Top 5 Most Famous Dogs in Literature

Top 5 Most Famous Dogs in Literature

Dogs are a vital part of our lives, which is why they frequently have a significant role in literature. That's why, on this National Pet Day, we'll explore some of literature's most cherished dogs.

How many of these can you guess?

Lassie is widely regarded as the most famous canine movie star. Her journey began with the 1940 novel "Lassie Come-Home," where the beloved Collie embarks on a grand adventure to find her way back to the little boy she adores. This heartwarming tale resonated with countless people, leading to the immense success of its film adaptation.

"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," a beloved children's book, owes much of its charm to Dorothy's trusted companion, Toto the Cairn Terrier. Although Toto didn't speak in the initial book, it's revealed in the sequel that he made a choice not to. We like to imagine that maybe Toto just hadn't gotten his hands on the PawkieTalkie Talking Buttons Set yet in the first book!

Clifford, the gentle giant, made his debut in 1963 and remains a favorite character to this day. Starting as a small red puppy, Clifford's size grows according to the love he receives. In just one night with his new best friend Emily, Clifford grows to enormous proportions. It's a heartwarming tale of the bond between Emily and her furry friend!

In the well-known story "Peter Pan," the Newfoundland dog named Nana takes care of the Darling family children. Who needs a human nanny when you could have Nana looking after you?

Hagrid's dog Fang may be large, but he's afraid of nearly everything. Yet, despite his fears, Fang remains loyal, accompanying and safeguarding the students on their dangerous adventures—a man’s best friend indeed! 

What unites our beloved literary dogs? Their deep bond with their human partners!

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