Not every cartoon has an animated dog in it, and if you ask me, that’s a major drawback. A cartoon dog, even if playing a villain in the story, makes everything so much better, just like a real-life dog, and that’s just hard facts.
While there are many different cartoon pets in the history of animation, both as sidekicks to the human protagonist and heroes in their own right, cartoon dogs remain the undisputed favorites of writers and animators, and we as the audience don’t object to it at all. Moreover, we often name our own pets with cartoon dog names, just to honor our favorite characters.
By the way, do you prefer anthropomorphic dogs or dogs that behave like they do in everyday life? Both are fun to watch in a cartoon, but I am interested to hear your opinion.
The Tramp – Lady And The Tramp
Scooby-Doo – Scooby-Doo!
Snoopy – Charles M. Schulz Peanuts Universe
Pongo – 101 Dalmatians
Perdita – 101 Dalmatians
Pluto – Disney
Slinky Dog – Toy Story
Copper – The Fox And The Hound
Max – How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
Gromit – Wallace And Gromit
Dino – The Flintstones
Trusty – Lady And The Tramp
Jock – Lady And The Tramp
Spike And Tyke – Tom And Jerry
Charlie B. Barkin – All Dogs Go To Heaven
Charlie is your perfect protagonist: loveable, smart, charming, a bit of a con man, but with a heart of gold. His life is full of adventures, and even if Charlie sometimes tricks others, he always ends up doing the right thing.
Colonel – 101 Dalmatians
Snowy – The Adventures Of Tintin
Clifford The Big Red Dog
Odie – Garfield
Santa’s Little Helper – The Simpsons
Goofy – Disney Universe
Courage – Courage The Cowardly Dog
Peg – Lady And The Tramp
Droopy Dog – MGM Cartoons
Mr. Peabody – Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Barnyard Dawg – Looney Tunes Universe
Seymour – Futurama
Chief – The Fox And The Hound
Pal was literally born in front of Arthur, who at the time was pet-sitting Pal’s mother. As a reward for his good job, the owner allowed Arthur to pick a puppy, and this is how the friendship between Pal and Arthur began. They became inseparable friends, and Pal often sleeps on Arthur’s bed, comforting him when Arthur has a nightmare.