Over 200 film canine names and the canine they portrayed!
Are you a movie buff with a new barking buddy? Why not name the dog who played a major role in your life after a dog that can be seen on screen? From classics to today's Hollywood hits, let's take a look at a long list of potential movie dog names – including more about the dogs that played those famous movie roles!
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Albert – In "Reel Life" Elvis Presley shared screen time with a Great Dane, who played the role of Albert in the musical role "Live a Little, Love a Little". In real life, the King of Rock & # 39; n & # 39; Roll shared his house with a Great Dane he named Brutus!
Algonquin – In the 1988 tongue in cheek shock, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, the queen bee of all things B-film, shoots the estate of her deceased great-aunt, who also includes Algonquin the poodle. The name Algonquin may have been chosen as a tribute to the Algonquin Hotel, the famous hangout of Dorothy Parker and other famous members of the vicious circle.
Ambrose – In Jim Henson's fantasy film Labyrinth, Ambrosius was portrayed by both a muppet and an old English sheepdog.
Andrew – A Bearded Collie mix featured the puppy chatting to the nanny, which in the original 1964 version of Mary Poppins is practically perfect in every way. The name Andrew means "manly, brave and strong".
Angus – An English bulldog named Lili (along with Fidos Billy, Ciccy and Lazania) entered the role of Mr. Magoo's barking buddy in the 1997 comedy about the famous myopic cartoon character.
Arthur – A rescue Jack Russell Terrier named Cosmo, whose acting résumé includes Hotel for Dogs, starred as Arthur (a name meaning “brave”) on Romcom Beginners in 2010. The dog's acting skills were so respected that Christopher Plummer thanked Cosmo in his Golden Globe acceptance speech for best supporting actor.
Asta – Beating soulmates Nick and Nora Charles' pup in the lighthearted series of The Thin Man films was portrayed by a wire-haired fox terrier named Skippy, a talented tail-wagging thespian who also starred in Hollywood classics like The Awful Truth and Parenting Baby.
Atlas – Fans of classic movies may want to name their pup after the phantom Fido Mr. Atlas in the 1938 comedy Topper Takes a Trip.
infant – A Jack Russell Terrier named Barkley tickled the collective hilarious bones of movie audiences as a baby in the Dana Carvey comedy Clean Slate. Barkley's acting skills can also be admired in Ernest Scared Stupid and A Boy & # 39; s Life.
Balto The animated feature film that bears his name tells the true story of a Siberian Husky who rose to fame in 1925 as the leader of a pack of sled dogs that was attacked in treacherous conditions on the final leg of a life-saving mission from Nenana to Nome, Alaska, for a Deliver diphtheria serum.
banjo – The true movie buff might want to name their new barking buddy after the little-known family film Banjo from 1947, in which an English setter starred in the title role.
Baxter – Both former guard dogs, a Border Terrier named Peanut, portrayed Ron Burgundy's barking pals in the first Anchorman movie, while Border Terriers helped Quince Will Ferrell bring the funny thing to Anchorman 2.
Beethoven – In the first two Beethoven films, a Saint Bernard named Kris was the dog named after the master of classical music.
Benji – Did you know that the dog that starred in the 1974 original Benji movie also portrayed the puppy in the sitcom Petticoat Junction, which aired from 1963 to 1970?
Bimini – Bimini, meaning "two islands", was a Yorkshire Terrier in the Beverly Hills Chihuahua movie.
Boi – The Yorkshire Terrier who portrayed Sharpay's four-legged pal in the TV movie High School Musical 2 was actually the canine companion of the show's director and choreographer, Kenny Ortega.
Boy – As a boy, an Australian kelpie helps save the day in the hilarious 2020 horror film Love and Monsters.
Buck – An Alaskan Malamute starred in the 2006 drama Eight Below.
Dude – Buddy the Golden Retriever is based on the story of a puppy dog playing basketball and was featured in the original Air Bud film.
Butch – The Anatolian Shepherd Member of D.O.G.S. send in the spy cats & dogs.
chance – Michael J. Fox provided the voice of the young American bulldog who learned the true meaning of "home" in 1993 in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. The role of chance was played by a dog named Rattler.
