Cartoons15 Famous Animated Cartoon Dogs We Loved on TV

15 Famous Animated Cartoon Dogs We Loved on TV [2023]

Among many other fictional characters, animated dog characters have been a mainstay of media culture for decades and have become a great element of entertainment. 

From classic cartoon dogs like Scooby-Doo and Snoopy to modern-day favorites like Bolt and Max from The Secret Life of Pets, these lovable canines have captured the hearts of audiences of all ages. 

Whether they are serving as comedic relief, faithful companions, or heroic protagonists, animated dogs have a special place in the world of animation.

So, here is a cartoon dog list with the most popular animated dogs.

15 Most Popular Cartoon Dogs That We Love!

15. Spike


Spike is an all-time favorite dog cartoon character we have been seeing in the world-famous Tom and Jerry cartoon series.

He doesn’t hate Tom because of his feline origins; he hates him because Tom always wreaks havoc when Spike sleeps in his dog house with his son, Tyke. And when that happens, Spike warns Tom not to set foot in the garden again!

However, Jerry is sure to overhear Spike’s warnings and plan the best propaganda to cause another encounter. And in the end, Tom gets some real face-changing punches!

14. Barnyard Dawg

barnyard dawg
  • Type: Basset Hound 
  • Cartoon: Looney Tunes
  • Voice over: Greg Burson 

Barnyard Dawg, nicknamed Mandrake or Rover, is the central character in the Looney Tunes series with Foghorn Leghorn as his sworn enemy. 

Not in the series only, Barnyard is seen in several cartoon movies of Looney Tunes with other famous cartoon characters, including Henery Hawk, Daffy Duck, etc.

Dawg may have started the fight with Foghorn, but he spends most of the day dozing off in his kennel or chasing after the hens. However, Foghorn never lets Dawg have his ways and provokes him to fight. Yeah, Foghorn is the real evil-doer!

13. Muttley

  • Type: Mixed Breed Dog
  • Cartoon: Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
  • Voice over: Don Messick

Muttley is a fictional dog character shown in the cartoon series “Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines” as the sidekick of the famous villain, Dick Dastardly. 

Muttley is not only known for being a faithful pet, but he made his wheezing smoker’s laugh and cheeky facial expressions known worldwide. Moreover, he is shown as an intelligent, clever, and mischievous dog throughout the series.

It is always hilarious to see Muttley giggle at his nefarious schemes, especially when he knows he is about to succeed.

12. Santa’s Little Helper

simpsons santa's little helper

Santa’s Little Helper is a greyhound dog from the animated TV show “The Simpsons.” He lives with Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. Except for the premiere episode of The Simpsons, all of Santa’s other appearances on the show have been short cameos.

Like other dog characters, Santa’s Little Helper isn’t a well-behaved pet but a mess-loving nuisance.

Therefore, the Simpsons family was about to give him up, but he surprised everyone by doing well in obedience training and made his way to stay home.

What’s more interesting is that Santa’s Little Helper is still alive in The Simpsons series!

11. Huckleberry Hound

huckleberry hound dog
  • Type: Bluetick Coonhound
  • Cartoon: The Huckleberry Hound Show
  • Voice over: Daws Butler

Huckleberry is a calm-natured cheerful blue cartoon dog that first appeared in the Hanna Barbera cartoon The Huckleberry Hound Show.

The majority of his short films have Huck failing miserably at various jobs before eventually succeeding through consistency or coincidence.

Huck seemed able to travel between time and space, as he was not only a Cowboy but also a Roman gladiator, and a rocket scientist. 

Also, anytime Huck hears or sees an ice cream truck, he is renowned for chasing after it.

10. Odie

  • Type: Dachshund/Terrier Mix
  • Cartoon: Garfield 
  • Voice over: Gregg Berger

Odie is a funny and lovely companion of Garfield (cat) with a yellow-furred body and the ability to act and speak according to his will. He also teases Garfield often in the series by mimicry or making facial expressions on certain occasions.

Moreover, when it comes to pulling some pranks, Odie is one step ahead of Garfield, mostly putting the cat in tough situations like locking him into a car or making him fall from a tree.

But still, Garfield has deep care and love for Odie. When the dogcatchers capture Odie, Garfield cries a lot and realizes that his life is no fun without him.

Also read: 15 Popular Yellow Cartoon Characters People Love!

09. Pluto

pluto dog
  • Type: Bloodhound
  • Cartoon: Mickey Mouse
  • Voice over: Bill Farmer

Pluto is among the most popular dog characters from Walt Disney. He appeared in numerous animated movies and shows as a crazy pet dog of Mickey Mouse and a friend of another famous cartoon character, Goofy. 

When compared to other characters in Mickey’s universe, Pluto has the most expressive face. And yet, he is shown as a typical dog with no ability to speak and is unable to stand up straight.

Although Mickey was the original star of Disney shorts, Pluto ultimately became more prominent, with some cartoons giving him greater screen time than any Disney character. 

