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The 21 Greatest Dogs in Genre History [List]

I Am Legend (2007) Robert Neville (Will Smith) and Sam

Dogs are man's best friends, but they're also an alien's best friend and Superman's best friend.

Tens of thousands of years ago, men began domestication of the Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) and bred the domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris). Through selective breeding, the dog has developed into hundreds of various breeds and have been called "Man's Best Friend."

Some have given their lives, others have had robotic jaws and some are aliens.

Read on to find the list of the greatest dogs ever known to the genre of science fiction and comic books.

Which is the best?

Update: Added two more!


#21. "The Dog" from Red Dwarf (1988)




Breed: Canis Sapien


#20. "Dog" from Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)



Breed: Australian Cattle Dog


#19 Blood from A Boy and His Dog (1975)




Breed: Bearded Collie
 

#18. Astro from The Jetsons (1962)



Breed: Great Dane




#17. Porthos from Enterprise (2001)



Breed: Beagle



#16. Einstein from Back to the Future (1985)



Breed: Catalan sheepdog



#15. Frank the Pug in Men in Black (1997)


Breed: Pug



#14. Dynomutt from Dynomutt Dog Wonder (1977)


Breed:
Doberman Pinscher


#13. Muffit from Battlestar Galatica (1978)



Breed: Daggit (Robot)




#12. Seymour from Futurama (2002)


Breed: Border Terrier


#11. Max (Maxamillion) from Six Million Dollar Man (1977)



Breed: German Shepherd



#10. Ace the Bat-Hound from Batman Beyond (1999)


Breed: Great Dane


#9. "Canine HOMe Protection System" from C.H.O.M.P.S (1979)


Breed: Irish Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier



#8. K9 from Doctor Who (1977)



Breed: Robot


#7. Queequeg from The X-Files (1993)


Breed: Pomeranian


#6. Shelby "Krypto" from Smallville (2005)


Breed: Golden Labrador Retriever



#5. Cerberus from Clash of the Titans (1981)


Breed: Three-headed dog



#4. Ein from Cowboy Bebop (1998)


Breed: Pembroke Welsh Corgi


#3. Boomer from Independence Day (1996)


Breed: Labrador Retriever



#2. Samantha "Sam" from I Am Legend (2007)



Breed: German Shepard


#1. Unnamed Dog from The Beastmaster (1982)


Breed: Alaskan Malamute Spitz

Which is your favorite? Do you have a favorite dog from a science-fiction or superhero show?

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16 comments:

  1. Alex J. CavanaughMay 29, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    And God only knows where Porthos is now!
    Big Blue was the episode where Queequeg was eaten.

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  2. What, no bulldogs on the list? For shame!

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  3. Old Yeller... as I cry.

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  4. Great list. I forgot about The Beastmaster dog. I can say my favorite dog from science-fiction is K9 with Muffit a close second.

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  5. Great list. I forgot about The Beastmaster dog. I can say my favorite dog from science-fiction is K9 with Muffit a close second.

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  6. Great list. I forgot about The Beastmaster dog. I can say my favorite dog from science-fiction is K9 with Muffit a close second.

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  7. Santa's Little Helper?

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  8. Van Wilder's Dog?

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  9. This list needs "Dog", the blue heeler from Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior)

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  10. I had a dog named Dog as a kid. My dad named it after John Wayne's dog in the 1971 movie Big Jake. I never thought of Mel Gibson's dog in Mad Max 2. I could have been a lot more cooler if I had.

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  11. What about the dog in that gut wrenching Japanese story?

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  12. The post says Maxamillion was on the Six Million Dollar Man, but he was actually on The Bionic Woman. In the pic, he just rescued a little girl who accidentally knocked the VW out of gear.

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  13. The dog they call a Labrador Retriever is actually a Golden Retriever, and the Alaskan Malamute is some kind of Spitz type but definitely not an Alaskan Malamute. Face shape, ear shape, eye shape, color and body build are all different from a Malamute which is one of the most beautiful dogs and often mistaken for wolf dogs (or used to be anyway).

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  14. I'm not a dog expert by any means so thanks for the trained eye! I updated the post.

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  15. The dog from "Beastmaster" is actually a White German Shepherd.

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