Chico – An Australian cattle dog shared the screen with Johnny Depp in Stephen King's Secret Window horror story.
chiffon – Sam, or rather Lillybrad's Sammy's shadow, was the old English Shepherd who starred in the title role of The Shaggy Dog. Fun fact: Tenacious Disney fans can see the paw prints of the Thespian's deceased tail wag in the courtyard of the Burbank Animal Shelter alongside famous colleagues Fidos Benji and Lassie.
Dude – A Labrador Retriever who starred alongside Adam Sandler in the romantic dramedy Spanglish.
clown – If you're looking for a classic comic name for your new canine companion, go for an Old English Sheepdog character's nickname in the 1965 Patty Duke musical Billie.
colossus – Ryan Reynolds English bulldog buddy in Van Wilder of National Lampoon.
Cujo – Looking for a terribly funny name for Fido? How about the creepy St. Bernard that the King of Screams, Stephen King, conjured up?
daisy – An abundance of "daisies" has appeared on the big screen, the name of which was given to Bumstead's barking pal in the 1938 comic book-inspired film, Blondie. the beagle in John Wick; the Labrador Retriever in Gran Torino and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier in the Snatch directed by Guy Ritchie. The name Daisy means "day's eye".
Danny Boy – Ace The Wonder Dog, a German Shepherd who has appeared in 15 films over the course of his career (most notably as a dog companion to the main character in The Phantom from 1943), played the role of a war dog struggling to return home in the 1946 film Danny Boy.
daphne – Oscar-winning animal lover Diane Keaton played the voice of Daphne the Poodle in Look Who's Talking Now !, the final Look Who's Talking film. The name Daphne means "laurel tree".
Line – A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Tori portrayed Queen Victoria's confidante during her youth and early reign in both the Victoria small film franchise and The Young Victoria. The real Dash was the first in a long line of friends with the late monarch with paws. Here's a fun fact about Tori: She lives in the same house as Dodger, the dog who stars in the hit British series Doc Martin!
David – Audrey Hepburn's miniature poodle in the classic romantic dramedy Sabrina.
Delgado – A name that means "slim". Delgado is the brave German Shepherd / former police dog who helps save the day in Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
Dewey – Regardless of whether you've watched the 2007 family movie, Firehouse Dog (with an Irish Terrier playing the title role in the film), you should name your dog Dewey as the name means 'lover'.
Diggs – A German shepherd / secret agent sent 007 films in 2010, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.
dog – A name that gets to the point. Dog was the chosen nickname for dog figurines portrayed by an Australian cattle dog in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and the Collie, who received a coveted PATSY award for his work on the John Wayne Western, Big Jake.
Dolce – A Pomeranian, meaning "cute", portrayed the four-pawed buddy of Charlize Theron's character in the 2011 Dramedy Young Adult.
Dolores – Although Dolores means "pain" and "worry", you may want to name the dog who turns your frown upside down after the Pomeranian character in the 2001 buddy flick Double Take.
domino – A great name for a spot with spots, like the puppy that portrayed dominoes in 102 Dalmatians.
Dooley – A Hound portrayed the canine companion of Clark Gables' character in The Misfits, the final film in the legendary star's career.
Dougal – A Great Dane named Dougal means "dark stranger" and became the main character's dog companion in the adaptation of Little Lord Fauntleroy in 1936.
duke Perhaps the most popular name for Fidos in movies, Two Great Danes have been referred to as Duke in large-screen projects, including the dog that made a splash in the 1944 Esther Williams musical Bathing Beauty and the 2008 Will Smith hit Seven Pounds, while an English mastiff took the name for the 2002 romantic drama The Quiet American.
Edison – While some might think you named your new fur baby after the inventor of the lightbulb, fans of classic kids 'movies will know that you named your dog Edison after inventor Caractacus Potts' old English sheepdog from the family-friendly film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
Edward – A name that means "wealthy guardian". Edward is the canine companion of dog trainer Muriel Pritchett in The Accidental Tourist.
Ernie – Short for Ernest, the name – which means "serious" and "fight to the death" – was the nickname of the cuddly Brussels Griffon, who is cultivated by Charlize Theron's character in the romantic drama Sweet November.
