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scr4
06-28-2005, 05:45 PM
What's the most famous example of each dog breed? Preferably famous enough and distinctive enough that you can use it to remind people what a particular breed looks like. (So Santa's Little Helper doesn't count - it's established that he's a Greyhound, but he's not drawn with the distinctive features of that breed.) The only ones I can think of right now are:

Rough collie - Lassie
Border collie - Fly and her family in Babe
Dalmatian - 101 Dalmatians
Great Dane - Scooby Doo?
Saint Bernard - Beethoven

Mr. Blue Sky
06-28-2005, 05:47 PM
German Shephard - Rin Tin Tin?
Beagle - Snoopy
Jack Russell Terrier - Eddie (from Frasier)
Chihuahua - Taco Bell dog

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
06-28-2005, 05:50 PM
Beagle - Snoopy

Doesn't fit the OP's conditions: Snoopy doesn't look anything like a real beagle.

Wolfian
06-28-2005, 05:51 PM
Cairn- Toto

Yes, Scooby Doo was supposed to be a Great Dame.

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
06-28-2005, 05:52 PM
Yes, Scooby Doo was supposed to be a Great Dame.
I knew that Lassie was played by male dogs, but I didn't know Scooby Doo was a dame...

Mr. Blue Sky
06-28-2005, 05:55 PM
Doesn't fit the OP's conditions: Snoopy doesn't look anything like a real beagle.

:smack:

BMax
06-28-2005, 05:57 PM
Pety of the Little Rascals & Our Gangwas an American Staffordshire Terrier, aka American Pit Bull Terrier (actually 3 or them) bred by the Colby family of Massachusetts.

Mr. Blue Sky
06-28-2005, 05:58 PM
Bulldog - University of Georgia's UGA series of mascots

RealityChuck
06-28-2005, 06:19 PM
Nonsense -- it's the Yale Bulldog that's representative of its breed.

Wire hair terrier -- Skippy -- better known as Asta, who was a big movie star of the 30s and made more classic films than any other animal actor (e.g., The Thin Man, the Awful Truth and Bringing Up Baby).

St. Bernard -- Neal from the TV series Topper (in a role played by Skippy, BTW). You have to love a dog who drank martinis.

Weimerarner -- Man Ray (my favorite), Fay Ray, Bettina, Chundo, Crooky, and all the rest of William Wegman's (http://www.wegmanworld.com/index.html) dogs.

Selkie
06-28-2005, 06:30 PM
Brussels Griffon - Verdell, from "As Good As It Goets"

Bull Terrier - Spuds McKenzie

Greyhound - Mick the Miller (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_the_Miller)

Selkie
06-28-2005, 06:45 PM
Dogue de Bordeaux - "Hooch" from Turner and Hooch

porcupine
06-28-2005, 06:50 PM
Norwegian Elkhound - Dante's dog at the beginning of "Clerks."

(ok, it's the only time I've ever seen a dog that looks like mine on TV or in a movie)

Bearflag70
06-28-2005, 07:06 PM
Basset Hound

1. Flash from Dukes of Hazzard
2. The Hush-Puppies dog

delphica
06-28-2005, 08:42 PM
For Great Dane, I always thought Marmaduke was more easily recognized than Scooby Doo. I think more people could identify a picture of Scooby Doo, but of the people who know both Marmaduke and Scooby, I bet more people could name Marmaduke's breed.

bouv
06-28-2005, 09:03 PM
Dogue de Bordeaux - "Hooch" from Turner and Hooch

AKA the breed of dog the NEVER stops drooling. Ew.

carlb
06-28-2005, 09:24 PM
Neopolitan Mastiff - Fang from the Harry Potter movies

