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The Best Dog Cartoons 

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Updated December 6, 2019 490 votes 53 voters 4.2k views 42 items

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.

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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

Premiered: 1969

Number of Seasons: 23

Number of Episodes: 350

Network: USA Network, Boomerang, American Broadcasting Company, Television syndication, The WB Television Network, + more

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
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What's New, Scooby-Doo? ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 42

Network: Kids' WB, The WB Television Network, Teletoon, Cartoon Network, CBBC, + more

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
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Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 145

Network: Nickelodeon

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
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Courage the Cowardly Dog... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Thea White, Marty Grabstein, Simon Prebble

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 52

Network: Cartoon Network

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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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 125

Network: Cartoon Network

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
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CatDog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 68

Network: Nickelodeon

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
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Clifford the Big Red Dog... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
John Ritter, Grey DeLisle, Cree Summer

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: Tiny Pop, PBS Kids, BBC One, Qubo, PBS Kids Sprout

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
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Krypto the Superdog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Krypto the Superdog Will Friedle, Tabitha St. Germain, Scott McNeil

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 78

Network: Kids' WB, Cartoon Network, CBBC

Krypto the Superdog is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation, based on the DC Comics character Krypto. The show premiered on Cartoon Network on March 25, ...more
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All Dogs Go to Heaven: T... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Dom DeLuise, Steven Weber, Sheena Easton

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 40

Network: ABC Family

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
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101 Dalmatians: The Seri... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Kath Soucie, Tara Strong, Jeff Bennett

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: Toon Disney

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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The Huckleberry Hound Sh... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Daws Butler, Don Messick, Doug Young

Premiered: 1958

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 69

Network: CBS

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
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Augie Doggie and Doggie ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Daws Butler, Doug Young

Premiered: 1959

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 45

Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy are Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters who debuted on The Quick Draw McGraw Show and appeared in their own segment of that show.
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Droopy, Master Detective... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Droopy, Master Detective Charles Adler, William Callaway, Teresa Ganzel

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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
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Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Brian Drummond

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 40

Network: Public Broadcasting Service, PBS Kids, CBBC, RTP 2, Discovery Kids, + more

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
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Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charles Adler

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 52

Network: Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network

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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Kipper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Martin Clunes, Chris Lang

Premiered: 1998

Network: Nickelodeon, ITV, Nick Jr.

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
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Dogtanian and the Three ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds Cam Clarke, Eddie Frierson, Dave Mallow

Premiered: 1981

Number of Episodes: 26

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds is a Japanese-Spanish cartoon adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas story of d'Artagnan and The Three Musketeers. Most of the characters are ...more
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The Ren & Stimpy Sho... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet

Premiered: 1991

Number of Seasons: 5

Network: Nickelodeon

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
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Brandy & Mr. Whisker... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Charles Adler, Kaley Cuoco, Tom Kenny

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 39

Network: Disney Channel

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
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2 Stupid Dogs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Brad Garrett, Mark Schiff, Jess Harnell

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 36

Network: TBS, Fox Kids, Fox Broadcasting Company

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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Blue's Clues & You! ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Jaiden Cannatelli, Shakira, Joshua Dela Cruz

Premiered: 2019

Network: Nickelodeon

Blue's Clues & You! (Nickelodeon, 2019) is a Canadian and American live-action and animated educational children's television series, based on the '90s show, Blue's Clues. The show follows ...more
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Clifford The Big Red Dog... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Abigail Oliver

Premiered: 2019

Network: PBS Kids

Clifford The Big Red Dog (PBS Kids, 2019) is an American animated television series based on Norman Bridwell's children's book series of the same name and a reboot of the 2003 PBS Kids ...more
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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Jim Conroy

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 100

Network: Public Broadcasting Service, PBS Kids

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
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Dynomutt, Dog Wonder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
Gary Owens, Frank Welker, Henry Corden

Premiered: 1976

Number of Episodes: 20

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Dynomutt, Dog Wonder is an American animated television series produced for Saturday mornings by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The show centers on a Batman-esque super hero, the Blue Falcon, and ...more
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The Ruff & Reddy Sho... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dog Cartoons
The Ruff & Reddy Show Don Messick, Daws Butler, Jimmy Blaine

Premiered: 1957

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 156

Network: NBC

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