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List of dogs is an annotated list of real dogs. See also the list of fictional dogs and List of dog breeds.
Dogs notable in their own right
- Axelrod, probable Basset Hound - appeared in commercials and print ads for Flying "A" Service Station advertisements in the 1960s.
- Paddington, a Golden Retriever, is the main character of Bush's Baked Beans commercials. In the commercials, the dog's owner, president of the company, pleads for the dog to maintain the secret family recipe. The punchline of the commercials is the dog stating "Roll that beautiful bean footage." 
Rascal The Ugliest Dog, sings Christmas carol in ad for Lenovo.
- Storm, a dark-colored German Shepherd who appeared in numerous Los Angeles television ads for Ralph Williams Ford in the 1960s. The ad would begin with the sales manager on screen, introducing himself "and this is my dog, Storm" (who was usually lounging on the hood of the first car to be featured). These commercials became so familiar to Southern California viewers that they were parodied by comedians and inspired rival car dealer Cal Worthington to begin a decades-long tradition of commercials featuring animals as diverse as elephants and snakes, each of which is introduced as "my dog, Spot".
- Ace the Wonder Dog, actor that appeared in numerous films and film serials in the 1930s and 1940s.
- Baxter, the dog in the film Anchorman
- Jean, the Vitagraph Dog, screen's first leading canine, starring in movies from 1908 to 1913.
- Kuma, has been seen in several movies, including the short film Saving Angelo.
- Max, a Jack Russell, played Milo, Jim Carrey's faithful and intelligent dog in the 1994 movie The Mask.
RASCAL "The World's Ugliest Dog" appears in numerous Horror movies inc. "Tele-Zombie" "The Profile" and "Curse of the Smoke O'Lantern" Owned actor, by DANE ANDREW of Sunnyvale, Ca. www.TheWorldsUgliestDog.com
- Skippy, a wire haired fox terrier who, among other roles in 1930s films, played Asta in the Thin Man series.
- Sure Grip's Rattler, an American Bulldog, played the role of Chance in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.
- Tango, a Golden Retriever, stars as Bailey in the film Bailey's Billion$.
- "Beauregard the Wonder Dog", appeared regularly though unspectacularly on Hee Haw
- Bernadette portrayed the Basset Hound "Cleo" in the 1950s TV series The People's Choice 
- "Bullet the Wonder Dog", a black and silver German Shepherd Dog that appeared regularly on the TV show The Roy Rogers Show
- London portrayed Hobo in The Littlest Hobo series. The character originated in an earlier film
- Zeltim Odie Peterson, aka Odie the Talking Pug - a pug that said "I Love You" on various talk shows.
- Maui, a border collie mix, played Murray on the TV show Mad About You.
- Molly, a Bichon Frise, who played alongside Bruce Gyngell in the Australian mini-series Meweth.
- Moose and his son Enzo, played Eddie on the TV show Frasier.
- Petra, a mixed breed, was the first Blue Peter dog (The 'original' Petra died after making one appearance and was replaced by a look-alike, this was kept secret until many years after the substitute's death).
- Prada, Breezy and Windy, who portrayed Captain Archer's dog Porthos on Star Trek: Enterprise
Rascal "The World's Ugliest Dog" has been on 5 Animal Planet shows, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Call with Carson Daily, The View with Barbara Walters, ET's Insider from Times Square, Jane Pauley show, Racheal Ray and countless other TV and movie appearences. see www.TheWorldsUgliestDog.com
- Bobbie, the Wonder Dog, after accidental abandonment on a cross-country trip, Bobbie made his way back over 2800 miles to his family's home.
- Fido, a mixed-breed dog, whose master, Carlo Soriani, had died in an air raid over Borgo San Lorenzo (near Florence, in Italy) in 1943, during World War II. Fido waited in vain, for the following 14 years, for Soriani's return, going daily at the bus stop in Luco del Mugello (a frazione of Borgo) where the man used to get off after coming home from work.
- Gelert is the name of a legendary dog associated with the village of Beddgelert.
- Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye Terrier in Edinburgh, Scotland, was loyal to his master long after his master's death in 1858. Until Bobby's death 14 years later, he reportedly spent every night at his master's grave. A statue in memorial of Greyfriars Bobby was erected near the graveyard.
- Hachikō, an Akita who became a symbol of loyalty in Japan, is now honored by a statue in Tokyo. Hachikō is famous for his loyalty to his long dead master.
