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Old 06-28-2005, 05:45 PM
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Most famous example of each dog breed


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
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:47 PM
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German Shephard - Rin Tin Tin?
Beagle - Snoopy
Jack Russell Terrier - Eddie (from Frasier)
Chihuahua - Taco Bell dog
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Beagle - Snoopy
Doesn't fit the OP's conditions: Snoopy doesn't look anything like a real beagle.
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:51 PM
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Yes, Scooby Doo was supposed to be a Great Dame.
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:52 PM
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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...
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:55 PM
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Doesn't fit the OP's conditions: Snoopy doesn't look anything like a real beagle.
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:57 PM
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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.
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:58 PM
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Bulldog - University of Georgia's UGA series of mascots
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:19 PM
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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 dogs.
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:30 PM
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Brussels Griffon - Verdell, from "As Good As It Goets"

Bull Terrier - Spuds McKenzie

Greyhound - Mick the Miller
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Dogue de Bordeaux - "Hooch" from Turner and Hooch
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:50 PM
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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)
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Basset Hound

1. Flash from Dukes of Hazzard
2. The Hush-Puppies dog
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Old 06-28-2005, 08:42 PM
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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.
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Dogue de Bordeaux - "Hooch" from Turner and Hooch
AKA the breed of dog the NEVER stops drooling. Ew.
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:24 PM
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Neopolitan Mastiff - Fang from the Harry Potter movies
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:33 PM
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:41 PM
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Bloodhound - Duke from the Beverly Hillbillies
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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.
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Golden Retreiver - Buddy the basketball playing dog in Air Bud
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Golden Retreiver - Buddy the basketball playing dog in Air Bud
D'oh! How did I miss The Hook's post?
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Cocker spaniel - "Lady" from Lady and the Tramp.
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Old 06-28-2005, 10:19 PM
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Neopolitan Mastiff - Fang from the Harry Potter movies
Well, with one head, anyway.
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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.
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Old 06-28-2005, 10:49 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 06-29-2005, 12:01 AM
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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.
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Old 06-29-2005, 12:04 AM
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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.
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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.
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Basset hound: ??? Don't remember the name, but Colombo had one in several episodes.
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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.
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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
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Pit bull: variable. Basically it's whichever one most recently ate a child.
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Nimrod, from the movie version of Tarka the Otter, is probably the only time many people have seen an Otterhound.

I want one. Such a lovely ugly dog.

Rufus, I think is the most famous example of the Brittany.

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.
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German Shephard - Rin Tin Tin?
Or London, the dog from the Littlest Hobo
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Akita -- The "OJ Dog" who someone heard release a plaintive wail.
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St. Bernard – Neal from the TV series Topper
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Maybe for older folks, but these days, it's probably Beethoven.
Uhh...excuse me, what part of Cujo do you two not understand?
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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.
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briard - Buck the dog from Married with Children
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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."
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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)?
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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.
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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...
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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.


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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


Staffordshire Terrier [size=1] I wants one....except for the rather strong prey drive.
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Nimrod, from the movie version of Tarka the Otter, is probably the only time many people have seen an Otterhound.

I want one. Such a lovely ugly dog.

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 (?)
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In Good Boy there is a Border Terrier whose name escapes me.
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Pug was in Men in Black.
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Asta - Wirehaired Fox Terrier

Rufus - the Papillon from the Zyrtek allergy pills ad
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This would be going back a bit, but in the Thin Man novel, Asta was a schnauzer.
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Wire hair terrier -- Skippy
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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!
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