Catch Movie fans and bibliophiles alike will recognize Fang as the name of Hagrid's pawed buddy in the Harry Potter franchise. Described as a boar dog in the books, Fang has been depicted on the big screen by several Neapolitan mastiffs, including Bella, Bully, Hugo, Luigi and Vito.
fluke – Better known to TV fans as Comet from the '90s sitcom Full House, Buddy portrayed a man who was reincarnated into a Golden Retriever puppy in this 1995 fantasy Fido film.
do the washing up Elizabeth Barrett Browning immortalized her Cocker Spaniel companion in verse with To Flush, My Dog, and director Sidney Franklin brought the poet's puppy to life in the 1934 film The Barretts of Wimpole Street. (A fun fact for literature lovers: Virginia Woolf wrote a biography of Flush!)
Fly – Actress and animal advocate Miriam Margoles provided the voice of Fly, a maternal border collie who teaches a piglet how to tend sheep on the family-friendly Babe strip.
Frank – If you're looking for a movie dog name that is out of this world, why not give your new canine companion a call, Frank, the alien disguised as a pug in the Men in Black franchise! The rover that portrayed the Remoolian in the original 1997 blockbuster and its 2002 sequel was called Mushu.
Fred – The shotgun in Cledus Snow's Truck, the Basset Hound who starred in the 1977 comedy Smokey and the Bandit, was picked for the role by none other than Burt Reynolds himself!
Friday – Cosmo, a Jack Russell Terrier who showed his skills in the 2009 comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop and 2010 Ewan McGregor-Dramedy Beginners, began his acting career as Friday in the 2009 children's comedy Hotel for Dogs.
Genevieve – Genevieve, meaning "the race of women", was a stray who stayed in Ludwig Bedelman's classic children's books as well as in the live-action film Madeline.
George – A leopard wasn't the only actor with paws in the 1938 screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby. A wire hair Fox Terrier also shared screen time with Hollywood legends Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant.
Gidget Not only is the name of the cheeky Pomeranian who helped save the day in The Secret Life of Pets, Gidget (a nickname for a little girl) was the real name of the Chihuahua who portrayed the mascot Taco Bell, Bruiser Woods & # 39; Mom in Legal Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde.
Gladstone – An English bulldog named Leo took on the role of Watson's pawed buddy in Sherlock Holmes.
Greyfriars Bobby – Is the story of Greyfriars Bobby true or just a great story written years ago to boost tourism? Whether fact or fiction, the image of the tiny Skye Terrier has become synonymous with a dog's loyal heart. The devoted dog has been honored in many books, in a memorial fountain with the bronze depiction of Faithful Fido by sculptor William Brodie standing at one end of the George IV Bridge, and on canvas in Disney's Greyfriars Bobby.
Gus – A Siberian Husky starred in the 1994 adventure film Iron Will.
Hachi – The 2005 Richard Gere film Hachi; The story of a dog was loosely based on the story of an Akita Inu whose loyalty to his two-legged friend made him wait at a train station every day, even years after his human buddy died. Three Akitas named Chico, Forrest and Leyla portrayed the dog who came to symbolize the connection between humans and their canine companions.
strand – The Great Dane in the truth about cats and dogs.
Harvey – A Golden Retriever played Elliott's four-pawed buddy in E.T .: The Extra-Terrestrial. The name Harvey means "worth fighting" and "blazing iron".
Hercules – AKA "The Beast", Hercules was a supposed killer dog who struck fear into the hearts of neighborhood children for years before the terrorist stories were proven untrue in the 1993 comedy The Sandlot. The character of Hercules was brought to life on screen by Gunner, an English mastiff.
Booze – A drooling Dogue de Bordeaux named Beasley shared the screen with Tom Hanks in the action comedy Turner and Hooch.
Hosehead – Fans of Canadian comic duo Bob and Doug McKenzie (who became part of pop culture thanks to Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis) will recognize the name of the brothers' beer-loving barking buddy from both SCTV series of Great White North Sketches and the movie Strange Brew .
Hubert – Best in Show's Bloodhound and his name are winners in our book! The name Hubert means "bright heart".
jasper – The Cocker Spaniel who helped discover the truth about Max de Winter's first wife in Daphne Du Maurier's masterpiece Rebecca.
Jip – Charles Dickens used the name Jip for Dora Spinlow's dog in the classic novel David Copperfield. In the 21st century, Dr. Dolittle's dog companion in the 2020 Comedy, Dr. Dolittle, named.
Katie – The name of the devoted Dalmatian who met Robin Williams & # 39; character in the afterlife in the fantasy film What Dreams May Come means "pure".
