Famous Cartoon Dogs Who Deserve A Cuteness Oscar

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.

Lady And The Tramp

Lady - Lady And The Tramp

They say that opposites attract, and that’s exactly what happened to Lady, a pampered house dog, when she met the street-smart Tramp. Their love story is probably one of the most romantic things put on celluloid. And though Lady didn’t grow up on the streets, when the time comes, she will do anything to protect Tramp.

The Tramp – Lady And The Tramp

The Tramp - Lady And The Tramp

Tramp grew up on the streets and doesn’t believe in people. And though life has been tough, he is still fun-loving and loyal to his friends. When love finds him in the form of Lady, Tramp will learn to trust more and will find out that not all people are bad.

Scooby-Doo – Scooby-Doo!

Scooby-Doo - Scooby-Doo!

You are already singing that song in your head, aren’t you? Even though the franchise was first launched over 50 years ago, this furry detective with a love for snacks remains popular and is probably on his way to solve more mysteries.

Snoopy – Charles M. Schulz Peanuts Universe

Snoopy - Charles M. Schulz Peanuts Universe

Another veteran, Snoopy first appeared alongside his human friend Charlie Brown in a comic strip, but with time also appeared in film and television. In some countries, Snoopy is considered more popular than Charlie Brown, who was supposed to be the principal character of the universe.

Pongo – 101 Dalmatians

Pongo - 101 Dalmatians

Before there were 101 Dalmatians, there were only two: Pongo and Perdita. Pongo, the male of the duo, is the reason his owner Roger met his wife Anita. While much like Roger he is fun and laid-back, but when the situation calls for it, Pongo is courageous and will prove his loyalty in the face of danger.

Perdita – 101 Dalmatians

Perdita - 101 Dalmatians

Another great example of how opposites attract, Perdita is much more refined and elegant than her partner Pongo. And yet, they make a perfect couple and great parents to all the puppies. At times she may worry way too much, but she is a fearless warrior when her loved ones need to be protected.

Pluto – Disney

Pluto - Disney

Pluto is probably Disney’s most popular dog. Unlike most anthropomorphic animals in the Disney universe, Pluto is actually Mickey’s pet and behaves as such, though his various facial expressions are hilarious to watch.

Slinky Dog – Toy Story

Slinky Dog - Toy Story

Most of Slinky’s body might be a spring, but he is as much of a dog as you could expect from a canine. He is playful, barks, and is extremely loyal to Woody. Interestingly, Slinky only appeared in the script during rewrites.

Copper – The Fox And The Hound

Copper - The Fox And The Hound

Copper is a great hunter but he is an even greater friend. Even though there has been some negative influence in his life, he retained his moral principles throughout his life and came to the rescue of his friend, who everyone else considered his natural enemy.

Max – How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Max - How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

More and more people start to agree that Grinch was not, in fact, all that bad; he was just bullied into evilness by the townsfolk. On the other hand, Max, his dog, stays by his side, even though Grinch is not always on his best behavior with him. Max even acted as a reindeer for him!

Gromit – Wallace And Gromit

Gromit - Wallace And Gromit

Gromit may not be a talking dog, but his facial expressions and body language will let you know precisely what he thinks. He also has numerous hobbies, from knitting and playing chess to reading the newspaper and cooking. Living with inventor Wallace, Gromit is also a skilled engineer with a degree from a dog university.

Dino – The Flintstones

Dino - The Flintstones

Yes, he is technically a dinosaur, but he is from the Stone Age, so he still counts as a dog. His behavior with the Flintstones, his family, only confirms this. One of Dino’s favorite things to do is welcome Fred Flintstone back from work, knock him over, and lick his face — like any overexcited pup.



Bolt lived his life using his superpowers to save the world. But one day, when he gets lost, he suddenly has to learn that he is a normal dog who plays a superhero in movies and that all the perils were constructed on the set. Now Bolt has to find his true self.

Trusty – Lady And The Tramp

Trusty - Lady And The Tramp

Trusty’s service days may be well past him, but his loyalty and support to friends are as strong as ever. Being Lady’s neighbor and old friend, he helps her out of many misadventures before she and Tramp can happily come together.

Jock – Lady And The Tramp

Jock - Lady And The Tramp

Jock may be irritable at times, but he loves those he considers his family. He is there for Lady from day one as she comes to live with her humans, teaching her all the things a respectable dog should know. Jock might be small in size but that doesn’t stop him from being fearless.

Spike And Tyke – Tom And Jerry

Spike And Tyke - Tom And Jerry

Spike and Tyke live in the Tom and Jerry universe. Like any pup, Tyke is playful and cute. He loves spending time with his father and often treats him like his role model. Despite looking fierce, Spike is generally very friendly and kind, but his protective side comes into play immediately when Tyke is in any way involved in Tom and Jerry’s shenanigans.

