Who said celebrities had to be human (or real, for that matter)? Here are 23 pooches who won big-screen fame.
The most famous canine celebrities
Obsessing over celebrities has long been a huge part of our culture—fans love to memorize facts about them, dress like them and even (unfortunately) stalk them.
But celebrities don't have to be human. Especially now, real-life Internet dog celebrities like Boo and Menswear Dog have broken into the world of stardom. Some have their own TV shows, books, memorabilia and even millions of followers on social media.
Though some of these famous dogs will fade into relative obscurity, as C-list celebrities often do, some canine characters from the silver screen have found fame that has withstood the test of time. To celebrate that, we've identified 24 famous dogs from movies and TV that will be remembered by people around the world for years to come.
The most famous beagle around, Snoopy didn't have to say much to get his point across. And who doesn't love a dog who'd rather sleep on top of his dog house?
"The Wizard of Oz"
Though the Cairn Terrier was small, Toto was a fiercely loyal companion and pivotal to Dorothy's success in getting back home.
"Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!"
Who can forget the Saturday morning cartoon classic Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, and it's hilarious central character. This Great Dane helped solve harrowing mysteries and fought crime—all for the love of his companions and Scooby Snacks.
This Rough Collie helped save lives and could fix any problem that came by her best friend, Jeff.
Pluto is so famous that he's even well-known in space.
The beloved title character in the 1957 film "Old Yeller" meets an untimely end, but he managed to make everyone love him in the process.
The St. Bernard sure got into a lot of trouble, but his charming personality won over his family and the rest of us.
"Clifford the Big Red Dog"
Clifford, the giant Labrador Retriever/Vizsla hybrid has been getting into trouble with his owner, Emily Elizabeth, since 1963.
Wishbone, the Jack Russell Terrier, took us on adventures through time as he daydreamed about being the protagonist of classic tales.
"The Budweiser Dog"
Spuds the Bull Terrier made a name for herself as the face of Bud Light in the '80s, and will always be known as the "original party animal."
Lady and Tramp
"Lady and the Tramp"
This famous Cocker Spaniel and Mutt duo made eating spaghetti romantic, which is a feat in and of itself.
"The Little Rascals"
This unofficial member of "The Little Rascals" was originally played by an American Staffordshire Terrier in the TV series, but an American Pit Bull Terrier was cast in the movie remake.
The Taco Bell Dog
Gidget, also known as the "Taco Bell Chihuahua" was the face of the fast food chain and known for saying "Yo quiero Taco Bell" in every commercial.
This Golden Retriever was a stud on the basketball court, but more importantly helped Josh cope with a terrible loss.
"Turner and Hooch"
Another crime-fighting pooch, this Dogue de Bordeaux was the loveable partner Scott Turner didn't know he needed.
"Because of Winn-Dixie"
This Picardy Shepherd from the classic children's novel not only led Opal to make new friends, but also helped her rekindle a severed relationship with her father.
"Marley and Me"
Many will never forget the adorable Golden Lab Marley, who stole our hearts in the 2008 comedy-drama. In the movie, he was played by 18 different pups.
"Cesar Dog Food"
If you forget Cesar's cute little face for even a moment, you'll likely see the Westie at the supermarket, smiling at you from the cans of dog food he was named after.
The Dachshund slinky with a Southern drawl was one of the only toys to stand up for Woody when the rest turned against him, earning him a gold star in loyalty and friendship.
Baxter, Ron Burgundy's trusty Border Terrier, was probably smarter than his owner (seriously, he challenged a bear). "Bark twice if you're in Milwaukee!"
Garfield's Dachshund companion was slightly dim, but his constant inclination to lick Garfield's face was hard not to love.
The cocktail-drinking White Labrador is more of a hilarious friend to Peter than a dog at all.
Steve was lucky to have a dog like Blue, who he could understand by solving the clues that she left around the house.
"The Nightmare Before Christmas"
Technically, Zero is a ghost dog made out of a sheet, but a loyal companion nonetheless.