Khyi Yang Po – A bearded collie named Cole portrayed the centuries-old commercial whose DNA turned Tim Allen's character into a dog in the 2006 comedy The Shaggy Dog.
Kevin – Four American Eskimo dogs named Flurry, Nanu, Sitka and Winter shared screen time with Sandra Bullock in the comedy The Proposal. The name Kevin means "of noble birth".
Kiki – Kiki was the new sheepdog of the Muay Thai trainer Xian in the Jean-Claude van Damme action film Kickboxer from 1989 and meant "new beginning" or "new life".
lady – The acting skills of a Basenji named My Lady of the Congo have touched the hearts of generations of dog followers through her role in the 1956 film adaptation of the book Good-bye, My Lady.
Lassie – Honored with 11 PATSYs (Animal Television Star Awards from the American Human Association) over the years and a canine icon for more than 80 years, this charismatic collie was the first celebrity movie dog to feature on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was awarded a star and the first dog star to be inducted into the Animal Actors Hall of Fame.
Lord Nelson – While answering his real name on the Doris Day Show, Lord Nelson, the German Shepherd, also acted as Calico, the dog, in Doris Day's latest feature film, With Six You Get Eggroll.
Lester – Lester was the German shepherd dog who saw his fate through Michael Meyers in the classic horror film Halloween.
lightning – Like the lumbering, slumbering Bloodhound in the 2005 comedy Racing Stripes, Lightning would be a good name for a couch potato with canine companion.
Lloyd – Charlie Murphy, Eddie Murphy's brother, provided the voice of Lloyd the Pug in the 2007 comic actor's film Norbit. The name Lloyd means "holy" and "gray-haired".
Lou – Though originally nicknamed Lou as a nickname for "losers," Lou the Beagle won the hearts of movie fans as the main character in the 2001 spy comedy Cats & Dogs.
Luath – A dog named Rink portrayed the lovable Labrador Retriever Luath in the original Disney adaptation of The Incredible Journey from 1963. The name Luath is derived from the Old Irish word for "ashes".
Marvin – An English bulldog named Nellie (adopted by the New York Humane Society) used her acting skills to play the role of a male in the dramatic film Paterson starring Adam Driver and her passion for her craft was featured at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival rewarded with the coveted Palm Dog Award. The name Marvin means "great gentleman".
Furthermore – Known as Promise in the original 1940 film, Disney's 1972 remake of The Biscuit Eater tells the story of a German wirehaired pointer, the littlest of the litter, who learns how to be a bird dog.
Murphy Pet parents with a quirky sense of humor may want to name their new canine companion Murphy after the deadly Doberman Pinscher in the 1972 film They Only Kill Their Masters. The name Murphy means "descendant of the sea warrior".
My little sweetheart – Gershwin composed "Walking the Dog (Promenade)" for the musical comedy "Shall We Dance" by Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers from 1937, in which the tiny paws of a Cairn Terrier followed the famous Hoofer Rogers as they raised their dog the deck of a luxury ocean liner.
Nana – In the eyes of many Disney fans, the Saint Bernard is synonymous with the dog sitter of the Darling children in Peter Pan. JM Barrie was the proud parent of a Saint Bernard named Porthos when he wrote the story of the boy who would not grow up. He later immortalized his dog Luath in the same story by scripting Nana in Newfoundland for a Peter Pan play. A cute name for a dog of any breed. The name Nana means “grace” in Hebrew, “lady” in Swahili and “spring” in Japanese.
Nanook – An Inuit word that means "polar bear". Nanook was Sam Emerson's loyal four-legged friend who helped defeat vampires in the '80s comedy / horror film The Lost Boys. Nanook was played by an Alaskan malamute named Cody, who later appeared as Wolf, Byron Sully's barking buddy, in the long-running Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, should occur.
Ned – A name that means "wealthy guardian". Ned was a ghost dog in the horror film The Number 23, directed by Joel Schumacher.
Nelson – Fans of classic cinema may want to name their new movie binge watching buddy after the dog figure in the 1957 Ava Gardner film The Little Hut.
Nerak – We would tell you the meaning of the Scottish Terrier name in the suspenseful supernatural Disney movie The Watcher in the Woods, but that would give away a plot point!
