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The 10 Best Dogs in Movies

on March 26, 2017

We love dogs. We love movies. What we really love is dogs IN movies. In no particular order, here are our top 10 favorite canine movie characters who we think are most deserving of a Pawscar Award!

  1. Toto from The Wizard of Oz

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    Terry, the Cairn Terrier who played Toto appeared in 15 different movies between 1934 and 1945.

  2. Lady & Tramp from Lady & The Tramp

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    The movie was inspired by a real dog named Lady, a Springer Spaniel who was learning to deal with her owner's new baby.

  3. Bruiser from Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

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    Moonie, the Chihuahua who played Bruiser Woods in both movies lived to be 18 years old.

  4. Benji from Benji

    Benji is often seen as the poster dog for shelter adoptions. The original Benji was played by Higgins, a mixed-breed pup who was adopted from the Burbank Animal Shelter. After the movie debuted in 1974, more than one million dogs were adopted from shelters around the country.

  5. Verdell from As Good As It Gets

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    With a face that won over Jack Nicholson, Verdell was played by a Brussels Griffon named Jill.

  6. Beethoven from Beethoven

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    The St. Bernard who starred in this movie was also named Beethoven.

  7. Baxter from Anchorman

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    This miniature Buddha covered in hair was played by a mixed-breed Border Terrier named Peanut.

  8. Hercules a.k.a. "The Beast" from The Sandlot

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    For much of the film, "The Beast" was played by a mechanical puppet and two human operators, but the sweet dog at the end was an English Mastiff.

  9. Marley from Marley & Me

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    Did you know 22 different Labradors played Marley in the movie?

  10. Chance and Shadow from Homeward Bound

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    Chance was played by an American Bulldog named Rattler and Shadow was played by a Golden Retriever named Ben. Both actors aced tugging at the ol' heart strings.


Let us know in the comments who we forgot!