- Heidi, a Jack Russell Terrier from Scotland, made her way down a 500 foot vertical drop to get to the body of her owner (after he fell to his death while hiking) and stood guard over his body for days in 2001.
- Old Drum, an American Foxhound whose death at the hands of a neighbor was the subject of a lawsuit and George Graham Vest's famous closing argument "Eulogy to a Dog."
- Old Shep, a Border Collie, who - after seeing the coffin of his master loaded onto a train in Fort Benton, Montana in 1936 - maintained a vigil at the station for six years.
- Pompey, a Pug that foiled an assassination attempt on the life of William The Silent, Prince of Orange.
- Baek Gu, the Korean Jindo Dog, After being sold to new owner from 300 miles away by original owner due to economical hardship,
Guide and service dogs
- Buddy, a female German Shepherd, was the first formally trained guide dog in the United States. She belonged to Morris Frank, who worked to establish The Seeing Eye, the first dog guide school in America.
- Endal, voted "Dog of the Millennium", has been publicised by his human partner for over a decade.
- Lucky and Flo, a pair of black Labrador Retrievers, notable for being the first animals trained to detect optical discs by scent. They are sponsored by the MPAA and FACT, as part of an initiative to combat copyright infringement relating to motion pictures and DVD discs.
- Station Jim - a popular and successful collector for the Widows' and Orphans' fund of the Great Western Railway.
- Trixie Koontz, the Golden Retriever companion of Dean Koontz, is a retired guide dog and the purported author of Life Is Good. Trixie passed away on 6/30/07 at home. She was euthanized on her favorite couch with Koontz and his wife holding her in their arms. She had a tumor in her heart.
- Rajah, a German Shepherd, was the first Police dog to serve in New Zealand.
- Trakr, a German Shepherd who found the last survivor of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001.
Real dogs in literature
- Beautiful Joe, an abused Airedale who was rescued from a brutal master, inspired an 1894 bestselling novel of the same name.
- Jock of the Bushveld, a Staffordshire bull terrier from South Africa in the 1880 whose owner wrote a book about their travels together.
- Lad, a rough collie made famous by three of the novels, including Lad, A Dog, written by owner Albert Payson Terhune
- Charley, a poodle owned by John Steinbeck, was made famous by the book Travels With Charley.
- Endal A paperback book entitled Endal, ISBN 978-0-00-730300-7 , published by Harper Collins was released on the 9th February 2009 and went straight to Number 5 in the UK Paperback best sellers list.
- Marley, a yellow Labrador Retriever, is featured in the memoir Marley and Me.
- Tulip, J. R. Ackerley's German shepherd, is the subject of Ackerley's My Dog Tulip.
- Wheely Willy, a paraplegic chihuahua who is the subject of two bestselling children's books.
- Mirabelle is a boston terrier and star of a children's book The Adventures of Mirabelle
- Jonathan, a Husky, is the University of Connecticut's mascot, and is named after the state of Connecticut's first governor.
- Blue II, an English Bulldog, is the mascot of Butler University.
- Bully, a Bulldog, is the Mississippi State University mascot.
- Blitz, a purebred Boston Terrier, is the mascot of Wofford College.
- George Tirebiter, former mascot of the University of Southern California
- Handsome Dan, a bulldog, is the Yale University mascot.
- Jack the Bulldog is the mascot of Georgetown University.
- Reveille, a collie, is the mascot of Texas A&M University
- Uga, a Bulldog, serves as mascot for the University of Georgia.
- Smokey, a Blue Tick Hound, serves as mascot for the University of Tennessee.
- Dubs, an Alaskan Malamute, serves as a mascot for the University of Washington.
- Zeke the Wonder Dog, a Labrador Retriever, serves as a mascot for Michigan State.
- The English Bulldog is the mascot of the US Marine Corps as of 1922. They have included Jiggs and Jiggs II, Smedley and his successors (~1930-1955), and Chesty and his successors (~1955–present).
- Harvey the Hound, mascot for the Calgary Flames  NHL team.
- Crazy Dog, owner and leader of Crazy Pets and inventor of the Train Me! Treats. (Fictional)
- Brian Boru, a Irish Wolfhound, mascot of the Royal Irish Regiment
- Mex, the original mascot of the University of Oklahoma.
- Nigger, a black Labrador, the mascot of The Dambusters.
