of Richard Nixon, mentioned in his famous 'Checkers' speech
|Scottish Terrier of U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt and the only presidential pet to be memorialized in a statue
|Canadian war dog who was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in World War II
|Known for his unparalleled loyalty by waiting for his deceased owner at a train station in Japan for nearly a decade
|Him and Her
|Pair of Beagles owned by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson
|The first German Shepherd Dog and the genetic basis for modern German Shepherds
|Chow Chow mix owned by Sigmund Freud, often present during his therapy sessions
|English Pointer, World War II mascot, and prisoner of war
|Famous Labrador Retriever and the only dog to appear on a United States Federal Duck Stamp
|The first animal to orbit Earth, sent to space by the Soviet Union in 1957
|Star of a popular television show in the 1950s and 1960s, saving the day in every episode
|Deaf Bull Terrier known for greeting ships in Juneau, Alaska in the 1930's
|Discovered the stolen Jules Rimet Trophy (World Cup) in 1966
|Rin Tin Tin
|Rescued during World War I and went on to become a star in Hollywood films
|Accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition across the United States
|One of the earliest canine film stars
|Famous for rescuing people from drowning in Swansea, Wales
|Led the longest and most hazardous stretch of the 1925 serum run to Nome
|This Great Dane was a character in 'The Jetsons'
|This Saint Bernard was the main character in a comedy movie
|This White Shepherd was the main character in a movie of the same name
|This Bloodhound was a character in Disney's 'Cinderella'
|As the star of 'Air Bud', this Golden Retriever played basketball
|Featured in 'Homeward Bound', this American Bulldog was known for his mischievousness
|This Saint Bernard was the main character in a Stephen King novel turned movie
|This Terrier mix was a character in 'Oliver & Company'
|This Mutt was a character in 'The Secret Life of Pets'
|This Pomeranian was a character in 'The Secret Life of Pets'
|This Dogue de Bordeaux became famous from the comedy film, 'Turner & Hooch'
|She stars in Disney's 'Lady and the Tramp'
|This Rough Collie was a star in a movie with the same name
|Featured in 'Marley & Me', this Labrador Retriever won everyone's heart
|This Jack Russell Terrier was a character in 'The Secret Life of Pets'
|This Newfoundland was the family pet in 'Peter Pan'
|This Labrador Retriever/Mastiff mix was the main character in a movie of the same name
|She was Pongo's mate in '101 Dalmatians'
|This Dalmatian was a protagonist in '101 Dalmatians'
|Rin Tin Tin
|This German Shepherd was a famous movie star in the 1920s and 1930s
|This Golden Retriever was one of the main characters in 'Homeward Bound'
|This Dachshund was one of the characters in 'Toy Story'
|This Mastiff was the star of 'Tom and Jerry'
|This Cairn Terrier was Dorothy's companion in 'The Wizard of Oz'
|He is the other half of the famous duo in Disney's 'Lady and the Tramp'
|Lady Gaga's French Bulldog, who has appeared in several of her music videos
|Liam Hemsworth's adopted dog, often seen with him hiking
|The Obama family's Portuguese Water Dog, who lived in the White House during Barack Obama's presidency
|Famed as Demi Lovato's beloved pet, who was tragically killed by a coyote
|Jessica Chastain's three-legged rescue dog, who often accompanies her on the red carpet
|Jessica Simpson's Maltipoo, who was unfortunately taken by a coyote
|Nick Jonas's Golden Retriever, who has been seen on the red carpet
|Drew Barrymore's dog, who saved her from a house fire
|Miley Cyrus's Alaskan Klee Kai, who sadly passed away in 2014
|Khloe Kardashian's dog, who she referred to as her first child
|Carrie Fisher's French Bulldog, who accompanied her to many public events
|Another of Lady Gaga's French Bulldogs, who was stolen and later recovered
|Britney Spears's dog, often seen with her during her early career
|Andy Cohen's dog, who often appears on Watch What Happens Live
|Adam Sandler's Bulldog, who was the ring bearer at his wedding
