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The Best Dog Cartoons  

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List Rules Vote up the cartoons that primarily feature dogs.

Since the beginning of animation, the best cartoons have been filled with animals rather than humans. It's no wonder that dogs, faithful companions, have become favorites in animated series. Dog cartoons and animated series starring dogs are some of the most prolific animated animal shows. Whether they're funny, educational, cute, crude, sarcastic, or smart, the animated animals of our favorite childhood - and adulthood - TV shows will always hold a special place in our hearts.

The series on this list, all of which feature dogs of one breed or another as the star, were with us during our Saturday mornings in front of the TV and our after-school homework procrastination sessions. So let's rank the top dog cartoons that kept us all company from best to worst.

list ordered by
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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North
Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising several animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day. The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was ...more
2
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is the ninth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon franchise Scooby-Doo. A revival of the original Scooby-Doo, Where are You! series after a ...more
3
Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory
Blue's Clues is an American children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon. Producers Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development ...more
4
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Thea White, Marty Grabstein, Simon Prebble
Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network, and the ninth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows ...more
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101 Dalmatians: The Series is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Kath Soucie, Tara Strong, Jeff Bennett
101 Dalmatians: The Series is an animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation in association with Jumbo Pictures based on the 1961 Disney animated feature of the same name ...more
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CatDog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui
CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog. ...more
7
Clifford the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
John Ritter, Grey DeLisle, Cree Summer
Clifford the Big Red Dog is an American-British animated children's television series, based upon Norman Bridwell's famous children's book series of the same name. Produced by Scholastic ...more
8
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny
Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive ...more
9
Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charles Adler
Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby ...more
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The Huckleberry Hound Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Daws Butler, Don Messick, Doug Young
The Huckleberry Hound Show is a 1958 syndicated animated series and the second from Hanna-Barbera following The Ruff & Reddy Show, sponsored by Kellogg's. Three segments were included in the ...more
11
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet
The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series, created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi. The show premiered on August 11, ...more
12
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Jim Conroy
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, sometimes shortened as Fetch!, is a children's television series on PBS during the PBS Kids Go! block of educational programming. It is a reality-game show that is ...more
13
T.U.F.F. Puppy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Grey DeLisle, Rob Paulsen, Jeff Bennett
T.U.F.F. Puppy is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It premiered on October 2, 2010, on Nickelodeon along with Planet Sheen and ended on April 4, ...more
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Kipper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Martin Clunes, Chris Lang
Kipper (ITV, 1997) is a British animated children's television series based on the characters from Mick Inkpen's Kipper the Dog book series. The series follows Kipper the Dog as he goes on many ...more
15
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Brian Drummond
Martha Speaks is a American-Canadian animated children's television series based on the 1992 children's book of the same name by Susan Meddaugh, about a talking dog named Martha, who is owned by ...more
16
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Ser... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Dom DeLuise, Steven Weber, Sheena Easton
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series is an animated television series which aired from 1996 to 1998 in syndication and on the Fox Family Channel from 1998 to 1999, with 40 half-hour episodes ...more
17
The Ruff & Reddy Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Don Messick, Daws Butler, Jimmy Blaine
The Ruff and Reddy Show is an American animated television series created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for NBC. The series follows the adventures of Ruff, a smart and steadfast cat, and ...more
18
2 Stupid Dogs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Brad Garrett, Mark Schiff, Jess Harnell
2 Stupid Dogs is an American animated television series, created and designed by Donovan Cook and produced by Hanna-Barbera, that originally ran from September 5, 1993, to May 15, 1995, on both ...more
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Droopy, Master Detective is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Charles Adler, William Callaway, Teresa Ganzel
Droopy, Master Detective is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera in association with Turner Entertainment. The show is a spin-off from Tom & Jerry Kids and was ...more
20
Brandy & Mr. Whiskers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Charles Adler, Kaley Cuoco, Tom Kenny
Brandy & Mr. Whiskers is an American animated television series about a pampered yet spunky dog and a hyperactive rabbit who get stuck in the Amazon Rainforest together. The show originally ...more
21
Hong Kong Phooey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross, Don Messick
Hong Kong Phooey is a 16-episode Hanna-Barbera animated series that first aired on ABC Saturday morning from September 7, 1974 to December 21, 1974. It was a parody of kung fu shows and movies ...more
22
Underdog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
George S. Irving, Wally Cox, Allen Swift
Underdog is an American animated television series that debuted October 3, 1964, on the NBC network under the primary sponsorship of General Mills and continued in syndication until 1973, for a ...more
23
Hoze Houndz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Hoze Houndz is a Canadian animated television program which originally aired on The Family Channel from 1999. It features six dalmatian dogs who work as firefighters in the fictional town of ...more
24
Paw Patrol is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Kallan Holley, Devan Cohen, Alex Thorne
PAW Patrol is a Canadian/American animated television preschool series that was created by Keith Chapman. The series first aired on August 12, 2013, on Nickelodeon in the United States and in ...more
25
Deputy Dawg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Deputy Dawg is a Terrytoons cartoon character featured on the animated television series of the same name.