08. Snoopy


From Peanuts, Snoopy is one little yet smart pet of Charlie Brown.

Being a creative and friendly beagle, he often imagines alternate identities for himself, such as a writer, “Joe Cool” college student, attorney, and a flying ace during the First World War.

In addition to making fun of his owner, Charlie Brown, Snoopy can also be self-centered, greedy, and sluggish. Yet overall, he is very devoted to his master and protective of him.

07. Goofy

  • Type: Bloodhound 
  • Cartoon: Mickey Mouse
  • Voice over: Bill Farmer

Goofy is one of the most famous cartoon dogs, along with Scooby Doo of course.

As a famous Disney character, Goofy is well known for his comedic antics and his cheerful lifestyle with no worries about anything at all. 

Known for his bumbling and stupidity, Goofy has appeared in many Disney movies and TV series. 

Although Goofy is described by many as a foolish, dimwitted, and modest character, he single-handedly raised his son Max and entertained us in many Walt Disney productions. 

06. Brian Griffin

brian griffin
  • Type: White Labrador Retriever
  • Cartoon: Family Guy 
  • Voice over: Seth MacFarlane

Brian Griffin is a character from the animated television series Family Guy, a white, anthropomorphic dog known for his intelligence, wit, and sarcastic humor. 

He is also an aspiring writer, with a novel titled “Faster Than the Speed of Love” being a recurring plot point throughout the series. 

Although Brian is a dog, he acts very much like a human, even down to his romantic relationships with human women and the fact that he walks on two legs. 

Moreover, Brian is seen as the reason for the chaotic and dysfunctional Griffin family.

05. Jake The Dog

jake the dog
  • Type: Bulldog 
  • Cartoon: Adventure Time 
  • Voice over: John DiMaggio

Jake is a popular cartoon dog from the animated television series Adventure Time. He is Finn’s best friend and a loyal companion, but he’s known for his laid-back and carefree personality. 

Jake also possesses some strange magical powers. He can stretch and manipulate his body to incredible lengths, morph into different shapes, and shapeshift into different animals. 

And with his one-of-a-kind skillset and impeccable comic timing, Jake becomes the most hilarious and beloved character of the series.

04. Droopy

droopy dog
  • Type: White Basset Hound
  • Cartoon: Tom and Jerry  
  • Voice over: Don Messick

Despite his apparent dimwittedness, Droopy, the animated dog star, is actually a bright character of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio. 

For decades, people have been mesmerized by his droopy jowls, sleepy eyes, and slow, drawling speech. Droopy is a stoic character; he moves, speaks, and reacts to the environment at his own leisurely pace and never seems to be in a hurry.

When provoked, he would declare his rage and then give his opponents full corporal treatment.

Moreover, Droopy never loses his composure, even in grave danger. And thus, he becomes an inspiration to all around him, especially the little Droopy who follows him everywhere.

03. Hector

  • Type: Bull Dog
  • Cartoon: Looney Tunes  
  • Voice over: Frank Welker

Hector is another famous old cartoon dog who lives with old Granny as a pet but is seen as a guard and friend of Tweety and a sworn enemy of the wild cat, Sylvester. 

Although Hector has been one of the leading characters in the Loony Tunes series, he has appeared in multiple Warner Bros movies and gained immense popularity due to his comedic moments. 

What makes Hector one of my favorite cartoon dogs is his manly style of beating Sylvester; by folding the sleeves of his skin. The sarcastic facial expressions while he beats the cat are the cherry on top!

02. Courage 

  • Type: Pink Beagle
  • Cartoon: Courage the Cowardly Dog  
  • Voice over: Marty Grabstein

My cartoon dogs list is incomplete without Courage. This cowardly dog headlines one of the world’s best cartoon series based around a dog. 

It’s quite ironic that a dog named Courage is a total wimp who runs screaming from any kind of danger. However, when it comes to his owners, he will do anything to save them, making him live up to his name and become the bravest character in the series. 

Among Eustace and Muriel, Courage is more sensitive toward the safety of Muriel as she is a kind-hearted woman who always takes care of him. Eustace, on the other hand, is rude and nasty, always threatening Courage and looking for excuses to kick him out!

01. Scooby-Doo

  • Type: Great Dane
  • Cartoon: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!  
  • Voice over: Frank Welker

When it comes to popular cartoon dogs, the iconic Scooby-Doo is one of the most popular and beloved fictional dogs from everyone’s favorite cartoon series; Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! 

Scooby is an intelligent dog with a unique style of talking and the ability to walk and run on two legs. Although Scooby is timid and a bit of a wimp, he is fiercely loyal to his friends. 

Like any other dog character, Scooby-Doo goes on different adventures with his friends to investigate mysteries and expose the criminal masterminds behind them.

And no matter how great a danger he faces, Scooby never backs down from his mission!

That’s it Dog Cartoon Lovers

These are the 15 most popular cartoon dogs who have been lighting up our screens for ages but are still loved and watched the world over. 

If you want to know more about such fictional characters, check out our blogs and discover more crazy facts about them. 

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