The Hook
06-28-2005, 09:33 PM
Golden Retriever - Air Bud :D

Phèdre nó Delaunay
06-28-2005, 09:41 PM
Bloodhound - Duke from the Beverly Hillbillies

boofuu
06-28-2005, 10:03 PM
Don't know if you would call him "famous" but Ein from the anime Cowboy Beebop is a perfect example of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Rufus Xavier
06-28-2005, 10:07 PM
Golden Retreiver - Buddy the basketball playing dog in Air Bud

Rufus Xavier
06-28-2005, 10:09 PM
Golden Retreiver - Buddy the basketball playing dog in Air Bud

D'oh! How did I miss The Hook's post? :smack: :smack: :smack:

Glassy
06-28-2005, 10:16 PM
Cocker spaniel - "Lady" from Lady and the Tramp.

jayjay
06-28-2005, 10:19 PM
Neopolitan Mastiff - Fang from the Harry Potter movies

Well, with one head, anyway.

ioioio
06-28-2005, 10:24 PM
Don't know if you would call him "famous" but Ein from the anime Cowboy Beebop is a perfect example of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
But the most famous Corgis are probably those belonging to the queen of England.

elfbabe
06-28-2005, 10:49 PM
Don't know if you would call him "famous" but Ein from the anime Cowboy Beebop is a perfect example of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.But the most famous Corgis are probably those belonging to the queen of England.

After Cowboy Bebop was shown on cartoon network, I heard of people reacting to Welsh Corgis with cries of "EEEEEEEEE! It's EIN!!!!!!!!" And I believe my sister's friend, whose family has Corgis, was describing them as "Welsh Corgis, you know, like Ein in Cowboy Bebop" for a while. So I suppose it depends on whether one is more familiar with anime or with British royalty.

StarvingButStrong
06-28-2005, 11:40 PM
Dobermans: Zeus & Apollo (Magnum PI)

Basset hound: ??? Don't remember the name, but Colombo had one in several episodes.

Beagle: Porthos from Voyager.

Poodle. Ought to be a famous one (they're really smart and trainable) but the best I can do is Josephine from "Not Tonight, Josephine by Suzanne What'shername who wrote Valley of the Dolls.

There's a dingo in "Road Games", but I'm not sure how famous that is, or even if it counts as a dog breed.

Leaper
06-29-2005, 12:01 AM
St. Bernard -- Neal from the TV series Topper (in a role played by Skippy, BTW). You have to love a dog who drank martinis.


Maybe for older folks, but these days, it's probably Beethoven.

wolf_meister
06-29-2005, 12:04 AM
Scottish Terrier - FDR's dog "Fala"; the Monopoly™ token; Dubya's dog

Jack Russell Terrier - Wishbone; The Captain's dog in "Crimson Tide"

Reality Chuck
If you are talking about "Topper", the TV show from the 1950's then the
Saint Bernard "Neil" was portrayed by "Buck".
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045447/

And Sergeant Preston's dog "King" was either a husky or a malamute.


Well King, this case is closed.

Richard Pearse
06-29-2005, 12:23 AM
I think the most famous dingo would be the one that allegedly kidnapped Azaria Chamberlain. However, he or she remains ever elusive, so is not useful for visually describing a dingo.

Jeff Lichtman
06-29-2005, 12:24 AM
Basset hound: ??? Don't remember the name, but Colombo had one in several episodes.
.

The dog's name was Dog. Lt. Columbo never gave him a name, which figures since Columbo's first name was never revealed, either.

The character of Dog was introduced in Columbo's second season. Despite the show's success, the executives of NBC thought that every T.V. detective needed a sidekick. Levinson and Link, the show's creators, complied with Dog - a sidekick who never did anything.

The most famous Husky is probably Balto, the lead dog of a team that in 1925 carried diptheria serum from Anchorage, Alaska to Nome. The feat is memorialized in the annual Iditarod race.

GIGObuster
06-29-2005, 12:56 AM
Poodle. Ought to be a famous one (they're really smart and trainable) but the best I can do is Josephine from "Not Tonight, Josephine by Suzanne What'shername who wrote Valley of the Dolls.

