Articles About Famous Dogs

Pal the Wonder Dog - Our GangOur Gang, The Little Rascals and Petey the Pit Bull

Pete the Pup, also known as Petey, was the canine role of the hugely successful American comedy short film series Our Gang, later known in television syndication as The Little Rascals. There were actually multiple Peteys, but the first two dogs who played the role are the best remembered in the Hal Roach Studio series from 1927 until 1938 (Our Gang actually started in 1922, but didn’t include a dog until 1927) …more

Lassie Come Home - Pal

Lassie – A Rough Collie Named Pal

Lassie is a fictional canine created by English author Eric Mowbray Knight (1897-1943) in 1938 for a short story in The Saturday Evening Post titled Lassie Come-Home that was expanded and published as a full-length novel in 1940. Knight wrote the short story and novel on his farm in Pennsylvania …more


The Molossus

The Molossus – The Dog That Conquered The World

“Cry ‘Havoc!,’ and let slip the dogs of war,” said Marc Antony in William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. During the era of Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire, those dogs of war were the Molossus. The Molossus (Greek: Μολοσσὸς) was a fearless and ferocious breed named after the grandson of Achilles, Molossus, who founded the Molossians, an ancient Greek tribe in Epirus, located in what are now parts of northwest Greece, Macedonia, Albania, and Montenegro. …more


Rin Tin Tin -1929

Rin Tin Tin – German Shepherd Superstar

Rin Tin Tin was a male German Shepherd rescued during World War One that appeared in more than 25 Hollywood movies and became an international sensation.Following the Battle of Saint-Mihiel in north-eastern France, Corporal Lee Duncan, an aerial gunner of the U.S. Army Air Service, was sent on September 15, 1918, to the small French village of Flirey to survey it as a flying field for the 135th Aero Squadron. Duncan stumbled across a bombed-out kennel that bred German Shepherd dogs for the Imperial German Army …more