- Mirabelle,is a boston terrier and the mascot of Detail Gallery and star of the children's book, The Adventures of Mirabelle.
Dogs in photography
Rascal "The World's Ugliest Dog" has been photographed for People Magazine, and numerous other publications world wide and even has greating and Birthdays cards out.
- Mr. Winkle, a very small dog of uncertain breed, belongs to Lara Jo Regan, who has published many photos of Mr. Winkle in various costumes and poses.
- Sparky, of The Sparky Project, has been photographed and painted by several artists. http://www.sparkyandnelson.com
- Bulldog Abbie; an English Bulldog photographed and published commercially in both digital and printed formats
- Chalcy, a Weimaraner, is featured in hundreds of photos in books and DVDs in the "101 Dog Tricks" series by Kyra Sundance.
- Balto, a famous sled dog, was the lead dog on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome (which relayed diphtheria antitoxin by dog sled across Alaska to combat an epidemic). Balto was memorialized with a statue in New York's Central Park.
- Barry, a famous Saint Bernard rescue dog, reportedly saved 40 people.
- Dakota; was a pitbull search and rescue dog that responded to over 100 searches missions including the search for the astronauts that lost their lives in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
- Dusty, an Airedale Terrier, found a woman after she drove her car off the cliff above Nesika Beach, Oregon, on October 22, 2007, and his owner then led rescuers to the site.
- Gandalf, a black Shiloh Shepherd Search and Rescue dog owned by Misha Marshall, found missing boy scout Michael Auberry in March 2007.
- George, a Jack Russell Terrier who shielded a group of children in Manaia, New Zealand, from a pair of attacking pit bulls. He was killed by the pit bulls.
- Mancs, a Hungarian rescue dog, saved the lives of many people.
- Swansea Jack, Rescued people from Swansea bay and the River Tawe.
- Togo, a Siberian Husky, was the lead dog who lead the longest track while the team had the antitoxin, during the 1925 serum run to Nome (which relayed diphtheria antitoxin by dog sled across Alaska to combat an epidemic).
- Velvet is a black Labrador Retriever and shepherd cattle mixed breed dog, who helped save three climbers when they became stranded on Mount Hood in Oregon on February 18, 2007.
- Approximately 350 search and rescue dogs worked at the World Trade Center site following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Rescuers relied on the dogs' sense of smell and agility in tight spaces to seek survivors and recover the remains of victims.
- Appollo, a search and rescue dog who worked at World Trade Center site following the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Dogs in science
- Brown Dog, killed after vivisection in February 1903. A memorial statue provoked riots.
- Marjorie, a depancreatized dog, was the subject of experiments by Frederick Banting and his assistant, Charles Best. Marjorie was kept alive for about 70 days on pancreas extract, which was the first success in the doctors’ effort to uncover a means to control diabetes. Ultimately, this led Banting and Best to isolate insulin.
- Pavlov's dogs, who were subjects of Pavlov's research on classical conditioning.
- Snuppy, an Afghan Hound, was the first cloned dog.
The Soviets favored dogs for early space flights, as opposed to the Americans, who preferred monkeys and chimpanzees.
- Laika, a female Siberian Husky mix, became the first animal to enter orbit when she was launched into space aboard Sputnik 2. Laika's presence led to the mission being dubbed "Muttnik." She was also the first to die in orbit, as no provision was made to return her to the ground.
- Belka and Strelka, two Russian mixed breeds, went into space aboard Sputnik 5 and returned. They were the first animals to survive an orbital flight. Strelka later gave birth to a litter of puppies, one of which was given to Caroline Kennedy by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.
Dogs of unusual size
- Big Boss, a Yorkshire Terrier, was listed as the smallest living dog in the 2002 edition of Guinness World Records. Big Boss was listed at 4.7 inches (11.94 cm) tall when he was registered with Guinness.
- Danka Kordak Slovakia, a long-haired Chihuahua, holds the Guinness World Record as of 2007 for the shortest (in terms of height) living dog. She measured 5.4 inches tall and 7.4 inches long on May 30, 2004.
- Ducky, a three year old short coat Chihuahua from Charlton, Massachusetts, replaced Danka as the World's Smallest Dog according to the Daily Mail  At only 4.9in tall, Ducky weighs less than 1 lb 6oz.
- Gibson, a Harlequin Great Dane, is certified by Guinness World Records as the tallest living dog at 42.2 inches. Standing on his hind legs, the 170-pound dog is over 7 feet tall.