Quiche Lorraine came to mind :)

Snooooopy
06-29-2005, 01:02 AM
Pit bull: variable. Basically it's whichever one most recently ate a child.

OtakuLoki
06-29-2005, 02:45 AM
Nimrod, from the movie version of Tarka the Otter (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079988/), is probably the only time many people have seen an Otterhound.

I want one (http://www.perrosargentinos.com.ar/otterhound.htm). Such a lovely ugly (http://www.gotpetsonline.com/pictures-gallery/dog-pictures-breeders-puppies-rescue/otterhound-pictures-breeders-puppies-rescue/pictures/otterhound-0002.jpg) dog.

Rufus (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0345423755/ref=ase_petguardiaangels/103-2715581-1028635?v=glance&s=books), I think is the most famous example of the Brittany (http://www.cyberpet.com/dogs/1dogimages/shirley.jpg).

Unfortunately for me, all breed spec Brittanies look odd to me. I grew up with a great dog in my family, who was a Britt, but he was... umm... 2 inches taller than breed spec, 20 pounds heavier, and had a head that didn't look too small for his body. A very beautiful dog, but not conforming to the breed spec at all. *sigh* And a true bird dog: Chicken. :D

One And Only Wanderers
06-29-2005, 02:59 AM
German Shephard - Rin Tin Tin?


Or London, the dog from the Littlest Hobo

Sarah Woodruff
06-29-2005, 04:15 AM
Expertly Engineered Genius Intergalactic Robot Dog:
K9 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1110000/images/_1113537_k9bbc.jpg) from Doctor Who.

Trunk
06-29-2005, 06:25 AM
Akita -- The "OJ Dog" who someone heard release a plaintive wail (http://www.bobaugust.com/plainivewail.htm).

bienville
06-29-2005, 06:52 AM
Mog- “Barf(olemew)” from Spaceballs





St. Bernard – Neal from the TV series Topper
Maybe for older folks, but these days, it's probably Beethoven.

Uhh...excuse me, what part of Cujo do you two not understand? ;)

badbadrubberpiggy
06-29-2005, 07:25 AM
Well, with one head, anyway.

You're thinking of the wrong dog - Fluffy is the one with three heads. Fang is Hagrid's regular pet dog who lives in his hut with him.

badbadrubberpiggy
06-29-2005, 07:35 AM
briard - Buck the dog (http://www.tvacres.com/dogs_sheep_buck.htm) from Married with Children

peedin
06-29-2005, 07:36 AM
Millie, GHW Bush's Springer Spaniel.

Nixon had an Irish Setter, King Timahoe (don't know if I spelled that right).

Tramp from "My Three Sons" was an Old English Sheepdog as was the dog in the Disney movie "The Shaggy Dog."

Green Bean
06-29-2005, 07:39 AM
Big Red Dog--Clifford

Preferably famous enough and distinctive enough that you can use it to remind people what a particular breed looks like.While not "famous" individually, the dogs in Best in Show can be useful for this purpose. Norfolk Terrier, Weimaraner, Bloodhound, Standard Poodle, and Shih Tzu(?).

What kind of dog was Tiger from the Brady Bunch (and A Boy and His Dog)?

Athena
06-29-2005, 07:43 AM
I would like to say the most famous pugs were either Sir William of Orange's pug, or Empress Josephine's "Fortune" (as in, Napolean and Josephine), but alas, I'm afraid that the teeming masses would find the one in Men in Black more famous.

jayjay
06-29-2005, 07:48 AM
You're thinking of the wrong dog - Fluffy is the one with three heads. Fang is Hagrid's regular pet dog who lives in his hut with him.

Gah! You're right! Shows how long since I've read a Harry Potter book...

Shirley Ujest
06-29-2005, 07:56 AM
Well, with one head, anyway.


