The Most Adorable Dog Stars In Movie And TV History!

Man’s best friend is also man’s best co-star. There have been so many movies starring dogs! These films highlight everything we love the most about those animals - their loyalty, their compassion, their love of causing mischief, and their ability to touch the human heart. Oh, and sometimes the doggie actors have fascinating stories as well. Let’s take a look at all the best puppers from the world of Hollywood. But don’t worry – your dog is the best dog, as well.

Toto — The Wizard of Oz

Little Toto is one of the most famous movie dogs of all time. He accompanies Dorothy all the way from the monochrome Kansas to the colorful world of Oz, and almost causes her to remain in Oz forever after jumping out of the Wizard’s balloon at the wrong moment.

The dog that played Toto was a female terrier named Terry, and she was actually paid more for appearing in the film than some of the human Munchkin actors were. She died in 1945 and there’s a memorial for her at the L.A. Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Charlie — All Dogs Go To Heaven

All Dogs Go To Heaven is a film for the whole family, but its dark themes may put some parents off showing it to their children. It’s all about a dog called Charlie B. Barkin, and the redemption he finds.

Charlie is a very bad dog right up until he meets Anne-Marie, played by child actor Judith Barsi, and he sacrifices himself to save her life. It’s all okay, though, because he gets to go to heaven and live on as a ghost!

Beethoven — Beethoven

No, not the composer, the dog. Beethoven was an adorable St. Bernard, but his film didn’t exactly meet with critical success. It has a low score on RottenTomatoes, a mere 29 percent. And yet, audiences were keen to get more of Beethoven.

In the end there were eight films about the pooch! Having said that, only two feature the original Beethoven, a very talented dog named Chris. All in all, Beethoven is still one of the most famous movie dogs ever.

Bruiser — Legally Blonde

Who would have thought a cute, bubbly blonde like Elle Woods would own a dog named Bruiser? Bruiser doesn’t live up to his name, though. He’s a cute little Chihuahua who spent all his time being carried or pampered by Elle.

Bruiser was played by a dog named Moonie, and he sadly passed away in 2016. Reese Witherspoon paid tribute to him in a tweet, writing, “He was a sweet Chihuahua who was very loved. I will never forget all the days we spent together.”