Charlie B. Barkin – All Dogs Go To Heaven

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

Colonel - 101 Dalmatians

Colonel usually acts very much in sync with his name. Together with his friends, a horse and a cat, he forms and commands a pseudo-military unit. When his assistance is needed in finding Pongo and Perdita’s puppies, Colonel doesn’t hesitate to organize a rescue mission, which, after overcoming all obstacles, succeeds.

Snowy – The Adventures Of Tintin

Snowy - The Adventures Of Tintin

It’s impossible to imagine Tintin without his trusted sidekick Snowy. Snowy was there from the very first issue of the comic strip and stayed by Tintin’s side. Snowy can also understand human speech and communicate through speech bubbles.

Clifford The Big Red Dog

Clifford The Big Red Dog

Clifford is a joyous 2-year-old pup and often behaves as such. Except, he is 25 feet (7.5 m) tall. Together with his owner Emily Elizabeth, he goes on many adventures. Clifford first started out as a children’s book series but later had several movies and TV series centered around him.

Odie – Garfield

Odie - Garfield

Garfield may detest Odie’s huge tongue and slobbers, but you have to admit, he’s one of the cutest things about the whole series. He used to belong to Jon Arbuckle’s friend, but after he moved to the jungle, Odie found his new family with Jon and Garfield.

Santa’s Little Helper – The Simpsons

Santa's Little Helper - The Simpsons

Santa’s Little Helper was there from day one. Homer and Bart adopted him at the racetrack where the poor pup was abandoned by his owner. The fact that it happened on Christmas day adds to the miracle vibe. Unlike many other cartoon dogs, Santa’s Little Helper is not anthropomorphized and mostly behaves like any normal dog.

Goofy – Disney Universe

Goofy - Disney Universe

Goofy might seem awkward, clumsy, and a little slow, but his heart is definitely in the right place. He is also a great father to Max. Together with Mickey and Donald, Goofy is part of Disney’s original comedy trio.

Courage – Courage The Cowardly Dog

Courage - Courage The Cowardly Dog

When Muriel found a little purple pup, she was convinced he was very brave, so she named him Courage. Years later, Courage lives with Muriel and her husband Eustace on a farm in the middle of a literal Nowhere. Courage hides a secret: he is scared of almost everything. And yet, it is up to him to protect Muriel and Eustace from all the freaky stuff that happens in Nowhere.

Peg – Lady And The Tramp

Peg - Lady And The Tramp

Peg is prone to being caught, yet somehow Tramp manages to save her each time. She may seem helpless, but when Lady is in trouble, Peg steps up and defends her from other dogs.

Droopy Dog – MGM Cartoons

Droopy Dog - MGM Cartoons

Droopy, the animated basset hound, is the personification of pessimism. Always looking at the sad side of things and never anticipating a positive account, he will still surprise you with the range of skills he has, but most importantly, with his unusual strength that he doesn’t hesitate to display.

Mr. Peabody – Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Mr. Peabody - Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Mr. Peabody has a very important role as an adoptive father to his human son Sherman. Unlike what you might imagine, he actually takes his responsibilities very seriously. On a different note, they have a Wayback Machine aka WABAC that they use to travel to the past and explore historical events. And we all know that time travel always comes with lots of mischief.

Barnyard Dawg – Looney Tunes Universe

Barnyard Dawg - Looney Tunes Universe

Barnyard Dawg is a feisty, energetic, and passionate basset hound who can pick a fight with literally anyone, though his archnemesis (but also best friend) is Foghorn Leghorn. Although it is usually Foghorn who taunts Barnyard Dawg, the latter is not above pulling a good prank on him.

Seymour – Futurama

Seymour - Futurama

Seymour was Fry’s dog back in Old New York. Fry found him as a pup and adopted him. After Fry fell into the cryogenic tube, Seymour was inconsolable. In the 31st century, Fry managed to create a time duplicate and send him back in time to stay with Seymour.

Chief – The Fox And The Hound

Chief - The Fox And The Hound

Chief rất coi trọng việc nuôi dạy Copper trẻ tuổi và biến anh ta thành một con chó săn tuyệt vời. Ban đầu, ông cực lực phản đối tình bạn bất thường giữa con trai nuôi của mình và một con cáo sống trong khu phố, nhưng đến cuối phim hoạt hình, ông đã chấp nhận nó.
Bạn – Arthur

Pal - Arthur

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.

Astro – The Jetsons

Astro - The Jetsons

Astro’s journey started like a classic “dad doesn’t want a dog in the house” story. But after an eventful incident with a burglar, Astro was allowed to stay and soon became everyone’s favorite. Apparently, in the future dogs will become more advanced, because Astro has a rudimental grasp of the English language and communicates with his family.

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