It is Hagrid's dog, Fang, that is a Neopolitan Mastiff. The three headed dog, I suspect looks like a staffy terrier mix.


American Staffordshire Terrier, aka American Pit Bull Terrier
I think, and all I have to go on is from near constant reading of Dog Books from Doggie Shopping for the last two years, that these are two different breeds.



American Pit Bull Terrier (http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/americanpitbull.htm)


Staffordshire Terrier (http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/staffordshirebullterrier.htm) [size=1] I wants one....except for the rather strong prey drive.

Shirley Ujest
06-29-2005, 08:11 AM
Nimrod, from the movie version of Tarka the Otter (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079988/), is probably the only time many people have seen an Otterhound.

I want one (http://www.perrosargentinos.com.ar/otterhound.htm). Such a lovely ugly (http://www.gotpetsonline.com/pictures-gallery/dog-pictures-breeders-puppies-rescue/otterhound-pictures-breeders-puppies-rescue/pictures/otterhound-0002.jpg) dog.

:D
I think Otterhounds are cute.


If I lived on a lake, and could put up with the oily coat they have, I would love to have a dog like these. They are very rare and the US breeder for this breed, the only breeder for them here, also owns something like 17 of them out of the 30 in the states.




Other famous dogs:

Asta is an airedale terrier (?)

Shirley Ujest
06-29-2005, 08:13 AM
In Good Boy there is a Border Terrier whose name escapes me.

Shirley Ujest
06-29-2005, 09:05 AM
Pug was in Men in Black.

PapSett
06-29-2005, 09:32 AM
Asta - Wirehaired Fox Terrier

Rufus - the Papillon from the Zyrtek allergy pills ad

cher3
06-29-2005, 09:53 AM
This would be going back a bit, but in the Thin Man novel, Asta was a schnauzer.

The Punkyova
06-29-2005, 10:43 AM
Wire hair terrier -- Skippy
<snip>

St. Bernard -- Neal from the TV series Topper (in a role played by Skippy, BTW). You have to love a dog who drank martinis.


You're saying that a wire hair terrier played a St. Bernard? Now that's acting!

The Punkyova
06-29-2005, 10:47 AM
Cairn- Toto

True, although my Cairn-owning friends tell me that Toto was an awful example. I don't know that modern Cairns look much like him.

On the other hand, I don't know that anyone other than an afficianado can tell various terriers apart anyway - Cairn, Scottie, Westie, Border - they basically look alike, except for coloring.

I'm going to go hide now.

The Punkyova
06-29-2005, 10:51 AM
The most famous Husky is probably Balto, the lead dog of a team that in 1925 carried diptheria serum from Anchorage, Alaska to Nome. The feat is memorialized in the annual Iditarod race.

Very true, but that doesn't help in visiually describing a husky. "You want to know what a husky looks like? Like Balto, the dog who got the serum from Anchorage to Nome." Doesn't really work.

The Punkyova
06-29-2005, 10:55 AM
Millie, GHW Bush's Springer Spaniel.

Nixon had an Irish Setter, King Timahoe (don't know if I spelled that right).

Tramp from "My Three Sons" was an Old English Sheepdog as was the dog in the Disney movie "The Shaggy Dog."

Nixon's better known dog was his Cocker Spaniel, Checkers.

And the Disney movie was "The Shaggy DA."

The Punkyova
06-29-2005, 11:01 AM
I think, and all I have to go on is from near constant reading of Dog Books from Doggie Shopping for the last two years, that these are two different breeds.



American Pit Bull Terrier (http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/americanpitbull.htm)


Staffordshire Terrier (http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/staffordshirebullterrier.htm) [size=1] I wants one....except for the rather strong prey drive.

There is no accepted breed known as a Pit Bull, with whatever modifiers you want to add. In general use, the term refers to any of the bully breeds who has been mistreated, tortured and tormented into becoming agressive and fighting (in a pit) for the "entertainment" of subhumanoid anthropods.

