The Ten Best TV/Movie Dogs of All Time

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The Ten Best TV/Movie Dogs of All Time

Dogs are our best friends in real life ... and in fiction, they're just as important. Here's our list of the ten best movie dogs from TV and movies!

10. Brian Griffin

By far the most normal member of the entire "Family Guy" household is ... well, a talking, oft-inebriated dog. We'll put him here instead of the Simpsons' Santa's Little Helper. Here's a clip of his greatest moments (a highlight reel that is definitely not for children).

 

9. Wishbone

Wishbone

A dog that brought us wonderful stories every day? What a pal! This Jack Russell terrier remains one of the greatest figures in public television history.

 

8. The Beast from "Sandlot"

Beast from The Sandlot

The fearsome dog that threatened to menace Squints, Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez and the rest of the childhood baseball gang actually turned out to be kind of a lovable softy. However, the "Pickle the Beast" scene remains one of the greatest movie scenes ever (in our humble opinion).

 

7. Underdog

Underdog

Of course, every dog is a superhero! However, Underdog is one that actually got his own television show. For almost a decade, the heroic (and oft-rhyming) dog battled crime - often having to save Sweet Polly Purebred from the clutches of evildoers. Have no fear - Underdog is here!

 

6. Beethoven

Beethoven

All movies should be sure to include a gigantic St. Bernard in its cast somewhere, just so they can compete with the slobbering beast at the heart of this funny, heartwarming family comedy from 1992. A fun fact about this movie - it was co-written by John Hughes (writing under the name Edmond Dantes), writer and director of famous 80s comedies like The Breakfast Club and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

 

5. Buck from "Married With Children"

Buck from Married With Children

It couldn't have been easy for the Bundys' shaggy Briard dog, not in that dysfunctional household; no wonder poor Buck grew up to become so snarky. Still, of all the Bundy members, he might have been the smartest.

 

4. Brain, from "Inspector Gadget"

Brain from Inspector Gadget

Poor Brain, always having to bail the bumbling and perhaps overly resourceful Gadget out of whatever sticky situation the detective finds himself in. It's not an easy task. Luckily, he's got a significantly more intelligent owner in Penny to take care of him - most of the time.

 

3. Lassie

Lassie

Star of books, film, radio and television, the legendary rough collie is the go-to canine when a hapless little boy (or girl) somehow gets stuck down a well.

 

2. Eddie from "Frasier"

Eddie from Frasier

Despite some behind-the-scenes mischief, the faithful companion of Martin Crane (and a constant pest to Frasier, Niles and the rest of the gang) was always a welcome part of the Seattle-set sitcom.

 

1. Air Bud

Air Bud

This multi-sport star is the Bo Jackson of the canine world - a golden retriever who earned all-star stars in basketball, football, soccer, baseball and volleyball over seven fun movies.

 

What are your favorite TV or movie dogs? Let us know by leaving a comment below! 

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