Nevins – The Cat in the Hat may focus on a talking cat, but the comedy based on Dr. Seuss' children's book also included the tail-wagging members of the Walden family. A terrier mix named Bugsy stepped in while actor Frank Welker provided the puppy's voice. (Funny fact: The 2003 comedy wasn't the first time Frank Welker's voice for a dog from one of Dr. Seuss inspired film spoke. In 2000, he was the voice of Max, The Grinch's cute dog buddy in How the Grinch Stole Christmas.)
Oddball – If you are persistent with Disney movies, you can name your new pup after one of the dogs from the 1961 animated classic 101 Dalmatians or from the 2000 sequel 102 Dalmatians with a flawless spot called Oddball.
Odie – A Terrier / Wirehaired Dachshund with a name inspired by a car dealership commercial is a cheerful dog in Garfield who made the leap from newspaper comic to big and small screen.
Old Dan – The Golden Retriever in Where the Wild Fern Grows.
Old drum – The Old Drum trial is loosely based on the life of a real rover and tells the story of a beloved dog killed in 1869 for a crime he did not commit. Old Drum's pet parent was shot dead by a neighbor whose sheep died from a dog attack. He went all the way to the Missouri Supreme Court to clarify the name of his late four-legged friend. The memory of the beloved dog lives on not only in the 2000 television movie (which features a Golden Retriever playing the role of the old drum) but also thanks to a statue of the hunting dog guarding the Johnson County Courthouse in Warrensburg. Missouri.
Old Jack – The senior member of the pack of sled dogs that took the film Eight Below to box office number one in 2006 was actually portrayed by a young Siberian Husky named Apache.
Old Yeller – A Black Mouth Cur named Spike has drawn attention to generations of dog lovers with his portrayal of the Coates family's loyal four-legged friend in the 1957 Disney portrayal of author Fred Gipson's story. Fans of the Newberry Award-winning story can learn more about the writer who brought Old Yeller to life in his hometown of Mason, Texas, where a statue of fictional Fido stands guard outside the Mason County's M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library.
Ollie – The 1960 Western The Sundowners was nominated for multiple Academy Awards thanks to the acting talent of Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov and the talented Australian Kelpie who portrayed the canine companion of Kerr and Mitchum's characters. The name Ollie means "army of elves".
Otis – Otis (a name meaning "wealth"), a popular name for movie dogs, was the nickname of the precocious pug in The Adventures of Milo & Otis and of Bear, the Jack Russell Terrier who starred in the comedy Son of The Mask .
Pard – Daisy II, a dog with acting in her blood who starred alongside Jack Palance and Shelley Winters in the crime drama I Dous Thousand Times, was the descendant of Daisy, the Cocker Spaniel / Poodle / Terrier who starred in the popular Blondie film franchise in the 1940s.
Peeking – Joe Pantoliano was the voice of the Chinese Crested Agent in the 2001 comedy Cats & Dogs.
Peirrot – The perfect funny dog name, Peirrot (a reference to a mime character) was the name of a poodle in Lauren Bacall / Gregory Peck's 1957 Dramedy Designing Women.
Perdita – Perhaps predicting the danger that your pups would be surrounded by 101 Dalmatians means "lost". The name of the beloved four-legged family member from the Darling household and mother of 15 puppies.
Petey – Our gang's barking buddy was portrayed by several tail-wagging thespers in the 1930s and 40s, starting with a pit bull named Pal, The Wonder Dog. The second to step into the role was Lucenays Peter, an American Staffordshire Terrier. At the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park, fans can pay their respects to the rover that once ruled the big screen.
pilot – Although Charlotte Bronte's pen portrayed him as a Landseer Newfoundland dog, he has been played by many breeds over the years. For film adaptations of Jane Eyre, the directors cast Great Danes in the version of the classic novel from 1943 and 1970. An English Springer Spaniel mix played alongside Timothy Dalton. In 1996, Franco Zeffirelli selected a Belgian Shepherd to portray Mr. Rochester's canine companion. A Scottish Deerhound came into the role in one version of the novel starring Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens. In 2011 a Golden Retriever / Labrador Retriever showed its acting skills. It wasn't until a British television production in 1997 that bibliophiles saw Pilot come to life with the breed the author had envisioned.
Poe – A pit bull named Screamer portrayed a dog named in honor of Edgar Allen Poe in the 2000 dramedy The Wonder Boys. Screamer's acting skills can also be seen in the family adventure film Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco.
Pongo – The proud Poppa of 15 puppies in 101 Dalmatians.