American Staffordshire Bull Terriers (or AmStaffs) are not the same as Staffordshire Bull Terriers, although they are related. I'm a bit fuzzy on the ins and outs of the various bully breeds, but they are generally affectionate and affable dogs. Staffordshire Bull Terriers are nicknamed "The Nanny Dog" because there is NO DOCUMENTED CASE of one ever biting a child, and they are incredibly gentle animals. Despite this, they are now illegal in Ontario, as well as various American cities/counties because it's easier to ban the dogs than hold their owners accountable.

I'll calm down now, and stop posting to this thread.

Corii
06-29-2005, 11:09 AM
In my mind, the most famous Samoyed I can think of is Spitz from <b>Call of the Wild</b>. Of course I mostly remembered him because I grew up with Samoyeds. :)

Cat Jones
06-29-2005, 11:16 AM
Well for thirty-somethings the Old English Shhepdog would have to be Digby (http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/220765.1020.A.jpg) or (for the Brits) the Dulux dog (http://www.dulux.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/DLXIE/Our_Brands/Images/wsdog2.gif) .

For the same generation - Golden Lab. & Staffordshire Bull Terrier it would have to be these fellas (http://www.disney-guide.com/vimages/incrediblejourney1.jpg)

Then of course kids in the UK had the pets on Blue Peter - Shep (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/bluepeter/pets/shep.shtml) the Border Collie and Goldie (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/bluepeter/pets/goldie.shtml) - no guesses for the breed. (Now tho', along with regional accents they have finally been allowed to have scruffier (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/bluepeter/pets/mabel.shtml) types.)

And as for famous Pekinese there were several appearances of one "Tricky Woo" in the TV series "All Creatures Great and Small".

AskNott
06-29-2005, 11:58 AM
President Lyndon Johnson had a pair of beagles named Him and Her. He had the unfortunate habit of lifting them by their ears.

President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara had a dog named Millie, who "wrote" a book about life in the White House. I'm not sure, but I think Millie was called a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel or something like that.

Has anyone mentioned Hank Hill's Bloodhound Lady Bird? (on King of the Hill) It's a cartoon, but she's drawn pretty accurately.

AskNott
06-29-2005, 12:04 PM
Nikita Kruschev gave a White Spitz puppy to JFK's daughter Caroline. Since WW I, we Yanks have called this breed American Eskimo. Nikita's gift is probably the reason many male Eskies are named Nicky.

Prancer
06-29-2005, 12:12 PM
Santa's Little Helper from The Simpsons is a greyhound. He looks realistic enough that I've had several people mention him when they see my grey.

BMax
06-29-2005, 12:23 PM
There is no accepted breed known as a Pit Bull, with whatever modifiers you want to add. In general use, the term refers to any of the bully breeds who has been mistreated, tortured and tormented into becoming agressive and fighting (in a pit) for the "entertainment" of subhumanoid anthropods.

American Staffordshire Bull Terriers (or AmStaffs) are not the same as Staffordshire Bull Terriers, although they are related. I'm a bit fuzzy on the ins and outs of the various bully breeds, but they are generally affectionate and affable dogs. Staffordshire Bull Terriers are nicknamed "The Nanny Dog" because there is NO DOCUMENTED CASE of one ever biting a child, and they are incredibly gentle animals. Despite this, they are now illegal in Ontario, as well as various American cities/counties because it's easier to ban the dogs than hold their owners accountable.

I'll calm down now, and stop posting to this thread.

No offense, buth that sounds like a lot of propaganda.

Although the American Kennel Club doesn't recognize the American Pit Bull Terrier, they do recognize the American Staffordshire Terrier.
The ADBA is a group that recognizes the APBT,
http://www.adba.cc/p_home.asp
asx is the UKC
http://www.ukcdogs.com/
My dog is a registered (pedigreed) stud with the ADBA. I bred him to a bitch who is registered with the AKC as an American Staffordshire Terrier and the ADBA and the UKC as an APBT. So all Am Staffs are pit bulls, but not all pit bulls are Am Staffs.