|Orlando Bloom's dog, who sadly went missing in 2020
|Selena Gomez's dog, who often appears in her Instagram posts
|Kylie Jenner's Italian Greyhound, who has his own massive following on social media
|Jennifer Lawrence's dog, who often accompanies her on set
|Owned by Reese Witherspoon, this French bulldog is often featured on her Instagram
|Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's Bulldog, who passed away in 2018
|This Portuguese Water Dog also lived in the White House with the Obamas
|This was Paris Hilton's famous Chihuahua, often seen with her on reality shows
|Gwen Stefani's Pomeranian, who has his own Instagram account
|An English Bulldog owned by David and Victoria Beckham
|The Jetsons' loyal family dog, he was known for his energetic antics and love for his owners
|This animated dog was the star of the children's show Blue's Clues, helping kids learn through play and exploration
|The Griffin family's talking dog in Family Guy, he often provided comedic relief and sarcastic commentary
|Clifford the Big Red Dog
|This lovable and gigantic dog was a children's book character who later became a TV star
|This basset hound, known for his slow drawl and lethargic demeanor, always managed to outsmart his opponents
|A lovable and loyal Golden Retriever in the movie Up, he stole viewers' hearts with his goofy personality
|Max's friend and mentor in The Secret Life of Pets, this fluffy Newfoundland dog always had a wise word to share
|Hagrid's loyal and fierce boarhound in the Harry Potter series, he often protected his master and friends
|Davey's faithful companion in Davey and Goliath, this talking dog often provided moral guidance and support
|This anthropomorphic dog, known for his clumsy antics, was a beloved character in Disney cartoons
|Wallace's faithful dog in the Wallace and Gromit series, he often saved the day with his intelligence and loyalty
|This laid-back blue dog was a classic cartoon character, known for his Southern drawl
|Superman's loyal canine companion, he had powers like flight and super strength
|A pampered Cocker Spaniel who fell in love with a stray dog in Disney's Lady and the Tramp
|This lovable Great Dane always seemed to get into trouble but had a heart of gold
|McGruff the Crime Dog
|This cartoon character helped teach children about crime prevention and safety
|Garfield's loyal and sometimes dim-witted sidekick, this beagle was always up for an adventure
|A loyal companion to Mickey Mouse, this happy-go-lucky dog always had a wagging tail
|This neurotic Chihuahua in Ren and Stimpy often found himself in bizarre and humorous situations
|Santas Little Helper
|The Simpson family's beloved greyhound, he was rescued from the dog track and became a loyal companion
|This Great Dane helped solve mysteries with his friends in the Mystery Machine
|Ren's dim-witted but lovable sidekick in Ren and Stimpy, he often provided comic relief
|The streetwise and charming stray dog who won Lady's heart in Lady and the Tramp
|This superhero dog, always ready to save the day, was a classic cartoon character
|George W. Bush's Scottish Terrier was known for his antics in the White House
|Barack Obama's Portuguese Water Dog was chosen because it is hypoallergenic and Malia Obama has allergies
|Bill Clinton's Chocolate Labrador Retriever, a lively companion during his presidency
|John F. Kennedy's Welsh Terrier accompanied the president during the Cuban Missile Crisis
|Richard Nixon mentioned this Cocker Spaniel in his famous speech to save his political career
|John F. Kennedy's German Shepherd was a loyal and protective addition to the family
|Another of George Washington's American Foxhounds, named for his playful and unpredictable nature
|Franklin D. Roosevelt's Scottish Terrier, a faithful companion who even attended his master's meetings
|Abraham Lincoln's dog, a mixed-breed who was tragically killed after his master's assassination
|Him & Her
|Lyndon B. Johnson's Beagles, famous for an incident where LBJ picked one up by the ears
|This Irish Setter belonged to Richard Nixon and was named after a village in Ireland
|Warren G. Harding's Airedale Terrier, who attended meetings and was dubbed "First Dog."