Poppy – The name Poppy, which emerged as a popular name for Chihuahua in the movies, appeared in the 1996 science fiction comedy Mars Attacks! Up, with a tiny frond of tail depicting the puppy of Sarah Jessica Parker's character, and in 2008 with a Chihuahua actor Fizz playing a puppy named Poppy in a film adaptation of the Noel Coward play Easy Virtue.
Porthos – The loyal dog companion of Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland (the 2004 film based on the writer's life), the author's pawed pal, was portrayed more like a Great Pyrenees than a Saint Bernard, the breed of the dog itself. Surprisingly, Barrie didn't name his barking pal after the character in The Three Musketeers. Instead, the name Porthos was inspired by the name of a dog in the novel Peter Ibbetson by the author George du Maurier.
Precious – Darla, the poodle who portrayed killer Buffalo Bill's pet in Silence of the Lambs, was an accomplished canine actress who also starred in Batman Returns, The Burbs, and Pee Wees Big Adventure.
prince – A German Shepherd starred alongside Mary Astor and William Warren in The Case of The Howling Dog, the film that introduced author Alder Stanley Gardner's famous defender Perry Mason to film audiences in 1934.
Prince Terrien – Paddy, a Havanese, portrayed the mixed breed dog who plays with friends Jess and Leslie in an imaginary land in the film adaptation of the Newbury Award winning novel The Bridge to Terabithia.
Swollen – Slammer the Border Terrier starred alongside Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller in the romantic comedy "Crazy About Mary".
Quark – If you're looking for a scientific name for Spot, how about the family dog name in the Disney hit Honey, I Shrunk the Kids? Portrayed by a Border Terrier, a rover named Rusty starred in the role of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show.
Rambo – Fans of 80s movies can go retro by the name Rambo. While many might assume that a dog with the macho nickname was named after Sylvester Stallone's iconic character, romcom lovers will recognize the name as that of Captain Felix Maxwell's English bulldog in mannequin.
Red dog – By choosing the vibrant color for a new canine companion's name, pet parents are also naming their dog after an Australian Kelpie who captured the hearts of a mining town in the 2011 movie Red Dog. The memory of the real Red Dog, portrayed by a dog named Koko (who appeared in person to raise funds for animal welfare organizations) lives on thanks to a statue of his likeness, the visitors to Dampier, the Australian community he stands for has decided, welcome to make your home.
Rin Tin Tin – Perhaps the noblest name on the list, Rin Tin Tin was born on the battlefields of France during World War I. After being rescued by an American soldier, the brave German Shepherd was a symbol of courage in a country's number of films. Rinty's son, Rin Tin Tin III, played a key role in creating the U.S. military working dog training program at Camp Hahn, California in 1939, and his descendants served their country as war heroes and even as a member of a search and rescue team at the Pentagon following the Sept. 11 attacks September.
Sam (Samantha) – Portrayed by the German shepherd dogs Abby and Kona, who worked alongside Will Smith in I Am Legend.
Wild Sam Carrying on the legacy of his pop Old Yeller, a bluetick coonhound, the pup starred in the 1962 Disney adaptation of Fred Gipson's novel.
sheep – A German Shepherd named Flame found fame in the title role of the 1946 film My Dog Shep. The name was also used for the Rough Collie in The Painted Hills, portrayed by none other than Pal (better known as Lassie).
Snuffy – Danny, a Cairn Terrier, not only shared screen time with Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak in the 1957 Oscar nominated musical Pal Joey, but also appeared on the film's poster. Danny would also make his mark in Hollywood history with his role as Muffy in the 1959 thriller Anatomy of a Murder.
Sparky – This name seems to be of interest to both filmmaker Tim Burton, who chose the nickname for the revived Rover (a bull terrier) in Frankenweenie, and the authors of the Nora Ephron-directed hit Michael, in which not only John Travolta stars, Having woken up, but also a talented Jack Russell Terrier.
top The term football was a fitting name for the English bulldog in The Game Plan, a comedy starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Sci-fi fans will recognize the name as that of the Rottweiler who hosted a facehugger in Alien 3.
baby – A movie dog name to match whether you're a fan of the family-oriented comedy Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days 2012. Sweetie was portrayed by a Labradoodle in the film.