- Heaven Sent Brandy, a female Chihuahua, is listed in the 2007 Guinness World Records as the smallest living dog in terms of length. She set the record on 31 January 2005, at 6 inches (15.2 cm) long, from her nose to the tip of her tail.
- Sylvia, a matchbox-size Yorkshire Terrier owned by Arthur Marples of Blackburn, England, was the smallest dog in recorded history. The dog died in 1945 when she was almost two years old, at which point she stood 2.5 inches tall at the shoulder, measured 3.5 inches from nose tip to tail, and weighed 4 ounces.
- Tiny Pinocchio, an abnormally small Yorkshire Terrier, has appeared on several television programs including Oprah and the Today Show.
- Zorba, a male English Mastiff, was recognized by Guinness World Records as the heaviest dog in the world at 343 pounds. The record was set in November 1989, when Zorba was 8 years old. Zorba also held a record for the world's longest dog at 8’ 3".
- Antis, a Dickin Medal winner
- Bamse, a Saint Bernard, was a symbol of the Free Norwegian Forces in World War II.
- Chesty, one of a family of bulldogs, serving as the official mascot of Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. These dogs are actually enlisted in the US Marine Corps, most attaining the rank of corporal.
- Chips was a hero wardog of World War II.
- Gander, a Newfoundland, was posthumously awarded the Dicken Medal for his feats during the Battle of Hong Kong in World War II.
- Horrie the Wog Dog, found in Egypt by Australian Forces in 1942 during World War II, saved the lives of many Australian soldiers. Horrie was refused admission back to Australia after service in Europe; he was saved by his mates smuggling him to his new home in Australia.
- Judy, a ship's dog who served with the Royal Navy, was the only animal to have been officially registered as a Japanese prisoner of war. She was awarded the Dickin Medal in 1946.
- Just Nuisance, the only dog to have been officially enlisted in the Royal Navy, was buried with full military honours upon his death in 1944.
- Lava, a mixed breed dog, was adopted as a puppy by the 1st Battalion 3rd Marines Unit nicknamed the Lava Dogs. He was rescued from Iraq in 2005 by Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman. Lava is the subject of the book From Baghdad, With Love by Kopelman and Melinda Roth.
- Lex, the first actively working Military Working Dog to be adopted by family members of its handler, prior to being retired.
- Nigger, a black Labrador Retriever belonging to Guy Gibson, gave his name as the codename for the Dam Busters mission in World War II. His name is usually edited out of modern versions of the film about the mission.
- Rags, a Signal Corps mascot during World War I.
- Sabi, an Australian special forces explosives detection dog that spent almost 14 months missing in action (MIA) in Afghanistan before being recovered in 2009.
- Sergeant Stubby, the most decorated American war dog in US history, served during World War I. He was also a mascot at Georgetown University.
- Sinbad, the Coast Guard's most famous mascot. He was adopted by a crewman from the cutter Campbell prior to World War II. He was so beloved by the crew that they actually enlisted him in the Coast Guard. Sinbad had a book written about him.
- Smoky, hero war dog of World War II, was a Yorkshire Terrier who served with the 5th Air Force in the Pacific after she was adopted by Corporal William Wynne. Smoky was credited with twelve combat missions and awarded eight battle stars. Wynne authored a book about his adventures with Smoky entitled Yorkie Doodle Dandy: Or, the Other Woman Was a Real Dog.
- Soochow, the United States Marine Corps mascot in the Cabanatuan Prison Camp on the Bataan peninsula, and the only Animal Survivor of the Bataan Death March.
Other notable dogs
- Betsy, one of the most intelligent dogs, who knows over 340 words
- Bud Nelson (canine), the first dog to travel across the United States
- Bluey, an Australian Cattle Dog that is officially the world's oldest dog. He died in 1939 at 29 years and 5 months of age.
- Canigou Cambrai, an English Cocker Spaniel that was best in show at Crufts in 1996.
- Chanel, a Dachshund, was the world's oldest dog as of August 31, 2009 at 21 years old
- Chinook, was the dog team leader for the Byrd Antarctic Expeditions and dubbed an "All American Dog" in the 1920s.
- Cindy, a Greyhound who earned Guinness World Record's Highest Jump by a Dog. Cindy cleared a 5.5 foot hurdle.