|George H.W. Bush's English Springer Spaniel, who even had a book written about her experiences
|This Scottish Terrier joined Barney as a birthday gift for Laura Bush from her husband
|Another of Nixon's dogs, this Terrier brought diversity and energy to the White House
|Woodrow Wilson's Old English Sheepdog, who was known for her protective instincts
|A gift from Soviet Premier Khrushchev, John F. Kennedy's Russian dog was a symbol of friendship
|Millie's son, an English Springer Spaniel, served as an energetic and loving companion
|Calvin Coolidge's white Collie, a regal and well-mannered companion
|This Irish Cocker Spaniel, also owned by JFK, was known for her playful and friendly nature
|A stray cat that was adopted by the Clintons, Socks became an unlikely companion to Buddy
|The Obamas added this playful Portuguese Water Dog to the family as a companion for Bo
|George Washington's American Foxhound, bred for hunting on his Mount Vernon estate
|Richard Nixon's Poodle was a great companion and provided comfort during his presidency
|A mixed-breed dog, Yuki was rescued by Lyndon B. Johnson's daughter Luci at a Texas gas station
There are currently no user submitted images for this page. This is your opportunity to be the first! Submit your photo below.
There are currently no name recommendations for this page. This is your opportunity to be the first! Make your recommendation below.
Once upon a time, in a bustling city known for its vibrant entertainment industry, there lived a spirited and talented dog named Rocket. Rocket was a nimble Border Collie with a sleek, black and white coat that seemed to shimmer under the stage lights. He had boundless energy, incredible agility, and a natural flair for performing.
Rocket's owner, an aspiring animal trainer named Max, recognized his dog's remarkable talents early on. Together, they spent countless hours training and practicing, honing Rocket's skills in acrobatics, obstacle courses, and even some doggie acting. Max knew that Rocket was destined for greatness, and he was determined to help his canine companion achieve stardom.
One fateful day, while Max and Rocket were practicing in a local park, a well-known movie director named Oliver happened to be passing by. He was immediately captivated by Rocket's incredible stunts and showmanship. As Rocket leaped gracefully through hoops, scaled towering obstacles, and performed dazzling flips, Oliver knew that he had stumbled upon a genuine star.
Oliver approached Max with an offer he couldn't refuse – the opportunity for Rocket to star in a blockbuster action film. Max was overjoyed, and Rocket wagged his tail in excitement, eager to embark on this new adventure.
With Max by his side, Rocket began to train for his first big role. The film, titled "Canine Crusader," was an action-packed story of a heroic dog who used his incredible abilities to save his city from disaster. Rocket embraced his character wholeheartedly, throwing himself into the action sequences with gusto and finesse.
When the film was finally released, it was an instant hit. Audiences across the nation were captivated by Rocket's breathtaking stunts and heartwarming performance. Overnight, Rocket became a household name, his striking black and white visage gracing magazine covers, billboards, and television screens.
As Rocket's fame grew, so did his opportunities. He went on to star in a series of action films and even made guest appearances on popular talk shows, where he demonstrated his amazing abilities for awestruck audiences. Max and Rocket were inseparable, their bond only growing stronger as they navigated the whirlwind of fame and success together.
Despite his newfound stardom, Rocket remained humble and dedicated to his craft. He continued to train diligently with Max, always eager to learn new tricks and perfect his skills. Rocket knew that his success was a testament to the power of hard work, perseverance, and the unbreakable bond between a dog and his owner.
Rocket's incredible journey from a simple park to the silver screen inspired countless dog owners to explore the untapped potential of their canine companions. His story became a symbol of hope and possibility, proving that with dedication and determination, even the most ordinary dog could achieve extraordinary things.
And so, the legend of Rocket, the world's most famous stunt dog, lived on in the hearts and minds of people everywhere, a reminder of the magic that can be unleashed when we believe in the potential of our four-legged friends.
We would like to take this time to thank all of our visitors that make DogNamed.com the best dog naming resource on the web. Our site would not be where it is today without your suggestions, ratings, and photo submissions. So pat yourselves on the back for a job well done and keep up the good work! If you have any comments, suggestions, or ideas for the this page or any part of our site, don't hesitate to drop us a line on our Contact Page. Thank you! -The DogNamed Team