Yes, pit bulls have bitten children. So hav echows, chihuahas, poodles and German sherherds. This is aberrant behavior in any breed.

gaucho
06-29-2005, 12:26 PM
President Lyndon Johnson had a pair of beagles named Him and Her. He had the unfortunate habit of lifting them by their ears.

I thought those were Basset Hounds? If not, I think the Basset from "The Dukes Of Hazzard" is probably the pop-cultural archetype.

Caprese
06-29-2005, 12:31 PM
English Mastiff - "The Beast" from the movie Sandlot.
(not Bullmastiff)
Santa's Little Helper is a greyhound? But greyhounds are pretty tall...it always looked more like a Vizsla to me, but yes, as I recall, SLH does not have a docked tail.

tarragon918
06-29-2005, 12:48 PM
Yes another famous basset hound was Cleo from "People's Choise." I'm also in agreement with Rin Tin Tin as the famouse example of German Shepherd. There also was Roy Roger's shepherd, "Bullet" who is immortalized (i.e. stuffed & mounted), on display at the Roy Rogers ranch, I believe.

Oh yeah, three cheers for Asta, my favorite movie pooch - a -wire-hair fox terrier. :)

Prancer
06-29-2005, 12:53 PM
Homer got SLH from a race track. I don't remember the episode very well, so I suppose it's possible it was a whippet track, but it's just more likely a greyhound track.

StarvingButStrong
06-29-2005, 01:07 PM
German shorthair pointer -- Pearl the Wonder dog. She's heavily featured in the last six or so 'Spenser' novels. Which isn't visual, except that there's always a photo of Robert Parker with his real life GSP on the back of the dust cover.

Yorkshire terrier: the publisher on the old "Lou Grant" show had one, no idea of its name.

JThunder
06-29-2005, 03:35 PM
And the Disney movie was "The Shaggy DA."

Nope. That was the sequel to "The Shaggy Dog."

Scarlett67
06-29-2005, 04:03 PM
I'll submit "Winky" from Best in Show as the best-known example of a Norfolk terrier.

President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara had a dog named Millie, who "wrote" a book about life in the White House. I'm not sure, but I think Millie was called a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel or something like that.
No, the earlier poster had it right -- Millie was an English springer spaniel.

Scarlett, past and present owner of three fine specimens of this wonderful breed

pullin
06-29-2005, 04:03 PM
Border Collie - Rico (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rico_(Border_Collie)).

I have a Border Collie. They're so smart it's scary sometimes. (but mine doesn't come close to Rico).

Archergal
06-29-2005, 04:56 PM
There was an Australian Cattle Dog (don't know his name) in Mad Max and/or The Road Warrior.

The dog in "To Dance with the White Dog" was an Australian Shepherd.

parsnip
06-29-2005, 05:14 PM
Carl the Rottweiler

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0689807481/qid=1120084038/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/002-5874302-4444821

much better than Nana (whatever she was, English Sheepdog?) in Peter Pan

UncaStuart
06-29-2005, 06:26 PM
Yes another famous basset hound was Cleo from "People's Choice."
Cleo was what came to mind for me as well.

PapSett
06-29-2005, 07:32 PM
President Lyndon Johnson had a pair of beagles named Him and Her. He had the unfortunate habit of lifting them by their ears.

President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara had a dog named Millie, who "wrote" a book about life in the White House. I'm not sure, but I think Millie was called a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel or something like that.

Has anyone mentioned Hank Hill's Bloodhound Lady Bird? (on King of the Hill) It's a cartoon, but she's drawn pretty accurately.