Teddy – Teddy the Great Dane, a pawed actor who paved the way for other canine actors, was one of the first tail-wagging thespis disciples in the film. Over the course of his nine-year career, the silent film dog-film star has appeared in around 60 films, including The Extra Girl starring Mabel Normand, in which he portrayed a puppy dog also known as Teddy.
Thor – Named after the Norse god of thunder and lightning, Thor – the German shepherd who featured prominently in the 1996 horror film Bad Moon – was mainly portrayed by a dog actor named Primo.
Toto – Probably the most famous Fido of the Film Dome, Dorothy Gale's tail-wagging travel companion on Yellow Brick Road in The Wizard of Oz, was portrayed by a Cairn Terrier named Terry. Terry was a well-known puppy in films in the 1930s. He also shared screen time with Spencer Tracy in Fury, Shirley Temple in the family-friendly flick Bright Eyes, and even appeared alongside Joan Crawford in The Women. Terry's memory lives on not only on the pages of I, Toto: The Autobiography of Terry, The Dog That Toto Was. Fans can also pay their respects to their favorite dog star by visiting a life-size bronze sculpture of their likeness in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
tramp – For many dog lovers, the sight of a spaghetti meatball will forever be synonymous with that lovable rapeseed callion. Loved Disney fans since it premiered in 1955, Lady and the Tramp is believed to be a mixture of schnauzers. While the original film featured the animated antics of Tramp, Lady, and their furry friends, Fidos 2019 fans had the chance to enjoy the story told by real dogs in a Disney TV version of Lady and the Tramp starring a two-year-old rescue dog named Monte takes on the role of the male lead.
Truman – The sled dog Truman, named after the 33rd President of the United States, was portrayed by a Siberian Husky in the movie Eight Below.
Underdog – "Don't worry, the underdog is here!" A lemon beagle named Leo portrayed the comedic, caped canine crime fighter in the live-action homage to the 1960s cartoon.
Valentine's day – Even if you do not receive a card or roses, you will have a great Valentine's Day if you name your dog after the German Shepherd in the dramedy The Year of the Dog 2007.
Verdell – Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt may both have won Oscars for their roles in the 1997 romantic comedy As Good As It Gets, but Jill – the Brussels Griffon who portrayed Verdell – captured the hearts of Fido-loving movie fans! The name Verdell means "green" and "growing". (Here's a fun fact: Jill lived in the same house as the famous colleagues Fidos Moose and Enzo, who portrayed Eddie in the successful TV series "Frasier"!)
Fronds – Even if you never saw this comedic British story of the reincarnation of dogs from 2008, the name of the Welsh Springer Spaniel character Wag would be a dog name that will bring a smile to your face!
White catch – The novel about a hybrid wolf, written by Jack London, was a popular story for Tinseltown films, beginning with the silent film adaptation of 1925.
Wilby – Wilby was the name of the teenager who turned into an English Sheepdog in the 1959 Disney film The Shaggy Dog, based on the novel The Hound of Florence. (Fun fact: Disney fans may have recognized the name when it was used on an episode of the ABC series Once Upon a Time in 2016.)
Wildfire – Not to be confused with the classic horse-themed song by Michael Martin Murphey. Wildfire was the name of a bull terrier who told its story in the 1955 film "It's a Dog's Life".
Winky – One of the canines fighting for first place in the 2000 Best Show Mockumentary. Winky was portrayed by a Norwich Terrier.
Winn-Dixie – A pair of rare Picardy Shepherds stepped into the title role of the family-friendly film Because of Winn-Dixie. Based on the Newbery Honor-winning children's novel, the name Winn-Dixie is derived from a brand of supermarkets that are common in the southern states.
Ton ton won– Augustus Von Schumacher was the name of the German Shepherd that portrayed a rover whose popularity rivaled that of Rin Tin Tin in the 1976 comedic ode to yesterday's Tinseltown, Won Ton Ton, The Dog That Saved Hollywood.
wonder – A mixed breed dog named Woofer starred in this 2003 children's story along with Keith Carradine and Mare Winningham.
yellow– A yellow Labrador Retriever named Dakotah played the role of a stray dog who rescues the boy who befriended him in the 1996 adventure film Far from Home: The Adventures of the Yellow Dog.
zero – Jack Skellingtons spectral dog in The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Zowie – An Akita Inu portrayed the zombie dog in the Stephen King-inspired Pet Semetary 2.