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The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs  

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List Rules The 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
June Lockhart, Andy Clyde, Pamelyn Ferdin
Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie and her companions, both human and animal. The show was the creation of producer ...more
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Wishbone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
Amy Acker, Melissa Archer, Shelley Duvall
Wishbone is a half-hour children's television show that aired from 1995 to 1998 in the United States on PBS. The show's title character is a Jack Russell Terrier. Wishbone lives with his owner ...more
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Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
Betty White, Michael Rapaport, Tom Kenny
Pound Puppies is an American animated series that premiered on The Hub Network on October 10, 2010, in the United States. Pound Puppies also aired on YTV in Canada and on Boomerang in the UK and ...more
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Dogs with Jobs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
Dogs with Jobs
Dogs with Jobs (CBC, 2000) is a Canadian documentary television series. Each episode shows footage of dogs on the job, and also include stories of their rescue, training, and relationships with ...more
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Clifford The Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
Abigail Oliver
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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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! is the first incarnation of the long-running Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby-Doo. Created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, it premiered on CBS ...more
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Puppy Bowl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
Puppy Bowl Harry Kalas, Scott Graham, Dan Schachner
The Puppy Bowl is an annual television program on Animal Planet that mimics an American football bowl game similar to the Super Bowl, using puppies. Shown each year on Super Bowl Sunday, the ...more
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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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
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Inspector Rex is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
Tobias Moretti, Karl Markovics, Gedeon Burkhard
Kommissar Rex is a German-Austrian police procedural drama originally made in Austria and aired from 1994 to 2004. In 2008 the series was revived under Austrian-Italian production, and has since ...more
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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 name directed by Charles R. Rondeau. The series first aired from 1963 to 1965 in syndication, and ...more
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Clifford the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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
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Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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
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DogTown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
DogTown
DogTown is a National Geographic Channel series set at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, a 33,000-acre animal facility in southern Utah. It is a documentary-style program that profiles staff ...more
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Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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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The Huckleberry Hound Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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
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101 Dalmatians: The Series is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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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Greatest American Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
Laura Nativo, Victoria Stilwell, Laurie Williams
Greatest American Dog was an American reality television show on CBS. It debuted on July 10, 2008 and was hosted by Jarod Miller with judges Victoria Stilwell, Allan Reznik, and Wendy Diamond. ...more
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Davey and Goliath is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
Hal Smith, Dick Beals, Ginny Tyler
Davey and Goliath is an American clay-animated children's television series produced by the Lutheran Church in America and created by Art Clokey, Ruth Clokey, and Dick Sutcliffe. The show was ...more
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Dog Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
Cesar Millan
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (National Geographic, 2004) is a reality television series that featured dog trainer Cesar Millan's work with problem dogs. The show featured guests' problem ...more
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Hoze Houndz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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
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Paw Patrol is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
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
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The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Alan Young
The New Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show is the sixth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. It premiered on September 10, 1983, and ran for one season on ABC as a ...more
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Dog City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
Tabitha St. Germain, Kevin Clash, John Stocker
Dog City is a television series that was produced by Nelvana Limited and Jim Henson Productions and aired on FOX from September 26, 1992 to November 26, 1994 and in Canada on Teletoon until ...more
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Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
Tress MacNeille, Dean Jones, Kath Soucie
Beethoven is an animated sitcom, loosely based on the 1992 motion picture of the same name. The series was produced by Northern Lights Entertainment, Universal Animation Studios, and Universal ...more
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It's Bruno! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Dogs
Solvan Naim, ZsaZsa Gabone, Erinn Anova
It's Bruno! (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy television series. The show follows the story of a man (Solvan Naim) and his beloved dog, Bruno, as they stroll through the streets of Bushwick, ...more