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The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs

Updated September 24, 2020 591 votes 79 voters 7.4k views38 items

List RulesThe best shows about, or starring, dogs, either live action or animated.

In this modern age of television, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the number of anti-heroes, A-listers, and auteur-driven stories on our screens. Although Netflix may pump all of its money into glossy dramas that blow our minds, sometimes all our minds want is to turn off and watch something fun and simple. And what's more fun and simple in this world than TV shows about dogs?

Whether you have a dog, want a dog, or just like looking at dogs on television, it's undeniable that sometimes the best medicine for a rough - or "ruff" - day is a great show about good dogs. Dog TV shows are almost always like the dogs they portray; silly, cute, easy to get along with and available in a bunch of different styles to suit your needs. From reality TV shows about dogs some of the best cartoon dogs on television, there's a dog show for everyone. The next time you've had enough prestige TV and simply want to watch one of the best shows about dogs, check out this list.  

Vote up the best show about dogs and add any good boys we missed.

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    Lassie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Lassie

    June Lockhart, Andy Clyde

    Premiered1954

    Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie... more on Wikipedia
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    Wishbone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Wishbone

    Amy Acker, Melissa Archer

    Premiered1995

    Wishbone is a half-hour children's television show that aired from 1995 to 1998 in the United... more on Wikipedia
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    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

    Don Messick, Casey Kasem

    Premiered1969

    Scooby Doo, Where Are You! is the first incarnation of the long-running Hanna-Barbera Saturday... more on Wikipedia
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    Clifford The Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Premiered2019

    Clifford The Big Red Dog (PBS Kids, 2019) is an American animated television series based on... more on Wikipedia
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    Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Scooby-Doo

    Casey Kasem, Don Messick

    Premiered1969

    Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising several animated television... more on Wikipedia
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    Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Pound Puppies

    Betty White, Michael Rapaport

    Premiered2010

    Pound Puppies is an American animated series that premiered on The Hub Network on October 10,... more on Wikipedia
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    Puppy Bowl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Puppy Bowl

    Harry Kalas, Scott Graham

    Premiered2005

    The Puppy Bowl is an annual television program on Animal Planet that mimics an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Clifford the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Clifford the Big Red Dog

    John Ritter, Grey DeLisle

    Premiered2000

    Clifford the Big Red Dog is an American-British animated children's television series, based... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    101 Dalmatians: The Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    101 Dalmatians: The Series

    Kath Soucie, Tara Strong

    Premiered1997

    101 Dalmatians: The Series is an animated television series produced by Disney Television... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Littlest Hobo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
    The Littlest Hobo is a Canadian television series based upon a 1958 American film of the same... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Courage the Cowardly Dog

    Thea White, Marty Grabstein

    Premiered1999

    Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Blue's Clues

    Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson

    Premiered1996

    Blue's Clues is an American children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon.... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Dogs with Jobs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Dogs with Jobs

    Dogs with Jobs (CBC, 2000) is a Canadian documentary television series. Each episode shows... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Inspector Rex is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Inspector Rex

    Tobias Moretti, Karl Markovics

    Premiered1994

    Kommissar Rex is a German-Austrian police procedural drama originally made in Austria and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    DogTown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    DogTown

    DogTown is a National Geographic Channel series set at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, a... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    The Huckleberry Hound Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    The Huckleberry Hound Show

    Daws Butler, Don Messick

    Premiered1958

    The Huckleberry Hound Show is a 1958 syndicated animated series and the second from... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Davey and Goliath is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Davey and Goliath

    Hal Smith, Dick Beals

    Premiered1960

    Davey and Goliath is an American clay-animated children's television series produced by the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Dog Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Dog Whisperer

    Cesar Millan

    Premiered2004

    Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (National Geographic, 2004) is a reality television series... more on Wikipedia
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    America's Top Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    America's Top Dog

    Officer Bowie, Robert Schwarting

    Premiered2020

    America's Top Dog (A&E, 2020) is an American competitive reality television series. Top K9... more on Wikipedia
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    Blue's Clues & You! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Blue's Clues & You!

    Jaiden Cannatelli, Shakira

    Premiered2019

    Blue's Clues & You! (Nickelodeon, 2019) is a Canadian and American live-action and animated... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    The Healing Powers of Dude is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    The Healing Powers of Dude

    Raylene Harewood, Jace Chapman

    Premiered2020

    The Healing Powers of Dude (Netflix, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by... more on Wikipedia
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    It's A Dog's Life is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    It's A Dog's Life

    Bill Farmer, Andy Sandoval

    Premiered2020

    It's A Dog's Life (Disney+, 2020) is a documentary television series hosted by Bill Farmer,... more on Wikipedia
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    CatDog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    CatDog

    Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny
    CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The... more on Wikipedia
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    Greatest American Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Greatest American Dog

    Laura Nativo, Victoria Stilwell

    Premiered2008

    Greatest American Dog was an American reality television show on CBS. It debuted on July 10,... more on Wikipedia
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    Barkitecture is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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    Barkitecture

    Tyler Cameron, Delia Kenza

    Premiered2020

    Barkitecture (Quibi, 2020) is a reality documentary television series hosted by Tyler Cameron... more on Wikipedia
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