- Dempsey, condemned to death under the United Kingdom's Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 but finally reprieved after three years of legal battles
- Donnie, a Doberman Pinscher featured on the National Geographic Channel show Dog Genius for his penchant for arranging his toys in geometric forms.
- Elwood, a Chinese Crested-Chihuahua, mixed breed, was a winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest in 2007.
- Faith, a bipedal dog
- Giant George, a Great Dane who is currently recognised as the world's tallest dog, and the tallest dog ever.
- Gibson, a Great Dane who was the world's tallest dog until his death in August 2009
- Saint Guinefort, received local veneration as a saint in medieval England
- Heart-kun is a Chihuahua in Japan born with a heart-shaped patch of brown hair on its white coated body.
- Horand von Grafrath, the first registered German Shepherd Dog, and the foundation sire of the breed.
- Huddersfield Ben, an early Yorkshire Terrier, is universally regarded as the foundation sire of the breed.
- Jiro and Taro, Sakhalin Huskys, survived after their dog sled team was left behind from a 1958 Japanese expedition to Antarctica. Their story made the dogs heroes and served as the basis for two films, including ‘’Eight Below’’.
- King Buck, a Labrador Retriever, successfully completed an unprecedented 63 consecutive series in the National Championship Stake and was the National Retriever Field Trial Club champion for two successive years (in 1952 and 1953), which accomplishment was not duplicated for nearly 40 years. He was also the first dog to appear on a United States postage stamp.
- Nipper, the HMV (His Master's Voice) dog
- Oscar, a Pug belonging to a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, was the center of public controversy after his owner assigned an advertising class to make the dog famous.
- Oscar, canine hypnotist.
- Otto, a daschund-terrier cross, currently the worlds oldest dog at 20 years and eight months
- Owney, an official United States Postal Service dog, rode the trains with the mail in the 19th century. After death, his body was stuffed and is on display in the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.
- Pickles discovered the Jules Rimet trophy (the Football World Cup) after it had been stolen in England in 1966.
- Presley, the boxer (dog) won the title of the Greatest American Dog in the CBS television show of the same name in 2008.
- Red Dog, a kelpie/cattle-dog cross who travelled around the Pilbara region of Western Australia from 1975 (when his truck-driver owner died), befriending many locals, until his death in 1979, believed to have been caused by deliberate strychnine poisoning.
- Rico, a Border Collie, can recognize the names of more than 250 toys and fetch them on command.
- Robot, a dog who belonged to a boy named Simon, discovered the cave paintings at Lascaux in 1940.
- Sam, a blind Chinese Crested hairless, was the three time winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest.
- Saucisse, a candidate at the 2001 election of mayor in Marseille and also a candidate in the TV reality show Secret Story 2009 (France)
- Sensation, the English Pointer featured on the logo of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
- Skidboot, an Australian Cattle Dog known for performing complex commands. (Skidboot)
- Tawny, a yellow Labrador Retriever who in 1999 gave birth to 18 puppies in her very first litter. For this she received the "Iams Mother of the Year" Award
- Tickle Em Jock, the first Scottish Terrier to win best-in-show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
- Titan, a Great Dane who was previously recognised as the world's tallest dog
- Word, a male Lhasa Apso, was sentenced to death on May 4, 1993 following two biting incidents. He was incarcerated at the Seattle Animal Control Shelter for a total of eight years and 190 days before being released on November 10, 2001, which is the Guinness World Record for the longest time on dog death row.
- Champion WA Mozart Dolce Sinfonia ("Mozart") is a Yorkshire Terrier owned by socialite Sabrina A. Parisi. He was featured in the Krassimir Abramov music video for "Say Goodbye" and in the documentary It's a Dog Life from director Vibeke Muasya. On May 11, 2006, Mozart attended Krassimir's concert at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, becoming the first dog to enter the venue.
- Natividad, an emaciated stray dog featured in a controversial display by artist Guillermo Vargas Habacuc in the Visual Arts Biennial of Central America, later the subject of widespread rumours on the internet that he was starved to death by the artist.
- Willie Bean, a Golden Retriever, was the focus of several political satires during 2008.
Dogs belonging to notable people
Actors and entertainers
- Bella and Bearlie, both Yorkshire Terriers owned by Justin Timberlake, appeared with Justin in a 1997 US Weekly feature on the members of *N Sync and their dogs.
- Belle Constantine Chappy, a female miniature Dachshund dog owned by Gackt for 9 years, fondly and well-known to be his "daughter", died in December 8, 2007. Appeared in some of his photo-shoots and 'live' performances as well.
