Who are the most famous dogs in history? Believe it or not, dogs can do more than laze about your house. Over the years, some dogs have become famous for heroic deeds, such as serving in the military, or bringing medicine in harsh weather conditions. Dogs have also acted in huge blockbuster movies, where they saved kids from kidnappers or leapt into burning buildings to find people trapped inside. Of course, not all famous dogs are real, but mere figments of someone’s imagination. Nevertheless, they still bring smiles to our faces. Whatever the case may be, some dogs have reached an incredible level of fame that some people could only dream of. Here are 25 Most Famous Dogs in History.
Astro the Space Dog
Any Jetsons fans here? How could we create a list of famous dogs and not put the beloved space canine? Astro the space dog was the lovable dog of The Jetson Family. The popular cartoon ran for 21 years.
Trakr the 911 Dog
Ask anyone and they can probably tell you where they were during 9/11. Trakr, along with his owner James Symington, a police officer from Canada, helped find missing people during the attacks. Sadly, Trakr died from smoke inhalation during his service. Before 9/11, Trakr worked as a typical police dog, finding contraband and chasing bad guys.
Mille the springer spaniel was the pet of late president George. H.W.Bush and his wife Barbara. She was also the mother of George W. Bush’s pet dog Spot. Here is another interesting fact: Millie wrote a kids book, called “Millie’s Book: As Edited by Barbara Bush, which was on The New York Times Best Seller in 1992.
A Siberian husky from Alaska who worked with a dog team that brought supplies to miners, Balto was actually considered to be the weakest among the other dogs, but as they say, don’t judge a book by its cover. In 1925, an huge epidemic spread through the town, making everybody very sick. Balto, with his team of sled dogs, braved the harsh weather conditions to get medicine to the sick.
Smoky the Yorkshire
When you think of war dogs, a Yorkshire terrier may not be the first dog that comes to mind. She was first found in a foxhole during WWII and then trained by Cpl. Billy Wynne to help out during the war. She is considered the first therapy dog.