Millie was an English Springer Spaniel ! :)

easy e
06-29-2005, 08:24 PM
In my mind, the most famous Samoyed I can think of is Spitz from <b>Call of the Wild</b>. Of course I mostly remembered him because I grew up with Samoyeds. :)

My mom had one in the 80s. I remember that the main bad guy in Innerspace (the movie with Martin Short, Dennis Quaid, and Meg Ryan in which Dennis Quaid gets shrunk really small and injected into Short) had a Samoyed. At one point the Samoyed eats a key piece of machinery and the owner gets really pissed off.

Blue Heeler/Australian Cattle Dog: Dog from The Road Warrior

Jeff Lichtman
06-29-2005, 08:54 PM
Very true, but that doesn't help in visiually describing a husky. "You want to know what a husky looks like? Like Balto, the dog who got the serum from Anchorage to Nome." Doesn't really work.

There is a statue of Balto in NYC's Central Park. Balto's body is preserved and on display at Cleveland's natural history museum. There was an animated movie about Balto a few years ago (it was awful, but at least the dog looked like a husky). PBS's Nature program did an episode on sled dogs that included a segment on Balto. So I'd say that many people know about Balto, and have some idea of what he looked like.

delphica
06-29-2005, 10:21 PM
Sandy, Little Orphan Annie's dog, is <i>sort of</i> an airedale. I'm pretty sure that Sandy is supposed to be a mutt with a strong airedale ancestry, but in most depictions of Sandy, the airedale idea is defintely coming through. I think the following conversation would be possible:

A: What kind of dog did you get?
B: An airedale.
A: What's that?
B: You know, like Sandy, from Little Orphan Annie.
A: Ah, gotcha.

At any rate, I can't think of another famous airedale. A google search reveals that Warren Harding had an airedale. I'm not even sure I could pick <i>Harding</i> out of a line up, much less his dog.

Khan
06-29-2005, 10:48 PM
Nonsense -- it's the Yale Bulldog that's representative of its breed.

Handsome Dan. Hell yeah.

Don't know if you would call him "famous" but Ein from the anime Cowboy Beebop is a perfect example of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

He was pretty painstakingly drawn, wasn't he?

Beagle: Porthos from Voyager.

Porthos was from Enterprise.

As for other dogs from Star Trek, I recall, Captain Janeway in Voyager had an Irish Setter that was due to have a litter sometime after they left on the mission that got them stuck in the Delta Quadrant. Earlier, Q turned Dr. Crusher into an Irish Setter for a moment while she was nagging him about something or other.

Seems that someone involved with Star Trek likes Irish Setters.

Anyway, you could also include Wishbone as a spokesdog for JRTs.

What kind of dog was Benji?

StarvingButStrong
06-29-2005, 11:00 PM
(Sorry about the Voyager/Enterprise mixup, I *knew* something about that sounded funny.)



The British "All Creatures" series -- Trickie Woo, I think, was a Pekingese.

Really old series: Sgt Preston <something> had a husky type dog. King, maybe?

What breed were the guide dogs on "Longstreet" and the recently cancelled "Blind Justice"? I want to say Labs, but I'm not sure.

Vision of Love
06-30-2005, 05:10 AM
When I think of bulldogs, I think of this: http://www.bigtruckdrivingjobs.com/trucking_pics/mack/mack_logo.jpg

Kat
06-30-2005, 11:12 PM
What kind of dog was Benji?

Benji's a mutt.

Benji More FAQs (http://www.benji.com/FAQ.htm)
The original Benji was a mixed breed, as is the new Benji. Huggable, floppy-eared mutts, we call them. Lots of folks have guessed about the components of the mix but nobody knows for sure because both were adopted from animal shelters. We feel certain that the current Benji has some spaniel in her because she lies with her back legs splayed out (like a bear rug) as many spaniels do. We know no more than that. We're just happy they came along.

Sarah Woodruff
07-01-2005, 02:19 AM
Millie was an English Springer Spaniel ! :)
The only issue upon which GWB and I would agree---would be that ESSs are gorgeous dogs. :D

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