- Bugg, James Iha's dog, featured in Earphoria's CD.
- Chiquita, Madonna's Chihuahua who can be seen in the Human Nature music video.
- Elvis, Nick Jonas' Golden Retriever who was named after his owner's musical idol, Elvis Costello.
- Lou dog, Dalmatian, Bradley Nowell's (Sublime's vocalist and guitarist) dog, often featured on the band's CD art.
- Hemingway, owned by Pete Wentz. The English Bulldog is the subject of Fall Out Boy's music video for "The Take Over, The Break's Over", as well as being featured on items from Wentz's clothing line and ringbearer at Wentz's wedding to Ashlee Simpson.
- Martha, Paul McCartney's dog, which allegedly inspired the Beatles' song "Martha My Dear".
- Mocha, Kelly Rowland's Yorkshire Terrier, was featured on an episode of Cribs on MTV.
- Munchie, Beyoncé Knowles' Shih tzu, appeared on the cover of Animal Fair magazine, alongside its owner, and was named 'most eligible pet' in 2005.
- Poncho, Missy Elliott's Yorkshire Terrier, appeared in the music video for Elliott's song "Lose Control." 
- Seamus, the dog of singer Steve Marriott, can be heard on the Small Faces track "The Universal" and more prominently on the Pink Floyd track "Seamus".
- Strider, Robert Plant's dog, is the "blue-eyed merle" mentioned in the Led Zeppelin track "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp".
- Succah, Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman's dog; seen on Cribs
- London, Pop star Britney Spears dog companion; which she carries almost everywhere, mostly through 2007
- Eazy, Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden's dog; Eazy can be seen modelling for DCMA Collective (clothing label owned by the brothers Joel, Benji and Josh Madden and friend Tal Cooperman)
- Lady Gaga uses two great danes who appear almost all of her music video especially in Poker Face. They do not belong to her.
U.S. Presidents and their families
- Bo, U.S. President Barack Obama's Portuguese water dog.
- Barney, U.S. President George W. Bush's Scottish Terrier.
- Buddy, U.S. President Bill Clinton's chocolate Labrador Retriever.
- Checkers, U.S. President Richard Nixon's Cocker Spaniel, was made famous in the Checkers speech.
- Dash, U.S. First Lady Caroline Harrison's collie mix.
- Fala, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Scottish Terrier, was a gift from Roosevelt's cousin, Margaret Suckley. Fala is depicted in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
- Him and Her, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson's Beagles, were famous for the public uproar Johnson caused by lifting them by their ears.
- Liberty, U.S. President Gerald R. Ford's Golden Retriever, gave birth to eight puppies in the White House in 1975.
- Manchu, Alice Roosevelt's small black Pekingese, was a gift from the last Empress of China.
- Millie, U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush's Springer Spaniel
- Pete, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt's Bull Terrier, bit so many people he was exiled from the White House.
- Spot "Spotty" Fetcher, U.S. President George W. Bush's English Springer Spaniel, was named after Scott Fletcher, a former Texas Rangers baseball player.
President Lincoln left his companion dog Fido in Illinois after his election, thinking Fido might not survive the train trip to D.C. Fido is thought to be the first dog ever photographed. After being in office, Licoln obtained another dog named Jip.
Writers and poets
- Boatswain, the favorite pet of Lord Byron, was the subject of the poet's Epitaph to a dog.
- Charley, a poodle, was the dog of John Steinbeck who wrote of their trip across the United States in the book Travels with Charley.
- Jacksie, a small dog belonging to C. S. Lewis in his childhood, died in an accident when Lewis was four years old. Shortly thereafter, a young Lewis began calling himself Jacksie. Lewis was known to friends and family as Jack for the rest of his life.
- Marlowe, Stephen King's Pembroke Welsh Corgi, inspired the character of Oy in King's fantasy series The Dark Tower.
- Phiz, a Boston Terrier, was given to Helen Keller by some of her classmates from Radcliffe College.
- Pippin, whose carsickness inspired K.V. Johansen's series of picture books.
- Trixie Koontz a retired service dog who died on June 30, 2007, purported author of Life is Good: Lessons in Joyful Living and Christmas is Good, companion of Dean Koontz
Maddie, Abigail Smith's favorite husky, hound, pointer mix who loved to chew and bite people.
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